Businesses urged to use nanotechnology

Businesses have been urged to make use of nanotechnology to profit from an industry that will soon be worth �51bn.

Newham College is to host a series of workshops, which will focus on the latest technological advances across a wide range of areas from buildings to fashion.

Researchers believe there are more than 1,300 nanotechnology inspired products - including self-cleaning glass, currently on the market.

Julia Bollam, from Newham College, said they were developing formal nanotechnology training courses for businesses.

She said: “We want to dramatically increase the number of innovative SMEs or small and medium-sized businesses that use and benefit from this technology.”

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