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What are the benefits?

For those involved in research and innovation across industry and academia, there are many benefits of engaging in Standards Development for new and emerging technology areas.  Standards help bridge the innovation gap between research and global market impact by building customer trust and confidence in new innovative solutions – such that early standards development enables faster mass-market adoption of new technologies, products and services.  Standards enhance the economic value and impact of research and innovation projects. The EU Commission stated the following in relation to Standardisation and Horizon 2020 [The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2017. COM/2016/0357 final]

“The development and implementation of research and innovation agendas including through standardisation is essential for EU competitiveness.  Horizon 2020 will give strong support (project funding) to the market uptake of innovation, in particular to supporting standardisation through research and putting science into standards.  Standardisation activities are an essential channel for the market adoption of research results and for the diffusion of innovations”.

At a national policy level, Innovation 2020 and Enterprise 2025 emphasise the importance of standards as a source of competitive advantage to help Ireland fulfil its ambition to become a ‘Global Innovation Leader’, and state that “Irish-based enterprises must embed standards in their research, development and testing processes”.  NSAI as the National Standards Body in Ireland is your gateway to international standards development.

Contact NSAI Standards Business Development, Research & Innovation

Paul Killeen | Email: paul.killeen@nsai.ie | LinkedIn | Tel: 01 807 3876

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NSAI publish COVID-19 Guide for the retail sector

NSAI publish COVID-19 Guide for the retail sector

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has today published a ‘Retail Protection and Improvement Guide’ to help retailers manage business continuity during the COVID-19 emergency. The document outlines preventative measures businesses can take to help prevent the spread of the CoronaVirus and addresses risks to both workers...

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Standards for Medical Supplies made freely available

Standards for Medical Supplies made freely available

In response to the coronavirus emergency, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), have all agreed to make freely available a series of European, American and International Standards...

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New Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide launched by Minister Humphreys

New Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide launched by Minister Humphreys

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has today published a ‘Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide’ outlining preventative measures businesses can take to prevent the spread of CoronaVirus. The Government, in welcoming this guidance, has reaffirmed its commitment to assisting businesses operate whilst rigorously adhering to public health...

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Business Continuity Planning: Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19

Business Continuity Planning: Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has issued a checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19 to ensure business continuity.  The checklist is available to view here. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has issued a checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19 to...

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NSAI Statement in relation to Covid-19 Emergency

NSAI Statement in relation to Covid-19 Emergency

Dear customers and stakeholders, In the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 emergency as we all face challenges and make difficult decisions in our work and personal lives, I want to assure you that NSAI has robust plans in place to see us through the days and weeks ahead.  ...

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