The initiative to create the Greek nanosafety platform emerged following discussions to forge closer collaborations between teams from:

The founding members have significant collective expertise on nanomaterial properties evaluation, occupational safety, hazard assessment, nanotoxicology and nanoinformatics, gained through participation in national and european projects, service provision and consultation to state authorities.

Current situation in Greece:
    ● Lack of a National Hub raising the awareness of Academics, Researchers, Industrial partners, Medical Specialists, Clinicians, Citizens etc. regarding nanomaterials and the management of their risks
    ● Need for guidance regarding the implementation of knowhow and the foreseen regulations on the safe handling and use of nanomaterials
    ● Need for an extensive national repository of:
        ○ Companies manufacturing or processing nanomaterials or handling nanomaterial products
        ○ Facilities and infrastructure to conduct hazard, exposure and toxicological studies in Greece
        ○ Researchers and academics with expertise on the various aspects of nanomaterial risks and the development of strategies to mitigate them
        ○ Corporative executives with expertise on specialized nanomaterial applications etc.


Statutory and coordinated response towards the impact of nanomaterials on safety during production, transfer, use and product disposal to the environment, as well as on public health and environmental sustainability, that have not yet been reflected to international and national safety regulations.

Connection of the laboratorial, with the commercial and legal framework / standardization of nanosafety in Greece, to actively respond to international and national requirements to manage risks thoughout the life cycle, using specialised expertise from distinguished academic scientists and corporative executives.

Refinement of nanomaterial and nanostructure definitions following the European standards.

Main sectors of interest:

        • Industrial materials
        • Food
        • Cosmetics
        • Insecticides / pesticides / fungicides
        • Pharmaceuticals
        • Medical devices
        • Packaging
        • Occupational safety and hygiene

The GR-NSP initiative


The governing members coordinate consecutively per year. Modification of governing members requires unanimous decision of the governing members or an absolute majority of members


Members could be: Institutes, Organizations, Companies, Universities, Industries, Individuals. Registration of a new member requires unanimous decision of the governing members or an absolute majority of all members. GR-NSP meets at least once per year, as well as whenever issues arise.

Sources of funds

Own resources, participation in funded projects (networking activities). Provision of advanced technical and consultancy services to industry and state agencies.

News & Events

Νανοασφάλεια – Ανασκόπηση δράσεων σε Ευρωπαϊκό και εθνικό επίπεδο

Έφη Μαρκουλάκη. «Νανοασφάλεια – Ανασκόπηση δράσεων σε Ευρωπαϊκό και εθνικό επίπεδο», 2ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για την Υγεία και την Ασφάλεια στην Εργασία, 18-19 Νοεμβρίου 2019, Αθήνα (Οργάνωση: Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Υγιεινής και Ασφάλειας της Εργασίας – Read more…

Συνεδρία σε Ασφάλεια, Ποιότητα και Αποτελεσματικότητα

Έφη Μαρκουλάκη. «Νανοασφάλεια – Ανασκόπηση δράσεων σε Ευρωπαϊκό και εθνικό επίπεδο», «Εφαρμοσμένη Νανοτεχνολογία στις Επιστήμες Υγείας και του Περιβάλλοντος», Συνεδρία σε Ασφάλεια, Ποιότητα και Αποτελεσματικότητα – Κανονιστικό πλαίσιο, 30 Ιουνίου 2019, Ινστιτούτο Τεχνολογίας & Έρευνας, Read more…


Παρουσίαση με τίτλο «Νανοασφάλεια – Ανασκόπηση δράσεων σε Ευρωπαϊκό και εθνικό επίπεδο / Nanosafety – Review of actions at European and National Level» στα πλαίσια της συνάντησης εργασίας που διοργανώνεται στην Κρήτη, από το ΙΤΕ Read more…


Management of nanomaterial risks on health, safety and environment, 6th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation, NCSR DEMOKRITOS, 10 July 2018, Athens (speakers from EC, NSC, CEN, NIA, Greek industry & participants from the Read more…

EC4SafeNano Workshop 2

Blueprint for National Nanosafety Centres Development & Sustainability, International Conference nanoSAFE 2018, 5 November 2018, Grenoble

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