The Trusted Environment

is a useful tool to share knowledge during the innovation process. Innovation is a complex process with much uncertainty. To come up with a working and safe product can be challenging. Especially when you are a pioneer and guidance in safety protocols do not yet exist. Sharing knowledge and information about safety aspects by different actors – e.g. other innovators and regulators – early in the innovation process can help you make a safe product. This tool guides you in creating a safe (technical) environment for sharing information and data. Originally developed for actors involved in nanotechnology, the tool is also applicable to other technologies.


- Early identification of safety issues.

- Finding solutions to safety issues.

Expertise required

Experise level required when you do it yourself:

- Not applicable

External support:

- Facilitator is needed to guide you through the whole process of self-assessment

- Consultant can advise and help you with the implementation

When to use

When there is a need to share information (regarding safety) to advance knowledge necessary to further safe innovations.



Large: Building relations and trust costs time.

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Public Impact