Chapter 5. Incorporation and Realization of Nanotechnology in German Enterprises

  1. Dr. Norbert Malanowski2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Thomas Heimer3,
  3. Dr. Wolfgang Luther2 and
  4. Dr. Matthias Werner4
  1. Thomas Heimer3,
  2. Hermann Sanders1 and
  3. Norbert Malanowski2

Published Online: 18 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611744.ch5

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

How to Cite

Heimer, T., Sanders, H. and Malanowski, N. (2006) Incorporation and Realization of Nanotechnology in German Enterprises, in Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation (eds N. Malanowski, T. Heimer, W. Luther and M. Werner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611744.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    VDI TZ GmbH, Future Technologies Division, Graf-Recke-Str. 84, 40239 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, Sonnenmannstr. 9–11, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 4

    NMTC, Rüsternallee 29, 14050 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    GOBABEB Research and Training Centre, Namibia

  2. 2

    VDI TZ GmbH, Future Technologies Division, Graf-Recke-Str. 84, 40239 Düsseldorf, Germany

  3. 3

    Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, Sonnenmannstr. 9–11, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314577

Online ISBN: 9783527611744

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Keywords:

  • nanotechnology;
  • german enterprises;
  • incorporation of nanotechnology;
  • realization of nanotechnology;
  • company aims;
  • company survey;
  • procedure;
  • structural data;
  • importance of nanotechnology;
  • future developments;
  • obstacles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aims of the Company Survey

  • Notes on the Procedure

  • Structural Data of the Companies

  • The Current Importance of Nanotechnology

  • Future Developments in Nanotechnology

  • Future Steps and Obstacles for the Development of Nanotechnology

    • Next Steps to be taken in Nanotechnology

    • Obstacles to Successful Nanotechnological Applications in the Year 2006

  • The Importance of Nanotechnology for Different Company Sizes

    • Differences Regarding Business Start-up and Company Funding

    • Differences between the Companies' Foci and the Fields of Application Today

    • Differences in Personnel and Employment Trends

    • Obstacles to Innovation according to Plant Size

  • Overview of the Results of the Company Survey