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Research & Innovation
2022-04-05
The call for nominations for the CEN and CENELEC Standards+Innovation Awards 2022 is open

The Standards+Innovation Awards acknowledge and celebrate every year the important contributions of Researchers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Standardization. In 2022, CEN and CENELEC will host the fourth edition of the Standards+Innovation Awards.

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News
2022-04-01
CEN and CENELEC Focus Group Organ-on-Chip (FGOoC)

On the 2nd of March, the CEN and CENELEC Focus Group Organ-on-Chip (FGOoC) had its Kick-off Meeting. More than 80 stakeholders participated and discussed the potential for standardization and the way forward in this innovative field of biomedical technology.

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2022-04-01
Small Business Standards Annual Conference “SMEs setting the standard for sustainable products – Drivers and challenges”

On 15 June 2022, SBS will organise its annual conference on the topic of “SMEs setting the standard for sustainable products – Drivers and challenges”. The conference, moderated by Jennifer Baker, will focus on the Sustainable Product Initiative, the impact of the new proposals on European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the role of standards in their implementation.

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2022-04-01
ETUC’s response to the European Commission’s proposal to amend Regulation 1025/2012

On 5 April, the ETUC submitted its reply to the consultation on the proposed amendment to article 10 of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 on European standardization, which the European Commission had issued as part of the new European Standardization Strategy package on 2 February.

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2022-03-24
Standardization is back: CEN and CENELEC co-organised an event on the new European Standardization Strategy

On 22 and 23 March, CEN and CENELEC, together with ETSI and ZVEI (the German Electro and Digital Industry Association), co-hosted the online event “Standardization is back”.

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2022-03-18
ETUC spoke at EESC expert hearing on “The role of standards for the twin transition and the competitiveness of the EU"

On 18 March, Isabelle Schömann, ETUC’s Confederal Secretary in charge of standardization, was invited to speak at the EESC expert hearing on “The role of standards for the twin transition and the competitiveness of the EU”, to provide the trade unions’ perspective on the recently published new European Strategy on Standardization.

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2022-03-17
Young professionals in standardization: CEN and CENELEC are launching a campaign

2022 is the European Year of Youth. Indeed, the EU institutions have decided to establish this year to celebrate and shine a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital.

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Research & Innovation
2022-03-15
A new CEN and CENELEC Guide on the role of standards in support of Technology Transfer has been published

CEN and CENELEC and their Members are fully committed to strengthening their relationship with researchers and innovators and promoting standards as tools to channel research outcomes and innovative ideas into the market.

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2022-03-11
CEN and CENELEC participated to an International Conference on Shaping European AI Leadership

On Thursday, 10 March, AFNOR (the French Association for Standardization), together with BDVA and Confiance.AI, co-hosted the high-level ‘International Conference Shaping European AI leadership’ in the framework of the French presidency of the European Union. The event, to which participated a wide array of key players in the field of AI coming from standardization organisations, national and European public authorities and the industry, was an opportunity to discuss how voluntary standards can contribute to the development of confidence in Artificial Intelligence and in support of a future EU regulation on AI.

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Research & Innovation
2022-03-10
Celebrating the renewed collaboration between the JRC and CEN and CENELEC

On Tuesday March 8th the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), together with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) held a virtual event to celebrate the renewal of their Cooperation Agreement which took place at the end of 2021.

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