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.
Case studies Performing case studies allows to test, verify and improve our Safe-by-Design and Safe Innovation Approaches in different industrial sectors. Close collaboration with industry from the beginning of the project enables continuous feedback to better target our decision support system.
Introduction to HARMLESS
HARMLESS is a 4 year project funded by the European Commission within Horizon2020 (Grant Agreement 953183; 2021 - 2025).