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Published June 21, 2021 | Version v1
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International Network Initiative on Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnologies (INISS-nano)

  • 1. BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • 1. Federal Ministry for climate action environment energy mobility innovation and technology
  • 2. LNE
  • 3. Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council
  • 4. , CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Lehigh University, Universidad de Salamanca, University of Notre Dame
  • 5. ACumenIST
  • 6. Università Ca' Foscari, Veneto Nanotech SCpA
  • 7. NANOTEC, Thailand
  • 8. National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Pennsylvania State University University Park
  • 9. Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • 10. Yordas Group
  • 11. TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre
  • 12. Malsch TechnoValuation/EthicSchool
  • 13. nstitute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB), Universitat de Barcelona
  • 14. University of Malaya
  • 15. ICAM
  • 16. Shinshu University, Nagano
  • 17. Gil Robles-San Bartolome & Partners, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 18. GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics Amersham, ICI PLC, University of Leeds, Université Catholique de Louvain


This concept paper shall prepare the ecosystem for global collaboration in selected fields of action (see pillars), enabling “collaboration without borders” within joint projects, joint funding initiatives, and any further way of cooperation.

Based on the idea of a “network of networks”, the “international network initiative on safe and sustainable nanotechnology” (INISS-nano) was formed, aiming to bring together science, industry and government from partners all over the world, not duplicating structures but connecting with them (e.g. NSC, ANF, EC & JRC, EU-US-CoR’s, standardisation bodies (such as CEN, ISO, ASTM, etc.), OECD & BIAC, ECHA). The focus shall be on the collaboration in different fields pertaining to nanotechnology research in general and nano-safety research in particular. This shall include collaboration in terms of e.g. training, standardisation efforts, test-guidelines development, metrology, commercialisation, ethical aspects, sustainability, and joint research, supporting governance, regulatory guidance, and of course being open for further joint working items.




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