Nanotechnology and Energy: Powerful Things from a Tiny World, Spanish Version (Nanotechnologia y Energia: Cosas Poderosas de un Mundo Diminuto)

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NNI Brochures
Author: NNI/NNCO
Publication Date: Jan. 28 2014

Description:
Nano and Energy brochure cover, Spanish versionThe Spanish version of our educational brochure, which provides an overview of nanotechnology's potential applications in the energy sector, including information on batteries, catalysts, solar cells, and green fuels.
 
 
 
 
 

Nanotechnology Fact

The United States is not the only country to recognize the tremendous economic potential of nanotechnology. The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative's member agencies have cumulatively spent more than $23 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001. According to a Lux Research estimate released in December 2015, “The U.S. leads in government (state and Federal) nanotechnology funding with $1.72 billion spent in 2013 and $1.67 billion spent in 2014. Europe’s collective spending (European Commission and individual country programs) was $2.45 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.8% from 2012. While some countries, such as the U.S., continue to have centralized government programs to coordinate nanotechnology activities, most countries no longer do. In fact, many countries no longer explicitly fund nanotechnology, although it may be a part of initiatives that are funded under different technology support programs. Because of this change, it is difficult to determine with certainty the level of nanotechnology funding by country or region.”

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