Berlin/Frankfurt, 18.06.2018) The Japanese Standards Association (JSA), DIN and VDE|DKE have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen their cooperation in the field of technical regulations. The aim of the agreement is to cooperate more closely, particularly on the joint development of international standards and of DIN SPECs on innovative topics. Here the JSA, DIN and VDE|DKE have agreed to exchange project delegations, experts and documents for the joint promotion of previously defined key topics such as Service Excellence, the Sharing Economy and Active Assisted Living. The cooperation partners have also decided to intensify the exchange of best practices, for example through the organization of joint seminars and symposia. The signing of the agreement was the result of intensive discussions and preparatory work, including the one-week visit of a JSA delegation to DIN in Berlin. The cooperation agreement was signed on 13 June at the DIN offices in Berlin by Toshio Ibi, President of JSA, Rüdiger Marquardt, Member of the Board of DIN and Johannes Stein, Member of the DKE Management Board.
The DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE as a joint organization of VDE and DIN is the national organization responsible for the compilation and maintenance of standards and safety specifications covering the areas of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology in Germany. It actively represents German interests in the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). About 5500 technical experts from industry, science and administration are organized in the DKE. The Electrotechnical safety standards elaborated in the DKE as VDE Specifications are largely based on European standards, which are about 80 per cent the result of IEC's international standardization work.
With 36,000 members (including 1,300 companies) and 1,600 employees the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. VDE embraces science, standardization work and product testing and certification under one roof. The main topics of the association range from the energy transition, Industry 4.0, smart traffic and smart living through to IT security. The VDE is particularly committed to the promotion of research and supporting young researchers as well as to consumer protection. The VDE mark, known and respected by 67 per cent of Germans, is considered to be a symbol for the highest safety standards. The head office of the VDE is in Frankfurt am Main.
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