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OECD WPN publishes Report on Green Nanotechnologies
The OECD's WPN has published a report, entitled Nanotechnology for Green Innovation. Intended to ‘[…] provide background information for future work by the WPN on the application of nanotechnology’ to the area, it ‘brings together information collected through discussions and projects undertaken by the OECD WPN relevant to the development […]’ of...
US NNI publishes report on regional, state and local Nanotech Initiatives
The US NNI has published a report on regional, state and local (RSL) initiatives exhibited at a workshop held in May 2012. Representatives from the initiatives, as well as from businesses, government, and NNI member agencies attended, and they urged ‘for more Federal attention to and matching financial support’ of the various RSL undertakings
CAN looking for UK Collaborators for EuroNanoForum 2013
NIA Member CAN is seeking collaborators who are nanotechnology stakeholders based in the UK. The collaboration is specifically based around showcasing CAN’s latest product at EuroNanoForum (ENF) 2013, taking place between 18 – 20 June 2013 in Dublin, Ireland
“Europe has no other choice”; EC proposes European Strategy for Micro- and Nanoelectronics
A recent communication by the EC has stated that ‘[…] Europe has no other choice but to engage in an ambitious industrial strategy for micro- and nanoelectronics […]’ as it is ‘[…] essential for growth and jobs’. The EC considers micro- and nanoelectronics to be Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
NIA EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report - Scientific Support to Key Enabling Technologies for Innovative SMEs
On 26 April 2013 NIA participated in the EC JRC Roundtable on Scientific Support for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). A meeting report exclusive to NIA Members is now available
NIA participates in Panel Discussion on Nanotech Commercialisation
NIA Director General Steffi Friedrichs recently took part in a panel discussion on the commercialisation of nanotechnologies in Europe. The panel was organised by the NANOFORCE project during the tenth Hessen Nanotechnology Forum
NIA voices Concerns over European Nano Reporting Schemes
NIA has talked about the problems industry faces from nanomaterial registry schemes across Europe. Dr Steffi Friedrichs, NIA Director-General, made the comments in the ChemicalWatch article, EU Commission finalises nano registry tender
REACH better for regulating Nanomaterials than Smorgasbord of Mandatory Reporting Schemes, states Keller and Heckman
NIA Member Keller and Heckman LLP has released a document commenting that ‘it is unclear how numerous national reporting schemes will help to deliver better knowledge or promote a more adequate and rapid response in the event of a specific risk being identified’ than the EC’s REACH Regulation
Comments sought on proposed reporting Scheme for US Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships
The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) has requested public comments on the progress reports proposed for its partnership program, the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships (CNPP). The NCI, will create these partnerships through its Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, ‘a network of awards funded…to promote the application of...
GAB Consulting joins NIA
GAB Consulting GmbH, a German company, has recently joined the Nanotechnology Industries Association as a Corporate Member. It joins others who all benefit from the advocacy, representation and exclusive information services that NIA provides them
US ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel urges action on Problems caused by multiple Nano Definitions
A draft meeting report of the ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel has stated that ‘stakeholders struggle to stay up to date with various regulatory requirements that each rely on a different definition for nanomaterials’. It therefore emphasised that ‘consistent terminology is a critical need for not only enhancing commerce but understanding the...
US EPA Carbon Nanotube Ruling to come into Effect in July 2013
The US EPA has announced that it is ‘promulgating SNURs under the TSCA for 15 chemical substances’. One of these substances is ‘functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)’. The ruling will be effective from 8 July 2013
Expected Costs for modifying REACH Annexes for Nano published
The EC’s JRC-IHCP has published a report quantifying the ‘consequences for industry, consumers, human health and the environment’ of proposed modifications for the REACH Regulation. It finds the total implementation cost of the proposed options to be between EUR 11 and EUR 73 million
Bayer MaterialScience brings Production of Carbon Nanotubes to a Halt
Bayer MaterialScience has stated that it is bringing ‘its work on CNTs to a close’, stating that it wishes to ‘focus its development activities more intently on topics that are closely linked to its core business’. Although the material is considered to have great potential, Bayer’s management does not believe “[…] comprehensive commercialization...
Speakers sought for 2013 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference
NIA Members have been invited to speak at the 2013 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization's Conference in Santa Barbara, USA. A session will be held to hear from nanotechnology industry representatives on examples of how nanotechnology can be used to reduce energy or other resource consumption, compared to the technologies they substitute
Belgian NGOs call for Creation of National Nano Registry
A number of Belgian NGOs have supported an open letter calling for the establishment of a Belgian register of nanomaterials. The letter states that more and more products containing nanomaterials are appearing on the market and yet little is known about them and their impacts on human health and the environment
Dutch Ministry releases Reports from Nano Meeting; NIA provides Comments
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has published documents summarising the findings of its recently held Building Blocks for Completing EU Regulation of Nanomaterials conference. This event was attended by NIA; it has provided comments on the outcomes of the event for the article Nanomaterials data insufficient, concludes...
US EPA believes Nano “shows Promise” for Use in Electric Car Batteries
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that ‘single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNTs) applications…show promise for improving the energy density and ultimate performance of the Li-ion batteries in vehicles’. The remarks were published in a recently released paper on lithium ion batteries
NIA EXCLUSIVE: NIA supports Proposal of Endorsement Effect for Registered Nano Products
A recent article contains comments by NIA on whether registering nanotech products under registration schemes would act as an endorsement.
NIA hopeful over H2020 Nanotech Funding
In an interview with Pan-European Networks, published on the Horizon 2020 Projects platform, NIA highlights the pivotal role Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) can play within the upcoming Horizon 2020 framework