NANORIGO's Objectives


​The following specific objectives O1-O3 will help to establish a Risk Governance Framework as a result from the NANORIGO project:


Objective 1

Develop and apply criteria for risk evaluation and acceptance and transfer of acceptable risk

  • Developing and employing a strategy to access and apply available high-quality data, models and test guidelines to achieve a minimum Technology Readiness Level (TRL6)
  • Develop and apply consistent criteria for tools in all steps of risk evaluation
  • Develop and apply criteria for what are “acceptable risks”, and from this guideline for manufacturers, regulators and insurance companies to build trust

Objective 2

Develop reinforced decision-making tools to facilitate risk communication

  • Design and reinforce practical, robust, easy-to-use and cost-effective measurement and decision-making tools
  • Taking societal risk perception by all stakeholders duly into account based on extensive engagement
  • Facilitate transparent and responsible risk communication between all stakeholders



Objective 3

Establish a new multi-stakeholder driven, transdisciplinary, sustainable and science-based Risk Governance Framework (RGF) and Risk Governance Council (RGC)

  • Establishing the basic requirement for a new Risk Governance Framework (RGF) for all stakeholders
  • Integrate acceptance criteria, transfer and decision-making tools into the new operational RGF
  • Lay the foundation and start-up of a Nanotechnology Risk Governance Council (NRGC) to implement and run the RGF, and a road map for future scientific and regulatory research

At the end of the project, the expected results are the following:

  • A transparent, self-sustained and science-based European Nanotechnology Risk Governance Council (RGC)
  • Transparent Risk Governance Framework (RGF) tools for managing possible nanotechnologies risks
  • Availability of high quality data for decision making
  • Consistency of approaches in all EU Member States and internationally