Innovative and responsible governance of nanotechnology for societal development

Mihail C. Roco, Barbara Harthorn, David Guston, Philip Shapira

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Governance of nanotechnology is essential for realizing economic growth and other societal benefits of the new technology, protecting public health and environment, and supporting global collaboration and progress. The article outlines governance principles and methods specific for this emerging field. Advances in the last 10 years, the current status and a vision for the next decade are presented based on an international study with input from over 35 countries. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Nanoparticle Research|J. Nanopart. Res.
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011


  • Ethical and legal aspects
  • International perspective
  • Nanoscale science and engineering
  • Nanotechnology innovation and commercialization
  • Nanotechnology market
  • Public participation
  • Responsible development, Global governance, Emerging technologies
  • Societal implications


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