A set of cartoon posters on the possibilities of nanotechnology. Poster topics include water purification, cancer treatment, and energy. A learner handbook with classroom lessons and worksheets accompanies the posters.
These fact sheets have been developed with the purpose of providing factual non-biased information and references on various topics of nanotechnology. Each fact sheet has followed a scientific editorial process and has been reviewed by an independent expert in the field of nanotechnology.
South African industry and researchers have been players in nanoscience and nanotechnology for a considerable time. New generations of nanotechnology-based products that are rapidly emerging in the world today, require that South Africa develops the ability to derive benefits from global advances in this area.
The Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP) is an initiative funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and implemented by SAASTA, a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF).