NanoInnovation. What Every Manager Needs to Know

  • ID: 2180022
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know is the most comprehensive book written to–date on innovative technologies and applications in the field of nanotechnology. Author Michael Tomczyk conducted more than 150 interviews with nano–insiders to present the inside story of scientific discoveries, research breakthroughs, and commercial products and applications that are already changing our lives, thanks to the remarkable ability to manipulate atoms and molecules at the nanoscale.
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Preface

PART I: What You Know (or Don′t Know) about Nanoinnovation

QUICK –

NAME SOMETHING "NANO"

Your Nano I.Q

A QUICK–START GUIDE: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NANOINNOVATION

10 Things You Should Know about Nanoinnovation

PART II: The Science of Nanoinnovation

WHAT NANOSCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON

Using Nanoscience to Solve Puzzles and Unlock Innovations

Solid Smoke: Catching the Comet′s Tail

Turning DNA into Boxes, Lattices, and Pyramids

How Nanoinnovation is Extending Moore′s Law

Invisibility Cloaks, Optical Tweezers, and Nanophotonics

Nanoscience Wild Cards: Will Tree Lights Replace Streetlights?

Science Genius versus Commerical Challenge

Nanoscience Pioneers are Mapping the Future

IMAGING THE UNSEEN: VIEWING STRUCTURES SMALLER THAN LIGHT WAVES

What Nano Images Reveal

Using Electrons Instead of Light to View Nanoscale Structures

A Short History of Nanoscale Imaging

Different Types of Nanoscale Microscopes

Bringing Biological Nanostructures into Focus

Using Optical Imaging Systems to View Nanoscale Structures

Probing the Future

Nanoscopes on Mars

The Future of Nanoscale Imaging

WHERE NANOSCIENCE BECOMES NANOART

Holistic Nano at the Convergence of Nanobliss, Nanoform, and Nanofunction

Innovating at the Convergence of Biomimetics, Nanoart, and Nanoscience

Using Art to Conceptualize the Future

PART III: The Business of Nanoinnovation

LESSONS FROM THE FIRST WAVE OF NANOVENTURES

The First Wave of Nanoventures

Zyvex: Divide and Conquer

Zyvex Piranha: The First Carbon Nanotube Boat

Nantero: Patent, Fabricate, Outsource

QuantumSphere: Competitive Catalysts

InsituTec: From Grad Students to Commercial Venture

Nanocomp: Taking Nanotubes to Jupiter and Beyond

Nanosys: Resurrection and Redemption

Graphene Frontiers: Commercializing Graphene

Carbon Nanotechnologies: Early Promise, Not Fulfilled

IMPLEMENTING YOUR NANOINNOVATION STRATEGY

A Sense–Making Framework for Nanoinnovators

10 Strategic Questions that Nanoinnovators Need to Ask

Where to Learn About Nanoinnovation

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

The Critical Role of Nanoinnovation Ecosystems

Nanoinnovation in the Asia–Pacific Region

Nanoinnovation in Latin America

Nanoinnovation in the European Community

Insights from Selected Nanoinnovation Ecosystems

Critical Issues for International Nanoinnovation

Nanoinnovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid

PART IV: Where Bio Meets Nano

INNOVATION AT THE FRONTIERS OF NANOMEDICINE

Medical Miracles and the Nanomedicine Landscape

AREAS WHERE NANOINNOVATIONS ARE CREATING MEDICAL MIRACLES

Smart Pills and Wearable Sensors = Digital Medicine

Organs–on–a– Chip

Growing Your Own Replacement Organs

Tumor–Seeking Nanoparticles

Nanosizing Drugs

Gene Therapy: The First Breakthroughs (At Last)

DRACO: Designing a "Kill Switch" for Viral Diseases

Nanoinnovation in the Decade of Diagnostics

In Search of the Star Trek Tricorder

Nanobacteria: The Smallest Life–Form?

NANOMIMICRY: COOL THINGS WE CAN DO WITH NANOBIOLOGY

Turning DNA into Nanocomputers

Turning DNA into "Walking" Nanorobots

Nanomimicry: Learning from Nature at the Nanoscale

Mimicking Geckos to Create Glue

Biomimicking the Waterproofing Properties of Butterfly Wings

NANOTECHNOLOGY: IS IT SAFE?

Early Experience with Nano Safety

What We Know about Nanoparticle Risks

The Regulatory Climate and Safety Knowledge Gaps

Perspectives of Nano–Insiders

PROLOGUE TO THE FUTURE WHAT′S NEXT?: PREDICTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES

Keeping Nanoinnovation on Your Radar Screen

APPENDIX

Answers to the Nano I.Q. Quiz

Carbon Nanotubes: Company List

University Nanotechnology Research and Educational Centers

Index
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Michael Tomczyk is one of the world?s leading authorities on nanoinnovation. For more than 16 years he served as managing director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, the leading academic center studying best practices and strategies for managing technological innovation. He is a Founding Strategic Advisor at the Nanotechnology Research Foundation, and serves on the senior leadership of the IEEE/IEC committee developing standards for the use of nanotechnology in electronics. As a technologist, Michael is best known for his role in the development of the first home computers (at Commodore) in the 1980s. He holds master?s degrees in business (UCLA) and environmental studies (University of Pennsylvania). Michael has written more than 150 articles on business strategy and innovation. He writes and speaks extensively on the impact of emerging technologies on industries and markets, and is a passionate innovation champion.

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