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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.

Interviews

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

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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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
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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
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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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
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I think
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
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what is the stm
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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
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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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
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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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?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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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..
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why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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