The emergence of nanotechnologies prompt strong implications for European society and industry.  NIA’s commitment to support the public and multi-stakeholder audiences means addressing the many aspects of the innovation value chain. On the ‘upstream’ level, NIA participate in a numerous forums that engage a wide variety of stakeholders in the wider societal and ethical conversation of nanotechnologies such as OECD WPN.

Furthermore, NIA looks to empower the next generation of nanotechnologists through projects such as INGENIOUS that enhance public engagement skills, consider the societal implications of nanotechnologies and participate wiith in the debate over its impact on society. 

NIA also supports efforts to ensure education content is well matched with the needs of the job market and our input is seen in projects such as NanoEIS. This requires active input from industry and NIA run numerous consultations to ensure that employers and wider industry are given a voice when identifying educational 'best practices'.

Alongside NIA is able to leverage its considerable experience over a wide range of nanontechnology sectors to also help construct these 'best practices'. In projects such as NanoDIODE we are committed to developing new, innovative models and tools for outreach and dialogue.

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Safe by Design workshop slides published

NIA was part of a multi-project consortium that delivered the 2 day workshop "Nanomaterials: Industrial workshop on Safe by Design" in Bilbao on April 24-25, managed by the project Nanogentools.

Projects dedicated to building the concept and tools behind Safe by Design came together, including:

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.