Presentation of BioReCer in UNI’s workshop for the related project Star4bbs highlighting standardisation in the bio-based sectors

Author: Adriano Ferrara (UNI)

As part of the European research and innovation project Star4bbs, UNI recently conducted an online training on December 14, 2023. The event, titled “Standards and R&I projects: how to support the bio-base industries”, provided a detailed overview of the role of standardisation in supporting the bio-based industry.

The workshop focused on how standardisation can be a valuable ally for the bio-based industry, delving into the workings of technical standardisation, the key players involved, and its connection with the certification world. A key highlight of the event was to demonstrate how organisations can translate research and innovation results into pre-standardisation documents, known as CEN Workshop Agreements (CWA). Essentially, these agreements enable organisations to formalise and share their research findings, contributing to the development of new standards and industry practices.

Particular emphasis was given to the potential standardisation results arising from the Horizon projects Star4bbs, Biorecer, and Bioradar. Participants had the opportunity to delve into the objectives and interim results of these projects, highlighting the central role of standardisation in advancing the bio-based industry.

The workshop was an opportunity for participants to understand the link between standardisation and research projects, with a specific focus on supporting bio-based industries. During the event, ways in which organisations can leverage research results to develop standards contributing to the progress and sustainability of the sector were outlined.
This workshop represents a significant step toward the common goal of developing standards that support the bio-based industry, promoting innovation, sustainability, and collaboration among stakeholders.

The full recording of the workshop is freely accessible here
You can also download all slides from the presentations:

Maria Camara Ruiz

Cristina Di Maria

Francesco Fatone

Elena Mocchio

Luana Ladu