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NanoInformatics Approaches for Safe-by-Design NanoMaterials

Objective

The unique properties of nanomaterials (NMs), relative to their bulk form, has seen them used in a rapidly increasing number of commercial applications. However, with these useful new properties of NMs come potential health and environmental hazards. Thus, as part of a responsible innovation approach, NMs potential risks must be assessed in parallel to exploitation of their benefits. Due to their enormous variability, NM risk assessment urgently needs advanced in silico methodologies capable of machine learning from limited experimental datasets. These in silico tools for NMs characterisation, exposure, hazard and risk assessment and sustainability and life cycle assessment, need to support implementation of existing regulatory guidelines and extend regulatory risk assessment to integrate the extensive new knowledge generated computationally. CompSafeNano’s overarching objective is thus to drive the development of integrated and universally applicable nanoinformatics models, with broad domains of applicability across NMs compositions and forms, that are directly usable by industry, especially SMEs, and regulators for NMs risk assessment and decision making. CompSafeNano will establish an extended safe-by-design paradigm that includes environmental sustainability (life cycle assessment) based on in silico predictions with experimental testing to validate the results. CompSafeNano has a clear set of objectives to deliver this vision of an in silico safe-by-design computational platform and will be in close communication with other EU projects to access existing data on NM hazard and integrate existing nanoinformatics and NMs risk governance platforms (i.e. within NanoCommons, NanoSolveIT & RiskGONE). Training activities will benefit both ESRs and ERs from participating organizations, with a strong focus on inter-sectoral exchange (SME-academia) and international collaboration, filling the well-recognised current skills gap in nanoinformatics and big data analytics.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED
Address
Prigkipissis Nte Tyras 16 Karantoki Building 5Th Floor Flat/office 13-14
1065 Nicosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 179 400

Participants (15)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 200
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 119 600
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 78 200
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 101 200
Address
5 Avenue Des Hauts Fourneaux
4362 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
QSAR LAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 147 200
Address
Al Grunwaldzka 190/102
80-266 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 105 800
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 800
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREDERICK UNIVERSITY FU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 124 200
Address
Gianni Freiderikou 7
1036 Pallouriotissa Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MYBIOTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 000
Address
Industriestrasse 1B
66802 Uberherrn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANUBIA NANOTECH SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 55 200
Address
Ilkovicova 3
84104 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDELWEISS CONNECT GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Hochbergerstrasse 60C
4057 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALCULUS - MELETI & ENISCHISI DOMIMATION IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 110 400
Address
Filikis Eterias 3
185 39 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGENOTECH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Ullernchausseén 64
0374 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 78 200
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF HANYANG UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Address
Haengdang-dong Seongdong-gu 17
133-791 Seoul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES ANDTECHNOLOGY AT ISLAMABAD
Pakistan
Address
Sector H-12
44000 Islamabad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTH CANADA
Canada
Address
Rm 5-074, Bmo Bldg, Laurier Ave. West 269, Al4905b
K2A 1Z7 Ottawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO NACIONAL DE PESQUISA EM ENERGIA E MATERIAS ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA
Brazil
Address
Rua Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000
13083 100 Campinas
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICES
South Africa
Address
Modderfontein Road 1 Gauteng
2131 Sandringham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Japan
Address
Onogawa 16 2
305 8506 Tsukuba
Activity type
Research Organisations