Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan

What is the best way for Austria to harness the opportunities in nanotechnology to develop new  environmental and energy technology, new resource-saving products, or even to provide significant benefits for small- or medium-sized Enterprises?

How can Austria contribute to ensuring the safety of applications of nanotechnology?

The "Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan", adopted by the Federal Government on 2 March 2010, addresses these crucial issues.

The core of the Action Plan consists of about 50 recommendations for specific Austrian measures to be taken at the national, European, and international level. These recommendations emerged from a consensus reached among the stakeholders involved, and will be implemented by the end of 2012 at the latest. More than 20 different organisations from the fields of science, economy, environment, health, and employee and consumer protection, as well as representatives of the public cooperated to develop the Action Plan.

Austrian Nanotechnology Action-Plan (PDF, 5 MB)