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In Applied Nanotechnology Jeremy Ramsden takes an integrated approach to the scientific, commercial and social aspects of nanotechnology, exploring: The relationship between nanotechnology and innovation The changing economics and business models required to commercialize innovations in nanotechnology Product design challenges - investigated through case studies Applications in various sectors, including composite materials, energy and agriculture The role of government in promoting nanotechnology The potential future of molecular self-assembly in industrial production The ethics and social implications of nanotechnology As well as providing business models and practical examples of the innovation process, this book offers a vision of the role of nanotechnology in confronting the challenges facing humanity, from healthcare to climate change. In this second edition, new chapters have been added on Energy Applications and the role of Nanotechnology in Sustainability. The section on the safety of nanoproducts has also been updated, and material on funding and commercialization has been updated and expanded, with new case studies being added illustrating the experience of new startups in a challenging economic environment. A routemap for the commercialization of nanotech research, written by an author with extensive first-hand experience in research, and the commercialization of research findings. The new edition explores the experience of nanotech startups in a challenging economic environment. A new chapter explores the contribution that nanotechnology can make to the global sustainability agenda.