By participating in Risk-GONE (Risk Governance of Nanotechnology), an EU H2020 project, Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC) cooperates with EU in development of nanotechnology safety instructions and nanomaterial standards.
Risk-GONE is an EU project in the field of nanomaterial safety, which was launched in January 2019, with five-million-dollar budget. Fifteen European countries as well as Iran and the United States are working in this project to provide nanomaterial instructions in order to support development of standards for safe use of nanomaterials.
Given the history of Iran in developing four ISO international nanotechnology standards, Risk-GONE project consortium invited Iran to participate in the project, and Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council joined the project as Iran’s representative.
The project is divided into six operational packages among which confirmation and optimization of nanomaterial characterization and classification methods (WP4), human risk assessment methods (WP5), and environmental risk assessment tools (WP6) are of special importance.
Iranian experts and scientists are involved in task forces No. 4 and 5 of the project. Two prominent Iranian universities are cooperating with INIC in the project implementation.