Creating Enhanced Value for Nanotechnology by
Institutionalizing Change on University Campuses
State of Minnesota (Government)
This is an abstract
for a presentation given at the
Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
There will be a link from here to the full article when it is
available on the web.
Nanotechnology is multi-disciplinary in nature. Biology, material science, engineering, physics, chemistry and informational sciences will all play an integral role in its development. Unfortunately, most university systems, for historical, economic and social reasons, tend to favor narrow specialization. If nanotechnology is to reach its potential, an academic system that nurtures and encourages cross-fertilization (among vastly different academic fields) will be necessary. The author will present the case for changing the system and outline the steps required to institutionalize the changes.
Deputy Director Of The Minnesota Office Of Strategic And Long Range Planning
658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155 USA