The Nano Code and beyond… In 2006, when the Responsible Nano Code was being developed, many stakeholders told us that the principles it advocated could equally be applied to any technology. Why did we single out nano alone? At that time, particularly as businesses were central to that argument, I was new to nanotech, and nanotech […]
I was delighted to be invited to join the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnologies. The first event was the annual meeting of the GAC’s in Dubai in late November 2014. Here are a few thoughts on the event and mandate which the Nanotech Council developed at the meeting which was to ‘seek opportunities […]
Margaret Heffernan has allowed us to highlight the science chapter of her new book on the corrosive effect of competition. The voices of scientists across the world illustrate how the focus on star performers and the tyranny of citations makes for poor quality science, stressed scientists, a ‘Ponzi scheme’ of unnattainable career paths and more….
Trustworthiness builds trust, trust builds confidence, confidence builds markets. Our strategy prepared for Jonathan Porritt and Forum for the Future to support his IB Done Well Report
Could Food Irradiation really give us fresher, safer food? How could we all contribute to making that decision? Our multi-stakeholder discussion started the conversation.