A guide to responsible nanotechnology business

(Nanowerk News) The European funded project ObservatoryNANO has published a guide to responsible nano-business (pdf), outlining how to use nanotechnology for the benefit of business, customers and society. The guide is intended for companies involved in the development and commercialisation of nanotechnology-based materials and applications.
Companies involved in the development, production, or trade of nanotechnology-enabled materials and applications face a number of challenges.
challenges for nanotechnology businesses
Broadened view and enhanced practice regarding responsibilities in businesses applying nanotechnologies
Target users
Medium sized companies involved in the development, processing, production, or trade of nanotechnology-enabled materials, components or applications.
Users may have the following functions:
  • R&D
  • Product management
  • Environment
  • Sales
  • Communication
  • Safety
  • ...
  • Benefits
  • Practical step-wise guidance on responsible practices
  • Good practice examples
  • Starting points to efficiently realise results
  • Source: ObservatoryNANO