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ATBEST was a social science project carried out in 2004 and funded by the NEST Programme in the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme. It was not focused on nanotechnology, but it developed a process approach, with corresponding tools, for the management of new and emerging science and technology, employing fuel cells and nanotechnology as case studies. This project built on earlier experiences, so as to characterize assessment approaches and corresponding tools that address challenges in and emerging science and technology.

The project website is no longer available, but a project description is available at: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/nanotechnology/docs/atbest.pdf (pdf file, external link, last accessed 28 March 2014).