Boosting Innovation Through Standards

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 08:30 to 17:00

SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels

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 and 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
  • Peter Dröll
  • Carmen Ianosi
  • Spiro Dhapi
  • Andrea Rusconi Clerici
  • Ruggero Lensi
  • Karl Grün
  • Christoph Winterhalter
  • Fabio Taucer
  • Michel Neu


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.