What's happening now
Our final report was
published on 29 July 2004.
We held a public meeting to discuss the findings of
the report on Wednesday 29 September 2004. You can watch
a webstream of the meeting by clicking on the following
nanotechnologies - Webstreamed discussion - 29 September
The UK Government's response
to the recommendations in our report was published on
25 February 2005, along with our
comments on the response.
On 11 and 12 July 2005 the Royal Society and Science
Council of Japan held a workshop on the potential health,
environmental and societal impacts of nanotechnologies.
A report of this workshop can be found on the Royal
The UK Government published its first research report
the potential risks posed by engineered nanoparticles
on 20 November 2005. The Royal Society and Royal Academy
of Engineering issued a press
release in response to this.
for Science and Technology is undertaking a review
of the Government's progress against the actions it
set out in its response to the Royal Society - Royal
Academy of Engineering report. It issued a call
for evidence on Thursday 6 July. The Royal Society
and Royal Academy of Engineering have sumitted a
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(defra) held a consultation on a Voluntary Reporting
Scheme for engineereed nanoscale materials and the Royal
Society and Royal Academy of Engineering made a
joint submission to this. Defra have publised a
summary of submissions and the Government's