The Nanodatabase is developed by the DTU Environment, the Danish Ecological Council and Danish Consumer Council.


DTU Environment is responsible for the development of the database, the data collection, the scientific assessments of the nanomaterials used in the various consumer products and the NanoRiskCat categorization. The Nanodatabase is ‘living’ and will be amended as new data appears. The academic content of The Nanodatabase will be updated by DTU Environment through renewed searches in the scientific literature and input from the users of the database, producers and authorities.

Contact person is Steffen Foss


The Danish Ecological Council has contributed with expert knowledge in the field of nanotechnology and has been co-author on most texts. The Danish Ecological Council has great knowledge in the field of chemicals and has in the last decades contributed greatly in the Danish and international debate, and has managed to sustain a political focus on chemical policy. 

Contact person is Lone 

The Danish Consumer Council has also worked for many years with the chemical issue, focusing on banning harmful chemicals in consumer products. Our monthly magazine ‘Think’ had a major theme on Nanotchnology in the May 2012 issue. The Danish Consumer Council has developed the database and its technical parts and will continue to maintain nano.tæ, and ensure that the database is constantly expanding with more products. 

Contact person is Claus Jø 



Between 2011-2014, The Nanodatabase was partially funded by the European Research Council through the project EnvNano - Environmental Effects and Risk Evaluation of Engineered Nanomaterials (grant no. 281579) and partially by the Danish Consumer Council and by the Villum Foundation (project nr. VKR022070). 

During the period of 2013 and 2018, The Nanodatabase was partially funded by the European Commission's FP7 project Sustainable Nanotechnologies (Grant agreement ID: 604305) and partially by the NanoWASTE project funded by the Norwegian Research Council (238972/O70).

In 2019, The Nanodatabase was funded by the caLIBRAte project funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement 686239).

Since 2020, The Nanodatabase has been funded by Mistra Environmental Nanosafety Phase II