QualityNano, a project within the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, is a consortium of 28 European research laboratories with expertise in nanomaterials. They have been working since 2011 on a platform where best practices on nano-security can be optimally developed and shared.

As an Irish SME dedicated to research and development on advanced coatings, we encounter many technical challenges for which insufficient know-how is available in Ireland. However, the unique expertise that VITO offers via QualityNano made it possible for us to carry out preliminary studies on the wear and cytotoxicity of a nano-coating that we developed. Without this access to the VITO technical facilities and the expertise of its researchers, commercialisation of this product would have suffered a significant delay.
Hugh Hayden
Head R&D - Radical Coatings Ltd.