Standards & Norms

Standards are vitally important to the effective worldwide trade of products and services; they guarantee that what is on offer is of an exact specification and quality. Companies that use standards can expect both lower business costs and risks and higher market presence.

In the field of nanotechnology, the development of appropriate nomenclature and standards is still in its infancy, and fast progress is urgently required so as to avoid hampering the development and acceptance of nanotechnology-based innovation.

Several notable institutions have established dedicated technical committees that develop standards and norms in nanotechnology. These bodies operate:

So far over one hundred key vocabularies, as well as dozens of technical specifications and reports, have been produced. Nevertheless many more are needed, and active industry participation in the standardisation process is of the utmost importance in ensuring the best possible market conditions for nanotechnologies.

 

Support for NIA Members:

With its presence in standardisation committees at all different levels, NIA provides its members with specific support in Standards & Norms.

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Visit NIA at EuroNanoForum 2017

NIA will hold a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 on 21-23 June, in Valetta, Malta. Over the three days of the European conference, NIA will share the stand in the EuroNanoForum exhibition jointly with University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE).

The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops and other activities including a showcasing of industry developments in new sectors, safe-by-design  tools and uptakes and regulatory advice.

EU Project EC4SafeNano launches with a Survey on Needs and Priorities

The European Commission Horizon 2020 project establishing a European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4SafeNano, has now been launched. EC4SafeNano aims to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.

NIA launches Regulatory Digest

6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest.  This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.

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