Innovation Plan

CEN and CENELEC have launched in 2018 an Innovation Plan aiming
to strengthen their relationship with researchers and innovators.

The Innovation Plan identifies 9 specific actions, addressing 3 strategic goals:

Strategic Goal 1 seeks to recognize contributions from research, by supporting development of agreements between NSBs/NCs and research organizations, the collection of success stories, annual awards and information sessions on the benefits of standardization.


Strategic Goal 2 covers the fast-track approach, aiming at developing best practices of involving research consortia in standardization and developing fast track processes to transform CWAs into ENs where necessary.


Strategic Goal 3 involves strengthening reference to standardization in Horizon Europe, influencing research groups to introduce standardization work packages as part of their research projects and influence assessment schemes of public entities and universities to ensure recognition of researchers’ efforts in standardization.


Download the full Innovation Plan

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