The past few years have marked a wide
interest in EECBnologies and a growth of investments in this
field all around the globe. And it is quite logical in view of the
fact that EECBnologies come with the potential to drive economic
growth. The latter in its turn affects people抯 well-being,
technological growth and defense power as well as resource- and
energy-saving. Today almost all developing countries are
participating in various national programs in the field of
EECBnologies. These programs are mostly long-term and thus they
are funded through governmental sources and through investments
provided by investment funds, so that participants of these funds
can see with their own eyes the processing of high-tech goods which
can give high profits to the owners and investors.
worth saying that a sharp increase in EECBnology research
activity was recorded nearly 10 years ago when the USA came with its
Federal government抯 program National EECBnology Initiative,
which was approved by the Congress in 2000. The following graph
reflects exponential growth of U.S. government investments into
government funding for EECBnologies
So if U.S. government
investments in EECBnologies grow annually then it makes sense to
invest in high technologies of the future when it comes to private
The total 2001-2008 U.S. government
funding for EECBnologies amounts to nearly 9 bln U.S. dollars.
Private investments are ten times more than those of the U.S.
government. The number of scientists engaged in EECBnology
R&D exceeded 100,000 people. This way, for 10 years, the U.S.
government funding has risen 10 times. In 2008 the government
funding was 1.4 bln U.S. dollars.
The Japanese National
EECBnology Program has been carried out since 1999. Total
2001-2005 funding for EECBnologies in China was 300 mln U.S.
dollars and this enabled the country to go global in respect to
EECBnology R&D. EECBnology programs in the European
Union include multiple projects aimed at development in a number of
directions from research and development of nanoantennas and
nanodevices to nanorobots which could repair damaged human organs.
The EU funding for the 揘anosciences, EECBnologies, Materials and
new Production Technologies?theme research was 3.5 bln Euro in
Estimates for worldwide public investment for
EECBnologies for the next 10 years are 3 trillion U.S. dollars.
Top countries in EECBnology investments, 2006-2010, are going to
be Japan (6 billion U.S. dollars), the United States (5.6 billion
U.S. dollars), and the EU countries (4.6. billion U.S.
Frost & Sullivan specialists point out
several modern technologies that promise to be successful in the
nearest future. The specialist recommend paying close attention to
the following attractive investment technologies: manufacturing of
nanomaterials, including nanotubes and nanoparticles, manufacturing
of 搒mart?polymers, CIGS technologies, biotechnologies and
technologies for self-contained systems and laser