In Catalonia, the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology is witnessing significant progress. With a total of 107 companies dedicated to these disciplines, the sector has already surpassed a turnover of €430 million, contributing to the creation of 779 job opportunities.
Of the 107 companies dedicated to nanotechnology or nanoscience in Catalonia, 62.6% are SMEs, 25.25% are startups, and the rest are large companies with areas dedicated to nanotechnology. In addition, 53.2% are exporting companies.
Regarding activity, 42.9% of Catalan nanotechnology companies are dedicated to developing nanomaterials, 42% to nanobiology/nanomedicine, and 23.4% work in nanoelectronics. There are also companies in the field of nanotextiles, instrumentation, and metrology.
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But what is nanotechnology exactly?
Nanotechnology covers the areas of science and engineering where phenomena taking place at nanoscale dimensions are used in the design, characterization, production, and application of materials, structures, devices, and systems.
This disruptive technology is attracting more and more attention, especially due to its applications in the health field, where it is extremely useful in areas as relevant as disease detection.
New applications arising out of nanotechnology also boost the creation of other technologies, thus generating significant business opportunities in its surrounding ecosystem.