http://www.eu-vri.euhttp://www.risk-technologies.comhttp://www.risk-technologies.com
 
 
EU-VRi MEMBERS

FOUNDING MEMBERS

 
 
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
 
 

   
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research

Contact Person: Mrs. Dr. Gyöngyvér Lenkey
Company Web page: http://www.bayzoltan.hu

The Institute for Logistics and Production Engineering (BAY-LOGI) of Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research (established in 1993) is a leading research centre of applied research development operating in the North Hungarian region. The mission of BAY-LOGI is to strengthen the market-oriented R&D activity and to perform applied research development activity in Hungary, in particular, to support the innovation activity of the enterprises operating in the region.

 
   
 
 
INERIS - Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques
 
 

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INERIS - Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques

Contact Person: Dipl. Ing. Olivier SALVI
Company Web page: http://www.ineris.fr

Founded in 1990, INERIS is a public research body of an industrial and commercial character, under the supervision of the French Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Located at Verneuil-en-Halatte (Oise), in the Picardy Region (at about 60 km from Paris), INERIS is equipped with physicochemical analysis laboratories and testing and computing facilities that rank among the best in France.
INERIS’s mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and underground works.

 
   
 
 
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies
 
 


Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies

Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic
Company Web page: http://www.risk-technologies.com

Steinbeis Transfer Center Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) is one of the transfer centers belonging to the Steinbeis Foundation (STW www.steinbeis.de ), established in 1971. The Foundation and its over 700 Transfer Centers offer global services in technology and knowledge transfer and it has subsidiaries, joint venture partners and project associates in 50 countries world wide. Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies has specialized in offering the stat-of-the-art industrial and R&D services and products in the area of risks related to new technologies (emerging risks, integrated approach).

 
   
 
 
Technologica Group c.v.
 
 


Technologica Group c.v.

Contact Person: Prof.Dr.ir. Walter Bogaerts
Company Web page: http://www.technologica.org

TECHNOLOGICA Group is a joint venture set up by a number of high-tech corporate partners and individual, internationally renowned, scientists and engineers, both from academia and industry. Amongst its main goals is the improved exploitation of results and know-how from previous R&D projects sponsored by the European Commission or by various UN agencies or USA-based organizations.

 
   
 
 
University of Stuttgart / ZIRIUS
 
 


University of Stuttgart /

ZIRIUS - Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies

Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn
Company Web page: www.uni-stuttgart.de / http://www.zirius.eu/

The central task of the Center is to stimulate, coordinate and conduct research projects in the area of risk analysis, risk management and risk communication in the context of globalization and mutual interdependence with a focus on environmental, climate and health risks, as well as the innovation research on the socio-economic and institutional conditions of (technological) innovation processes. Current important projects include exploration and communication of the connections between ecological, economic, social and cultural expressions of future sustainable energy paths.

 
   
 
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
 


2B Srl


Address/ Contact person

Via della Chiesa Campocroce 4
31021 Mogliano Veneto, Italy
www.to-be.it
Mr. Leo Breedveld, breedveld(at)to-be.it


Profile

2B Srl, in short 2B, is an environmental consultancy specialised in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) offering a range of related services like ecodesign, ecolabel, industrial ecology and environmental communication. Our philosophy consists in sharing our know-how and a personalised service, providing optimal decision support in relation to sustainable development.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

2B is the Italian reseller of the LCA software SimaPro, and is part of a worldwide LCA network of more than 20 partners. 2B has experience in various sectors, like energy, waste, packaging, agriculture and food, chemistry, water management, paper and pulp, furniture and buildings. 2B is active both in Italy and abroad and works with companies in many industrial sectors, public administration and more than 25 Italian universities. Our services comprise:

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Social Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Water footprinting
  • Environmental communication

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • PlasmaNice - Atmospheric Plasmas for the Nanoscale Industrial Surface Processing, www.tut.fi/plasmanice
  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • INCOM - Industrial Production Processes for Nanoreinforced Composite
  • IP4Plasma - Industrial innovations based on EU intellectual property assets in the field of atmospheric plasma technology
  • LiCEA - Life Cycle based Energy Audits, www.licea.eu 

 

 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

We joined EU-VRi in order to add the concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to the topic of Risk Management and to contribute to the implementation of LCA in Risk Management, like we did in the IntegRisk project with for instance the CCS case study. In the light of European research programmes like FP7, Horizon 2020, 2B is a suitable partner to take care of the LCA, LCC and sustainability assessment of the proposed new technology or product.


 


Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH
(ARC GmbH)


Address/
Contact Person

Königinstraße 28
80802 Munich, Germany
https://azt.allianz.de
Mr. Michael Bruch, michael.bruch(at)allianz.com


Profile

As an independent and impartial institute, Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH works with clients inside and outside Allianz on damage research, loss assessment and loss prevention. Our services help plant operators and manufacturers to make risk and losses manageable.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Plant and operating safety
Technical safety should not be left to the quality audit phase. It has to be involved at every stage – design, production, assembly and operation.

Damage analysis and loss prevention
Damage analysis and loss prevention are two of our key areas of work. We know from experience that risk management requires forward thinking, and damage analysis supports this by providing valuable knowledge.

Technical support and consulting
New technical issues and unknown damage causes can crop up in plants and machinery. Because we have experts in a wide variety of specialist areas, we are able to take a direct and individual approach to all technical problems.

Risk Consulting
We take a proactive approach to risk management by identifying, analyzing and evaluating possible risks and helping companies determine the costs of countermeasures.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

2B Srl, in short 2B, is an environmental consultancy specialised in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) offering a range of related services like ecodesign, ecolabel, industrial ecology and environmental communication. Our philosophy consists in sharing our know-how and a personalised service, providing optimal decision support in relation to sustainable development.


Why we joined EU-VRi?

Emerging risks are very difficult to quantify but have a large loss potential for our clients and Allianz as an insurer. That is why a core function of Allianz Risk Consulting is to work closely with internal and external clients and partners to monitor and assess these risks and their developments in order to be able to react quickly and appropriately with adequate risk mitigation measures.


 


BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung


Address/
Contact person

Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin, Germany
www.bam.de/en/index.htm
Dr. Jürgen Lexow, juergen.lexow(at)bam.de


Profile

BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung is a senior scientific and technical Federal Institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). Our mission is Safety in Technology and Chemistry. In pursuing our mission, we ensure ongoing safety in technology and chemistry through research and development (60%), testing, analysis, approval and certification (15%), and consultation, information and advice (25%). The five key areas of activity are 1) Analytical chemistry, 2) Safe handling of dangerous materials and dangerous goods, 3) Safe and environmentally compatible use of materials, 4) Safe operation of technical systems and processes, and 5) Damage mechanisms and damage analysis. BAM handles a broad spectrum of assignments in a modern infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

We conduct research, test and consult in the fields of technology and chemistry, assessing and limiting risk leading to scientifically based regulations and standards.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 

 

 

 

Why we joined EU-VRi?

