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UT contact person: Anne M. Dijkstra
Sikke R. Jansma
Company involved: Netherlands
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The department of Communication Science at the University of Twente is one of the research partners in the GoNano-project. GoNano is a European project that focuses on co-creation between various stakeholder groups, such as researchers, business, civil society organizations and policy makers, to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns.
Nanotechnology – the engineering of particles on an atomic or molecular scale – has given rise to great expectations in recent years in areas such as energy, healthcare, electronics and food. At the University of Twente we have one of world’s leading research institutes (MESA+) on nanotechnology.
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In this project the focus is on how to engage citizens in the development and implementation of technological innovations. As technological innovations have a major influence on our daily lives, policymakers and researchers have increasingly embraced the idea of actively involve citizens in decision-making on innovations. Not only gives this insights into new ideas, it also contributes to public acceptance of technological innovation in society.
Start date: Between January 2018 and January 2019
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