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Policy field(s)
Research - Nanotechnology
Target group(s)
Stakeholders – General public
Period of consultation
From 17-12-2009 to 19-02-2010
Objective of the consultation

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 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.

How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Received contributions may be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the questionnaire
It should not take more than 15-20 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. The maximum time to complete the questionnaire allowed by the system is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your response. You can, however, preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire (36 kB) to help prepare your response.
Contact details (Do not use this for contributions, it is for technical issues only!)
Responsible service: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Unit G.4
Postal address: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, CDMA 6/125, B-1049 Brussels, BELGIUM.
View the contributions
The Commission will publish a summary paper and may publish individual contributions. In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.
Results of consultation and next steps
The report is available here ( 4.53 MB)
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