ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for
Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has compiled the results of nearly 600 U.S.
industry executives who participated in the 2005 NCMS Nanomanufacturing
Industry Survey -- the largest cross-industry survey of nanotechnology
commercialization trends and concerns, sponsored by the National Science
This project has yielded compelling insights into how U.S. corporations
and research organizations perceive the future of the nanotechnology market.
It also addresses the strategic issues related to the commercialization of
nanotechnology. The survey abstract is available at: http://www.ncms.org or
"The survey of manufacturing industry units shows the increased
significance of nanotechnology to both traditional and emerging fields in the
last five years. In 2000, one could identify only a handful of companies with
nanotechnology programs. In 2005, 18% of the surveyed industries are already
marketing products incorporating nanotechnology, about 80% expect to
commercialize nano-products by 2010, and almost all those surveyed expressed
confidence that their organizations will be involved with nanotechnology in
the long run after 2010. Such expansion of industrial relevance of
nanotechnology has been a goal of the National Nanotechnology Initiative
(NNI)," said Dr. M.C. Roco, key architect of the NNI, and Senior Advisor for
Nanotechnology at NSF. "The executives showed close consensus on the barriers
the industry faces," said NCMS Principal Investigator, Dr. Manish Mehta.
This survey report has value to many different groups. Commercial
organizations can use this report to benchmark their organization and learn
from those in other industry segments. The investment community and service
providers now have a better profile of the growth trends as well as the
maturing and emergent nanotechnology markets. Trade organizations, State,
Federal and regional entities can benchmark across regions and incorporate the
information in planning policy and public investments to promote the industry
and improve the nation's competitiveness in this high-stakes field.
NCMS is the largest cross-industry collaborative R&D consortium in North
America, and is the only consortial effort in the U.S. devoted exclusively to
manufacturing technologies, processes and practices. NCMS has 20 years of
experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner
collaborative programs, and is backed by corporate members representing
virtually every sector of the manufacturing community.
For more information contact Dr. Manish Mehta, at (734) 995-4938,
firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit http://www.ncms.org.
SOURCE National Center for Manufacturing Sciences