Introduction

Standardization helps to bring solutions to the market. Standardization also serves as a catalyst for further innovation.

And there's more...

10 ways standardization can boost your R&I project 

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Standards and the process for developing them disseminate research and innovation knowledge to industry, society and public administrations.

Standardization supports networking between different stakeholders, including scientific and commercial collaborators.

Standards facilitate technology transfer, i.e. enable businesses to adapt their products/services quicker as they receive information about new and future standards.

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Standards can be used for the presumption of conformity with EU legislation.

Standards ease access to public procurement markets through tenders/calls.

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Standards facilitate market acceptance by enabling interoperability and compatibility of innovative solutions with existing products, services, systems and processes.

Standards facilitate trade by reducing technical barriers, being fundamental for the Single Market and for global trade.

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Standards support trust. They ensure your novel product, service or system complies with expectations and requirements of the market. Standards are a kind of common language in the market.
 

Standardization is a process based on openness, transparency, consensus, and most of all on building, managing and networking between different communities. With this, the claim is robust that standardization is a co-creation process with open innovation and cross-innovation aspects.

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Standards help to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which require consensus, collaboration and innovation.

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A. Understanding standardization

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