Tracking Nanotechnology in Mexico
Volume 4, Issue 2
Guillermo Foladori, Autonomous University of Zacatecas
Edgar Zayago Lau, Autonomous University of Zacatecas
In Latin America, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico are the leading countries in nanotechnology research and development. However, Mexico is the only one from this group without a national plan concerning the development of nanotechnology and the nanosciences. Regardless, Mexico has signed several multilateral agreements between research centers, foreign universities and industries from overseas to promote the development of the diminutive science. For the most part, there are two features that distinguish the Argentinean and Brazilian initiatives from the Mexican. On one hand, Mexico is missing a tangible plan for the development and research of nanotechnology. On the other, the United States plays an important role in most of the cooperation agreements signed by Mexico and in the creation of new positions inside Mexican high technology industries. This article examines the paths that Mexico has taken in the development of nanotechnology.
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