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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Van der Merwe, Derrick Louis
URN etd-03012010-170756
Document Title Study of the South African nanotechnology system
Degree MEng
Department Engineering and Technology Management
Advisor Name Title
Prof A J Buys Supervisor
  • nanotechnology South Africa
Date 2005-04-01
Availability unrestricted
The study of the nanotechnology system in South Africa is an analysis of the South African nanotechnology innovation system, with a discussion of background information regarding nanotechnology awareness, involvement, funding, personnel, education, networking and equipment, and illustration of the level of nanotechnology activities for each product life cycle and per institution. The document contains a classification of nanotechnology industries regarding time to market, market potential, disruptiveness and complexity, identifies innovation hampers for the South African nanotechnology community and ranks nanotechnology national and international nanotechnology buyers, suppliers, competitors and relationships. Lastly, innovative strategies are formulated from information gathered on internal South African nanotechnology strengths and weaknesses, and external nanotechnology opportunities and threats.

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Van der Merwe, DL 2004, Study of the South African nanotechnology system, MEng dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03012010-170756/ >


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