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Nanotechnology Industries Association

Identification number in the register: 33561661927-40
Registration date: 29/06/2009 16:49:14

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/05/2015 20:21:33
The date of the last annual update was: 12/03/2015 11:08:51
Next update due latest on: 12/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Nanotechnology Industries Association



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Avenue de Tervueren, 143 143
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Bruxelles 1150


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  David Carlander

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  David Carlander

Director General

    Goals / remit

Our Mission

NIA - The Voice of the Nanotechnology Industries

The NIA, Nanotechnology Industries Association, is the sector-independent, responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chains; it supports the ongoing innovation and commercialisation of the next generation of technologies and promotes their safe and reliable advancement.

The NIA stands for:
- a framework of shared principles for the safe, sustainable and socially supportive development and use of nanotechnologies,
- a publically and regulatory supportive environment for the continuing advancement and establishment of nanotechnology innovation

The NIA provides:
- Support to the nanotechnology industries through:
o identification, forecasting and roadmapping of unique areas of competitive advantage using nanotechnologies
o incorporation of nanotechnologies as enabling technologies that help advance existing markets and develop new market opportunities
o collaboration with sector- and market-specific industry interest groups
o information on global developments in nanotechnology policy, regulation, and legislation
o development and consolidation of timely industries perspectives
o publication of position papers and statements

- Support to regulators and policy makers through:
o development of consolidated positions and statement of the nanotechnologies industries
o assistance in developing nanotechnology policies through clarifying the potential of nanotechnologies as part of a net risk/benefit equation

- Support to the public and multistakeholder audiences:
o clarification and demystification of nanotechnologies in the public eye
o collaboration with key stakeholder groups to consolidate opposing views
o securing safe and responsible nanotechnologies innovation and commercialisation
o interaction with the media to secure an objective and balances representation of nanotechnologies.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

REACH, RoHS/WEEE, Novel Foods, Food information for consumers, Cosmetics, medical devices

vice-chair of BIAC representation to the OECD WPMN




New and Emerging Technologies (in) Medical Devices



- conduct of several research projects in nanomaterial risk/hazard assessment.
- conduct of European Commission contract work: REACH review
- support of Commission initaitives: stakeholder debates, regulatory reviews, etc.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 3  



NIA Staff is based in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Portugal.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

We are working with a number of networks throughout Europe.

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

100,000 € - 199,999 €

0 €

no procurement

350,131 €


The NIA intiates and supports public private partnerships in nanomaterials risk/hazard assessment.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.