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Nanolab : the role for science centres in capacity building

Author: Chowdhury, Kanchan

Keywords: Nanotechnology
Nanoscience

Issue Date: 2012-07

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: Nanotechnology will alter our relationship with molecules and matter as profoundly as the computer changed our relationship with bits and information. Nanotechnology is a new technology which is generating a lot of interest among academicians, practitioners and scientists. Critical research is being carried out in this area all over the world. Governments are creating policy initiatives to promote developments it the nano-scale science and technology developments. Private investment is also seeing a rising trend. Large number of academic institutions and national laboratories has set up research centers that are working on the multiple applications of nanotechnology. Wide ranges of applications are claimed for nanotechnology. This consists of materials, chemicals, textiles, semiconductors, to wonder drug delivery systems and diagnostics. Much interest in nanotechnology also could be because of the fact that enormous monetary benefits are expected from nanotechnology based products. According to NSF, revenues from nanotechnology could touch $ 1 trillion by 2015. However much of the benefits are projected ones. Realizing claimed benefits require successful development of nano-science and nanotechnology research efforts. That is the journey of invention to innovation has to be completed. For this to happen the technology has to flow from laboratory to market. The aim of the present article is to highlight the role of Science City, Kolkata to develop capacity building among general people and students for the responsible development of productive nanotechnology.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


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dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, Kanchan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T05:10:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T05:10:32Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.description.abstract Nanotechnology will alter our relationship with molecules and matter as profoundly as the computer changed our relationship with bits and information. Nanotechnology is a new technology which is generating a lot of interest among academicians, practitioners and scientists. Critical research is being carried out in this area all over the world. Governments are creating policy initiatives to promote developments it the nano-scale science and technology developments. Private investment is also seeing a rising trend. Large number of academic institutions and national laboratories has set up research centers that are working on the multiple applications of nanotechnology. Wide ranges of applications are claimed for nanotechnology. This consists of materials, chemicals, textiles, semiconductors, to wonder drug delivery systems and diagnostics. Much interest in nanotechnology also could be because of the fact that enormous monetary benefits are expected from nanotechnology based products. According to NSF, revenues from nanotechnology could touch $ 1 trillion by 2015. However much of the benefits are projected ones. Realizing claimed benefits require successful development of nano-science and nanotechnology research efforts. That is the journey of invention to innovation has to be completed. For this to happen the technology has to flow from laboratory to market. The aim of the present article is to highlight the role of Science City, Kolkata to develop capacity building among general people and students for the responsible development of productive nanotechnology.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 92-98p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Nanotechnology
Nanoscience
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Chowdhury, Kanchan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T05:10:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T05:10:32Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.description.abstract Nanotechnology will alter our relationship with molecules and matter as profoundly as the computer changed our relationship with bits and information. Nanotechnology is a new technology which is generating a lot of interest among academicians, practitioners and scientists. Critical research is being carried out in this area all over the world. Governments are creating policy initiatives to promote developments it the nano-scale science and technology developments. Private investment is also seeing a rising trend. Large number of academic institutions and national laboratories has set up research centers that are working on the multiple applications of nanotechnology. Wide ranges of applications are claimed for nanotechnology. This consists of materials, chemicals, textiles, semiconductors, to wonder drug delivery systems and diagnostics. Much interest in nanotechnology also could be because of the fact that enormous monetary benefits are expected from nanotechnology based products. According to NSF, revenues from nanotechnology could touch $ 1 trillion by 2015. However much of the benefits are projected ones. Realizing claimed benefits require successful development of nano-science and nanotechnology research efforts. That is the journey of invention to innovation has to be completed. For this to happen the technology has to flow from laboratory to market. The aim of the present article is to highlight the role of Science City, Kolkata to develop capacity building among general people and students for the responsible development of productive nanotechnology.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 92-98p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Nanotechnology
Nanoscience
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2
dc.format.medium text