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Posted: April 18, 2008
Nanotechnology in Brazil
(Nanowerk News) The EU funded NanoforumEULA project released a background document exploring nanotechnology research and policies in Brazil. The document is intended for researchers interested in participating in the fact finding mission and workshop on nanotechnology in Brazil, which will take place 4-13 September 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Recife-Pernambuco and Manaus.
Worldwide, nanotechnology is expected to contribute to wealth creation, sustainable
development and other benefits for producers, consumers and society at large. Potential risks
and the need for changes in legislation are also high on the policy makersí agenda. But so far,
Latin American activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology have mostly been neglected by
the international community.
This is not justified, especially in the case of Brazil. The
European Union wants to stimulate research collaborations between European researchers and
Latin American researchers active in nanotechnology under the Seventh Framework
Programme for Research and Technology Development.