It's something of a buzzword: nano-technology.
It's the science of the very, very small.
Nano-technology has been the basis of some of the great technological leaps of the past two decades, and it's a given that it will "power" progress for a long time to come.
Along with their counterparts around the world, New Zealand scientists are looking for the next big breakthrough – the next discovery with the potential to change the way we operate.
Reporter Daryll Hutchison met some of these scientific explorers and some of the people who are turning their breakthroughs into business.
Watch the video for his report.
PART TWO: NZ nano-technology research fuels business