The GoNano Conference on Responsiveness to Societal Needs and Values in Nanotechnologies and Beyond
During the last 3 years, the GoNano project (Governing nanotechnologies through societal engagement), ran three pilot projects to show how engagement of citizens and stakeholders could increase responsiveness to societal needs and values in nanotechnologies innovation trajectories. The three pilots focused on future applications in the health, food and energy sectors.
In this conference, we want to present:
- Outcome and experiences with increasing responsiveness to societal needs and values in research and innovation processes.
- Testimonials from participants in the pilot studies will share their reflections on being part of the pilot projects. We will hear from both citizens, industry and research organisations.
- Policy recommendations and suggestions for a business case to increase motivation and opportunities for research and innovation network to work with societal stakeholder and citizens in the early stage of innovation
- Training materials for researchers to set up co-creation projects and living lab environments
- Discussion and debate on the potential of including reflection on the role of gender, diversity and culture in innovation processes and projects
- Exhibition and poster session
The GoNano project
Nanotechnologies – the purposeful engineering of matter on the atomic or molecular scale – have given rise to great expectations in recent years, unlocking new research opportunities in areas as diverse as energy, healthcare, electronics, food, and construction. At the same time, concerns have been raised about possible unintended consequences of the use of nanomaterials.
The EU-funded GoNano project enables co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns.
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