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Small Business Standards (SBS) is a European non-profit association (aisbl) co-financed by the European Union and EFTA Member States. Its goal is to represent and defend small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the standardisation process at European and international levels. Moreover, it aims at raising the awareness of SMEs about the benefits of standards and at encouraging them to get involved in the standardisation process.

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Info-Webinar SBS Call for Experts (2025)

Info-Webinar SBS Call for Experts (2025)

29-08-2024 13:30 to 29-08-2024 14:30 · Events & Seminars

Each year, SBS appoints experts to represent the interests of SMEs in European and international standardisation committees. Experts are appointed to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI committees at the European level and to ISO and IEC committees at the international level. This year, the open call will be launched in the last week of June 2024. […]

Meeting Standards

Meeting Standards

25-11-2024 00:00 to 29-11-2024 23:00 · Events & Seminars
EU- wide campaign

SBS is organising the second edition of Meeting Standards from 25 to 29 November 2024. Meeting Standards is a campaign to raise awareness among SMEs and SME organisations about the importance of standardisation and getting involved in the standards writing process. Moreover, the aim is to inform SMEs about the latest developments in standardisation that […]

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Driving Inclusiveness In Standardisation: How To Strengthen National Participation?

Driving Inclusiveness In Standardisation: How To Strengthen National Participation?

05-06-2024 09:30 to 05-06-2024 16:45 · Events & Seminars
Brussells

On 5 June, SBS and CEN-CENELEC are co-organising a workshop with the support of the Belgian FPS Economy. The goal of the workshop, organised under the High-Level Forum on European Standardisation (HLF) and its workstream on inclusiveness in national Standardisation, is to tackle issues of access and participation in Standardizationat the national level and discuss and promote best practices.

SMEs and innovation investments management

SMEs and innovation investments management

21-05-2024 15:00 to 23-05-2024 17:00 · Hybrid Event

Small Business Standards (SBS), in collaboration with ISO TC279/WG3 on innovation management tools and methods, organised two workshops and panel discussions to explain the standardisation work being carried out by this ISO Technical committee and have an exchange with SMEs and SME representatives to better understand their needs and ensure the development of relevant international […]

SMEs and Innovation Ecosystem Management

SMEs and Innovation Ecosystem Management

21-05-2024 14:00 to 21-05-2024 16:30 · Hybrid Event

SMES AND INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT Tuesday 21 May, 14.00 – 16.30 Online/SBS headquarters (Brussels)   Small Business Standards (SBS), in collaboration with ISO TC279/WG3 on innovation management tools and methods, organised two workshops and panel discussions to explain the standardisation work being carried out by this ISO Technical committee and have an exchange with SMEs and […]

SMEs And Smart Manufacturing – Standards As Accelerators Of Industry Change

SMEs And Smart Manufacturing – Standards As Accelerators Of Industry Change

21-11-2023 13:15 to 21-11-2023 16:15 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

Meeting Standards is a campaign to raise awareness among SMEs and SME organisations about the importance of Standardisation and getting involved in the standards writing process.

European Standardisation Panel Survey

European Standardisation Panel Survey

16-11-2023 14:00 to 16-11-2023 14:45 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

Discover the European Standardisation Panel Survey! 16 November 2023 14.00-14.45H Online The European Standardisation Panel Survey is an initiative launched by the European Commission.  The survey identifies the industry’s demand for standards, helps to assess how research and innovation framework programmes tackle such needs and raises awareness of the importance of standardisation. The survey is […]

Meeting Standards

Meeting Standards

14-11-2023 23:45 to 21-11-2023 14:45 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

Meeting Standards is a campaign to raise awareness among SMEs and SME organisations about the importance of standardisation and getting involved in the standards writing process. Moreover, the aim is to inform SMEs about the latest developments in standardisation that may be of relevance to them. 

SBS Lift Forum 2023

SBS Lift Forum 2023

17-10-2023 00:00 to 17-10-2023 14:45 · Events & Seminars
Augsburg , GERMANY

The new Machinery Regulation and its impact in the lift sector The SBS Lift Forum is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing lift standardisation activities that are relevant to SMEs. This year, the SBS Lift Forum will be organised in the framework of the Interlift Fair in Augsburg (Germany). Interlift is the […]

Webinar To Introduce SBS’ Call For Experts 2024

Webinar To Introduce SBS’ Call For Experts 2024

01-09-2023 10:00 to 01-09-2023 11:00 · Events & Seminars

SBS published an open call for experts to recruit technical experts to represent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in standardisation.

