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    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

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The Nanotechnology Industry Association (NIA) is hosting its 2017 Symposium and AGM on March 30th 2017 in Brussels, in the heart of the beautiful museum and Royal Park area. The symposium will feature speakers from the European Commission, European Observatory for Nanomaterials, plus case studies from members and expert speakers for discussion throughout the day. In addition to detailed review of latest regulatory developments from across the globe, the symposium will also focus on how companies futureproof their commercial development through Safer by Design. Hear from Members and about latest design tools/processes available to support a safe and sustainable pipeline.




  • Regulatory developments and updates
  • Future-proofing industry innovation
  • NIA Annual General Meeting - NIA Members Only



WHEN: 30th March 2017, 10:00 – 17:15

WHERE: BIP Brussels, Belgium

Registration & Participation: The symposium is open free of charge to NIA members plus, new in 2017, an invited guest per member. Non-members may attend for €150. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For registration, please sue the provided online form (external link).


Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.


Current Events

Mon Oct 26 @12:00AM
Industrial Technologies 2020
Mon Nov 16 @12:00AM
NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) Day @ NanoSAFE 2020
Mon Nov 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Tue Apr 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Spotlight Research

Nano-safety - topic of the future

In October we would like to present the special issue "Future Nanosafety" published in "Chemical Research in Toxicology".

In 17 articles operation procedures for future test methods, alternatives for animal testing, safe-by-design processes and detection methods of nanoparticles are presented.






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