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The US also has private schools that are schools not administered by local or national government, and retain their right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than by public funds many of which receive endowments from businesses. Strengthening universities links to business and industry. Also in the US, the universities are governed by boards, several of the people on these boards are also lead business people in the region and in their fields of expertise, which help guide the university into what areas are in demand from the market, so that the universities can better set their curricula to match the market needs. The US Universities also have a very strong alumni base that contributes endowments to the university strengthening its funding resource.

These links have perpetuated a culture that is underlying in the US universities and academics of collaboration between them and business. It should also be stated that US universities allow for their academics during non-contract hours to work with business in their field of expertise. Thus creating a deeper interaction on a personal level, and allowing transfer of knowledge from business back into the university. These links also aid in the interaction of marketing of university IP, a majority of licensing in US universities comes from the network that the academic themselves has created through their interaction with business.

While in the UK the view of business is quite different, the view of business was not held in regard by academics and the contracts that they are employed through do not allow for the interaction as it does for their US counterparts. Yet as Richard Lambert stated in his review,” there has been a marked culture change in the UK’s universities over the past decade; most universities are actively seeking to play a broader role in the regional and national economy” (HSMO 2003).

“Two thirds of growth comes from innovation” Chancellor Exchequer, June 2002

Welsh assembly government policy

Economic development

A winning wales and wales: a vibrant economy

The Welsh Assembly Government outlines its overarching strategic agenda in ‘Wales: A Better Country’ (WAG 2003b) with policy areas including:

  • Helping more people into jobs.
  • Improving health.
  • Developing strong and safe communities.
  • Creating better jobs and skills.

This agenda ties together the policy areas of health, education, transport, local government and economic development.

The economic development agenda is captured in ‘A Winning Wales’, which was first delivered in 2001 (WAG 2001), updated in 2003 (WAG 2003a). It is supported by a host of interrelated strategies and accompanying action plans for aspects of economic development including innovation (WAG 2003), entrepreneurship, skills, (WAG 2005c), the environment and specific industry sectors ( [link] ). The Strategy also aims to outline how Structural Funds, including Objective 1 funding are to be used in economic development for West Wales and the Valleys.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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