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Applications based on nanotechnology have become ever more significant economically in the past few years. They have become commonplace in the everyday lives of workers and consumers. Nanotechnology-based product innovations play an increasingly important role in many areas of life, such as health and nutrition, the workplace, mobility and energy production.

The “Action Plan Nanotechnology 2020” (pdf) introduces the Federal Government’s inter-departmental support strategy for nanotechnology in the period 2016–2020. It thus pursues the objective of continuing to exploit the opportunities and potential of nanotechnology in Germany, without disregarding any potential risks to humans and the environment.

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