Global System for Safe Nanotechnologies (GSSN)

Global System for Safe Nanotechnologies (GSSN)

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 4 - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Mastering nano-scale complexity in materials

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
“Could Europe’s nanodreams come true?” - Based on lessons learned from Europe’s GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) success in the 1980s, an influential European consortium develops standards for nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and methods for monitoring health risks. As a result, a memorandum of understanding is signed by major nanotechnology players in Europe (including Russia) to jointly develop a common Global System for Safe Nanotechnologies (GSSN).