Chapter 5. Rapid Commercialization of Nanotechnology in Japan: From Laboratory to Business

  1. Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Fecht2,3 and
  2. Dr. Matthias Werner4
  1. Hiromichi Maeno

Published Online: 13 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604111.ch5

The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds

How to Cite

Maeno, H. (2004) Rapid Commercialization of Nanotechnology in Japan: From Laboratory to Business, in The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds (eds H.-J. Fecht and M. Werner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604111.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ulm, Faculty of Engineering, Materials Division, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, 89081 Ulm, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Nanotechnology (INT), P.O. Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

  3. 4

    NMTC, Soorstrasse 86, 14050 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Mitsui & Co., Ltd., 8F Sumitomo Fudosan Hamacho Building, 3-42-3 Nikonbashi Hamacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0007, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309788

Online ISBN: 9783527604111

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Keywords:

  • nano–micro interface;
  • commercialization of nanotechnology in Japan;
  • research and development of new ideas;
  • nanotechnology activities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background: Japan at the Crossroads

  • Motivation and Strategy: Shake up Unique People

  • Research and Development of a New Idea

  • Pump Priming and Leadership

  • Nanotechnology Activities

    • Bio Nanotec Research Institute, Inc. (BNRI): Zeolite Membranes

    • Carbon Nanotech Research Institute, Inc. (CNRI): Clean Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    • Device Nanotech Research Institute, Inc. (DNRI)

      • R&D Projects at DNRI

      • DNRI Nanoimprinting Technology Load Map

      • Photonic Crystal Waveguides for Controlling Chromatic Dispersion

    • Ecology Nanotech Research Institute (ENRI): Metallofullerene

    • INRI, Inc. (for Intellectual Property): Approach and Strategy

  • Conclusions