Roadmapping nanotechnology

S.T. Walsh, B. Kirchhoff, D. Tolfree

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Technology roadmaps are a type of strategic plan that attempts to align the research, development, and application of technology with business goals. Unlike strategic plans, however, technology roadmaps often integrate the talents of diverse stakeholders to solve current problems. They help industry, its supply chains, academic and research groups, and governments come together to jointly identify and prioritize the technologies needed to support strategic R&D, marketing, and investment decisions. The various definitions of roadmapping that are used will be discussed with the special issues of roadmapping disruptive technologies. Microsystems and nanosystems are potentially disruptive technologies, so roadmapping them is of special significance. Disruptive technologies can redefine the competitive landscape in traditional.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommercializing Micro-Nanotechnology Products
EditorsD. Tolfree, M.J. Jackson
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9780849383168
ISBN (Print)9780849383151
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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