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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
‘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 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
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
No room for Nanotechnology Patriots
Today, US-based nanotechnology research firm LUX Research published a new report, entitled Profiting from International Nanotechnology. The report provides detailed statistics on the funding and research initiatives in fourteen countries, and assesses their respective competitiveness
NIA Members establish the UK’s first open-access Foundry Service
Cenamps, the national centre for emerging technologies, has entered a collaboration with Oxford Instruments, to provide an ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) Foundry Service, which will give customers the opportunity to explore the commercial applications of ALD films
NIA submits Comments to the US NNI
The NIA today submitted its comments to the US’ National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) regarding a recent National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) report on the Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, published by the NNCO in September 2006
France to open ‘Nano’-based Neurosurgery Clinic
A new experimental clinic specialising in nanotechnologies-based treatments will be established within the next three years in Grenoble, France
DTI Report on potential Gaps in the Regulation of Engineered Nanoparticles
The UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has published a report, entitled An Overview of the Framework of Current Regulation Affecting the Development and Marketing of Nanomaterials
NIA meets the UK Council for Science and Technology Review Committee on Nanotechnology
The UK Government Council for Science and Technology today invited representatives of the NIA and its corporate members to a meeting in order to discuss the future of nanotechnology in the UK from an industrial perspective. The meeting formed part of the CST Review on actions set out in the Government's response to the Royal Society/Royal Academy...
Ethical issues at the Nanotechnology Workplace
In a joint paper, entitled Ethical and Scientific Issues of Nanotechnology in the Workplace, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics have identified the ethical issues involved in the question of potential health effects of occupational exposure to nanoparticles