As part of the Call for Projects Sesame Filières PIA, launched by the State and the Ile-de-France Region and aimed at supporting the structuring of economic sectors and strengthening the scientific and technological competitiveness of the Ile-de-France, the Innovation Centre NanoMesureFrance carried by the LNE has just been selected. This centre of national ambition will contribute to the structuring of an industrial sector of nanomaterials and to the decommissioning between sectors.
Thanks to support from the Ile-de-France region to the tune of 1.2 million euros over three years, including 500,000 euros in grants, the NanoMesureFrance innovation centre will present itself as a unique access in France, and in particular to the benefit of the industrial fabric of France, in terms of measuring, characterizing and evaluating nanomaterials.
It will propose various actions in support of safe and sustainable innovation approaches:
- Centralisation and dissemination of information (regulatory, standards, expertise, collaborations, call for projects, etc.) and good practices,
- Mapping the means available in France and pooling state-of-the-art equipment,
- Access via a single entry point to French expertise and means,
- Evaluation of the performance of technological bricks and the abilities of national actors on the measurement/characterization component (validation service),
- Creating a network to launch actions on the development, harmonization and validation of methodologies - new characterization and evaluation tools for nanomaterials and products containing research and development, quality control, risk assessment or the regulatory component,
- Transfer to standardization of methodologies developed to strengthen France's weight in the field,
- Investments and actions directed by network members to meet the needs of industrial partners.
A key player in the characterization of nanomaterials through its LNE-Nanotech institute, the LNE will coordinate this centre, which will work to disseminate best practices and create synergies with several key partners in the field (CNRS/C'Nano, INERIS, CEA...) in order to pool cutting-edge resources and gather complementary expertise. NanoMesureFrance's actions will be carried out in close contact with major initiatives in the field at European and international levels to support sustainable and responsible innovation through improved data quality and comparability.
The Association NanoMesureFrance will be created in the coming months to ensure strategic governance and the investment programme (1.7 million euros) of the NanoMesureFrance Centre. It will enable the support of the various stakeholders interested in sustainable and responsible innovation around nanomaterials.
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