RRI Tool: Trusted Environment

A way to share knowledge about safety

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.

When to Use This Tool

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

How to Use This Tool

Information to be added.

Tool Categories

Areas of attention: Opening Up to the World, Areas of attention: Taking Care of People & Planet
Place of application: Quality, Place of application: Research, Place of application: Safety
Purpose of tool: Technical Advice

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

Large: Building relations and trust costs time.

Expertise Needed

Expertise 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

Expected Results

  • Early identification of safety issues
  • Finding solutions to safety issues.