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Annual report 2018

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COST Connect

A series of thematic workshops organised by the COST Association

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COST Actions

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.

Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

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COST Connect

COST Connect | Action for Standards

November 28, 2019 12:00

This “Action for Standards” COST Connect will be organised in collaboration with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The event will explore ways in which the potential synergies between COST Actions and standardisation activities can be fully exploited. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the question why research should support the development of standards at an early stage, showcasing good practices (and challenges) of COST Actions engaging in standards, and providing lessons learned for standardisers and COST communities.

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