Final Stakeholder Event
A message from the ACEnano Horizon 2020 project:
It is our pleasure to invite you to our final stakeholder event, to be held virtually on 21st June from 15.00-17.30 CEST (14.00-16.30 BST).
ACEnano is finishing at the end of June, so this is an opportunity for you to hear about the work that has been done and for us to hear your feedback on the usefulness of the outcomes for your nano-related work.
Presentations will be given on:
- The goals of the ACEnano project (Eva Valsami-Jones, ACEnano coordinator);
- Highlights of the analytical method development work within ACEnano (Frank von der Kammer, University of Vienna);
- Method benchmarking and interlaboratory comparison for method evaluation (Stephen Lofts, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology);
- The ACEnano Toolbox: tools for stakeholders to evaluate or apply nanomaterial analytical methods (Ruud Peters, Wageningen Food Safety Research/Barry Hardy, Edelweiss Connect);
- Standardisation activities within ACEnano (Jörg Radnik, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)
This will be followed by a structured discussion based around these questions:
- To what extent has ACEnano achieved its aims? What difference has ACEnano made?
- What are the most useful outcomes of ACEnano for the nanosafety community?
- What are the future priorities for nanomaterial analysis – what issues should a follow-up project tackle?
There will also be an opportunity to discuss the project outcomes in more detail in an informal hour-long session following the formal end of the event at 17:30 CEST/16:30 BST, for those who are able to remain online.
Some useful links with more information on the project:
ACEnano Toolbox home page: http://www.acenano-project.eu/acenano-toolbox
ACEnano Knowledge Warehouse (requires registration and login): http://acenano.douglasconnect.com
ACEnano in a nutshell
ACEnano will introduce confidence, adaptability and clarity into nanomaterial risk assessment by developing a widely implementable and robust tiered approach to nanomaterials physicochemical characterisation that will simplify and facilitate contextual (hazard or exposure) description and its transcription into a reliable nanomaterials grouping framework.
This will be achieved by the creation of a “conceptual toolbox” including a tiered approach to cost efficient nanomaterials analysis that will facilitate decision-making in choice of techniques and SOPs, linked to a characterisation ontology framework for grouping and risk assessment.
ACEnano will initiate activities to support data collection, management, interpretation and delivery to a data warehouse for safe use & storage. It will thus underpin the future of nanomaterial quality control, labelling and anti-counterfeiting.