The Chairman of UNE, Carlos Esteban Portal and the Director General of Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Businesses for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Galo Gutiérrez, opened the conference aimed at analysing, among other matters, the advantages and benefits of standardisation as a support for legislation.
Javier García, Director General of UNE, highlighted how solutions for sector regulation in increasing areas of public policy can be attained through standardisation. He also emphasised that the UNE's goals focus on catering for the needs of businesses.
12% of UNE standards are quoted in national legislation; over 600 standards in robotics, additive manufacturing and IoT are currently being revised.
Speakers included José Manuel Prieto Barrio, Deputy Director General of Industrial Quality and Safety from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; José Manuel Cendón Alberte, Deputy General Manager of Standards and Technical Studies of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director of Internal Market Policy, Regulation and Execution at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Enrique Martínez Marín, Chairman of SEGITTUR and the Committee AEN/CTN 178 Smart Cities; and Alfredo Berges Valdecantos, Deputy Chairman of the UNE.
The conference concluded with the presentation of the Third edition of the UNE Awards for academic standardisation projects. These awards were created with the aim of promoting interest and knowledge among undergraduate students of the importance of technical standards in the professional field, in trade and in legislation.
In selecting the winners, UNE takes various criteria into account, such as the role they have played in promoting standardisation, their professionalism, their commitment, or Spanish representation in European and international standardisation bodies.
Further information in the press release.