BAM is a globally renowned institution for research in the field of safety in technology and chemistry. We collaborate with partners in Europe and beyond with the aim improve safety and safety regulation on an equally high level. Particular attention is attributed to emerging technologies and new materials.

Collaboration in EU-VRi is devoted to jointly approach common challenges and accomplish impact.

 


 


Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research (BZN)


Address/
Contact person

Kondorfa u. 1
1116 Budapest, Hungary
www.bayzoltan.hu
Dr. Gyöngyvér B. Lenkey, gyongyver.lenkey(at)bayzoltan.hu

 

Profile

BAY ZOLTAN Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research is Hungary’s leading public institution for research, development and technology transfer. Our mission at BAY ZOLTAN Nonprofit Ltd. is to support and foster the development, competitiveness and efficiency of Hungarian companies through innovation and technology transfer. To perform our mission we implement national and international R&D&I projects through our cooperating network of research institutes. We provide complex scientific and technological solutions for our domestic and international clients, helping them to implement state of the art technology.

 


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  













Main Products / Services

  • Info-communication technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental technologies
  • Materials- and nanotechnology
  • Industrial laser technology
  • Production and logistic systems
  • Mechanical, structural, physical characterisation of materials, analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis
  • Product and technology design and reliability
  • Mechatronics
  • Logistics
  • Environmental protection
  • Energetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Industrial safety, structural integrity
  • Engineering services supporting industrial and production processes


















Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • GENDERA - Gender Debate in the European Research Area, www.gendera.eu
  • ENVIMPACT - Increasing the impact of Central-Eastern European environment research results through more effective dissemination and exploitation, www.envimpact.eu/home.cfm
  • InnoverEast – Building a more effective pathway leading from research to innovation through cooperation between the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries in the field of energy efficiency, www.innovereast.eu/index.php
  • KIC InnoEnergy Accelerator HUB www.bayzoltan.hu/kic-innoenergy-accelerator-hub
  • EIT RawMaterialswww.eitrawmaterials.eu
  • KEMIR – Methodology and pilot system development of risk based asset management system for transmission gas pipeline system, industrial project
  • OLMOST – On Line Monitoring of Structures and Fatigue, EUREKA project
  • MULTIMET – Structural performance of multi-metal component, FP7 EURATOM project
  • SmartResilience – Smart Resilience Indicators for Smart Critical Infrastructures, H-2020 project








Why we joined EU-VRi?

Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. is a Founding Member

 

CBRNE Ltd


Address/
Contact person

Romden
Ashford, TN27 8RA, United Kingdom
www.cbrneltd.com
Mr. Dominic Kelly, dominic.kelly(at)cbrneltd.com


Profile

CBRNE Ltd focuses on human behaviour, human factors, risk management and ethical issues as these have an overarching influence on so much of what we do. The application of human factors is based on scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and the envi¬ronment for human use. Good ethical behaviour and risk management encourages productivity, stakeholder relationships, corporate social responsibility and shareholder value.



 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

Our Work domain includes:

  • Human Behaviour, Human Factors (analysing, tasking, optimising, improving)
  • Ethical Research Protocols, Ethics guidelines, Cultural Guidelines
  • Aide Memoire/Best Practice Brochures
  • Legal and Governance Issues
  • Resilience/Vulnerability Assessment (Matrices)
  • Validation/Demonstration Exercises
  • Ergonomic impact of tools

CBRNE Ltd provides competence in human behaviour, human factors and ethical procedures.












Key Projects
(running or just finished)








Why we joined EU-VRi?

CBRNE Ltd values the importance of networking as it has built its business through a reputation of providing excellence in the field of research and development within the European Security Sector. However its capabilities are easily transferred to other sectors in which EU-VRi members are active hence the broad selection of areas indicated in this organisation profile.


 


Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy –
Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB)


Address/
Contact Person

Czerniakowska 16
00-701 Warsaw, Poland
www.ciop.pl
Ms. Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seferyńska, kabus(at)ciop.pl


Profile

CIOP-PIB is a legally and organizationally independent state research institution. The institute conducts scientific research aimed at new technological and organizational solutions, which are useful in the design of working conditions that conform to occupational safety and ergonomics requirements as well as determining scientific foundations for the development of socio-economic policies in occupational safety and health. CIOP-PIB’s main activities include, i.e. research and development in OSH, determination of exposure limits; standardization, testing and certification, education and training, promotion and dissemination of OSH. CIOP-PIB is the notified body to conduct conformity assessment in the area of EU directives: PPE (89/686/EEC), noise (2000/14/EC) and machinery (2006/42/EC).




 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:
















  

Main Products / Services

  • Research in the field of OSH and ergonomics (vibroacoustic hazards, chemical and aerosol hazards, safety engineering, personal protective equipment, bioelectromagnetism, safety and health management systems)
  • Laboratory testing of PPE, machinery and other products
  • Certification of products, management systems and personnel competencies
  • Consultancy for enterprises in the field of OSH
  • Training and promotion of OSH related Solutions






Key Projects
(running or just finished)








Why we joined EU-VRi?

CIOP-PIB is an honorary member of EU-VRi through its involvement of the activities of the European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety.


 

D’Appolonia SpA


Address/
Contact Person

Via San Nazaro, 19
16145 Genova, Italy
www.dappolonia.it
Mr. Fabio Bagnoli, fabio.bagnoli(at)dappolonia.it


Profile

With a history going back 150 years, RINA is a global Corporation serving Clients worldwide; our mission is to support the growth of Client businesses offering consulting & engineering, testing, inspection and certification.

Within RINA consulting & engineering services are provided by D’Appolonia S.p.A. This brand, originally established in 1956, joined RINA in 2011. Recently D’Appolonia’s capabilities, staff and experience have been increased by merging C. Engineering, Projenia and part of RINA Services, and the company is now a market leader.

D'Appolonia is a team of engineers, consultants, designers, planners and specialists supporting public and private Clients from concept to decommissioning, through consultancy, design, management, operation and maintenance.

The company operates in the markets of Energy, Transport and Infrastructures, Industry and Investor Support. We provide a wide range of services such as feasibility and specialized studies, design, Project Management, site engineering and operation & maintenance management. Our technical capabilities cover all aspects related to the environment, health and safety, geosciences and innovation.

With a staff of about 700 engineers, scientists and associated professionals located in 20 offices worldwide, D’Appolonia offers high-end services to investors, promoters, operators and contractors, as well as to insurers and public administrations, to support their initiatives.

All D'Appolonia services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental Goals.

 
















Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations<

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

D’Appolonia provides consultancy studies and engineering support to client in the Energy, Transportations, Infrastructures and IFIs markets.

The following broad categories of services are provided:

  • Environmental Studies and Permitting
  • Health, Safety and Loss Prevention Analyses
  • Geosciences studies and surveys
  • Concept & Feasibility Studies and Design
  • Project Construction & Project Management
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Asset Integrity Management












Key Projects
(running or just finished)



 


DIN e. V.


