2.1 – Risk governance and management of innovation

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 2: Innovative industry for citizens

Session 2.1 – Risk governance and management of innovation

30 October 2018, 13:30-14:30, room STRAUSS 2

Managing the risks of every emerging technology is of key importance for its societal acceptance and consequent development. Significant progress has been achieved on the safety of some technologies (like nanotechnology) including how to transfer this knowledge effectively into regulation. However, bringing more emerging technologies to market level requires transdisciplinary risk governance. The understanding of risk, its management practice and the societal risk perception by all stakeholders will be discussed.

Please find below the speakers, who will contribute to this session (The speakers’ order might not correspond to the order within the sessions!):

Moderator: Daan Schuurbiers, De Proeffabriek

Rapporteur: Wim Cuypers

Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Project coordinator
Nanoscience NanoMILE & ACEnano

Tom Van Teunenbroek


Abdelqader Sumrein

Scientific Officer
European Chemicals Agency and EU Observatory on Nanomaterials (EUON)

Philippe Hubert

Director of the Chronic Risk Division
INERIS institute