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Research directions for societal needs to 2020 webcast

A while back (my October 13, 2010 posting) I mentioned a day-long nanotechnology consultation workshop that was live-streamed by the World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC). At the time it was billed as a launch for a study (Nanotechnology Long-Term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020) but it seems the study may have been a draft report and the workshop part of a larger consultation process. I’m guessing that’s the case after looking at the Project on Emerging Nanotechnolgies’ (PEN) latest invitation,

A new report, “Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020” outlines the foundational knowledge and infrastructure development in the last decade, the current ~$15 billion in R&D programs underpinning about $250 billion of products incorporating nanoscale components in the world in 2009, and the likely evolution towards a general purpose technology by 2020. The study includes opinions of leading experts from over 35 countries and brainstorming meetings hosted by the Word Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) in 2010 in Chicago, Hamburg, Tokyo, Singapore and Arlington, VA.

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:30 – 1:30 PM (ET

(Light lunch available at 12:00 noon)

If you’re planning on attending in person in Washington, DC, they ask that you RSVP here: http://www.nanotechproject.org/events/archive/researchdirections/.

You can can go here to view the live webcast on Dec. 1,2010.

The invitation with all the details has been posted on Nanowerk.