This study covers the different areas of catalyst development using nanotechnology. Starting the study is a snapshot of the technology, followed by an impact assesment of key innovations. The research service then proceeds to analyze the technology adoption cycle for upcoming technologies and gaps that need to be met through a demand side analysis. A scenario modelling is also done of how developent of microreactor technology shapes futuristic catalyst development. Finally, the study concludes through an analytical piece (AHP analysis) for different catalyst applications based on current and future feedstock available for processing.