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 (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • The challenge of coupling the Safe by Design principle to the regulatory process of new NMBP Technologies
    Philippe Hubert, INERIS – Research centre
  • Strengthening the social value of nanotechnologies
    Daan Schuurbiers, De Proeffabriek
  • Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
    Abdelqader Sumrein, European Chemicals Agency and EU Observatory on Nanomaterials (EUON)
  • The role of research in supporting safe innovation in the nanotechnology industry
    Eva Valsami-Jones, NANOSAFETY Cluster
  • White paper on governance (Nanoreg and 7or prosafe)
    Tom Vanteunenbroek, Nanoreg

Moderator: Daan Schuurbiers, De Proeffabriek

Rapporteur: Wim Cuypers

Philippe Hubert

Director of the Chronic Risk Division
INERIS institute

Daan Schuurbiers

Director
De Proeffabriek

Abdelqader Sumrein

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

Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones

Project coordinator
Nanoscience NanoMILE & ACEnano

Tom Van Teunenbroek

Coordinator
NANoREG