Ketchell John

Function / Organisation: 
Director Innovation, CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (EU)

J. KetchellJohn Ketchell is Director of Innovation in the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, having since 1997 fulfilled a similar role within CEN.  CEN-CENELEC work closely with ETSI, the third recognised European Standards Organization.

John’s team provides a focal point for new standardization business. Linking standardization with research and innovation programmes forms an important theme, in respect of which CEN-CENELEC have agreed a policy document and associated action plan for an “integrated approach”.


" Standards for innovation – helping technologies realise their market potential"

The presentation will explore the need for improved synergies between standardization, innovation and research, noting past experience and recent  policy developments in the European Commission and the Council.  The extensive efforts of the European Standardization Organizations to  improve these links, will be explained with specific examples, in line with the expected features of the European Innovation Policy.