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The European Nanotechnology Community Informatics Platform: Bridging data and disciplinary gaps for industry and regulators (NanoCommons)

Objective

Nanotechnologies and the resulting novel and emerging materials (NEMs) represent major areas of investment and growth for the European economy. Recent advances have enabled confidence in the understanding of what constitutes toxicity of NEMs in relation to health and environmental hazards. However, the nanotechnology and nanosafety communities remain disparate and unconnected, whilst knowledge and data remain fragmented and inaccessible, such that from a data integrating and mining perspective it is clearly a “starting community”. The field, and indeed the European open knowledge economy, requires conversion of these scientific discoveries into legislative frameworks and industrial applications, which can only be achieved through concerted efforts to integrate, consolidate, annotate and facilitate access to the disparate datasets. NanoCommons brings together academia, industry and regulators to facilitate pooling and harmonising of methods and data for modelling, safe-by-design product development and regulatory approval purposes, thereby driving best practice and ensuring maximum access to data and tools. Networking Activities span community needs assessment through development of demonstration case studies (e.g. exemplar regulatory dossiers). Joint Research Activities will integrate existing resources and organise efficient curation, preservation and facilitate access to data/models. Transnational Access will focus on standardisation of data generation workflows across the disparate communities and establishment of a common access procedure for transnational and/or virtual access to the data, and modelling and risk prediction/management tools developed and integrated. Given the extremely rapid pace of development of nanoinformatics, NanoCommons’s detailed workplan will be prescribed for the first 18 months, beyond which it will be co-developed with stakeholders on a rolling call basis to ensure maximum responsiveness to community needs.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 895 024,74
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

EDELWEISS CONNECT GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 552 968,75
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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 61 225,20
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
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 488 000,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 431 619,90
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 275 875,00
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 340 030,41
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 404 130,00
Address
Kaiser-josef-platz 9
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 261 601,25
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg

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Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Salzburg und Umgebung
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 337 500,00
Address
Digeni Akrita 51
1070 Nicosia

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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
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,46
BIOMAX INFORMATICS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 296 500,00
Address
Robert Koch Strasse 2
82152 Planegg

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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 München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 291 250,00
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DUKE UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Allen Building 207
27708 Durham Nc

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 186 000,00
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 402 399,75
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
€ 0,00
SEVEN PAST NINE D.O.O.
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 231 562,50
Address
Hribljane 10
1380 Cerknica

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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
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Primorsko-notranjska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEVEN PAST NINE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 130 312,50
Address
Rebacher 68
79650 Schopfheim

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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
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Lörrach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00