The kick-off meeting of Nano2Trust, the first Horizon 2020 project coordinated by SPI, was held in Porto, at SPI Headquarters, from 27 to 28 October.
This meeting included participation from more than twenty individuals from across Europe and allowed the further definition of the different steps for the development of the project.
Nano2Trust (short for NANOTECHNOLOGY MUTUAL LEARNING ACTION PLAn for Transparent and Responsible Understanding of Science and Technology) aims to promote co-production of knowledge, and informed multi-stakeholder dialogue on the important factors to address in the area of nanotechnology.
Innovative solutions are needed to address the challenges of today’s society. With this in mind, Nano2Trust will establish a sustainable platform to foster the involvement of society in the development of nanotechnology and ensure exchange of views and information required for improved understanding and responsible research and innovation.
This initiative will result in an Action Plan, including a shared vision about dialogue on the benefits and risks of advancing nanotechnology. Such a vision will include guidelines about the needs and concerns of society as well as be based on promoting trust and furthering understanding in an inclusive manner.
The project is being developed by a consortium of twelve organisations from various countries under the coordination of SPI, which will also have an important role in the communication activities.