Combining document analysis to iterative and socially framed risk analysis has strong potential to ensure the earliest identification of the greatest potential areas of environment, health, and social impact uncertainties and associated concerns for emerging nano- and converging technologies, matched to the pace of technological innovation itself.

The application of such approaches can potentially provide the most up to date information to support risk governance activities that are complementary to regulation but can be enacted early on in the innovation process. We here turn to those for whom risk forms a core part of their business, the insurance industry.

Critical Ingredients:

  • Technical Understanding of Nano materials, products and processes
  • Potential Applications
  • Identification and Assessment of Potential Risk

Further information: Development of a systematic, ontology-based risk assessment methodology of health and environmental safety for complex nanosystems

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NQCG's primary research interest is the realization of quantum simulators capable of complex computations in the fields of nanoscience and continuum mechanics.

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NQCG is developing an open semantic e-infrastructure system and international collaborative environment for open-source research, standardization and innovation in future and emerging convergent technologies and the integration of state-of-the-art techniques of ontology design.