NRP 64 Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials

The topic proposed by NRP 64 "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" was of paramount importance both from the scientific and the economic point of view. A variety of research activities have been launched on an international level.

Switzerland was compelled to continue developing its expertise and competence in this area, above all by participating in the development of new nanoproducts, of new methods of determining the danger from such products and in the standardization and regulation of the use of nanomaterials.

Facts & figures
Overall fundingCHF 12'000'000
​Period of research5 years
​​President of the Steering Committee​Peter Gehr, University of Berne
​Head of Knowledge transfer​Mark Bächer, Life Science Communication AG, Küsnacht
Programme co-ordinator​Marjory Hunt, SNSF
Call for proposalsAutumn 2009