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Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology Related Risks

Final Report Summary - INTEG-RISK (Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology Related Risks)

Executive Summary:
The report provides a summary of the achievements, and highlight the open issues and possibilities opening at the end of the European research project iNTeg-Risk (“Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks”). The project, joining efforts of 87 companies and organizations has delivered over 240 official deliverables (documents, software, demonstrators…), has fulfilled fully its work plan, and, at the same time, shown that there are a number of open issues, which will require further attention of the research community, institutions and industry in the future. As the basis for these future efforts, iNTeg-Risk has summarized its results in a set of major deliverables, labeled, at the end of the project by the developers, as the “Big 7” of iNTeg-Risk. They are: (1) iNTeg-Risk Catalogue of Emerging Risks – RiskEars system, (2) iNTeg-Risk Framework for Emerging Risk Management, (3) the library of iNTeg-Risk Methods, Handbooks and Guidelines for emerging risk analysis, (4) iNTeg-Risk dynamic library of emerging Risks Key Indicators (KPIs – Key Performance Indicators), (5) iNTeg-Risk CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) document – the European pre-standardization document for Emerging Risk Management, (6) European Master and Certification in the area of Risk Engineering and Management – education and training for improved emerging risks management in the EU, and, (7) iNTeg-Risk Risk Radar & 1StopShop – the web-based prototype system-of-systems for early detection, recognition, monitoring and management of emerging risks. The paper puts the main deliverables into context of an overall improvement of the emerging risk management which took place in the last years, within and outside iNTeg-Risk project, and, in particular, to the improvements expected to contribute to the development of “risk radars”. In that sense, the project results definitely bring us “nearer to improved Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks”.
Project Context and Objectives:
iNTeg-Risk is a large-scale integrating project aimed at improving the management of emerging risks, related to “new technologies” in European industry. This is being achieved by building new management paradigm for emerging risks as a set of principles supported by a common language, agreed tools & methods, and Key Performance Indicators, all integrated into a single framework. The project aim is to reduce time-to-market for the lead market EU technologies and promote safety, security, environmental friendliness and social responsibility as a trademark of the EU technologies. The project goal is to improve early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks and decrease reaction times if major accidents involving emerging risks happen.
The project involves leading EU industries and renowned R&D institutions. It is coordinated by the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, the dedicated EEIG guaranteeing the sustainability of results after the project.
The iNTeg-Risk solution is based on the analysis of 25 individual applications of new technologies (initially planned 17), the so-called iNTeg-Risk ERRAs - Emerging Risk Representative Applications in EU Industry, involving e.g. nanotechnologies, H2 technologies, underground storage of CO2, new materials. The solutions from these single applications have been generalized and have been used for the definition of the iNTeg-Risk framework.
The solution is being made available to the users in the form of the iNTeg-Risk “one-stop shop”. The solution includes issues of early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks, communication, governance, pre-standardization, education & training, dissemination, as well as new tools such as Safetypedia, Atlas of Emerging Risks, Reference Library, etc.
The subprojects in iNTeg-Risk, listed below, reflect the approach described above:
Subproject 1: Technology cases - Identifying specific emerging risks and developing solutions for iNTeg-Risk framework
Subproject 2: Creating an integrated scientific & technology framework for analysis and management of emerging risks
Subproject 3: Verifying SP2 results and validating the whole method
Subproject 4: iNTeg-Risk integrated EU solution, the “iNTeg-Risk one-stop-shop” for solutions addressing emerging risks
Subproject 5: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & MORE: Managing iNTeg-Risk and creating its “post-project” infrastructure
Project Results:
For description of the main S&T results/foregrounds please see chapter 1 to 5.1 in the attached (uploaded) Publishable Summary titled "iNTeg-Risk project: How much nearer are we to improved “Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks”?"
Potential Impact:
For description of the main potential impact please see chapter 6 to 8 in the attached (uploaded) Publishable Summary titled "iNTeg-Risk project: How much nearer are we to improved “Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks”?"
List of Websites:
Public Website Address:
www.integ-risk.eu

Contact Details:
European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic
(P.O. Box 10 13 21, 70012 Stuttgart, Germany)
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 711 1839 781, Fax: +49 711 1839 685 – www.eu-vri.eu – info@eu-vri.eu