Nanotechnology in the Asia Pacific Region

Kazunobu TANAKA
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) & Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
3rd International WS to Develop a Global Nanotechnology Network, May 26-27, 2005, Saarbrucken, Germany

• Introducing the Asia Nano Forum (ANF) • Overview on Nanotech Infrastructure in ANF Network and ANF Activities • Japan Nanotechnology Strategy, Programs and Infrastructures Overview • Summary and Suggestions for Global Collaboration

Introducing Asia Nano Forum (ANF) Network
13 Member Economies include Australia, China, Hong
Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam Mission To promote the research and development and industrialization in nanotechnology that educationally, socially, environmentally and economically benefit each economy by fostering the international network and collaboration

1) Promote human resource development by exchanging students, researchers and experts 2) Promote sharing information, resources, and experiences, i.e., R&D projects, basic infrastructure, etc. of each economy through the ANF network  3) Enhance public awareness and education

Asia Nano Forum (ANF)
ANF Network Economies Agreed to Share Information &  Infrastructures, and Collaborate Research & Activities in the field of a) Standardization of concepts and measurements b) Social, environmental and health issues c) Education and human resource development Website where information is being uploaded to include Government policy, Key Centers, Facilities, Education Program and Industry Information. This website is sponsored by AIST, Japan and supported by ANF network

Asia Nano Forum Organization
Founding Chairman: Kazunobu TANAKA (JST, AIST, Japan) Chairman: Hiroshi YOKOYAMA (AIST, Japan) Co-chairman: Terry Turney (CSIRO, Australia) Secretariat: Teerachai (Nick) Pornsin-Sirirak, (NSTDA, Thailand) Coordinator: Lerwen Liu (AIST, Japan) Other Steering Committee Board Members Japan: Teruo Kishi, Korea: Han-Jo Lim , India: Ajay Sood, New Zealand: Andreas Markwitz, Taiwan: T.K. Lee, Singapore: Chwee Teck Lim, China: Chen Wang, Vietnam: Hong Khoi Phan, Malaysia: Halimaton Hamdan, Hong Kong: Paul Chu, Indonesia: Syahril Regional Coordinator: selected by the Steering Committee Information Coordinator: selected by the Steering Committee

ANF Network Organizations and Coordinators
Economy Australia China Hong Kong India Indonesia Korea Japan Malaysia Singapore Taiwan Thailand ANFo Network ANFo Coordinator Organization CSIRO NCNST HKUST DST MRCNB KoNTRS AIST ISIFSS NUS NPNST NANOTEC Director: Terry Turney Director: C.L.. BAI Network Website
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President: Ching-Wu Chu Advisor: R.C. Srivastava CEO: Yohanes Surya Chairman: Hanjo Lim Director: H. Yokoyama Director: Hamdan
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nusnninus. sg . edu. Dy-Director (IMRI): Soo- w w w . Jin Chua

Director: T.K. LEE



Assistant Director: Teerachai Pornsinsirirak hp (Nick) Chair of Scientific Council: Prof. Phan Hong Khoi

Past ANF Activities
1. Kick-off meeting-Asia Nano Forum Summit 2004 (ANFoS2004) held on May 10-11th 2004 in Phuket coorganized by Japan and Thailand 2. ANF Special Workshop on Nanotechnology Societal Impact in the Asia Pacific Region (ANFNSI2004) held in Beijing Nov. 26-27th 2004 co-organized by Japan and China. Steering Committee and Coordinator Meeting were held. 3. ANF2005: HKUST-AIST Joint Workshop on Nano Science and Technology held in Hong Kong on Mar 4th 2005 coorganized by Japan and Hong Kong 4. ANF Supporting Indonesia Nanotech Activities on April and May 2005

Past ANF Activities
5. Postgraduate Student Exchange Program Started Between Malaysia (Univ. Technology Malaysia) and Japan (AIST) 6. Building the ANF website (, the 1st Website on Asia Pacific Nanotech Database that includes Project/Program, Facilities/Infrastructure, Key Centers, Education Programs, and Industry Database to All ANF Member to Share Information and Stay E-connected. 7. Event Summary of ANF events is available at the Asia Pacific Nanotech Weekly (, open to public)

Future ANF Activities
1. ANF Steering Committee Meeting on July 4th, Johor, Malaysia (Malaysia Nanotechnology Forum) 2. ANF Special Workshop on Education on Nov. 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia (Motchar Riady Center for Nanotechnology and BioEngineering Inauguration Workshop) 3. Second Summit -Asia Nano Forum Summit 2005 (ANFoS2005) to be held Dec 8-9th 2005 in Noosa (Sun Shine Coast), Australia co-organized by Australia and Japan 4. Asia Advanced Nano Processing for Nano, Bio, Information Technologies (NBIT) Project supported by MEXT, NSFC and KOSEF 5. Monthly Network Briefing and Bi-monthly Newsletter

The First Asia Nano Forum Summit 2004 (ANFoS2004) Held in Phuket May10-11th

The Steering Committee Meeting During ANF Beijing Nov.26th 2004

Group Photo at ANF Beijing Nov.26th 2004 co-organized by AIST and CAS

ANF2005 HKUST-AIST Joint Workshop in Hong Kong March 4th

Government Funding Comparison in AP Region and Nano Infrastructure Assessment
Fundi ng P opul on 2004 i ati n Fundi ng R & D C ountry/R egi on (m ilon) li M USD P er C api I ta nfrastructure A ustrala i 19. 2 30 1. 563 good C hi na 1282. 2 60 0. 047 good H ong K ong 6. 98 10 1. 433 good I a ndi 1095 5 0. 005 i progress n I ndonesi a 219. 3 20 0. 091 i progress n K orea (S outh) 49. 9 208 4. 168 excelent l M al a aysi 26. 5 4 0. 151 i progress n N ew Zeal and 4 11 2. 750 good Si ngapore 3. 55 9 2. 535 good T ai an w 22. 8 91. 1 3. 996 good T haiand l 65. 7 5 0. 076 i progress n Vi etnam 82. 85 1 0. 012 i progress n Japan 128. 1 940 7. 338 excelent l USA 296. 2 961 3. 244 EU 460 1816 3. 948 H um an R esource good suffi ent ci good trai ng ni good good trai ng ni good good good trai ng ni trai ng ni good I ndustry I nfrastructure fai r fai r good fai r fai r good fai r fai r good good fai r fai r excelent l I ndustry R eadi ness fai r fai r fai r fai r fai r good fai r fai r fai r good fai r fai r excelent l

