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INCOBRA Factsheet #7

HORIZON 2020 CALL TOPICS ON RISK GOVERNANCE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY & NANOINFORMATICS

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  • Posted on: Dec 14, 2017
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Year of publication: 2017

The INCOBRA factsheet #7 is dedicated to the EU-BR opportunities in the nanotechnology sector, by presenting two call topics now open under the H2020 call on Foundations for Tomorrow Industry (H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020).

INCOBRA conducted a study for the Cooperation Scenario in Advanced Manufacturing and Nanomaterials (Action Plan available soon on www.incobra.eu) and it revealed a few researches on the risks nanomaterials may pose in terms of the environment or human health and safety.

The Action Plan, with regards to the Copublication Analysis (ISI Web of Knowledge-Thomson Reuters), pointed out that less than 10 were found on Nanosafety and regulations highlighting the great need of further researches in this area. Managing the risks of every emerging technology is of key importance for its societal acceptance and consequent possible success: as stated in the following calls the overall challenge is to establish a suitable form of nanotechnology risk governance and to ensure that beyond the state of the art technologies are accepted by stakeholders (civil society, industry, regulators).

Type: Practical advice/guide