During the “Decisions in Innovation Systems” training discussion, participants follow the general process for taking a new nanotechnology product from initial idea to consumer product. In addition to outlining the basic parts of the innovation system, the activity also highlights the decisions researchers make as they create nanotechnologies and the way that values can inform those decisions. The activity can be done as a live presentation, or by watching a video. A discussion follows the presentation.
This film is part of the NISE Network's "Nano and Society" workshop resources package. These materials were designed to prepare museum educators to engage the public in conversations about the relationship between nanotechnology and society.
For more information about this Nano and Society piece: nisenet.org/catalog/tools_guides/nano_society_training_materials
Education professionals: nisenet.org
Public audiences: whatisnano.org