Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say


The Briefings focus on topics of particular interests in terms of economic potential, scientific breakthroughs, or impact on the European citizen. These four page reports offer wide ranging analysis in an easily accessible format. The topics covered include: Biodegradable Food Packaging; Automotive Plastic Glass; Photocatalysts for Water Treatment; Sensors for Explosives Detection; Insulation; Protection Textiles; Next Generation Sequencing; Thermoelectricity; Universal Memory; Protection Textiles. 33 Briefings are available. The briefings are comprehensive, accurate and very relevant for policy makers and all those interested in the development of nanotech products. They were cited by a number of different organisations and used by the EC for the review of the Action Plan.


The aim of the OBSERVATORYNANOI project was to support policy makers through the provision of wide-ranging scientific and economic analysis of nanoscience and nanotechnology developments, together with the assessment of ethical and societal aspects, impacts on environment, health and safety, as well as developments in regulation and standardization. The project focused on 10 technology sectors: Aerospace, Automotive & Transport; Agrifood; Chemistry and Materials; Construction; Energy; Environment; Healthcare; Information and Communication Technology; Security; Textiles



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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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