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Insurance, technological risk and emerging science and technology policies

Objective

Technological innovation is one of the keys to sustainable development. The insurance sector, along with the State, plays a key role in managing technological risk. The aim of the project is to obtain a better understanding of the role which the insurance sector and insurance-based mechanisms can play in relation to innovation which promotes, or challenges, sustainable development.
The work will:
identify the past and present role of 'insurance';
explore the boundaries between insurance-based and other risk management mechanisms;
and develop policy options for promoting sustainable development and technological innovation through the complementary use of insurance-related and other risk management mechanisms.
A series of three workshops will share international expertise within and beyond the consortium, synthesising the insights of insurers, academics and policymakers. A synthesis report based on the final workshop will communicate findings and practical guidance to insurers and science and technology policymakers. Disseminate in peer-reviewed literature.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

POLICY STUDIES INSTITUTE
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Park Village East 100
NW1 3SR London
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

GERLING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT GMBH
Germany
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Kaiser-wilhelm-ring 7-9
50672 Koeln
INTERNAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF INSURANCE ECONOMICS, GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
Route De Malagnou 53
1208 Geneve
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address

581 83 Linkoeping
TECHNOPOLIS FRANCE S.A.R.L.
France
Address
Rue De Castiglione 5
75001 Paris