Research and Markets: China has Realized the Importance of Nanotechnology for Future Economic Development and in Response to Global Trends has Initiated a National Program
Until 2001, the funding of nanotechnology in China was low, with ten years of funding in China being on a par with one year of funding in the US. Although initially slow to act, China has since realized the importance of nanotechnology for future economic development and has responded to global trends by initiating a national program, though they have stopped short of a widespread nanotechnology initiative.
Hong Kong, a Special Administration Region of China, has an active nanotechnology scene. Between 1998 and 2002, a total of HK $160.9 million was allocated from public sector resources, mainly from the research grant councils and the Innovation and Technology Fund to Nanotechnology research in universities. These grants attracted an additional contribution of $36.7 million from industry through donation and sponsorship. This focus on nanotechnology has been maintained since the handover to China.
This report covers all current activity in government, companies and the research community.
-- Anson Nano-Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
-- GP NanoTechnology Group Ltd.
-- Nano Group Holdings Ltd.
-- Nanotechnology Limited: Nano Water
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