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The UNE Standardisation Awards 2020 have been handed out

The UNE Standardisation Awards 2020 have been handed out

23/06/2020

  • Ha tenido lugar durante la sesión anual de presidentes y secretarios de Comités Técnicos de Normalización (CTN), que este año se ha celebrado online, con la participación de más de 200 presidentes y secretarios de CTN, provenientes de asociaciones sectoriales, empresas, Administraciones públicas y otras organizaciones.
  • The UNE Awards for a Chairperson, CTN and Member went to Manuel Carbó, FACEL (Xavier Cesari) and Zitrón (Roberto Arias and Susana Rodríguez), respectively. The Award for the Integration of Standardisation in Innovation went to Tecnalia (Iñaki San Sebastian).

 23 June 2020. The Spanish Association for Standardization has awarded its UNE Awards in its 2020 edition, which recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations to standardisation.

The awards ceremony took place during the annual meeting of the chairpersons and secretaries of the Technical Committees for Standardisation (CTNs), which was held online this year, with the participation of more than 200 CTN chairpersons and secretaries from sector associations, companies, public administrations and other organisations. These sessions strengthen the multi-sectorial collaborative environment represented by UNE, strengthening the associative model as an effective guarantee of response to the needs of Spanish companies and public administrations.

The UNE Awards for a Chairperson, CTN and Member of a CTN recognise individuals and organisations for their involvement in the development of UNE standards. The Awards also recognise the integration of standardisation innovation.

The Awards were presented, respectively, on:

  • Premio UNE a la Presidencia más destacada en 2020: Manuel Carbó, Presidente del CTN 118 Tabaco y productos del tabaco.
    El premio se ha concedido por su tarea como dinamizador e impulsor de las actividades de este CTN. Manuel Carbó es Director del Centro de Investigación y Control de la Calidad en la Dirección General de Consumo del Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social.
  • UNE award to the most prominent TC: CTN 211 Cables de energía eléctrica, cuya Secretaría gestiona FACEL (Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Cables y Conductores Eléctricos y de Fibra Óptica). El reconocimiento se ha otorgado a su Secretario: Xavier Cesari. Therecognition values the positive impact of the activities of this CTN on the organisations of its sector, as well as its ability to drive the sector and its professionalism when completing the procedures established in the standardisation system.
  • Premio UNE a la Vocalía más destacada: Roberto Arias y Susana Rodríguez, de la empresa Zitrón, por su vocalía en el CTN 100 Climatización.
    El Premio valora su implicación y trayectoria en este Comité. Zitrón se dedica a la fabricación de sistemas de ventilación para túneles y lleva más de 15 años apostando y entendiendo los beneficios que reporta la participación en la normalización.
  • UNE Award for Integration of Standardisation in Innovation.  It was given to Tecnalia, represented by its CEO Iñaki San Sebastian.
    The award values its outstanding contribution to applying and promoting the integration of standardisation in R&D&I activities. As well as participating in over 40 technical standardisation bodies, Tecnalia has collaborated with UNE on 26 proposals for European Horizon 2020 projects.

The aim of these awards, granted by the Spanish Standardisation Body, is to acknowledge the commitment and professionality of over 12,000 experts and 6,000 organisations that both play an active role in developing technical standards in any of the 219 UNE Technical Standardisation Committees.

Similarly, the award is expected to help spread the multi-sectoral, collaborative approach embodied by UNE, as well as boost the partnership model as an effective guarantee in responding to the needs of Spanish companies and public administrations.

The annual meeting of the chairpersons and secretaries of UNE's CTNs, which was held online, was attended by the Chairman and Managing Director of UNE, Carlos Esteban and Javier García, respectively, among others.