Sweden has a long-standing tradition of regulatory and legislative engagement in health and environmental safety for its population and through international cooperation. Ensuring safety of nanotechnology is of outmost importance to nanotechnology-driven technological research, product demonstration and competitive manufacturing in Sweden.

The NANoREG project has the ability to deliver scientific answers needed by both regulators and legislators concerning nanomaterials, by a scientific evaluation of nanomaterials data and testing methods. The strong economic potential of nanotechnology and nanomaterials cannot be released if uncertainties on how to perform risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials remain unsolved. Therefore, NANoREG is a project that attracts interest from academia as well as from both the public and private sector in Sweden.

Partners:

Chalmers, involved in WP 5
Karolinska Institutet /Institute of Environmental Medicine, involved in WP 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Lund University, involved in WP 2, 3
SP, involved in WP 2, 3, 5

Industrial partners:
Volvo Cars AB
Akzo Nobel PPC