The innovative, easy-to-read guide to the "nanoscale revolution", this book provides essential knowledge of nanotechnology and clearly explains the fundamentals of nanomaterials and properties. Written by a technology pioneer, the book shows feasible strategies for managers in nanotech companies, including how to communicate with nanotech engineers and developers, coupled with examples of emerging technologies and innovations. A level-headed discussion of critical issues for decision makers and stakeholders rounds off the contents. The result is a vivid, yet realistic look at nanotechnology, providing orientation in the nanoworld: major lines of research, key players in R&D, as well as social, economic and political issues.
Michael Tomczyk is one of the world?s leading authorities on nanoinnovation. For more than 16 years he served as managing director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, the leading academic center studying best practices and strategies for managing technological innovation. He is a Founding Strategic Advisor at the Nanotechnology Research Foundation, and serves on the senior leadership of the IEEE/IEC committee developing standards for the use of nanotechnology in electronics. As a technologist, Michael is best known for his role in the development of the first home computers (at Commodore) in the 1980s. He holds master?s degrees in business (UCLA) and environmental studies (University of Pennsylvania). Michael has written more than 150 articles on business strategy and innovation. He writes and speaks extensively on the impact of emerging technologies on industries and markets, and is a passionate innovation champion.
Preface PART I: What You Know (or Don't Know) about Nanoinnovation QUICK - NAME SOMETHING "NANO" Your Nano I.Q A QUICK-START GUIDE: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NANOINNOVATION 10 Things You Should Know about Nanoinnovation PART II: The Science of Nanoinnovation WHAT NANOSCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON Using Nanoscience to Solve Puzzles and Unlock Innovations Solid Smoke: Catching the Comet's Tail Turning DNA into Boxes, Lattices, and Pyramids How Nanoinnovation is Extending Moore's Law Invisibility Cloaks, Optical Tweezers, and Nanophotonics Nanoscience Wild Cards: Will Tree Lights Replace Streetlights? Science Genius versus Commerical Challenge Nanoscience Pioneers are Mapping the Future IMAGING THE UNSEEN: VIEWING STRUCTURES SMALLER THAN LIGHT WAVES What Nano Images Reveal Using Electrons Instead of Light to View Nanoscale Structures A Short History of Nanoscale Imaging Different Types of Nanoscale Microscopes Bringing Biological Nanostructures into Focus Using Optical Imaging Systems to View Nanoscale Structures Probing the Future Nanoscopes on Mars The Future of Nanoscale Imaging WHERE NANOSCIENCE BECOMES NANOART Holistic Nano at the Convergence of Nanobliss, Nanoform, and Nanofunction Innovating at the Convergence of Biomimetics, Nanoart, and Nanoscience Using Art to Conceptualize the Future PART III: The Business of Nanoinnovation LESSONS FROM THE FIRST WAVE OF NANOVENTURES The First Wave of Nanoventures Zyvex: Divide and Conquer Zyvex Piranha: The First Carbon Nanotube Boat Nantero: Patent, Fabricate, Outsource QuantumSphere: Competitive Catalysts InsituTec: From Grad Students to Commercial Venture Nanocomp: Taking Nanotubes to Jupiter and Beyond Nanosys: Resurrection and Redemption Graphene Frontiers: Commercializing Graphene Carbon Nanotechnologies: Early Promise, Not Fulfilled IMPLEMENTING YOUR NANOINNOVATION STRATEGY A Sense-Making Framework for Nanoinnovators 10 Strategic Questions that Nanoinnovators Need to Ask Where to Learn About Nanoinnovation INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES The Critical Role of Nanoinnovation Ecosystems Nanoinnovation in the Asia-Pacific Region Nanoinnovation in Latin America Nanoinnovation in the European Community Insights from Selected Nanoinnovation Ecosystems Critical Issues for International Nanoinnovation Nanoinnovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid PART IV: Where Bio Meets Nano INNOVATION AT THE FRONTIERS OF NANOMEDICINE Medical Miracles and the Nanomedicine Landscape AREAS WHERE NANOINNOVATIONS ARE CREATING MEDICAL MIRACLES Smart Pills and Wearable Sensors = Digital Medicine Organs-on-a- Chip Growing Your Own Replacement Organs Tumor-Seeking Nanoparticles Nanosizing Drugs Gene Therapy: The First Breakthroughs (At Last) DRACO: Designing a "Kill Switch" for Viral Diseases Nanoinnovation in the Decade of Diagnostics In Search of the Star Trek Tricorder Nanobacteria: The Smallest Life-Form? NANOMIMICRY: COOL THINGS WE CAN DO WITH NANOBIOLOGY Turning DNA into Nanocomputers Turning DNA into "Walking" Nanorobots Nanomimicry: Learning from Nature at the Nanoscale Mimicking Geckos to Create Glue Biomimicking the Waterproofing Properties of Butterfly Wings NANOTECHNOLOGY: IS IT SAFE? Early Experience with Nano Safety What We Know about Nanoparticle Risks The Regulatory Climate and Safety Knowledge Gaps Perspectives of Nano-Insiders PROLOGUE TO THE FUTURE WHAT'S NEXT?: PREDICTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES Keeping Nanoinnovation on Your Radar Screen APPENDIX Answers to the Nano I.Q. Quiz Carbon Nanotubes: Company List University Nanotechnology Research and Educational Centers Index