Participation in Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference, Venice

From the 9th to the 11th of March 2015, the Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference took place in Venice (Italy). It was organised by the FP7 project SUN. During this conference, the HEHS Center made two oral presentations entitled Approach for Human Toxicity and Freshwater Ecotoxicity midpoints determination for their inclusion in Life Cycle Assessment of  nanotechnology-based products and Nanomaterials release throughout the life cycle of NM-enabled products: the GUIDEnano project.

NanoSolutions in EC e-magazine CORDIS Express

The EC e-magazine CORDIS Express has devoted its latest issue to looking at a range of 8 research projects focused on developing new applications for nanomaterials as well as honing the risk assessment process’. These projects include applications in materials science, medical applications, art restoration, energy and electronics, as well as those related to commercialisation, safety testing and building consumer confidence. Amongst them, NanoSolutions project in which LEITAT is participating has been highlighted for building Read more…

Participating at TechConnect World Conference and Expo, Washington

The TechConnect World is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators and technology business developers and funders. The TechConnect World houses four world-class technical events focused on advancements in Nanotech, Microtech, Biotech, Cleantech and the technology overlap between these converging domains. As technologies commercially mature from the purely research stage, they are advanced into the TechConnect Summit and partnering programs in which IP and Early-stage companies are reviewed and selected Read more…

LEITAT Joins the US-EU NanoEHS Workshop in Arlington, VA

The US-EU dialogue, bridging nanoEHS research, has three goals: – engaging in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products – encouraging joint programs of work that would leverage resources – establishing communities of practice, including identification of key points-of-contact / interest groups / themes between key US and EU researchers and key US and EU funding sources for near-term and future collaborations. LEITAT has participated in the US-EU nanoEHS Workshop Read more…

LEITAT Hosts the Kick-Off Meeting of GUIDEnano

LEITAT has hosted the Kick-Off meeting of project GUIDEnano in Barcelona between the 10-12th of December. GUIDEnano deals with assessment and mitigation of NM-enabled product risks on human and environmental health and aims to  develop new strategies and creation of a web-based guidance tool for nanotech industries. The project is lead by LEITAT and includes 30 partners from across Europe including universities, research centers, SMEs and large industries with total budget of €11m. The whole Read more…