As already announced, NanoPAT contributed actively to the NanoInnovation 2021 Conference. In particular to the online Workshop “Safe by Design of nanomaterials in industrial production processes” on September 24th. The symposia highlighted practical approaches for risk prevention and safety management in laboratories and production sites using nanomaterials, on the basis of a Safe by Design (SbD) approach, integrating safety since the early stages of product and process development.
SbD is a cornerstone of current and future R&I policies in Europe for the development, production and use of chemicals, materials and products. As set in the recent EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability, specific SbD and sustainability criteria will be developed and used to facilitate access of safe innovations to funding opportunities and to the market.
One of the Safety-by-Design (SbD) experts of NanoPAT, TEMASOL, represented by Blanca Suarez, gave a presentation on “Implementation of Safe by Design: Lessons learnt from the Nanotechnology sector” at a dedicated conference workshop entitled “Safe by Design of nanomaterials in industrial production processes”. During her presentation, she reviewed barriers and incentives to the application of SbD in the industrial setting, including those being identified by NanoPAT. The presentation was followed online by 20 participants and follow up discussions engaged with safety, regulatory issues and potential compromises to the applications of SbD.