Public consultation on strategic nanotechnology action plan
Nanotechnologies hold great potential in areas as diverse as health, energy production and efficiency, transport and manufacturing. The Commission is considering a new Action Plan for Nanotechnology, addressing the technological and societal challenges of the next five years and strengthening the research and innovation efforts, with increased emphasis on sustainable development, competitiveness, health, safety and environmental issues.
The objective of this public consultation, which is open until 19 February 2010, is to invite views on the needs in nanotechnology in the next five years, as perceived by experts active in the field and by the public at large. The Commission welsomes contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.