Our track record
The Institute has participated in a number of publicly funded projects as well as delivering consultancy services to different organisations:
NMP ScoreboardEC contract --- 2010-2012
Qualitative and quantitative analysis and benchmarking of nanotechnology, new and advanced materials, manufacturing and production processes.
International NanoMicroClub (INMC)UK government contract --- 2010-2011
Supporting UK micro and nanotechnology SME entry into new markets (US, Russia, and Japan).
NanoSustainFP7 project --- 2010-2013
Life-cycle analysis of 4 different classes of nanomaterials (CNT resins, nanocellulose, ZnO and TiO). Providing training and support for industry in these matters.
observatoryNANOFP7 project --- 2008-2012
Analysis of key emerging scientific and technical developments of nanotechnology and their socio-economic benefits. In addition, reviewing ethical and societal aspects and EHS issues, for the purpose of supporting policy and decision makers. 4m euro total budget, IoN lead contractor.
Nanomaterials SurveyEuropean Space Agency --- 2008-2010
Survey of nanotechnology capabilities and capacities in Europe for the aerospace industry, including a worldwide inventory of nanomaterials currently used as research tools and/or in industrial production, mapping European capabilities in these areas and identifying gaps.
FramingNanoFP7 project --- 2008-2010
An international multi-stakeholder dialogue platform leading to framing the responsible development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. IoN responsible for website development and online tools, data collection and analysis and organisation of workshops.
ENRHESFP7 project --- 2008-2009
Review of health and environmental safety of engineered nanoparticles. IoN responsible for industry survey.
A Nanotechnology and Materials Strategy for Scottish IndustryScottish Enterprise funded project --- 2008
Identification of those emerging nanotechnologies that are expected to impact on Scotland's national and regional priority industries.
NanoRoadMapFP6 project --- 2005-2007
Provided roadmaps on nanotechnology developments in materials, health and medicine, and energy. IoN responsible for energy sector (PV, TE, storage, and insulation).
EuroIndiaNetFP6 project --- 2005-2007
To bridge the gap between Europe and India's nanotechnology knowledge bases and provide a better understanding of innovative support structures, training programmes and government policies.
NanoforumFP5 project --- 2002-2007
Provided analysis of nanotechnology developments in different industrial sectors and support to business through industry events and workshops. 2.7m euro total budget, IoN lead contractor.
ICPC-NanoNetFP7 project --- 2008-2012
Focuses on analysis of nanotechnology development and government policy in countries across the globe through webinars and live webcasts, and consolidation through databases and annual workshops.