How to ensure the Digital Product Passport empowers SMEs

How to ensure the Digital Product Passport empowers SMEs

21-06-2023 10:00 to 21-06-2023 12:30 · Hybrid Event
Brussels, BELGIUM

On 21 June, SBS organised a hybrid workshop to explore the potential impact of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) on SMEs.

Growing your business with innovation management standards

Growing your business with innovation management standards

01-06-2023 14:30 to 01-06-2023 16:30 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

On Thursday 1 June, SBS organised a webinar on innovation management standards, particularly the ISO 56000 family of standards, and their potential impact on SMEs. The panellists discussed the specificities of innovation management standards and the benefits and challenges for European SMEs in implementing them. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to listen to the testimonial […]

US-EU Trade & Technology Council (TTC) SME Webinar

US-EU Trade & Technology Council (TTC) SME Webinar

13-12-2022 18:00 to 13-12-2022 16:30 · Events & Seminars

On 13 December, SBS will be speaking in a session focused specifically on resources for SMEs in a webinar organised by the US-EU Trade & Technology Council (TTC) SME Webinar on "How Standards help SMEs to Innovate, Compete, and Grow". Find all the details regarding the programme and registration on the dedicated webpage.

Harmonised standards to facilitate the access to and availability of “instructions and special tools” at lift installations

Harmonised standards to facilitate the access to and availability of “instructions and special tools” at lift installations

23-11-2022 10:30 to 23-11-2022 13:30 · Hybrid Event

SBS Lift Forum 2022 Harmonised standards to facilitate the access to and availability of “instructions and special tools” at all lift installations 23 November 2022 – 10.30H (hybrid event)   The 2022 edition of the SBS Lift Forum, an event that every year brings together experts, stakeholders and SMEs in the lift sector, revolved around […]

European Accessibility Act and Standards – What SMEs need to know

European Accessibility Act and Standards – What SMEs need to know

22-11-2022 09:30 to 22-11-2022 11:00 · Events & Seminars

Meeting Standards is a campaign to raise awareness among SMEs and SME organisations about the importance of standardisation and getting involved in the standards writing process.

Standardisation for Smart Textiles

Standardisation for Smart Textiles

21-11-2022 09:30 to 21-11-2022 11:00 · Events & Seminars

SBS Webinar Standardisation for Smart Textiles 21 November 2022, 09:30 – 11:00 (Online) An increasing number of smart textiles products are gradually entering the market. Smart Textiles are defined as textiles “that interact with their surroundings and able to able to react and adapt to an environment stimulus, whether it is electrical, thermal, chemical, or magnetic.” For […]

SBS Forum 2022 on PPE and Textile Care – From dual use to multi use

SBS Forum 2022 on PPE and Textile Care – From dual use to multi use

19-10-2022 10:00 to 19-10-2022 13:00 · Events & Seminars

SBS Forum 2022 on PPE and Textile Care standardisation in the PPE sector – From dual use to multi-use 19 October, 10:00 – 13:00 (online) The European Commission’s vision for leadership in digital transformation and green transition (twin transition) is reflected its legal proposals either as new legislation proposals or revision of existing legislations, such […]

SBS ICT Forum 2022 “Digital Sovereignty – Towards a vibrant SME ecosystem”

SBS ICT Forum 2022 “Digital Sovereignty – Towards a vibrant SME ecosystem”

29-09-2022 09:30 to 29-09-2022 13:00 · Hybrid Event
Brussels, BELGIUM

Europe’s 2030 digital targets entails a set of specific objectives that aims to enable Europe’s digital transformation and leadership, while encapsulating European fundamental values. Subsequently, these targets are supported by a set of legislative acts such as the AI Act, the Digital Markets Act, the Digital Services Act, the Data Act, the Chips Act, the Cyber Resilience Act; and a revision of established legislation such as the NIS 2 Directive, the Radio Equipment Directive, the Machinery regulation, and the eIDAS regulation. In addition, a European Standardisation Strategy was released in February to strengthen Europe’s leadership in standardisation and align standards towards European values. Such work leads towards a transformation of an “open but naive” Europe, as mentioned by Commissioner Breton, to a digitally sovereign Europe. A Europe that has “mastery and ownership of key technologies in Europe ”.

