General Description

DIN is a non-profit organisation recognised as a German National Standards body (NSB) representing Germany in within CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. Today, roughly 85% of all national standards projects are European or international in origin. DIN prepares standards as services for the economy, state and community. Standardisation is considered as a strategic instrument to support economy and the society in general. It reduces the need for legislation and supports convergence in technology whilst allowing for a wide range of local solutions if needed.

DIN supports R&I projects with the concept of R&D Phase Standardization, which covers any activity with the aim of early identification of standardisation potential of products and services, establishment of standardisation processes and assistance with public availability of the results of these processes. Because of this the sustainable transfer of knowledge and technology will be enhanced and accelerated in innovative fields.

External specialists use their expertise to develop the content of standards, with DIN’s project managers ensuring the entire process runs smoothly. DIN staff members coordinate national, European and international projects, making sure all internal rules of procedure are followed. This increases the global acceptance of DIN Standards.

Key Persons and Expertise

Mario Beier (male) is Head of the Group R&D Phase Standardization and employed at DIN since 2007. During his career he has been responsible for the project management of various projects, mainly related to innovation and standardization. Since 2009 he is responsible for the Electromobility Office in DIN where he coordinates standardization activities in the electric vehicles sector in Germany and throughout the world. Furthermore, from 2014 till 2018 he has been responsible for the Strategic Projects Unit coordinating internal large-scale projects such as lean management.

Dr. Lydia Vogt (female) is Project Manager in the Group R&D Phase Standardization, DIN Department Innovation. She made her PhD in Chemistry with the focus on catalyst development for the dehydrogenation of methanol at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock. Her area of responsibility is the support of national and European research and development projects and the effective transfer of innovative project results into standardisation. She has expertise in research field such as chemical processes and advanced manufacturing technologies. DIN will co-organize the Agency day.

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