Welcome to California in the Nano Economy, a new industry and education-focused website resource for the nanotechnology community that uses a value chain approach to present California's footprint in nanotechnology.

The purpose of the site is two-fold. The primary focus is to provide a new type of educational resource to enable understanding of the ‘nano economy’ by using the perspective of the value chain. The approach is illustrated using data for California, and as a result, the site also provides a secondary benefit as a valuable resource for industry in California.

This website is an interactive, web-based version of applying a value chain research approach to a specific location (California) and the parts of a variety of industries that are impacted by a particular technology (nanotechnology). Each of the main sections on the site represent one of the main steps in the research process. For details on the information available on this site and the development process, please see the other overview sections.

NSF Logo

This material is based, in part, upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. 0938099. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Duke | Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness

Center for Nanotechnology in Society | University of Santa Barbara