Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Like electricity, nanotechnology is a General Purpose Technology (GPT); the use of nanotechnologies in electrical and electronic equipment therefore harbours unprecedented potential:

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  • For energy considerations alone, nanotechnology already delivers solutions ranging from the provision of economically viable production processes of renewable energies, to the replacement of proven toxic substances, such as mercury, form energy saving lighting, to the introduction of lighter, stronger material in transport vehicles, to the use of cost-effective ‘ulta-capacitors’.
  • In the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), nanotechnology is instrumental in solving some of the most fundamental challenges faced: while traditional approaches to ICT manufacture are currently pushed to their fundamental physical limits, the incorporation of nanomaterials in ICT systems allows extension of conventional ICT platforms and enables new innovations and technologies beyond the current platforms.

 

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JRC report 'NanoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials' published

NIA welcomes publication of the JRC Science for Policy Report 'NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials'.
The comprehensive report was co-authored by NIA's David Carlander from the collaborative work within the NANoREG project "A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials", funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme.

Visit NIA at EuroNanoForum 2017

NIAis delighted to be sharing a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 with University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE).

The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops and other activities including a showcasing of industry developments in new sectors, safe-by-design  tools and uptakes and regulatory advice.

NIA launches Regulatory Digest

6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest.  This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.