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Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 965–975 | Cite as

Current situation and industrialization of Taiwan nanotechnology

  • Hsin-Ning Su
  • Pei-Chun Lee
  • Min-Hua Tsai
  • Kuo-Ming Chien
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Abstract

Nanotechnology is projected to be a very promising field, and the impact of nanotechnology on society is increasingly significant as the research funding and manufactured goods increase exponentially. A clearer picture of Taiwan’s current and future nanotechnology industry is an essential component for future planning. Therefore, this investigation studies the progress of industrializing nanotechnology in Taiwan by surveying 150 companies. Along with understanding Taiwan’s current nanotechnology industrialization, this paper also suggests ways to promote Taiwan’s nanotechnology. The survey results are summarized and serve as the basis for planning a nanotechnology industrialization strategy.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Industrialization Industry R&D planning National survey Science policy International comparison 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan, under Grant No. NSC 94-2114-M-492-001.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsin-Ning Su
    • 1
  • Pei-Chun Lee
    • 1
  • Min-Hua Tsai
    • 1
  • Kuo-Ming Chien
    • 1
  1. 1.Science and Technology Policy Research and Information CenterNational Applied Research LaboratoriesTaipeiTaiwan

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