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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

Objective

Nanologue's overarching goal s to facilitate dialogue between researcher, business and the civil society about the potential of nanoscience and nanotechnology (NT) applications to improve the quality of life, create wealth, and to assess the technologies' potential societal impacts. Based on an intensive dialogue and dissemination process, Nanologue facilitates the translation of civil society's ethical, legal and social requirements on NT research into a real competitive advantage for the European industry . By drawing from international projects, studies and expertise, the benefits and potential ethical, legal and social impacts of NT applications likely to be rolled out by 2010 will be identified. Assisted by an expert dialogue board and a series of stakeh older interviews and workshops, preliminary findings will be further substantiated and validated. Foresight studies will demonstrate 3 plausible and realistic futures of NT. Results will be disseminated with help of a comprehensive communication strategy, targeting researchers, decision makers in business and politics, ediucational institutions, media, and the civil society. The cooperation with an existing NT web-platform, media-workshops, publicity materials and conference attendances will support a bro ad outreach and further substantiate dialogue. Public research funds, researchers and business will be supported with an interactive tool to quickly consider the ethical, legal and social aspects of NT projects already in the proposal and development phase .'

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT GMBH
Address
Döppersberg, 19
Wuppertal
Germany

Participants (3)

THE FORUM FOR THE FUTURE
United Kingdom
Address
Overseas House, 19-23 Ironmonger Row
London
SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
TRIPLE INNOVA GMBH
Germany
Address
Luisenstrasse 102
Wuppertal