Acronym: EC4SafeNano
Start date: November 1, 2016
End date: October 31, 2019
Total project value: 2 M€
Project coordinator: Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)
Total number of partners: 15
Contact person (name/email):
Project webpage R-Tech/EU-VRi:
Official webpage (coordinator): G. Balachandran
Description: The H2020 project EC4SafeNano starting on 01/11/2016 for 3 years will define and design a sustainable European structure for European expertise on nanosafety in order to bridge the gap between research and application for public and private actors, between knowledge on risks and risk management, and to bring a balance between Science and Appliance.
The proposed partnership will set up a structure to integrate expertise activities across the member states, and provide the interface between the scientific community and these other parties to develop and supply knowledge and technical services appropriate to each community.
EC4SafeNano aims to build an open collaborative network gathering expertise in risk management of nanotechnologies. All interested organization are invited to take part in the initiative as an Associated Partner helping to design the future European Centre and establish harmonized approaches for the proposed solutions and services. The Associated Partners will be active at the European level through their participation in the Focus Networks and will act in an ‘ambassador’ role for the member states where they are based. National centers are foreseen to mirror the European center.

EC4SafeNano seeks to establish a record of accomplishment in developing ‘fit-for-purpose’ solutions and providing access to reliable data and experience to help solve the range of environment, health and safety challenges that will be required to develop safe and sustainable innovation for nanotechnology. EC4SafeNano also seeks to establish principles for safe management of nanotechnology, and to assist public and private organizations and industry in the application of these principles. European joint calls for expertise will help demonstrate the concept of establishing and providing this collective expertise to answer demands.
EU-VRi Specific Role: Networking platforms and engaging stakeholders, dissemination and exploitation and support to management and coordination.