Nano Material Focus with Global Commercial Success | Episode 6

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Jenny Yiu
Jenny Yiu, Director of Operations, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Jenny Yiu, Director of Operations at Nano and Advanced Materials Institute ( in Hong Kong, joins Justin Starbird to talk about how NAMI achieves technological advancements and commercialization of technologies that are developed within their organization. NAMI focuses their research and development on five market sectors which have the highest potential; construction, electronics, energy, environmental, and healthcare. As of this posting, NAMI has already commercialized over 20 products that have launched to the market in 2020.

Jenny shares that “… We (at NAMI) believe in this miniature (nano) world of materials because our focus is on the materials. Materials can take on distinctive chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, optical, and other properties. When working at the nano-size, our researchers are able to exploit these properties and we leverage our cutting-edge equipment, laboratory and infrastructure to create solutions that will have commercial success.”

Listen as Jenny and Justin discuss the business model, the types or relationships that are successful, and insights on what can work to help you commercialize your next project.

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Read more about Nano and Advanced Materials Institute in our blog post: Perspectives in Innovation: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute
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