Document Type : Research Paper


Commercialization and business creation through nanotechnology have been taken into consideration as a goal by different countries and companies in the world. Nanotechnology enjoys remarkable social privileges worldwide because of providing business opportunities for individuals. It is necessary to market the products and processes presented by this technology in order to detect its privileges which, in turn, require commercialization process. After the advent of nanotechnology, a lot of researches and innovations have been done in different sectors and industries (including food industries) of the country. The commercialization of the new and emerging technologies including nanotechnology is of particular sensitivity that without the recognition of the related effective factors and the present barriers no suitable strategy can be compiled for its transferring; for the present, it is one of the weak points of our country. Therefore, the recognition of effective factors in commercialization and the presence of suitable policies for nanotechnology commercialization are considered as national requirements.
In this research, due to the extent of the subject, the environmental factors are only recognized through the interview with the commercialization experts and companies’ managers active in nanotechnology in food and agriculture sectors. Then, the significant association between the factors and commercialization of nanotechnology are predicted and studied by using the Friedman test to rank these factors, and through multiple linear regression.


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