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NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Related Titles
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part I: What You Know (or Don't Know) about Nanoinnovation
    1. Chapter 1: Quick – Name Something “Nano”
      1. Your Nano I.Q
    2. Chapter 2: A Quick-Start Guide: 10 Things You Should Know About Nanoinnovation
      1. 2.1 10 Things You Should Know about Nanoinnovation
      2. References
  9. Part II: The Science of Nanoinnovation
    1. Chapter 3: What Nanoscientists Are Working On
      1. 3.1 Using Nanoscience to Solve Puzzles and Unlock Innovations
      2. 3.2 Solid Smoke: Catching the Comet's Tail
      3. 3.3 Turning DNA into Boxes, Lattices, and Pyramids
      4. 3.4 How Nanoinnovation Is Extending Moore's Law
      5. 3.5 Invisibility Cloaks, Optical Tweezers, and Nanophotonics
      6. 3.6 Nanoscience Wild Cards: Will Tree Lights Replace Streetlights?
      7. 3.7 Science Genius versus Commercial Challenge
      8. 3.8 Nanoscience Pioneers Are Mapping the Future
      9. References
    2. Chapter 4: Imaging the Unseen: Viewing Structures Smaller than Light Waves
      1. 4.1 What Nano Images Reveal
      2. 4.2 Using Electrons Instead of Light to View Nanoscale Structures
      3. 4.3 A Short History of Nanoscale Imaging
      4. 4.4 Different Types of Nanoscale Microscopes
      5. 4.5 Bringing Biological Nanostructures into Focus
      6. 4.6 Using Optical Imaging Systems to View Nanoscale Structures
      7. 4.7 Probing the Future
      8. 4.8 Nanoscopes on Mars
      9. 4.9 The Future of Nanoscale Imaging
      10. References
    3. Chapter 5: Where Nanoscience Becomes Nanoart
      1. 5.1 Holistic Nano at the Convergence of Nanobliss, Nanoform, and Nanofunction
      2. 5.2 Innovating at the Convergence of Biomimetics, Nanoart, and Nanoscience
      3. 5.3 Using Art to Conceptualize the Future
      4. Reference
  10. Part III: The Business of Nanoinnovation
    1. Chapter 6: Lessons from the First Wave of Nanoventures
      1. 6.1 The First Wave of Nanoventures
      2. 6.2 Zyvex: Divide and Conquer
      3. 6.3 Zyvex Piranha: The First Carbon Nanotube Boat
      4. 6.4 Nantero: Patent, Fabricate, Outsource
      5. 6.5 QuantumSphere: Competitive Catalysts
      6. 6.6 InsituTec: From Grad Students to Commercial Venture
      7. 6.7 Nanocomp: Taking Nanotubes to Jupiter and Beyond
      8. 6.8 Nanosys: Resurrection and Redemption
      9. 6.9 Graphene Frontiers: Commercializing Graphene
      10. 6.10 Carbon Nanotechnologies: Early Promise, Not Fulfilled
      11. References
    2. Chapter 7: Implementing Your Nanoinnovation Strategy
      1. 7.1 A Sense-Making Framework for Nanoinnovators
      2. 7.2 10 Strategic Questions that Nanoinnovators Need to Ask
      3. 7.3 Where to Learn About Nanoinnovation
      4. Reference
    3. Chapter 8: International Perspectives
      1. 8.1 The Critical Role of Nanoinnovation Ecosystems
      2. 8.2 Nanoinnovation in the Asia–Pacific Region
      3. 8.3 Nanoinnovation in Latin America
      4. 8.4 Nanoinnovation in the European Community
      5. 8.5 Insights from Selected Nanoinnovation Ecosystems
      6. 8.6 Critical Issues for International Nanoinnovation
      7. 8.7 Nanoinnovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid
      8. References
  11. Part IV: Where Bio Meets Nano
    1. Chapter 9: Innovation at the Frontiers of Nanomedicine
      1. 9.1 Medical Miracles and the Nanomedicine Landscape
      2. References
    2. Chapter 10: Areas Where Nanoinnovations Are Creating Medical Miracles
      1. 10.1 Smart Pills and Wearable Sensors = Digital Medicine
      2. 10.2 Organs-on-a-Chip
      3. 10.3 Growing Your Own Replacement Organs
      4. 10.4 Tumor-Seeking Nanoparticles
      5. 10.5 Nanosizing Drugs
      6. 10.6 Gene Therapy: The First Breakthroughs (At Last)
      7. 10.7 DRACO: Designing a “Kill Switch” for Viral Diseases
      8. 10.8 Nanoinnovation in the Decade of Diagnostics
      9. 10.9 In Search of the Star Trek Tricorder
      10. 10.10 Nanobacteria: The Smallest Life-Form?
      11. References
    3. Chapter 11: Nanomimicry: Cool Things We Can Do with Nanobiology
      1. 11.1 Turning DNA into Nanocomputers
      2. 11.2 Turning DNA into “Walking” Nanorobots
      3. 11.3 Nanomimicry: Learning from Nature at the Nanoscale
      4. 11.4 Mimicking Geckos to Create Glue
      5. 11.5 Biomimicking the Waterproofing Properties of Butterfly Wings
      6. References
    4. Chapter 12: Nanotechnology: Is It Safe?
      1. 12.1 Early Experience with Nano Safety
      2. 12.2 What We Know about Nanoparticle Risks
      3. 12.3 The Regulatory Climate and Safety Knowledge Gaps
      4. 12.4 Perspectives of Nano-Insiders
      5. References
    5. Chapter 13: Prologue to the Future What's Next?: Predictions and Possibilities
      1. 13.1 Keeping Nanoinnovation on Your Radar Screen
      2. References
  12. Appendix A: Answers to the Nano I.Q. Quiz
  13. Appendix B: Carbon Nanotubes: Company List
  14. Appendix C: University Nanotechnology Research and Educational Centers
  15. Index
  16. End User License Agreement