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Computing infrastructure for the definition, performance testing and implementation of safe-by-design approaches in nanotechnology supply chains

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862195

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 979 609,99

  • EU contribution

    € 5 979 609,99

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

Objective

A major challenge for the global nanotechnology sector is the development of safe and functional engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and nano-enabled products (NEPs). In this context, the application of the Safe-by-Design (SbD) concept has been adopted recently by the nanosafety community as a means to dampen human health and environmental risks, applying preventive safety measures during the design stage of a facility, process, material or product. However and despite its importance, SbD prescriptions are still in their infancy, and are hampered among other things by the lack of comprehensive data about the performance, hazard and release potential of the great variety of NEPs in use.

NanoUptake addresses that problem creating a comprehensive new e-infrastructure to foster dialogue and collaboration between all actors in the supply chain for a knowledge-driven definition of SbD setups that optimize hazard, technical performance and economic costs. Our project developes a validated rapid hazard profiling module, coupled to a new exposure-driven modelling framework to reduce toxicity. This safe-born material also undergoes a cost-benefit analysis algorithm to find the best compromise between safety and a industrially convenient technical performance. Finally, a new software interface where product information can be exchanged between the supply chain participants is the tool that wraps up, finishing the collaborative spirit of NanoUptake between regulators, researchers and industry. Coherently with its goals, our NanoUptake project is international and open-scienced in essence, with the clear aim of impacting the EU policies as well as directly and clearly benefiting the citizen.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Address

Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 760 876,66

Participants (22)

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI NANOTEKNOLOJI ARASTIRMA VE UYGULAMA MERKEZI SUNUM

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 373 125

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 326 908,31

THINKWORKS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 391 000

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 122 250

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 515 590

ART-ER-SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 348 125

BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 354 850,06

YORDAS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 311 600

GRUPO ANTOLIN-INGENIERIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 180 750

AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 154 750

HIQ-NANO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 162 125

NANOVECTOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

APPLYNANO SOLUTIONS S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 250

ACZON SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 123 998,75

IDEACONSULT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 314 932,78

CREATIVE NANO PC

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 195 375

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 186 108,30

AMBROSIALAB SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 900

LAURENTIA TECHNOLOGIES SLL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 102 875

CONTROLNANO TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 97 475

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 342 500

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 248 745,13

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862195

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 979 609,99

  • EU contribution

    € 5 979 609,99

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain