Working Paper Ircres-CNR 05/2018                            
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Public research in Nanotechnology in Piedmont (Italy)[1]

Ugo Finardi

CNR-IRCRES, National Research Council, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth, via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (TO) - Italy


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Nanotechnologies and nanosciences are a relevant interdisciplinary field in sciences and technologies. They belong to the group of Key Enabling Technologies, and are considered a general purpose and a disruptive technological field. This working paper describes the research activities in nanotechnologies performed inside the regional research system of Piedmont, Italy. After performing a bibliometric search using a tested and reliable methodology, the database of scientific works is analysed. Several features of the nanotech scientific production of the regional research system are analysed: numerical evolution, scientific topics and subject of the works, authors and institutions. The obtained results are commented in the framework of regional systems of innovation. At the end of the analysis, the paper offers comments and draws conclusions.



Nanotechnologies, nanosciences, Piedmont, scientific research, regional systems of innovation.


JEL codes: O32, Q55


DOI: 10.23760/2421-7158.2018.005


 How to Cite this Article

Finardi U., 2018. Public research in Nanotechnology in Piedmont (Italy), Working Paper IRCrES, 4(5).


[1] This work has been realized in the context of the research project “Nanotechnologies in Piedmont: a study for the creation of a Regional Operative Observatory”, supported by Fondazione CRT.



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