Nanotechnology Industries Association
Established in 2005, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the only global industry-focused trade association for the nanotechnology sector. NIA’s Membership consists of both established and up-and-coming companies from a wide variety of industrial sectors.
Members of NIA benefit from it acting on their behalf in globally influential fora and by providing science- and technology-based expertise through exclusive documents, alerts and articles about contemporary nano-developments and events.
Bundesinstitut für Risikobwertung (BfR)
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the independent scientific body of the Federal Republic of Germany that prepares expert reports and opinions on issues related to food and feed safety and consumer health protection. The assessments are conducted according to internationally recognised scientific assessment criteria. Based on risk analysis, the BfR provides suggestions for risk reduction. In principle, the results of risk assessment procedures are publicly accessible whilst maintaining the confidentiality of protected data. It is engaged in scientific cooperation with other international organisations involved in consumer health protection and food safety throughout the world. One focus of its work is to cooperate with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as well as the actively involvement in different OECD groups and REACH assessment processes.
Ecsite is the only Europe-wide network organisation that links science centres and museums, natural history museums, zoos, aquariums, universities and research organisations in Europe as active members. The common thread uniting these institutions is a commitment to public engagement, communicating science through accessible, interactive exhibits and programmes. Founded more than 20 years ago, Ecsite connects member institutions through projects and activities and facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practice on current issues.
PlayGen is an integrated R&D studio creating playful solutions that engage the audience, measure competencies and attitudes, influence behaviour, and inspire action.
Studio HB is an Amsterdam based design- & visual communication studio, founded and directed by Hannie van den Bergh.
For more than 20 years Studio HB has supported organizations in both profit and non-profit sectors to realize an accurate communication and visual output. Studio HB sees visual communication not only as an applied discipline, but as a vehicle for imagination, storytelling and interactivity. Cooperation and creative dialogue are the essence of a fruitful collaboration with the client.
Studio HB combines self-initiated projects and applied work. Consequently the studio developed an innovative and flexible approach towards visual communication.
Tomato is one of the world’s leading visualisation companies, having worked with artists through to government agencies, tailoring their client’s messages and providing an outlet for communication that maximises engagement of the target audiences. As such it is uniquely suited to not only leading the development of the visualisation tools needed by the project for WP2, but also in designing the project’s branding and message.
University of Leeds
The University of Leeds was founded in 1904 in the Yorkshire region of the UK. With 31,000 students, and 6,500 staff, Leeds is in the top 100 universities in the world. Its annual research income is €156m.
Since 2003, The University of Leeds has run an undergraduate course in Nanotechnology, the first of its kind in the UK. As well as the scientific elements of nanotechnology, this interdisciplinary course also covers the social, ethical and environmental aspects of the field.
Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI)
ZSI is a private non-profit research organisation, established 1990 as an association according to Austrian law with officially recognized common public interest. It is among Austria’s largest social science organisations, and is Austria’s most successful social scientific research institute in FP7. Its major funders and clients are ministries, municipalities, European Commission, OECD, ILO, other public bodies and NGOs. ZSI performs project-based agency functions for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research in promotion and support of international STI cooperation. The motto of ZSI is “that all innovations are socially relevant”, because they emerge from a certain background in society and have impact on particular societal entities.
De Proeffabriek (DPF)
De Proeffabriek (DPF) will provide key support in WP1, due to its background in running roundtable discussions with a vast variety of science stakeholders and audiences. In this it will be support the expert interviews, and stakeholder enquiries and consultation being run in the WP.