Nanotechnology start-ups in Europe

Ottilia Saxl 

Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN), 6 The Alpha Centre, Stirling FK9 4NF, United Kingdom


In Europe, nanotechnology research is taking place in Universities in the main, actively supported by large scale Government and EU funding. Commercialisation is taking place through small companies, spinning out from the research base. The characteristics of these companies is discussed and reference made to how larger companies are approaching the opportunities and threats posed by nanotechnology. Recommendations as to how smaller countries such as Poland can maximise their potential for success will also be covered.


Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Perspectives of nanotechnology, by Ottilia Saxl
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003

Submitted: 2003-05-31 20:45
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55