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Posted: February 10, 2009

For a healthy environment in a nanotechnology future

(Nanowerk News) NanoImpactNet, The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials, has announced a conference titled "NanoImpactNet – for a healthy environment in a future with Nanotechnology" on March 23-27, 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
NanoImpactNet is the European network on the health and environmental impact of nanomaterials. It is a platform for exchange about research ideas and to bring together scientists, industry, policy makers and civil society to ensure the safe and responsible development of nanomaterials.
NanoImpactNet is part of the European Commission’s commitment to define a robust European strategy on nanotechnology which includes health, safety and environmental issues. Launched in April 2008, this multidisciplinary network’s objective is to create a scientific basis to support the definition of regulatory measures and the implementation of legislation across the EU.
NanoImpactNet is first and foremost a network and a platform for exchange about research ideas. It consists of 24 partner institutes and over 300 members. By coordinating research between European scientists from over 20 countries, NanoImpactNet will help to harmonise methodologies and communicate results, initially across Europe, but later worldwide, boosting international cooperation.
The numerous NanoImpactNet workshops provide opportunities to share and discuss state-of-the-art knowledge on nanoimpact research. They will identify knowledge gaps, define strategies to address these gaps and train research staff and students.
NanoImpactNet embraces strong two-way communication to ensure open and efficient dissemination of information to all stakeholders. Whilst representing the scientific community’s findings it will continue to obtain input on the needs and concerns of other parties. With the European Commission’s support guaranteed until 2012 NanoImpactNet will be the focal point for the exchange of information between researchers, industry and civil society in Europe.
Source: NanoImpactNet