In addition to communication and networking targeted at research, you can also strengthen the link between research and standardization by educating the wider community about standardization. Fundamental knowledge about standardization is necessary to ensure that researchers recognize the benefits standards and standardization can give their projects.
Through education about standardization, researchers can better understand the benefits of standards, how to use them and how to contribute effectively to the process of making standards. Educating future researchers early on (e.g. in masters or doctorate courses) you will increase the likelihood that researchers will include standardization from the beginning of their projects.
CEN and CENELEC have adopted a ‘Masterplan on Education about Standardization’, which sets the strategy for education about standardization in Europe, which supports national standardization bodies in creating their own structures to drive national activities and share best practices.