Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment

2019 NanoEHS COR Workshop

The 2019 EU-U.S. NanoEHS CORs Workshop will take place October 15-16, 2019, at the Europole de l’Arbois in Aix en Provence, France. The workshop is organized by the European Commission and the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative and co-hosted by the CEREGE (CNRS, AMU) and the Labex SERENADE.

More details on the event's website: https://us-eu.org/save-the-date-october-15-16-2019/


EuroNanoForum 2019

Nanotechnology and advanced materials progress under Horizon 2020 and beyond.

In 2019 the EuroNanoForum will take place from 12-14 June in Bucharest, Romania.

NanoFase will be taking part in the 2019 edition of the EuroNanoForoum held in Bucharest on the 12-14 June as part of the NanoSafetyCluster stand which will feature 15 other H2020 nano-oriented projects. Come meet us and register for the event: https://www.euronanoforum2019.eu/

More about the event: 

  •  Europe's largest networking conference focusing on nanotechnologies and advanced materials science, innovation and business
  •  Open to the scientific community, representatives from industry, research and innovation, and policy makers
  •  Offers excellent opportunities to debate on cutting edge research and successful industrial implementations in the field


  • CONFERENCE: lively plenaries and breakout sessions including panel and participatory discussions
  • EXHIBITION devoted to companies, EU projects, European Technology Platforms, Nanomaterials related EU Clusters
  • NETWORKING EVENTS offering a unique occasion to strengthen existing contacts, exchange new project ideas, consortia building: Brokerage event; Interactive Workshops; Poster sessions
  • VISITS to research facilities

The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Nanotechnology

The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Nanotechnology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The event will take place on 1 & 2 June 2019 in at the Jordan Hotel at Sunday River, Newry, ME, United States.

The 2019 meeting will host three engaging science sessions, featuring talks from submitted student and post-doc abstracts. Topics include 1) the design and use of nanomaterials for environmental applications, 2) novel methodologies enabling the study of the potential negative impacts of nano-enabled products, and 3) public policy and educational outreach as they apply to the sustainable use of nanotechnology. An important goal of the 2019 meeting is to inspire attendees to consider the broader context of their research efforts. Attendees will have abundant opportunities for discussion and networking with both peers and leaders in the field from a variety of career paths during poster sessions, a mentoring session, a networking lunch, and informal social activities.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 4, 2019GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 1, 2019

More on the event's webpage: https://www.grc.org/environmental-nanotechnology-grs-conference/2019/

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

The 29th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe will take place from 26 to 30 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. This year the meeting will be helf under the slogan of One Environment. One Health. Sustainable Societies.

SETAC Europe is one of five Geographic Units (GU) of the global Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in Europe, and to support activities of SETAC in the Middle East and Russia. As a Geographic Unit we share the mission of SETAC.

SETAC Europe is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals, and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing.

More information, abstarct submission and registration available through the event's website: 





The brand new UK Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo & Open Conference will take place on 1 & 2 May 2019, in Harrogate, UK. Bringing together all key layers and regional cluster groups of the UK’s Chemical & Chemical Products industries for an intensive 2-day networking, business development, best practice, intelligence gathering, issue debating and supply chain experience.

Featuring UK & International latest suppliers, technologies, services & partners supporting the various interconnected segments of the UK’s Chemicals plus Chemical products development & processing/production & distribution communities.

To see a report from the meeting go to: http://nanofase.eu/news/1946_small-company-large-impact-promethean-particles-at-chemuk-2019-expo/



NIA's 8th Annual Symposium

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) will hold its 8th Annual Symposium on 27th of March 2019 in Brussels. Join industrial producers of nanomaterials, expert service providers, end-users, policy makers and regulators for a day of presentations, discussion and networking. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics including: Nanotechnology in industry 4.0, How to add nano-value to products, Global regulatory and standards update; Regulatory priorities and Managing nano waste.

NanoFASE partner from Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Ralf Kaegi will be presenting the NanoFASE work on nanomaterial transformation in and release from managed waste streams

If you are active within nanomaterials development, you should attend and network with industry, research and policy stakeholders. NIA welcomes companies new to nanomaterials to help them understand successful integration into their processes and you will meet people who can share good practise and expert services.

The event is free of charge for all NIA Members. Non-Members can join us for €200, but if their organization joins within 8 weeks of the Symposium, the €200 fee will be reimbursed (1 reimbursement per organisation).

