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Risk - we care!
February 14, 2019

Steinbeis R-Tech and EU-VRi passed the ISO 9001 audit based on the 2015 revised version of the standard which is focusing on risk thinking and strategic planning.

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Paper on energy indicators in Springer Journal of Thermal Science
February 10, 2019

Steinbeis Center for Energy Technologies increased its visibility by achieving a milestone: The paper on "Evaluation of Electricity Generating System’s Technology Mix Using 3E Indicator" appeared in Journal of Thermal Science published by Springer. See more at https://rdcu.be/bjPQZ. It is also a great achievement for both Steinbeis  Novi Sad and for Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group (www.risk-technologies.com).

January 28, 2019

SmartResilience is referenced in a recent update to an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) webpage highlighting the work being done for the new standard ISO 31050 - Guidance for managing emerging risks to enhance resilience. The standard and will provide the guidance needed to deal with the "new, previously unknown or not considered, 'emerging' risks [which] can pose the greatest challenges to resilience, safety and operational and business continuity" and draws upon the work of organizations and projects including SmartResilience.

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January 23, 2019
Somik Chakravarty (R-Tech) was awarded the Jean Bricard prize 2019 at the 32nd French Congress on Aerosols (CFA) in Paris on 22 January 2019. more
January 9, 2019

Within the framework of H2020 project PANBioRA, the consortium is developing new techniques and instruments for biomaterial risk assessment. In this regard, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech) is carrying out a stakeholder survey for the development of risk assessment tools. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.

We would very much appreciate your input and expertise!

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January 7, 2019

The SmartResilience project is highlighted in the recently released Safety Science journal article "Quantitative resilience assessment in emergency response reveals how organizations trade efficiency for redundancy." SmartResilience Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović is one of the article's co-authors.

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December 20, 2018
The SmartResilience project is excited to announce it will be hosting its final conference in joint collaboration with the SAYSO Horizon 2020 Project from April 15-17, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. Registration will open in early 2019. More information is available in the "save the date" invitation below. more
December 11, 2018

The SmartResilience project recently published two more public deliverables in the Results section of its public-facing website.

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November 27, 2018
The SmartResilience team will be attending and participating in several upcoming international events for promotion and dissemination of the project. more
November 26, 2018
The SmartResilience project is excited to share several recent updates related to its web tools, including the launch of the MySmartResilience and updates to the Welcome web page of the tool. more
November 23, 2018
A recent article on the UK-based website WaterBriefing.org highlights the SmartResilience project's use of a virtual smart city model to gauge resilience of smart critical infrastructures. The full article, published on November 8, 2018, can be found here: https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/technology-focus/item/15613-eu-project-uses-virtual-smart-city-model-to-gauge-resilience-of-smart-critical-infrastructures more
November 22, 2018
With this survey stakeholders needs and perspectives with respect to the development and use of an integrated risk governance framework for biomaterials and biomaterial based devices and products will be identified. The output from this survey will be used in developing a web-tool to enable horizon scanning of “hot spots” and monitoring of risks based on a web-based analysis.

We are looking forward to your contribution!

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October 30, 2018
Prof. Aleksandar Jovanović recently gave an interview for the leading German economic newspaper Wirtschaftswoche, recognizing the importance of standardization work in the area of risks. EU-VRi, Steinbeis, and Prof. Jovanović are long-time active leaders in the area of standardization related to emerging risks, currently working on a new ISO standard, ISO 31050 Guidance for Managing Emerging Risks to Enhance Resilience. more
October 16, 2018
On October 16, 2018, Steinbeis R-Tech and EnBW organized a workshop devoted to the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018, published on May 1, 2018. Participation in the workshop was free of charge. more
October 1, 2018

ERRA - The European Risk & Resilience Assessment and Rating Agency

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SmartResilience Selection of CORE DCL ISSUES & INDIA Workshop in Brussels
September 13, 2018
SmartResilience Project Partners met in Brussels on September 11-12, 2018, in order to discuss the CORE list of issues and the INDIA case study. On the first day, Prof. Jovanović introduced the concept of the CORE dynamic checklist (DCL) and presented the SmartResilience tool. During this day, the workshop participants also reviewed the issues and finalized the CORE DCL. On the second day, a tabletop exercise was conducted to simulate cascading and ripple effects on combined scenarios (CASE STUDY INDIA).
August 16, 2018
On August 16, 2018, Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (BJAST), Steinbeis, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech), and the European Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) signed a collaboration agreement in the area of Risk Management. more
August 1, 2018

On July 27, 2018, the ISO Technical Committee TC26 approved work starting on the development of the new standard ISO 31050 Guidance for Managing Emerging Risks to Enhance Resilience, under the convenership of EU-VRi.

