Guillermo Foladori’s work focuses on environmental, health and technological issues. His recent book is Nanotecnologías Disruptivas (Spanish) (Miguel Angel. Bookmark. Nanotechnology for social needs: contributions from Latin American research in the areas of health, energy and watermore. by Guillermo Foladori. Manuskripte Guillermo Foladori, Noela Invernizzi (Ed.) Nanotechnologies in Latin America 81 Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Manuskripte

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Many authors sustain the idea that developing countries could generate ways to improve their technologies and, in consequence, their rate of economic growth if they could only encourage a rapid process of learning so they can use the technology to catch up.

They warned about the need to take into consideration the surface area, the chemical attributes of the surface, the solubility and of course, the size when researching and using nanoparticles because most of these aspects are not considered when scientists work with macro particles Maynard, et al, Construyendo entre todos un Marco de Bioseguridad.

This project shows that the Euro- pean Union is interested in encouraging long-term relations between European in- stitutions and their counterparts in Latin America Suframa, This regulation imposes taxes over the exploitation of natural resources used for scientific innovation.

The situation of nanotechnology in the Andean countries is completely hetero- geneous. The US mili- tary presence is not reduced to the partnership between the civil sector and the mi- litary; there is also involvement from the Latin-American armed forces.

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Add Social Profiles Facebook, Twitter, etc. The no- velty of nanotechnology is that matter exhibits different and new properties when it is manipulated in roladori scale of 1 to nanometers. Nanotechnology for social needs: Main poverty problems are not due to lack of technology, though a new technology will not, by its own, overcome those development problems.

Lavagna announced initiatives for the industrial sector. In this context, a year later, the CNPq launched a new call to create research networks and ten networks were opened which are still opera- ting. It remains to be seen if competitiveness can encourage development, understanding it as the reduc- tion of poverty and inequality.

To make advances in this way requires greater interac- tion among scientists from the natural and physical fields and social scientists to reflect on the research policies of the country.


Army, Navy, and Air Force. Each network was composed of scientists, universities and research centers from different parts of the country. Are you an author? World Bank backs Third World centres of excellence plan.

According to this protocol, the center has the following goals: To describe this new industry, proponents usually cite the potential that nanotechnology possesses for developing countries to resolve their innumerable problems, from those relating to the purification of water, the generation of energy and the creation of medicines.

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On the other hand, a technological revolution at the level being announced will have highly destabilizing implications and its effects will hit the most vulnerable sectors of society hardest. Navy, in association with the Air Force, held three international workshops in Latin America on multifunctional materials, a topic of interest for the U.

In Venezuela four institutions concentrate the main bulk of nanotechnology re- search and there is no official program to encourage nanotechnologies, although some prospective studies indicate this could be the case in the near future.

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Accessed 4 April Although the spirit of the MSIs was to create institutes and nuclei of research with resources comparable to the developed countries, in practice, the resources were meagre. Accessed 3 August Provide feedback about this page. That is the case of Chile. Five months la- ter, April saw the formal launch of the Argentinean Nanotechnology Foun- dation ANF 3 with a federal budget of 10 million dollars over the next 5 years and with a tight agreement with Lucent Technologies Sarmetband, a.

The analysis was done through the identification of the main NT research centers in Nanotechnology in Latin America at a Crossroads. Nanotechnology in Latin America at the Crossroads. Accessed 6 March If the projects are successful, the requirements for technical personnel and guillrmo quali- fied human resources will increase. The main focus of these workshops was on one topic of strategic importance for the US Defense De- partment: The first argument advocates for the use of nanotechnologies for giving specific gkillermo to prevailing problems in poor countries, such as: In the following sections we explore the content of the articles.

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The analysis was done through the identification of the main NT research centers in Mexico and the available information they have made public via institutional websites. There are other indicators used to show the de- gree in which a given country is incorporated into the knowledge economy, such as the KAM Knowledge Assessment Methodology of the World Bank.


Nanoforum Co- lombia InChile invested 0. The absence of such schemes in Latin America indicates a lack of public awaren- ess about the use of this technology and shows the profound hope that the gover- nments in the region have in nanotechnology to conquer international markets, even though its use would entail risks and impacts not fully understood. Baran argued that the develop- ment of underdevelopment in LDCs was perpetuated by the lack of distribution of power among classes, the control over the economic surplus in all its forms and the inability of LDCs to compete with the advanced capitalist countries.

In Argentina in October,the Economics Minister announced that the go- vernment was working on a plan for the development of nanotechnology and di- gital literacy.

In addition, the Bank pointed out that the patents regime accepted by the World Trade Organization 4 had not pro- moted private research in areas with a large impact on the development process, but with little return of profits, such as the so-called neglected diseases i.

Although the spirit of the plan was to create the conditions for the researchers to stay in Chile and not migrate, it is debatable whether this could be achieved in enclaves of excellence with short support and without a concurrent basic educational reform effort to nourish and allow the replication, in the long-term, of a path for technological in- novation. Various international institutions, such as the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Organization of American States promoted similar Science and Technology policies, and included nanotechnology as a priority area.

The third was held in in Argentina ONR, The plan is to attract the most im- portant centers for research and education and convince them to set up shop in Monterrey.

Most scientists in Brazil were certainly not trained in this paradigm of a closer relationship bet- ween science and society.