TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1. What is nanotechnology?
1.2. Why is nanotechnology important?
1.3. Which approach should be adopted to ensure that nanotechnology is safe?
2. WORLDWIDE FUNDING AND ACTIVITIES IN NANOTECHNOLOGY R&D
2.1. Nanotechnology R&D in third countries
2.2. Nanotechnology R&D in Europe
3. THE ROAD TO THE INFINITELY SMALL: FIVE DYNAMICS TO STIMULATE PROGRESS
3.1. Research and Development: building the momentum
3.2. Infrastructure: European “Poles of Excellence”
3.3. Investing in human resources
3.4. Industrial innovation, from knowledge to technology
3.5. Integrating the societal dimension
4. PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
5. A FURTHER STEP: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Annex: An estimate of public funding in nanotechnology