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Nanotechnology Mutual Learning Action Plan For Transparent And Responsible Understanding Of Science And Technology

Objective

Innovative solutions to society’s challenges need to be developed with the involvement of all stakeholders through a dynamic, iterative, mutually responsible process. To achieve this, greater understanding of required stakeholder interactions as well as their needs and concerns is required. Societal engagement in nanotechnology has been tackled previously. However, prior learning needs to be brought together and built on by addressing shortcomings identified, particularly putting in place a sustainable means for this to continue.
NANO2TRUST will establish a European-wide sustainable platform for mutual learning and informed dialogue among all stakeholders (researchers including social sciences and humanities, industry/ business, the public including Civil Society Organisations and the media, as well as policy-makers and research funders) to improve transparency and societal engagement in responsible nanotechnology.
Engaged through European-wide initiatives, as well as via an online platform making full use of current communication technologies, stakeholders will exchange best practice (e.g. from ObservatoryNano, NanoOpinion, NanoEIS and Nanodiode, among others). They will also develop their understanding of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and its tools (e.g. based on EthicSchool and RRI Tools).
Based on this, through national and EU level dialogue, stakeholders will develop an action plan (MLAP) with a shared vision on existing and potential future benefits and risks of advancing nanotechnology including ways to support RRI along the value chain. Systemic engagement of policy-makers and relevant communities will facilitate “buy-in” through co-development of roadmaps to drive future Joint Stakeholder Undertakings, such as the Nanofutures ETP. This will result in a permanent platform for future development of trust, awareness and inclusion, providing guidance on societal needs and concerns, and fuelling co-innovation that benefits society as a whole.

Field of science

  • /humanities
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-CSA-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 141 437,50

Participants (11)

VILABS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 781,25
Address
Thermokoitida Technopolis Vepe Technopoli Pylaia
55535 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MALSCH NEELINA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 973,60
Address
Albatrosstraat 36
3582 EX Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 625
Address
Via Cavour 71
00184 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 245 810,50
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
NANOFUTURES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 91 887,50
Address
Rue De La Presse 4
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
L'UNION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONSDE JOURNALISTES SCIENTIFIQUES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 59 656,25
Address
Quay Lezay Marnesia 1
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
France
EU contribution
€ 27 531,25
Address
Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 117 437,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIMITRIOS DITSIKAS - GEORGIOS PASTIADIS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 625
Address
G Seferi 6 Konstantinoupolitika
54352 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 34 028,75
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 4 062,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations