Stakeholder engagement and dialogue are essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe.
Therefore the recently started European FP7 project “NanoDiode” plans to establish over the next 3 years an innovative, coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue throughout Europe to support the effective governance of nanotechnologies. The project integrates vital engagement activities along the innovation value chain: it combines ‘upstream’ public engagement (by way of dialogues that integrate societal needs and expectations into the policy debate) with ‘midstream’ engagement (by organising open innovation workshops at the level of R&D) and ‘downstream’ strategies for education and communication.

The consortium brings together a strong network of partners from various backgrounds and extending across Europe (representing academia, industry, civil society, education and communication

For more information on the project, its partners and aims please visit or


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