Research and Markets: Nanotechnology in North America 2004 - News Item

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Nanotechnology in North America 2004 to their offering.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative was unveiled by President Clinton in a speech that he gave on science and technology policy in January 2000. In its 2001 budget submission to Congress, the Clinton administration raised nanotechnology to the level of a federal initiative. The National Nanotechnology Initiative is built around five funding themes distributed among the agencies currently funding nanoscale science and technology research and funding has Institute of Nanotechnology January 2004 increased year-by-year to over $800million in 2004.

As well as federal funding, the individual states are also dedicating considerable funds to nanotechnology and there are over 250 companies in the US heavily involved in nanoscale R&D. There is also a significant nanotechnology effort underway in Canada, though no National Initiative. There is strong support for R&D and a commitment from the various provincial governments. As well as the National Institute for Nanotechnology there is also Nano-Quebec: a nanotechnology initiative of the government of Quebec, a nanotechnology laboratory within the Quebec National Institute for Scientific Research, and Nano Innovation Platform under the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSWRC). Canada's core nanotechnology research is in the laboratories of the National Research Council and the major Canadian research universities.

This report gives a comprehensive overview of nanotechnology activity in North America. The report includes all major initiatives, government bodies, programmes, research institutes, universities, networks and companies, with contact details. Over 290 companies are profiled.

Posted 22nd April 2004

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