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Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Objective

The primary aim of the SIINN ERA-NET is to promote the rapid transfer of the results of nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) research into industrial application by helping to create reliable conditions. In order to strengthen the European Research Area and to coordinate N&N-related R&D work, the project has the aim of bringing together a broad network of ministries, funding agencies, academic and industrial institutions to create a sustainable transnational programme of joint R&D in N&N.
The commercial application of nanomaterials (NMs) products is increasing rapidly, but one important question, the safety of NMs, still represents a barrier to their wide innovative use. Therefore the first priority of SIINN is to focus on developing a consolidated framework to address nano-related risks and the management of these risks for humans and the environment by investigating the toxicological behaviour of NMs.
European R&D activities in N&N remain largely uncoordinated and fragmented, resulting in the sub-optimal use of available resources, such as human resources, research equipment and funding. Since available data on their toxicological behaviour is often scant, unreliable or contradictory, the SIINN Project will focus on ways of remedying this situation.
After defining the criteria important for NM toxicology, the environmental health and safety (EHS) information currently available to Europe will be examined. Liaisons will strategically be established and maintained. They will network with organisations looking into the EHS of NMs within Europe and abroad with the aim of continually exchanging information with these. Available information will be examined for their reliability in respect of the assessment of the risks of NMs towards human health and to the environment and major knowledge gaps identified. Three joint, transnational calls will be organised during the initial lifetime of SIINN in order to fill these gaps.
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Address

Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 366 950,22

Administrative Contact

Anke Krüger (Ms.)

Participants (19)

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MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

TEMAS AG TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 365 228,79

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER VERKEHR, INNOVATION UND TECHNOLOGIE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 172 553,66

Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 82 973,66

SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 77 809

FUNDACION PARA EL CONOCIMIENTO MADRIMASD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 8 988

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 740,67

ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 35 845

The Technology Strategy Board

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 8 025

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 63 693

REGIONE DEL VENETO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 210

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 9 630

SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND SFI

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 8 025

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN

Switzerland

STICHTING VOOR DE TECHNISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN

Netherlands

VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 78 224

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 44 982

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 87 615

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265799

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 049 702,49

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 493

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany