Risk governance of nanomaterials and advanced materials

Nanomaterials and other innovative materials (advanced materials) offer interesting functions and application possibilities. They are therefore increasingly used in new products and in many different industries. However, the possible undesirable consequences also need to be carefully researched and assessed. NanoTrust-Advanced, the 6th phase of the long-term NanoTrust project, which has been running since 2007, plays an important role in this endeavor.

In Europe nanomaterials (NM) and advanced materials (AM) are considered to be so-called “key enabling technologies”, which should guarantee the competitiveness of the European economy for the coming decades. NanoTrust-Advanced examines the safety and risk-relevant aspects of Nanomaterials and advanced materials.

 All info at a glance on the new NanoTrust webpage

Research results are published regularly in the established NanoTrust dossiers as well as in scientific journals. All current information on the project can be found on the newly designed NanoTrust webpage. The annual NanoTrust conference focuses on different topics.

A bridge between science and politics

Science-based policy advice, in which acquired knowledge serves as the primary starting point for qualified decisions, is of great importance. Since 2016, the NanoTrust team has been identifying possible research topics for the Austrian nano environment, health and safety research program (“Nano-EHS”) for which the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) is responsible. This research program represents the implementation of one of the main recommendations of the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan (ÖNAP) and is continuously adapted to current developments in this research area.

NanoTrust-Advanced also offers an independent discussion platform for ministries, public authorities and other actors active in nanosafety. This enables the exchange of views in an objective context. The NanoTrust-Advanced project leader André Gazsó is chairing the second term of the Nano Information Commission (NIK) for its duration until 2023, enabling the use of governance instruments developed on the basis of the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan for the structured exchange of knowledge and opinions. The team members of NanoTrust-Advanced also contribute to the working group for nano worker protection of the Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA) and the standardization group "nanotechnology" of the Austrian standardization institute Austrian Standards. This permanent exchange of knowledge and experience, which takes place on many levels and in numerous committees, contributes to the safe and sustainable development of these new materials.

The project page for the previous NanoTrust phases (until 09/2020) can be found here.

