The Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy clearly outlines the importance of standardisation for achieving the objectives of an agile future digital economy for promoting growth and innovation for Europe: “Standardisation has an essential role to play in increasing interoperability of new technologies within the Digital Single Market. It can help steer the development of new technologies ”. Possibly controversially, the DSM Communication suggests that “currently industry stakeholders decide ‘bottom up’ in which areas to develop standards and this is increasingly taking place outside of Europe, undermining our long-term competitiveness”. Is this the right approach?
This Round Table will explore the various routes how standardisation can effectively contribute to the implementation of the DSM strategy and how public authorities can make use of standards in support of the respective policy priorities. How can Europe maximise its opportunity for innovation in a global market? The Round Table aims at providing some deep insights from which further concrete recommendations for action can be developed.