Public engagement


Join the debate

Our aim with Nano&me is to provide balanced, easy to understand information about nanotechnology and be the hub of debate for everyone to discuss the important issues which arise from its use. Visit the site and let us know what you think….

If you would like to link to the site or discuss partnering with us to use the site as part of your own public involvement projects contact Hilary Sutcliffe on [email protected]

We apologise that some of the links on the site may not work. The UK government gave us a grant for this pilot site. We are currently fundraising to bring the site up to date and create the hub for debate that we think is so important.

Please contact [email protected] if you can help us!


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Public engagement

We believe that the public deserves to know more about the use of such potentially disruptive technologies as nanotechnologies, synthetic biology and geoengineering and that they have a key role to play in helping shape their development and use.

We will aim to find ways of involving the public directly in all of our projects, though funding is usually a restraint in this regard.

Future Foods Project

As part of a European Commission FP7 Project the NANOPLAT, we worked with scenarios design company Strategic Design Scenarios and the Leatherhead Food International to explore a methodology to engage the public on the use of technology in food.

The Future Foods Project was developed to use creative photo-representations of fictional foods using new technologies to explore the attitudes of the public and to feed in to policy, research and business development.

This was an exploration only and has not been used in a public dialogue as yet, though we are exploring how this could be taken forward in future public dialogues.

If you would like to know more about this project, please contact Hilary on [email protected]