More on the event's website: http://nanotechia.org/activities/nias-8th-annual-symposium



3rd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety

The EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety is an international event which brings together experts from Asia and Europe. The main purpose of this gathering is to share knowledge with regards to the safety of Nanotechnology, get insights on actual and future human and environmental Nanosafety research, and discuss how to develop them to a thematic collaboration.

The 3rd EU-Asia Dialogue will be held in conjunction with ASEAN summit 2019 hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand (MOST), Bangkok, Thailand, in order to encourage partnership in the science, technology, and innovations developed between ASEAN and its trade partners.

The past two Dialogues were held in Tehran on November 28th, 2017 and Vienna on October 29th, 2018, respectively.

Successful R&I in Europe 2018: 10th European Networking Event

The networking event "Successful R&I in Europe 2018" will be held for the tenth time in 2019, on 14 & 15 February at the Van der Valk Airporthotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects. The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. In 2019, special partner regions are: Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, the Netherlands and Poland. 

There will be an exhibition "Innovations for Europe based in North-Rhine Westphalia" (on 14th February 2019). 

More information and registration on the official event's page: https://horizon2020.zenit.de/en/event/successful-ri-in-europe-2019-14022019-2/ 

8th NRW Nano Conference

In 2018, the NRW Nano Conference will take place for the eighth time – on 21 and 22 November in the Dortmund Congress Centre. Other event formats such as business pitches (short company presentations) and a poster exhibition complete the programme.

The NRW Nano Conference is Germany’s largest conference with international appeal in the field of nanotechnologies. It takes place every two years at changing locations. More than 700 experts from science, industry and politics meet for two days to promote research and application of the key technology at the network meeting.

The eighth edition of the NRW Nano Conference is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW and the Economic Development Agency Dortmund. For the first time, the conference language will be English only in order to account for the international character of science and industry.

More information and registration via event's official website: http://nanoconference.de/



Organized every two years in Grenoble since 2008, nanoSAFE conference is intended for sharing latest research results on health and safety issues related to nanomaterials and beyond for a socially responsible approach.

​​​​The Sixth International Conference nanoSAFE 2018 will be held from 5th to 9thNovember 2018 in Minatec-Grenoble, France.​

Find out more on the conference website: http://www.cea.fr/cea-tech/pns/nanosafe/


Innovative industries for smart growth

The organisation team of the European conference "INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 - Innovative industries for smart growth" (INDTECH2018) welcomes you to Vienna from 30-31 October, 2018. INDTECH2018, an event of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will combine keynote presentations, talks, a matchmaking event and exhibitions. It provides an excellent opportunity to meet experts from industry, academia and policy to exchange information and to strengthen collaboration. INDTECH2018 is anticipating 1000 participants from more than 40 countries in Europe and across the globe. 

Registration is free of charge. 

Find out more on the conference website: https://www.indtech2018.eu/ 



Third NanoSafety Forum for Young Scientists

The EU NanoSafety Cluster and the Horizon 2020 ACEnano  are organizing the 3rd NanoSafety Forum for Young Scientists. The event is a follow-up of the first two meetings, which took place in Syracuse, Sicily and Visby, Sweden, and will take place in Valletta, Malta, on 10th an 11th September 2018.

The event is an open forum for young (students, post docs and others) and senior scientists working in EU-funded, national and industrial nanosafety projects. The Forum will also offer everyone the opportunity to network, promote cross-project collaboration, exchange scientific knowledge and learn from each other.

The Forum will consist of both oral and poster presentations, which will allow Young Scientists showcase their work and express fresh ideas. At the same time, keynote talks by experienced experts will also take place, on matters of high scientific interest for the wider NanoSafety community.

Information on the registration process can be found here.

An optional DLS course, organised by ACEnano and Malvern is also available between 11-13 September 2018. For further information and  expression of interest please contact Sophie Briffa (BriffaSM@bham.ac.uk)

For registration inquiries, please contact Thomas (Tom) Carney (T.Carney@bham.ac.uk).

For any other inquiries, please contact Sophie Briffa (BriffaSM@bham.ac.uk).

Event's website: https://www.nanosafetycluster.eu/nsc-meetings/3rd-nanosafety-forum-for-young-scientists-malta-2018.html



This year's edition of the Interanational Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN) will take place from 5 to 8 September 2018 at Duke University, Durhan, NC.

