FutureNanoNeeds Survey on Future Nano-enabled Value Chains

FutureNanoNeeds (FNN) project aims at developing a novel framework to enable naming, classification, hazard and environmental impact assessment of the next generation nanomaterials prior to their widespread industrial use.

Within the project exemplar value chains have been selected and will be evaluated via FNN process as demonstrators.

FNN value chains include nanomaterials used in emerging nano-industry sectors, such as energy, electronics, transportation, etc.

We kindly ask for your contribution to:

  • Qualitatively estimate the research interest, the industrial and market potential and the social impact in medium term (by 2022) of the selected value chains.
  • Qualitatively identify the steps on the value chains where nanomaterial release may be critical (we call them hot-spots).
  • Agree or disagree on priorities for future European co-funded research and innovation activities identified by FNN Consortium.
  • Thank you for joining this survey! It will only take 20 minutes of your time.

    The data will be displayed in aggregate and in no case will be referred to the particular contributor that has provided them.

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    You can find information on FutureNanoNeeds on the project's website at https://www.futurenanoneeds.eu/

    SECTION A: EXPERT’s DESCRIPTION AND KNOW- HOW

    This section contains general questions aimed at identifying the expert’s profile and background.

    SECTION B: RESEARCH, INDUSTRIAL and SOCIAL INTEREST of FNN VALUE CHAINS

    This section contains questions that aim at estimating the research and industrial interest and social impact of FutureNanoNeeds value chains.

    B1

    How would you rate the research and technological interest of the selected value chains, for the next 5-10 years (considering potential for breakthrough innovations, promising technologies and advanced solutions etc.)? Please rate them from 5 (very high interest) to 1 (very low interest)

    5 (very high)4 (high)3 (fair)2 (low)1 (very low)
    VC1: Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting (Perovskites, Zinc Oxides, Titanium dioxides, metal clusters )
    VC2: Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Metal oxides, amorphous Si, crystalline Si, silicon-carbon, silicon-graphite composites graphene, spinel-like materials.)
    VC3: Silicon based nanomaterials for thermoelectrics (Doped silicon, Chalcogenides (Bi2Te3), Skutterudites, half-Heuslers, Silicides and other)
    VC4: Nanomaterials for industrial and transportation lubricants (Inorganic fullerenes (MoS2, WS2), Graphene flakes, graphite oxide, Doped ceria, Boron nitride)
    VC5: Nanomaterials for Additive Manufacturing (Nanomaterials for 3D printing inks)
    VC6: Semi-conductive, luminescent nanomaterials for display technologies (Quantum dots, metal clusters)
    VC7: Nanowires for electronic applications (PV cells, OLED, touch displays) (Silver or iron nanowires)
    VC8: Nano-enabled antimicrobial coatings for industrial applications (Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silver nanoparticles or atomic clusters, Cerium ions and oxides.)
    B2

    How would you rate the industrial and market interest of the selected value chains, for the next 5-10 years (considering potential market size and estimated growth, interest for European industries and SMEs, potential for European job creation etc.)? Please rate them from 5 (very high interest) to 1 (very low interest)

    5 (very high)4 (high)3 (fair)2 (low)1 (very low)
    VC1: Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting (Perovskites, Zinc Oxides, Titanium dioxides, metal clusters )
    VC2: Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Metal oxides, amorphous Si, crystalline Si, silicon-carbon, silicon-graphite composites graphene, spinel-like materials.)
    VC3: Silicon based nanomaterials for thermoelectrics (Doped silicon, Chalcogenides (Bi2Te3), Skutterudites, half-Heuslers, Silicides and other)
    VC4: Nanomaterials for industrial and transportation lubricants (Inorganic fullerenes (MoS2, WS2), Graphene flakes, graphite oxide, Doped ceria, Boron nitride)
    VC5: Nanomaterials for Additive Manufacturing (Nanomaterials for 3D printing inks)
    VC6: Semi-conductive, luminescent nanomaterials for display technologies (Quantum dots, metal clusters)
    VC7: Nanowires for electronic applications (PV cells, OLED, touch displays) (Silver or iron nanowires)
    VC8: Nano-enabled antimicrobial coatings for industrial applications (Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silver nanoparticles or atomic clusters, Cerium ions and oxides.)
    B3

    How would you rate the social impact of the selected value chains, for the next 5-10 years (considering contribution to greener and sustainable products and processes, greener energy, efficient use of resources and energy, contribution to health and wellbeing, contribution to smart transportation etc.)? Please rate them from 5 (very high interest) to 1 (very low interest)

