Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

The European Nanotechnology Innovation Landscape

The report offers an overview of the nanotechnology landscape in Europe targeted at policy makers on all levels (local, regional, national and European). It furthermore examines how nanotechnology developments, and the solutions they enable, can help address some of the Grand Challenges that Europe is facing today such as: An ageing population, New energy economy, Sustainable food & environment, Intelligent, safe & connected world, Improved resource efficiency of industrial production. European nanotechnology companies’ patent, publication and funding data is analyzed to provide a clearer picture of the European landscape. More than 100 European companies involved in nanotechnology have also been surveyed to examine what factors are of major concern to them, and how they perceive policy instruments influence their performance in a global business world


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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