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NSF Survey Nano Tech Governance 2007

NSF Survey Nano Tech Governance 2007

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INTERNATIONAL RISK GOVERNANCE COUNCIL
SURVEY ONNANOTECHNOLOGYGOVERNANCE
Volume B. The Role of Industry
IRGC WORKING GROUP ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
Chair: M.C. Roco, Member IRGC; P.M.: E. Litten
Geneva, April 2006Date ofsurvey request: September 2005
 
The International Risk Governance Councilis a Private Foundation established under Articles 80 and thereafter of the SwissCivil Code.© international risk governance council, geneva, april 2006international risk governance council7-9 Chemin de Balexert, ChâtelaineCH-1219 Geneva, SwitzerlandTel +41 (0)22 795 1730Fax +41 (0)22 795 1739www.irgc.org
IRGC Working Group on Nanotechnologyworking paper no. 3
DisclaimerThe contents of this workingpaper have been peer reviewed by the respondents to the IRGC ‘Survey on NanotechnologyGovernance: the role of industry’ and the IRGC Nanotechnology Working Group. The IRGC does not accept responsibility forthe validity of the opinions expressed within this report which are a reflection of the opinions of the survey respondents and notofIRGC itself.
 
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CONTENTS OVERVIEW
1.BACKGROUND.................................................................................................................42.LIST OF SURVEY PARTICIPANTS...................................................................................53.WHAT ARE THE MAIN FINDINGS?..................................................................................6Summary of current governance strategies.......................................................................6Recommended governance strategies..............................................................................74.RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY...............................................................9Overall research and development strategy......................................................................9Research focus risks....................................................................................................115.REGULATIONS FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY...................................................................126.CURRENT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES IN PLACE...................................................127.COOPERATION..............................................................................................................13Commercialisation of applications...................................................................................13Responsible development...............................................................................................14Sustainable development................................................................................................158.RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RISK GOVERNANCE........................................................15Risk research recommendations.....................................................................................15Stakeholder engagement recommendations...................................................................15Risk communication recommendations...........................................................................16Governance approaches.................................................................................................169.REFERENCES................................................................................................................1910.ANNEXES.......................................................................................................................21Annex A About the IRGC..............................................................................................21Annex B –A definition of ‘risk governance’......................................................................22Annex C Acknowledgements........................................................................................22Annex D -Overview of current regulations mentioned in the survey................................23Annex E The IRGC questionnaire to industry...............................................................26Annex F Questionnaire responses................................................................................28F1.Questionnaire responses from Allianz, Germany..................................................28F2.Questionnaire responses from Ayanda Biosystems, Switzerland.........................32F3.Questionnaire responses from Canon, US...........................................................35F4.Questionnaire responses from Environ, US..........................................................38

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