On October 14, 2021, the world leading standards developing organizations IEC, ISO and ITU are celebrating the World Standards Day 2021. This year they point out their contributions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for a better world.
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To achieve these goals, many technical experts from companies, research organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations work closely together to develop international standards. These standards and the conformity systems based on them help to improve existing and to develop new technologies. In this way, products with improved performance and lower resource consumption are created.
The global challenges of the coming decades are huge. Therefore, it is not sufficient to carry out continuous incremental development. Instead, disruptive innovations are needed to accelerate the technical development. Nanotechnology which uses scientific knowledge to manipulate and control matter on the nano-scale has the potential to enable those innovations.
IEC/TC 113 “Nanotechnology for electrotechnical products and systems” and ISO/TC 229 “Nanotechnology” are the responsible technical committees for nanotechnology standardization. This includes the development of measurement standards that ultimately form the basis for comparing different materials and technical solutions. By operating the secretariat of IEC/TC 113 on behalf of the DKE ISC is committed to this mission which supports especially SDG 9 “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”.
Stakeholders from the private and public sector are encouraged to contact ISC – International Standards Consulting if they are interested on standardization. Stakeholders do not have to be experts in standardization. They only need to have an idea how standards can support their business. ISC provides guidance through the standardization process, very much like a patent attorney takes care of the patent application process..