• 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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On June 18th2013 the SIINN “Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology“ 2ndCall forProposals2013 was opened. Deadline for submission of project applications is 31stOctober 2013, 12:00 am CET.

The SIINN ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) into industrial applications. National and regional ressources will create a transnational programme of research. SIINN will bring together today’s fragmented research activities on the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials for environment, human health, and safety.

Funding will be offered to innovative projects focusing on Manufactured NanoMaterials (MNMs) in one of the following thematic fields:

  1. Over-arching aspects of nanosafety research
  2. Exposure assessment
  3. Toxicity mechanisms
  4. Environmental impacts of MNMs
  5. Effects of MNMs on human health

Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three independent partners from at least two regions/countries participating in the call. Projects must last between two and three years. Each applicant must contact his/her national contact person to check for national/regional funding rules. All documents are available at the SIINN website www.siinn.eu

For further information on the call, supporting information and each country’s contact persons please visit


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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