The GoNano project used an online questionnaire to gathering input from citizens for innovation in nanotechnology in the areas Food, Energy and Health.
The questionnaire forms an essential step in the overal GoNano co-creation process. Following the first citizen and stakeholder workshops, the aim was to prioritize the needs and values of citizens, evaluate the product suggestions proposed by stakeholders and citizens in stakeholder workshop 1 and use this as input for stakheholder workshop 2, and gain a more thorough understanding of citizens’ aspirations and concerns for the suggested products and the demographics they are connected to.
During summer 2019, nearly 900 participants from five European countries answered GoNano online questionnaire. The conclution of the report was that although respondents, in general, tend to perceive nanotechnology in a positive way, they hold some safety concerns connected to food and health applications. This is especially stressed by the concerns that were expressed both for the possible nano-food products and interestingly to the solution on how to guarantee their safety as well. However, concerns seem to be outweighed when the benefits are apparent – especially in case of such diseases as cancer or diabetes.
The questionaire closed in September 2019, but the questions are still availble