Commercialization of New Materials in Large Scale Business, Focusing on “Metal-Organic Frameworks”
Until late 20th, Academics and Industries had been on different tracks in developing “NEW” materials. There were long time gaps in discovery (or invention) and commercialization of materials. Even academics and industries were not on the same page.
In 21st, the time gap is closing in cutting edges, for example, Grub’s Catalyst, Graphene, and so on. However, many new materials are still in the stage of researchers’ interest and not moving to business areas.
In this talk, the process of new materials’ commercialization will be discussed, especially focused on “Metal-Organic Frameworks” with several examples. MOFs are composed of metal ions/clusters and organic compounds. They have attracted interests in academics and industries because of the high surface area and designable pore geometry/environment. Several Examples in MOFs will be investigated in the point of commercialization process.