Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 127/2016

How Standards Can Make Ideas Marketable

Innovation Conference of DIN and KIT on October 5 and 6, 2016, in Karlsruhe – Poster Exhibition of Startups

Apart from patents, standards are increasingly used as instruments in technology transfer. Insights into the varied use of standards in science and industry will be given at the innovation conference “Innovationen erfolgreich etablieren” (Successfully Establishing Innovations). It will be organized by DIN and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on October 5 and 6, 2016, on KIT Campus South. Experts of research, industry, and politics will discuss how standards can make ideas marketable. Representatives of the media are cordially invited.


When should companies make their innovations available to other market participants via standards rather than protect them by patents? How can startups profit from standards? Which funding options exist? These and other questions will be covered by the Innovation Conference of DIN and KIT.



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The conference will be held in the German language. In an accompanying poster exhibition, scientists and startups will present their ideas and innovations. This exhibition will be associated with a competition for the clear presentation of complex contents.


About DIN

IN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V (DIN, German Institute for Standardization) is a private organization for standardization services. About 32,000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection, and the public sector work together at DIN to develop market-oriented standards and specifications. This process is controlled by DIN as a project manager. The resulting standards promote global trade and innovations, assure efficiency and quality, and help protect the environment and society as a whole. DIN supports marketability of innovative solutions by standardization in areas, such as Industry 4.0 or Smart Cities, or in research projects.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

or, 16.09.2016
Monika Landgraf

Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer

Phone: +49 721 608-41150
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Margarete Lehné

Margarete Lehné
Deputy Head of Press Office

Phone: +49 721 608-41157

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Contact for this press release:

Andrea Schröder
Leiterin Kommunikation
DIN e. V.,
Am DIN-Platz - Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin
Tel.: 030 2601-2480
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