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TNO launches LICARA Innovation Scan

17 Mar 2021

TNO developed the LICARA Innovation Scan. The LICARA Nano Scan was originally developed in the EU LICARA project by TNO and EMPA to guide companies through their decision-making process for the sustainable development of new innovative nano-enabled products and has now been extended for non-nanomaterials.

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LICARA Innovation Scan for qualitative risk-benefit analysis

Effective tool for risk-benefit analysis

LICARA Innovation Scan is a web-based tool that guides companies through their decision-making process for the sustainable development of new innovative products. It is a simple yet effective tool for risk-benefit analysis over a product’s entire life cycle at an early innovation stage where limited information is available. For nano-product specific innovation, we now offer an updated version of the well-known LICARA Nano Scan, while for non-nano innovative products we now introduce the LICARA Innovation Scan.LICARA Innovation Scan uses the principles of Life Cycle Assessment, Risk Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Assessment to evaluate (i) product benefits in terms of its economic, environmental and social opportunities and (ii) specific risks for consumers, workers, the public and the environment.

The final outcome of product’s strengths and weaknesses includes uncertainties and knowledge gaps about the product development which supports product manufacturers and their stakeholders in their decision-making process.

Are you interested in the qualitative risk-benefit analysis? Then try out TNO's LICARA Innovation Scan. Or contact us to discover how we can help you in the decision-making process for the sustainable development of new innovative products.

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