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Emerging technologies and research for New Zealand's economic development and associated risk management - Literature review

Publication date:  February 2012
Publication reference number:  CR 119

The literature review examines published analysis on six emerging technologies: biotechnology, nanotechnology, chemistry, information and communications technology, waste management, and clean energy. The report covers research that may offer economic opportunities in New Zealand industry sectors, or introduce changes in risk management that has implications for improving the way we manage environmental or public health risks. Significant recent trends and developments are highlighted for each technology.