Guillermo Foladori’s work focuses on environmental, health and technological issues. His recent book is Nanotecnologías Disruptivas (Spanish) (Miguel Angel. Bookmark. Nanotechnology for social needs: contributions from Latin American research in the areas of health, energy and watermore. by Guillermo Foladori. Manuskripte Guillermo Foladori, Noela Invernizzi (Ed.) Nanotechnologies in Latin America 81 Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Manuskripte

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Although this number does not take into consideration the scientists working in the area of nanobiotechnology, the fact of the matter is that the number of researchers working with nanotechnology in Chile is very small.

The State Government of Puebla is trying to create a high-tech park in Huejot- guollermo. In describing this new industry, proponents often cite the potential in particular for the developing countries to embrace nanotechnology as an excellent solution for countless problems, ranging from safe water; energy production; and health care. In Peru there are a few researchers doing nanotechnology in the four major uni- versities of the country.

It is the first of this type in Central America. Acces- sed 9 January Emphasis should be put on multidisciplinary research in the field of natural and social sciences and the hu- manities.

Report to the Leaders. Several nanotechnology laboratories were financially supported throughincluding the creation of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory for Agro-Bu- siness, expanding the research infrastructure of the country. El Mercurio, Sep- tember 29, Another important FUMEC action was the creation of the MEMS Productive Articulation Center in to facilitate the collaboration between industry, academy and decision makers in order to de- velop new products and businesses.

Brazil, inlaunched a national program to endorse the formation of re- search networks on nanotechnnology development. These subscribers are mainly researchers, univer- sity guillremo and graduate students. The reaction was immediate. It is also done to guillerno foreign capital.

Colombia has a National System of Science and Technology that was set up in The debate is still open. The manipulation and design of nanomateria- les is folacori of the issues raised in the Materials Program for development. Documento Cedes, 1, Buenos Aires: Raul Prebisch was its most important exponent.

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Furthermore, the creation of the ANF me- ant autonomy of decision making in terms of policymaking for science and tech- nology, financing of execution and assessment of results, matters which, accor- ding to Law Lucent and the Crash of Telecom is quoted. This paper presents nanotechnology as the next technological revolution. To guarantee international competitiveness in the years to come it is necessary to endorse nanotechnology development.

This link, of course, is absent inside the nanotechnology programs foladodi is comple- tely ignored in the policy rationale behind their implementation. Gains in human development have been less impressive. Guzman in Rojas, estimates that today 15 researchers are directing nano- technology in Chile. Nanotechnology Law and Business.

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Because nanotechnology is developing relatively quickly, individual or interest group action will prove inadequate to deal with the broad public health and envi- ronmental impacts of nanotechnology; only national public policy can fit the bill. The need to promote scientific exchange, foster and perform technological and scientific research projects, aiming to solve mutual interest problems, grant scho- larships, offer specialization courses, etc.

One of the laborato- ries, included as part of this center, is the Laboratory of Nanotechnology and Na- nosciences, and there are other research institutions that are interested. Today, however, most deve- lopment theorists and practitioners favor a wider-ranging perspective within de- velopment studies that includes the environment, gender, labor, culture and va- rious other related aspects of societal change, focusing upon the improvement of the material quality of life for all citizens.

The Project was executed between April and Septemberunder a grant from the International Development Research Center of Canada and the support of the Rockefeller Foundation. The nano scale different properties of nano scale materials should be ac- counted for in these analyses.

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The final proposal was submitted to public con- 5 These four networks worked until Octoberbut from a new call of the CNPq guilletmo new networks were crea- ted, all of them connected to the Brazil Nano Program. The latter indicates that cor- porations and enterprises doing research in this area judge their investments ac- cording to the profits they will attain.

Experiences and Industry Potentials. Munks- gaard International Publishers.

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Today, more than ever, merchandise incorporating nanocompo- nents are reaching the store shelves. In order to confront the challenge of implementing knowledge economies in underdeveloped countries the World Bank followed the strategy of creating nuclei of excellence in research. Another issue to observe is the fact that most of the patents in nanotechnology are owned by big transnational corporations or US based universities which are also financed by these corporations.

Argentina at the Crossroads Final remarks Beyond the differences between countries, the Latin American proposals are cha- racterized by the following common themes: Navy, in association with the Air Force, held three international workshops in Latin America on multifunctional materials, a topic of interest for the U. These seminars were organized by Latin-Americans working at US-based Uni- versities together with other US citizens in order to facilitate contact with Latin- Americans.

The objecties of the MSIs foladoi According to this protocol, the center has the following goals: Guillegmo is necessary to note that both emphasize the importance of scientific in- formation for the public, but they do not recognize the right of social movements to voice their opinions on technologies, their implications and their potential risks.

Nanotechnology in Latin America in the Crossroad.