• Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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Competence Center for new risks

The Innovation Society presents the newly launched «Emerging Risks Center». In the center we combine the knowledge and experience of the Innovation Society in managing emerging risks. The center offers a broad range of services, such as monitoring & reporting, consulting & education and product development.


Emerging Risks (ER) are new and/or quickly evolving risks characterised by high uncertainties regarding their occurrence, impacts and consequences. Emerging Risks include technology risks, such as cyber-, fracking- and nano-risks, but also health risks (microbial resistance, multiple stressors etc.) and environmental risks (land subsidence, super nat cats etc.), among others. They are long-tail risks with potentially severe impacts on the economy, the society and the environment. The Emerging Risks Center (http://emergingriskscenter.ch) supports your enterprise in the analysis, assessment and management of emerging risks.




Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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