Save the date for the 2nd Sustainable Nanotechnology School

2nd Sustainable Nanotechnology School

A practical approach for understanding the environmental, health and safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials to foster their sustainable applications

A SUN, MODENA COST and ECONANOSORB training school

University Ca’ Foscari Venice (Italy) – campus Via Torino
Sunday 24th – Friday 29th January 2016


School purpose: The achievement of safe nanoproducts requires an understanding of the properties, biological interactions, fate, risks and environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials. The 2nd Sustainable Nanotechnology School aims to transfer the state of the art knowledge on these aspects from key experts to the new generation nano environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals. In order to do so the school will highlight the best available experimental and modeling approaches and practices for physicochemical characterization, (eco)toxicity testing, exposure, risk, and lifecycle assessment of nanotechnologies, taking various stakeholder perspectives and ethical issues into account. The 2nd Sustainable Nanotechnology School will revisit and complement the knowledge transferred during the 1st edition of the school with a strong focus on laboratory and modelling exercises.

Save the date 24th – 29th January 2016 on your calendar!

Expect the first draft of the programme and other updates in July 2015 on the school web page:!

Save the date for MARINA NanoMICEX SUN Knowledge Foundation Workshop

SUN is co-organizing the MARINA NanoMICEX SUN Knowledge Foundation Workshop

11 March 2015 

Venice, Italy

The aim of the workshop is to highlight the results achieved in the two long-term FP7 projects MARINA and nanoMICEX, which will end in October and March 2015, respectively, with a view to pool and discuss the projects’ outcomes for their application in the SUN project in particular, and their consideration in future research programmes in general.

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Save the date for EU-US Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts – A Joint Workshop 2015

SUN is hosting the EU-US Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts – A Joint Workshop 2015

12 – 13 March 2015 

Venice, Italy

The US-EU dialogue, bridging nanoEHS research, has three goals:

  • Engage in an active discussion about environmental, health, and safety questions for nano-enabled products;
  • Encourage joint programs of work that would leverage resources;
  • Support the Communities of Research;

The purpose of Joint Workshop between the European Union and the United States is to further promote and deepen the EU-U.S. collaboration on nanosafety research. The aim is also to develop the Communities of Research (CoR) collaboration and to bring them to a new level of activity.

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Save the Date: Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference 2015

Save the Date

Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference 2015

9-11 March 2015

Venice, Italy

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss research findings that lie in the interface of nanotechnology and sustainability. Our view of sustainability includes not only its environmental dimensions, but also the societal and economic ones. The conference program will address the critical aspects of sustainable nanotechnology such as life cycle thinking; environmental release and fate of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) ; environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs; environmental and human health impacts of ENMs;  safe production, handling and disposal of ENMs; regulatory and industrial decision support for sustainable nanotechnology; nanotechnology applications for sustainability; societal implications of nanotechnology; curriculum and training for sustainable nanotechnology.

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference is being jointly organized by the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization, a USA based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable nanotechnology, and two large EU FP7 nanosafety projects SUN and GUIDENANO. Perspectives on the implications and applications of nanotechnology will be provided by leading experts in EU and USA. We also hope to foster new multi-sector collaborations in nanotechnology.


Abstracts for Oral or Poster: December 10, 2014
Student Award: December 10, 2014
Conference Registration January 12, 2015
Hotel Registration: January 9, 2015
Late Conference Registration: January 13, 2015


Register for the Conference here

Submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster here