Next Generation DKE
is the next generation network for all of the topics related to the future of standardization at DKE.
Inspired by the IEC Young Professional Programme, DKE has launched the "Next Generation DKE" initiative with the aim of strengthening the influence of young people at DKE.
The point of contact for young standard setters
The Next Generation DKE Community provides you with the opportunity to contribute and express your personal interests in electrotechnical standardization and its topics for the future.
- Do you have suggestions for improvement?
- You are an expert in the sphere of a particular standard?
- You would like to get to know the people who prepare a particular standard?
- You want to find other people with similar technical interests?
No matter what your concerns are at this point, your technical knowledge and interest already put you in the right place at DKE!
Next Generation DKE is a community for young professionals, students and everyone interested in participating in the standardization process. Inspired by the Young Professionals Programme of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Next Generation DKE offers a large portfolio including entry-level assistance, training, workshops and support programs for its members.
Since the community is spread all over Germany, our members have the opportunity of networking, and to present standardization projects and discuss topics of electrotechnical standardization.
In addition to gaining insights into the exciting national and international world of standardization, contacts with experts in many specialized fields are also promoted. Members can also actively participate in organizing the Next Generation DKE, e.g. by submitting project proposals or in presenting their field of work as voluntary topic representatives.
Next Generation DKE – Get to know us!
The Next Generation DKE is a community for young professionals and students and covers all of the topics related to the future of standardization at DKE.
Are you interested in electrotechnical topics and standardization? Then get to know us and contact us if you have any questions. Together we will discuss your goals and your opportunities to participate, and we will provide you with all further information you need.
Young professionals get involved in standardization
Would you like to know more about how our community is structured? In the following, several of our members provide insight into their field of work and talk about what excites them about standardization.
Standardization still has many exciting topics to offer and we are happy to have interested parties contribute their expertise.
Topic Representative for “Railway Technology” and “Functional Safety”
»Electromobility has been the standard for railroads for years«
Topic representative for “Medical Technology”
»Cybersecurity in medical technology needs the support of standardization«
Topic representative for “Occupational Safety - Electrical Hazards”
»I can exchange ideas about technical aspects with like-minded people«
Support at the get-togethers for standardization regulars
»The get-togethers for standardization regulars offers informative networking between us young professionals«
In an episode of BSI's podcast series "The standards show," Lea Emmel talks about
Next Generation Standards Makers
In this episode Matthew looks at the issue of next generation standards makers. And in particular the IEC Young Professionals Programme (IECYPP) and the IEC Young Professional Leaders (YPL).
He speaks to the three YPLs in 2022 - Lea Emmel, Colin Sheldon and Mohammed Hasan - about their roles in promoting standards-making participation. And to the IEC’s Aristea Kyriakati about the importance and legacy of the YPL initiative. He also speaks to Shahid Khan and Jayson Sheppard - two of the UK representatives on the IECYPP in 2021 - about their experiences of taking part.
The episode also includes details of how to apply for this year’s IECYPP, taking place in San Francisco in the United States.
Interesting events for young professionals
Offers for you
IEC Young Professionals Programme
The IEC Young Professionals Programme offers young professionals around the world an entry point in order to become involved in the work of the IEC. Participants are carefully selected by the national committees of the IEC to represent their country at the forefront of the IEC’s global platform. The program explains the IEC’s policies and procedures and highlights why participation at the global level is an essential strategic tool in today’s world.