Address/
Contact person

Am DIN-Platz, Burggrafenstr. 6
10787 Berlin, Germany
www.din.de, www.ebn.din.de
Mr. Hermann Behrens, hermann.behrens(at)din.de


Profile

The remit of the registered non-profit association DIN German Institute for Standardization is to encourage, organize, steer and moderate standardization and specification activities in systematic and transparent procedures for the benefit of society as a whole, while safeguarding the public interest. The results of DIN's work serve to advance innovation, safety and communication among industry, research organizations, the public sector and society as a whole, and to support quality assurance, rationalization, occupational health and safety, and environmental and consumer protection. By agreement with the German Federal Government, DIN is the acknowledged national standards body that represents German interests in European and international standards organizations.

Many new technical systems are developed with such rapidity that standardization in its traditional form cannot adequately keep pace. Characteristic for many innovative technologies, however, is that the resulting systems are so complex that without some form of normative structuring they will not function. Such complex systems are further characterized by their development proceeding in iterative stages that do not initially produce a stable "state of the art", which it has been the traditional task for standards to document. For this reason, DIN has introduced various simplified standardization procedures with which to create normative documents faster and hence in step with rapidly developing technologies. This involves a proactive approach to questions of standardization very early on in the overall process, which can then benefit from the timely formulation of recommendations on structural aspects of the developing product/system. The aim, then, is to define and agree on specifications at the R&D phase that can serve as jump-off points for further phases in the development process. The normative instruments designed to facilitate this are referred to by DIN collectively as R&D phase standardization.

 













Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Development of Standards

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

Main Product:

  • Standards

Services:

  • Standardization Services







Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • DRIVER – Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience, www.driver-project.eu
  • MoDeNa – Modelling of morphology Development of Micro- and Nano Structures
  • HECTOS – Harmonized Evaluation, Certification and Testing of Security Products



Why we joined EU-VRi?

At DIN we’re seeking to help individual consortia to create, publish and establish international community standards. Standards support interconnectivity of experimental platforms and allow repeatability and reproducibility of scientific research. Worldwide.


 


Ekodenge Çevresel Ekonomik Sosyal Araştirma Danişmanlik Mühendislik Proje İnşaat Ticaret Ve Mümessillik Limited Şirketi
(Ekodenge Engineering & Consultancy Ltd.)


Address/
Contact person

Hacettepe Üniversitesi Teknokenti, 1. Arge Binası, No:18, Beytepe
06800 Ankara, Turkey
www.ekodenge.com
Mr. Emre Yöntem, emre.yontem(at)ekodenge.com


Profile

Ekodenge has long technical and managerial experience in the field of environment, engineering, architecture and IT, including World Bank and EU funded projects with a successful history of projects completed. Ekodenge has a proven project experience in the fields of environmental management specialized on municipal and industrial waste management, industrial risk assessment, eco- industrial parks, life cycle assessment, integrated product policy and also on institutional strengthening, capacity building. Ekodenge has extensive experience as project coordinator and partner in projects funded by various international schemes such as EU LIFE, EIP CIP Eco-Innovation Projects, FP7, UNDP and WB.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Material Flow Analysis

  














Main Products / Services

The working field of Ekodenge has extended with the contribution of the interdisciplinary experts, allowing to serve in fields such as:

  • Environmental consultancy and engineering
  • Information technologies
  • Clean technologies and life cycle evaluation for the industry
  • Energy simulations and feasibility
  • Sustainability consultancy for buildings and cities
  • Environment friendly solutions and sustainability is the focus in every project developed

Ekodenge provides consultancy services to government entities, public sector institutions, Municipalities, international organizations, NGO's and industry sector. Moreover, Ekodenge acts as an information centre for environmental, architectural and industrial research results and development.












Key Projects
(running or just finished)




Why we joined EU-VRi?

By joining EU-VRi, Ekodenge will be pleased to develop and enhance its cooperation network and potential integrating its all resources concerning environmental and industrial studies and integrated risk management at European level.


 

Electricité de France (EDF)


Address/
Contact person

22-30, Avenue de Wagram
75008 Paris, France
www.edf.fr
Mrs. Carole Duval, carole.duval(at)edf.fr


Profile

EDF, Electricité de France, is represented through its Research and Development Branch and more particularly its Industrial Risk Management Department. As EDF has to manage its industrial risks, knowledge is developed on environmental risk anticipation, technical risks reduction related to components of its complex systems. Risks are considered over the whole industrial system, and include risks driven by human and organizational factors. Reduction and mitigation barriers are defined and decision making is implemented in order to decide to install them. Beyond improved risk analysis methods developed to ensure nuclear power plants performance, new methods are developed to integrate other types of risks (technical but also human and organizational aspects) and uncertainties evaluation are done.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

The Industrial Risk Management Department of EDF’s R&D Branch provides with methods, tools and expertise on risks mainly for energy power plants.


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • SafeLife-X - Safe Life Extension management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants, www.safelife.eu-vri.eu
  • FORTRESS - FOResight Tools for REsponding to caScading effects in a crisis, www.rortress-project.eu




Why we joined EU-VRi?

We joined the network when EU-VRi took the leadership to build the iNTeg-Risk proposal as a project issued from the ideas and priorities defined by the European Technical Platform for Industrial Safety.
As we expressed it in the MoU ensuring the sustainability of iNTeg-Risk project results, our need is to coordinate the partners in order to initiate new projects (PPPs, projects, CAs…) within Horizon 2020.



 

European Committee for Standardization (CEN)


Address/
Contact person

Ave Marnix 17
1000 Brussels, Belgium
www.cencenelec.eu/research
Ms. Andreea Gulacsi, research(at)cencenelec.eu


Profile

The European framework programme for R&D, Horizon 2020, focuses on market take-up of research results and innovation. Standardization is identified in Horizon 2020 as one of the measures that will support this “Stronger support will be given to the market take-up of innovation, including by the public sector. This [...] will involve a better use of the potential of research infrastructures, as well as setting technical standards, pre-commercial procurement and strengthened loan and equity financing."
We help project proposers to address correctly standardization in project proposals and help them identify the right Partners.

 


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

Standardization



 

European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN AISBL)


Address/
Contact Person

Rue du Trône 98
1050 Brussels, Belgium
www.kmm-vin.eu
Prof. Michal Basista, Michal.Basista(at)kmm-vin.eu


Profile

KMM-VIN AISBL has been founded under the auspices of the European Commission as a single legal entity with a supranational character to offer integrated basic and applied research, educational and innovation activities in the field of knowledge-based structural and multifunctional materials.
The KMM-VIN is an international, non-profit association (AISBL) head-quar¬tered in Brussels and incorporated under Belgian law. It is currently composed of 70+ members from 14 European States (universities, research institutes, large industry, SMEs, individual persons). The aim of KMM-VIN is to foster the creation of a powerful platform for research and development and industrial application of advanced materials.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Risk Assessment and Management related to the business area

  















Main Products / Services

Processing, characterization and modelling of advanced materials designed for enhanced performance in demanding loading and environmental condi¬tions like thermo-mechanical and impact loading, high strain rates and temperature regimes, aggressive chemical environment, and combinations thereof. Such regimes are typical of applications in aerospace and surface transport, energy, biomedicine and electronics.
These materials include inter alia advanced ceram¬ics, metal-ceramic composites, functionally graded materials, intermetallics, shape memory alloys, coatings, high temperature steels and biomaterials.






Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • MATRANS - Micro and Nanocrystalline Functionally Graded Materials for Transport Applications, www.kmmvin.eu/node/134
  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Manage-ment of Emerging, New Technology Related Risks, www.integrisk.eu
  • INNVIN - Innovative materials solutions for Transport, Energy and Biomedical sectors by strengthening integration and enhancing research dynamics of KMM-VIN, www.kmmvin.eu/node/103
  • MatVal - Alliance for Materials – A value chain approach to materials research and innovation, www.matval.eu
  • MATCH - The Alliance of Materials way to the creation of Materials Common House






Why we joined EU-VRi?

To get the current information about the research results and develop-ments; to facilitate mobility of researchers between institutes within the Virtual Institute and industry; to participate in consortia to address the R&D needs and support research collaboration; to integrate the available human and other resources concerning risk assessment and management related to the advanced material technologies; to get better chances for EU funded projects through including the partners with risk-related expertise; To provide better opportunities for the group members to affect EU policy.




 

Fraunhofer-Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (Fraunhofer IOSB)


Address/
Contact person

Fraunhoferstr. 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
www.iosb.fraunhofer.de
Dr. Thomas Usländer, thomas.uslaender(at)iosb.fraunhofer.de


Profile

The Fraunhofer IOSB has 440 permanent employees and annual operational costs of about 41 million € (2014). IOSB develops innovative concepts and application solutions in information technology. It provides sustainable solutions of advanced control and information management, monitoring and diagnosis systems mainly for industrial partners including SMEs as well as for public bodies such as environmental agencies. IOSB has over 25 years of experience in the analysis, design, implementation, integration and optimization of complex control and information management systems for distributed applications (e.g. Internet of Things and Services, Industry 4.0) using modern model and knowledge based methods. Advanced information fusion techniques are used in environmental monitoring and risk management applications.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health and Food Chain

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Systemic risks

















  

Main Products / Services

ProVis - Production Control System
WebGenesis - Knowledge and Information Management Framework
SERVUS – Method and tool for service-oriented analysis and design
open geospatial service-oriented architectures
OpenIoT – open source platform for the Internet of Things
Fusion4Decision – service pattern for data acquisition, data processing up to decision support based upon open geospatial service standards (OGC)
Semantic Registry – sensor registry with semantic query interface and stream data processing
Industry 4.0 consulting, architecture and component engineering







Key Projects
(running or just finished)







Why we joined EU-VRi?

Fraunhofer IOSB joined EU-VRi in 2011 as it comprises an excellent inter-disciplinary cooperation network on risk management. The possibility to discuss risk management problems with industry, academia and public agencies from all over Europe and to propose and carry out joint research and development projects is a great opportunity and possibly the only chance to make significant steps forward in risk management.



 

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)


Address /
Contact person

Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
00250 Helsinki, Finland
www.ttl.fi
Dr. Carita Aschan, carita.aschan(at)aattl.fi


Profile

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety. FIOH is a national governmental institute covering relevant research aspects of work life and conditions of work, including surveillance of working conditions, well-being at work, physical, chemical, biological and physiological exposures, occupational medicine, psychology and stress, epidemiology, safety and organization of work. The main functions of the Institute are research, specialist advisory services, training and communications. Our clients are workplaces, citizens, government officials, occupational health services, and other organizations, which work to improve well-being at work and disseminate related information.

 


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

The FIOH offers to the clients chargeable specialist advisory services, training, and information packages with which to improve the well-being of personnel at workplaces, increase the long run productivity of operations and fulfill the statutory obligations concerning health and safety. Through the Regional Offices, the services of FIOH are available throughout Finland.
In addition to general solutions, the FIOH offers tools and special solutions for small businesses and sectors of activity in which well-being at work is a challenge. Qualifications and complementary training in OHS is one of the central tasks of the FIOH. The FIOH trains specialists in occupational medicine, occupational health nurses, and other OHS professionals and specialists. The FIOH offers services in the most demanding level of occupational disease diagnostics as well as in work ability and functional capacity assessments.







Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • SAF€RA - Coordination of European Research on Industrial Safety towards Smart and Sustainable Growth, www.safera.industrialsafety-tp.org and http://call.safera.eu 
  • NANOSOLUTIONS - Biological Foundation for the Safety Classification of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM): Systems Biology Approaches to Understand Interactions of ENM with Living Organisms and the Environment, http://nanosolutionsfp7.com
  • MineHealth - Sustainability of miners’ well-being, health and work ability in Barents region – a common challenge, http://minehealth.eu
  • NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials, www.nanoreg.eu
  • SCAFFOLD – Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of MNMs in the construction industry, http://scaffold.eu-vri.eu
  • GUIDEnano - www.guidenano.eu









Why we joined EU-VRi?

To network with other researchers of the field and to join research consortia of European projects those are in the field of our expertise.

 

INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT SAS (INEDEV)


Address /
Contact person

Avenue du Parc Alata - BP 2
60550 Verneuil-en-Halatte, France
www.ineris-developpement.eu
Mr. Olivier Salvi, olivier.salvi(at)ineris-developpement.com


Profile

INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT SAS is a private company hold by INERIS, the French Institute for Industrial Environmental and Risks (Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques) which is the only shareholder. INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT has been created in June 2013 with the objective to develop the international activities of the shareholder in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection. With that purpose, INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT works in close cooperation with INERIS experts.

Regarding the scientific activities INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT supports INERIS and other research partner by mobilizing its network which is based on the participation in the European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (ETPIS) and in the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi). INERIS DEVELOPPEMENT is a full member of EU-VRi and a SME according to the European Commission criteria.
INERIS DEVELOPPMENT has created in 2014 a subsidiary company in Algeria. This company CINDYRIS is offering services in industrial safety and environment protection in Algeria, both of the industry and the public authorities.

 






Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

  • Support in the creation of new business at international level in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection
  • Studies and strategic advice in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection
  • Networking and positioning of new business related to safety and risk management in an international context




Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • SafeBiogas - Contribution to the development of a guide for biogas safety and regulation
  • High risk chemical facilities and risk mitigation in the African Atlantic Façade (AAF) Region, CBRN Centers of Excellence, www.cbrncoe41.eu



Why we joined EU-VRi?

