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Nanotechnology in Asia & Pacific - Programmes, Networks, Funding, Research Groups and Companies by NanoPosts

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"This report provides an in-depth analysis of companies, researchers, government bodies, networks and funding initiatives in Asia &Pacific. Features include: - Market projections to 2015 for key markets and technologies - Current and potential nanotechnology applications’ market growth - Company case studies in key markets - Analysis of the markets impacted by nanotechnology - Key technology projections to 2015 - Comprehensive listings of public and privately-held companies involved with nanotechnology by country, technology and market sector - Market application focus in nanotechnology companies - Key government and academic research institutions - Key investors in nanotechnology"

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									Nanotechnology in Asia-Pacific




                             2009

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                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
1     INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................................16

    1.1       NANOTECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE....................................................................................... 23
      1.1.1       Funding ............................................................................................................................. 23
      1.1.2       National programmes........................................................................................................ 24
      1.1.3       Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 26
      1.1.4       Networks ........................................................................................................................... 26
      1.1.5       Companies ........................................................................................................................ 27
    1.2       NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC .............................................................................. 29
      1.2.1       Funding ............................................................................................................................. 30
      1.2.2       National programmes........................................................................................................ 30
      1.2.3       Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 32
      1.2.4       Networks ........................................................................................................................... 32
      1.2.5       Companies ........................................................................................................................ 33
    1.3       NANOTECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA........................................................................ 34
      1.3.1       Funding ............................................................................................................................. 34
      1.3.2       National programmes........................................................................................................ 35
          1.3.2.1          State initiatives........................................................................................................ 36
      1.3.3       Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 37
      1.3.4       Networks in North America ............................................................................................... 40
      1.3.5       Companies ........................................................................................................................ 40
    1.4       NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA ............................................. 42
    1.5       NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA............................................... 42

2     COMMERCIALISING NANOTECHNOLOGY...................................................................43

    2.1       INDUSTRY STRUCTURE...................................................................................................... 45
      2.1.1       Suppliers ........................................................................................................................... 46
          2.1.1.1          Materials ................................................................................................................. 46
          2.1.1.2          Tools and instrumentation ...................................................................................... 47
          2.1.1.3          Devices and system integration.............................................................................. 49
      2.1.2       Buyers ............................................................................................................................... 49
      2.1.3       New entrants ..................................................................................................................... 49
      2.1.4       Substitution threats ........................................................................................................... 50
      2.1.5       Competition ....................................................................................................................... 51
    2.2       KEY CHALLENGES ............................................................................................................... 51
      2.2.1       TECHNICAL...................................................................................................................... 51



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          2.2.1.1          Understanding......................................................................................................... 51
          2.2.1.2          Tools ....................................................................................................................... 52
      2.2.2       MARKET ........................................................................................................................... 53
          2.2.2.1          Hype........................................................................................................................ 53
          2.2.2.2          Cost......................................................................................................................... 53
          2.2.2.3          Production............................................................................................................... 54
          2.2.2.4          Public Perception and Ethics .................................................................................. 56
      2.2.3       REGULATION................................................................................................................... 57
    2.3       MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS....................................................................................... 61
      2.3.1       DRIVERS .......................................................................................................................... 62
      2.3.2       TRENDS ........................................................................................................................... 64
          2.3.2.1          Collaboration........................................................................................................... 64
          2.3.2.2          First to market ......................................................................................................... 64
          2.3.2.3          Nanomaterials advantage....................................................................................... 65
          2.3.2.4          Improved products .................................................................................................. 67
          2.3.2.5          Decreasing cost of nanomaterials .......................................................................... 68
          2.3.2.6          Autonomous systems ............................................................................................. 68

3     KEY NANOMATERIALS...................................................................................................70

    3.1       NANOPARTICLES ................................................................................................................. 72
      3.1.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOPARTICLES ........................................................... 72
      3.1.2       KEY PLAYERS ................................................................................................................. 75
          3.1.2.1          Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 75
          3.1.2.2          Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 76
          3.1.2.3          Application developers............................................................................................ 77
    3.2       NANOCOMPOSITES............................................................................................................. 78
      3.2.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOMPOSITES ....................................................... 78
      3.2.2       KEY PLAYERS ................................................................................................................. 82
          3.2.2.1          Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 82
          3.2.2.2          Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 83
          3.2.2.3          Application developers............................................................................................ 84
    3.3       NANOCAPSULES.................................................................................................................. 85
      3.3.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCAPSULES ............................................................ 85
      3.3.2       KEY PLAYERS ................................................................................................................. 88
          3.3.2.1          Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 88
          3.3.2.2          Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 89
          3.3.2.3          Application developers............................................................................................ 89
    3.4       NANOPOROUS MATERIALS................................................................................................ 91