Webinar on SBS’ call for Experts 2023

Webinar on SBS’ call for Experts 2023

30-08-2022 09:30 to 30-08-2022 10:30 · Events & Seminars

Every year SBS publishes an open call for experts to recruit technical experts to represent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in standardisation.

SMEs setting the standard for sustainable products

SMEs setting the standard for sustainable products

15-06-2022 13:15 to 15-06-2022 16:30 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

On 30 March 2022, the European Commission presented a package of initiatives to ensure that all products placed on the EU market become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives included in the package is a proposal for a new Regulation on Ecodesign for sustainable products. Considering that product design determines up to 80% of […]

“EU Standardisation Strategy – Reinforcing Europe’s role in global standards-setting”

“EU Standardisation Strategy – Reinforcing Europe’s role in global standards-setting”

19-04-2022 09:15 to 19-04-2022 10:45 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

The new Standardization Strategy presented in February by the European Commission is a vital opportunity for an increased role of SMEs in Standardization and outlines a series of crucial measures regarding the role of standards in promoting EU sovereignty and the governance and inclusiveness of the European Standardization system.

2021 SBS Lift Webinar

2021 SBS Lift Webinar

14-12-2021 14:00 to 14-12-2021 16:00 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

SBS Lift Webinar Updates on lift standardisation 14 December 2021   On 14 December, SBS is organising the SBS Lift Webinar to give lift SMEs a comprehensive overview of the 2021 technical updates and the developments for the years to come. The webinar will be the opportunity for the participants to meet our technical experts […]

SBS National Seminar in the Netherlands

SBS National Seminar in the Netherlands

14-12-2021 13:00 to 14-12-2021 15:00 · Events & Seminars
NETHERLANDS

On 14 December, MKB-Nederland organised an online seminar to inform and train Dutch entrepreneurs about the benefits of standards and to foster exchange of views between representatives and stakeholders of the Dutch standardization system.

Training on the “Revision of the Machinery Directive, standards and conformity assessment – What SMEs need to know”

Training on the “Revision of the Machinery Directive, standards and conformity assessment – What SMEs need to know”

16-11-2021 10:00 to 16-11-2021 12:00 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

SBS TRAINING Revision of the Machinery Directive, standards and conformity Assessment – What SMEs need to know 16 November 2021 10.00-12.00H CEST In April 2021, the European Commission proposed a new regulation to replace the current Machinery Directive. The Machinery Directive and the new regulation cover a wide range of products that go from agricultural […]

SBS Forum 2021 on PPE and Textile Care

SBS Forum 2021 on PPE and Textile Care

20-10-2021 10:00 to 20-10-2021 13:00 · Events & Seminars

With regard to digitisation of the sector and in relation to circulatory, the Digital Product Passport initiative demonstrates the use of digitisation and ICT standards in tracing PPE and Textile raw material to ensure transparency along the supply chain. For example, enabling technologies such as Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology can increase trust among the supply chain actors with accurate information regarding the quality of the raw material and manufacturing processes. This would also ensure adherence to reusability, recyclability, and repairability requirements. Hence, ICT standards for the support of circularity can enable other sectors to achieve circularity goals in faster and efficient manner, as highlighted by the report on ICT Standardization supporting Circular Economy

SBS ICT Forum 2021 – Empowering SMEs to lead ICT Standardisation for the Twin Transition

SBS ICT Forum 2021 – Empowering SMEs to lead ICT Standardisation for the Twin Transition

29-09-2021 10:00 to 29-09-2021 14:15 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

SMEs in different sectors need to build up expertise, capabilities and partnerships to reap the benefits of sustainable digital transformation. In many sectors, SMEs can use enabling technologies to redesign their processes and become green(er). For that, Europe needs to build on ecosystems and partnerships to manage the twin transition. Partnerships and exchanges between the digital and traditionally non-digital sectors are crucial to ensure Europe’s success and sovereignty in the future. ICT standards for the support of twin transitions play an important role in building such ecosystems and create synergies for collaboration among different sectors to reach sustainability goals.

