Safer products, fewer uncertainties, more cost-effective innovation
Better preparation for new innovations in MNMs and related products
Strengthening the research, development and innovation process through the Safe by Design concept
Transparent and traceable information on the safety of nanomaterials and related products
The Safe by Design concept aims at reducing potential health and environmental risks at an early phase of the innovation process. Such concept aims at creating an integrated research strategy. This enables the consideration of safety aspects for humans and the environment in the design process of a product/material, to eliminate or minimize the risk of adverse effects during its life cycle including construction, use, maintenance and deconstruction. Within the Safe by Design concept the functionality of a nanomaterial and its toxicity/safety are therefore considered in an integrated way. Such an approach maximises resource use and expedites the development of products containing nanomaterials and new nanomaterials that are safer by design.
In this project, 42 organisations across more than 15 countries are working together for 3 years to create principles that will underpin the next generation of regulation.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 646221.
More information can be found on the NanoReg 2 official website
Short explanation of the safe innovation approach (SIA). Acces to this animation has been provided on both the project website and other social media sites: