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.
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