Download the leaflet at https://www.eu-vri.eu/filehandler.ashx?file=16526.

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June 14, 2018

SILICOFCM project officially started on June 1, 2018 and the duration of the action is 42 months. The Kick-off meeting was held in Kragujevac, Serbia on June 14-15, 2018.

During the meeting, participating partners presented their institutions and experience relevant for the SILICOFCM project implementation. Also, the action plan for each work package for the first six months of the project was presented and discussed.

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May 30, 2018
SmartResilience Project partners, members of Critical Infrastructure Resilience Advisory Board, insurance experts, and representatives of different research institutes, as well as end-users, met in Potsdam on May 29, 2018, in order to discuss the progress of the work done in the project and align the further actions needed for the remaining 11 months of the project. more
May 20, 2018

After several years of intensive technical and organizational work, performed and financially supported by a group of industrial and other organizations (TÜV SÜD, TÜV Austria, EnBW, MAN, Shell, TÜV Rheinland SA, Bayer TS, BMILP China, DNV, Lloyd's and others), and led by Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (convener A. Jovanović, project manager F. A. Quintero), the new EU standard on Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) EN16991:2018 was published on May 1, 2018, by NEN (The Netherlands)! (see https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2/Standard/NENEN-169912018-en.htm).

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April 5, 2018
Approaching the end of its second year, SmartResilience has released its 3rd newsletter! more
Prof. Dr. A. Jovanovic presented the lecture: “Fooled by (past) resilience: Why do we overestimate resilience of our critical infrastructures” at University of Wuppertal (BUW).
January 24, 2018
Mr. Jovanovic was invited as guest lecturer for the public safety lecture series at BUW. His presentation focused on the state of the art knowledge about resilience quantification developed within the SmartResilience project. The Horizon 2020 research project is elaborating a new advanced resilience assessment methodology in order to measure and increase resilience of smart critical infrastructures (SCIs) within Europe and around the world. The lecture is available on Youtube (for the BUW channel see Here) and Facebook.
 


Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies Group (R-Tech)

is a cluster of business units belonging to and/or linked to Steinbeis (www.steinbeis.de). Over 1000 Steinbeis units are present in over 50 countries worldwide and they act today as a global player in the area of innovation management and technology transfer. The “Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies” group of units deals with various aspects of risks, risk engineering and risk management, in:
  • petro-chemical and process plants
  • power plants and energy supply
  • material technologies, especially advanced material technologies
  • new & alternative technologies (CO2, H2, nano, …)
  • other areas
Main practical issues dealt with are:
  • risks in/of innovation (e.g. risks of unexpected side-effects)
  • risk of non-performance or performance below expectations (e.g. risks of system or component failures)
  • risk of adverse/unexpected effects and impacts (e.g. on public health and/or environment)
  • risks over the life-cycle of products and technologies (e.g. unexpected problems in decommissioning or recycling phase)
  • risk-based inspection (RBI)
  • reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
  • project risks, especially in innovation, R&D and new technologies oriented projects.
Organizing European and national stakeholders, promoting and supporting technology transfer, introducing new approaches to the risks and their management, developing specific methods and tools are examples of these activities.

R-Tech is also one of the five founding members of  European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management EU-VRi. The institute (www.eu-vri.eu) is an EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping). The group is capable to cover the above topics either on its own or in close co-operation with Steinbeis network, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi), Virtual Institute of Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials (KMM-VIN), European Technology Platform Industrial Safety (ETPIS) and other networks (all involving over 2,000 persons and over 500 companies).
The activities of the R-Tech group involve projects and activities on industrial, national, EU, and international level, tackling, e.g.:
  • integrated management of risk related to new technologies (e.g the iNTeg-Risk project)
  • smart resilience indicators for Smart Critical Infrastructures (SCIs) (SmartResilience Project)
  • standardization it the area of emerging risks and resilience, e.g. the CWA 16694 (DIN SPEC 91299:2013-10)
In order to provide the optimal service and results, the R-Tech group has dedicated units for specific area of “advanced risk technologies” such as:
  • technology transfer
  • education
  • R&D
  • industrial services (“business-oriented”)
  • EU-related issues

Large web-based system iRiS (Integrated Risk Management System) and its derivatives have been developed for the petroleum and power industries and have been applied worldwide. R-Tech supports ETPIS - European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety, coordinates activities in the area of emerging risk and has leaded the activity on standardizing the EU approach in the area of RBI (Risk Based Inspection), leading to the CEN Workshop Agreement document 15740: 2008/2011 and the subsequent EU-standard EN 16991:2016



 

Main premises of Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies (R-Tech):
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Germany

Registered address & other premises:
Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone: +49 711 410041-27/-28/-29/-33
Fax: +49 711 410041-24
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