Partner project HARMLESS

Advanced high aspect ratio and multicomponent materials: towards comprehensive intelligent testing and Safe-by-Design strategies

In the past decade public and private researchers spent great efforts on nanosafety research. This helped to establish nanotechnology on key markets and it inspired nano-specific regulatory approaches. Still, current product designs and regulations may be outpaced by the development of next generation advanced (nano-)materials.

HARMLESS develops a novel, multifaceted Safe Innovation Approach (SIA) to Multi-Component, NanoMaterials (MCNM) and High Aspect Ratio Nanoparticles (HARNs) by integrating a toolbox of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs). To ensure that industries, including SMEs, pick up our approach, we create a user-friendly decision support system (DSS) and validate it iteratively at scale in different case studies.

Introduction to HARMLESS

HARMLESS is a 4 year project funded by the European Commission within Horizon2020 (Grant Agreement 953183; 2021 - 2025).