From Nanotech Briefs, on whose Editorial Advisory Board I am privileged to serve: “Nanotech Briefs announces the Second annual Nano 50™, the ultimate list of the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted – or will impact – key nanotechnology commercial markets, from automotive and electronics, to biomedical and materials. The Nano 50 are the best of the best – the most innovative people and design ideas that will revolutionize nanotechnology in the near-term and beyond…
“All entries will be judged on four criteria: realized or anticipated impact on the commercial market, benefits and near-term practical applications, novelty, and accomplishments in the nanotechnology field. Entries must fit within one of three categories:
“Technology – A novel engineering method, process, or research breakthrough in nanotechnology that has or is anticipated to have a significant impact in one or more application areas.
Product – A unique product that incorporates nanotechnology in its design and/or operation, with significant current or near-term applications in one or more commercial market sectors.
Innovator – An individual recognized as a leader in a specific area of nanotechnology, with a significant background of accomplishments in advancing the state of the art in nanotechnology.”
Although the phrase “near term and beyond” appears, the emphasis does appear to be on the near term. You can request a sample issue of the publication. —Christine