Unveiling the Future of Innovation – Nanotechnology at the Crossroads of Converging Technologies

AcumenIST Dr Steffi Friedrichs participated in a panel discussion on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Open Innovation for Materials Modelling’ at a recent conference on ‘Open Innovation for Materials Modelling, Design and Manufacturing’ (OIP-2023), held at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) on the 19. – 20. October 2023. Read more…

profile of a female figure, holding a stylised globe in her had; illustration of data-flows through the globe.

Good Practice in (Meta)Data Management – a well-written Perspective provides new Impulses far beyond its Community

‚Äė[‚Ķ] a highly topical issue in the science community: that of research data management and FAIR data.’ [Peer-Reviewer 1] A new paper on data management laments that the processes underlying the best practices of research data management were ‚Äėoverly focussed on the needs of speciÔ¨Āc research projects or aligned to Read more…

Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety

A group of experts has identified 11 different needs for action to address 22 information requirement needs across different EU regulatory areas concerning the market access of products containing nanomaterials. In a new publication entitled ‘Towards harmonisation of testing of nanomaterials for EU regulatory requirements on chemical safety ‚Äď A Read more…

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…

Belgian and Japanes Flags

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…

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 ‚ÄėReport on the Concepts & Disciplines of Sustainability in Nanotechnology & Nanofabrication‚Äô (published in October 2020), in which the NanoFabNet Concept of Sustainable Nanofabrication was introduced, Read more…

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 Read more…