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News & Alerts

NIA: Swedish Nano Action Plan did not thoroughly consider Impact on Industry
In a recent interview with BNA Bloomberg’s International Environment Reporter, NIA Director of Advocacy David Carlander stated that the Swedish action plan for nanomaterials had “not thoroughly considered” the potential impact it could have on industry
NIA EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: The Dialogue between Science, Technology and Society around Energy and Climate Change
On 19 September 2013, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) held a round-table discussion on 'The Dialogue between Science, Technology and Society around Energy and Climate Change'
OECD details Discussions at Symposium on “Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechology”
The OECD has published a report providing information on the discussions held at its event, Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology. Held on 27 March 2012 and co-hosted along with the US NNI and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the symposium ‘brought together participants from the public and private sectors with...
NIA replies to the European Commission Consulation on the Modification of REACH Annexes for Nanomaterials
NIA has submitted comments to the European Commission's public consultation on the modification of REACH Annexes on nanomaterials. Among the six outlined options in the consultation, NIA prefers option number 5 as this option favours European competitiveness and innovation
US Government Report provides Options for 113th US Congress on Nano
The US CRS recently published a report describing the work of the country’s NNI and outlining what areas could be worked on by the 113th US Congress. Potential changes are principally centred on the reauthorisation of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003
NIA Views on Biocides Regulation and Danish Register summarised by News Organisation
NIA’s Director of Advocacy David Carlander has lamented elements of the newly-introduced Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), stating that, “we would have preferred the Regulation to be technically neutral”. Dr Carlander has also been cited as calling some of the regulation’s obligations ‘unnecessary and unfortunate’
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 50% Discount for AIPIA World Congress and Exhibition
NIA Members can receive a 50% discount on attendance of this event
Call made for Malaysian Government to fully support Nanotechnologies
A recently published article has called upon Malaysia’s ‘policy makers and technocrats […] to wake up, smell the coffee, and clear the way for [the] nanotech ecosystem to grow’. It states that the ‘potential impact [of the technology] on Malaysia’s core industries is immense, if […] properly harnessed’
NIA Event Spotlight - Functional Materials and the Environment: A Forum for SME-Academic Collaboration
On Thursday 19 September 2013, from 9:30am to 6:30pm, the Functional Materials and the Environment Forum will bring together SME’s and other companies along with academics from the University of Bristol; together they will look at ways to explore and drive innovation
NIA Member makes it easier for Users to learn about its Products
CAN GmbH, an NIA Members, has recently launched a sub-page which summarises the different products within its CANdots product range. The company focuses on the utilisation of new concepts within nanochemistry, particularly in the fields of material science, life science, and personal care
Brazil launches Initiative to make Nanotechnology “the most innovative Brazilian industry”
Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has officially launched a national Nanotechnology Initiative (IBN). This is ‘a set of actions that aims to create, integrate and strengthen governmental activities and the agents anchored in nanoscience and nanotechnology, in order to promote scientific and technological development of...
NIA answers Questions about what Nanotechnology can do for Agriculture
NIA’s Director General was recently interviewed about what nanotechnology has to offer the agricultural sector. The DG’s made her comments in a video interview for the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, an event which will take place in Abu Dhabi in February 2014
Norway’s national Waste Strategy calls for increased Knowledge of Nanotechnologies
Norway has just published a strategy document for waste, entitled From waste to resource. Among the topics addressed in the document is a brief discussion on nanotechnologies
NIA unveils free Calendar Subscription Service
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NIA welcomes three new Members
NIA is pleased to announce that three new Members have joined the Association. Like others, they now stand to benefit from the advocacy, representation and exclusive services NIA provides
EU-US Trade Agreement to cooperate on Standards in Nanotechnology
An Implementing Arrangement signed as part of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will result in “[…] cross-Atlantic cooperation on standards in a wide range of areas, such as […] nanotechnology”. The comment came from the DG of the EC's JRC, who had today signed a deal with the US NIST to ‘expand current scientific co-...
European Parliament approves Nano-specific Rules on Food for Infants
Reunited in Strasburg for the June plenary session, Members of the European Parliament debated and voted on the Regulation on Food intended for Infants and Young Children and Food for Special Medical Purposes; on 29 June 2013, the Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union
Magazine Article looks at NIA Presentation on Nano and Veterinary Medicines
NIA’s presentation at the Informa Research and Development in Veterinary Medicines conference has been summarised in an article. Entitled ‘What is the status of Nanotechnology for Animal Health Applications’ and presented by NIA’s Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, it ‘told delegates [….] that targeted delivery systems could reduce the amount...
Online Subscription to NIA Newsletter now available – join now!
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is proud to announce quick and easy registration online for the association’s newsletter
NIA part of cross-Industry Message on the Need for safe and innovative Nanotechnologies
NIA has lent its voice to a document calling for the responsible development of nanotechnologies. The paper, Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies, is supported by numerous European industry associations