International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology

March 27th, 2012 to March 28th, 2012


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:

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).

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