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Date and Location: The symposium was held March 27-28, 2012 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC.
Objective: The objective of the symposium was to systematically explore the need for and development of a methodology to assess the economic impact of nanotechnology across whole economies, factoring in many sectors and types of impact, including new and replacement products and materials, markets for raw materials, intermediate and final goods, and employment and other economic impacts.
Agenda: Click here for agenda in downloadable .pdf format.
Presentations: Links to presentation slides and videos from the plenary sessions are available here.
Participants: A full participant list is available here. Attendees represented a broad spectrum of backgrounds and expertise, including technology leaders, key decision makers, economists, investors, policy analysts, scientists and engineers from industry, business, government, academia, and the general public.
Background Papers: The links to the background papers are given below:
Challenges for Governments in Evaluating Return on Investment from Nanotechnology and its Broader Economic Impact - Eleanor O'Rourke and Mark Morrison, Institute of Nanotechnology, United Kingdom
- Finance and Investor Models in Nanotechnology - Tom Crawley, Pekka Koponen, Lauri Tolvas & Terhi Marttila, Spinverse, Finland
The Economic Contributions of Nanotechnology to Green and Sustainable Growth - Philip Shapira (1,2,3) and Jan Youtie (3, 4)
1) Manchester Institute for Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK2) School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA3) Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA4) Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Models, Tools and Metrics Available to Assess the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology - Katherine Bojczcuk and Ben Walsh, Oakdene Hollins, United Kingdom
Report: The symposium report is now available at this link.
Sponsors: This symposium was hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).