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Tim Harper\’s keynote on Nanotechnology at Technology Review\’s emTech Malaga conference

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  • Optical microscope helped us understand bacteria, viruses, and the basis of disease - stopped cholera etc \n
  • Optical microscope helped us understand bacteria, viruses, and the basis of disease - stopped cholera etc \n
  • Optical microscope helped us understand bacteria, viruses, and the basis of disease - stopped cholera etc \n
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  • The Market ForNanotechnologies Tim Harper Cientifica Ltd
  • The Market ForNanotechnologies Tim Harper Cientifica Ltd
  • Tim Harper• Engineer at European Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Co Founder NanoSight• Chair / Chief Advisor of Several National Funding Bodies• World Economic Forum Emerging Technologies Council / Tech Pioneers 7
  • 10 Years of Nanotech 8
  • 10 Years of NanotechHousehold Cleaners Sporting Equipment Food Displays Drug DeliveryInsulation Sunscreen Paints Water Treatment Construction Cosmetics Lighting Filtration Anti Corrosion Data Storage Textiles Computer Memory CoatingsCatalysis Tissue Engineering 8
  • 10 Years of Nanotech 8
  • IBM’s CognitiveComputing Chip
  • 5000 Years of Science 10
  • 5000 Years of Science• We have been observing the world for 5000 years 10
  • 5000 Years of Science• We have been observing the world for 5000 years• Significantly changing it for 100 years 10
  • 5000 Years of Science• We have been observing the world for 5000 years• Significantly changing it for 100 years• Understanding our actions for 20 years 10
  • Control Over Materials Materials Have Always Been Vital to Humanity• Clothing,• Heating, hunting tools• Coal, iron, oil, copper• Semiconductors• Satellites 11
  • Materials Have Shaped Our Culture10,000 BC 1000 BC 0 1800 1900’s 2000 2010 Stone & Wood Iron Cement Steel Polymers Synthetic Biology Composites Nanotechnology Adapted from Herrmann, W. Chem. Eng. Technol. 21(7), 549 (1998) 12
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New Technologies NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New Technologies Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New Technologies Geoengineering? Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Science Enables New Technologies Geoengineering? Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Control Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 13
  • Moving From Control Of Materials to Control of Things 14
  • Moving From Control Of Materials to Control of Things Materials• Metals• Semiconductors• Food Processing Passive 14
  • Moving From Control Of Materials to Control of Things Materials Things• Metals • Crops• Semiconductors • Cells• Food Processing • The Planet? Passive Active 14
  • Ray Anderson at Interface Managed to• Cut greenhouse gas emissions by 82 percent• Cut fossil fuel consumption by 60 percent• Cut waste by 66 percent• Cut water use by 75 percent
  • The Impact Is Not Only Environmental By changing the way they used technology, Interface• invent and patent new machines, materials, and manufacturing processes• increased sales by 66 percent,• doubled earnings, and raised profit margins.
  • Operating Theatre 1910
  • “Anyone talking about trillion dollar markets,thousands of start-ups and billions of dollars ofVC money is missing the point ofnanotechnology....most of the effects will not be called nano, andthey will be off the radar of most nano pundits &gurus" - Tim Harper 2003
  • Longest Published DNA SequenceSynthetic Biology Source: Rob Carlson synthesis.cc 20
  • A Lot Like Moore’s Law 21
  • Finally 22
  • FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences will be asimportant to the 21st Century as oil, polymersand semiconductors were to the 20th Century 22
  • FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences will be asimportant to the 21st Century as oil, polymersand semiconductors were to the 20th CenturyWe have the tools, lets use them wisely 22
  • tim.harper@cientifica.com Twitter: @tim_harper