Korea Sets Its Sights on Becoming Global Nanotechnology Leader
The Korean government has a grand plan when it comes to nanotechnology: they want to make Korea one of the top three countries for nanotechnology by the year 2020. Koreaâ€™s Science and Technology Ministry released its National Nanotechnology Roadmap this month, which outlines a strategic plan for research and development in the field. The Roadmap identifies four nanotechnology sectors: nano-element, nano-manufacturing, nano-bio and nano-energy and environmental technology. Government officials believe their commitment will lead Korea to control 20% of the worldâ€™s nanotechnology market within the next twelve years. The final national nanotechnlology plan will be presented later this year for approval.