SERENADE : a Safe by Design Project
Nanomaterials are expected to be a key to innovation breakthroughs and to lead to many new applications by 2020 and further. This lead manufacturers to develop sustainable processes of production, taking account safety and acceptance considerations since first steps of the design and during the entire production of new-generation nanomaterials.
SERENADE is a Labex, i.e.and Excellence laboratory funded for 8 years by the French "Investissements d'Avenir" project. Labex SERENADE aims to build a dynamic network of academic research laboratories and industries to design tomorrow’s nanomaterials that will be safer for both humans and the environment. SERENADE is not focussed only on the design phase, but addresses nanosafety during the entire life cycle of nanoproducts, from the earliest production stages (pristine nanoparticles) to the end-of-life (recycling, disposal).
SERENADE prepares the future: it will develop lasting concepts, processes and tools and also train a new generation of scientists and skilled workers.