“Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.” - Albert Szent-Györgyi
Standardisation rhymes with innovation
Standardisation fosters innovation because it helps disseminate new products and technological solutions by opening up new markets and strengthening the relationship between business and the research world.
When the standard
it’s not there yet
Reference Practices (PdRs) introduce technical prescriptions or sectoral application models of specific standards when there are no national, European or international standards or draft standards.
They may contain good practices already in use in citizen/consumer services, sectoral applications of existing specifications, industry specifications, protocols for the management of proprietary brands, locally tested management models, nationally adopted CWAs.
Development of practices
Reference practices are elaborated on the basis of a rapid sharing process among authors only, which does not exceed 9 months. They arise around Tables set up and managed by UNI.
Verification of the existing normative context, political-strategic assessment, identification of experts
Formalisation of the contract with the proposer, definition of details
Start of work
Dissemination of information, gathering of stakeholder interest, kick-off meeting
Elaboration of the document and approval by the Table
Collection of comments and finalisation of the document
Ratification and publication of the document
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CEN Workshop Agreement
CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs) are experimental technical documents developed rapidly with the discussion and contribution of all interested parties, with the same mechanisms of transparency and consensus as in voluntary standardisation. They are therefore particularly suitable for sharing innovative know-how and quickly transferring the results of Research and Innovation projects to the market.
The elaboration of CWA
CWAs are elaborated by a CEN Workshop (CEN/WS), whose Project Plan (PP) contains the background information, scope and objectives of the proposed CWA, work programme and potential stakeholders.
Drafting of PP containing all information
Kick-off meeting and approval of the PP
Elaboration of the document and possible Public Inquiry
Approval of the document by CEN/WS
By the CEN member standardisation bodies
Validity and verification
Verification of validity in the first 3 years of application
Research & Innovation Projects
Together with large companies, SMEs, start-ups, universities, research centres, institutions, UNI participates in Research & Innovation projects funded at regional, national and European level. Its role is to support project activities and partners. How?
By facilitating knowledge dissemination, technology transfer, co-design and promoting market understanding of research results
By helping to set the context for new emerging markets and meeting legal requirements
Reducing the timing of innovation diffusion, increasing market exchange and enabling interoperability between new and old products/parts (and thus also between technologies)
Creating relationships - networking - with customers, competitors, suppliers, regulators, consumers/users
Promoting the acceptability of innovation to customers, public procurers and consumer confidence
EUB SuperHub – European Building Sustainability performance and energy certification Hub
TREASURE: leading the TRansition of the European Automotive SUpply chain towards a circulaR futurE
CircThread – Building the Digital Thread for Circular Economy Product, Resource & Service Management
#CircularEconomy, #Data Access
E-SHyIPS: Ecosystemic knowledge in Standards for Hydrogen Implementation on Passenger Ships
#Hydrogen, #MaritimeTransport, #PassengerShips
ASINA: Anticipating Safety Issues at the Design Stage of NAno Product Development
Project Ô: demonstration of planning and technology tools for a circular, integrated and symbiotic use of water
#CircularEconomy, #PublicUtilities, #WaterManagement
RECLAIM: RE-manufaCturing and Refurbishment LArge Industrial equipment
#CircularEconomy, #Industry 4.0, #Remanufactoring
BIORECER: Biological Resources Certifications Schemes
#Bio-basedMaterials, #Bio-basedPlastics, #Bio-basedProducts, #BioFuels, #Certification, #Standards, #TechnicalCompliace, #Validation, #Verification
RobétArmé: Human-robot collaborative construction system for shotcrete digitization and automation through advanced perception, cognition, mobility and additive manufacturing skills
STAR4BBS: Sustainability Transition Assessment Rules for Bio-Based Systems
#Bio-basedMaterials, #Bio-basedPlastics, #Bio-basedProducts, #Certification, #Standards, #TechnicalCompliace, #Validation, #Verification
MOZART Morphing Computerized mats with Embodied Sensing and Artificial Intelligence
#AI, #IntelligentSystems, #MultiAgentSystems, #RoboticAutomaticControl
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Strengthening of institutional as well as human capacities of Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology (GEOSTM) according to the international/EU best practices
The objectives of the project are to strengthen Georgia’s standardisation and metrology infrastructure and services in accordance with European and international best practices; to initiate a robust legal approximation process; to develop quality infrastructure; to align GEOSTM’s practices and procedures with those of the European Union; and to expand and consolidate the standardisation system, with a focus on European research programmes.