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NanoLille Day - Production, activities and uses of "nanos": the conditions of trust

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News regularly reminds us that the development of nanomaterials is not without health and environmental risks. Nevertheless, some nanomaterials have interesting applications for society, for example in the manufacture of resistant materials, energy storage, depollution or medicine. So how can we decide between risks and benefits? How can we assess and anticipate the effects of nanoparticles and nanomaterials on human health and the environment? What knowledge is required today to develop appropriate regulation? How can industry, researchers, public authorities and civil society cooperate in the search for sustainable solutions for the justified and socially acceptable development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies?
 
These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the NanoLille day, organized Friday, March 10 at Lilliad in Villeneuve d'Ascq near Lille.
This discussion day is aimed at all actors involved in nanotechnologies or interested in their development and their social and economic implications. It aims to provide a particularly well-informed overview of the available knowledge and gaps in each of the fields concerned by the development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, and to promote collective reflection capable of setting out the prerequisites for the sustainable and responsible development of these new technologies.

Program

- 14h-16h - 5 workshops of 2 hours interdisciplinary and participatory in parallel
1 - How can nanoproducts be designed differently?
"Safe by design, ecodesign, process and product engineering, life cycle assessment (LCA), substitution-replacement, stakeholder inclusion, ... What solutions for global low-risk products?
With : Jean-François Perrin, Nanomakers; Claire Tutenuit, Entreprises pour l'environnement (EpE); Franck Dumeignil, Catalysis and Solid State Chemistry Unit, University of Lille 1, CNRS.
 
2 - Categorizing nanomaterials?
Can nanomaterials be grouped according to their characteristics and effects in order to go beyond "case by case"?
With : Sylvie Chevillard, CEA; Emeric Fréjafon, Ineris; Franck Vandenbulke or Sébastien Lemière, LGCgE, University of Lille 1; Bruno Fénéon, Michelin (to be confirmed).
 
3 - Regulations, standardization, good practices: the relevant tools
What policy and legal tools should be promoted to facilitate the safe and sustainable development of nanotechnology?
With : Daniel Bernard, Afnor, President of the AFNOR X457 Nanotechnologies Commission; Caroline Petigny, BASF France; Alexis Vlandas, IEMN, Université Lille 1, CNRS.
 
4 - Organizing the protection of personnel
How can we systematize a flawless organization of personnel protection in all spaces and opportunities for confrontation with nanomaterials in a professional context, throughout their life cycle?
With : Patrick Richard, Organisme professionnel de prévention du bâtiment et des travaux publics (OPPBTP) ; Steeve Abella, Décathlon ; Myriam Ricaud, Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS) ; Aida Ponce, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).
 
5 - Tomorrow, what to do with the new nano-bio products?
The innovation trends linked to the Nano-bioinformatics-cognitive sciences (NBIC) convergence raise ethical and political questions that need to be anticipated.
With : Françoise Roure, General Council for the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technology; Bernard Vandenbunder, Emeritus Research Director at Lille 1; François Berger, Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN).
 
- 16h30-18h - Summary of the workshops and global synthesis
 

Rates : 
Researchers, industrialists, public authorities: 30 €.
NGOs, students, citizens: 15 €; free on request.
 
Contact : forum[at]nanoresp.fr
 

 
Location : Lilliad -Learning Center Innovation, 2 Avenue Jean Perrin - Villeneuve-d'Ascq

 
The organizers:
 
The NanoRESP Forum (www.nanoresp.fr) is a multi-stakeholder dialogue dynamic (industry, academia, associations, public authorities) on nanotechnologies initiated in 2013. Supported by a public-private alliance, it enables the development of a cooperative vigilance on controversies and the search for responsible practices in a context of uncertainty.
The Nanoscoope project (http://nanoscoope.iemn.univ-lille1.fr/) is a researcher-citizen project funded by the Hauts-de-France Region. Since 2013, it has been organising multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary consultation workshops on the various challenges of nanotechnology development. Nanoscoope has joined other partners to organise this event on 10 March, which is the closing event in this form.
The National Laboratory for Metrology and Testing (LNE, http://www.lne.fr/), a public establishment of an industrial and commercial nature (EPIC), is the national reference laboratory for industry in the field of measurements (metrology). It is attached to the Ministry of Industry.
The General Directorate of Enterprises (DGE) of the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs (http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/) is to develop the competitiveness and growth of enterprises in industry and services, in particular by supporting and disseminating innovation with a view to sustainable growth and employment.
 

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