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Nanotechnology?Why Small is Having a Big       Impact       Tim Harper       Cientifica Ltd
What Do I Know?       2
What Do I Know?       2
What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European   Space Agency                                2
What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European   Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur                                2
What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European   Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of   Several Natio...
What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European   Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of   Several Natio...
What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European   Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of   Several Natio...
5000 Years of Science          7
5000 Years of Science•   We have been observing    the world for 5000 years                               7
5000 Years of Science•   We have been observing    the world for 5000 years•   Significantly changing it    for 100 years  ...
5000 Years of Science•   We have been observing    the world for 5000 years•   Significantly changing it    for 100 years• ...
Materials Have Shaped Our             Culture & Economy10,000 BC            1000 BC      0      1800                     1...
Control Over Materials    Materials Have Always Been Vital    to Humanity•   Clothing,•   Heating, hunting tools•   Coal, ...
Control Over Materials                         9
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                1650   1950   2050   10
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                1650   1950   2050   10
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                1650   1950   2050   10
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                1650   1950   2050   10
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                1650   1950   2050   10
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                       Semiconductors                1650    195...
Science Enables New                 TechnologiesComplexity                               Biotechnology                    ...
Science Enables New                 Technologies                                   NanotechnologiesComplexity             ...
Science Enables New                 Technologies                                        Synthetic Biology                 ...
Science Enables New                 Technologies                                               Geoengineering?            ...
Science Enables New                 Technologies                                               Geoengineering?            ...
10 Years of Nanotech         11
10 Years of Nanotech Household Cleaners                            Sporting Equipment              Food              Displ...
10 Years of Nanotech         11
Government  $68Bn
Government  $68Bn Private $183Bn
$250Billion
“Anyone talking about trillion dollar markets,thousands of start-ups and billions of dollars ofVC money is missing the poi...
Nanotechnology&Market&Evolu;on&2006?15&                       1,600,000%                       1,400,000%                 ...
Nanotechnology&Market&Evolu;on&2006?15&                       1,600,000%                       1,400,000%                 ...
Understanding Nature
Building From The   Bottom Up
Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs
Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2             bits (CGAT)
Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2             bits (CGAT)        800 Mb
Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2             bits (CGAT)        800 Mb
Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2             bits (CGAT)         1.3Gb        800 Mb
Using only chitin nature creates something• strong & resilient• breathable• waterproof and• creates colour through structure
Nature uses a few polymerschitin, cellulose, starch,protein, nucleic acidWe use thousands, many oilbased, to achieve the s...
Diagnosing Disease
Drug Delivery
Even Textiles
Nanotech+ Biotech+ IT  ???????
Longest Published DNA SequenceSynthetic Biology                                  Source: Rob Carlson synthesis.cc         ...
A Lot Like Moore’s Law          34
Is It Just Smaller Faster       Better Stuff?
Addressing the Challenge
Addressing the Challenge Sustained & responsible technology innovation is the only way that the world has supported six bi...
Is It Possible?
New & SustainableInvestment Models    Required?
Profiting From The    Challenge
Profiting From The       Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now
Profiting From The       Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now• Increasing regulatory pressure
Profiting From The       Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now• Increasing regulatory pressure• Nano/bio/IT ...
Finally   43
FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences willbe as important to the 21st Centuryas oil, polymers and semiconductorswere to ...
FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences willbe as important to the 21st Centuryas oil, polymers and semiconductorswere to ...
