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Non-paper Safe-by-design of materials and chemicals: Towards an innovation programme in Horizon Europe
In the global transition to a safe and circular economy, the EU can play a leading role by developing innovative, safer and sustainable materials, chemicals, products and services. EU innovation policy, as a complement to chemicals policy, could stimulate the development and adoption of such innovations.
An informal working group of experts from government, academia and industry has developed a non-paper about the main topics for an innovation programme, in Horizon Europe or other European programmes, that could accelerate the design, development and adoption of safer alternatives to new and existing applications (materials, chemicals, products and services) where safety hazards (may) arise. The document proposes three funding areas for a Horizon Europe programme:
Non-paper Programme safe-by-design materials and chemicals_final version.pdf