The National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64) hopes to be able to bridge the gaps in our current knowledge on nanomaterials.
Opportunities and risks for human health and the environment in relation to the manufacture, use and disposal of synthetic nanomaterials need to be better understood. This programme exclusively studies synthetic nanomaterials.
Funding for NRP 64 is CHF 12 million, for years of research. Research work started in December 2010.