How is Nanotechnology governed?

The ISO 21505 describes how Governance sets the ‘rules’ and objectives for the organisation and how Management works to achieve these objectives by working within the rules. 

Risk Governance should provide methodology, approach and decision-making framework for the  identification, assessment, and management of risks.

In this platform a Nano Risk Governance a Phase-Gate nano-risk framework is provided.

The platform is supported by tested high-quality risk governance tools, data and further information that can assist users in the innovation and development of Safe and Sustainable production and application of manufactured nanomaterials and nano-enabled products.

General guide for each project phase
This section provides guidance on each of the innovation project phases taking place between each of the phase-gates as illustrated in Figure below.


This step consist on a pre-assessment and brainstorming and scoping for the identification of the risk and planning the governance of the risk accordingly.
A supporting tool is provided in order to assist the user in their scoping process for the pre-assessment and identification of potential risks. 
Scalable Phase-Gate approach 
The implemented Phase–Gate model is modified flexible scalable approach that allows to handle projects of different levels and at different phases from idea-to-launch system: Full Phase-Gate, for a completed innovation process, XPress Phase-Gate and Lite Phase-Gate for a faster and more agile.



The Full Phase-Gate innovation process is assessed in up to six project Phase-Gates before being successfully completed by release to the “market”, whereas the Xpress and Lite Phase-Gate allows to customize and tailor the system in a faster and agile way based on the needs.
After a completed process, the system moves the innovation to the organizational Portfolio monitoring (Project Phase 7), where the production and product is followed using relevant monitoring methods depending on the type of product, use, market and other internal and external relevant parameters.


Regulations on nano in chemcials, food and cosmetics.

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EU and non-EU funded research on development, application and risk.

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Latest on standards and practices on nano.

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Acces guidances and fact sheets generated from the EU caLIBRAte project.

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