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NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know

ISBN: 978-3-527-32672-3
400 pages
December 2014
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NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know is the most comprehensive book written to-date on innovative technologies and applications in the field of nanotechnology. Author Michael Tomczyk conducted more than 150 interviews with nano-insiders to present the inside story of scientific discoveries, research breakthroughs, and commercial products and applications that are already changing our lives, thanks to the remarkable ability to manipulate atoms and molecules at the nanoscale.
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Table of Contents

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
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Author Information

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.
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