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Risk governance framework for nano-materials

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Innovation topic

Enabling tech & components

Date of analysis

Innovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 06/04/2019

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    This innovation was assessed by the JRC’s Market Creation Potential indicator framework as having a “Moderate” level of Market Creation Potential. Only innovations that are showing multiple signals of market creation potential are assigned a value under this indicator system.

    Project

    This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project caLIBRAte. Details of this project are provided below:

    Project acronym: caLIBRAte

    Project Title: Performance testing, calibration and implementation of a next generation system-of-systems Risk Governance Framework for nanomaterials

    Project description: The objective of the caLIBRAte project is to establish a state-of-the-art versatile Risk Governance framework for assessment and management of human and environmental risks of MN and MN-enabled products. The framework will be a web-based “system-of-systems” linking different models and methods for: 1) screening of apparent and perceived risks and trends in nanotechnology, 2) control banding, qualitative and fully integrated predictive quantitative risk assessment operational at different information levels, 3) safety-by-design and multi-criteria decision support methods, 4) risk surveillance, -management and -guidance documents. The risk management framework will support assessments of emerging and existing MN and MN-enabled products following the recent ISO31000 risk governance framework, as well as safety in innovation by matching models to the principle innovation steps in the “Cooper Stage-Gate®” product innovation model Control banding tools and quantitative models will be subject to sensitivity analysis and performance testing followed by a revision as needed. After revision the models will again be analyzed by sensitivity testing, calibration, performance tested to establish the uncertainties. After calibration, the models will be part of the framework, which will be demonstrated by case studies. Stakeholders will be involved for defining the user requirements of the framework and will receive training in the framework at the end. The caLIBRAte project proposal answers to the call of NMP30-2015: Next generation tools for risk governance of MNs. The project is specifically designed to address the key challenges defined in the scope of the call text. There is particular focus on model revision, calibration and demonstration of existing models and methods that support the risk governance framework in regards to safe innovation and already implemented nanomaterials. Next generation computational exposure assessment and -toxicology is anticipated in the framework

    Project end date: 31/10/2019

    More info:

    • Read more about this project on CORDIS (find names of contact persons and their phone numbers on the CORDIS page)

    • Details of this project on the Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Key Innovator(s)

    MISVIK BIOLOGY OY

    TURKU, FI

    Small or Medium Enterprise

    DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO

    KOBENHAVN, DK

    Higher Education Institute / Research Centre

    Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH

    STUTTGART, DE

    Small or Medium Enterprise