Emerging Technologies in the 2005 R&D Funding Report
In reading the report, I found the key technologies receiving investment to be interesting. In summary form, they are:
--Materials technologies – for medical device implants and harsh environments,
--Medical diagnostic imaging – for noninvasive diagnostics and better interpretation of images,
--Information mining and assessment – ability to rapidly analyze content from a wide range of topics,
--Environment – managing the environment,
--Energy production and distribution – renewable energies including fuel cells, bioenergy, and hydrogen.
--Medical technology – development of methods for diagnostics including devices, feedback-systems, and early-warning systems.
--Anti-terrorism technologies – including bomb detection/deactivation.
In looking at the industry sectors, I saw that total spending in the Bio/Pharmaceutical industry tops the list now exceeding the automotive industry. The list is as follows:
I believe this is one indicator showing how we have moved from the “Physics Century” into what is now called the “Bio Century”. Investment, of course, drives technology development – especially emerging technologies. I recommend you read the report and email me with your thoughts. You can reach me at email@example.com
Hall T. Martin