New funding competition for nanotechnology EHS aspects

(Nanowerk News) The Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have jointly allocated up to £400,000 to stimulate innovation with technologies that can address the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) aspects of the development of nanoscale technologies, either by offering an innovative EHS product or by solving EHS issues with nanotechnology enabled products and processes.
The investment will support feasibility studies lasting up to three months and the primary purpose of the competition is to seed business led collaboration going into future programmes in EHS related applications within a global context. It is also focussed on understanding priorities in EHS related issues and solutions from a UK business perspective, and to deliver early stage novel solutions that will put the UK in a strong competitive position in developing technologies in a global landscape.
The competition opens on 10 January 2011. Applications are invited from single companies or those in collaboration with other companies and/or with academic institutions.
The Technology Strategy Board is a business-led executive non-departmental public body, established by the government. Its role is to promote and support research into, and development and exploitation of, technology and innovation for the benefit of UK business, in order to increase economic growth and improve the quality of life. It is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). For more information please visit
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC – is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. The EPSRC invests more than £850 million a year in research and postgraduate training to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change.
Companies and other organisations seeking further information about Technology Strategy Board research and development funding opportunities should visit the Competitions page of the Technology Strategy Board website –, email competitions(at)tsb(dot)gov(dot)uk or phone the Competitions Helpline on 0300 321 4357.
Source: Technology Strategy Board