Check out the interview of Foresight president Scott Mize over at Nanotechnology Now on the “Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems.” Excerpt:
“The ‘Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems‘ will chart anticipated developments in nanotechnology which will be required to take us from current abilities to advanced nanosystems. The Roadmap will examine what can be developed in labs today and then map out a step-by-step plan for developing these new nanotechnologies.
“The Roadmap process will bring together and coordinate the thinking and activity of key stakeholders who have a role in developing the next generations of nanotechnology. These stakeholders will include governments, corporations, research institutions, policy professionals, investors, educators and the media. The goal is to provide a common vocabulary and framework that each stakeholder can use as input for their own businesses strategy, investment, or research and development process…
“Our working definition is that ‘Productive Nanosystems are molecular-scale systems that make other useful materials and devices that are nanostructured.’ However, through the Roadmap process, this definition is likely to evolve.”