About the NanoSafety Cluster

International Conference on:

Safety and Risk Governance of Manufactured Nanomaterials in South-East Europe and Black Sea Region

27-28 June 2019, Costanta, Romania

Job opportunity: Head of nanosafety R&D
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Closing Date for applications: 18th August 2019 – 23:00 (Lisbon Time)
NanoSafety Cluster Week
Building confidence in risk assessment and governance of nanomaterials innovation
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October 7-10, Copenhagen
Abstract deadline: 23 June 2019
Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students positions in computational biology
GrecoLab, Tampere University, Finland
The NanoSafety Cluster at EuroNanoForum 2019
12-14 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania
14th International Conference on Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
1-4 September 2019, Vienna, Austria
1st International Conference on Nanofluids and
2nd European Symposium on Nanofluids
26 - 28 June 2019, Castellό, Spain
The EU NanoSafety Cluster honours Dr. Georgios Katalagarianakis during the NanoSafe 2018 conference.
The event on Fostering EU-US Cooperation in Nanosafety took place in the context of the BILAT USA 4.0 project which was funded by the European Union, and initiated on 1 February 2016. This initiative aims at enhancing and developing science, technology, and innovation (STI) partnerships between the U.S. and Europe. A particular focus of the project activities is on intensification of interactions between EU and US researchers and innovators, the support for the improvement of research and innovation framework conditions, the provision of analyses delivering a sound base for political decision making and an enhanced coordination and synergies between different European and US policies and programs.
Job Opportunity with the JRC
FGIV - Scientist - Exploratory Research Project - Nanomedicine for Combatting Microbial Infections (NANO-MICROBIALS)
Application Deadline: 17 May 2019
Deadline 3 May 2019

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) opens its scientific laboratories and facilities to people working in academia and research organisations, industry, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and more in general to the public and private sector.

3rd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety
18th of March, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

11-13 September 2019, Salzburg, Austria

An intensive exchange is provided by the programme scheme of IPTC 2019: 2.5 days of oral/poster presentations and exhibition.

The 1st International Young Scientist Forum will be organized as a satellite event of the International Particle Toxicology Conference (IPTC) and will take place in Salzburg, Austria on 9th and 10th September 2019.

The aim of this workshop was to establish a stronger connection between the Mexican and European research & innovation community within the context of bringing scientific information to the risk assessment, risk management and policy level.
CIFRE THESIS - 36 months
Uncertainty quantification associated with image segmentation and completion using deep learning algorithms: application to SEM image measurement of nanoparticles

SAVE THE DATE: October 15-16, 2019
EU-U.S. NanoEHS Communities of Research (CoRs) Workshop
Aix en Provence, France

Post-doctoral position at Aix Marseille University about ontologies, workflows, nano-informatics and database in Aix-en-Provence
NanoInformaTIX Introduction
1st Knowledge Exchange Conference
3 April 2019, Hilton Hotel, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ECHA Newsletter, February 2019, Issue 1
The latest issue of the NanoSafety Cluster Newsletter has been published, which brings you the first of our regular special reports from the NSC Coordination team.


The Malta Initiative is a self-organised group without any legally binding status. The NSC is supporting this by linking various project with activities developed withing the Malta Initiative.


NanoToxClass Final Meeting

14-15 February 2019, Berlin, Germany

Bangkok, Thailand
18 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects Related to
Nano- and Ultrafine Particulate Matter
June 3-6, 2019, Loen, Norway
Nanotechnology Industries Association - 8th Annual Symposium
Brussels, Belgium
27 March 2019
Venue: Hotel Voronez I, Krizkovskeho 458/47, Brno, Czech Republic, EU. 
Date: Oct 16-18, 2019 

Workshop, Hackathon (co-organised by OpenRiskNet and NanoCommons)
13 – 14 Dec 2018 / Brussels, BE
1st BIORIMA Stakeholder Workshop
Follow up
The EU-US Roadmap: Nanoinformatics 2030 is now available to view, read and download for free from the EU NanoSafety Cluster website
SmartNanoTox Webinar on respiratory toxicity pathways for nanomaterials
29 November 2018
The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualised with Scholia
Proposal Writer positions available, Iconiq Innovation, Market Harborough
Risk Governance Models Webinars available on caLIBRAte website
PATROLS action at Chemspec Europe
Partnership opportunities with EURAMET (www.euramet.org) is currently working on the creation of European Metrology Networks (EMNs) on areas of major strategic importance for Europe.

