Chapter 7. Assessment of the Nanotechnological Market in Germany

  1. Dr. Norbert Malanowski3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Thomas Heimer4,
  3. Dr. Wolfgang Luther3 and
  4. Dr. Matthias Werner5
  1. Matthias Werner5,
  2. Gerd Bachmann1,
  3. Norbert Malanowski3 and
  4. Stephan Mietke2

Published Online: 18 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611744.ch7

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

How to Cite

Werner, M., Bachmann, G., Malanowski, N. and Mietke, S. (2007) Assessment of the Nanotechnological Market in Germany, 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

    NMTC, Rüsternallee 29, 14050 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Future Technologies Division, VDI Technology Centre (VDI TZ), Germany

  2. 2

    Technical University of Berlin, Germany

  3. 3

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

  4. 5

    NMTC, Rüsternallee 29, 14050 Berlin, 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;
  • nanotechnological market;
  • in germany;
  • for german companies;
  • germany's requirements;
  • obstacles to innovation;
  • obstacles to diffusion;
  • employment effects;
  • qualifications;
  • germany's position;
  • international comparison;
  • market assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Procedure

  • Nanotechnology Markets for German Companies

    • Analysis from the Point of View of the Companies Involved

    • Market Segmentation

  • Germany's Requirements

    • Technological Preconditions

    • Preconditions for Industry-specific Applications

    • Financial Preconditions

    • Structure of the German “Nanotechnology Industry”

    • Acceptance of Nanotechnology

  • Obstacles to Innovation and Diffusion

    • Differences between SME and Large-scale Enterprises

    • Obstacles to Diffusion

  • Employment Effects and Qualifications

    • Sales and Employment Figures in the German “Nanotechnology Industry”

    • Assessment of Employment Effects of Nanotechnology in Germany

    • Employment Trend

    • Qualifications

  • Germany's Position: an International Comparison

    • Evaluation of German Companies

    • Development of an Objective Nanotechnology Indicator

  • Outlook

  • Market Assessment at a Glance