Post-pandemic Professional Networks

By way of a crowning conclusion to its 30-months endeavour of establishing the NanoFabNet Hub – an entirely new professional network for collaborations in the field of sustainability and high-tech innovation, the NanoFabNet team published and outlook on ‘Post-pandemic Professional Networks’. Remembering the original planning of the NanoFabNet at the

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EU 2030 Strategic Plan for Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet published its ultimate roadmap to establish and secure the ongoing advancement and innovation in sustainable micro- and nanofabrication; the newly released report ‘EU 2030 Strategic Plan for Nanofabrication – a NanoFabNet Roadmap‘ highlights the findings of 10 detailed analyses and resulting strategies and action plans, conducted and provided

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Regulatory and policy considerations around genome editing in agriculture

In a newly published book on ‘Applications of Genome Modulation and Editing‘ (book series: Methods in Molecular Biology (MIMB, volume 2495), Drs Steffi Friedrichs (AcumenIST SRL), Karinne Ludlow (Monash University) and Peter Kearns (SwiftEST SARL) analyse and discuss 25 countries and regions that have published results or ongoing investigations and

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Mapping the scientific Landscapes of Nanofabrication & Sustainability

A new NanoFabNet report delineates the boundaries of the scientific fields of ‘nanofabrication’ and ‘sustainability’ in search of overlaps in both research and innovation (R&I) topics and individual experts that specialise in their pursuit. The NanoFabNet aims to establish an international hub for sustainable nanofabrication, whose structure, business model, detailed

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International Cooperation on sustainable Nanofabrication

The newly published NanoFabNet Implementation Roadmap for International Cooperation emphasises the NanoFabNet’s efforts to strengthen the existing linkages between stakeholders in sustainable nanofabrication for the sake of enhancing international cooperation. The Roadmap identifies the dimensions concerning sustainability in nanofabrication (“raising awareness of sustainability”, “compliance with regulation and legislation”, “implementation of

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How to reach Sustainability in Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet, and international hub for sustainable nanofabrication, has published its ‘NanoFabNet Strategy & Implementation Roadmap for Sustainability in Nanofabrication’. Building on the NanoFabNet ‘Report on the Concepts & Disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology & Nanofabrication’ (published in October 2020), in which the NanoFabNet Concept of Sustainable Nanofabrication was introduced,

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Validation, Harmonisation & Standardisation Action Plan for sustainable Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet, an international hub for sustainable, industrial-scale nanofabrication, has launched an Action Plan for the Validation, Harmonisation & Standardisation of sustainable Nanofabrication. The Action Plan was developed as a follow-up to the detailed analysis of the challenges posed by any validation, harmonisation and standardisation efforts in sustainable nanofabrication, as

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Implementation Roadmap for EU-Project Collaboration

Seeking to provide help to EU-funded projects dealing with sustainable nanofabrication, the new NanoFabNet Implementation Roadmap for EU-Project Collaboration includes a series of core components and enablers to advance its goal in a meaningful way: Partnerships & Collaborations: these are critical to unlocking the full potential of any EU-funded project.

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The Story of Responsible Research & Innovation in 36 Chapters

[…] the ongoing but gradually changing discussions concerning both the virus and the measures to prevent its spread gives me the benefit of hindsight when stress-testing the concepts and practices of responsible research and innovation described in the handbook against how they actually fared in the case of a pandemic.

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A new Taxonomy for Nanofabrication

An in-depth mapping report by the NanoFabNet Hub illustrates the urgent need for a new, harmonised taxonomy for nanofabrication: when analysing the structures and naming conventions of 66 cleanroom nanofabrication facilities located in 15 countries in Europe and the United States, advertising more than 3000 pieces of equipment to be

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Challenges & Opportunities in the Validation, Harmonisation & Standardisation of industrial-scale Nanofabrication

The NanoFabNet report on ‘Challenges & Opportunities of Validating, Harmonising & Standardising industrial-scale Nanofabrication’ is a seminal review of both the ongoing effort to support emerging technologies, such as nanofabrication, through harmonisation efforts, and the challenges and opportunities of nanofabrication itself. Based on an in-depth analysis of scientific literature and

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International Network Initiative on Safe & Sustainable Nanotechnology

The EU-Asia Dialogue on NanoSafety, which commenced in 2017 as a series of annual conferences organised by members of the EU NanoSafety Cluster and the Asia Nano Forum, published concept paper for the creation and activities of a new International Network Initiative on Safe & Sustainable Nanotechnology (INISS-nano) (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5004929). INISS-nano

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COVID-19: Nanomedicine’s finest Hour?

Nanotechnology played a central role in providing the first two authorised vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic just nine months after its underlying SARS-CoV-2 virus spread across the world, turning the pandemic crisis into what may be regarded as nanomedicine’s finest hour. Drs Steffi Friedrichs and Diana M. Bowman illustrate the

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