    5 (very high)4 (high)3 (fair)2 (low)1 (very low)
    VC1: Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting (Perovskites, Zinc Oxides, Titanium dioxides, metal clusters )
    VC2: Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Metal oxides, amorphous Si, crystalline Si, silicon-carbon, silicon-graphite composites graphene, spinel-like materials.)
    VC3: Silicon based nanomaterials for thermoelectrics (Doped silicon, Chalcogenides (Bi2Te3), Skutterudites, half-Heuslers, Silicides and other)
    VC4: Nanomaterials for industrial and transportation lubricants (Inorganic fullerenes (MoS2, WS2), Graphene flakes, graphite oxide, Doped ceria, Boron nitride)
    VC5: Nanomaterials for Additive Manufacturing (Nanomaterials for 3D printing inks)
    VC6: Semi-conductive, luminescent nanomaterials for display technologies (Quantum dots, metal clusters)
    VC7: Nanowires for electronic applications (PV cells, OLED, touch displays) (Silver or iron nanowires)
    VC8: Nano-enabled antimicrobial coatings for industrial applications (Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silver nanoparticles or atomic clusters, Cerium ions and oxides.)
    SECTION C: ESTIMATION OF VALUE CHAIN HOT SPOTS

    This section contains questions that aim at estimating where are the “hot spots” along the selected value chains, i.e. the likely points of exposure to nanomaterials during the life cycle.

    C1

    Please select the steps of the value chains where you estimate there are “hot spots”, i.e. the likely points of exposure to nanomaterials for workers, users and citizens at large.

    Nanomaterial synthesis Other manufacturing processes Component Production Assembly of the Final Product Transportation and Use Disposal and Recycling
    SECTION D: FEEDBACKS ON DRAFT POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

    This section contains questions that aim at providing feedback on priorities for future European co-funded research and innovation activities identified by FNN Consortium.

    D1

    Do you agree or disagree on the need for the following research and innovation activities, to be developed in co-funded European projects in the short term (up to 2019)?

    Please rate them from 5 (I strongly agree. There is very high need for such activity) to 1 (strongly disagree, very little need for such activity).

    5 (strongly agree)4 (agree)3 (neither agree nor disagree)2 (disagree)1 (strongly disagree)
    EU and International Cooperation for the development of added-value, low cost and eco-friendly nano-related products adopting "safety by design" approach in high impact sectors
    Evaluation of toxicity, occupational and consumer exposure of nanomaterials in value chains of industrial interest
    Focus on end-of-life aspects of nanomaterials (including environmental fate, waste management, recycling and nanomaterial transformation)
    Development of tools, techniques and related standards for nanoparticle and nanocoatings characterization, performance evaluation, quality control and assessment of personal exposure for industrial value chains
    Proof of concept of safety risk assessment and management on pilot line products, including promotion of standards /SOPs as well as collective /personal protective equipment for safe material handling and disposal
    Modelling and Simulations of nanomaterial behaviour and of the whole systems, including effective integration of available state of the art available computational tools
    Effective communication and dialogue with the EU society on the social and economic impact of nano.
    Evaluation of added-value and future opportunities related to future nanomaterials in selected value chains
    D2

    Do you agree or disagree on the need for the following research and innovation activities, to be developed in co-funded European projects in the medium term (up to 2022)?

    Please rate them from 5 (I strongly agree. There is very high need for such suggested action) to 1 (strongly disagree, very little need for such action).

    5 (strongly agree)4 (agree)3 (neither agree nor disagree)2 (disagree)1 (strongly disagree)
    Joint EU & MS activity to promote appropriate level of regulation to address EHS issues while supporting innovation
    Pilot lines for industrial manufacturing and integration of innovative nanomaterials for consumer electronics
    Pilot lines for industrial manufacturing and integration of innovative nanomaterials for electrical storage
    Pilot lines for industrial manufacturing and integration of innovative nanomaterials for electrical and thermoelectrical generators
    Pilot lines for production of nano-enabled surfaces and functional coatings for novel applications
    Low-cost and safe industrial manufacturing of lubricants for transportation and manufacturing sectors
    Large scale demonstrators on nano-enabled surface technologies for air and water purification with the involvement of European municipalities
    Networking and coordination activities to promote certification of nanomaterials throughout the whole manufacture chain in the production of water and air purification system
    SECTION E: OTHER COMMENTS

    Please feel free to provide your comments.