tim.harper@cientifica.com       Twitter: @tim_harper
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  1. 1. Nanotechnology?Why Small is Having a Big Impact Tim Harper Cientifica Ltd
  2. 2. What Do I Know? 2
  3. 3. What Do I Know? 2
  4. 4. What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European Space Agency 2
  5. 5. What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur 2
  6. 6. What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of Several National Funding Bodies 2
  7. 7. What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of Several National Funding Bodies• World Economic Forum Emerging Technologies Council / Tech Pioneers 2
  8. 8. What Do I Know?• Former Engineer at European Space Agency• Serial Entrepreneur• Chair / Chief Advisor of Several National Funding Bodies• World Economic Forum Emerging Technologies Council / Tech Pioneers• Advise Governments & Private Clients 2
  9. 9. 5000 Years of Science 7
  10. 10. 5000 Years of Science• We have been observing the world for 5000 years 7
  11. 11. 5000 Years of Science• We have been observing the world for 5000 years• Significantly changing it for 100 years 7
  12. 12. 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 7
  13. 13. Materials Have Shaped Our Culture & Economy10,000 BC 1000 BC 0 1800 1900’s 2000 2010 Stone & Wood Iron Cement Steel Synthetic Biology Polymers Composites Nanotechnology Adapted from Herrmann, W. Chem. Eng. Technol. 21(7), 549 (1998) 8
  14. 14. Control Over Materials Materials Have Always Been Vital to Humanity• Clothing,• Heating, hunting tools• Coal, iron, oil, copper• Semiconductors• Satellites 9
  15. 15. Control Over Materials 9
  16. 16. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 10
  17. 17. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 10
  18. 18. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 10
  19. 19. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 10
  20. 20. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity 1650 1950 2050 10
  21. 21. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  22. 22. Science Enables New TechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  23. 23. Science Enables New Technologies NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  24. 24. Science Enables New Technologies Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  25. 25. Science Enables New Technologies Geoengineering? Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  26. 26. Science Enables New Technologies Geoengineering? Synthetic Biology NanotechnologiesComplexity Biotechnology Control Semiconductors 1650 1950 2050 10
  27. 27. 10 Years of Nanotech 11
  28. 28. 10 Years of Nanotech Household Cleaners Sporting Equipment Food Displays Drug DeliveryInsulation Paints Sunscreen Water Treatment Construction Cosmetics Lighting Filtration Anti Corrosion Data Storage Textiles Computer Memory CoatingsCatalysis Tissue Engineering 11
  29. 29. 10 Years of Nanotech 11
  30. 30. Government $68Bn
  31. 31. Government $68Bn Private $183Bn
  32. 32. $250Billion
  33. 33. “Anyone talking about trillion dollar markets,thousands of start-ups and billions of dollars ofVC money is missing the point ofnanotechnology....most of the effects will not be called nano, andthey will be off the radar of most nano pundits &gurus" - Tim Harper 2003
  34. 34. Nanotechnology&Market&Evolu;on&2006?15& 1,600,000% 1,400,000% 1,200,000%Value&(US$&Million)& 1,000,000% Aero+Defence% Automo:ve% 800,000% Chemicals% General% 600,000% Food% Healthcare% 400,000% 200,000% 0% 2005% 2006% 2007% 2008% 2009% 2010% 2011% 2012% 2013% 2014% 2015% 2016% !200,000% Year&
  35. 35. Nanotechnology&Market&Evolu;on&2006?15& 1,600,000% 1,400,000% 1,200,000%Value&(US$&Million)& 1,000,000% Aero+Defence% Automo:ve% 800,000% Chemicals% General% 600,000% Food% Healthcare% 400,000% 200,000% 0% 2005% 2006% 2007% 2008% 2009% 2010% 2011% 2012% 2013% 2014% 2015% 2016% !200,000% Year&
  36. 36. Understanding Nature
  37. 37. Building From The Bottom Up
  38. 38. Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs
  39. 39. Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2 bits (CGAT)
  40. 40. Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2 bits (CGAT) 800 Mb
  41. 41. Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2 bits (CGAT) 800 Mb
  42. 42. Genome contains 3.2Bn base pairs20-25,000 distinct genes encoded by 2 bits (CGAT) 1.3Gb 800 Mb
  43. 43. Using only chitin nature creates something• strong & resilient• breathable• waterproof and• creates colour through structure
  44. 44. Nature uses a few polymerschitin, cellulose, starch,protein, nucleic acidWe use thousands, many oilbased, to achieve the sameproperties
  45. 45. Diagnosing Disease
  46. 46. Drug Delivery
  47. 47. Even Textiles
  48. 48. Nanotech+ Biotech+ IT ???????
  49. 49. Longest Published DNA SequenceSynthetic Biology Source: Rob Carlson synthesis.cc 33
  50. 50. A Lot Like Moore’s Law 34
  51. 51. Is It Just Smaller Faster Better Stuff?
  52. 52. Addressing the Challenge
  53. 53. Addressing the Challenge Sustained & responsible technology innovation is the only way that the world has supported six billion people and will continue to sustain 9 billion people by 2050. ‣ WEF Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies
  54. 54. Is It Possible?
  55. 55. New & SustainableInvestment Models Required?
  56. 56. Profiting From The Challenge
  57. 57. Profiting From The Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now
  58. 58. Profiting From The Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now• Increasing regulatory pressure
  59. 59. Profiting From The Challenge• Sustainability is on everyones agenda now• Increasing regulatory pressure• Nano/bio/IT convergence is a once a century opportunity
  60. 60. Finally 43
  61. 61. FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences willbe as important to the 21st Centuryas oil, polymers and semiconductorswere to the 20th Century 43
  62. 62. FinallyNanotechnologies and biosciences willbe as important to the 21st Centuryas oil, polymers and semiconductorswere to the 20th CenturyWe have the tools, lets use themwisely 43
  63. 63. tim.harper@cientifica.com Twitter: @tim_harper
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