Who is currently involved in nanosafety research and where can I find such information?
Safety and potential risks of nanomaterials is a big research topic both on a national and international level. Our projects’ section together with the project landscape offers a good overview on the involved German actors from the BMBF-funded nanosafety research projects (funding initiatives NanoCare, NanoNature, ERA-Net SIINN). Further sources of information are e.g. the competency maps on nanotechnologies, the Environmental Research Database UFORDAT or the links section on the DaNa website. The links section lists relevant national and international networks dealing with nanotechnology topics, e.g. the European network NanoSafetyCluster.
How much federal funding is provided for R&D into nanotechnologies?
In 2009, the total federal funding in Germany for R&D into nanotechnologies amounted to 382 million €, of which approximately 354 million € were contributed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).