Nanotechnology public funding and impact analysis: A tale of two decades (1991-2010)

Hsinchun Chen, Mihail C. Roco, Jaebong Son

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Nanotechnology?s economic and societal benefits have continued to attract significant research and development (R&D) attention from governments and industries worldwide. Over the past two decades, nanotechnology has seen quasi-exponential growth in the numbers of scientific papers and patent publications produced. New research topics and application areas are continually emerging, and investment from government, industry, and academia [1], [2] has expanded at substantial levels. But what is the impact of public funding on nanotechnology? How important is its role in driving innovation, invention, and knowledge transfer?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6450164
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Nanotechnology Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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