Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de abril de 2016 vol.17, No.4


Nanotechnology Value Chain in Mexico

Guillermo Foladori, Edgar Arteaga Figueroa, Eduardo Robles-Belmont, Edgar Záyago Lau, Richard Appelbaum

In this article it is analyzed innovation in Mexico’s nanotechnologies from the value chain perspective; that is, the steps by which a product passes from design to the final consumer. One of the main indicators to study innovation processes are the patents. In this paper it is used the Mexican nanotechnology patents as a source of information to reach the structure of a value chain. That means identifying in which place the value chain is located in Mexican innovation. It is found that most of the patents are focusing on basic research, while the development of applications for final products and instrumentation is scarce.

Keywords: nanotechnology, Mexico, value chain, patents, innovation.