In 2019, CEN and CENELEC launched the Standards+Innovation Awards to acknowledge the important contribution of research and innovation to standardization and celebrating the contributions of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to standardization. Nominations for these awards comes from the CEN and CENELEC national members of the 34 EU Member States, candidate countries and EFTA Members.

An annual award is presented to a European Research / Innovation project (H2020 / Horizon Europe) who successfully contributes to standardization. A second award is given to an individual who successfully introduces her/his research outcome or innovation into standardization, thereby creating impact for her/his work.

The third award is a biennial award presented to a Technical Body Officer (Chair, Convenor or Secretary) who actively and successfully collaborated with researchers/innovators within his/her technical body.

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