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Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom: Programmes, Networks, Funding, Research Groups and Companies Product Image

Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom: Programmes, Networks, Funding, Research Groups and Companies

  • Published: January 2009
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 99 Pages
  • Nanoposts.com

UK has the world’s first nanotechnology initiative, with a Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) National Nanotechnology Initiative (NION) announced in 1986, followed in 1988 by a four-year LINK Nanotechnology programme. Although dispersed research involving nanoscale science continued to be funded, this trailblazing spirit in nanotechnology tailed off sharply thereafter, allowing other countries to overtake in an area where the UK had to a certain extent led.

The UK still maintains a vibrant nanotechnology scene with groundbreaking research in companies and research groups. National action in nanotechnology is now cooridinated through the KTN (Nanotechnology) and the Technology Strategy Board is currently planning a new UK strategy for nano.

This 99 page report provides an in-depth analysis of companies, researchers, government bodies, networks and funding initiatives in the UK

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE
1.1.1 Funding
1.1.2 National programmes
1.1.3 Centres and infrastructure
1.1.4 Networks
1.1.5 Companies

1.2 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC
1.2.1 Funding
1.2.2 National programmes
1.2.3 Centres and infrastructure
1.2.4 Networks
1.2.5 Companies

1.3 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA
1.3.1 Funding
1.3.2 National programmes
1.3.2.1 State initiatives
1.3.3 Centres and infrastructure
1.3.4 Networks in North America
1.3.5 Companies

1.4 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

1.5 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

2 COMMERCIALISING NANOTECHNOLOGY

2.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
2.1.1 Suppliers
2.1.1.1 Materials
2.1.1.2 Tools and instrumentation
2.1.1.3 Devices and system integration
2.1.2 Buyers
2.1.3 New entrants
2.1.4 Substitution threats
2.1.5 Competition

2.2 KEY CHALLENGES
2.2.1 TECHNICAL
2.2.1.1 Understanding
2.2.1.2 Tools
2.2.2 MARKET
2.2.2.1 Hype
2.2.2.2 Cost
2.2.2.3 Production
2.2.2.4 Public Perception and Ethics
2.2.3 REGULATION

2.3 MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS
2.3.1 DRIVERS
2.3.2 TRENDS
2.3.2.1 Collaboration
2.3.2.2 First to market
2.3.2.3 Nanomaterials advantage
2.3.2.4 Improved products
2.3.2.5 Decreasing cost of nanomaterials
2.3.2.6 Autonomous systems

3 UNITED KINGDOM

3.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES
3.1.1 Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
3.1.2 Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
3.1.3 DEFRA
3.1.4 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
3.1.5 Regional Development Agencies (RDAs)

3.2 RESEARCH CENTRES
3.2.1 Capital Facilities

3.3 NETWORKS

3.4 UNIVERSITIES
3.4.1 New East Wales Institute of Higher Education
3.4.2 University of Aberdeen
3.4.3 Aston University
3.4.4 Queen Mary College, London
3.4.5 University of Bath
3.4.6 University of Birmingham
3.4.7 University of Bradford
3.4.8 University of Brighton
3.4.9 University of Bristol
3.4.10 Brunel University
3.4.11 University of Cambridge
3.4.12 University of Cardiff
3.4.13 University of Central Lancashire
3.4.14 University of Cranfield
3.4.15 De Montfort University
3.4.16 University of Dundee
3.4.17 University of Durham
3.4.18 University of Edinburgh
3.4.19 University of Exeter
3.4.20 University of Glasgow
3.4.21 University of Greenwich
3.4.22 Heriot Watt University
3.4.23 Hull University
3.4.24 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
3.4.25 University of Kent
3.4.26 Lancaster University
3.4.27 University of Leeds
3.4.28 University of Leicester
3.4.29 University of Liverpool
3.4.30 University of London, Royal Holloway
3.4.31 Loughborough University
3.4.32 University of Manchester
3.4.33 Manchester Metropolitan University
3.4.34 University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
3.4.35 University of Northumbria
3.4.36 University of Nottingham
3.4.37 Nottingham Trent University
3.4.38 University of Oxford
3.4.39 University of the West of Scotland
3.4.40 University of Plymouth
3.4.41 University of Portsmouth
3.4.42 Queen Mary University London
3.4.43 Queens University Belfast
3.4.44 University of Reading
3.4.45 Robert Gordon University
3.4.46 University of Salford
3.4.47 University of Sheffield
3.4.48 Sheffield Hallam University
3.4.49 University of Southampton
3.4.50 University of Strathclyde
3.4.51 University of St Andrews
3.4.52 University of Sunderland
3.4.53 University of Surrey
3.4.54 University of Sussex
3.4.55 University of Teeside
3.4.56 University of Ulster
3.4.57 University of Wales, Swansea
3.4.58 University of Wales, Aberystwyth
3.4.59 University of Wales, Bangor
3.4.60 University of Warwick
3.4.61 University of York
3.4.62 University College London

3.5 COMPANIES
3.5.1 Nanomaterials and nanostructures
3.5.2 Tools and instrumentation

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