About us

DIN, the German Institute for Standardisation, is the independent platform for standardisation in Germany and worldwide. As a partner for industry, research and society as a whole, DIN plays a major role in helping innovations to reach the market in areas such as the digital economy or society, often within the framework of research projects. More than 36,000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector bring their expertise to work on standardisation projects managed by DIN. The result of these efforts are market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade, and encourage rationalisation, quality assurance, and the protection of society and the environment, as well as improving security and communication. DIN was founded in 1917 and celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2017.

Expertise and experience

Generally, DIN activities include the preparation of standards and the management of standardisation processes on national, European and International levels. In addition, DIN has been participating in several European research projects in which it has been responsible for the coordination of the standardisation activities. The Horizon2020-projects SMR (Smart Mature Resilience) and REACH2020 (Responsive Engagement of the Elderly promoting Activity and Customized Healthcare) are two examples for a very successful implementation of their standardisation activities and received the CEN-CENELEC Standards and Innovation Awards in 2019.


DIN is providing expertise in the following topics to the project:

  • Identification of relevant standardisation activities and existing standards.
  • Identification of standardisation needs.
  • Initiation of standardisation activities, that could lead to the development of new standards such as a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) or to the contribution to ongoing standardisation activities (e.g. revision of existing standards).
  • Disseminating the results of the standardisation activities.

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