First international research workshop on Quality Infrastructure (QI)

The International Cooperation of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technische Universität Berlin is pleased to invite you to the first research workshop on quality infrastructure. The consulting firm Mesopartner supports the preparation and implementation of the workshop.

Until now, QI has been dealt with mainly by practitioners. There is much grey literature and few peer-reviewed scientific publications.

This hybrid workshop aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss the scientific foundation of quality infrastructure and exchange information on the state of research in the field.

The meeting’s agenda will include a session on the contribution of quality infrastructure to digitalisation and sustainable development.

The event will take place on 27 April 2023 from 14:00-17:00 CET at PTB in Berlin and online. 


2:00 pmWelcomeDr. Frank Lienesch, Head of PTB’s Legal and International Metrology Division 9, PTB
2:10 pmOpening remarks: From research on standards to QIProf. Dr. Knut Blind, TU Berlin, Institute for Technology and Management, Chair of Innovation Economics and Head of the Innovation and Regulation Unit, Fraunhofer ISI.
2:20 pmOpening remarks: Interest of QI bodies in researchEmanuele Riva, Chair of IAF, and past chair of INETQI (and Vice General Manager in Accredia)
2:30 pmPresentation: Research on QI: Object and state of the artDr. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke and Ann-Sara Ramkissoon, Mesopartner
2:50 pmQI research example 1:  Sustainability Certification Schemes (SCS) and labels supporting the transition to a sustainable bio-based economyDr. Luana Ladu, TU Berlin, Institute for Technology and Management, Innovation Economics and Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Section 2, Department: Digitalization of the quality infrastructure
3:10 pmQI research example 2: Quality Infrastructure services to enhance product value chains in EthiopiaProf. Frank Ebinger, Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Transformation Management, Nuremberg Institute of Technology
3:30 pmInterchange of research topics, questions, and funding opportunities: 1-2-4-All[1].
Documentation on a Digital Whiteboard (MURAL)
All participants
4:45 pmOutlook on a global QI research agenda and communityProf. Carlo Pietrobelli, Professor of Economics of the Department of Economics at University Roma Tre, Italy; Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
5:00 pmEnd of the event