As the leading international conference on environmental nanoscience, the ICEENN 2018 is being held in partnership with CEINT. ICEENN brings together researchers, regulators and industry to discuss recent advances in our understanding of the fate and behavior of nanomaterials, their applications in the environmental and the key issues relating to maintaining the economic and social benefits of nanotechnology.

More information available via the official event website: https://ceint.duke.edu/news-events/conference/nano2018

Check out our latest news to get more details about the NanoFASE contributions: http://www.nanofase.eu/events/1572_iceenn%202018

Nanosafety Cluster Meeting

The EU NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) is an open platform for dialogue and exchange to maximise the synergies between European-level projects addressing the safety of materials and technologies enabled by the use of nanoparticles. The NSC working groups (WG) and task forces (TF) focus on toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanisms of interaction, risk assessment and standardisation, communication and training.

In coordination with NanoFase consortium meeting (19-21 March 2018), the next EU NanoSafety Cluster Scientific Meeting will be held on 22-23 March 2018 at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens, Greece. The meeting will start at 09:00 on Thursday 22 March and is focussed on the Mid-term review of scientific advances by FP7 and H2020 projects. These scientific review and discussion sessions end at 13:00 on Friday 23 March. After lunch, there will be WG and TF break-out sessions as well as a meeting of the Greek NanoSafety Platform. The meeting is open to all, as are the evening social and cultural activities. If you cannot attend the Athens meeting in person, live streaming is available on Thursday morning 22 March via www.nanosafetycluster.eu.

Contactс: Anastasios (Tassos) Papadiamantis (A.Papadiamantis@bham.ac.uk) or Thomas (Tom) Carney (T.Carney@bham.ac.uk)

EuroNanoForum 2017

EuroNanoForum 2017will take place from 21 to 23 June 2017, in Valetta, Mlata and will focus on how nano and materials technologies can strengthen competitiveness across all European industries.

The discussion will also extend to framework conditions such as education, standards, regulations, IPR and safety issues, as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy. The programme will include sessions on finance and funding through European and National programmes, in particular Horizon 2020, smart specialisation and public-private partnership initiatives.

Find out more on the conference website: http://euronanoforum2017.eu/

2nd Open meeting on Standardisation for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology is one of six Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in the current European industrial policy. An extensive European mandate M461 for developing standards on nanotechnology-related topics is under way.

In the frame of the M461 mandate, a second Open Meeting on (Standardisation for) Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials is organised by CEN/TC 352 "Nanotechnologies" in collaboration with CEN CENELEC Management Centre (CCMC), the European Commission (EC). The meeting will take place on the 20th of June 2017 in Malta.

The aim of the Meeting is to present progress of the work within mandate M461. The main CEN Technical Committees (TC) involved (TC 352 on Nanotechnologies, TC 195 on Air filters for general air cleaning, and TC 137 on Assessment of workplace exposure to chemical and biological agents), will show and explain their preliminary results. Poster sessions on standards under preparation will allow a direct dialogue between participants and experts.

Also a Round Table will be organized with practitioners, researchers and policy makers on e.g.:

- The role of standardisation in the acquisition of reliable nanomaterial data and in the curation of data into interoperable nanomaterial databases.

- How to anticipate and address risks raised by nanotechnologies?

- Needs for standardization in the framework of EMPIR or Horizon 2020.

- Applications of nanomaterials in control technology including nanofiber filters

- Application of control technologies in nanomaterial manufacturing plants

The discussion will also be focused on the overview of Research projects and their impact to the Standardization activities.

Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment will be addressed in collaboration with EC representatives.

The steering and organising committees are finalizing the programme and the venue in Malta, but we already invite you to save the date for this one-day meeting and circulate this document to your entire network.

This conference is open to everyone who registers in advance, and participation is free of charge. You will be informed when the registration starts. 


SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

The SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 7–11 May 2017. 

SETAC Europe Brussels is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities for those interested in emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. Between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, representing an average of 60 countries, provides a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration long after the closing session.

SETAC Europe is one of five Geographic Units (GU) of the global Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in Europe, and to support activities of SETAC in the Middle East and Russia. As a Geographic Unit we share the mission of SETAC.

SETAC Europe is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals, and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing. SETAC Europe is incorporated in Belgium as a not-for-profit organisation. The society is governed according its articles of association and by-laws. SETAC Europe maintains its administrative office in Brussels, Belgium.

NanoImpact Conference

The NanoImpact Conference will take place on Monte Verità in Southern Switzerland, March 12-17, 2017.

