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March 2018 News

European Network For Pilot Production Facilities And Innovation Hubs

The pilot plants and test beds market place has started a new tool to support your networking and commercialization. It is now in beta phase and welcomes you and your feedback. Test it now at

NRW Nano Conference 2018 in Germany

Reserve the date, present your work at 8th NRW Nano Conference on 21st and 22nd of November in Dortmund, Germany.

For the first time in its history, the 8th NRW Nano Conference is open to contributions to the “Call for Presentations” from the complete field of nanotechnology. Taking all contributions into account, conference sessions will be formed according to the thus indicated major fields of interest.

Health & Medicine, Electronics & Optoelectronics, Energy Efficiency, Characterization & Simulation,Regulations, Safety & Societal Acceptance, Start-ups

Submit your abstract before 30th of April using

New strategies for responsible innovation in nanotechnology

Nanotechnologies – the purposeful engineering of matter on the atomic or molecular scale - have given rise to great expectations in recent years. At the same time, concerns have been raised about possible unintended consequences of particular uses of nanomaterials.

GoNano is a new EU-funded initiative aiming to demonstrate, in three pilot studies, how future nanotechnology products can be aligned with societal needs and concerns. It does so by including publics, industry, civil society organizations, policy makers and researchers in three concrete co-creative processes within the areas of food, health and energy. The three pilot studies take place in the Czech Republic, Spain and The Netherlands.

The outcome of the pilots will be nine novel product suggestions for future nanotechnology, and three white papers with guidelines and policy recommendations to support the responsible future development of nanotechnology. Further, by demonstrating in a concrete way how innovation processes can be directed towards products which take societal concerns into account and address societal needs, and by providing learning material on how to organize co-creative innovation, the GoNano initiative will serve as inspiration for future responsible innovation in nanotechnology.

Twitter: @GoNano_EU
Project coordinator: Lise Bitsch, Danish Board of Technology Foundation.
Mail: · Mobile: +45 3113 3203

February 2018 News

NANOfutures is involved in NANO2ALL (, a project funded by the European Commission, under the framework of Horizon2020 programme. It aims to facilitate a dialogue between scientists, businesses, governments, media, civil society organisation and citizens to discuss the important issues which arise from the use of nanotechnologies. NANO2ALL will also collect and share knowledge, tools and best practices of responsible nanotechnology research and innovation. The results of these activities will help the adoption of a more responsible nanotechnology research and innovation (R&I) in Europe both at the level of governance and R&I conduction.

Among its activities, NANO2ALL aims to identifying societal engagement practices under the frame of RRI across Europe and beyond. In this view, we are now requesting you to kindly please fill out an online survey (available at that helps us learn more about what you (and other stakeholders like yourself) already know about nanotechnology and responsible research and innovation (RRI).

We would greatly appreciate your response by February 20th.

EPPN at EC Industry Day

Reminder: visit the EPPN booth at EC Industry Day on 22nd and 23rd of February in Brussels. And if you are not attending this event, don't miss the live stream of all presentations and workshops. For the agenda, please check

Open Innovation Test Beds: H2002 calls open

Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are entities, established in at least three Member States or Associated Countries, offering access to physical facilities, capabilities and services required for the development, testing and upscaling of nanotechnology and advanced materials in industrial environments. The objective of the Open Innovation Test Beds is to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within the reach of companies and users in order to advance from validation in a laboratory (TRL 4) to prototypes in industrial environments (TRL 7).

They will upgrade existing or support the setting of new public and private test beds, pilot lines, and demonstrators to develop, test and upscale nanotechnologies and advanced materials for new innovative products and services in some specific domains. They will be typically run by for profit organisations. Users could be industrial, including SMEs, as well as innovators and start-ups.

Explanatory notes on OITBS:

Open calls can be found here:

DT-NMBP-01-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components (IA)

DT-NMBP-02-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)

DT-NMBP-07-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation (IA)

Deadline Model: two-stage
1st stage Deadline: 23 January 2018 17.00h

Work programme:

NANOLEAP: Call for Tenders: Added value services offered!

NANOLEAP: Network of Pilot Lines for promoting the use of nanocomposites in Industrial Applications

The Open Window call for tenders is part of the activities planned within the scope of the ongoing project NANOLEAP, funded under the H2020 European Research and Innovation Programme.

The aim of the call for tenders is to carry out a pilot programme to test and validate the operation of the future network of Pilot Plants set by the NANOLEAP consortium.

The selected applicants will be granted free access to the technologies and services offered by the pilot plants to carry out a research project or a business case supported by the project.

Services to be offered:

  • Pre-treatment and functionalisation of nanoparticles or nano-aggregates
  • Implementation of advanced quality control and process verification
  • Real-time measurement, analysis and operations at the nanoscale level
  • Support in the adoption of safer-by-design approaches
  • Market oriented services: IPR Management, Market Analysis & Business Modelling, Nanosafety, LCA….and more!
  • Deadline: 31st December

    Horizon 2020 - Call 2018-2020

    Reminder: Visit EUMAT's, EPPN's and NANOfutures' booth at the Industrial Innovation Info Days. They will be held on 3rd and 4th of October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation. The programme (please see attached PDF) will include keynote addresses and on current and future investments in EU research & innovation, as well as presentations on upcoming challenges in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology. Registration is open until 29th of September via the website. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Industrial Innovation Days.

    You are looking for cooperation partners, particularLY from France and are interested in the latest updates about the Key Enabling Technologies KET Initatives? We would like to invite you TO THE EU Brokerage Event on KET in Horizon 2020 - Call 2018-2020 Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at the Maison de la Région, Strasbourg, France, organized by the French and German National Contact Points (NCPs) and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Grand Est - Alsace in collaboration with Alsace Europe Network and the Enterprise Europe Network Rheinland-Pfalz, register via

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