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Nanotechnology Development in Latin America
Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2009)
  • Luciano Kay, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Philip Shapira
Abstract
This article investigates the development of nanotechnology in Latin America with a particular focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. Based on data for nanotechnology research publications and patents and suggesting a framework for analyzing the development of R&D networks, we identify three potential strategies of nanotechnology research collaboration. Then, we seek to identify the balance of emphasis upon each of the three strategies by mapping the current research profile of those four countries. In general, we find that they are implementing policies and programs to develop nanotechnologies but differ in their collaboration strategies, institutional involvement, and level of development. On the other hand, we find that they coincide in having a modest industry participation in research and a low level of commercialization of nanotechnologies.
Keywords
  • nanotechnology development,
  • Latin America,
  • research collaboration,
  • development strategies,
  • international survey
Publication Date
2009
Publisher Statement
The downloadable document is a pre-print. For the published article, see: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11051-008-9503-z
Citation Information
Luciano Kay and Philip Shapira. "Nanotechnology Development in Latin America" Journal of Nanoparticle Research 11 (2009): 259-278.