An Analysis of the Implementation Process of Public Policies of Nanotechnology in Latin America

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:45
Oral Presentation
Julio ZÁRATE VÁSQUEZ, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo, Peru
José CASTRO, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Fernando RIVERA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
In this paper we discuss the main consequences of the implementation of nanotechnology public policies in the region in recent years. We focus on three specific areas: environment, health and consumption. At the same time, an analytical review will be elaborated based on the industrial and productive sectors from those countries with advanced systems of technological innovation. Considering the inherent risk from the introduction and production of new technologies, and the consequences thereof for the safety of consumers and workers, we will evaluate the regulatory mechanisms that different governments use in the context of the growing expansion of nanotechnologies in Latin America.