March 18, 2010

UK Nanotechnology Strategy

In a press statement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from 18th March 2010 is announced that the Government is today publishing a cross-departmental strategy to ensure the UK has a safe, sustainable and dynamic nanotechnologies industry. The press statement is available at News.

Lord Drayson announced that the UK would develop a Nanotechnology Strategy and launched the Government evidence gathering website on 7th July 2009. Alongside this, four Knowledge Transfer Networks (Nanotechnology, Materials, Chemistry Innovation and Sensors and Instrumentation) with significant industrial interest in nanotechnology agreed that it was necessary for industry to contribute to policy development using the bottom up approach. To do this a Mini Innovation and Growth Team was formed consisting of representatives from the four Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTNs). The KTNs then contacted leading industrialists and academics in the field of nanotechnology and formed a steering and review group (SRG) consisting of 65 representatives from the nanotechnology community.

Dr Bojan Boskovic from the Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd has contributed to the report Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View as a member of the steering and review group of the Mini Innovation and Growth Team. This report delivers a number of recommendations to the Government and Dr Bojan Boskovic is among the leading industrials and academics in the UK who endorsed this report. The UK Nanotechnology Strategy has addressed the recommendations that were made in the Business, Industry and Innovation Chapter of the report.

The UK Nanotechnology Strategy document can be downloaded from

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