Centre of Technologies and Investigations of Nanomaterials (NAMUR+), 01.01.2017–31.12.2021
European Regional Development Fund projects No 2014‐2020.4.01.16‐0123.
Leader of the project: Tartu University, TU (Dr. V. Kisand). Partners: Tallinn University of Technology, TUT (Dr. M. Kauk-Kuusik) and National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, NICPB (Dr. A. Kahru). The total cost of the project is 1 782 135 EUR, and share of NICPB is 270 000 EUR. Project self-financing is 5%.
Main participants in the project (NICPB): Dr. K. Kasemets, Dr. I. Blinova, and Dr. V. Aruoja
The main aim of the project NAMUR+ is to establish the Estonian Research Infrastructure Roadmap object, a centre of excellence for the nanomaterials research and development, and their safety assessment bringing together projects partners’ already existing high-technology equipment and the equipment to be purchased in the future purchased. The centre of the nanomaterials will provide the research and development service and cooperation to the research institutions and as well to the industry.
One aim of the project is to update the infrastructure of the Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, NICPB – the leading partner for the nanosafety evaluation. The nanosafety and bio-interactions studies are prerequisite for the development of the novel perspective nanomaterials for the different applications, including the biomedical ones.
Results of Project
High-tech equipment complexes that enable studies in nanomaterials safety and bio-interactions have been procured and commissioned.
Qualified staff was trained for the implementation of the high-tech equipment for the nanosafety and nano-bio-interaction research and development.