  • Access to a very dynamic, large and structured network in the field of integrated risk management being at the same time a think tank and an operational organization to develop projects and business
  • Opportunity to find business partners in the field of industrial risk prevention and environment protection
  • Find synergies between research and business




 

Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)


Address /
Contact person

Avenue du Parc Alata - BP 2
60550 Verneuil-en-Halatte, France
www.ineris.fr
Mr. Raymond Cointe, raymond.cointe(at)ineris.fr


Profile

Created in 1990, INERIS is a public research body of an industrial and commercial character, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, with a staff of 650 persons of whom 75% are professional engineers and scientists. INERIS’s mission is to assess and prevent accidental and chronic risks to people and the environ¬ment originating from industrial activities, chemical substances and under¬ground works. INERIS engages in two main sorts of research and studies:

  • Characterization and understanding of the phenomena that underlie the risks affecting the safety or property, people, health and the environment as a result of economic activities.
  • Improvement of the identification and evaluation of such risks in order to enable decision-makers in the public and private sectors to adopt the most appropriate measures to improve environmental safety.

Using the findings of this research works, INERIS offers advice and high-level technical expertise to public administrations, industry and regional authorities and develops an active policy for disseminating information to a wide public. Technical consultation is also provided to support Public Authorities in their regulatory and standardization activity.

 











Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Socio-Economic Analysis

  















Main Products / Services

  • Support in the creation of new business at international level in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection
  • Studies and strategic advice in the field of industrial risks prevention and environment protection



Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • CASCEFF - Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations, www.casceff.eu/en/about/Sidor/default.aspx
  • I2MINE - Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future, www.i2mine.eu
  • TOSCA - Total Operation management for Safety Critical activities, www.toscaproject.eu/home
  • EDA-EMERG - Innovative biodiagnosis meets chemical structure elucidation – Novel tools in effect directed analysis to support the identification and monitoring of emerging toxicants on a European scale, www.ufz.de/eda-emerge
  • HELIX - The Human Early-Life Exposome - Novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe, www.projecthelix.eu








Why we joined EU-VRi?

INERIS is a Founding Member

 

International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)


Address /
Contact Person

CP 99
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
www.irgc.org
Mrs. Marie-Valentine Florin, marie.florin(at)irgc.org


Profile

IRGC is a non-profit and independent organisation whose purpose is to help improve the understanding and governance of systemic risks that have impacts on human health and safety, on the environment, on the economy and on society at large.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  















Main Products / Services

  • Concepts for risk governance
  • Application to risk issues in emerging, ignored or neglected fields

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • IRGC Risk Governance Framework
  • IRGC Risk Governance Deficits
  • IRGC Contributing Factors to Risk Emergence
  • IRGC protocol for Emerging Risk Governance
  • IRGC guidelines for unconventional gas development





Why we joined EU-VRi?

To partner with scientific and business organisations active in the field of risk governance, and engage on implementation projects.

 

Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ)


Address /
Contact person

Av. Professor Doutor Cavaco Silva, nº 33, Taguspark-Oeiras
2740-120 Porto Salvo, Portugal
www.isq-group.com
Ms. Margarida Pinto, mmpinto(at)isq.pt


Profile

Founded in 1965, ISQ is a private and independent company providing inspection, testing, training and technical consultancy. We support our customers in performance improvement and risk reduction, offering high quality and innovative services and solutions, helping their infrastructures, equipment, processes and products to meet the standards and regulations for quality, security, environment and social responsibility. Our growth strategy is based on an increasingly important and sustained presence in the world thanks to our offices, delegations and associated companies in more than 15 countries.

 

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

We offer our customers a set of integrated and advanced solutions for technical inspection, consulting, testing, metrology and training to increase the availability of its assets. These services are focused on the markets for civil construction, oil and gas, aeronautics, energy, process industries, transports and infrastructures, trade and services, health, governments & public organizations.


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • PROCETS - Protective Composite Coatings via Electrodeposition and Thermal Spraying (H2020) Grant Agreement n. 686135

  • NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials, http://www.nanoreg.eu/

  • GAMMAex - RPAS for chemical and radiologic monitoring with ATEX certification (Portuguese MoD).

  • MOEEBIUS – Modelling Optimisation of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability (H2020) Grant Agreement n. 680517

  • MAESTRI – Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries, http://maestri-spire.eu/

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Manufacturing Processes and Space Materials; (ESA-European Space Agency –Clean Space); http://advancedtechnologies.asplanviak.no/Home/

  • OPTIMUS - Demonstration of methods and tools for the acquisition of operational reliability of large-scale industrial wind turbines, http://optimusfp7.eu

  • TRACE-IT - An Advanced Structural Integrity System for Air Transport Composites using NDT Evaluation and Damage Tolerance Methods, http://trace-it.eu/

 

 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

To contribute to the improvement of Portuguese and European industry and services in Risk management by collaborating with other organisations as research entities, public agencies and regional councils and business partners in order to share knowledge and develop technology, new products and processes as well as good practices for a sustainable risk management through the  maximization and optimization of human resources.


 


Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI)

Comp

Address/
Contact person

Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.ijs.si
Dr. Marko Gerbec, marko.gerbec(at)ijs.six


Profil

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 930 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.
The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.
The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation - and dissemination - of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence.

 




Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Research organization

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

JSI as public research organization covers all major scientific disciplines in physics, chemistry, chemical technology/engineering, biochemistry as well as electronics and information technologies (www.ijs.si/ijsw/Research%20departments) engaged in a number of national and international projects (about 248), including EU FP projects (about 98).

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • TOSCA - Total Operations Management for Safety Critical Activities, www.toscaproject.eu
  • Adriacold - Diffusion of cooling and refreshing technologies using the solar energy resource in the Adriatic regions
  • NANOSAFE2 - Safe production and use of nanomaterials, www.nanosafe.org
  • CIVITAS ELAN - Cleaner and better transport in the cities, www.civitas.eu/content/elan




 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

EU-VRi is seen as a forum where we can interact with other research organizations, industrial partners, and others to complement expertise, knowledge and to identify user or society needs in the fields where we can build a consortium.
That allowed us in the past to participate in a number or projects, mainly related to industrial safety, environmental management and training programs.



 


LEITAT Acondicionamiento Tarrasense

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Carrer de la Innovació, 2
08225 Terrassa, Spain
www.ipo.leitat.org
Mr. Oriol Gasquez, ogasquez(at)leitat.org


Profile

LEITAT Technological Center, a private non-profit association, is dedicated to provide services to the industrial sector, by adding technological value to products and processes. While focusing on R+D+i, based on flexible management in an "open innovation" environment, LEITAT is supporting the competitiveness of national and international companies through a driving force for the collaboration and the cooperation for technological transfer.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

The multisectorial ambition of LEITAT is valuable set-up allowing different technologies to be applied as a major profit for each of the particular technology. Our research divisions include: biomedicine, bio-in-vitro, nano-health and safety, nanomaterials, industrial bitechnology, new production processes, fast moving consumer goods, smart systems, renewable energies, advanced polymers, environment, surface treatments, analytical chemistry and textile technologies.

