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Nanotechnology by Sherron Sparks

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8Investors and Commercialization Centers

Studies show that one of the major problems of start-up companies is that the necessary and substantial cash is lacking early in the business venture Monies needed for educated personnel, research and development, high processing costs, the long lead time for nanoproducts, and the lack of process scalability require a committed investment early on to make it to production.

The similarities of nanotechnology and the dot-com technology rise in the late 1900s are key in understanding the commercialization, as many dot-coms went bust because of lack of business skills and due diligence in the business setup Mirroring the success of the dot-com technology market will benefit the nanotechnology focus on growth ...

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