Standards+Innovation Awards acknowledge the important contribution of research and innovation to standardization and celebrate the contributions of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to standardization.

Nominations for these awards comes from the CEN and CENELEC national members of the 34 European countries.

Awards are presented in these categories:

  • Project award presented annually to a European research / innovation project (H2020 / Horizon Europe) who successfully contributes to standardization.
  • Individual researcher/innovator presented annually to an individual who successfully introduces her/his research outcome or innovation into standardization, thereby creating impact for her/his work
  • Young Researcher presented annually to an individual student, under 30 years of age, based on the work done for academic theses, doctoral dissertations or other university research project addressing standardization.
  • Technical Body Officer biennial award presented to a technical body officer (Secretary, Chair, Convenor) who actively and successfully collaborated with researchers/innovators within his/her technical body.

The invitation to CEN and CENELEC national members to submit their nominations for the 2021 edition of Standards+Innovation is open until 30 June 2021. The winners will be presented in an award ceremony after the summer.

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