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Development of an integrated approach based on validated and standardized methods to support the implementation of the EC recommendation for a definition of nanomaterial

Objective

Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology. Still existing uncertainties concerning EHS need to be addressed to explore the full potential of this new technology. One challenge consists in the development of methods that reliably identify, characterize and quantify nanomaterials (NM) both as substance and in various products and matrices. The European Commission has recently recommended a definition of NM as reference to determine whether an unknown material can be considered as 'nanomaterial' (2011/696/EU). The proposed NanoDefine project will explicitly address this question. A consortium of European top RTD performers, metrology institutes and nanomaterials and instrument manufacturers has been established to mobilize the critical mass of expertise required to support the implementation of the definition. Based on a comprehensive evaluation of existing methodologies and a rigorous intra-lab and inter-lab comparison, validated measurement methods and instruments will be developed that are robust, readily implementable, cost-effective and capable to reliably measure the size of particles in the range of 1–100 nm, with different shapes, coatings and for the widest possible range of materials, in various complex media and products. Case studies will assess their applicability for various sectors, including food/feed, cosmetics etc. One major outcome of the project will be the establishment of an integrated tiered approach including validated rapid screening methods (tier 1) and validated in depth methods (tier 2), with a user manual to guide end-users, such as manufacturers, regulatory bodies and contract laboratories, to implement the developed methodology. NanoDefine will be strongly linked to main standardization bodies, such as CEN, ISO and OECD, by actively participating in TCs and WGs, and by proposing specific ISO/CEN work items, to integrate the developed and validated methodology into the current standardization work.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
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Netherlands
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 266 567
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Wim Beek (Mr.)

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NordMiljö O. Grahn AB
Sweden
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€ 275 697
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Strandvägen 2
67129 Arvika
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Rudolf Reuther (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
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€ 1 156 550
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Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Vanhoovels
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 481 621
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Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Von Der Kammer (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 318 491
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Schlundt (Dr.)
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
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€ 103 611
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Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
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Research Organisations
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Steven Lingott
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
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€ 499 183
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Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
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Other
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Laura Klein (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 153 173
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
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Philippe Capron (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
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€ 553 680
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Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
CENTRUM VOOR ONDERZOEK IN DIERGENEESKUNDE EN AGROCHEMIE - CODA
Belgium
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€ 224 800
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Groeselenberg 99
1180 Bruxelles
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Christel Vanden Branden (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 84 913
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Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
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May Chung (Ms.)
Fachhochschule Dortmund
Germany
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€ 237 590
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Sonnenstraße 96
44139 Dortmund
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Monika Schmidt (Ms.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
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€ 306 251
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Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
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Research Organisations
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Eva-Maria Müller
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 78 711
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Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
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Other
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Michael Schmitt (Dr.)
BASF SE
Germany
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€ 196 523
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Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
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Michael Roeper (Prof.)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
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€ 64 605
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Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
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Klaus Kund (Dr.)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
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€ 40 560
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Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Antoine Ghanem (Dr.)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
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€ 79 575
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Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
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Paolo Matteazzi (Prof.)
L'OREAL SA
France
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€ 23 426
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14 Rue Royale
75008 Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jean-Francois Pahin (Mr.)
NANOSIGHT LIMITED

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United Kingdom
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€ 4 926
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London Road Minton Park
SP4 7RT Wiltshire
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Bob Carr (Dr.)
RAMEM SA
Spain
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€ 181 650
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Calle Sambara 33
28033 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Raquel Sanz (Mrs.)
SUPERON GMBH
Germany
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€ 92 751
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Hochstrasse 12
56307 Dernbach
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Stefan Böhm (Mr.)
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
Germany
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€ 119 198
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Hanna Kunath Strasse 11
28199 Bremen
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Robert Malek (Dr.)
EUROFINS WEJ CONTAMINANTS GMBH
Germany
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€ 23 025
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Neulander Kamp 1
21079 Hamburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Brüning (Dr.)
Institute of Nanotechnology

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 653
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Innovation Park University Of Stirling - The Alpha Centre 6
FK9 4NF Stirling
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Other
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Andrew Stewart (Mr.)
NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Belgium
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€ 98 280
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Avenue De Tervueren 143
1150 Bruxelles
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Other
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David Carlander (Dr.)
VERBAND DER MINERALFARBENINDUSTRIE EV
Germany
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€ 46 075
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Mainzer Landstrasse 55
60329 Frankfurt Main
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Other
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Heike Liewald (Dr.)
COSMETICS EUROPE - THE PERSONAL CARE ASSOCIATION
Belgium
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€ 31 800
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Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Brussels
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Other
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Florian Schellauf (Dr.)
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE METROLOGIE ET D'ESSAIS
France
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€ 127 324
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Rue Gaston Boissier 1
75724 Paris
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Research Organisations
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Georges Favre (Dr.)
MALVERN PANALYTICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 97 074
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Grovewood Road Enigma Business Park
WR14 1XZ Malvern
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John Patrick Hole (Dr.)