The TIME for NANO Project aims at engaging the general public, with a special attention to young people, on benefits and risks related to nanoscale research, engineering and technology, through specific informal education products, namely the nano-kit and the organisation of a web contest each year that will be the basis for the realisation of events and debates for the public and collecting opinions and feedbacks from the participants.
The timefornano project updated the nanotechnology kit with the following changes:
Info card 13
Text: As of 2010, the USA and Japan are investing the most money. The EU plus European countries will be spending more than 4 billion euros over the next four years. Larger developing countries are also big investors.
Issue card 5
Title: Public engagement
Text: How much should the public be involved in setting nanotechnology research agendas? And how?
The consortium include 13 partner and is coordinated by Fondazione Idis Città della Scienza (Italy). The other partners are: Observa (Italy), Ecsite (Belgium), BridA (Slovenia), Ciência Viva (Portugal), CCSTI La Casemate (France), TSCF (Turkey), Technopolis (Belgium), Politechnika Warszawska (Poland), Heureka (Finland), Ecsite UK (United Kingdom), Deutsches Museum (Germany), CUEN (Italy).