The scope of nanotechnology is huge, said Diarmuid OBrien, executive director of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, or the Crann Institute.
says that by 2015, the global market for nanotech products is estimated to be in the region of $3trillion.
It is a massively expanding market and with this new facility we are in a position to take advantage of that, he
Ireland is already well placed when it comes to nano-research we were recently ranked 6th in the world and with the type of investment we are seeing at the moment there is no reason why we can not be world leaders. He
said the Crann Institute
would include 150 researchers.The facility that were opening would be comparable with the best facilities you would see around the world, he