SBS call for experts webinar

SBS call for experts webinar

09-09-2021 12:00 to 09-09-2021 13:00 · Events & Seminars

Every year SBS publishes an open call for experts to recruit technical experts to represent small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in standardisation. In the context of this year’s call to recruit experts, SBS organised a webinar on 2 September 2021 to present the content of the call and answer questions from potential applicants.   The […]

SBS Lift Forum on Building Information Modelling

SBS Lift Forum on Building Information Modelling

27-05-2021 10:00 to 27-05-2021 12:30 · Events & Seminars

SBS Lift Forum “Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the lift sector”    This year’s Lift Forum, organised by SBS’ lift member EFESME, is intended as a first introduction to the BIM methodology in the lift sector. The aim of the forum is be to explain what BIM is, how it is currently used and how […]

SBS Annual Conference – SMEs as drivers of green growth: Turning challenges into opportunities with standards

SBS Annual Conference – SMEs as drivers of green growth: Turning challenges into opportunities with standards

26-05-2021 13:15 to 26-05-2021 16:30 · Events & Seminars

Aspiring to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal setting out an ambitious environment policy agenda for the coming years. SMEs make up 99% of all businesses in the EU and thus they are an essential partner of the EU to steer our economy towards a circular model. […]

EU-UK trade agreement: A practical guide for SMEs

EU-UK trade agreement: A practical guide for SMEs

04-05-2021 14:00 to 04-05-2021 16:00 · Events & Seminars

EU-UK trade agreement: A practical guide for SMEs SBS-SMEunited workshop 4 May 2021 14.00 – 15.45H CEST Following the exit of the UK from the EU and the new EU-UK trade deal, European companies wishing to do business in the UK will need to adapt to a new set of rules. From 1 January 2021 […]

Awareness-raising seminar for Slovenian entrepreneurs

Awareness-raising seminar for Slovenian entrepreneurs

16-12-2020 10:00 to 16-12-2020 11:00 · Events & Seminars

Awareness-raising seminar for Slovenian entrepreneurs ONLINE SEMINAR 16 December 2020 –  10.00AM On 16 December 2020, Small Business Standards and the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia are organising a national seminar to inform and train Slovenian entrepreneurs about the advantages of the use of standards, as well as to foster exchange of […]

Awareness-raising seminar for Swedish entrepreneurs

Awareness-raising seminar for Swedish entrepreneurs

01-12-2020 10:30 to 01-12-2020 12:00 · Events & Seminars

Awareness-raising seminar for Swedish entrepreneurs ONLINE SEMINAR 1 December 2020 –  10.30AM On 1 December 2020, Small Business Standards and Företagarna, the Swedish Federation of Business Owners, are organising a national seminar to inform and train Swedish entrepreneurs about the advantages of the use of standards, as well as to foster exchange of views between […]

SBS Lift Seminar – CEN TC10: the current revision of lift standards and its impact on SMEs

SBS Lift Seminar – CEN TC10: the current revision of lift standards and its impact on SMEs

03-11-2020 10:00 to 10-11-2020 14:00 · Events & Seminars

SBS Lift Seminar CEN TC10: the current revision of lift standards and its impact on SMEs On 3 and 10 November 2020 in the afternoon, SBS will organise the SBS Lift Seminar which will discuss the ongoing revision of lift standards and its impact on SMEs. The seminar aims to inform participants on what is […]

Annual Conference – How can standards support SMEs to benefit from the data economy?

Annual Conference – How can standards support SMEs to benefit from the data economy?

29-09-2020 13:30 to 29-09-2020 16:15 · Events & Seminars

  How can standards support SMEs to benefit from the data economy? VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 29 September 2020 – 13.30-16.15 CEST Building the data economy is key to achieving a “Europe fit for the digital age”, one of the main priorities of the new European Commission. Data access, sharing and exchange between different players in the […]

SBS ICT Forum 2020 on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

SBS ICT Forum 2020 on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

28-09-2020 09:00 to 28-09-2020 11:00 · Events & Seminars

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) can act as an enabler for other technologies in various field. Some compare the potential impact of AI to that of the spread of electricity at the end of the 19th century. Electricity had an enabling effect on existing machineries and processes, which led to further innovation. Similarly, to that, AI […]

