Access to knowledge about standardisation and a solid metrological infrastructure will give Danish companies the best conditions for growth and global competitiveness in the digital, green marketplace of the future.

Standardisation and metrology will underpin the green transition

Standardisation and metrology are integral, fundamental parts of our everyday lives, manufacturing, and international trade.

Standards contribute to innovation, the opening of new markets, and the ability to secure Danish companies access to global value chains. A strong metrological infrastructure contributes to the confidence of businesses, consumers, and society in measurement results and settlements.

Both areas are therefore crucial for Danish growth and competitiveness. However, in recent years, both areas have also been particularly challenged to keep up with the green and digital transition. Innovation and technology are developing rapidly, but standardisation processes take time.

In this project, entitled "Value through standards and metrological infrastructure" we will ensure that standardisation and metrology serve as a foundation for the green and digital transition across sectors and forms of technology, in line with the recommendations of the climate partnerships and in support of Denmark's strengths. We will ensure that Danish companies get the best insights and understanding possible, as early as possible, regarding new standards. In doing so, they will gain opportunities to shape developments in ways that benefit Danish competitiveness.

Europe's best access to standards and metrological knowledge

This project's ambition is to give Danish industry the best access anywhere in Europe to knowledge about standards, approval requirements, and metrology. This is particularly true for the many small- and medium-sized enterprises that lack the resources or opportunities to follow developments and participate in the standardisation work themselves.

With these efforts, we will secure the industry access to the latest knowledge and services in standardisation and legal metrology by:

  • disseminating knowledge from national and international standardisation committees to the industry
  • maintaining and developing national reference laboratories and metrological services, with a particular focus on the green and digital transition, including the development of standards for measuring green energy sources
  • developing tools to support a digital transformation in standards and metrology
  • developing calibration methods that produce measurements as accurate and close to reality as possible.
Value through standards and metrological infrastructure

The value of standards and metrology benefits the whole industry - especially SMEs

By its nature, the project has a broad group of beneficiaries, as its value creation benefits virtually all Danish positions of strength and sectors.

This applies not only to industries subject to very extensive regulatory requirements, such as life science, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and space, but also to product manufacturers where the adoption of standards for documenting sustainability, eco-friendly design, and regulatory requirements will help to drive sustainable development and growth.

The target group, then, can be defined as companies that need to have new products tested and approved according to complex, often overwhelming regulatory requirements; companies that need calibrations that are accurate and traceable at the highest level, and can be performed under conditions that are similar to operating conditions; and authorities, purchasers, and consumers who need confidence in the fact that products and measurements comply with existing regulations, standards, and quality requirements.