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This high-level 1-day event aims to boost the market uptake of innovation and research outcomes by using standardization as an enabler. 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 for:


  • Innovative researchers interested in enhancing their understanding of standards and how it helps their ideas to reach the market
  • Researchers eager to learn how to integrate standardization in research programmes
  • Entrepreneurs looking to break into a market of 600 million consumers
  • Those keen to understand how patents and standards support researchers and innovators
  • Those interested in expanding their network within industry as well as the research and innovation community
  • 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.


Watch the teaser videos of the 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

Andrea Höglinger

Andrea Höglinger

Head of Division European and International Programmes

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Niall Dunne

Niall Dunne



Fernando Utrilla Ortega

Fernando Utrilla Ortega

Head of R&I department


Magnus Karlsson

Magnus Karlsson

Chairman and national expert, TK 532 Innovation management

SIS Swedish Institute for Standards Project manager, Innovation management system, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Karl  Grün

Karl Grün

Director Standards Development

Austrian Standards International

Michel Neu

Michel Neu

International Expert CEA Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Connect

Knut Blind

Knut Blind

Professor for Innovation Economics

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

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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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