Smart materials have the potential to positively affect lives all over the world. It improves how we use, interact and benefit from light. With the power to manipulate one of the most fundamental and important resources on our planet, we can now harness it to make a difference around the world. As this science is relatively new over the last ten to fifteen years, research firms have been making predictions on what type of impact it will have on the global economy.
In December 2015, a leader in industry analysis and forecasts in smart materials published a report titled “Metamaterials Mark
ets: 2016-2023.” In this report, the market research firm, n-tech states that the market for metamaterials used for communications, medicine, defense, aerospace, sensing, and other applications will exceed USD $1.0 billion by 2021 and could reach USD $4.1 billion by 2025. Another research firm, Transparency Market Research, confirms n-tech’s evaluation in their report labeled “Metamaterials Technolo