Steve Jurvetson, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Since 1977, number of nanotech patents granted has increased
more than three-fold.
US relative share is decreasing.
Source: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Nanotechnology builds upon our strengths
50% of new products in advanced industrial areas will use NS&E by 2015
Either path will drive dramatic economic and workforce change
Largest single research funding stream at the federal level.
2008 budget request for US NNI is nearly $1.5 billion, more than tripling the funding in 2001 (first year of NNI)
Relative US share is still decreasing
Twenty-five federal agencies participate in the NNI, 13 of which have an R&D budget for nanotechnology.
2008 budget request for U.S. NNI is nearly $1.5 billion, more than tripling the funding in 2001 (first year of NNI)
Feb. 19, 2007—SNS beam accelerated to 1.01 GeV, a new world energy record for proton beam acceleration in a linear accelerator.
Speaks to Technology Economy Broadly, and nano narrowly
Not a Strategic Plan, but a call to public and private action