The development of nanotechnology is often considered as a fundamental revolution in technology and compared with the discovery of antibiotics, television or computer technologies.
Nanotechnology is expected to generate great opportunities not only for science and research but also for manufacturing and potentially for the every-day life of people. Which skills and qualifications will be in needed in the future? The publication reviews recent developments and trends in different fields of nanotechnology and their related skill needs.
The study was also presented as a key note contribution to the international workshop "Emerging technologies: new skill needs in the field of nanotechnology" in Stuttgart, Germany, in July 2005