Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

Responsibly onwards with nanotechnology

This document summerises the findings of activities carried by the Nanopodium project  between March 2009 and January 2011. The document is in Dutch only. The concept of the Nanopodium was to invite all the stakeholders - academia, companies, media, NGOs etc. - to realize broad range of activities to stimulate societal dialogue on nano S&T in Netherlands. The initiative led to 35 projects (out of 140 proposed) that comprised 16 publications, TV programmes, YouTube projects, teaching materials for secondary schools development; 3 exhibitions or artists impressions; and 16 debates. Majority of the activities took place within 6 month period in 2010. The majority of these resources are in Dutch and could not be fully reviewd in this mapping work due to language barrier and lack of translation busget.


Nanopodium is a platform for exchanging thoughts, ideas, opinions and best practices on nanotechnology. The aim is to stimulate a public dialogue about the opportunities and threats of nanotechnology and resulting applications with regard to individuals and society as a whole. Nanopodium is an initiative of the independent Committee for the Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology in the Netherlands (CMDN).


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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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