Introduction-Nanotechnology is a scientific and engineering enabler that cuts across many applications. As such, it offers numerous opportunities for advancing the economic value and impact of new U.S. technologies in diverse business sectors. The global market value for products incorporating nanotechnology was about $30 billion in 2000. That increased to $731 billion in 2012, and the global value of nano-enabled products, nano-intermediates, and nanomaterials is forecasted to reach $4.4 trillion by 2018. As the market expands, the number of jobs needing different skill levels in nanotechnology will increase. Thus it is essential that a sufficient supply of qualified workers be developed to fill that need. (Read more).
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