The last 10 years saw an enormous growth in nanosafety funding and published research. Answers are now demanded whether these new materials represent a novel threat to humans and the environment and whether nanomaterials need to be assessed differently and more stringent than conventional materials. The overall goal of the planned conference will be to integrate the scientific knowledge available about nanomaterial exposure, fate, effects and risks in the environment. 

The deadline for abstract submission is November 15, 2016. The meeting will be limited to 120 people in total.

All relevant information about the conference can be found on the conference website: www.empa.ch/nanoimpact


Fifth International Conference NANOSAFE 2016

The Fifth International Conference NANOSAFE 2016 will be held from 7th to 10th November 2016 in Minatec-Grenoble, France.

The three-day programme for this conference will include: 

  • Invited plenary lectures:  D. Chen (U.VIRGINIA, USA), C. Asbach (IUTA,GE), W. Wohlleben (BASF, DE), B. Gilbert (Berkeley, USA), M. Ricaud (INRS, FR), G. Oberdörster (U.ROCHESTER,USA), D. Pui (U.MINNESOTA, USA), D. Bernard (CEA, FR), P. Boisseau (CEA, FR), B. Nowack (EMPA, CH), J. Rose (CEREGE, FR), R. De Thoury (ALCEN, FR), M. Wiesner (Duke University, CEINT, USA), C. Emond (U. MONTREAL, CA), S. Friedrichs (OECD,FR)
  • Selected oral contributions
  • Posters sessions
  • Panel discussions: Responsible Development with NGOs / Urban particles mitigation : what is reasonably possible / Nanomedicine : Benefit-Risk
  • Exhibition of equipment : measurement, containment, protection, etc.
  • Satellite meetings: NanoID, Guidenano, Serenade, NanoStreeM, NanoMet, NanoSafety Cluster

Call for papers

All accepted abstracts will be submitted online and published in a "Book of Abstract" Papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions. Full paper will be published after their review in an open access journal.

International Summer School: Nanoscience Meets Metrology


The SETNanoMetro project  organizes an international summer school "Nanoscience Meets Metrology: Synthesis, Characterization, Testing and Applications of Validated Nanoparticles" to take place form 4th to 9th September 2016 in Torino, Italy.

According to European Commission important challenges at European level are related to the establishment of validated method and instrumentation for detection, characterization and analysis of nanoparticles.

In this frame the SETNanoMetro project (started in 2013 and grouping 16 European partners) aims to move from the current trial and error approach toward the development of well-defined and controlled protocols for the production of NPs and to the establishment of correct metrological traceability chain in order to ensure the reliability of the results. To this scope the set-up of standardized experimental procedures is also needed for the characterization of individual NPs and films resulting from their assembly/aggregation, as well as of standardized rules for the evaluation of NPs and films performances in a variety of possible application fields, ranging from environment and energy to health.

Find more information on the SENanoMetro event's list and in the event's flyer.

International Nanotechnology Conference & Expo

Nanotech-2016 is a gathering of researchers, leading scientists, engineers and technology developers in nanotechnology to exchange information on their latest research and innovation. The event will take place from 4-6 April 2016 in Baltimore, MD, USA. Nanotech-2016 covers all the topics in nanotechnology.

It is an excellent event for students to meet and discuss with lead researchers. The conference provides a unique opportunity to discover innovation in the area of nanotechnology and new business developments.

More information: http://nanotech.madridge.com/

Second NanoDefine Synergy Workshop with NSC projects

Our sister project NanoDefine will organize a Second Synergy Workshop with other relevant Nanosafety Cluster (NSC) projects, to further strengthen and update the process of synchronization and integration of latest research and method developments on nanomaterial characterisation, quantification and detection.

This dissemination event will take place on the 2nd of February 2016 in Brussels and will be a follow-up of the 1st NSC synergy workshop we had in Copenhagen on 6th June 2014. Main objectives will be to learn from each other, identify common synergies and overlaps related to new standards and reference materials,share expertise, experience and knowledge, identify bottlenecks and gaps, and discuss protocols tested in other projects, to finally maximise the impact and minimise duplication of our work. Invited participants include project coordinators and representatives, such as from NANoREG + NANoREG II, NanoSolutions, NanoMile and SUN, but all projects, organisations or individuals are welcome, who could contribute to and benefit from this workshop.

For more contact and information: events@nanodefine.eu