Publications

Publications

  • Pavlicek, A., Ehmoser, E. -K., & Part, F. (2022). Fluoreszierende Quantenpunkte für medizinische und umwelt-wissenschaftlichen Anwendungen (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 059 - August 2022) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-059
  • Pavlicek, A., Mesbahi, Z., Gazsó, A., Rose, G., & Fuchs, D. (2022). Advanced Materials (NanoTrust-Dossier No 058en - June 2022) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-058en
  • Riedlinger, D. (2022). Werkzeugkoffer für TA. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from https://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/detail/news/werkzeugkoffer-fuer-ta
  • Riedlinger, D. (2022). NanoTrust Webpage geht online. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from https://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/detail/news/nanotrust-webpage-geht-online
  • Greßler, S., Part, F., Pavlicek, A., Fuchs, D., Scharber, M., Sarıçiftçi, N. S., Rodin, V., Moser, S., Lindorfer, J., & Ehmoser, E. -K. (2022). Advanced Materials for innovative solar cell technologies. Part II: Sustainability assessment and significance in the circular economy (NanoTrust-Dossier No 057en - February 2022) (p. 7). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-057en
  • Mesbahi, Z., Gazsó, A., Rose, G., Fuchs, D., & Pavlicek, A. (2022). Advanced Materials (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 058 - Jänner 2022) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-058
  • Adeel, M., Shakoor, N., Shafiq, M., Pavlicek, A., Part, F., Zafiu, C., Raza, A., Arslan Ahmad, M., Jilani, G., White, J. C., Ehmoser, E. -K., Lynch, I., Ming, X., & Rui, Y. (2021). A critical review of the environmental impacts of manufactured nano-objects on earthworm species. Enviromental Pollution, 290, 1-18. doi:10.1016/J.ENVPOL.2021.118041
  • Scharber, M., Rodin, V., Moser, S., Greßler, S., Part, F., Pavlicek, A., Fuchs, D., Sarıçiftçi, N. S., Lindorfer, J., & Ehmoser, E. -K. (2021). Advanced Materials for innovative solar cell technologies. Part I: Fundamentals, historical development and market potentials(NanoTrust-Dossier No 056en - November 2021) (p. 7). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-056en
  • Greßler, S., Part, F., Pavlicek, A., Fuchs, D., Scharber, M., Serdar Sarıçiftçi, N., Rodin, V., Moser, S., Lindorfer, J., & Ehmoser, E. -K. (2021). "Advanced Materials" für innovative Solarzelltechnologie - Teil 2 (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 057 - September 2021) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-057
  • Scharber, M., Rodin, V., Moser, S., Greßler, S., Pavlicek, A., Part, F., Fuchs, D., Sarıçiftçi, S. N., Lindorfer, J., & Ehmoser, E. -K. (2021). "Advanced Materials" für innovative Solarzelltechnologie - Teil 1 (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 056 - August 2021) (p. 7). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-056
  • Riedlinger, D. (2021). Nanomaterialien und Advanced Materials. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from https://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/detail/news/nanomaterialien-und-advanced-materials
  • Pavlicek, A., Part, F., Rose, G., Praetorius, A., Miernicki, M., Gazsó, A., & Huber-Humer, M. (2021). A European nano-registry as a reliable database for quantitative risk assessment of nanomaterials? A comparison of national approaches. Nanoimpact 2021, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2020.100276
  • Greßler, S., Rose, G., Gazsó, A., & Pavlicek, A. (2020). Titanium Dioxide as a Food Additive (NanoTrust-Dossier No 055en - December 2020) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-055en
  • Gebeshuber, I. C., Rose, G., Pavlicek, A., & Gazsó, A. (2020). Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Nanomaterials (NanoTrust-Dossier No 054en - July 2020) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-054en
  • Greßler, S., Rose, G., Gazsó, A., & Pavlicek, A. (2020). Titandioxid als Lebensmittelzusatzstoff (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 055 - Mai 2020) (p. 7). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-055
  • Gebeshuber, I. C., Rose, G., Pavlicek, A., & Gazsó, A. (2020). Bio-Inspirierte und Biomimetische Nanomaterialien (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 054 - April 2020) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-054
  • Orti, F., Rose, G., Gazsó, A., Greßler, S., & Pavlicek, A. (2020). Environment, Health and Safety Research Projects in Horizon 2020 (NanoTrust dossier No. 053en – March 2020) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-053en
  • Pavlicek, A., Rose, G., & Gazsó, A. (2020). Nanoregister: Länderspezifische Lösungen der Nanoregulierung (NanoTrust-Dossier Nr. 051 – März 2020) (p. 8). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-051
  • Riedlinger, D. (2020). Advanced Materials - Möglichkeiten und Risiken. Ita-Newsfeed. Retrieved from https://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/detail/news/advanced-materials-moeglichkeiten-und-risiken
  • Ortis, F., Rose, G., Gazsó, A., Greßler, S., & Pavlicek, A. (2020). Environment, Health und Safety Forschungsprojekte in Horizon 2020 (NanoTrust Dossier Nr. 053 - März 2020) (p. 6). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ita-nt-053

