A special issue of International Journal of Nanomanufacturing
In the past ten years, significant advancements have been made in the development of new manufacturing processes and infrastructure dedicated to commercializing micro and nanotechnology-based products and systems for applications in almost every sector of industry. Both public and private investment levels remain high fuelled by optimistic market predictions. But to meet expectations companies have to be increasingly aware and concerned about manufacturing issues like integration, functionality, safety and reliability and costs. The potentially disruptive nature of the technology can distort markets and therefore its consequences must be considered in any commercialization strategy.
The goal of this special issue is to publish the current status and future directions of the nanotechnology in relation to its maturity in producing new products and systems taking into account the manufacturing issues referred to above. Selected papers will be published from the International Conference on Commercialization of Micro-Nanosystems (COMS2007). The editor will also accept submissions to this special issue from authors who do not intend to participate in the conference, particularly from companies who are intending to have new products on the market in the near future. Contributions from market specialists and VCs and public funding bodies are welcomed.
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, topics that address:
- Fundamental commecialization
- Issues related specifically to nanotechnology-based products and systems
- Relationship between innovation, manufacturing processes and end product realisation
- Applications and market studies of nanotechnology-based products and systems Time-to-market issues
- Future market applications for nanoproducts
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 September 2007
Communication of peer reviews to authors: 31 October 2007
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 30 November 2007