Developing nanotechnology in Latin America

Title: Developing nanotechnology in Latin America
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: February 2009
Published In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Description: 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. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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Citation: Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 11. Issue 2. 259 - 278. ISSN 1388-0764. DOI 10.1007/s11051-008-9503-z.
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