Nanotechnology impacts every aspect of our lives, from food packaging in the kitchen to telescopes in outer space. Inventions based on ‘nanotech’ exhibit different, often surprisingly enhanced properties or advantages. Some of these are being explored for renewable technologies, so nanotech really could unlock the fuel to drive the next revolution. 
This paper uses the example of nanotechnology to show how intellectual property analysis can be used to quickly assess a market and identify the most important sub-segments within that market. 
  • Is nanotechnology fuelling the fourth revolution 
  • Detailed segmentation can drive business decisions
  • Using IP analysis to identify opportunities