About IRGC

The EPFL International Risk Governance Center acts at the interface between academic research and policy. It operates internationally, primarily in the areas of multi-stakeholder risk governance and policy relating to emerging technologies. IRGC contributes a risk governance approach to EPFL activities, focusing on how risks can be governed without stifling innovation.

IRGC works in collaboration with the IRGC Foundation.


Mission and role

  1. Identify and analyse existing and emerging risks that both industry and public authorities should be aware of
  2. Make sense of emerging scientific and technical opportunities that society can benefit from and that the public sector should support with appropriate policy and regulatory strategies
  3. Act as a neutral platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on these risks and opportunities
  4. Provide generic recommendations for risk governance