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Both cohorts also reported a number of spinout and newly formed companies. Within the TX/UK cohort there were 2 spin-out companies formed over the past three years compared with none amongst the control group. Compared with a broader definition of newly established companies (i.e., including spin-in and other routes) the TX/UK researchers founded five newly formed companies to the Control group’s one.

Location, location, location

The focus of this study was to see in its most basic form, whether a region is able to leverage an international research network for economic development. In this case the two research groups were asked what kind of collaboration were they involved in; a 1-1 collaboration; where one entity was involved with the single respondent was in operation in a single local, and Multi Partnership collaboration where by a single respondent was involved with an entity that involved multi locations within an identified geographical location. Interesting enough was the fact that within both groups all researchers worked in an equal proportion of 1-1 collaborations within Wales, thusly inferring that there is proportional academic economic spill-over within the region, with the TX/UK researchers having a higher proportional engagement outside of the region than the control.

One-to-one partnerships

[link] on the following page presents the geographical spread of 1-1 partnerships across the TX/UK and Control cohorts.

Geographical of location 1-1 partnership.

From [link] , the following can be observed:

  • TX/UK and Control cohorts present the equal numbers of 1-1 collaborations across the UK.
  • TX/UK cohort is involved in significantly more 1-1 collaborations with partners in the EU and elsewhere around the world.

Multipartite partnerships

[link] below presents the geographical spread of multipartite partnerships across the TX/UK and Control cohorts.

Geographical of location multi-partite partnerships.

In contrast with the 1-1 partnerships presented in [link] , a definite difference in number of partnerships with UK involvement can be seen between TX/UK and Control cohorts. This and other key observations can be summarized as:

  • As for 1-1 partnerships, TX/UK cohort is involved in significantly more activity involving EU and Global partners.
  • TX/UK cohort is involved in significantly more partnerships involving the UK.


Over the course of this study semi-structured interviews were conducted with twelve key individuals involved the Texas/United Kingdom Collaborative six on the Texas side and six on the United Kingdom. These comprised of the Political Supporters, Academic Facilitators, and Coalface Researchers

6.5.1 interview participants

Texas political supporters

Texas political supporters.
Name Role(s) Texas/UK Involvement
Dr. Malcolm Gillis Former President Rice University, Chairman of the TX/UK Collaborative Overall Chair of the TX/UK Collaborative on both sides; Instigator of the Collaborative
Hon. Ian Murray Former Consul General Houston Former co-instigator of the TX/UK collaborative

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
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absolutely yes
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it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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