Development and implementation of a sustainable modelling platform for nanoinformatics

Principal investigator: Anna Luisa Costa
Personale coinvolto: Magda Blosi, Carlo Baldisserri, Andrea Brigliadori, Antonio Crimaldi, Lara Faccani, Davide Gardini, Simona Ortelli, Marina Serantoni, Felice Carlo Simeone, Ilaria Zanoni

Starting date: 01/01/2019
Duration: 50 months
Finanziamento totale: 6 783 556,25 €
Grant Agreement No.: 814426
Topic: NMBP-14-2018 – Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology (RIA)
Coordinator: Miguel A. Bañares (CSIC, Spagna)
Consortium: 36 partners
Project Officer: Alessia Amodio
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NanoInformaTIX develops a web based Sustainable Nanoinformatics Framework (SNF) platform for risk management of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in industrial manufacturing. The tool will be based on a significant amount of data on physico-chemical and toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of ENM generated over the last decades, as well as new data coming from research. The final aim is to provide efficient user-friendly interfaces to enhance accessibility and usability of the nanoinformatics models to industry, regulators, and civil society, thus supporting sustainable manufacturing of ENM-based products.

ISTEC participates in WP3 and WP6 with the mission of supporting the realization of risk-models interface by physico-chemical characterizations of ENM; in addition, it undertakes a search for new descriptors to help risk assessment and to develop Safe-by-Design approaches. During WP6 ISTEC undertakes specific case studies, within which the models are applied and verified experimentally. These case studies will be selected based on various considerations such as relevance for stakeholders, available databases, and previous experience of NanoinformaTIX partners.

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)
European Reasearch Services GmbH (ERS)
Aarhus University (AU)
German Federal Istitute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
GreenDecision Srl (GD)
Tomas More Kempen University of Applied Sciences (TMK)
Tel-Aviv University (TAU)
University of Gdansk (UG)
University College Dublin (UCD)
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (BIOCENIT)
Ideaconsult Ltd (IDEACONSULT)
University of Helsinki (UH)
Leiden University (LEIDEN)
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (ROMA2)
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
University of Aveiro (UA)
Eidgenossische Materialprufungs-und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA)
UppinTech OU (Uppin Tech)
National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (DEMOKRITOS)
Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)
Warrant Hub SpA (WH)
TEMAS AG technology and management Services (TEMAS)
Istitute of Science and Technology for Ceramics-National Research Council (ISTEC-CNR)
National research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE)
Tyoterveyslaitos (FIOH)
Swensea University (SUMS)
Aix marseille University
DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (MINTEK)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
East European Research and Innovation Enterprise (EMERGE)
The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (MCMST)
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
Sorbonne Université
Université Catholique de l’Ouest-Association Saint Yves (UCO)