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This European conference is about bringing new products, systems and services to the market by:


  • speeding up the adoption of research and innovation outcomes;
  • generating trust for innovative ideas;
  • driving business scaling across markets.


Leading experts in innovation and standardization will present their experiences in linking the two worlds and highlighting how each one is benefiting from the other. 


Thematic parallel sessions will allow detailed insight into the various aspects of standardization by providing an overview on:


  • The landscape of standards, stakeholders tools and international aspect;
  • How patents and standards support researchers and innovators;
  • Ideas for making the CEN-CENELEC processes to meet the target communities’ expectations better;
  • How to integrate standardization in research programmes;
  • How standardization can support boosting innovation;
  • Key messages for research and innovation enablers (NCPs, European Federations, ETPs and other multipliers).


CEN and CENELEC, the European standardization organizations, warmly welcome researchers, technologists and innovators to this dedicated one-day event.


Speakers include

Vincent Laflèche

Vincent Laflèche



Peter  Dröll

Peter Dröll

Director for Prosperity, Directorate-General Research and Innovation

European Commission

Carmen Ianosi

Carmen Ianosi

Innovation and Policy Officer DG Connect - Communications Networks, Content & Technology

European Commission

Elena Santiago Cid

Elena Santiago Cid

CEN and CENELEC Director General

Pascal Poupet

Pascal Poupet

Head of Department of International Affairs

Afnor Group

Karl  Grün

Karl Grün

Director Standards Development

Austrian Standards International

Kirsten Dunlop

Kirsten Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer

EIT Climate-KIC

Knut Blind

Knut Blind

Professor for Innovation Economics

Andrea Rusconi Clerici

Andrea Rusconi Clerici

Co-Founder & CTO


Andrea Höglinger

Andrea Höglinger

Head of Division European and International Programmes

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Why attend? 


  • Connect with experts;
  • Get to know innovative tools, and explore new perspectives on standardization;
  • Learn which role policies, standards and patents play in innovation, and how to use each one in your startup or research project.


For further information on this event, please contact Samira Nik on / +32 2 550 08 48



Wednesday 13 November, 2019
08.30 to 17.00




SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre

Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 515 13 22

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