Technology Assessment

Nuno Boavida


Manuel Baumann


CV (English)

S.Net 2015: From nanotechnologies to emerging technologies; towards a global responsibility

Nanotechnology and other emerging technologies are rapidly evolving in the worldwide context of globalization. Yet very limited national and international frameworks have emerged for assesment, regulation and governance of new technologies. This phenomenon may be explained by several factors: a priorization of economic responsibilities over those of health and environment; diversity of materials and their properties; complexity of risk assessment (ex.

Bio (in English) cont.

Was an executive elected member of the  RC30 Research Committee on Sociology of Work (1998-2002) and is now of the RC23 Research Committee on Sociology of Science and Technology (2014-2018) of ISA-International Sociological Association, and Portuguese representative in the Steering Committee of "European Social Survey" organized by European Science Foundation (Strasbourg, França), from

Boavida, Nuno, António Moniz, and Manuel Laranja. "Towards an assessment of the Portuguese e-mobility case; The Mobi-E." In Technology assessment and policy areas of great transitions, edited by T. Michalek, L. Hebakova, L. Hennen, C. Scherz, L. Nierling and J. Hahn, 263-269. Prague: Technology Centre ASCR, 2014.
Moretto, S., António Moniz, and D. Robinson. The role of endogenous and exogenous FTA in the European High-Speed Railway Innovation System: CTA as the next step? In 5th JRC “Future-oriented technology analysis" (FTA) conference. Brussels: JRC, 2014.

S.NET 6th Annual Meeting: Better Technologies With No Regret?

The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) invites contributions to its sixth annual meeting to be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, from September 21st to 24th 2014.

Projecto III


Organizar e participar na Escola de Inverno do Programa Doutoral

Desenvolver os elementos apresentados no plano de tese, com especial destaque para o enquadramento teórico e a metodologia proposta

Aprovação da Comissão de Acompanhamento de Tese

Thesis Project I


The aim of this unit is the discussion of several topics related to the PhD programme and to organise working groups according to individual research interests.

Is aimed to acquire critical analysis competences and the synthesis of new and complex ideas. It aims also the development of forms of oral and written forms of communication in the context of scientific themes.

To develop the PhD thesis plan

To propose expert names to integrate the Commission for Thesis Follow-up

Public discussion of the Thesis Plan in the Winter School