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Identification of skill needs in nanotechnology

Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

The development of nanotechnology is often considered as a fundamental revolution in technology and compared with the discovery of antibiotics, television or computer technologies. Nanotechnology is expected to generate great opportunities not only for science and research but also for manufacturing and potentially for the every-day life of people. Which skills and qualifications will be in demand in the future?
This publication reviews recent developments and trends in different fields of nanotechnology and their related skill needs. The study was also presented as a keynote contribution to the international workshop ‘Emerging technologies: new skill needs in the field of nanotechnology’ in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2005. Research results from Europe and other industrialised countries such as Japan and the United States provide estimates and forecasts of the scientific and technological developments in nanotechnology. These are assessed to analyse future demand for skills on the labour market. Particularly, the analysis reviews research into demands for basic and new skills, and occupations emerging in nanotechnology. Finally, it proposes measures to implement Europe wide innovative qualifications and training in this technology. The publication also provides an inventory of major institutions involved in the analysis of the future skill and qualification needs in nanotechnology.
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Additional information

Authors: ABICHT L, Institut für Strukturpolitik und Wirtschaftsförderung gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (isw), Halle (DE);FREIKAMP H, Institut für Strukturpolitik und Wirtschaftsförderung gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (isw), Halle (DE);SCHUMANN U, Institut für Strukturpolitik und Wirtschaftsförderung gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (isw), Halle (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006. 67 pp, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=TI7306631 (Catalogue Number: TI-73-06-631-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-896-0429-8
Record Number: 200618686 / Last updated on: 2006-09-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en