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News & Alerts

Small regional Clusters key for European Nanobiotechnology Infrastructure
‘Nanobiotechnology is essentially different in many aspects from other areas of nanotechnology such as nano-electronics or nano-materials. It is certainly the most complex sub-area of nanotechnology,’ commences the final report of the FP7 Support Action EuroNanoBio
Matchmaking during public Debates: ‘Nanotechnology’ meets ‘Synthetic Biology’
The European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) is organising a Workshop on Synthetic Biology: From Science to Governance (to be held on the 18 and 19 March 2010 in Brussels)
France: ‘Débat Public Nanotechnologies’ sans Public
According to a SAFENano news item, the touring French Nano Debate (‘Débat Public Nanotechnologies’), which was planned to take place in Marseilles on the 19 January 2010, had to be shut down due to the disturbing interference of protestors, who had already caused the shut-down of the previous debates in Grenoble, Rennes and Lyon
UK Industries call for Government Support of Responsible Nanotechnologies Development and Commercialisation
The UK nanotechnology industries have launched a report in response to the UK Government call for contributions to the development of a national Nanotechnology Strategy. Entitled Nanotechnology: a UK Industry View, the report represents the conclusion of a Mini-IGT comprised of 46 representatives from UK industry, academia, research and technology...
European Commission publishes 2nd Implementation Report on the European Action Plan 2005-2009
The EC has published the 2nd Implementation Report on the European Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An action plan for Europe 2005-2009; according to the introduction, the Communication ‘outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Action Plan, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the...
‘Ten Things you should know about Nanotechnology’
Nanowerk has published a website explaining Ten Things you should know about Nanotechnology. According to the Nanowerk website announcement, the explanation was developed and published in reaction to numerous questions about nanotechnologies
NIA receives RAEng grant to enhance Engineers’ Public Engagement Skills
The NIA has been granted GBP 35,000 to develop and conduct an Advanced Workshop Course in Public Communication and Applied Ethics for Nanotechnologists. The grant was awarded by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Programme
NIA supports the Commercialisation of Environmentally Beneficial Nanotechnologies
'Crucial to [the] advancements [of nanotechnologies] having an impact on climate change will be improving the public's understanding of nanotechnology's benefits, particularly with regards to health and safety issues, ensuring that the commercialisation process is not unnecessarily delayed,’ says Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the NIA, today in...