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • GUIDENANO - Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health: Development of new strategies and creation of a digital guidance tool for nanotech industries, www.guidenano.eu
  • NOSHAN - Sustainable Production of Functional and Safe Feed from Food Waste, www.noshan.eu
  • COMMON SENSE - Cost-Effective sensors, interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems to meet EU policies
  • DEMEAUMED - Demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities, www.demeaumed.eu
  • NANOPOLYTOX - Toxicological impact of nanomaterials derived from processing, weathering and recycling of polymer nanocomposites used in various industrial applications, www.nanopolytox.eu

 









 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

LEITAT joins EU-VRi to create new business opportunities for EU funded projects and participate within the EU policy framework development. Moreover, LEITAT is looking for collaboration to fill in risk management gaps in the particular fields of expertise such as nanotechnology, environment, and biotechnology toward industrial application.


 

National Center for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS” (NCSRD)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Agia Paraskevi Attikis, Greece
www.demokritos.gr
Dr. Olga Aneziris, olga(at)ipta.demokritos.gr


Profile

NCSRD is a state owned multidisciplinary research centre, the larger in Greece, performing R&D in the area of physical sciences and technology (www.demokritos.gr). The scientific activities of the centre are organised in five institutes among which is the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy and Safety. NCSRD employs about 900 permanent and fixed-term-contract employees and its annual turnover is 30 million EURO, 50% from the Greek Government and 50% from third party contracts. The priorities of the laboratory of Systems Reliability and Industrial Systems include: Quantitative Risk assessment of technological and organisational systems, safety of industrial installations with advanced modeling tools, study of the interaction of human factors in safety and security operations, enhancing safety in the process industry through virtual reality tools and risk assessment of interconnected and interdependent heterogeneous critical infrastructures from multiple threats, technological accidents and natural hazards.










Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

  • Quantified risk assessment for chemical installations handling toxic and explosive substances (Including SEVESO studies).
  • Decision Support System development for risk management, land use planning and as emergency response policy selection in major hazard accidents in nuclear and chemical installations.
  • Reliability analysis of complex systems.
  • Development of quantified risk models for occupational risk assessment
  • Tools for multi-criteria optimization of occupational risk management strategies
  • Human Reliability studies
  • Safety and Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure
  • Consequence Assessment of Major Industrial Accidents
  • Consulting to the Greek Competent Authorities (SEVESO directive)

  


 

 

 


 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 



Why we joined EU-VRi?

Networking and collaboration in international projects in the following fields: risk assessment and management, safety, security, land use planning, industrial, occupational and nanomaterial risk.


 


Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Schoemakerstraat 37
2628 VK Delft, Netherlands
www.tno.nl
Mr. Nico Versloot, nico.versloot(attno.nl



Profile

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.
Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Sustainability

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Our products range from engineering services and consultancy to research projects and testing of products, materials and substances. In research projects we cooperate with companies (large and SMEs), universities and other technology institutes.

       

Key Projects
(running or just finished)



 


NIS a.d. Novi Sad

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Narodnog fronta 12
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
www.nis.eu
Mr. Svetozar Eremić, svetozar.eremic(at)nis.eu
Directorate for External Affairs and Foreign Government Relations, foreign.gr(at)nis.eu



Profile

NIS is one of the biggest vertically integrated energy companies in Southeast Europe. Its principal activities are exploration, production and processing of crude oil and gas, sale of a broad range of petroleum products, as well as the implementation of energy projects. Transformation of NIS from a national petroleum company into a regional energy holding is incorporated in the company’s Development Strategy by 2020. In accordance with sustainable development as a guiding principle, NIS is continuously expanding its operations in the fields of renewable and sustainable energy (utilization of natural gas for electricity generation, wind generation and geothermal energy).

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Energy (renewable, steam and electrical), crude oil, gas, petroleum products (fuels, motor oils, solvents etc.)


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • SafeLife-X - Safe Life Extension management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants, www.safelife-x.eu-vri.eu
  • RiskNIS - Risk Management and Use of Risk-Based Approaches in Inspection, Maintenance and HSE analyses of NIS a.d. Plants, www.risknis.risk-technologies.com
  • MiReCOL - Mitigation and Remediation of CO2 Leakage,
    www.mirecol-co2.eu

 


 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

  • Expanding the network of NIS’s international partners
  • Ensuring better opportunities for participation in EU / international projects
  • Improving knowledge and skills of NIS’s employees and experts concerning mandatory integrated risk management standards currently applicable at European level and familiarization with future obligations of Serbia in this specific field in the context of its EU accession process




 


Otto von Guericke University, Dept. Plant Design and Process Safety (OvGU)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg, Germany
www.iaut.ovgu.de/as
Prof. Ulrich Krause, ulrich.krause(at)ovgu.de



Profile

Dept. Plant Design and Process Safety offers academic education in the fields of process safety, fire and explosion protection and hazard response. Focal points of research are risk analysis, consequence assessment, modeling and simulation in process safety, lab-scale experiments on fires, explosions and runaway reactions.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Recycling

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Risk analysis consulting; consequence scenario studies; fluid dynamics based dispersion, fire and explosion simulation; testing for hazardous substances.
 


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

Since EU-VRi is the principal organization to promote research projects in the field of risk management and process safety on European level.

 


SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Borås, Sweden
www.sp.se
Mr. Martin Kylefors, martin.kylefors(at)sp.se


Profile

SP is a state owned company – a national institute for technical evaluation, research, testing, certification, metrology and calibration. We work closely with large and small companies, universities, institutes of technology and other organisations. SP's activities cover a wide technical range, with about 30 technology areas organised in eight inter-working technical departments and 10 subsidiaries. SP dispose of extensive experimental facilities. We are some 1400 co-workers who base our services on competence, efficiency, impartiality and international acceptance. We work extensively in international collaborations.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

SP strives to be a science partner within our field of competence, covering the innovation chain - from research activities to testing and certification. About 65% of our business is R&D, our focus being applied research and technical evaluation.

Core competence is fire safety, explosion protection, mechanical/structural safety, active safety (vehicles/transport), materials.

 


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • CascEff - Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations
  • Safepellets - Safety and quality assurance measures along the pellets supply chain
  • DEROCA - Development of safe and eco-friendly flame retardant materials based on CNT co-additives for commodity polymers
  • Fire-resist - Fire resistant composites
  • R4R - Chemical Regions for Resource Efficiency

 


 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

SP wants to play a role in creating safety for the future in Europe. It is an important task that needs international collaboration, and we believe that EU-VRi can get relevant organisations together.


