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The European concept of Converging Technologies for the European Knowledge Society (CTEKS) adopts a demand-driven approach in which converging technologies respond to societal needs and demands. It places the emphasis on the agenda-setting process itself. Rather than letting the market call all the shots, the European approach favors a guided development where societal, safety and environmental aspects are incorporated into the decision-making process. It envisions that various European converging technologies research programs will be formulated, each addressing a different problem and each bringing together different technologies and technology-enabling sciences.
- Nanowerk, "Europe and the U.S. take different approaches to Converging Technologies" (Aug. 25, 2008) (full-text).
External resource Edit
- "Converging Technologies for the European Knowledge Society" (2004) (full-text).