Unlike other nano-environmental, health and safety (EHS) projects advancing the understanding of the properties, interactions, fate, impacts and risks of nanomaterials, SUN was envisioned to walk down the road from scientific implications to industrial applications while at the same time inform regulatory oversight.
The SUN research process integrates the bottom-up generation of nano-EHS data and methods with the top-down design of a Decision Support System (DSS) for practical use by industries and regulators.
The SUN industrial partners will test the DSS against supply chains of real products. This validation will culminate in guidelines for safe nanoscale product and process design. In addition SUN will identify needs for future research and assign priorities for current regulation. We will work with major international stakeholders to implement the SUN results into practice and regulation.