Last modified on December 21, 2023

Participate to the European Standardisation Panel Survey

Participate to the European Standardisation Panel Survey

21 December 2023

Standards are an important channel for the successful transfer, commercialisation and valorisation of research results, hence a vital part of innovation. As emphasised by the Industrial Strategy of the European Commission, there are many benefits to engaging in standards development for new and emerging technologies. Standards ensure compatibility and interoperability between different products, or minimum quality, performance, and safety levels. They are also important in creating economies of scale and increasing efficiency in supply chains. Standards have the power to strengthen the economic, social, and environmental value and impact of R&I projects.

This survey outcomes will complement the Code of Practice on standardisation in the European Research Area. While the Code focuses on knowledge producers and the supply side of R&I-based standardisation, there is a gap in understanding the industry’s needs for standardisation deriving from R&I. The results will ultimately support the development of recommendations for policy-makers, industry representatives and standardisation bodies to create a match between the industry’s demand for R&I-based standards and their current supply. The recommendations will help future beneficiaries of public R&I programmes to pinpoint opportunities and techniques where standardisation can be used to create more impactful results from their research projects.

The survey is mainly addressed to businesses and sectoral organisations, and aims for a balanced representation of all industry representatives across Europe, companies of various sizes and technology domains. So far, about 2800 entities have responded. Your input is important, submit your answers to the survey! The deadline is 31 December 2023. The results of the survey will be published in the first quarter of 2024.

Source: The original article was published here.