Nano-Risk Governance

Based on ISO 21505: Governance is about establishing the organisation’s objectives, principles and policies necessary to achieve the goals of development; and management is about working within those principles and policies to achieve the objectives. [Governance sets the ‘rules’ and objectives for the organisation; Management works to achieve the objectives working within the rules]. In summary, governance relates to the processes and outcomes that are necessary to achieve the goals of development.  
Risk Governance should therefore provide methodology/approach and decision-making framework for the  identification, assessment, and management of risks. 
In this platform on Nano Risk Governance a stage-gate nano-risk [governance] approach/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.

This step consist on a Brainstorming/pre-assessment for the identification of the risk and planning the governance accordingly.

Risk Governance/ Risk Identification
A supporting tool is provided in order to assist the user in their scoping process for the pre-assessment/evaluation and identification of potential risks. 
--> Link to Excel tool/pdf instruction 

Introduction on the scalable Phase-Gate approach & selection of the appropriate one
The implemented Phase–Gate model is modified from the new approach of the well-known Cooper© Stage-Gate process which is a context-based scalable version  of the Stage-Gate systems. In this modified idea-to-launch model, the innovation project advances from Idea Phase to Lunch Phase. In a flexible scalable Phase-Gate 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 (Stage-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.
Full Phase-Gate  XPress Phase-Gate  Lite Phase-Gate
    --> Link to Full         --> Link to XPress 

--> Link to Lite      


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