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Annual Report 4 on Ethical and Societal Aspects, ObservatoryNano WP4

This 4th annual ObservatoryNano report on Ethical and Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology report focuses on Communicating Nanoethics. The report aims to contribute to current EU policy making on Responsible Research and Innovation. A key aspect of this is two-way communication between citizens and EU institutions. As a resource for policy makers, this report offers insights and policy options resulting from analysis of different national public dialogue and engagement activities and their impact on public opinion and policy making.

Policy makers interested in reflecting on the choices they make can gain deeper understanding from a review of risk and science communication literature included in this report. As a case study of a dialogue instrument, the present report includes results of the testing of the ObservatoryNano Ethics Toolkit. This is an instrument for scientists engaging with the public about ethical and societal aspects of their research. This toolkit and other instruments could contribute to responsible (nano) research and innovation.

This report can be download here.

Engaging the Public in Nano: Key Concepts in Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology, NISE Network, 2011

It’s important for everyone to be informed about nanotechnology, because it will be a significant part of our future. Like all technologies, any given nanotechnology has costs, risks, and benefits. Since nanotechnologies are still developing, we can influence what they are and how they’re used. We all have a role in determining how these new technologies will play out in our future.

In this document you can find a guide on nanotechnologies, explaining key concepts in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Take a look and download it here.

Planning Guide for Public Engagement and Outreach in Nanotechnology, OECD 2012

The guide is intended to assist policy makers, public engagement strategists and practitioners. The guide may also be of assistance to industry, industry bodies and others engaged in communicating about nanotechnology with the public. This guide comprises eight key points for consideration to assist when planning public engagement activities. It also contains a set of tables with questions to guide the policy maker through the process of developing a public engagement activity. The questions address topics including, for example, the type of activity, the nature of the participants, the purpose of the activity, resources required and monitoring and evaluation of the activity.

The future of nanotechnology: We need to talk

This report was published by the Nanologue project that supported dialogue on the social, ethical and legal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. The document presents the main Nanologue findings, provides a very short introduction to some of the risks and opportunities presented by nanotechnology, explores three possible futures in the development of nanotechnology and discusses how dialogue can be used as part of a process to ensure that society maximises the benefits from nanotechnologies and minimises the risks.

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OECD - Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

This report presents the findings of a survey on national or regional government policy and/or national and regional research programmes supporting the responsible development of nanotechnology. This document was downloaded from: www.oecd.org

NANO Supermarket

Go and shop at the NANO Supermarket at www.nanosupermarket.org! Find out more about nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years!

Responsible Innovation in the context of the KARIM project. A guiding document for SMEs and Policy-Makers

This manual sets out to provide an introduction to the foundations of the emerging concept of responsible innovation and a practical guide for implementing such an approach within a project. Although mainly aimed at those supporting innovation, it can also be easily used by any small and medium-sized enterprise wishing to take the first steps in implementing a responsible innovation process and assimilate the main concepts surrounding the corresponding strategy. This document was produced within KARIM Interreg IVB project by Paris Region Entreprises and its partners. This report was downloaded from: www.rri-tools.eu



General Flyer of the project

Be part of the nanoworld!

Through the NANO2ALL you can participate in a dialogue with different groups of the society to discuss the benefits and risks arising from the use of nanotechnologies. Through this you can make your views be heard and as well as understand the perceptions and concerns of others.

Newsletter #1


The first newsletter of the NANO2ALL project intends to promote and explore the main concepts associated to this initiative and present the main benefits for each target group. Please take a look on this issue at http://goo.gl/bHfbkv and find out how NANO2ALL can help you!

The Nano2All project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement Number 685931.
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