Conference Papers/Speeches

Conference Papers/Speeches

  • 08/12/2021 , Paris (online)
    André Gazsó: 
    Technology Assessment and Foresight. Austrian Cases Study & Vienna Workshop 2022
    14th Session of the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies
  • 19/11/2021 , Wien (online)
    Anna Pavlicek: 
    Ergebnisse der ExpertInnenbefragung zu zukünftig relevanten Nano-EHS Forschungsthemen.
    Nano EHS-Workshop
  • 27/10/2021 , online
    André Gazsó: 
    NanoTrust and the Austrian Risk Governance System
    Expert Workshop on Sustainability of Emerging Technologies
  • 20/10/2021
    André Gazsó: 
    Governance als gesellschaftliche Koproduktion von Wissen
    Netzwerktreffen Risiko- und Krisenmanagement
  • 14/10/2021 , Paris (online)
    André Gazsó: 
    Präsentation der österreichischen Fallstudie „Nano Governance"
    Arbeitsguppe „Technology Assessment and Innovation"
  • 16/11/2020 , online
    Anna Pavlicek: 
    Comparison of national nano-registries calls for EU-wide harmonisation
    nanoSAFE20
  • 04/11/2020 , Wien
    André Gazsó,  Anna Pavlicek: 
    NanoTrust
    Beiratssitzung
  • 19/10/2020 , Wien (online)
    Gloria Elisabeth Rose: 
    Nano-EHS Projekte in Horizon 2020 und dem deutschsprachigen Raum – Statusbericht 2020
    Nano-EHS Workshop
  • 19/10/2020 , Wien (online)
    Anna Pavlicek: 
    Ergebnisse der ExpertInnenbefragung zu zukünftig relevanten Nano-EHS Forschungsthemen
    Nano-EHS Workshop
  • 07/10/2020 , Wien (online)
    Gloria Elisabeth Rose,  Anna Pavlicek: 
    Bridging Sustainability and Innovation in Nanotechnology Governance
    “From discussions to implementation”
  • 13/03/2020 , Wien
    Gloria Elisabeth Rose,  Anna Pavlicek: 
    Publikationsmonitoring
    2. Sitzung des Plenums der Österreichischen Nanoinformationskommission
  • 10/03/2020 , Wien
    Ulrike Bechtold,  Daniela Fuchs: 
    Von Partizipation zu Co-Creation: „Lessons learned“ aus der Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung in den Debatten rund um Nanotechnologien.
    12. Nanotrust-Tagung “Advanced Materials – Materials for the Future – Emerging issues”
  • 10/03/2020 , Wien
    André Gazsó,  Gloria Elisabeth Rose,  Anna Pavlicek: 
    Advanced Materials - Materials for the Future - Emerging Issues.
    12. Nanotrust-Tagung “Advanced Materials – Materials for the Future – Emerging issues”
  • 09/03/2020 , Wien
    André Gazsó: 
    Advanced Materials & Emerging Issues
    ESG Think Tank (NanoSyn
  • 17/12/2019 , Wien
    André Gazsó: 
    Emerging Risk Governance
    Rail Cargo Safety Board Meeting
  • 28/11/2019 , Wien
    André Gazsó: 
    Umgang mit neuen Technologien am Beispiel von Innovativen Materialien und Produkten
    Österreichischer Städtebundtag
  • 19/11/2019 , Wien
    André Gazsó: 
    Antrittsrede zum Vorsitz der Österreichischen Nanoinformationskommission
    1. Sitzung des Plenums der Österreichischen Nanoinformationskommission
  • 15/11/2019 , Brno
    André Gazsó: 
    Nanosafety and Risk Governance
    Nanotechnology - Risk and Safety
  • 15/09/2019 , Graz
    André Gazsó: 
    Risikoanalyse im Staatlichen Krisen- und Katastrophenmanagement
    Austrian Disaster Research Days
  • 05/09/2019 , Shanghai
    André Gazsó: 
    Technology Assessment of Advanced Nanomaterials and their Role in Circular Economy.
    2019 International Roundtable of NanoScience and NanoTechnology

Duration

06/2021 - 05/2024

Links

Links

Project NanoTrust (until 09/2020)

The following collection contains links to national and international research institutions on nanotechnology, accompanying research and risk management. It focuses von Austrian organizations working on and providing informations on a variety of risk aspects and risk governance.

Austrian Workers' Compensation Board (dt. AUVA)

BioNanoNet GmbH

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (dt. BfR)

Chamber of Labour (dt. BAK) 

Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (dt. BMASK) 

Federal Ministry of Health (dt. BMG)

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (dt. BMLFUW)

Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (dt. BMVIT)

Federal Ministry of Science and Research (dt. BMWF)

The Innovation Society

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (dt. ITAS)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (dt. FFG)

NanoinformationsPortal (german only)

Austrian Society for Toxicology (dt.+en. ASTOX)

Environmental Agency Austria (dt. UBA)

Austrian Economic Chambers (dt. WKO)

Centre for Technology Assessment (dt. TA-SWISS)

 

Funding