Innovation capability of standardization - IPONORM

Commissioned by: DIN

Duration: 04/2012 – 03/2014

The project IPONORM captured a new scientific topic by analyzing the relationship between innovation and standardization. At a macro level a positive correlation between innovation and standardization was analyzed. At a micro level it is still questionable however innovations are encouraged by standardization, especially for SMEs. This research question was analyzed during the IPONORM project. Another important part of the project was how knowledge diffusion enabled a high practical transfer. The project findings were the basis to deduce practical and political implications. Therefore, the project IPONORM influenced the innovation ability of SMEs in a positive way.