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European observatory for science-based and economic expert analysis of nanotechnologies, cognisant of barriers and risks, to engage with relevant stakeholders regarding benefits and opportunities

Objective

observatoryNANO brings together leading EU organizations who collectively have expertise in the technological; economic; societal/ethical; health, safety, and environmental analysis of nanotechnologies. Its primary aim is to develop appropriate methodologies to link scientific and technological development of nanotechnologies with socio-economic impacts. Both of these aspects will be enhanced by expert opinion, making this project unique in providing relevant web-based reports in a common format across all sectors, considered by all criteria, and widely publicized. observatoryNANO will become an industry leading and opinion forming catalyst for nanotechnology in the EU. The purpose is to avoid the exaggerated socio-economic impact of nanotechnologies and place developments in a realistic time-frame. It will present a reliable, complete, and responsible science-based and economic expert analysis of peer-reviewed literature, patents, national funding strategies, investment trends, and markets; in combination with information derived from questionnaires, interviews and workshops with academic and industry leaders, investors, and other key stakeholders. It will place these developments in the context of potential ethical and societal issues, and risks to human health and the environment, through its own analysis and through engagement with other actors, to ensure that its recommendations are balanced and contribute to the safe and responsible development of nanotechnologies. It will collaborate with all appropriate organizations including the EPO, OECD, industry associations, ETPs, and other EU-funded projects. Through these activities observatoryNANO will form a balanced governing board of key EU stakeholders. It will react to advice and input from these stakeholders, and advise on potential opportunities, barriers, and risks. This will allow decision-makers to take appropriate action to ensure that nanotechnology developments are realized as socio-economic benefits.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Institute of Nanotechnology
Address
Innovation Park University Of Stirling - The Alpha Centre 6
FK9 4NF Stirling
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 689 003
Administrative Contact
Robina Fisher (Ms.)

Participants (15)

VDI TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 638 667,01
Address
Vdi-platz 1
40468 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nur Umran Bopp (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 424 698,24
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Arrigas (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 183
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
MALSCH NEELINA HERMINA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 733
Address
Albatrosstraat 36
3582 EX Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neelina Hermina Malsch (Ms.)
TRIPLE INNOVA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 583,10
Address
Luisenstrasse 102
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Wallbaum (Prof.)
SPINVERSE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 390 638
Address
Tekniikantie 14
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Warren Crawley (Mr.)
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 507 696
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Bax (Mr.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 153 092,82
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Altena (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 523,03
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jutta Braun (Ms.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 639
Address
Viale Gorizia 25C
00198 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Guido Frigessi Di Rattalma (Dr.)
NMTC (NANO & MICRO TECHNOLOGYCONSULTING) - DR MATTHIAS WERNER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 870,60
Address
Soorstr 86
14050 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Werner (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 110 434,70
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heidi Leutwyler (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 343,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Minna Minna Jensen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 740
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wilma Coenegrachts (Ms.)
TECHNOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 83 995
Address
Ve Struhach 1076/27
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bohumil Lysý (Mr.)