Join to explore the Standards Challenge Fund, discover benefits for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and learn how to take part. The fund supports innovation in three key areas: digital and technologies, net zero, and healthy living and ageing.

The Standards Challenge Fund, a collaborative initiative with Innovate UK, invites SMEs to submit ideas for new standards. Selected submissions, subject to due diligence, will form the basis for new standards that will be funded through this programme. This is a new and exciting way for SMEs to be directly involved in, and associated with, the creation of standards that support innovation.

Covered in the webinar:

  • Insights into the benefits of standards for SMEs
  • Learn about the Standards Challenge Fund and the opportunity to get a new standard funded
  • How to get involved in upcoming workshops


  • Welcome
  • Empowering SMEs to innovate and grow
  • Overview of the Standards Challenge Fund
  • Next steps and questions
  • Wrap up and close


Director of Sectors and Standards Development, BSI
Anne Hayes heads up the BSI Knowledge team leading the Sector strategies to ensure UK and global innovation and policy are supported with relevant standards.
Head of Policy Engagement, BSI
Daniel leads BSI’s interactions with the UK quality infrastructure (standards, accreditation, metrology). 
Senior Government Levers Manager – Regulations and Standards, Innovate UK
Nick leads Innovate UK’s cross-sectoral programmes and activities promoting regulations and standards as levers for stimulating business innovation and shaping future markets. 


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