SBS PPE Forum 2020 on PPE and Textile Care

SBS PPE Forum 2020 on PPE and Textile Care

19-08-2020 09:00 to 19-08-2020 12:15 · Events & Seminars

SBS Forum on PPE and Textile Care 2020  Strengthen the PPE sector and circular economy – A path to safe and responsible Europe The recent COVID-19 crisis has exposed the limited capacity of Europe’s safety equipment manufacturers. Although demand for PPE products surged to unprecedented level that global capacity was not prepared for, Europe’s dependency on […]

Standardisation – Best practices to involve SMEs

Standardisation – Best practices to involve SMEs

21-02-2020 10:30 to 21-02-2020 12:30 · Events & Seminars
4 rue J. de Lalaing 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

  Small Business Standards has the pleasure to invite you to the fourth edition of the SBS Twinning seminar which will take place on 21 February from 10.00 to 12.30AM and will be organised with the support of SMEunited, the Association of Crafts and SMEs in Europe. The objective of this seminar is to raise […]

Standardisation – Best practices to involve SMEs

Standardisation – Best practices to involve SMEs

21-02-2020 10:00 to 21-02-2020 12:30 · Events & Seminars

Small Business Standards has the pleasure to invite you to the fourth edition of the SBS Twinning seminar which will take place on 21 February from 10.00 to 12.30AM and will be organised with the support of SMEunited, the Association of Crafts and SMEs in Europe. The objective of this seminar is to raise awareness […]

Awareness raising seminar in Paris (France)

Awareness raising seminar in Paris (France)

27-11-2019 09:00 to 27-11-2019 16:00 · Events & Seminars
12 avenue Marceau 75008 Paris, FRANCE

Awareness raising seminar in Paris “Prendre en compte les intérêts et les besoins des petites entreprises artisanales comme facteur de succès du système français et européen de normalisation” 27 November 2019 CMA France, 12 ave Marceau, 75008 Paris  On 27 November, Small Business Standards and CMA France, the French Assembly of Crafts Chambers, are organising […]

Closing the Loop! Promoting Circular Economy Models in Personal Protective Equipment

Closing the Loop! Promoting Circular Economy Models in Personal Protective Equipment

29-10-2019 09:00 to 29-10-2019 14:00 · Events & Seminars
SME Safety Rue du Commerce 123 1000 Brussels , BRU, BELGIUM

Closing the Loop! Promoting Circular Economy Models in Personal Protective Equipment 24 October 2019 SME Safety, rue du Commerce 123, 1000 Brussels   How can European SMEs benefit from standards setting in the Personal Protective Equipment industry and at the same time promote sustainable economy models? The SBS Forum on PPE, taking place on 24 […]

SBS ICT Forum

SBS ICT Forum

23-10-2019 16:00 to 23-10-2019 18:00 · Events & Seminars
Impact House Rue Joseph II 20 1000 Brussels , BRU BE, BELGIUM

SMEs, Standards, and the Cybersecurity Act: A new Cybersecurity Certification Framework for Europe 23 October 2019 Rue Joseph II 20, 1000 Brussels The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT standardisation activities that are relevant to SMEs. The main target audience of […]

SBS Lift Seminar

SBS Lift Seminar

17-10-2019 09:45 to 17-10-2019 12:00 · Events & Seminars
Panorama Saal – Interlift Augsburg DE, GERMANY

SBS Lift Seminar 17 October 2019 Augsburg, Germany On October 17, SBS and EFESME will organise the 2019 edition of the SBS Lift Seminar, during the Interlift Fair, in Augsburg (Germany). The event will show how cybersecurity is becoming gradually more important in the lift sector, present some of the risks, opportunities and difficulties smaller […]

Annual conference: Standards for Europe’s sustainable growth

Annual conference: Standards for Europe’s sustainable growth

22-05-2019 12:00 to 22-05-2019 19:30 · Events & Seminars
Bip Brussels Rue Royale 2-4 1000 Brussels , BRU BE, BELGIUM

Standards for Europe’s sustainable growth Wednesday, 22 May 2019 BIP, Brussels #Standards4SMEs   Sustainability has become a key priority for Europe and its SMEs. This year’s SBS annual conference therefore focuses on how SMEs contribute to two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities and SDG 12 on […]

