Organisation: European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Position in the organisation: Advisor for Scientific Policy
Biography note: Peter Churchill is by training an environmental scientist who has worked in academia, industry and public service. For the past 25 years he has worked for the European Commission’s Directorate General Joint Research Centre, first as a scientist, and since 1996 as a manager of scientific and administrative Units. He currently works as the Adviser for Scientific Policy at the JRC’s headquarters. His current interests include the research and innovation policy, the future of manufacturing industry, and standardisation.
Parallel Workshop Session W2.5 - “Industrial Landscape Vision 2025 for Early Standartization”
The presentation will focus on the outcomes of a recent foresight addressing the framing question: “How will standards facilitate new production systems in the context of EU innovation and competitiveness in 2025?”
The foresight study developed detailed vision, narrative and conceptual model of the future industrial landscape in 2025 based on the analysis of the importance and the potential impact of the societal, technological, economic, environmental and policy drivers on industry, and then use this Industrial Landscape Vision (ILV) as a basis to analyse the needs for new standards and for evolution of the European Standardisation System. The ILV 2025 takes a holistic view in understanding the complexity of the industrial system, its inter-linkages and reactions. It also introduces a paradigm shift from the traditional sector-based description of the industrial system to a more function-based representation.
The JRC foresight study on the future of standardisation aims at contributing to identify where and how standardisation could foster the innovation needed to stimulate manufacturing, create sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs in the European Union as well as reinforce its competitiveness in a period of ever- increasing global competition.