The Asia Pacific Nanotechnology Forum
(APNF) has fulfilled its mission as initiator and catalysist of development of regional and national Nanotechnology strategies, development policies, national investment, special national nanotechnology initiatives and regional cooperation.
Founded in Japan in 1999 by Dr Jurgen Schulte (the then CEO of nanotechnology investment firm nABACUS Ltd, Hong Kong) with strategic support by the government of Japan and US National Science Foundation and the US National Science and Technology Council's Nanoscale Science Committee, APNF has been the foremost facilitator of early nanotechnology investment and policy development in Asia.
APNF has hosted over 30 international conferences across Asia on nanotechnology investment, policy and development as well as supported numerous nanotechnology focused science and education development conferences.
This web site is a historic snapshot of APNF’s activities and documentation of nanotechnology development in Asia. Over time, this site will release more historic documents to the general public, highlighting the era of intense nanotechnology start up efforts by governments and large corporations across Asia. A treasure of the history of industrial nanotechnology in Asia; worthwhile to visit again for more historic gems.