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General information on nanoscience and nanotechnology and application areas

Links to information sources on nanoscience and nanotechnology and application areas

European Union (EU) and non-EU countries in Europe

EU - European Commission - DG Research and Innovation - Industrial Technologies publication - PDF_Icon_ResizedNanotechnology: Research and Innovation the invisible giant  tackling Europe’s future challenges (published in 2013).

EU - European Commission - DG Research and Innovation - Industrial Technologies - Nanotechnology applications.

GermanyDaNa: Knowledge Base - "Important and generally understandable aspects of applied nanomaterials on health and environment; facts on risk management and safety aspects of synthetic nanomaterials."

Netherlands - The NanoWorld Map - "The NanoWorld Map is an imaginative map of the emerging world of nanotechnology. It presents an overview of the state of the art of nanotechnology: its application domains, its enabling technologies and products. The NanoWorld Map is an imaginative map of the emerging world of nanotechnology. It presents an overview of the state of the art of nanotechnology: its application domains, its enabling technologies and products. When traveling through the landscape of the Nano World one comes across its opportunities, fears, risks and desires. Established applications are presented as cities, whereas speculative applications are rendered as villages."

American continent

U.S.A. / Germany - Nanowerk Nanotechnology Introduction - Especially for smaller companies that are not directly involved in nanotechnologies yet struggle to understand the concepts and opportunities – and for all other newcomers to the field – we have created a 26-page introduction section, complete with a Carbon Nanotube 101.

U.S.A. - Nanotechnology 101 (NNI) -  Imagine something so small that it's a million times smaller than the length of an ant. Then consider the ability to manipulate something that small to solve problems and create new products. Welcome to the world of nanotechnology.