Pursuing analytical and characterisation excellence in nanomaterial risk assessment

Joint PATROLS-GRACIOUS-NanoSafety Cluster event on harmonization of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

A new contact point for start-ups, SMEs and industry bundles the scientific and regulatory expertise in the field of nanotechnology available in Switzerland. contactpointnano.ch thus builds a bridge between research and innovative application.

Industrial Technologies 2018

29-31 October 2018

Vienna, Austria

2nd EU - Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety
29 October 2018, Vienna, Austria
The latest BioNanoNet Newsletter is now avaialable online!
The new website of the H2020 infrastructure project is now live!

Encouraged by the success of the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) series held since 2001 and the impact it has created among the materials science and engineering research community both in the region and elsewhere, the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S) will be organizing the 10th edition of the conference series from 23 to 28 June 2019 in Singapore.


The first International Nanotechnology Olympiad (INO) which aims at tackling global environmental challenges and empowering young nanotechnology startup teams, was held on April 10-16, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. The theme for this year’s event was water and environment. The venue of INO was Pardis Technology Park and during the closing ceremony, 4 winner teams received their prizes.

A joined PATROLS  GRACIOUS – Nanosafety Cluster event (WG C)

12-13 June 2018, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

This workshop aims to bring together people with hands-on experience in the tests as well as those familiar with writing SOPs  in order to create and advance SOPs on a variety of topics. There will be breakout sessions where (pre) selected SOPs will be presented and discussed.



The ongoing NSC task force on Nano-TiO2 Safety Communication was featured in an article by Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News on potential future reviews of several engineered nanomaterials. 
EU NanoSafetyCluster open webinar 20 November presentations

NANO_SAFE-LEATHER is an ERANET SIINN project and intends to contribute to the safe use of NMs in large consumer goods by researching the Ag/TiO2NMs with multifunctional properties on leather surface and the techniques for safe deposition (classical and innovative methods). 

JRC opens up cutting edge nanobiotechnology lab to external researchers
JRC opens up cutting edge nanobiotechnology lab to external researchers
Download - Closer to the market Roadmap (CTTM)

Research priorities relevant to development of updating of nano-relevant regulations and guidelines. Download it here.

Download - Closer to the market Roadmap (CTTM)

Hot off the presses! the Cluster's "Closer to the Market" Roadmap (CTTM) is multi-dimensional, stepwise plan targeting a framework to deliver safe nano-enabled products to the market. After some years of discussions, several consultations of a huge number of experts in the nanosafety-field, conferences at which the issue of market implementation of nanotechnologies was talked about, writing hours/days, and finally two public consultation rounds, the CTTM is now finalized. Download it here, and get involved in implementation through the Cluster!

Nano to go! is a practically oriented guidance on safe handling of nanomaterials and other innovative materials at the workplace.

The NanoSafety Cluster Database working group (WG4) organized in Spring 2014 a survey for the community to summarize the current state of databases. A summary of the responses is now available.



As part of the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, the European Commission has announced the launch of an impact assessment to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase transparency and ensure regulatory oversight on nanomaterials.

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) has recently launched the Nano-Platform “Safe handling of Nanomaterials”. The Innovation Society, a St. Gallen-based Swiss start-up, has developed the platform, which is the world’s first interactive nano-platform on occupational health and safety. The custom-built “Nanorama” E-Learning modules are based on IT-tools which were developed by the Innovation Society and which can be harnessed for other educational and training purposes.

The NanoDiode project has made available an online survey in 10 different languages that aims to generate in-depth knowledge of public preferences for nanotechnologies in order to enable responsive policy-making.


The IPR Helpdesk has just published a new fact sheet on "IP Management at the Proposal stage in Horizon 2020". Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 can also be downloaded.


What is a nanomaterial?

NanoDefine finds out.

Towards Safe and Sustainable Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Innovations.


NHECD free access web based information system is open and can be accessed via  http://nhecd.jrc.ec.europa.eu/


The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health issues Policy Briefs for Finnish decision makers on important and timely topics.

Standard Procedures for Nanoparticle Testing

The 2013 NMP Orientation Paper is now online.

Small material, big impact: European Repository of Reference Nanomaterials will improve safety assessment.