This event on 6-7 December 2021 seeks to develop a policy agenda to pair the transformative potential of emerging technology with the necessity of good governance: how we can innovate more and innovate well, i.e. within inclusive processes with values at the centre and lasting positive impact.Read more
Neurotechnology has great potential for improving societal health and well-being. Yet, just as with many other emerging technologies, it faces ethical, legal, and social challenges.Read more
This recommendation provides guidance for governments and innovators to anticipate and address the ethical, legal and social challenges raised by novel neurotechnologies while promoting innovation in the field.Read more
The Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT) is focused on policy issues in emerging technology fields related to bio, nano and converging technologies. It aims to contribute original policy analysis and messages to the global community, to convene key stakeholders in the field, and to make ground-breaking proposals to policy makers. Themes include:
Collaborative Platforms to Enable Converging Technology
The BNCT is currently conducting a project to support policy makers and innovators in realising the potential of well-designed collaborative platforms to advance emerging technologies. Multiple case studies of collaborative platforms are being analysed to identify trends and best practices in three technological fields: genomics and biobanks for personalised health, advanced nanomaterials, and engineering biology.
Expert workshops are an integral part of the project:
For further information please contact the BNCT Secretariat.