Impact assessment

 

The OECD project on impact assessment (BNCT)

For some time, analysts have predicted that biotechnology and nanotechnology would enable broad new areas of scientific research and innovation, revolutionise industrial processes, and deepen economic value chains. After many years of sustained investment by countries in these areas, many national policy makers seek better ways to measure the impact of these fields. However, the validation of predictions and assertions is hampered by the interdisciplinary nature of these fields and their broad diffusion as tools within other scientific areas.

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