Policy Guidance: Collaborations for the Responsible Development of Nanoscale Materials

Medley, Terry. (2010) Policy Guidance: Collaborations for the Responsible Development of Nanoscale Materials. [Video] (Unpublished)

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Meeting the challenges of an emerging technology requires collaboration among government, public/private sector and other stakeholders. This applies to both technology innovation as well as regulatory oversight/governance. This presentation will focus on “the relative roles of public, private and non-profit actors in the provision of policy guidance”. In this regard, I will discuss an example of a broad collaboration across all interested government agencies aimed at technology innovation and early identification of potential risks. Specifically, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 2010 report on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNI is a 25 Federal agency framework that ensures U.S. leadership in nanotechnology by investing in fundamental research on further understanding of nanoscale phenomena and facilitating technology transfer. In my opinion, the NNI is an excellent example of the type of collaboration that is needed to advance science and risk-based policy for responsible nanotechnology development.

Item Type: Video
Additional Information: Emerging Organizations, Oversight, and Public Policy Systems
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Collections: Science Technology and Society's Nanotechnology and Society Workshops
Depositing User: Michelle Sagan Goncalves
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 15:01
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2010 15:15
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/556

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