NanoImpactNet was a multidisciplinary European network on the health and environmental impact of nanomaterials, funded under FP7, which ran from 2008 - 2012 co-ordinated by Dr Michael Riedeker.
NanoImpactNet created a scientific basis to ensure the safe and responsible development of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology-based materials and products, and support the definition of regulatory measures and implementation of legislation in Europe.
NanoImpactNet focused on a strong two-way communication to ensure efficient dissemination of information to stakeholders and the European Commission, while at the same time obtaining input from the stakeholders about their needs and concerns.
The 24 institutes behind NanoImpactNet members are leading European research groups active in the fields of nanosafety, nanorisk assessment and nanotoxicology. Through numerous workshops over a period of four years, NanoImpactNet brought together some of the best researchers to discuss future strategies, to exchange their ideas with the different stakeholder groups and to further the responsible development of nanotechnology.
IOM/SAFENANO was involved predominantly in the project's communication workpackage.