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Analytical and Characterisation Excellence in nanomaterial risk assessment: A tiered approach

Objective

An increasing number of nanomaterials (NMs) are entering the market in every day products spanning from health care and leisure to electronics, cosmetics and foodstuff. Nanotechnology is a truly enabling technology, with unlimited potential for innovation. However, the novelty in properties and forms of NMs makes the development of a well-founded and robust legislative framework to ensure safe development of nano-enabled products particularly challenging. At the heart of the challenge lies the difficulty in the reliable and reproducible characterisation of NMs given their extreme diversity and dynamic nature, particularly in complex environments, such as within different biological, environmental and technological compartments. Two key steps can resolve this: 1) the development of a holistic framework for reproducible NM characterisation, spanning from initial needs assessment through method selection to data interpretation and storage; and 2) the embedding of this framework in an operational, linked-up ontological regime to allow identification of causal relationships between NMs properties, be they intrinsic, extrinsic or calculated, and biological, (eco)toxicological and health impacts fully embedded in a mechanistic risk assessment framework. ACEnano was conceived in response to the NMBP 26 call with the aim to comprehensively address these two steps. More specifically ACEnano will introduce confidence, adaptability and clarity into NM risk assessment by developing a widely implementable and robust tiered approach to NM physico-chemical characterisation that will simplify and facilitate contextual (hazard or exposure) description and its transcription into a reliable NMs grouping framework. This will be achieved by the creation of a conceptual “toolbox” that will facilitate decision-making in choice of techniques and SOPs, linked to a characterisation ontology framework for grouping and risk assessment and a supporting data management system.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-2016-two-stage

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 389 122,68
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 1 389 122,68

Participants (30)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 552 668,75
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 552 668,75
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 113 369,96
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 113 369,96
EDELWEISS CONNECT GMBH
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Hochbergerstrasse 60c
4057 Basel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
POSTNOVA ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 620 000,00
Address
Rankinestrasse 1
86899 Landsberg Am Lech

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Landsberg am Lech
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 620 000,00
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 407 480,40
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Research Organisations
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€ 407 480,40
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
PERKINELMER LAS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 403 318,75
Address
Chalfont Road, Seer Green
HP9 2FX Beaconsfield

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire CC
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 403 318,75
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 299 328,75
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 299 328,75
TOFWERK AG
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Uttingenstrasse 22
3600 Thun

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
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€ 451 142,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 451 142,50
VITROCELL SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 299 375,00
Address
Fabrik Sonntag 3
79183 Waldkirch

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Emmendingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 299 375,00
MALVERN PANALYTICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 300 826,25
Address
Grovewood Road Enigma Business Park
WR14 1XZ Malvern

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West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Worcestershire
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 300 826,25
HORIBA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 403 073,75
Address
Kyoto Close Moulton Park Industrial Estate
NN3 6FL Northampton

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire West Northamptonshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 403 073,75
BIOLIN SCIENTIFIC AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 267 562,73
Address
Hangpilsgatan 7
426 77 Vastra Frolunda

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 267 562,73
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 400 356,25
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 400 356,25
AB SCIEX UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Phoenix House Lakeside Drive Centre Park
WA1 1RX Warrington

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North West (England) Cheshire Warrington
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 000,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 199 365,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 199 365,00
NANOFUTURES ASBL

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Belgium
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue De La Presse 4
1000 Brussels
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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Other
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€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FUNDACION IDONIAL

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 63 875,15
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 63 875,15
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

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Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 51 104,65
Address
Kaiser-josef-platz 9
8010 Graz
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 51 104,65
INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF HANYANG UNIVERSITY
South Korea
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€ 0,00
Address
Haengdang-dong Seongdong-gu 17
133-791 Seoul

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NATIONAL CENTER FOR NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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Research Organisations
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€ 150 000,00
TO21 CO LTD
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
12f, 55, Soecho-daero 77-gil
06611 Soeul

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
OSCUBE
South Korea
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€ 0,00
Address
48 Digital Ro 33 Gil Guro Gu
Seoul

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€ 0,00
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
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€ 0,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 253 634,23
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 253 634,23
FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 70 812,35
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 70 812,35
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 33 582,85
Address
Kaiser-josef-platz 9
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 33 582,85