Uploaded by EUXTV on Mar 28, 2012 - Nanotechnology deals with particles which are invisible to the eye, but policy issues surrounding the technology are looming large.Nanotechnology opens a raft of opportunities for European business and consumers. How can the continent address public concerns with safety issues and novel technology to ensure that Europe does not get left behind in the nano race?
How far has industry gone to explain the possibilities opened up by nano-applications? How can nano-substances help in a range of sectors? How could nano-substances improve the resource and energy efficiency of packaging manufacturing? Can nano-materials revolutionise the age-old difficulty of ensuring clean drinking water? The EU Commission has published a recommendation for a definition for nanomaterials. How do regulation and public opinion influence the development of nano applications and what kind of regulation should we have?