Consortium overview

NanoFATE's multi-disciplinary consortium consisted of 12 partners from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK. Inputs were provided by research organizations and industries from the Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia.

NanoFATE was made possible only by bringing together a critical mass of internationally recognised researchers with complementary expertise from different disciplines. Importantly, expertise from both the physical and biological sciences was represented. The consortium included scientists with expertise in theoretical aspects of nanoscience, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology and risk assessment. Together they brought the needed experimental, analytical, modelling and dissemination skills required for successful delivery of the project workplan.

The consortium contained some of Europe’s leading scientists in their respective fields, internationally well connected and holding key positions within research disciplines relevant to the objectives of the project. Project participants also were leaders in internationally and/or commercially focussed science projects in the nanotechnology, nanosafety and human or ecological risk assessment areas, making a substantial contribution to developments in the field.

NanoFATE gave particular attention to developing collaborative links with world leading nanoscience (especially nanosafety) and environmental science laboratories (especially those currently conducting research on ENPs) in regions beyond Europe (USA, Canada, Asia, Australasia). The relationships developed throughout the course of the NanoFATE work are consolidated at project's end in 2014 by new joint endeavours, up and running or in the form of new project proposals.

Consult our IMPACT page to learn of the new skills and methods on offer by NanoFATE partners.