This report presents the GoNano white papers and their development process.
The white papers are part of the Governance and Policy Outreach and Alignment objectives that aim to 1) feedback GoNano outcomes towards the development of concrete policy recommendations for governance of research and innovation in nanotechnology for increased responsiveness to societal needs and values and 2) feedback governance recommendations widely to policymakers, industry, research and innovation partnerships and consumer groups.
The white papers are built on the extensive background research gathered at the beginning of the project, as well as experiences of methodology development and demonstration by the pilot studies. Key policy questions were identified from the material and are synthesized with the white paper topics. The white papers, again, build the foundation for policy, ensure outreach to all major stakeholder groups in order to provide them with the GoNano co-creation experiences.
In the light of the overall aim of GoNano to open up research and innovation to a wider audience and to actively promote co-creation between different stakeholder groups, the GoNano white papers were put online in order to provide a broader audience to comment and give feedback. The three white papers were put on the GoNano website for a six weeks public consultation phase in April/May 2020.
The three GoNano white papers provide insights into different aspects of co-creation and responsiveness in the field of nanotechnology. Each paper addresses the question of ‘conditions for Responsible Research and Innovation in nanotechnology research and innovation from a different angle.
White Paper one establishes the foundation as to why co-creation responsiveness makes sense in nanotechnology and describes conceptual and empirical aspects of responsiveness of researchers and engineers in co-creation processes. It mainly addresses researchers, engineers, as well as other stakeholders involved in the research system (e.g. research funding or research institutions)
White Paper two provides a strategic focus regarding how to implement co-creation, considering research and the innovation eco-system. Thus, it addresses industrial and business partners, research institutions, and policy makers who are active in and are influencing research and innovation processes.
White paper three provides guidance on how to realize co-creation considering a gender and diversity perspectives in order to better integrate these in nano-related R&I. The main addressees of the paper are organizers and/or researchers in a position to put co-creation into practice.
Read the full report here: GoNano Deliverable 5.3- Collection of the GoNano White papers
*The document may not be seen as an official deliverable of the GoNano project as it has not yet been approved by the European Commission.