Societal engagement on responsible nanotechnology
Nanotechnology constitutes a great promise for domains as diverse as product development, environmental conservation, medicine and information technology while simultaneously giving rise to numerous concerns about potential health risks and environmental hazards. In addition, nanotechnology raises wider social and ethical issues regarding unintended long-term consequences, social and financial risks, issues of governance and control and fundamental issues about life and human identity. This calls for the responsible development of nanotechnology, responding to societal values, needs and concerns.
NANO2ALL was an ambitious Coordination and Support Action (CSA) project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, aimed at contributing to the establishment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policy and governance on nanotechnologies, based on the transparent co-production of knowledge, driven by the needs of the society and engaging all relevant stakeholders – via inclusive participatory approaches and activities of a dedicated Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action.
We were responsible for the exploitation potential, prioritizing every strategy that aims to propose new innovative services and business models to the market during and beyond the end of the project progress.