Get ready for dialogues

In this page we collected some materials that can help you enlarge your knowledge about nanotechnology and responsible research and innovation. These are two main themes you need to know about to engage in a dialogue on the responsible development of nanotechnology.

Learning materials

Learning materials on nanotechnology

  • NanoYou  includes videos, posters and presentations, images and art and other materials in English, Spanish, Catalan, French and Italian on nanosciences, nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and views to inspire reflections around the application of nanotechnology.

  • NanOpinion  includes a Multimedia repository of 150 materials in English, French, Italian and Dutch on nanosciences, nanotechnology, nanomaterials, their applications, nantechnology governance, risks and implications.

  • NanoChannels  has developed dialogue topics and materials around nanotechnology in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Romanian.

  • NanoDiode  has published 35 100 second video interviews with scientists, engineers, futurists, ethicists, policy-makers and artists around Europe about nanotechnology at YouTube.

  • Luisa Filipponi and Duncan Sutherland (eds., 2013) NANOTECHNOLOGIES:  Principles, Applications, Implications and Hands-on Activities A compendium for educators. EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Industrial technologies (NMP), Brussels.

Learning materials on responsible research and innovation

Several projects have developed definitions and introductory materials about Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), mostly in English.

  • The  IRRESISTIBLE project  aims to engage youth in RRI. They have materials in English, Dutch, Greek, German, Polish, Portuguese and Turkish.

  • The  RRI-Tools  project has collected some definitions and a practical toolkit. The homepage opens with a short introductory video in English. The toolkit database includes materials in many different languages.

  • The  SPARKS  project has videos and materials to engage citizens in RRI.

  • The Res-Agora project developed a  Responsibility Navigator .

  • The  Progress project  hosts short videos with RRI experts.

The TU Delf has made available a free online course - 

Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology