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Profile of registrant

Nanotechnology Industries Association

Identification number in the register: 33561661927-40
Registration date: 29/06/09 16:49:14

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/06/13 23:43:35
The date of the last annual update was 16/06/13 23:43:35

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Nanotechnology Industries Association
Acronym: NIA
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Steffi Friedrichs
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Steffi Friedrichs
Position: Director General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 101 Avenue Louise 
Ixelles (Brussels) 1050
Telephone number: (+32) 23005933
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Nanotechnology Industries Association
t: +32 2300 5933
f: +32 2300 5938
m: +32 493 158 959

Nanotechnology Industries Association (aisbl)
101 Avenue Louise
1050 Brussels

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: NIA Staff is based in Belgium, UK, The Netherlands, and Portugal.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- 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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

We are working with a number of networks throughout Europea.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 04/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 450000  € - 500000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 291,697 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.