Australian Nanotechnology Alliance Nanovate: Nanotechnology Industry News and Views

Issue #5 - August 2008

ANA’s Activities:
The Australian Nanotechnology Alliance and Future Materials have announced a strategic alliance aimed at bringing collaborative and networking opportunities to industry and researchers. Future Materials' head office has moved to Brisbane and centred with the ANA. Shortly joint events will commence in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, ACT and South Australia. The ANA’s Interim CEO, Carla Gerbo, will lead both organisations.

US based Lux Research released their latest nanotechnology report revealing $US147 billion worth of nano-enabled products produced in 2007, with the figure set to grow to $US3.1 trillion by 2015. The Lux figures are imperative to Australian decision makers with Australian nano enabled goods potentially being valued at $60B by 2015. ANA, with funding from the Australian Office of Nanotechnology (AON) and the Qld Govt, is undertaking a national program of Nanotechnology workshops aimed at educating and showcasing nanotechnology to industry. The ANA aims to undertake these workshops in both metropolitan and regional centres over the coming 12 months

ANA Executive Event Series is set to be boosted after Davies Collison Cave agreed to partner with the ANA for events in Sydney and Melbourne. The Series is also undertaken in Brisbane and is aimed at bringing discussions on nano into CBD boardrooms to encourage collaboration between industry and researchers.

IN THIS ISSUE

New Podcasts – Theme: Technical Textiles

New Vodcasts (Video Casts)
These vodcasts are a new educational tool developed by the ANA to provide information on nanotechnology applications to industry.

Events:

Nanotechnology Reports:

Publications of Interest