Canada Policy Document

Alberta Nanotechnology Strategy, Unleashing Alberta’s Potential 2007 - 2020
Alberta will be a leading contributor in placing Canada amongst the top five nations in the world by helping it produce 10 per cent of the world’s nanotechnology based economic activity.
By 2020, Alberta will achieve a two per cent share of the global nanotechnology market – generating an estimated $20 billion of new economic activity – by developing nano enabled products and applications specific to industries in the energy and environment, health and medical technologies, and agriculture and forestry sectors.
Priority sector Energy and Environment
Priority sector Health and Medical Technologies
Priority sector Agriculture and Forestry
R & D focus Synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystals and nanowires
R & D focus Synthesis of materials based on supramolecules
R & D focus Production of devices and nanosensors on a molecular scale
R & D focus Development of nanomaterials suitable for catalysis and specific modifications to the surfaces of semiconductors
R & D focus Development of interfaces for nanoelectronics and nanofluidics devices
R & D focus Theory, modelling and simulation of nanosystems
R & D focus Development of quantitative imaging and characterisation techniques supporting research into nanotechnology