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Table 3 Public funds for R&D in nanoscience and nanotechnologies

From: The potential risks of nanomaterials: a review carried out for ECETOC

Country Public funding
Europe Current funding ~ €1 B, largely from national and regional programmes
Japan $400 M (2001); $800 M (2003); $1 B (estimated for 2004)
USA $750 M (2003); $3.7 B (2005–2008, excluding defence)
  1. Data source: http://www.bccresearch.com/editors/RGB-290.html