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  3.4.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOPOROUS MATERIALS .......................................... 91
  3.4.2       KEY PLAYERS ................................................................................................................. 94
       3.4.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ................................................................................. 94
       3.4.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 95
       3.4.2.3         Application developers............................................................................................ 96
3.5       NANOFIBRES ........................................................................................................................ 97
  3.5.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOFIBRES .................................................................. 97
  3.5.2       KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 100
       3.5.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 100
       3.5.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 101
       3.5.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 101
3.6       FULLERENES...................................................................................................................... 103
  3.6.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FULLERENES ................................................................ 103
  3.6.2       KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 105
       3.6.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 105
       3.6.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 106
       3.6.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 106
3.7       NANOWIRES ....................................................................................................................... 108
  3.7.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOWIRES ................................................................. 108
  3.7.2       KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 110
       3.7.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 110
       3.7.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 111
       3.7.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 111
3.8       CARBON NANOTUBES ...................................................................................................... 112
  3.8.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBES................................................. 112
  3.8.2       KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 115
       3.8.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 115
       3.8.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 116
       3.8.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 118
3.9       QUANTUM DOTS ................................................................................................................ 119
  3.9.1       THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR QUANTUM DOTS .......................................................... 119
  3.9.2       KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 121
       3.9.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 121
       3.9.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 122
       3.9.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 122
3.10      NANOCOATINGS ................................................................................................................ 124
  3.10.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOATINGS .......................................................... 124



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      3.10.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 127
          3.10.2.1         Manufacturers and end users ............................................................................... 127
          3.10.2.2         Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 127
          3.10.2.3         Application developers.......................................................................................... 128

4     JAPAN .............................................................................................................................130

    4.1       GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 131
      4.1.1       Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP)....................................................... 132
      4.1.2       Ministry for Education & Science (MEXT)....................................................................... 134
      4.1.3       Ministry for Economy Trade & Industry (METI)............................................................... 136
      4.1.4       Ministry for Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)........................................................... 137
      4.1.5       Ministry of the Environment (MOE)................................................................................. 137
      4.1.6       Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)................................................................. 137
      4.1.7       Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) .................................................. 138
    4.2       RESEARCH CENTRES ....................................................................................................... 139
      4.2.1       National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) .............................................................. 139
          4.2.1.1          Nanomaterials Laboratory .................................................................................... 139
          4.2.1.2          Advanced Materials Laboratory ............................................................................ 140
          4.2.1.3          Advanced Nano Characterization Center ............................................................. 142
          4.2.1.4          Quantum Dot Research Center ............................................................................ 142
      4.2.2       National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) .................... 143
      4.2.3       Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) ....................... 145
      4.2.4       National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).................... 145
      4.2.5       Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) ................................................... 145
      4.2.6       Himeji Institute of Technology......................................................................................... 146
      4.2.7       Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)...................................... 146
      4.2.8       Kanagawa Institute of Technology.................................................................................. 146
      4.2.9       Nagaoka Institute of Technology .................................................................................... 146
      4.2.10 Nippon Institute of Technology ....................................................................................... 146
      4.2.11 Tokyo Institute of Technology ......................................................................................... 147
    4.3       NETWORKS......................................................................................................................... 147
    4.4       UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 148
      4.4.1       Akita University ............................................................................................................... 148
      4.4.2       Chuo University............................................................................................................... 148
      4.4.3       Gunma University............................................................................................................ 149
      4.4.4       Hiroshima University ....................................................................................................... 149
      4.4.5       Hokkaido University ........................................................................................................ 149
      4.4.6       University of Hyogo ......................................................................................................... 150

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      4.4.7       Kyoto University .............................................................................................................. 150
      4.4.8       Kyushu University ........................................................................................................... 150
      4.4.9       Nagoya University ........................................................................................................... 151
      4.4.10 Osaka University ............................................................................................................. 151
      4.4.11 Ritsumeikan University.................................................................................................... 151
      4.4.12 University of Shiga Prefecture ........................................................................................ 152
      4.4.13 Shizuoka University......................................................................................................... 152
      4.4.14 Tohuku University ........................................................................................................... 152
      4.4.15 University of Tokushima.................................................................................................. 154
      4.4.16 Tokyo University.............................................................................................................. 154
      4.4.17 Toyohashi University of Technology ............................................................................... 155
      4.4.18 Waseda University .......................................................................................................... 155
      4.4.19 Yokohama University ...................................................................................................... 155
    4.5       COMPANIES........................................................................................................................ 156
      4.5.1       Nanomaterials and nanostructures ................................................................................. 156
      4.5.2       Tools and instrumentation............................................................................................... 158

5     TAIWAN...........................................................................................................................160

    5.1       GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 161
      5.1.1       Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).............................................................................. 161
      5.1.2       National Science Council (NSC) ..................................................................................... 162
          5.1.2.1          National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) ................................................. 162
      5.1.3       Ministry of Education (MOE) ........................................................................................... 163
      5.1.4       Atomic Energy Council (ACE)......................................................................................... 164
      5.1.5       Department of Health (DOH) .......................................................................................... 164
      5.1.6       Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ........................................................................ 164
      5.1.7       Council of Labour Affairs (CLA) ...................................................................................... 164
    5.2       RESEARCH CENTRES ....................................................................................................... 165
      5.2.1       Academia Sinica ............................................................................................................. 165
      5.2.2       Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) ............................................................... 166
      5.2.3       Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) ............................................................. 166
      5.2.4
								
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