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News & Alerts

NIA comments on SCCP Preliminary Report
The Nanotechnology Industries Association contributed to a public consultation on the Preliminary Opinion on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products, released by the EC’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on the 19 June 2007
NIA on Nanotechnology Regulation
This month’s issue of ENDS Europe Report features an article that explores the debate about policies and regulation that surrounds nanotechnology in Europe. The article tries to capture the debate from various different angles, by quoting the – sometimes opposing - opinions of experts and committees
NIA for Sustainability
What can nanotechnology industries do for your business’ quest for environmental sustainability? Find out in this month’s issue of Sustainable Solutions, a bi-monthly UK-based journal, launched in October 2006, which is a resource for all UK and European companies who wish to meet their corporate social responsibilities by moving towards...
NIA features in CENAMPS Podcast
CENAMPS, a founder member of the NIA and home of the NIA secretariat, has published a podcast on the Parliamentary Projects website
NIA Members named Exemplary Climate-friendly Companies
UK-based independent ‘Climate-Change’-news provider ClimateChangeCorp.com today published a list of the Top 20 climate-friendly companies, large and small, honouring two corporate members of the NIA as environmental leaders: Unilever and Johnson Matthey
NIA supports Development of Responsible NanoCode
Today The UK Royal Society, Insight Investment, nanoKTN and the NIA announced the launch of an initiative to develop a Responsible NanoCode for businesses working with nanotechnologies. The aim of the Code will be to establish a set of internationally relevant principles which outline good practice for businesses involved in all aspects of these...
NIA Technology Forecast in the Spotlight
Today the global nanotechnology news provider NanoWerk highlighted the recently published NIA Forecast on Emerging Technologies in an exclusive report; the report compares the NIA’s Forecast to other publications and comes to the verdict that the NIA’s Forecast represents a third type of forecasts, which ‘might be the most useful'
NIA submits written Evidence to RCEP study
The NIA today responded to an invite from the UK RCEP to give written evidence to the its Study on the environmental effects of novel materials and applications
NIA launches Forecast of Emerging Technologies
Today the NIA launches the first edition of its Forecast of Emerging Technologies. The report provides a purely industry-led forecast, which makes exclusive use of data obtained from the industrial members of the NIA, thereby delivering a clear outline of the industrial development path for nanotechnology and its advancement over the next 15 years
NIA Comments on UK DEFRA Report
Today AzoNano reported on Environmentally Beneficial Nanotechnologies, published by UK's DEFRA. ‘The report provides a well-balanced analysis of the technology as well as giving realistic recommendations on how to secure benefits for the UK society and economy’, commented Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the NIA
One of Mankind’s biggest Threats can be solved by Nanotechnologies
Today the Australian electronic business newsletter itnews announced the launch of a report on Environmentally Beneficial Nanotechnologies: Barriers and Opportunities, commissioned by the UK’s DEFRA
NIA in Parliament
Today’s Hansard features a reference to the NIA by the UK Secretary of State (Science and Innovation), Malcolm Wicks. The reference was made as part of the Secretary’s answer to a question as to what assessment he has made of the (a) present and (b) future importance to the (i) UK and (ii) North East economy of nanotechnology
NIA submits formal Response to the UK CST Review
Following an initial press release on the launch day of the UK Council of Science and Technology (CST) Review entitled Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies Review on the 27 May 2007, the NIA today submitted a formal response to the CST Review Panel
NIA supports the Commercialisation of Environmentally Beneficial Nanotechnologies
'Crucial to [the] advancements [of nanotechnologies] having an impact on climate change will be improving the public's understanding of nanotechnology's benefits, particularly with regards to health and safety issues, ensuring that the commercialisation process is not unnecessarily delayed,’ says Dr Steffi Friedrichs, Director of the NIA, today in...
NIA and NanoSight exhibit at Hanover Fair 2007
Last week’s Hanover Fair featured a combined NIA/NanoSight stand as part of the Schauplatz Nano platform in Halle 6, under the topic Surface Technology. Set up in kind collaboration with NIA Member NanoTEC Industrial Consulting, UK Trade & investment, and the platform organiser Beiersdorff GmbH, the combined stand attracted high interest
NIA joins first BIAC Nanotechnology Experts Meeting
This month’s newsletter published by OECD's BIAC has announced the first meeting of its nanotechnology experts. On 9 July 2007 the Director of the NIA will join other representatives of BIAC’s expert Nanotechnology Network at a meeting in Washington D.C. in order to discuss strategic issues
NIA confirmed Member of BIAC - the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
Following the UK CBI's acknowledgement of the NIA and its nomination for the NIA to join the OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), the NIA has now been confirmed as a member of BIAC and its Nanotechnology Network
NIA supports UK CST Nanotechnology Review in an interview with ZDNet UK
‘Just a few years ago, this country led the world in the study of nanotechnology. It does not anymore,’ notes the NIA Director in an interview with ZDNet UK in support of the UK Council for Science and Technology (CST) Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Review
‘The UK Government should establish a Nanotechnology Funding Budget’
In an interview with vnunet the Director of the NIA today supported the UK CST Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Review and stressed that the NIA agrees with the review’s recommendations: ‘The UK government should establish a nanotechnology funding budget, and ring-fence part of this for lifecycle analyses and risk assessments of novel engineered...
NIA supports UK CST Nanotechnology Review
The NIA has issued a public response to the UK CST Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Review. In its comment the NIA agrees that more needs to be done to support the responsible advancement of nanotechnology innovation in the UK and suggests possible strategies to achieve this