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Asked 20th Oct, 2018

In which industries will the greatest number of material innovations in the 21st century be created?

Innovative new types of materials, new types of substitutes of existing raw materials that have been used in various branches of industry have often been created in laboratories of research centers, research centers of technology companies operating in the biotechnology sector, construction engineering, space exploration programs, etc.
In the 21st century, new material innovations will have to be created for the purpose of creating ecological substitutes for the exhausting traditional minerals of energy raw materials.
In addition, further material innovations will have to be created for the creation of ecological, biodegradable substitutes for hard-degradable plastic packaging, dishes and fast-moving products.
Material innovations are currently being created for the needs of construction, environmental protection, ecological energy, medicine, etc.
Will the observed trends in this field change over the next several decades?
Are material innovations mainly created as a result of deliberately planned research projects carried out in specialized research laboratories?
However, are they more often created accidentally in research projects, the aim of which was to explore a completely different issue, to create a technical invention or a completely different branch of innovation?
In addition, the question is also current: In what branches of industry will the most material innovations in the 21st century be created?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.

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21st Oct, 2018
Yasser Jaamour
Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology
Nanotechnology, it'll strongly and revolutionary change everything in the 21'th century, but in phases.
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21st Oct, 2018
Dennis Mazur
Oregon Health and Science University
I agree that the main methodology used to develop innovative substitutes is trial-and-error.
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21st Oct, 2018
Yasser Jaamour
Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology
Nanotechnology, it'll strongly and revolutionary change everything in the 21'th century, but in phases.
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