The NANORA initiative will be presented at the 11th Congress of the European Chemical Regions Network (www.ecrn.net) , on October 24th in Maastricht. Bart van den Berg from NanoHouse (www.nanohouse.eu) and member of the NANORA Steering Group, will present the initiative, its objectives and opportunities for involvement of further partners.
The NANORA project partners are happy to announce to have successfully integrated DaNa2.0 into the NANORA webpage (http://www.nanora.eu/nano-safety). For the first time, this unique service is offered to a European audience. The DaNa2.0 knowledge base is a worldwide unique collection of quality assessed knowledge on safety aspects of nanomaterials. Focused on human and eco toxicology the DaNa2.0 knowledge base provides information on the most commonly used nanomaterials, their chemical and physical properties as well as exposure and toxicological data.
NANORA will be presented on this meeting as an example for good practice for regional cooperation. The Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development and CCAN will present the project.
NANORA, the European Nano Regions Alliance, unites participants from nanotechnology-strong regions from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands committed to supporting nanotechnology as a key enabling technology. The project, funded by the European Union through the INTERREG IVB NWE Programme, aims at establishing transnational mechanisms of competence selection and pooling as well as transnational support schemes for nanotechnology players. It is based on the conviction that the European regions need to engage in concerted action to be successful in the global competition for nano-enabled economic growth.