During the past decade, nanotechnology has been rising constantly. Many countries’ governments and private investors have seen the potential it offers and invested large amounts of money in it. Before the economic crisis hit the world, many predicted that all industry branches will suffer, nanotechnology included. However, they were wrong, obviously.
In order to survive the current financial crisis, many countries’ governments are looking for ways to stabilize their economy and create something new that will boost their income. You’re guessing… they are turning to nanotechnology. Having in mind that predictions say that the global nanotechnology market will top $1 trillion by 2015, it seems that there is nothing to argue about investing in nanotech.
One of the countries that’s taken the path of nanotechnology is Israel. Israel is already known for many achievements in chemistry, physics, materials, medicine and many more fields of science — which makes it even easier for them to explore nanotechnology. There are already some implementations of nanotech, such as nano-based textile products with phase-change technology, the incorporation of nano-materials in metals to enhance performance while significantly reducing weight, the purification of water by nano-membranes, medical applications of tissue regeneration, nano-enabled drug delivery and other important implementations, etc.
On March 30th and 31st, a nanoconference will be held in Israel, in honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary. It will provide its visitors with an opportunity to see all the nanotechnology research and development capabilities amassed in Israel, through the encouragement and support of governmental programs such as those of the Office of Chief Scientist and MAGNET, as well as through unique collaborations of academic and industrial research.
Adopted from materials found at globes.co.il