A Centre for standardization in innovation to be established in Russia

A Centre for standardization in innovation to be established in RussiaOn the first day of Open Innovations Forum, the Chairman of the Board of JSC RUSNANO Anatoly Chubais, the President of Skolkovo Viktor Vekselberg, the head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology Grigory Elkin signed an Agreement on cooperation in standardization of innovative products and the establishment of Russian Centre for standardization in innovation.

We need such centre to avoid the conflicts of interests, set goals and objectives and to identify a group of experts to perform the task. The Centre is the best form of cooperation. Our success as a whole will be greater if we work together and coordinate our activities, - the president of the Skolkovo Fund Viktor Vekselberg said.

The main objective of the Centre is to form an innovation friendly regulatory framework that makes it possible for innovative products and technologies to enter the market. In particular, the Centre will provide innovators with the organizational support and advice on issues such as the development and updating of national standards and their harmonization with international standards.

In addition, the Centre will become an open platform for discussion of quality issues and safety of new products, which will contribute to the development and implementation of standards that promote innovation and do not let poor quality or unsafe products enter the market.

The Chairman of the Board of JSC RUSNANO Anatoly Chubais noted good relations between development institutions and Rosstandart and said that the document puts the process of innovation standardization into practice. This is necessary and essential process for many companies, because it is quite difficult to combine the concepts of innovation and standardization.