The report on the 2nd SUN Stakeholder workshop, held on 7 October, 2015 in Venice is now published
The current understanding of the environmental and health risks of manufactured nanomaterials (MN) is still limited, which may result in stagnation of nanotechnology innovation. The EU FP7 Sustainable Nanotechnologies (SUN) project is based on the idea that this knowledge can nevertheless guide nanomanufacturing to avoid liabilities if risk analysis is complemented by a sound socioeconomic analysis in an integrated approach addressing the complete product lifecycle. This is the main rationale behind developing the SUN user-friendly, software-based Decision Support System (SUNDS) for managing the environmental, economic and social impacts of nanotechnologies.
Based on previous rounds of stakeholders’ interviews and a workshop, we have built a conceptual decision framework and methodology and started implementing them into the SUNDS software system. This workshop presented the beta prototype of SUNDS to the intended end users: representatives of industry, regulatory and insurance sectors, in order to collect their feedbacks for further improvements towards the implementation of the final version of the software by March 2017.
You can download the full report here.