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Standardization and Regulation

Many systems of public relevance are regulated, and their design is governed by norms and standards. While legal regulations typically contain essential requirements and otherwise refer to the technical state of the art, norms and standards are a manifestation of the state of the art and so-called generally accepted practice; they often contain detailed specifications. If your system is designed following the relevant harmonized EU-norms and standards, the responsible regulatory body assumes conformity with the applicable regulations. However, standards perpetuate the status quo. A novel, innovative idea typically does not fit into the standardized world, so that it becomes time-consuming and expensive to individually demonstrate conformity with the essential requirements.

A sound approach, therefore, is to take part in standardization activities early on to pave the way for your innovation. We support you along this way: Writing standards proposals, representing your ideas in relevant committees, and fostering alliances for changes to existing norms and standards.

National and EU legislators update regulations in response to technological, economical, societal and political changes. Digitization opens up new possibilities for efficient public and private infrastructure, but current regulations are not yet adapted to these possibilities. We are there for you to evaluate the effect of upcoming regulatory changes on your systems, and to identify chances and risks. Through comments, hearings, and public statements, we can help you to point out upcoming problems that might otherwise turn into roadblocks for innovative developments.

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