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NanoSafety Cluster Meetings

Published on 15 October 2020

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NanoSafety-Cluster-Logo.pngThe EU NanoSafety Cluster maximises the synergies between European-level projects addressing the safety of materials and technologies enabled by the use of nanoforms. The studied aspects include toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanisms of interaction, risk assessment and standardisation.

The Cluster is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), which sponsors these large projects. Overall, Europe targets safe and sustainable nanomaterials and nanotechnology innovations. Cluster projects contribute to assuring environmental health and safety (EHS) of this Key Enabling Technology.

The Cluster also is an open platform for dialogue and exchange. Researchers, regulators, administrators, industry, civil society representatives… if you have an interest in EHS and nanotechnology, you are very welcome to participate to the NanoSafety Cluster online event on November, 16th 2020.

More information can be found on the EU NanoSafety Cluster website.

NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) Day @ NanoSAFE 2020


This digital conference day shall act as guidance for the entire NanoSafety community  with special emphasis on ESRs to make them see how their research project fits as a puzzle piece into the wider picture. It shall be an orientation-giving and educational event depicting the overall strategy behind NanoSafe(ty).

Means to achieve this:

  • to offer a WG-overarching education/communication/discussion event at day 1 of NanoSAFE (Nov 16) involving the audience via interactive sessions;

  • to go beyond with anything the nanosafety community have learned/developed to serve the emerging topics of Horizon Europe (incl. microplastics, nanomedicine, safety assessment of novel/innovative/advanced materials for future along their entire life cycle);

  • to participate in creating better sustainable materials (than nanosilver in socks), technologies, medical approaches, etc.

  • to include the perspectives from the NSC WGs and different currently ongoing projects;

  • to show why data management tools are important to be used during the whole data life-cycle and how to include them in experimental workflows;

  • to be as interactive as possible using hands-on activities by showing how-to operate e-tools, upload/retrieve data to/from repositories & perform models;

  • to facilitate vivid discussions using survey tools such as Mentimeter, WooClap, VoxVote, etc.

  • to offer different perspectives in pro/contra discussions, e.g. by defining challenger - defender roles taken by experts on specific topics or evtl. by dividing attendees into breakout rooms

  • to show application of emerging RGFs and SbD tools;

  • to request feedback to user interfaces and enable stakeholder involvement

Register to the NanoSafety Cluster meetings