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Establishing a process and a platform to support standardization for nanotechnologies implementing the STAIR approach

Objective

Standardization is one of the most adequate solutions to quickly capitalize and disseminate knowledge in “reference documents”, and have it implemented in the industry. It is very important in the field of nanotechnologies since the production of knowledge is very intensive. The overall objective of nanoSTAIR project is to build a sustainable process and platform in the field of nanotechnologies to support the transfer of knowledge gained through research to documentary standards in the context of the STAIR approach promoted by CEN-CENELEC.

The project is organized around several activities that will boost the development of new documentary standards.
A mechanism will be set up to identify, with a bottom-up approach, the opportunities for standardization from the results of research projects, co-funded by the European Commission or by National Research Programmes. This mechanism will be established using existing networks and initiatives such as NanoSafetyCluster or NANOfutures, as well as the network of the national standardization bodies in the various Member States.
Then, the expression of the needs for standards from various stakeholders will be collected and resources from consortia sharing similar standardization opportunities will be pooled together to launch New Work Items Proposals (NWIP). The nanoSTAIR approach will be verified during the project thanks to 2 NWIP initiated. The consortium will provide assistance to select the right standardization umbrella (Technical Committee and Working Group at CEN or ISO level)

As a result, nanoSTAIR will provide a set of procedures, a tool box and a practical guideline that will be useful to bridge the gap between research and standardization in nanotechnologies. nanoSTAIR will structure and ease the development of new documentary standards, and thus enable the European nanotechnology related industry to rapidly operate according to the state of the art and thus increase its competitiveness.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT EU VRI EWIV
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 184 307
Administrative Contact
Olivier Salvi (Mr.)

Participants (7)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 58 850
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emeric Fréjafon (Dr.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 44 940
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arto Säämänen (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 58 850
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesús M. Lopez De Ipiña (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 320
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Esther Zondervan (Dr.)
STEINBEIS ADVANCED RISK TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 125
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Balos (Dr.)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 345
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Schmitt (Dr.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 700
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Segolene Martin (Ms.)