On the 8. October 2018, the 3rd edition of the established “Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety – Risks, Regulation, and Management” was officially launched in Washington DC, USA, containing a preface by AcumenIST Steffi Friedrichs.
On the 8. October 2018, Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Founder & Director of AcumenIST, was the invited NanoEarth Industry Speaker at Virginia Tech.
In a presentation entitled “The ‘Rise and Fall’ of Technologies (on the Example of Biotech and Nanotech)”, Steffi highlighted the difference between the two technologies and outline the potential pitfalls (for both the public and the private sector) in reducing the expected trajectory of any technology’s development to a mere copy of a previous experience.
This in-depth “Trend-Analysis of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT)” analyses policies pertaining to nanotechnology and biotechnology over the past 30 to 40 years: it specifically studies and identifies their character (i.e. the questions (a) “Does a policy aim to push a technology (‘technology-push’) or to pull research towards a specific application (‘application-pull’)?” and (b) “Is a policy focused on one technology field only or is it applicable to a wide range of technologies?”).
This report brings together the latest available patenting and bibliometric activity data on biotechnology, nanotechnology and related emerging and converging technologies.
The authors, on behalf of the OECD and its expert working groups, re-confirmed indicators and measurement methodology for the multidisciplinary and partially overlapping technologies with a view to establishing uniquely accurate and relevant datasets.
The report provides a summary of trends and developments in biotechnology and nanotechnology over the last 20 to 25 years, based on the longitudinal analyses of patents.
In addition, an experimental indicator, which aims to identify trends and developments of research areas of biotechnology and nanotechnology, was introduced: publication titles of the two technology fields were analysed using a text-mining approach, and an overlay map of the most often use keyword co-occurrences was created, in order to visualise the developments over time in each research area.
On the 2. – 3. November 2017, The US National Science Foundation in collaboration with The University of California held a workshop on “Global Perspectives in Convergence Education”. The intent of the workshop was to involve representatives from the many stakeholder communities from around the globe in discussions on convergence education as Read more…
Dr Steffi Friedrichs discusses the societal & ethical implications of AI, robotics and biotechnologies. Panellists: French Deputy Cedric Villani, Laurent Alexandre, President of DNAvision Stuart Russell, Professor at UC Berkeley & AI pioneer, and Steffi Friedrichs.
This OECD landmark publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the “next production revolution”.
Within the variety of influential technologies analysed in the report, Dr Steffi Friedrichs explores the role that nanotechnologies will play: in a Chapter entitled “Tapping nanotechnology’s potential to shape the next production revolution”, she explains that “[n]anotechnology has the potential to enable further innovations and establish new market sectors in the near future.”
Dr Steffi Friedrichs represented the nanotechnology industries during a panel discussion at the 8th WIEF (World Islamic Economic Forum), which took place on the 4.-6. December 2012 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
On the 27th – 28th March 2012, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) and and the US NNI (National Nanotechnology Initiative) co-organised the seminal International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology, in order to systematically explore the need for and development of a methodology to assess Read more…