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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: 29/06/2014 01:24:42
The date of the last annual update was: 29/06/2014 01:24:42

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Nanotechnology Industries Association



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

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

(+32) 493158959


Nanotechnology Industries Association
t: +32 28 505 983
m: +32 493 158 959
s: NIA-Friedrichs (skype)

Nanotechnology Industries Association (aisbl)
143 Avenue de Tervuren
1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Steffi Friedrichs

Director General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Steffi Friedrichs

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


- 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


NIA Staff is based in Belgium, UK, 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

450,000  € - 500,000  €

0 €

291,697 €

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.