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, however, it is still questionable whether innovation is 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 can enable a highly practical transfer. The project findings provided the basis from which to deduce practical and political implications. Therefore, the project IPONORM influenced the innovation ability of SMEs in a positive way.