Thoughts concerning the link between risk analysis and innovation are described in an abstract, which was presented at the NanoTechItaly conference in November 2013. (Attachment A: Abstract) Adriënne J.A.M. Sips, Cornelle Noorlander, Monique Groenewold, Joanne Salverda, Agnes G. Oomen. Safe(r) by design: An adequate way of keeping Pace with Innovation? Abstract NanoTechItaly, November 2013, Venice, Italy.