According to a report published by Lux Research, total investment in the Nanotechnology sector worldwide will exceed $ 8.6 trillion in 2004.
Of these investments, the public sector will have contributed $ 4.6 trillion dollars. These $ 4.6 trillion of public funds allocated to nanotechnology are distributed by regions in the world as follows:
- United States - $ 1.6 trillion (35%)
- Asia - $ 1.6 trillion (35%)
- Europe - $ 1.3 trillion (28%)
- Rest of the world - $ 133 million (2%)
On the other hand, the private sector will spend about $ 3.8 billion dollars on nanotechnology research and development during 2004. This spending is distributed by region as follows:
- North American companies - $ 1.7 trillion (46%)
- Asian companies - $ 1.4 trillion (36%)
- European companies - $ 650 million (17%)
- Companies from other regions - $ 40 million (less than 1%)
According to the report, in 2004 despite a reduction in venture capital investments in the nanotechnology sector, a total of 1,500 companies announced their intention to implement strategies related to nanotechnology.