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Posted: November 9, 2009
European Commission releases the 2007-2009 nanotechnology implementation report
(Nanowerk News) On 29 October 2009, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: an action plan for Europe 2005-2009 – "Second Implementation Report 2007-2009" (the report is available in 22 languages on the EC website).
This outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Action Plan, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the future European nanotechnology policy.
Where appropriate, for the sake of completeness and continuity, developments in preceding years are included. Detailed supporting information can be found in the accompanying Staff Working Document.
As a general remark, the report states that the past two years have seen a substantial development of
nanotechnology, supported by a further growth in research funding and the active
development of policy. Novel applications and products of nanotechnology are constantly
being realised. In view of this, efforts to address societal and safety concerns must be
continued to ensure the safe and sustainable development of nanotechnology.
Previously, on 6 September 2007, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: an action plan for Europe 2005-2009 – "First Implementation Report 2005-2007".