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Nanotechnology in Germany: from forecasting to technological assessment to sustainability studies


By csep - Posted on 14 July 2010

TitleNanotechnology in Germany: from forecasting to technological assessment to sustainability studies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZweck, Axel, Bachmann Gerd, Luther Wolfgang, and Ploetz Christiane
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume16
Issue8-9
Pagination977 - 987
Date Published05/2008
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number09596526
Abstract

This article looks at Germany's research funding strategy of nanotechnology in light of the fact that the issues of innovations and sustainability are usually discussed separately, so the risks and potentials of new technologies for a sustainable development often fail to be detected as early as possible.

DOI10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.04.016
Short TitleJournal of Cleaner Production