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Mapping nanotechnology landscape

The policy makers did not have enough information on the potential of nanotechnology development, which is what set to motion this four-year project to provide an overview of nanotechnology to European policy and decision makers

4.0
Million € funding
16
partners
4
yrs
Funding instrument 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
Project duration 4 years, Apr 2008 - Apr 2012

The ObservatoryNANO EU-project was grounded on a few grand challenges faced by Europe: Population is aging, new energy economy is needed, food and environment need to be sustainably addressed, world should be developed in a more intelligent, safe and connected way and industrial production needs more resource efficiency. The project wanted to bring decision and policy makers’ attention to the possibilities nanotechnology could offer in tackling these challenges.

How we reached the goals

Spinverse was responsible for the scientific & technological reports for the ICT sector, economic analysis for the energy, environment, ICT and Security sectors as well as reports on venture capital and public funding. We also developed a scheme to measure the Technology Readiness Level of different technologies based on web surveys

Key takeaways

Aim was to support European decision-makers with information and analysis on developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The project partners looked at areas such as health & safety concerns, ethical issues, and regulations which will allow for the responsible and successful development of nanotechnologies. The ObservatoryNANO collated and analysed data regarding scientific and technological trends and economic realities and expectations.

This was the first analysis of how nanotechnology can address Europe’s Grand Challenges

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