Prepared by Lerwen Liu

More substantial funding for Nanotechnology in Asia Pacific Region in the coming year, e.g. HK government is allocating an additional USD40M for HK Nanotech R & D Center for the next 5 Years.

Government Funding Comparison for 2004 in AP Economies
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Government Funding Comparison for 2004 in AP Economies

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Asia/Pacific Region Nano & Society Assessment

Prepared by Lerwen Liu

AP Region Nano & Society Assessment
• Strong government policy support in most economies • Strong awareness of the need of education and training courses are operating in most economies • Education Program in AP region is mostly bottom up, whereas Top Down Programs in Korea and Taiwan. • Strong awareness and expectation of the benefits of Nanotech in field of energy, healthcare, environment, agriculture and etc. • Some economies such as Japan and Korea have seen the emerging industrial impact of nanotech • The awareness of Risk in Nanotech is relatively weak compared that in EU and USA (except Taiwan) • Standardization of Nanotech application in some areas is emerging (Taiwan, Japan, China).

Opportunities for Collaboration with ANF Network
• Abundant & Motivated Human Resources (half of the world`s population) • Strong Science and Technology Minded • Attractive Geographical Locations and Exotic Cultures (warm climate, beaches, great food, warm people etc) • Advanced Basic Research (Japan, China) • Advanced in Technology Infrastructure (Japan, Korea, Taiwan) • Efficient Business Environment (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan) • Strong Government Initiatives and Industry participation (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong)

Update on Japan Nanotech Strategy and Program
MEXT Nanotechnology Support Project (US$28M/Y since 2002) provides Nanotech Infrastructures (Facilities, Education and Researchers Networking) / Facilities – 804 users (FY2003) • The Monthly Nanotech and Societal Workshop has been held since Aug 2004 at AIST Headquarter gathering industry, government, academic, national institutions and general public representatives, resulting the new Inter-ministry (METI, MEXT,MOE and MHLW) Surveillance Study Project “Facilitation of Public Acceptance of Nanotechnology” (2005 MEXT) • The first Nanotechnology and Societal National Symposium was held Feb. 1st 2005 supported by METI, MEXT, MOE, MHLW, NBCI, and Nikkei BP • CSTP Inter-ministry Projects on Nano-DDS, Nano Devices for Medical Use, and Nanostructured Structural Materials (2004) • METI Project on Nanotech Standardization of Nanoparticle Risk Evaluation Method (2005-2007) •

National Budget for 4 Priority Areas of the S&T Basic Plan
Life Science Information& Telecommunications Environmental Sciences Nanotechnology Materials S&T



US$ 3698M 1594M 989M 822M

US$ 3965M 1598M 1068M 855M

US$ 4100M 1868M 1357M 883M

Data reported by CSTP Data not including nanotech-related funds for Univs Calculated with US$ 1 = JP\ 110

prepared : May 2005

National Budget for Nanotechnology-Materials in Japan
UNIVS not included

2003 JP\ 90.4B US$ 822M JP\ 266.1B US$ 2419M

2004 93.5B 850M

2005 97.1B 883M

85.6B 778M

UNIVS included

Data reported by CSTP Calculated with US$ 1 = JP\ 110

prepared : May 2005

Japanese Government Nanotech HR Development Program
Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT) 1. 21st Century COE Program - Study and Assessment on International Competitiveness of Japanese Universities 2. Liking Science and Technology Plan 3. Nanotechnology Support Project Center (Nanonet) - HR Training Workshops, Nanotech KID 4. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Tech Transfer Support Center –Network and Training Support METI Nanotech HR Training Issues, Topics and Strategy 1. Nanotech MOT Program (started FY2004) 2. Industry-Univ. Collaboration Nanotech Manufacturing HR Training Program Proposal (proposed for FY2005)

Important Issues to address in the 3rd S & T Basic Plan (FY2006-2010)
• The Reforming Japan: Privatizing National Labs (FY2001 & FY2006) and University (FY2004) • Ensure Diversified and High Quality S&T HR Fostering • HR Training, Basic Research and University Social Role • Promote Interdisciplinary and Social Science • Establish Japan Innovation System as Front Runner • S & T for Safety and Security • S & T and Society • S & T International Strategy • Continue Investment to Nanotechnology / Materials as one of Priority Areas

• All the 13 economies of the ANF network have initiated Nanotech Initiative, some are very well planned and established, some are making active progress in coordinated and detailed plan. • Under the umbrella of the ANF network Joint Workshops and Meetings were held for the past one year among the 13 economies, promoting mutual understanding, research collaboration and HR exchange. • All economies address the importance of innovative HR development in Nanotech and have set up programs for implementation. • ANF Network Economies Are Keen on International Collaboration.

First Workshop on Nanotechnology in Indonesia held in Jakarta on April 11th 2005 organized by the Motchar Riady Center Nanotechnology and BioEngineering (MRCNB)