The convergence of nanoscale research with almost every field of traditional science, from engineering to chemistry, from biology to medicine, from physics to materials science, creates vast opportunities to enhance performance. Nanotechnology is characterized, on one hand, by the nanometer-length scale of materials, devices and systems created and, on the other, by its highly interdisciplinary vocation. Due to its numerous applications and its capacity to generate important changes in almost all the most important industrial sectors, nanotechnology is experiencing a trend of sharp and rapid growth.
Piemonte, the first Italian region for private investment for R&D, known for its innovative business environment capable of developing new applications, and for its internationally recognized educational system, has numerous realities active in the field of pure and applied research in nanotechnology. These go from universities' departments to public and private research centers; many of them have established profitable collaborations over time. In Piemonte research activities rely on the solid economic base of the region that produces almost 10% of the overall Italian income. Financing comes from both public and private players with the aim to foster innovation.
ITP and Politecnico di Torino realized a study with the purpose of picturing the situation about nanotechnology and its related activities in Piemonte, updated to 2006.
It is possible to download the publications that underline the strengths of the Region in the field and the benefits for potential investors, by illustrating the study's results.