NanoDIODE – Developing Innovative Outreach and Dialogue on responsible nanotechnologies in EU civil society


Logo EU flag yellow low ID 6241 NanoDIODE project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 608891.

Project duration: 01 07 2013 - 30 06 2016 (48 months)

Total cost: EUR 2.408.863,15

EU contribution: EUR 1.899.842

Number of partners: 14 beneficiaries

BNN members participating in ACEnano: University Vienna, Department Geosciences

Coordinator: IVAM UvA - Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Project keywords: social sciences / sociology / governance / social sciences / political science / government systems / civil society / engineering and technology / nanotechnology

Project summary & objectives:

Stakeholder engagement and dialogue are essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe. NANODIODE establishes an innovative, coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue throughout Europe to support the effective governance of nanotechnologies. The project integrates vital engagement activities along the innovation value chain: it combines ‘upstream’ public engagement (by way of dialogues that integrate societal needs and expectations into the policy debate) with ‘midstream’ engagement (by organising open innovation workshops at the level of R&D) and ‘downstream’ strategies for education and communication.
The overall objectives of NANODIODE are to:

• Develop new strategies for outreach and dialogue along nanotechnology value chains;
• Organise engagement and dialogue at the 'upstream' level of research policy;
• Enable processes of co-creation during research and innovation;
• Professionalise nanotechnology education and training;
• Establish an innovative programme for outreach and communication on nanotechnologies;
• Assess the impact of the project’s activities and provide policy feedback with a view to Horizon 2020.

Role of BNN:

BNN is partner in NanoDIODE project focussing on educational activities specialising in the knowledge transfer of relevant nanotech information on several educational levels (secondary schools, universities, research facilities, etc). BioNanoNet will organize several citizen dialogues and in-depth interviews to reach the goal of developing an innovative outreach and dialogue on responsible nanotechnologies in EU civil society.



pdfNanoDiode factsheets (03 2016) (09 2014)

Download pdfNano@School Workshop Flyer


For more details please visit the project website