SBS Forum on ICT standardisation

SBS Forum on ICT standardisation

23-01-2019 10:00 to 23-01-2019 15:45 · Events & Seminars
European Digital SME Alliance Brussels BE, BELGIUM

SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs “Open standards in ICT procurement” 23 January 2019 Rue du Commerce 123, B-1000 Brussels The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT standards activities that are relevant to SMEs. The Forum focuses particularly on digitisation of […]

IP Dispute Resolution for SMEs

IP Dispute Resolution for SMEs

22-01-2019 09:00 to 22-01-2019 13:00 · Events & Seminars
SBS 1st floor, rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, B-1000 Brussels Brussels , BRU, BELGIUM

IP Dispute Resolution for SMEs 22 January 2019 SBS, 1st floor, rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, B-1000 Brussels Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration can offer swifter and less costly dispute resolution. While there can be no obligation for parties to recur to such mechanisms, the potential benefits of this tool […]

National seminar in Lisbon

National seminar in Lisbon

12-12-2018 09:00 to 12-12-2018 13:00 · Events & Seminars
AIP Presidents' Hall – Praça das Indústrias - Lisbon, PORTUGAL

SME Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation 12 December 2018 AIP Presidents’ Hall – Praça das Indústrias – Lisbon On 12 December 2018, Small Business Standards and AIP are organising a national seminar to raise awareness about standards and to inform and train Portuguese Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) about the advantages that can benefit SMEs in […]

Twinning seminar

Twinning seminar

20-11-2018 10:00 to 20-11-2018 15:15 · 
Graz, Austria

Twinning seminar  20 November 2018 Graz (Austria) Small Business Standards has the pleasure to announce its twinning seminar organised with the support of the Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKÖ), the Austrian Standards International – standardisation and Innovation (ASI) and the Slovenian Institute for standardisation (SIST). The twinning exercise will allow ASI and SIST to share and identify good […]

SBS Forum on PPE and Textile Care standardisation

SBS Forum on PPE and Textile Care standardisation

07-11-2018 09:00 to 07-11-2018 14:00 · Events & Seminars
SME Safety - 123, Rue du Commerce – 1000, Brussels, BELGIUM

SBS Forum on PPE and Textile Care standardisation November 7th, 2018 SME Safety – 123, Rue du Commerce – 1000, Brussels The Forum is a means to discuss the coordination of standardisation activities at CEN, ISO and EU level so to identify SME standardisation needs in the domain of PPE and Textile Care. The Forum […]

The use of standards in policy: is there an elephant in the room?

The use of standards in policy: is there an elephant in the room?

12-06-2018 10:00 to 12-06-2018 16:00 · Events & Seminars
European Economic and Social Committee (JDE70 room) Rue Belliard 99-101 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

  The use of standards in policy: is there an elephant in the room? A Workshop to explore the possible implications of the James Elliott and other Court cases on the way policy-makers perceive and use standards in European laws and policies. 12 June 2018 European Economic and Social Committee (JDE70 room) Small Business Standards […]

6 June – National seminar in Cologne

6 June – National seminar in Cologne

06-06-2018 10:30 to 06-06-2018 16:30 · Hybrid EventEvents & Seminars
Hotel Eden Früh am Dom Sporergasse 1 Cologne, GERMANY

National seminar in Cologne Review of CEN TC 53 and Erasmus Plus, European training standards 6 June 2018  Cologne (Germany)   Small Business Standards and UEG, the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors, are pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on standardisation on 6 June in Cologne. The first part of the day will be devoted […]

30 May – Annual Conference: Standards: A gateway for SMEs to the European Single Market and beyond?

30 May – Annual Conference: Standards: A gateway for SMEs to the European Single Market and beyond?

30-05-2018 12:00 to 30-05-2018 19:30 · Hybrid EventEvents & Seminars
Bozar Rue Baron Horta 11 1000 Brussels BE, BELGIUM

Standards: a gateway for SMEs to the European Single Market and beyond? Wednesday, 30 May 2018 Bozar, Brussels #Standards4SMEs   The European Single Market is 25 years old this year! There is much to celebrate: for a quarter of a century, the European economy has enjoyed immense benefits from the free movement of goods, services, […]

INTERMAT event: Why are open standards a way for SMEs to access BIM?

