Read CEN and CENELEC’s response on European Commision’s consultation on the new European Innovation Agenda

CEN and CENELEC welcome the European Commision’s public consultation on the new European Innovation Agenda.

CEN-CENELEC/BTWG 3 'STAIR' is the focal point within CEN and CENELEC for any matter related with integrating standardization with innovation and research. Members of the working group have directly contributed to this position paper.


Innovation is paramount in the world of today and tomorrow: the ability to develop new technologies and have them quickly access the market determines the ability to influence the global economy. In this rapidly changing technological environment, standardization has a fundamental role to play. Standards and standardization are recognized as tools for promoting innovation for both policymakers and businesses, as standards allow to codify knowledge and make it accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. This is even more reinforced by the EU Strategy on Standardisation, Setting global standards in support of a resilient, green and digital EU single market, from February 2022.


We, therefore, believe that standardization should be seen as a tool to reinforce European capacity to accelerate and master innovative solutions, which should be considered in the development of the new European Innovation Agenda.


The full text of CEN and CENELEC’s response can be found here.


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