The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the cross-sectoral, responsible voice for nanotechnology value chains and the global commercial eco-system.

NIA supports innovation and commercialisation of next generation of nanotechnologies and promotes their safe and reliable advancement.

Since its foundation in 2005, NIA has served Members from across the nanotechnology spectrum.  Activities include:

  • Representation through globally influential fora such the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, and the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology, as well as national and international advisory groups and standardisation committees, such as ISO/TC 229 and CEN/TC 352
  • Monitoring of international regulatory developments, response to consultations and support to Members to ensure their regulatory preparedness
  • Business and scientific networking to maximise development and application of nanomaterials across sectors
  • Participation in international collaborations, primarily through the Framework Programme, to support the development of the wider nanotechnology ecosystem and represent industry needs from safety, regulatory and standards research.

NIA Members​ are made up of companies of all sizes and sectors involved in materials and nano-enabled products, research centres and universities, expert service providers and other support organsiations such as national associations.