Nanomaterials and Graphene join Forces to advance the Standardisation & Harmonisation of Advanced Materials

Dr Steffi Friedrichs of AcumenIST SRL participated in the ‘Standardisation Workshop & Panel Discussion’ at Graphene Week 2023, held from the 4th – 8th September 2023 in Gothenburg. She contributed an introduction to the HorizonEurope-funded MACRAMÉ Project (Advanced Characterisation Methodologies to assess and predict the Health and Environmental Risks of Read more…

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

‘[…] 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 ‘overly focussed on the needs of specific research projects or aligned to Read more…

From Principles to Reality – FAIR Implementation in the Nanosafety Community

Preparing to tackle the challenge of developing safe and sustainable nanomaterials-based solutions to current global challenges including clean energy, sustainable food production and water security requires access to high quality data and appropriate analysis and modelling approaches, a group of leading nanosafety researchers (incl. AcumenIST Dr Steffi Friedrichs for @NanoFabNet1) Read more…

MACRAMÉ Data Shepherding – an Approach to the centralised Management of Research Information & Knowledge

The MACRAMÉ Project (Advanced Characterisation Methodologies to assess and predict the Health and Environmental Risks of Advanced Materials) published a detailed report on ‘Information Hub, Data Exchange Format Specifications, and initial Research Output Management Plan (ROMP)’. As a part of its open science philosophy, MACRAMÉ is implementing high quality knowledge 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 – 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…

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