The scarcity of clean water and raw materials are key drivers for nano-enabled solutions developed at INL. Digital platforms AI-enabled using nanotechnology are developed at INL to eliminate environmental risks such as water pollution, air contamination, and endangerment of biodiversity by invasive species.
Less than 1% of the water on Earth is non-saline and available for human consumption. The United Nations report that about 6 billion people will suffer from water scarcity by 2050. On the other hand, human activities are increasing pollution of our air and waters, accounting for the most important causes of worldwide mortalities during the year.
These challenges motivate INL every day to develop programs towards meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6: ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’, 13: ‘Climate Action’ and 14: ‘Life Below Water’.
We are working on the implementation of a circular economy and an improved land use, both facilitated by digitalisation, and the reduced impact in climate change. An overall driver for INL is ensuring human safety by reducing the risks associated with environmental contamination, including the potential risks generated with the developed nanosolutions.