On September 26-27, 2017, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) held an Expert Dialogue regarding the opportunities and risks of the application of nanotechnologies in the automotive sector. The Expert Dialogue provided an overview of current and future applications of nanomaterials in automobiles. A number of the presentations are available online, in German. Since 2006, the NanoDialogue has been conducted as part of the German government’s Nano Action Plan, and BMUB has the lead responsibility for it. The goal is to support an exchange of ideas among stakeholders on the opportunities and risks of nanotechnologies to help promote the responsible and sustainable use of nanomaterials. Information on the Expert Dialogue on the opportunities and risks of the application of nanotechnologies in the construction sector is available in our June 26, 2017, blog item.