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A pan-European infrastructure for quality in nanomaterials safety testing

Objective

Nanoscale objects interact with living organisms in a fundamentally new manner, ensuring that a fruitful marriage of nanotechnology and biology will long outlast short term imperatives. Therefore, investment in an infrastructure to drive scientific knowledge of the highest quality will have both immediate benefits of supporting the safety assessment of legacy nanomaterials, as well as pointing towards future (safe) applications with the lasting benefits to society. There are immediate priorities, for few doubt that serious damage to confidence in nanotechnology, unless averted, could result in missed opportunities to benefit society for a generation, or more. QNano will materially affect the outcome, at this pivotal moment of nanotechnology implementation.
The overall vision of QNano is the creation of a ‘neutral’ scientific & technical space in which all stakeholder groups can engage, develop, and share scientific best practice in the field. Initially it will harness resources from across Europe and develop efficient, transparent and effective processes. Thereby it will enable provision of services to its Users, and the broader community, all in the context of a best-practice ethos. This will encourage evidence-based dialogue to prosper between all stakeholders. However, QNano will also pro-actively seek to drive, develop and promote the highest quality research and practices via its JRA, NA and TA functions, with a global perspective and mode of implementation.
QNano will also look to the future, beyond the current issues, and promote the growth and development of the science of nanoscale interactions with living organisms. By working with new and emerging scientific research communities from medicine, biology, energy, materials and others, it will seek to forge new directions leading to new (safe, responsible, economically viable) technologies for the benefit of European society.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
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Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 561 728,99
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 832,55
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gemma Robinson (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 898,55
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Scarisbrick (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 445 290,64
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iain Formosa (Dr.)
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 235,58
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Burgdorf (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 766 127,23
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 326 288
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Christelle Saout (Dr.)
INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE ROMAND DE SANTE AU TRAVAIL

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Switzerland
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€ 131 174,99
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Riediker (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
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€ 195 847,26
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Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Karen Steenson (Dr.)
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 285 112,50
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
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Research Organisations
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Paal Berg (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 383,48
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Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
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Research Organisations
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Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 90 000
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Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Joachim Radler (Prof.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
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€ 135 785,81
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Egaña (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 142 366,74
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Nygren (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 395
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stewe Bekk (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 74 999,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Jongebreur (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 939,75
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Teunissen (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE GESETZLICHE UNFALLVERSICHERUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 628,18
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Alte Heerstrasse 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Bürfent (Mr.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
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€ 70 941
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Lea Pais (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
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€ 519 517,36
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Stessens (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
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€ 123 139,65
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Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Sebekova (Dr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
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€ 295 847,54
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College Green
2 Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
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€ 37 910
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kai Savolainen (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 502,64
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The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Enda Clarke (Dr.)
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

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United Kingdom
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Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
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Administrative Contact
Teresa Fernandes (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 177 448,50
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Other
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Véronique Debisschop (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 66 800
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Mathieu-Gouteyron (Dr.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 590
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Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 441 144,72
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Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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May Chung (Ms.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
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€ 74 616,52
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Flemming R. Cassee (Dr.)
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI MEDICINY AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Czechia
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€ 12 198
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Videnska 1083
14220 Praha 4
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Chvátal (Prof.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 20 309,57
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Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dick Veldhuis (Mr.)