Development of Nanotechnology in the World and Nanotechnology Standards in Turkey


3rd World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, WOCTINE 2019, İstanbul, Turkey, 21 - 23 June 2019, vol.158, pp.1011-1018 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 158
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.procs.2019.09.142
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1011-1018
  • Keywords: Expert opinions, Nanaotechnology standards, Nanoproduct, Nanotechnology
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.The aim of this study is to examine the development process of nanotechnology in the world and present to the evaluations of related experts on the nanotechnology productivity and standards in Turkey. In this paper focuses on in-depth interviewing-involves asking informants open-ended questions, and obtain data deemed useful by the researchers. Ten authorities in nanotechnology institutions (Turkish Standards Institute, Nanotem, Economy Ministry, universities) were interviewed and their opinions were given. Turkey needs to overcome some issues on nanotechnology. Some of them: Certifying in abroad due to the inadequate accredited institutions, the lack of health and environment standards of nanotechnology, the lack of legal arrangements, problems with nanotechnology products and commercialization, the lack of a unity providing coordination between sectors in nanotechnology, the lack of an arrangement about using of nano/nanotechnology word. There are international nanotechnology standards but there is not health and environment standards in Turkey.