Nanotechnologies have been recognised as one of the six Key Enabling Technologies within the EU, with the aim of retaining competitiveness and capitalising on new markets. They are at the heart of EU's industrial policy and multiple activities encompassing innovation, industrial and policy changes are related to them. Linked to this, in 2010 CEN-CENELEC accepted mandate M/461 from the EC under which technical committees started their standardisation activities. CEN/TC 352 'Nanotechnologies', whose secretariat is held by AFNOR (the French National Standardization Body), in collaboration with the European Commission and EFTA, organised the 3rd open meeting on “Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for safer products, production and uses”. The meeting was held in Brussels on 2nd October 2018, with two interconnected objectives:
- disseminate the knowledge on standardisation activities and standards developed by the technical committees in response to the standardisation request M/461
- learn about prospective research activities and societal interests over the next coming years related to the nanotechnologies, in order to align future standardisation activities to them.
Further details about this conference can be found here.
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Article date: 2018-10-04