INTERMAT event: Why are open standards a way for SMEs to access BIM?

24-04-2018 13:00 to 24-04-2018 15:00 · Events & SeminarsHybrid Event
BIM village, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre Paris, FRANCE

Small Business Standards is co-organising an event with buildingSMART International in the context of the 2018 edition of the international exhibition for construction and infrastructure INTERMAT in Paris. The conference will focus on why BIM is the perfect case study to demonstrate that standardization can be a business advantage, especially for SMEs. Indeed, while most of the time enterprises don't consider standardization as a tool to develop opportunities or ensure markets, BIM may ensure a better access of SMEs to the digital transformation of the construction sector.

25-26 January – Twinning seminar

25-26 January – Twinning seminar

25-01-2018 09:30 to 25-01-2018 14:30 · Events & Seminars
Grand Hotel Sofia Triaditsa Hall Sofia, BULGARIA

Small Business Standards has the pleasure to invite you to its second twinning seminar organised with the support of ETSI. The objective is to raise awareness among National Standardisation Organisations (NSOs) about the value of further including SMEs in standardisation and to share experiences on SME initiatives. The exercise will allow to share and identify […]

24 January – National seminar in Athens

24 January – National seminar in Athens

24-01-2018 10:30 to 24-01-2018 14:45 · Events & Seminars
Athens, Greece

Small Business Standards and GSEVEE , the Greek Association of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, are pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on standardisation on 24 January 2018 in Athens. The objective of the seminar is to inform and train Greek Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and national horizontal and sectoral associations about the […]

6 December – Seminar in Dublin (Ireland)

6 December – Seminar in Dublin (Ireland)

06-12-2017 08:30 to 06-12-2017 10:30 · Events & Seminars
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Red Cow Complex, Naas Road, Dublin 12, IRELAND

Get ahead of the competition and grow your SME: Use standards! Small Business Standards (SBS) is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 in Dublin. The objective of the seminar is to inform and train Irish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and national horizontal and sectoral associations about the […]

29 November – How SMEs can reap the benefits of standardisation in the era of digitisation

29 November – How SMEs can reap the benefits of standardisation in the era of digitisation

29-11-2017 13:00 to 29-11-2017 17:00 · 
Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, Brussels, BELGIUM

SBS Training on digitisation  How SMEs can reap the benefits of standardisation in the era of digitisation 29 November 2017 Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, 1040 Brussels, Belgium   SBS is organising a training for SMEs, SME organisations and other interested stakeholders on digitisation taking place on 29 November in Brussels. Join us for a […]

27 November – Workshop on “The standardisation system for SMEs”

27 November – Workshop on “The standardisation system for SMEs”

27-11-2017 14:30 to 27-11-2017 17:30 · Events & Seminars
Via Sannio 2, Milan , ITALY

SBS Train the Trainer  Workshop “The standardisation system for SMEs” 27 November 2017 UNI – Via Sannio 2, Milan SMEs (Small and medium sized enterprises) and in particular craft and micro enterprises represent in today’s Italy and Europe (more than 6 million of enterprises), 95% are small and micro, representing about 60-70% of the current […]

21 November – National seminar in Estonia

21 November – National seminar in Estonia

21-11-2017 10:00 to 21-11-2017 15:00 · Events & Seminars
Tallinn, ESTONIA

Small Business Standards and EVEA, the Estonian Association of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, are pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on standardisation on 21 November 2017 in Tallinn. The objective of the seminar is to inform and train Estonian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and national horizontal and sectoral associations about the advantages […]

14 November – Seminar in Brussels

14 November – Seminar in Brussels

14-11-2017 13:00 to 14-11-2017 21:00 · Events & Seminars
Huis van de toekomst, Indringingsweg 1, 1800 Vilvorde , BELGIUM

Grow your SME: Use standards! Small Business Standards is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on  14 November 2017 (afternoon) organised by Unizo, the Union of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs. The objective of the seminar is to inform and train Belgian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and national horizontal and sectoral associations about the advantages that can benefit […]

10 October – Annual Conference: European Standardisation Regulation – 5 years on. What has changed for SMEs?

10 October – Annual Conference: European Standardisation Regulation – 5 years on. What has changed for SMEs?

10-10-2017 13:00 to 10-10-2017 15:00 · Events & Seminars
Solvay Library, Rue Belliard 137, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

