Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) The development of nanotechnology has created differentiations in traditional industries, leading to new added value, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Hwang Jung-chiou said Wednesday at the opening of the 2011 Taiwan Nano Exhibition.
Hwang said the focus on applications in lithium-ion batteries and semiconductors has now shifted to changes in the use of materials in the nanotech industry.
The use of new materials has created differentiations in traditional industries and further led to new added value, Hwang said at Taipei World Trade Center.
Industries such as LED and green energy have made huge progress in the adoption of nanotechnology, he said
However, traditional industries provide stable job opportunities, and are therefore considered a very important sector in the economy.
According to an official from the office of National Program on Nano Technology (NPNT), the program entered a second phase in 2009, with the goal of transferring technology to industry.
The office of NPNT said that it hopes the exhibition and related events will increase interaction between industry and the research community in the field of nanotechnology.
The 2011 Taiwan Nano Week, taking place Oct. 5-7, includes events such as the Global Nano Innovation Contest, Conference on Regulations for Medical Devices Utilizing Nanotechnology and ISO 10993, and International Symposium of Regulatory Science on Medical Products Containing Nanoscale Materials.
This is the ninth year Taiwan is holding the nano exhibition.
(By Huang Chiao-wen and Nell Shen)