Status, implications and challenges of European safe and sustainable by design paradigms

The implementation of novel safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) practices for the management of chemicals requires a shift from the established risk control paradigms towards prevention-based approaches at the design stage. Such practices, applied at the earliest stages of innovation and throughout the life-cycle of chemicals, materials and products, Read more…

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Decarbonisation & female Entrepreneurship in Belgium and Japan – AcumenIST joins the Mission of HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium

AcumenIST, Dr Steffi Friedrichs, had the honour to participate in the Belgian Economic Mission to Japan, presided by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium: from the 5th until the 9th December 2022, nearly 600 representatives from over 200 Belgian businesses, academic institutions and governmental organisations travelled around Japan, accompanies by the Read more…

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 ‚ÄėPost-pandemic Professional Networks‚Äô. Remembering the original planning of the NanoFabNet at the Read more…

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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 ‚Äď a NanoFabNet Roadmap‘ highlights the findings of 10 detailed analyses and resulting strategies and action plans, conducted and provided Read more…

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Implementation Roadmap for Infrastructures, Knowledge & Skills Development in Nanofabrication

‘How can the taxonomy for nanofabrication processes be harmonised across the borders of countries and disciplines, as well as language- and education-barriers?’ … this is the question tackled by the NanoFabNet team in its newly published ‘NanoFabNet Strategy & Implementation Roadmap on Infrastructures, Knowledge & Skills Development‘. Building on the Read more…

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NanoFabNet U.S.-Launch – International Hub for sustainble High-Tech Innovation

Today, the NanoFabNet Hub was launched as a new network supporting suatinability in and through high-tech innovation. Set up as an ‘International Hub for sustainble High-Tech Innovation’, the NanoFabNet Hub provides a one-stop-shop for all matters and concerns pertaining to sustainable high-tech innovation and its successful incorporation into the complex, Read more…

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 Read more…

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 (‚Äúraising awareness of sustainability‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúcompliance with regulation and legislation‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúimplementation of Read more…