"In the time of the parenthesis, we have extraordinary leverage and influence - individually, professionally, and institutionally - if we can only get a clear sense, a clear conception, a clear vision, of the road ahead."— John Naisbitt, 1982

 

De Proeffabriek neemt deel aan het EU-project NanoDiode. 14 partners uit heel Europa organiseren een publieke dialoog over de verantwoorde ontwikkeling van nanotechnologie. NanoDiode is in 2013 van start gegaan en duurt drie jaar.

Samenvatting (Engels)

Stakeholder engagement and dialogue are essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe. The EU-project NanoDiode (Developing Innovative Outreach and Dialogue on responsible nanotechnologies in EU civil society) establishes a coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue to support the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe. NanoDiode initiates engagement activities at all levels of the research and innovation process: from policy making and research to the diffusion of research outcomes in society.

Work packages

The different work packages within NanoDiode each address a specific level of engagement: 

  • WP2 - INSPIRE organises engagement and dialogue at the ‘upstream’ level of nanotechnology research policy;
  • WP3 - CREATE enables processes of co-creation at the ‘midstream’ level of concrete nanotechnology research and innovation processes; 
  • WP4 - EDUCATE aims to professionalise nanotechnology education and training; 
  • WP5 - ENGAGE establishes a programme for outreach and communication on nanotechnologies.

Partners

The consortium brings together partners from various backgrounds and extending across Europe (representing technological and social research, industry, policy, civil society, education and media). Many partners bring their experience as coordinators or participants in earlier European projects within the NMP programme as well as from Science in Society. This will allow the project to look back and identify best practices based on existing experience and make use of existing products and tools that have proven to be successful - and developing new, innovative models and tools for outreach and dialogue when necessary.

Horizon 2020

The project will also look ahead towards Horizon 2020 and operationalise the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation. As Horizon 2020 unfolds, the project’s findings will feed into nanotechnology policy debates, R&D and outreach and dialogue activities on nanotechnologies.

Geef uw mening!

NanoDiode houdt momenteel een enquête over de mening van Europese burgers ten aanzien van   nanotechnologische innovatie. U kunt de vragenlijst online invullen: http://www.nanodiode.eu/activities/survey-3/. Dit kost u vijf tot tien minuten. Alvast hartelijk dank voor uw deelname!

Action Plans

Needs and best practices

RvO nieuwsbrief

Een stukje over NanoDiode is onlangs verschenen op de De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland: Publieke dialoog over nanotechnologie en verantwoord innoveren

NMP-DeLA nieuwsbrief

Het Europese project NMP-DeLA, dat zich richt op capaciteitsopbouw in Latijns-Amerika, heeft aandacht besteed aan NanoDiode: NMP-DeLA nieuwsbrief.