CEN-CENELEC, the European Committees for Standardisation and for Electrotechnical Standardisation, have published their joint position on Horizon 2020.
CEN and CENELEC are fully committed to supporting the Horizon 2020 programme and helping to tackle barriers to innovation in Europe and consider that standardisation can contribute to all three key priorities of Horizon 2020, i.e. excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. In the paper they propose a set of concrete steps to integrate standardisation within the framework of Horizon 2020. They then suggest including references to standardisation opportunities in the Horizon 2020 work programmes, and using standardisation to support the transfer of innovation to the market and increase the impact of research projects.
They also propose that the Horizon 2020 programme provide for the possibility for funding arrangements for necessary standardisation activities to be addressed at later stages of a project.
The CEN-CENELEC position paper is available here.
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