During the GoNano winter school, held from 4 to 7 February at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, postgraduate students and early career researchers from a broad range of disciplines were challenged to step out of their comfort zones and work together to increase their responsiveness to societal needs and values in nanotechnology innovations.
The members of the GoNano Consortium met in Rome, Italy, on 11-12th November 2019, hosted by the Italian partner, Airi (Italian Association for Industrial Research). The main goal of the meeting was to discuss the findings of the project, and define suitable ways to communicate and disseminate them in the final phases of the project. … Continued
During summer 2019, nearly 900 participants from five European countries answered GoNano online questionnaire, which aimed to find out more about people´s understanding of nanotechnology and its application areas in Food, Energy and Health.
In November, the second stakeholder workshop on health was organized in the Netherlands. Sixteen stakeholders from research, policy, business, CSOs, and citizens, deliberated on how important public values, such as well-being, responsible use of health data, and industry-research relations, can be taken into account in the development of nanotechnologies for health. The workshop was part … Continued
On October 22nd 2019, Czech experts – stakeholders from business, research, state administration and NGOs participated in the last round of expert discussions: What are the real benefits of novel foods and smart food packages? What is the soon-to-be future of the applications used in real-life? During the first citizen consultation in the autumn 2018, … Continued
On October 22nd, Czech experts – stakeholders from business, research, state authorities and NGOs were invited for the last round of expert discussions: What is the future of nanofilters and how is it with their possible unsafety? Experts coming to the third workshop included stakeholders directly involved in the process of development of nanofilters. From … Continued
The GoNano project is enabling co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and values. The Harvestore project is bringing together key actors in science and technology from across Europe with the goal of opening-up a new technology paradigm for energy harvesting and … Continued
‘Czech is nano’ is a project in the Czech Republic to popularizes the advanced work of Czech scientists and researchers, and demonstrates this with a vast selection of inventions and everyday applications of nanotechnology. Every year the Czech government organizes the Nano Days in the most important cities of the Czech Republic Technology Centre CAS … Continued
As a women’s health NGO, the EIWH do not have the more ‘typical’ nanotech dissemination channels to spread the GoNano project to. However, the innovative methodology and the continuous emphasis on gender that runs throughout the project has made it a most interesting project for our general audience for dissemination. EIWH have spoken about the … Continued
GoNano deals with questions how to improve the responsiveness of research and innovation to public values and concerns. In November, Anne Dijkstra, researcher at the University of Twente, was invited to present findings from GoNano at the Beijing Forum 2019 in China. She reflected on responsiveness and discussed how GoNano tries to establish a responsible … Continued