Challenge 4.1: Bridging the gap

Innovation that is targeted to meet real workplace needs is essential to prevent exposure to carcinogens during the whole life cycle of substances or materials - this knowledge needs to be common understanding.

The often existing gap between what is needed for implementation at workplace level (i.e. substitution of carcinogens or, if this is not technically feasible, low-emission design of products and processes) and what innovation from current research provides, can be bridged by linking producers (equipment), researchers, sectors, and other relevant stakeholders and discussing collaboration and bridging solutions under the umbrella of Horizon Europe and European Green Deal.


Challenge Team

  • Challenge lead to be determined, Finland


  • COM (DG RTD)
  • European Partnership on the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC)
  • Ministries and representatives in the program committee for cluster “Digital, Industry and space” under Horizon 2020
Share this page

Challenge updates

Progress report

July 28, 2021

Tools to support the employer with their risk assessment are available for example in France and Germany. Within Challenge 3.2 – Involving Occupation prevention organisations, the first activity included identifying other tools in the EU and publishing a non-exhaustive overview. After the data generation, we can conclude that the assessed tools share many commonalities and […]

Read more