Manual on Critical Issues in Nanotechnology R&D Management: An Asia-Pacific Perspective
APCTT has developed a “Manual on Critical Issues in Nanotechnology R&D Management: An Asia-Pacific Perspective” to help various stakeholders involved in the research and development (R&D) and innovation management activities in the area of nanotechnology. The Manual addresses the following issues that were identified at the Expert group Meeting (EGM) held in December 2011:
- nanosafety, standardization, and certification;
- protection and valuation of nanotechnology intellectual property (IP); and
- the commercialization of R&D results in the area of nanotechnology.
The manual is a compilation of guidelines, best practices and case studies focusing on the critical issues and includes a chapter on case studies on the development and commercialization of nanotechnology-based value added products from the Asia-Pacific region. This manual could be of interest to researchers and research managers of R&D institutes and industries engaged in the development and commercialization of nanotechnology-based value added products in the Asia-Pacific region. The manual would be used as resource material in the national capacity building programmes for strengthening R&D management capacity of researchers/research managers in participating member countries.