Concept development, organisation and scientific support to the concluding conference of the German national stakeholder Commission on nanotechnologies in 2011


The NanoCommission of the German Government was installed in 2006 as central, national dialogue platform and consisted of approximately 20 representatives. It was the task of the Commission to support the discussion and exchange between different societal groups on the risks and opportunities of nanotechnologies and therewith contribute to a responsible and sustainable use of nanomaterials. The NanoCommission worked in two dialogue phases (2006 – 2008 and 2009 – 2011) and concluded each with a final report and recommendations to the government.   

Objectives and results

Objective and results of the project was the organisational and content preparation of the conclusing conference for the 2nd dialogue phase of the NanoCommission and the development of a documentation of the proceedings and main discussions.  


Dirk Jepsen

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