BRIDGIT - Bridging the Gap between Research and Standardization 

European standardization and research are closely linked and yet today do not interact sufficiently to maximize synergies and to drive together European innovation. A first move into this direction was made by CEN and CENELEC through the Integrated Approach.

The project BRIDGIT has taken this approach further.

Stakeholders of this project are all national members of CEN and CENELEC as well as the research community, looking to maximise the economic and social benefit of new ideas and technologies.

BRIDGIT aimed to 'bridge the gap' between standardization, research and innovation by:

  • demonstrating the best practices in Europe among the standardization organizations to reach out to the research community 
  • transferring the idea of the Integrated Approach to all CEN and CENELEC members, to the research communities in Europe and to other actors involved in research
  • disseminating the evidence of the correlation between standardization and innovation

This webpage reports the outcomes of BRIDGIT.

The project developed the following work packages:

WP 1 – Collection of Best Practices
WP 2 – Development of European Best Practice for CEN and CENELEC Members
WP 3 – Training for CEN and CENELEC Members
WP 4 – Raising Awareness in the Innovation Community
WP 5 – Benefits of Linking Innovation and Standardization
WP 6 – European Conference

The consortium of BRIDGIT consisted of the national standards bodies AENOR (Spain), AFNOR (France), ASRO (Romania), BSI (United Kingdom), DIN (Germany), DKE (Germany), DS (Denmark), NEN (Netherlands), SN (Norway), as well as CEN and CENELEC; with DIN acting as project coordinator.

BRIDGIT was funded by the European Commission and EFTA and ran from January 2013 to March 2015.