Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was established in 2005 as a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Project was intended to address the social, political, and public safety aspects of nanotechnology. It intended in particular to look for research and policy gaps and opportunities in knowledge and regulatory processes, and to develop strategies for closing them. The project worked with multiple U.S. and foreign governments and organizations.
The project's stated goal was "to inform the debate and to create an active public and policy dialogue. It was not an advocate either for, or against, particular nanotechnologies. Rather, the Project sought to ensure that as these technologies are developed, potential human health and environmental risks were anticipated, properly understood, and effectively managed."

Name of US Partner: 
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Pew Charitable Trusts

Phone: (202) 691-4398, Fax: (202) 691-4001, E-Mail:

Participating Countries: 
United Kingdom
United States

Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies


Bilateral programmes

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