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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2010-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 366 950,22
Administrative Contact
Anke Krüger (Ms.)

Participants (19)

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Calle Albacete 5
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estrella Fernández García (Dr.)
TEMAS AG TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 365 228,79
Address
Alpenstrasse 3
8152 Opfikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annemarie Gemperli (Ms.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER KLIMASCHUTZ, UMWELT, ENERGIE, MOBILITAET, INNOVATION UND TECHNOLOGIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 172 553,66
Address
Radetzkystrasse 2
1030 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Pogány (Mr.)
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Romania
EU contribution
€ 82 973,66
Address
Mendeleev Street 21-25
010362 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luciana Bratu (Ms.)
SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 77 809
Address
Place Josephine Charlotte 2
5100 Jambes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cédric Volcke (Dr.)
FUNDACION PARA EL CONOCIMIENTO MADRIMASD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 988
Address
Paseo De Recoletos, Num. 14
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luis Sanchez Alvarez (Mr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 85 740,67
Address
50 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dalar Hamon-Arslanyan (Ms.)
ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 35 845
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonios Rekleitis (Mr.)
The Technology Strategy Board
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 025
Address
North Star House, North Star Avenue B1
SN2 1JF Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Graham Mobbs (Mr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Wolf (Dr.)
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 693
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 162
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joaquin Angel Serrano Agejas (Dr.)
REGIONE DEL VENETO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro 3901
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Bonaldo (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Israel
EU contribution
€ 9 630
Address
Yirmiyahu 39
9101002 Jerusalem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabi Bin-Nun (Prof.)
SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 8 025
Address
Three Park Place, Hatch Street Upper
D02 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Ryan (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT DES INNERN
Switzerland
Address
Inselgasse 1
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Studer (Dr.)
STICHTING VOOR DE TECHNISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN
Netherlands
Address
Van Vollenhovenlaan 661
3527 JP Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Floortje Paauw (Dr.)
VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 224
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberta Mitidieri (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 44 982
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 87 615
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Castro (Dr.)