GVR Report cover Nanotechnology Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Nanotechnology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Nanosensor, Nanodevice), By Application (Electronics & Semiconductor, Textile, Automobiles, Aerospace), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-123-4
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global nanotechnology market size was estimated at USD 3.69 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.1% from 2023 to 2030. Nanotechnology involves the study of nanodevices, with their versatile applications spanning various scientific domains, including chemistry, biomedical science, mechanics, and materials science. Within the market, there is a broad scope involving the creation and utilization of physical, chemical, and biological systems and devices, operating within a scale spectrum ranging from single atoms or molecules up to approximately 100 nanometers. This field can potentially revolutionize industries by harnessing the unique properties and capabilities found at the nanoscale.

Asia Pacific Nanotechnology market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The increased adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis and imaging, and continuous technological advancements in nanotech devices play a key role in propelling market expansion. This trend emphasizes the potential for nanotechnology to revolutionize medical practices by enabling more precise and efficient diagnostic procedures. Moreover, the growth of the market is further fueled by the substantial support and research and development (R&D) funding provided by government organizations. Nanotechnology is enabling the creation of advanced materials with enhanced properties.

Nanotechnology involves building complex structures at the molecular or atomic level to produce high-quality, high-performing goods at reduced costs. It is a cutting-edge and efficient technology involved across diverse industrial sectors, including transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, and pharmaceutical. The global nanotechnology market is anticipated to grow due to the increasing use of nanomaterials in diverse end-use verticals, such as healthcare, electronics, aerospace, and textiles. Furthermore, nanotechnology enables the creation of smaller transistors, memory devices, and sensors, contributing to the continued advancement of electronics and computing.

Type Insights

The nanodevice segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 58% of global revenue. Nanodevices have shown significant potential in healthcare and medical applications, such as targeted drug delivery, imaging, diagnostics, and regenerative medicine. These applications have garnered substantial interest and investment, leading to a larger market share for the segment. Furthermore, the electronics industry has been a major driver of nanodevice adoption, with applications such as smaller and more efficient transistors, memory devices, and sensors. As technology continues miniaturizing, nanodevices become indispensable for maintaining and improving device performance.

Global Nanotechnology market share and size, 2022

The nanosensor segment is estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period. Nanosensors are a crucial nanotechnology component, enabling the detection and measurement of various parameters at the nanoscale. Their applications range from medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring to electronics and consumer goods. The rapid advancement of nanotechnology has led to the development of increasingly sophisticated nanosensors with improved sensitivity, selectivity, and miniaturization, which has expanded their usability across diverse industries.

Application Insights

The healthcare & pharmaceuticals segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 26% share of the global revenue. The remarkable upsurge in adopting nanotechnology across diverse medical applications, including surgical nano-robots, nano-diagnostics, nano-biosensors, cell repair, imaging, and targeted drug delivery, stands as the central driving force propelling the robust growth of the medical segment. Furthermore, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases globally and the rising adoption of surgical procedures among patients is anticipated to fuel the demand for nanotechnology in producing a range of surgical tools and equipment.

The automobile segment is estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period. Integrating nanotechnology into the automotive industry can bring numerous benefits, including improved materials, enhanced energy efficiency, safety advancements, and innovative functionalities. Furthermore, nanotechnology has enabled the development of advanced materials with enhanced properties, such as strength, durability, and lightweight characteristics. These materials can be used in vehicle construction to improve fuel efficiency, safety, and overall performance.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2022, accounting for over 38% share of the global revenue owing to increasing research and development (R&D) expenditure by governments in the region, which is leading to increased demand for nanotechnology-based innovative and advanced solutions in various end-use sectors. In addition, growing healthcare, IT, and manufacturing industries in countries such as Canada and the U.S. are expected to contribute to the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in August 2023, the University at Albany unveiled the establishment of the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering. This newly expanded academic division enhances UAlbany's standing as a frontrunner in engineering, nanotechnology, semiconductor research, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

Nanotechnology Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region's increasing focus on developing its energy and power sector through government investments is anticipated to create a facilitative environment for the demand for nanomaterials over the forecast period. Notably, countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan are witnessing substantial demand for nanomaterials, attributed to their extensive manufacturing capacities across various industries. In addition, the region's favorable industrial policies, coupled with factors such as cost-effective labor and accessible production resources, are fostering a surge in Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). This rise in investment is poised to bolster the manufacturing sector within the Asia Pacific region significantly, hence driving the utilization of nanomaterials across various applications.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Prominent firms have used product launches and developments, followed by expansions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, agreements, partnerships, and collaborations as their primary business strategy to increase their market share. The companies have used various techniques to enhance market penetration and boost their position in the competitive industry. For instance, in April 2023, ITA-International, LLC announced the acquisition of Nanosafe Inc., an enterprise known for its expertise in nanotechnology's environmental health and safety aspects. By incorporating Nanosafe into its operations, ITA is poised to advance its overarching mission of establishing a secure, resilient, and ecologically balanced human ecosystem. Some prominent players in the global nanotechnology market include:

  • Nanonics Imaging Ltd.


  • Fujitsu Limited

  • Bruker Corporation

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

  • Kleindiek Nanotechnik GmbH

  • eSpin Technologies, Inc.

  • Altairnano

  • Bayer AG

  • Infineon Technologies AG

Nanotechnology Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 4.97 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 36.85 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 33.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Mexico; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Nanonics Imaging Ltd.; ANP CORPORATION; Bruker Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; Kleindiek Nanotechnik GmbH; eSpin Technologies, Inc.; Altairnano; Bayer AG; Infineon Technologies AG

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Global Nanotechnology Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the nanotechnology market report based on type, application, and region:

Global Nanotechnology Market Report Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Nanosensor

      • Optical Nanosensor

      • Chemical Nanosensor

      • Physical Nanosensor

      • Biosensors

      • Others

    • Nanodevice

      • Nanomanipulator

      • Nanomechanical Test Instruments

      • Nanoscale Infrared Spectrometers

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Electronics & Semiconductor

    • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

    • Biotechnology

    • Textile

    • Chemicals and Advanced materials

    • Automobiles

    • IT & Telecom

    • Aerospace

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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