Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology: Synthesis Report

Baucher, Marie-Ange and Scott, Richard and Cannizzaro, Chris and Standridge, Stacey and Nesbitt, Elizabeth and Fadel, Tarek. (2013) Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology: Synthesis Report. Project Report. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) held an international symposium, Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, in March 2012. Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, it brought together participants from the public and private sectors with expertise all along the nanotechnology value chain - scientists, engineers, policy analysts, private investors, technology leaders, and the general public - from both OECD and emerging economies. The symposium was organised around expert talks and discussions on issues, such as the role of research funding portfolios; intellectual property frameworks; private-sector and industry investments; patents and publications; venture capital; public-private partnerships; state and local initiatives; international co-operation; and development metrics for nanotechnology. In addition to plenary talks, sector-specific breakout sessions were organised in transport and aerospace, nanomedicine, electronics, energy, materials, and food and food packaging. This synthesis report aims to summarise the discussions and key messages from the symposium. It also draws on four background reports that were developed for the symposium: - Challenges for Governments in Evaluating Return on Investment from Nanotechnology and its Broader Economic Impact, by Eleanor O'Rourke and Mark Morrison, Institute of Nanotechnology, United Kingdom - Finance and Investor Models in Nanotechnology, by Tom Crawley, Pekka Koponen, Lauri Tolvas and Terhi Marttila, Spinverse, Finland - The Economic Contributions of Nanotechnology to Green and Sustainable Growth, by Philip Shapira and Jan Youtie; University of Manchester, UK; Arizona State University, USA; and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA - Models, Tools and Metrics Available to Assess the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology,by Katherine Bojczcuk and Ben Walsh, Oakdene Hollins, United Kingdom The report was developed by Marie-Ange Baucher and Richard Scott from the OECD and Chris Cannizzaro, Stacey Standridge, Elizabeth Nesbitt, and Tarek Fadel from the NNI. The OECD and NNI are grateful to those who gave their time to review this report. The report does not necessarily represent the views of the NNI, the OECD, the AAAS; a consensus among participants; or the views of the sponsoring organisation, the National Science Foundation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Social and Economic Impacts
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