News & Alerts
Posted on 21 Feb 2017
The NIA joined over 100 association signatories to call on the European Commission to met its objective of increasing the share of industry in European GDP to 20% by 2020. The NIA, as one of many associations representing different aspects of manufacturing, encourages the EC to:
Posted on 15 Feb 2017
The NIA has an opportunity for a person to join us from March 2017 and play a core role in our Brussels office plus European travel. The candidate will have the opportunity to join a motivated small team and gain direct, in depth experience with industry actors in the tasks of delivering nanotechnology innovation within a robust regulatory...
Posted on 16 Dec 2016
On 16 December, Dr Claire Skentelbery presented her views for the future of the NIA at a Members-only Webinar. The newly appointed Director General will start on 1 January 2017
NIA welcomes the Agreement on the Development of the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON)
Posted on 8 Dec 2016
NIA welcomes the signature of a formal agreement on the development of this EU-ON, and supports ECHA in the building up of a platform presenting unbiased, science-based information that is respectful of confidential business information.
Posted on 23 Nov 2016
23 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium— The Board of Directors of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), the sector-independent and responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chain has formally appointed a successor to the post of Director General.
Posted on 22 Feb 2016
NIA's Director General, David Carlander, was interviewed for the trade publication, Chemistry World, this month on the new novel foods regulation update that was recently passed by the European Parliament.
Posted on 1 Feb 2016
In December, NIA issued our opinion on the JRC's recent report, Towards A Review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term 'nanomaterial", which compiled our view on the feasibility and scientific grounding of the diverse options described by the JRC.
Posted on 12 Jan 2016
The Nanotechnology Industries Association has published its 2014-2015 Annual Report, A Decade of Development.
Posted on 7 Dec 2015
Posted on 3 Nov 2015
RSVP today for NIA's 2015 Symposium, The Next Decade of Nanotechnology: Creating a Bold Vision for Innovation, for a robust discussion on building the foundations for another successful decade of development in nanotechnology.
Posted on 24 Sep 2015
Changes are vague, unclear and risk countless products from SMEs across Europe being caught in unnecessary regulation
Posted on 24 Aug 2015
The Board of Directors for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), the sector-independent and responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supplies chain, has formally selected Dr. David Carlander to serve as the permanent NIA Director General.
Posted on 30 Jan 2015
A paper published by the NanoRelease Food Additive project has been published by Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. NIA is one of the partners of the NanoRelease project
Posted on 28 Jan 2015
A recent article by the ENDS Europe, entitled NGOs slam Commission’s nano register position, discussed comments made by a group of NGOs that ‘the Commission’s [working] conclusions [with regard to the transparency measures for nanomaterials] fail to provide the right balance between private and public interests’. NIA was asked for its comments on...
Posted on 17 Dec 2014
The ECHA has interviewed Dr Robert Landsiedel, from NIA Member BASF, in the latest edition of its newsletter. In it Dr Landsiedel discusses ‘using read-across and categories to improve safety of nanomaterials’
Posted on 1 Dec 2014
SeeingNano, a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the Nanotechnology Industries Association, has gone live today. This makes it one of the first H2020 projects to be funded
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
NIA’s Director of Advocacy Dr David Carlander has explained that the restrictions posed for nanomaterials by the new Biocidal Products Regulation are “unfortunate”. His comments were reported by two media outlets, Chemical Watch and ENDS Europe
UPDATE: Programme for NIA Symposium ‘Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and -Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve’ + NIA AGM now available
Posted on 29 Oct 2014
The programme for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) symposium, ‘Expert Analysis on Nano-Regulation and -Policy: Staying Ahead of the Curve’, to be held on 19 November 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, has been made available. This will be followed by NIA’s AGM
NIA Comments on OECD WPMN Meeting on Categorisation of Manufactured Nanomaterials featured in News Article
Posted on 25 Sep 2014
Dr Steffi Friedrichs, NIA Director-General, recently attended a meeting of the OECD WPMN that discussed the categorisation of manufactured nanomaterials. She called the meeting "very tough and very productive"
Posted on 22 Sep 2014
An article published by Bloomberg BNA has quoted NIA Director-General Dr Steffi Friedrichs on the way in which the nanotechnology industries are being affected by regulatory developments worldwide. The article juxtaposes the view of a recently released OECD report with the view expressed by Dr Friedrichs in a webinar she recently presented at