NANO2ALL – Collected practices of engaging society in nanotechnology development

image: Societal engagement practices - NanoRESP

Societal engagement practices - NanoRESP

This short report provides brief insights into the NanoRESP Forum, a multi-actor dialogue forum fostering practices of responsible innovation. Data for this report was gathered via desk research and a structured interview with Doroth'e Browaeys, founder and coordinator of NanoRESP.
image: Societal Engagement Practice - Societal Incubator for Nanotechnologies of the Rathenau Instituut

Societal Engagement Practice - Societal Incubator for Nanotechnologies of the Rathenau Instituut

This short report provides brief insights into the Societal Incubator for Nanotechnologies initiative of the Rathenau Instituut, which comprised the development of the concept and a short experimentation of it. The description also touches upon the benefits and objectives of developing a societal incubator. Finally, it presents the structure and operationalisation of the societal incubator as well as findings and recommendations. Data for this report was gathered via desk research and a structured interview with Dirk Stemerding, a former Senior Researcher of the Rathenau Instituut.

image: Societal Engagement Practice - Dutch Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology

Societal Engagement Practice - Dutch Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology

This short report provides brief insights into the Dutch Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology that took place from March 2009 until January 2011. It explains the societal dialogue design and process, and briefly summarises some of its findings.
image: Societal engagement practice - Dialogforum Nano of BASF

Societal engagement practice - Dialogforum Nano of BASF

This short report provides brief insights into an inspiring societal engagement practice. The Dialogforum Nano comprised a series of face-to-face dialogue sessions on nanotechnology, initiated by the chemical company, BASF. The description also touches upon how responsible research and innovation (RRI) is present within BASF and the motivations driving societal engagement. Finally, it presents BASF's short recommendations on these aspects and points out existing needs for increased societal engagement practices in research and innovation.
image: Societal Engagement Practice - Citizens meet experts - BMBF

Societal Engagement Practice - Citizens meet experts - BMBF

This short report presents societal engagement practice which brings together citizens and experts to discuss Research and Innovation (R&I) in Nanotechnology in Germany. The practice is implemented by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It describes the contribution of BMBF in R&I in Nanotechnology and explains how it fosters RRI. In addition, it summarises the main aspects of the societal engagement practice.