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Nanologue: Facilitating the dialogue between research, business and the civil society to improve the quality of life, create wealth and reduce impacts to society (NANOLOGUE) - Publishable Final Activity Report

Project ID: 516883
Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

The field of nanotechnologies has attracted widespread attention and funding in recent years. Some applications have already entered the market, and applications based on today's basic research are expected by many to form the next industrial revolution. The unique properties of nano-technological applications suggest potential to solve some of the worlds most pressing challenges, but they come with uncertainties and risks as all new technologies. Taking advantage of technological progress and preventing adverse sideeffects requires analysis, evaluation and guidance to ensure technology is developed in ways that benefits wider society and the planet. Nanologue was a dialogue on nanotechnologies funded by the European Commission bringing together a wide range of technological experts and civil society representatives. The dialogue was driven by the need to understand ethical, legal and social implications of nanotechnologies (ELSA) - and communicate this understanding by raising awareness and providing information to societal actors.

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Record Number: 9459 / Last updated on: 2008-10-30
Category: PROJ