As of January 2016, the activities of the IRGC Foundation are transfered to the EPFL International Risk Governance Center. Under the direct responsibility of the EPFL Vice-presidency for Academic Affairs, IRGC becomes one of the EPFL centers that act at the interface between academic research and education, and business and policy. IRGC is positioned to interact with all EPFL Centers, and propose to contribute a 'risk governance' approach to their activities, focusing on how risk can be governed without stifling innovation:
1) Make sense of emerging technological opportunities that the public sector can benefit from and should support
2) Identify and analyse existing and emerging risks that both industry and public authorities should be aware of, in order to assess and make decisions about these risks. Risks can be: (i) Technical, e.g. potential negative consequences of new technology, or (ii) Perceived, e.g. ambiguous attitude to a technology
3) Be a neutral platform for dialogue on opportunities and risks related to science and technologies, with the aim of providing recommendations for their governance.

IRGC helps 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. Learn more about us