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European Standards Regulation UK Government response 7 November 2012. Mark Holmes Deputy Director Innovation Infrastructure & Impact. Overview. High level UK initiatives linked to standards Why standards matter in the UK Why European standards matter

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European standards regulation uk government response 7 november 2012

European Standards RegulationUK Government response 7 November 2012

Mark Holmes

Deputy Director Innovation Infrastructure & Impact


European standards regulation uk government response 7 november 2012

Overview

  • High level UK initiatives linked to standards

  • Why standards matter in the UK

  • Why European standards matter

  • Why is the Standards Regulation important

  • What the UK would like to see next


High level uk initiatives related to standards

High level UK initiatives related to standards

  • UK Industrial strategy

  • Lord Heseltine review: No stone unturned in pursuit of growth

  • UK Plan for Sustainable Growth

  • UK Innovation & Research Strategy for Growth

  • TSB strategy Concept to Commercialisation

  • No 10’s Let’s Choose Growth


Uk industrial strategy

UK Industrial Strategy

Collaborative sector strategies in:

  • advanced manufacturing

  • knowledge-intensive traded industries

  • the enabling industries

    Builds strategic partnerships with industries & target support for them to help realise their growth prospects.


Lord heseltine partnership for growth review

Lord Heseltine partnership for growth review

Recommendation:

  • BSI, TSB, & Research Councils UK to work together to ensure that new standards are set earlier in developing new technologies in the UK.


Uk plan for sustainable growth

UK Plan for Sustainable Growth

Sustainable economic growth is Government’s

top priority. The Plan for Growth focuses on:

  • Infrastructure

  • Education and skills

  • Logistics

  • Mid-sized businesses

  • Rural economy

  • Open data


Innovation research strategy for growth

Innovation & Research Strategy for Growth

  • Stronger links through network initiatives between entrepreneurs, researchers & experts in standards, measurement, intellectual property, and design.

  • BSI, NMO, & NPL to work with international measurement & standards bodies & committees to promote UK’s strengths in measurements & standards & of UK businesses.


Tsb concept to commercialisation

TSB Concept to Commercialisation

  • TSB will work with the Government to identify areas where policy, standards, & regulation can stimulate business innovation, creating innovation platforms as appropriate.


Let s choose growth

Let’s choose growth

  • Speeding up standard-setting for innovative new technologies, so that firms can make the most of new opportunities


Why standards matter

Why standards matter

  • Standards can capture opportunities from technological, social & economic change

  • They support the UK economy by:

    • increasing productivity

    • supporting regulation

    • facilitating innovation


Why european standards matter

Why European standards matter

  • Support policy & enhance Europe’s strengths

  • Complement national standards

  • Improve interoperability in products across Europe & globally

  • Facilitate trade across the single market

  • Open new markets & worldwide support for European businesses


Why is this regulation important

Why is this Regulation important

  • Supports Europe 2020 growth initiatives

  • Maintains balance between Member States, Commission and Standards Development Organisations

  • Encourages faster and more efficient standards development, while preserving quality

  • Extends European standards into service sectors

  • Improves stakeholder access to & use of standards

  • Enables identification of ICT technical specifications for use in public procurement


What the uk would like to see next

What the UK would like to see next

  • Clear & consistent implementation of the Regulation

  • A review of the European standards system that adds value

  • Better links between standardisation & research – Horizon 2020

  • Member States involvement in a high level policy committee – not only a technical committee


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention

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