Academy releases nanotechnology report
22 Febuary 2010
The Australian Academy of Science today released its report, Nanotechnology in Australia: Trends, applications and collaborative opportunities.
The report highlights the significant growth of Australia’s nanotechnology research sector and a considerable increase in international collaborations with key nations such as China.
It was officially launched by Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Richard Marles, at the Academy’s Shine Dome, along with the government’s National Enabling Technology Strategy.
The report examines the state of Australian nanotechnology research through a survey of the nanotechnology research community, a meeting of approximately 40 Australian stakeholders in 2009, and a bibliometric analysis of Australian and international nanotechnology publications.
Collaborations between researchers, particularly with international and industrial partners, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities were identified as critical issues that need to be addressed if Australia is to make the most of this emerging technology.
The report sets out the high standing and potential of Australian nanotechnology research and identifies the many opportunities to leverage this research into innovative outcomes.
The release coincides with the international focus on Australian nanotechnology research at the 2010 International Conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), being held in Sydney this week.
A copy of the report is available from: Here
Contact: Science Policy Research Project Officer, Dr Fiona Leves Fiona.Leves@science.org.au or (02) 6201 9461