Study on the contribution of standardization to innovation in European-funded research projects

Publication date: 30 september 2013 | Report language: EN

This study for CEN analysed the nature and extent to which FP6 and FP7 projects use standardisation as an input to their work or as a means to codify and disseminate the knowledge created through projects. Desk research, interviews and surveys were used to identify the role of standards within FP6/7 projects and a series of six case studies were developed to feature projects that involved or led directly to new standards development. CEN used the results to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the contribution of standardisation to innovation within FP research projects, inform future policy and further promote standardization as a tool to support the research and innovation process.