Research and Markets: Review the Research, Applications and Markets in Nanotechnology in the UK 2005

    DUBLIN, Ireland, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
 (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c18428) has announced the addition
 of Research, Applications and Markets in Nanotechnology in the UK 2005 to
 their offering.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040820/RESEARCH )
     The UK possesses a vibrant nanotechnology scene. The UK Government's
 National Micro and Nanotechnology(MNT) Initiative is now almost two years old
 and new nanoscience and nanotechnology centres have been launched at a large
 number of UK universities. Products are also coming on to the market from UK
 companies. However, much work still needs to be done, especially linking big
 industry with the UK's dynamic research base. This report should act as the
 starting point for all companies working in and interested in nanotechnology
 in the UK.
 
      1. Few industries...
      ... will not be affected by the influence of nanotechnology. It is about
      new ways of making things. It promises more for less: smaller, cheaper,
      lighter and faster devices with greater functionality, using less raw
      material and consuming less energy. Faster computers, biocompatible
      materials, surface coatings, catalysts, sensors, telecommunications,
      magnetic materials and devices, are just some examples of where
      nanotechnology has been embraced.
 
      2. Nanotechnology...
      ... is expected to revitalize the traditional industries, creating new
      revenues and new markets. Nanotechnology requires integration of a
      variety of disciplines such as: chemistry, physics, mechanics, materials,
      electronic and measurement technologies. In terms of applications, the
      near term impact is expected to be in traditional industries. In the long
      run, the major impact will come from the forefront nanotechnologies,
      which will enable orders of magnitude breakthroughs in the performance of
      products.
 
      3. The UK...
      ... possesses a vibrant nanotechnology scene. The UK Government's
      National Micro and Nanotechnology(MNT) Initiative is now almost two years
      old and new nanoscience and nanotechnology centres have been launched at
      a large number of UK universities. Products are also coming on to the
      market from UK companies. However, much work still needs to be done,
      especially linking big industry with the UK's dynamic research base. This
      report should act as the starting point for all companies working in and
      interested in nanotechnology in the UK.
 
      4. We...
      ... are uniquely placed to assess and analyze the nanotechnology scene in
      the UK: through its nanomicroclub we are bridging the gap between
      academia, SMEs and big industry; through its advisory board and
      professional membership we have wide links to universities in the UK;
      through its technology scouting operations and corporate membership, we
      have in-depth and first-hand experience of the needs of big industry in
      the UK; through its work for the UK Government on projects such as
      'Mapping the UK Nanolandscape' and the 'Taylor Report' we have unparalled
      access to UK nanotechnology policy; and through its industry roadmapping
      exercises it has a clear vision of where nanotechnology can take
      industry.
 
      5. For the first time...
      ... comes a report covering ALL nanotechnology activity in the UK, from
      large industry needs to basic R&D. "Research, Applications and Markets in
      Nanotechnology in the UK 2005" includes:
 
 
     Introduction
      A comprehensive introduction to nanotechnology and nanomaterials.
 
     Commercial Applications in Nanotechnology
      Current commercial applications in nanotechnology in the UK.
 
     Nanotechnology and Industry
      Applications of nanotechnology in industry in the UK.
 
     UK Government Policy Supporting Nanotechnology
      How and where the UK government is promoting and supporting
      nanotechnology.
      Academic and other Institutions in the UK
      A complete list of all institutions by region. Provides details of all
      nanotechnology-related activity within each institution, with contact
      details, links to industry and spin-outs.
 
     Commercial Activity in Nanotechnology in the UK
      All companies in the UK involved in nanotechnology, with details of their
      area of focus, specifically in nanotechnology and full contact details.
 
     Glossary
      A detailed glossary and list of acronyms that covers nanotechnology terms
      and also industry-related terminology and organizations.
 
     Who should buy the report...
 
     - Government bodies in the UK and worldwide,
     - Most if not all large industries seeking to identify opportunities in
       nanotechnology,
     - SMEs seeking funding and partnership opportunities,
     - Universities seeking commercial opportunities and benchmarking analysis,
     - Previous purchasers of our reports on the UK,
     - Technology consultants and analysts.
 
     The contents of this report are as follows:
 
      Preface 3
      Contents 4
      1 Introduction 16
      2 Commercial Applications In Nanotechnology 21
      3 Nanotechnology And Industry In The UK 24
      4 Government Policy And Initiatives 39
      5 Nanotechnology In England 48
      6 Nanotechnology In Scotland 135
      7 Nanotechnology In Wales 156
      8 Nanotechnology In Northern Ireland 163
      9 Company Activity In Nanotechnology In The UK 169
      Glossary 235
 
  For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c18428
 
      Laura Wood
      Senior Manager
      Research and Markets
      press@researchandmarkets.com
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980
 
 

SOURCE Research and Markets

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