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European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials  Nanotechnologies

European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials Nanotechnologies

Objective

A significant challenge to ensuring sustainable production and use of nanotechnologies is to understand safety and health risks of the technology and its end-products, and to implement practical strategies to manage these risks. Knowledge is growing rapidly, but effective use of this knowledge for risk management is lagging behind. We therefore need to bridge the gap between knowledge on hazard and risk, and ‘fit-for-purpose’ risk management tools and strategies supported by measurement and control methods.
EC4SafeNano will bridge this gap in an efficient and sustainable way by setting up an independent, science-based, managed Centre (hub) linked with several networks (spokes) to act at the interface between research organisations, industry, regulatory bodies, and civil society.
The objectives are to: 1) understand the needs of all stakeholders along the innovation value chain for nanotechnologies, ensuring safer, marketable, regulated and accepted long-lived products; 2) identify the resources and capabilities available to address these needs, and evaluate the capacity to provide technical solutions and actions; 3) build, test and benchmark a range of services, based on selected resources that answer stakeholder needs across the innovation value chain; 4) develop mechanisms and operating procedures to facilitate periodic updating of the “needs and resources” mapping and of the service provision; 5) develop networking activities aiming to share, benchmark and promote the EC4SafeNano services thereby enhancing and harmonizing the overall expertise, at EU level and beyond; and 6) develop governance rules and a strategic plan to prepare for self-sufficient operation beyond the project lifetime.
The main outcome is the definition of a legal entity with operating procedures, gathering, integrating and sharing available technology, tools, skills and processes and promoting services and capabilities to support stakeholder needs in risk management and safe innovation.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

Address

Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 452 680,75

Participants (14)

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EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT EU VRI EWIV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 214 500

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 119 992,50

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 136 000

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 111 925

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 186 702,50

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 158 540

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 83 000

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 160 750

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 875

DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 75 900

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 49 115

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 80 815

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 68 067,50

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 31 150

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723623

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 013,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 013,25

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France