Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

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    Preliminary results of the analysis of the public opinion on our future with nanotechnologies

    Fri, 13 Dec 2013
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    NanOpinion is approaching the public and inviting citizens to fill in the questionnaire in outreach activities organized in 20 different locations across Europe. So far, 80 percent of our respondents have been reached  directly at a monitoring station or a streetlab, but also the internet, the portal and social media have played a more and more important role in directing our visitors to...
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    A massive European wide Opinion poll shows citizens positive about science and technology, cautious about consequences

    Fri, 29 Nov 2013
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    by Jon Turney, science writer, editor, lecturer; www.jonturney.co.ukEvery couple of years the European Commission pays for a community-wide opinion survey that includes questions on science. This time round, the poll is presented as an indicator of attitudes to “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI), the idea the Commission now endorses as a way of helping ensure that new technology...
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    Should we apply the precautionary principle to nano innovations?

    Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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    Most people probably think that the principles underpinning regulation of nanotechnologies should be to keep people safe, while allowing them to benefit from innovations.We should treat them pretty much like any other technology, in other words. But there is a rich debate about exactly how those two principles can be made to work together. One of its most contentious points has been whether new...
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    What do 350 Europeans think about using nanoparticles in food packaging?

    Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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    Different readers show different opinions on whether they would use a lunch box already available in the market which contains silver nanoparticles in the plastic making food last longer. These are the preliminary results of the first NanOpinion poll that was published last month on the newspapers The Guardian and El Mundo and on our NanOpinion website.  The poll aimed at analysing whether...
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About nanopinion

  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
  • Dialogue is facilitated online and in outreach events in 30 countries presenting different participatory formats.
  • To promote an informed debate, we also run a strong press & social media campaign and offer a repository with more than 150 resources.
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