GLASGOW, UK - The observatoryNANO consortium has been established to help European decision makers gain objective information for their decisions when considering a rapidly changing field of technology such as nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will collate and analyze data regarding scientific and technological trends, including peer-reviewed publications, patents, roadmaps and published company data, as well as economic realities and expectations, including market analysis and economic performance and public and private funding strategies. The analysis will be supported by assessment of ethical and societal issues, impacts on health, environment and safety, as well as regulation, standardization and legislative issues.
ObservatoryNANO has also established liaisons with international organizations and will establish liaisons with relevant European technology platforms and other relevant EU-funded projects, to ensure that effort is not duplicated and that resource sharing and output are maximized. For additional information, visit www.observatory-nano.eu/.