 


Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH (R-Tech)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
www.risk-technologies.com
Dr. Jörg Bareiß, bareiss(at)risk-technologies.com


Profile

Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group is a group of interlinked Steinbeis units dealing with multiple aspects of risks, risk engineering and risk management primarily in the areas of:

  • power, petro chemical and process plants
  • material technologies, especially advanced/new material technologies
  • new emerging technologies

Main topics of risks dealt with are:

  • risks in/of innovation • risk of non-performance or performance below expectations
  • risk of adverse/unexpected effects and impacts
  • risks over the life-cycle of products and technologies
  • project risks, especially in innovation, R&D and new technologies oriented projects

 











Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Resilience

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

The activities of the group include:

  • business-oriented services for industry and other clients
  • technology transfer
  • professional education and specialization including the post-graduate academic one

Current projects deal primarily with issues like integrated management of risk related to new technologies, governance and regulatory aspects of risks in industrial plants (power, process, etc.).

  

 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 

 






Why we joined EU-VRi?

Joined EU-VRi as a Founding Member (at the time still as Steinbeis)

 


Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer (StC)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
www.steinbeis.de
Mr. Uwe Haug, uwe.haug(at)stw.de



Profile

The Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung (StW) is the umbrella organization of the Steinbeis Transfer Network. The non-profit foundation and its subsidiary the Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer (StC), responsible for all commercial activities involved in knowledge and technology transfer, are headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

Within the Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer network, there are multitudinous Steinbeis Transfer Centers (STC) focusing on various key areas. Our Research and Innovation Centers (SRC, SIC) are specialized in several kinds of research: market and transfer-oriented, commissioned, development and transfer network research as well as projects of a charitable nature. Consulting Centers (SCC) are experienced, insightful points of contact for business consulting, evaluation and training. The Steinbeis University Berlin provides in its Institutes (STI) transfer oriented research as well as competence-oriented training and employee development.

 








Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Innovation Risks

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

  • Applying research findings by translating scientific insight directly and indirectly into professional solutions pertinent.
  • Making specialist knowledge available through Steinbeis publications, events and, in particular, Steinbeis enterprises.
  • Expanding competence by providing services in the fields of Consulting, Training and Employee Development, Research and Development, and Evaluation and Expert Reports.
  • Operating as a network based on a decentralized structure marked by flat hierarchies.
  • Addressing public needs with private enterprise solutions in delivering projects and providing services, Steinbeis sees itself as a partner to the public sector.

  



 

 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 



 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

StC is a Founding Member

 


Stiftelsen SINTEF

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Strindveien 4
7465 Trondheim, Norway
www.to-be.it
Dr. Lars Bodsberg, Lars.Bodsberg(at)sintef.no



Profile

SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF has clients in about 60 different countries. Department of Safety Research provides in-depth understanding of how to assess, monitor and control risk of major accidents focusing on the interaction between people, technology, organization and safety. The research group has strong interaction with major oil companies, service companies, engineering companies, and consultancy companies within risk management.

 


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:


 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

SINTEF develops knowledge, models, methods, databases and standards for effective and proactive handling of safety and reliability.

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • BUILDING SAFETY - Building Safety in Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Northern Region, www.sintef.no/Projectweb/Building-Safety
  • PDS - Reliability of Safety Instrumented Systems, www.sintef.no/pds
  • CRIOP - Crisis Intervention and Operability analysis, www.sintef.no/Projectweb/CRIOP
  • IO Center - Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry, www.iocenter.no
  • New Strains to society – Development of new perspectives and methods to assess hidden and emergent vulnerabilities to societal safety and security

 




 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

SINTEF's ambition is to grow in the international R&D market. EU-VRi provides an important network to European industry, research community and/or public authorities, and act as an information centre for research results and developments. As partner in EU-VRi, we have better chances for EU funded projects.


 


Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd (Swiss Re)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Mythenquai 50-60
8022 Zurich, Switzerland
www.swissre.com
Dr. Reto Schneider, Reto_Schneider(at)swissre.com



Profile

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, generally known as Swiss Re, is a Swiss reinsurance company. It is the world’s second-largest reinsurer, after having acquired GE Insurance Solutions. The company has its headquarters in Zurich.
Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland
CEO: Michel M. Liès
Founded: December 19, 1863

 


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:





  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Swiss Re Reinsurance provides Property & Casualty and Life & Health clients and brokers all over the world with reinsurance products, insurance-based capital market instruments and risk management services. CORSO (our direct insurance arm) offers more than 40 products across a broad array of sectors, from sole-proprietor law firms to Fortune 100 companies with complex property, casualty and financial service needs. Swiss Re’s Admin Re® is a recognised force in closed life business. It takes on closed books of in-force life and health insurance business, entire lines of business, or the entire capital stock of life insurance companies.

 

 

 

 

Why we joined EU-VRi?

We want to stay up to date with respect to integrated risk management, safety and emerging risk issues. Beside that we highly appreciate the networking aspect with EU-VRi members.


 


Technologica Group - European Technical Joint Venture c.v.

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Heikant 85
2450 Meerhout, Belgium
www.technologica.org
Prof. Walter Bogaerts, technologica(at)telenet.be


Profile

TECHNOLOGICA Group, a European Technical Joint Venture based in Belgium, but with representations in various European countries and abroad, is a joint initiative from a number of high-tech corporate partners and individual -internationally renowned- scientists and engineers, both from academia and industry. Amongst its main goals is the improved exploitation of results and know-how from R&D projects previously sponsored by the European Commission or by various UN agencies or US-based organizations. Partners and co-workers include former scientists or staff members from e.g. Cambridge Univ. (UK), SRI International (CA, USA), MPA Stuttgart (D), KULeuven (B), RPI (NY, USA).
The current activities concentrate on three different areas: technical audits, general engineering and management services and systems, and electronic media and advanced information systems.

 






Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Engineering (i.e. corrosion & materials protection; chemical and nuclear engineering; energy systems: e.g. geothermal, solar, coal, gas, nuclear; environmental protection, …), Innovation Management, Advisory Services and Information Systems & Tools

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • Alfa-BIRD - Alternative fuels and biofuels for aircraft development, www.alfa-bird.eu-vri.eu


Why we joined EU-VRi?

Technologica is a Founding Member


 


Universidad de los Andes, Chemical Engineering Department (Uniandes)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Carrera 1 # 19A-40
110111 Bogotá D.C., Colombia
https://ingquimica.uniandes.edu.co
Mr. Felipe Muñoz Giraldo, fmunoz(at)uniandes.edu.co



Profile

The Department of Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes is committed to the progress of Colombian society. Recognized for his contribution to the formation in the area of chemical engineering by leading the multiscale approach in the design of products and processes. This department accounts with the research group of Products and Processes Design Group (GDPP) where the safety process group is highlighted. The safety group was created on the year 2008 and since then has devoted the work of undergraduate students, magister students and professors to the process safety research and development at Colombia and Latin America.

 



Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Research-Education

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

The main products/services of the Chemical Engineering Department of Universidad de los Andes in particular the safety group leading by the PhD Felipe Muñoz is focus on the research and development of safety process and risk management, major industrial accidents and consequence analysis.

