April 2017 News

Safety at Euro Nano Forum 2017

Session 15 will present the societal dimension and governance of innovation. Environmental, health and safety issues require careful attention when taking nanotechnology into commercial use. How companies/research organisations deal with EHS aspects will be presented. Safe-by design approach will be discussed together with the regulatory requirements.

Tero Mustonen, Global New Substance Coordinator, Performance Chemicals Division at BASF and Daan Schuurbiers, Founding Director, De Proeffabriek
Keld Alstrup Jensen, Senior Researcher at Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment and Abdelqader Sumrein, Scientific Officer at Evaluation Unit, European Chemicals Agency will share their experiences. Register now for ENF2017 http://euronanoforum2017.eu/

Survey by the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies

With pleasure we announce the launch of the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4safenano. This Centre will be developed over the next three years to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.

To achieve this outcome, we wish to develop a catalogue of services matching the anticipated needs and service requirements to the supply of services from different organizations. The survey has been sent to different stakeholders, including Member States, EC and EC agencies, Industry and bodies representing the general public. We kindly invite you to complete this survey. Your responses will influence the design of the European Centre and ensure:

- that your important issues will be addressed by the Centre
- that the catalogue of services will be relevant
- you can provide services through the Centre, if you wish to do so

Note that answering all questions will take 5-20 minutes. It would be greatly appreciated if you can complete the survey by May 12, 2017.

The results of the survey will be shared with all respondents and discussed in an open workshop prior to the EuroNanoForum on the 20th of June 2017 in Malta
The following link will direct you to the survey: http://ec4safenano-forms.weconext.eu/ide...

Thank you for your valuable contribution!
On behalf of the The EC4safenano team