Policy Makers and Research Funders

This is your space to learn more about the role policy makers and research funders play in the NANO2ALL project, develop or deepen your knowledge of the responsible research and innovation (RRI) concept, as well as of nanotechnology development, and read about recommendations elaborated in the NANO2ALL project.

Policy Makers & NANO2ALL

Policy makers are essential for the research and innovation (R&I) community. They are responsible to provide the right tools to researchers, experts, business innovators, helping to create a favorable business/political environment. Ensuring that R&I do meet a wide range of societal needs and desires means drawing upon a range of governance agendas. They play a key role in including the Responsible Research and Innovation approach in the main R&I policies. Representatives of policy makers and research funders have participated in the NANO2ALL activities and shared their views with us on aspects related to the implementation of the RRI approach in the development of nanotechnology. This has provided us with a better understanding of the drivers, barriers and recent developments of RRI.

If you belong to the policy maker and research funder community, connect with the project on social media for live debates and online discussions, and we will make sure to bring your needs and concerns to researchers, industry, civil society and other groups.

Dive in RRI and nanotechnologies for policy makers and research fundersSelect resources according to your interest.


Download the NANO2ALL Roadmap here: recommendations for decision-makers to improve responsiveness and societal engagement in nanotechnology research and innovation processes (available in English from April 2019)

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