Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 707–712 | Cite as

International Perspective on Government Nanotechnology Funding in 2005

  • M. C. RocoEmail author


The worldwide investment in nanotechnology research and development (R&D) reported by national government organizations and EC has increased approximately 9-fold in the last 8 years – from $432 million in 1997 to about $4,100 million in 2005. The proportion of national government investments for: academic R&D and education are between 20% (Korea, Taiwan) and 65% (US), industrial R&D – between 5% (US) and 60% (Korea, Taiwan), and core facilities and government laboratories – about 20–25% in all major contributing economies. This evaluation uses the NNI definition of nanotechnology (that excludes MEMS or microelectronics), and is based on direct information and analysis with managers of nanotechnology R&D programs in the respective countries.


Research and development programs nanoscience nanoengineering international survey 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)’s Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET)ArlingtonUSA

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