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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Impacts | Technology Sector Evaluation: Energy by ObservatoryNano

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The EHS analysis of the energy sector considers nanomaterials outlined within the context of their application and provides a summary of what is known in relation to potential exposure to the material in question. The analysis further outlines some key EHS considerations and basic guidance for those developing or using the technologies outlined within the report.

For all of those nanoparticles identified as having potential EHS impact, toxicological knowledge is still emerging, although based on what is known to date a reasonable approximation of potential hazard may be made. The key common knowledge gap across all nanoparticles however is the lack of exposure measurements for the scenarios and applications in question. As the ObservatoryNANO Project progresses, it is expected that these knowledge gaps will be addressed (at least in part) and thus that later EHS reports will be able to reach more resolute conclusions on the risks posed by those nanomaterials in consideration.

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Ethical and social issues in nanobiotechnologies

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Annual Report 4 on Ethical and Societal Aspects, ObservatoryNano WP4

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

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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