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Standards and innovation

Standardisation in R&D&I projects

Horizon 2020 Programme

Standardisation adds value to R&D&I projects and activities, if they include the use of the existing standards and the contribution to the development of new standards. This provides a strong tool for transferring knowledge and launching to markets for the results of the research and the innovative solutions. Both aspects, promotion and launch to market, are key to optimising the economic and social impact of innovation.

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Cities in innovative technologies
Standardisation of innovative technology

Using standardisation from the early stages of developing new technologies is a crucial strategy to optimising their implementation in order to avoid duplicities and inconsistencies, and identifying what common elements are necessary to be able to progress, which need additional research and which must be defined in each organisation's know-how. The standardisation and protection of copyright must be seized upon to expand the diffusion and use of new developments, in turn, creating the bases for future innovations.

This is how sectors such as artificial intelligence, shared electronic registry technologies, blockchain, biotechnology, forensic technologies, advanced manufacture, 3D printing, etc., have understood it.

UNE, together with the international organisations, upholds a proactive attitude by identifying new subject matters and sectors that can benefit from standardisation, contacting the leading stakeholders and coordinating their commissioning. In turn, it is open to ideas and proposals of the industry, services and research to help to meet their needs.

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Map of Innovation Management
Suitable management of innovation

Using the innovation management standards UNE 166000, CEN/TS 16555 and ISO 56000 encourages companies and organisations to improve their abilities and performance levels. They help in various areas: to raise awareness on and add value to innovative features of a company's activity that are sometimes not identified as such; to systematise activities improving their efficiency; to understand market needs such as engines for innovation; to increase and optimise collaboration in order to generate value and to promote the protection and appreciation of their intangible assets. Specifically, they allow companies and organisations to boost their competitiveness and sustainability in the medium to long term.​​​​​​​​

CTN 166 catalogueAENORmás Collection