SME and standards
SMEs make up more than 20 million enterprises in Europe and employ more than 80 million people. Despite this, SMEs do not play a leading role in neither creating nor using standards. Anyhow, standardization opens a lot of doors for smaller companies, such as:
- help boost productivity and innovativeness
- open new markets and attract new customers
- reduce costs and improve competitiveness
Learning about standardization in a quick and easy way
You will learn the benefits of using standards and of participation in standardization with CEN CENELEC’s eLearning tool for SMEs. A new eLearning tool provides 20 million European SMEs with a chance to learn about standardization in a quick and easy way.
The importance of standards for SMEs
CEN and CENELEC together with SBS (Small Business Standards) developed a video for SMEs on the importance of standards as a business tool. The video invites SMEs to take part in standardization and to contribute to the writing of the standards.