The IEC recognizes the contribution of the world’s academics, via scientific theory, research and engineering applications, but also as partners who strive to improve processes to achieve their future goals. Two recent global academic paper competitions have seen the best and brightest minds in the field of International Standardization advance scholastic endeavour.
IEC Centenary Challenge
For its centenary in 2006, the IEC invited the academic world to provide its views on the contribution of international standards to society. Participants were asked to address:"Consideration of the economic, business and social impact of the development and use of International Standards for end-users at any level of business activity."
IEC IEEE Challenge 2012
Centred on the theme “How does electrotechnology impact economic, social and environmental development?” the IEC IEEE Challenge invited academics to challenge the perception of electrotechnology and how universal standards influence all spheres of development.
IEC Centenary Challenge papers
Winning papers from the IEC-IEEE Challenge 2012: How does electrotechnology impact economic, social and environmental development?
Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado
Axel Mangelsdorf, (lead author), BAM Federal Institute for Materials, Research and Testing
Knut Blind, co-author, Technical University Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics
Joyce van de Vegte, Camosun College
Architecture-based approaches to international standardization and evolution of business models
Junjiro Shintaku (lead author); Koichi Ogawa, Tetsuo Yoshimoto (co-authors)
The University of Tokyo - Manufacturing Management Research Center, Japan
Benefits of standardization in the microelectronics industries and their implications on nanotechnology and other innovative industries
Werner Bergholz (lead author); Bettina Weiss, Carlos Lee (co-authors)
International University Bremen, Germany
Do national standards hinder or promote trade in electrical products?
University of Redlands, USA
Industrial legislatures: The American system of standardization
The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Measuring the performance of standard setting organizations
Timothy S. Simcoe (lead author); Marc Rysman (co-author)
The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto, Canada
Standardization and business development: The global impact of the IOSA standards and the value of anticipation
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Standardization and patent pools: Using patent licensing to lead the market
Toyo University, Japan
Standardizing mesopic vision conditions and incidence on light sources science and technology
Georges Zissis (lead author); Stuart Mucklejohn (co-author)
Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III, France, Laboratoire des Plasmas et de Conversion de l'Energie - Team 'Sources Intenses des Photons'
Standards for business - How companies benefit from participation in international standards setting
Dr.ir. Henk J. de Vries
RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
The entrepreneur and standards
Ken Krechmer (lead author); Elaine Baskin (co-author)
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
The impacts of ICT standards: Three views
Fraunhofer ISI, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany