Standards allow faster uptake of innovative solutions and enhance the economic value of research and innovation projects.
Integrating standards in your research projects will enable the:
- Dissemination of your research results
A standard becomes a reference document which will ensure that research results are broadly disseminated, thus enhancing recognition of the researcher’s results.
- Opportunity to network
Participating in a standardization topic alongside other stakeholders allows you to network and to identify potential scientific or commercial collaborations.
- Faster and easier market uptake
Taking into account existing standards or developing a new standard within your research project guarantees that your innovative result (product or service) will have a better market application and uptake. Translating research results into standards, facilitates the market validation and the innovation uptake on the market.
- European and International markets
The European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) have agreements with the International Standardization Organizations (ISO and IEC) which can be further explored for international dissemination.
- Access to public procurement markets
Standards codify state of the art innovative products and services, and are often used as references in public procurement schemes.
- Reassure consumers
Standards reassure customers through the assessment of risks and the measurement of performance (e.g. new technologies)