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 


 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

As is stated by the CEO of the EU-VRi Aleksandar Jovanovic “The European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) is the European organization which provides the highest quality of professional service, consulting, information and education needed in the broad area of modern integrated risk management”. This mission goes in the same direction from the process safety group of the Chemical Engineering Department, which has been characterized by researches development of different risks calculations such as individual or social risk, applied on real cases.





 


University of Stuttgart / ZIRIUS

Comp

Address /
Contact person

Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
www.zirius.eu
Prof. Ortwin Renn, ortwin.renn(at)sowi.uni-stuttgart.de



Profile

As interdisciplinary research center ZIRIUS acts as a bridge between the departments and disciplines. Its major goal is to conduct problem-oriented research projects and to pursue a transdisciplinary approach to tackle complex research challenges. The center was founded in 2012 by the University of Stuttgart. The previous Research Unit on Risk Governance and Sustainable Technology Development (ZIRN) has been integrated into the center. ZIRIUS envisions technical and social change such as the energy transitions towards sustainable practices as a dynamic interaction of interdependent systems consisting of Technology, Governance, Organization and Behavior.

The understanding of the interaction of these components requires the cooperation of natural and technical sciences to explore the technological characteristics and their interaction with natural processes; economics (for the efficient design of the change process); social and cultural studies (to understand the behavior of individuals and groups regarding the change processes and the preconditions of an effective transition governance). ZIRIUS aims at contributing to a better understanding of the complex interaction between technology, governance, organization and behavior in the context of technological and social change.

 











Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

The central task of the Center is to stimulate, coordinate and conduct research projects on the following topics:

  • Research on risk analysis, risk management and risk communication in the context of globalization and mutual interdependence with a focus on environmental, climate and health risks.
  • Innovation research on the socio-economic and institutional conditions of (technological) innovation processes, as well as on the economic, political, social and cultural conditions, including risks and opportunities, of socio-technical transformation processes.
  • Exploration and communication of the connections between ecological, economic, social and cultural expressions of future sustainable energy paths. 




 

 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

 



 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS) is a Founding Member of EU-VRi.

 


VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering (VSB-TUO, FSE)

Comp

Address /
Contact person

17 Listopadu 15
708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
www.fbi.vsb.cz/en/o-fakulte
Dr. Ales Bernatik, ales.bernatik(at)vsb.cz



Profile

The Faculty of Safety Engineering is concerned with:

  • pedagogical activities
  • expert and advisory activities
  • research and scientific activities
  • performance of contracts based on contract research

The Faculty provides the mentioned services especially in the areas of risk research and management, fire protection, occupational and process safety, industrial safety, major accident prevention, safety and security planning, protection of population in natural disasters, protection of critical infrastructure, safety and security services, environmental safety and security and safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

 









Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Safety

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other: Fire Risks

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

The Faculty of Safety Engineering provides structured studies and offers studies in all three types of degree programmes – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes.

In the specialist area the Faculty provides the preparation of expert opinions in the fields of fire protection and occupational safety, advisory activities in the field of safety engineering and implementation of specialist contracts in the form of contract research.

Technical background of the Faculty makes it possible to determine and verify the fire-technical characteristics of solid materials and liquid materials, lower and upper explosive limits of dust-air and gas-air mixtures, composition of materials using the thermogravimetric analysis, composition of products of combustion, parameters of automatic fire detection and alarm systems and electronic security alarm systems, and parameters of water extinguishing systems. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • SfP 984430 - Continuous monitoring and evaluation of slope deformation hazards in Uzbekistan using modern remote sensing techniques
  • COST - Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models for Cleaner Combustion, www.cost.eu/domains_actions/cmst/Actions/CM0901
  • iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
  • Many national projects in Safety and Security areas

 

 



Why we joined EU-VRi?

FSE decided to joint EU-VRi a few years ago. Main goal was to propose services of the Faculty for international cooperation in area of Safety and Security.

 


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Comp

Address /
Contact person

02044 VTT, Finland
www.vtt.fi
Mr. Pertti Auerkari, pertti.auerkari(at)vtt.fi


Profile

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a non-profit government organi-zation. VTT is a globally networked multi-technological applied research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. We enhance our customers’ competitiveness, thereby creating prerequisites for society’s sustainable development, employment, and wellbeing.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other:

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Wide-range of services related to different levels and activities in Integrated Risk Management, with a focus in smart industry and energy systems, solutions for natural resources and environment, and knowledge intensive products and services.


Key Projects
(running or just finished)

  • DemoTurvallisuus - Safe implementation of fuel cell applications and refueling infrastructure
  • Safelife-X - Safe life extension management of aged infrastructures networks and industrial plants
  • Stressitesti - Stress tests for low probability & high consequence risk management
  • TURMITTA - Measuring safety and its business value, www.fitpis.fi/index.php/coops
  • PREDICT - Preparing for the domino effects in crisis situations
  • EFENIS - Efficient Energy Integrated Solutions for Manufacturing Industries, http://efenis.uni-pannon.hu
  • MACPLUS - Component performance-driven solutions for long-term efficiency increase in ultra supercritical power plants, http://macplusproject.eu
  • CATO - CBRN crisis management: Architecture, Technologies and Operational procedures, www.cato-project.eu
  • CCSP - Finnish CCS programme, www.cleen.fi/en
  • DEMAPP - MATEXON - Materials for extreme conditions of sustainable processes, www.fimecc.com/content/demapp-demanding-applications-program

 













 


Why we joined EU-VRi?

Through EU-VRi, VTT is seeking opportunities and networks for cooperation in research and development on both EU and international level, especially on various levels of risk and opportunity management.


 


Weconext

Comp

Address /
Contact person

86 rue de Paris, Bâtiment Erable
91400 Orsay, France
www.weconext.eu
Mr. Laurent Bernard, laurent.bernard(at)weconext.fr



Profile

Weconext aims at easing collaboration between experts. We develop, implement and maintain the necessary tools for the storage and sharing of data. To ease these communications, Weconext is strongly involved in R&D to outreach the state of the art and to provide solutions which are fast, user friendly and secure.

 

Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:

Energy

Environment

Health

Infrastructure & Construction

Materials/Nanotechnology

Social science & humanities

Transport

Food

Industrial Technologies

ICT

Security

Space

Other: Informatics

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations

Other:

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Products / Services

Our main products are:

  • the Weconext platform: it enables you to have an online space of reference to efficiently federate your network of experts, work at distance while keeping control on your data and share knowledge with a reinforced safety.
  • the Weconext chaptered videos: we can record your events, conferences, trainings and convert them in «chaptered videos» format. This format allows you to view in sync the video of the orator, the slides and chapters.
  • the Weconext visioconference: it allows you to do secure online meetings with video, audio and documents, without any installation on your computer.


 

 

 

 

Why we joined EU-VRi?

We joined the EU-VRi network to get involved in European scientific projects, to have feedbacks on our products from researchers and to be able to develop further our technologies to meet most of the needs of the scientific communities. It is also a great opportunity to work with other European partners.