• What is an OPEN FORUM?

    The Paris Region Innovation Centre organizes in the heart of Paris, the 2nd OPEN FORUM on: 

    Eco-toxicity : emerging pollutants and relative regulation

    These international meetings are organized within the European project KARIM with 8 partners and allow to match academic skills and SME projects across the North West Europe in the field of responsible innovation and also propose funding.

    Eco-toxicology is the study of how chemicals affect the environment and the organisms living in it. Regulation exists to ensure the protection of human health and the environment ensuring that the use of chemicals is evaluated and monitored.
    This second open forum will explore existing and emerging issues including:
    - REACH
    - The emerging pollutants, their characterization and treatment,
    - The micro-pollutants (organic or metallic), POPs,
    - Nano-materials.

    The aim of this forum is to share market opportunities and facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge. This is an ever changing arena and the field of nano-materials, in particular, is presenting new information all the time about what regulation could and should look like.

    Upcoming deadlines and the changing nature of regulation is resulting in potentially exciting opportunities in areas such as:
    • Socio-economic risk assessment
    • Chemical assessment
    • Training surrounding ECHA guidance
    • The design and creation of ICT programs that assist in training
    • Non-animal testing alternatives

    Some of these fields require an expertise in the area but there are others that may appeal to those without a background in the chemical industry.

    If you work in this area or have an interest and would like to know where the opportunities may be for you, come along and network with experts in this field.

    Audience operating in this area and looking for partners for collaborative projects:

    - French SMEs and from North West Europe (about 100) 
    - Laboratories from Paris Region, Lancaster University and University College Dublin 
    - Institutions


    • If you want to showcase, your presentation can be in English or French (an interpreter is provided). It will be live broadcasted and recorded on our website to increase its impact. If you cannot attend but still want to show it is possible to record your "pitch" in advance. 
    • Free entrance. 
    • Lunch included.
  • What is KARIM ?

    KARIM is the Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network, aimed at facilitating knowledge transfer across North West Europe (NWE).

    Europe’s future economic growth will have to come from innovation in products, services and business models; we need to be better at turning research into new and better services and products if we are to remain competitive in the global marketplace and improve the quality of life in Europe.

    KARIM will enable to meet this goal. We are committed to sharing innovation and improving small and medium sized enterprises’ access to high value innovation support and technology in order to make NWE more competitive. 

    The KARIM project will be delivered by a consortium drawn from universities, innovation support agencies, regional and national agencies and, crucially, business representative organisations. By 2014 the project will have created a strategic network of more than 500 innovation actors and will provide a range of innovative yet practical offerings for all who share the vision of a creating a more competitive Europe.


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