19 July 2011 Report outlines recommendations for future success of UK nanotechnology Report outlines recommendations for future success of UK nanotechnology The Nanotechnology Mini-Innovation and Growth Team (Mini-IGT) has issued a report to the government, outlining its recommendations for the future success of nanotechnology in the UK. The report, entitled Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View, details work carried out by the Mini-IGT following the 'UK Manufacturing needs nanotechnology – Closing the Skills Gap' event held on May 11. It provides supporting information and detailed proposals based on the evidence from an industry survey and conclusions from the event. It also summarises the issues, recommendations and the responsible departments for ensuring appropriate skills are available in support of the growth of the UK's manufacturing industries. One key recommendation is that the Department for Business Innovation and Skills supports vocational training, which is seen as vital to the provision of hands on technicians and operators. A view is also given of what the UK status on nanotechnology would be in 2020, assuming that the recommendations are followed in the intervening years. These recommendations are in line with the UK government's strategy for New Industry, New Jobs, which is part of its Building Britain's Future campaign. The full report can be downloaded below. Author Laura Hopperton Related Downloads 35452\Nano_report.pdf Comment on this article This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.