  Small Business Standards has the pleasure to invite you to its third annual conference which will take place on 10 October 2017 in the Solvay Library in Brussels. This year’s edition, moderated by Jacki Davis, will be dedicated to the five year anniversary of the EU Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardisation. A more open, […]

29 June – Training on IPR-based standardisation – what are the opportunities and challenges for SMEs?

29 June – Training on IPR-based standardisation – what are the opportunities and challenges for SMEs?

29-06-2017 13:30 to 29-06-2017 17:30 · Events & Seminars
Brussels, BELGIUM

Small Business Standards is organising a training on standardisation and Intellectual Property Rights on 29 June in Brussels. What are the links? How do they affect each other? Why does it matter for SMEs? What are the challenges and problems associated to standards in this area and how to overcome these? Join us if you […]

Round-table – Services standards: an opportunity for businesses?

Round-table – Services standards: an opportunity for businesses?

02-12-2016 09:00 to 02-12-2016 13:00 · Events & Seminars
SBS premises, rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, B-1040 Brussels, BELGIUM

Some 1000 standards are developed or revised every year. Of these approximately 90% relate to products, despite services accounting for 70% of the EU’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Why is this? Is there a need to further develop standards for services? Join us to discuss these issues and share your experience of services standardisation in […]

Crash Course on the European standardisation system: Why standards matter or how to make the most of them for your SME

Crash Course on the European standardisation system: Why standards matter or how to make the most of them for your SME

30-11-2016 09:00 to 30-11-2016 12:30 · Events & Seminars
CNA premises - Rue Joseph II 36-38, B-1000 Brussels, BELGIUM

The number of standards developed is on the rise. Despite this, many companies are still unaware of what they are and their relevance for their business. Is this your case? Sign up to attend our introduction to standards! Programme Registration Contact: t.delville@sbs-sme.eu Location: CNA premises – Rue Joseph II 36-38, B-1000 Brussels

19 October – Annual Conference on “Reinforcing the cooperation within the standardisation community”

19 October – Annual Conference on “Reinforcing the cooperation within the standardisation community”

19-10-2016 00:00 to 19-10-2016 06:00 · Events & Seminars
Residence Palace, Brussels, BELGIUM

  #Standards4SMEs Under the theme Reinforcing the cooperation within the standardisation community, Small Business Standards (SBS) is organising its second annual conference on 19 October 2016 at the Residence Palace in the Brussels EU quarter. Over one hundred participants, including SBS members and experts, representatives from the EU Institutions as well as key stakeholders participating in […]

4 October – Twinning exercise : Together to strengthen SMEs in the standardisation process

4 October – Twinning exercise : Together to strengthen SMEs in the standardisation process

04-10-2016 00:00 to 04-10-2016 06:00 · Events & Seminars
Berlin, GERMANY

Learn and share your experiences on SMEs in standardisation with DIN and ÚNMZ! Small Business Standards has the pleasure to invite you to its first twinning seminar organised with the support of the German Skilled Crafts Association (ZDH), the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) and the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing (ÚNMZ). The […]

22 September – National Seminar in Spain (Madrid)

22 September – National Seminar in Spain (Madrid)

22-09-2016 10:30 to 22-09-2016 16:30 · Events & Seminars
Ayre Gran Hotel Colón – C/ del Pez Volador 1, Madrid, SPAIN

Small Business Standards (SBS) has the pleasure to invite you to attend a seminar which is organised with the support of the European Federation for Elevator Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EFESME) that will take place in Madrid, Spain. The seminar will have two parts: a general one with the aim to inform SMEs and national […]

26 September – National seminar in Italy (Rome)

26 September – National seminar in Italy (Rome)

16-09-2016 10:00 to 16-09-2016 16:30 · Events & Seminars
UNIONCAMERE Piazza Sallustio 21, Rome, Italy
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Small Business Standards (SBS) has the pleasure to invite you to attend a seminar which is organised with the support of the National Confederation of the Craft Sector and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA) and the Italian Association of Crafts and SMEs (CONFARTIGIANATO). The objective of the seminar is to inform and train SMEs and national […]

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