Our project coordinator, Lise Bitsch, was asked to write an article for the Nanopinion section on the EUON (European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials) website. In this blog, she raises questions about why should we be interested in and strengthen societal engagement in research and innovation processes? and what do responsible research and innovation even mean … Continued
In recent years it is largely discussed that developments in science and technology do not take place independently from the society. As a response a wide range of projects has been initiated to assess nanotechnology, measuring the effects of nanoparticles on human and environmental health and exploring possible future scenarios with citizens and stakeholders. Especially … Continued
During summer 2019 we asked EU citizens about the proposals of research aims and products that were suggested earlier by nano experts in cooperation with the public. More than 500 citizens from the whole EU brought feedback to proposals in the areas of food, health and energy: Which products and research aims seem the most … Continued
The RMIT University and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) have partnered to bring postgraduate students from RMIT University and BIST together to learn more about the intersection of science and society through two hands-on workshops this week. The workshops are part of an ongoing collaboration between RMIT and BIST which aims to … Continued
2018 – January 15 – GoNano opening – press release 2019 – June 27 – Co-creation for responsible innovation in nanotechnologies
This working paperpresents the design and outcomes of the first round of stakeholder workshops organised in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Spain.
The GoNano project used an online questionnaire to gathering input from citizens for innovation in nanotechnology in the areas Food, Energy and Health.
Following the GoNano citizen workshop, three stakeholder workshops about nanotechnology and health were organized at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands. Each covered a different subject: diabetes, sensors, and health and policy. At every workshop around ten stakeholders with different backgrounds (businesses, policy, CSOs, and research institutes) were present to discuss new suggestions … Continued
Following the GoNano citizen workshop, a group of close to thirty stakeholders (mostly researchers) gathered at RMIT Europe’s offices in Barcelona to come up with new directions for research lines and activities in nanotechnology that put the citizens’ needs and values and the centre. The workshop participants first analysed the key needs and values of … Continued
Through the GoNANO Framework, and after the citizen consultation, a stakeholder workshop was arranged in the Technology centre CAS with the representatives of research institutes, state, media and citizens. Experts reacted to the needs and values of the citizens – some of the needs were explained and dismissed, others were corrected or even led to … Continued