Established in 2005, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the only global industry-focused trade association for the nanotechnology sector. NIA s Membership consists of both established and up-and- coming companies from a wide variety of industrial sectors. Members of NIA benefit from it acting on their behalf in globally influential fora and by providing science- and technology-based expertise through exclusive documents, alerts and articles about contemporary nano-developments and events.
Constant involvement in a number of international organisations and fora, such as the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology, ISO/TC 229, CEN/TC 352 and other national and international advisory groups and standardisation committees means that NIA can disseminate the results of the project to regulatory and standards bodies, as well as to the general public. NIA is an observer in the European Commission CASG-Nano group and is an ECHA accredited stakeholder.
In caLIBRAte NIA will leader for WP 9 (Dissemination, Implementation and Exploitation) where the extensive NIA network will support engagement from relevant stakeholders. In WP6 (Life Cycle Value Chain Case Studies) NIA will actively engage with relevant industrial partners to provide input to the inventory of case studies for nano-enabled products.