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Standards: Can they spur or kill innovation?

Fringe event organised by Science Business Innovation Board

Studio 214/216, 11/03/2014 (11:15-12:30)

Around the world, the technical standard-setting process is a cumbersome but necessary business. But is there a better way to do it? Can we devise a more flexible, dynamic system for setting standards and norms that would adapt more quickly to changing technologies and local member-state needs? A panel, organised by the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL, would include original research on the topic by Board member ESADE Business School.


  • Sabine Brunswicker, Head of Open Innovation,Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
  • Jonathan Wareham, Vice-dean for Research, ESADE
  • Howard Fogt, Partner, Foley and Lardner
  • Alan Begg, SVP for Technology, SKF Group
  • Reinhilde Veugeleurs, Professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, KULeuven
  • Jim Beveridge, Director of International Technology Affairs, Microsoft
  • Mohammed Chakri, Partnerships Director, Sanofi R&D
  • Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business

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