The 2019 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization took place on 27-29 October, under the guidance of IEC, ISO, ITU, the Standards Administration of China (SAC) and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. The event was hosted by the Qingdao Municipal Government.
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work on lithium-ion batteries. Today lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from mobile phone to electric cars.
From our homes, to offices, hospitals and other public spaces, we use electronic products every day, such as smartphones, ovens, washing machines and medical devices, which we expect to function properly and safely.
Vertical farming is a new sustainable farming concept that has received much hype. Transforming dilapidated warehouses and factories into urban farms to grow salads and vegetables has generated much interest, most notably in Japan and the United States.
Robots and drones can safely reach places humans can’t. They have been used to free people trapped under rubble after earthquakes and access dangerous areas, such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as part of emergency response actions.
Once an organization has implemented ISO/IEC 27001 the logical next step is certification. IECQ certification now offers a single, reliable approach to the application of one of the world’s best known and most trusted information security standards.
I was delighted to take part recently in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) annual Aid for Trade Global Review. Following is a summary of my speech about the role of international standards in helping countries seize the trade opportunities from the clean energy transition.
June is quite a special time of year for the IEC: it was the month the organization was founded back in 1906 and it is also the month of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs’ birthday. For the IEC, William Thomson has always been known as “Lord Kelvin”.