Do you know how to include standardization in your future project proposal?
Through dedicated tools, including web pages and a Research Helpdesk, CEN and CENELEC are at the disposal of researchers and companies willing to ensure their project benefits from standardization. The team provides tailored advice to project consortia, informing them of already relevant standards work, and helping them put together new projects for standards on innovative products.
Standardization in future EU-funded projects
Through standardization, researchers can benefit from a better dissemination of their research results, increase the possibility to network with key stakeholders involved in a specific field as well as benefit from a faster access to market for potential innovations. Standardization represents a great opportunity for research organisations and innovative businesses!
Standardization makes a key contribution to research and innovation, and has been identified as a key contributor to the "Innovation Union" initiative within the new EU Strategy for 2020. Standardization can create the necessary bridge between research and innovation, and therefore contribute to the competitiveness of the EU on a global scale.
At a time when the new wave of calls under EU Framework Programme 7 has just been launched, CEN and CENELEC have decided to put into place a new team to support and inform the research community in understanding and integrating standardization in their future research and innovation project.
Some of the FP7 calls published today mention standards and standardization as work activities or targeted outputs for the future projects.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is a business catalyst in Europe, removing trade barriers for European stakeholders such as industry, public administration, service providers, consumers and other stakeholders. CEN
The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization is officially responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical field. In an ever more global economy, CENELEC fosters innovation and competitiveness, making technology available not only to major businesses but also to SMEs through the production of voluntary standards. CENELEC
For details on the Research Helpdesk please follow the link