How nanotechnology can impact the resource economy to drive green innovation and sustainability

The very real need to address energy, agricultural and industrial sustainability is a key priority for many nations and nanotechnology is fast becoming an powerful enabler to combat the threat of resource scarcity and climate change.

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Successfully navigating the inevitable transition of nanomaterials from speciality materials into commodities

One of the important things any company needs to do is to establish itself apart from the competition, to give end buyers some kind of incentive to approach them over another company. If you're in the material production business one of the ways this can be done is by marketing your products as "differentiator products".

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The UK needs an industrial revolution - Can graphene deliver?

With a widening trade deficit and calls to rebalance the UK economy, could graphene play a significant role in driving a long term strategy of industrial resurgence or will this become another example of British ingenuity lost to overseas competition.

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Graphene Market Development - The Promise and the Path (The Graphene Council Newsletter April 2014)

Of the numerous proposed applications for Graphene, opportunities for commercialisation have been looked at for both new market applications and pre-existing markets, with a focus on the latter. While time-to-market for new, niche, high-value/low-volume use of Graphene (and other nanomaterials) in itself presents a myriad of challenges for producers, targeting graphene as a replacement to existing material sectors in the near term also poses immense challenges.

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Engineering and broadening the scope for industry demand in nanomaterials

"We've got the solution, now we're looking for the problem". Inventors that develop new and novel materials frequently find that half the battle is in applying their discoveries in innovative and creative ways to generate value.

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