1. Home
  2. News Releases
  3. Back Issues
  4. September FY2018
  5. Project Theme that Takes Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected

Project Theme that Takes Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected

September 25, 2018

The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), a council established under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) pursuant to the Industrial Standardization Act, selected a theme for standardization from those proposed by middle-sized enterprises, SMEs and other entities as a project in which new standards will be developed taking advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets. Advancement of standardization for outstanding technologies and products developed by middle-sized enterprises and SMEs is expected to contribute to creating new markets.

1. Outline

Standardization of new technologies and products contributes to enhancing consumer trust and differentiating such technologies and products from similar ones. Eventually, standardization brings about numerous benefits for companies that can cultivate new markets by taking advantage of their new technologies and products. From this perspective, it is important for middle-sized enterprises and SMEs, in particular, to strategically engage in standardization activities.

In May 2014, METI formulated the Public-Private Strategies for Standardization, aiming to strategically develop standards that can bring about the creation of new markets and enhance industrial competitiveness. Under the strategies, in July 2014, METI established a Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets under which, by omitting the conventional step of reaching consensus in industrial associations, Japan is able to quickly develop domestic standards (JISs) or submit proposals for new international standards (to ISO/IEC) for outstanding technologies and products owned by companies or their group companies, including middle-sized enterprises and SMEs.

METI hereby announces that the JISC Standard Board for ISO Area selected the following theme as a new target project for standardization taking advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets.

Theme selected as a target project for standardization under the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets

Proposed theme Proposer (location of the company)
Standardization of preceding materials for concrete pumping systems making use of pulverized dry sludge TAKE cite Co., Ltd. (Shizuoka Prefecture)

2. Future schedule

The Japanese Standards Association (JSA) will establish a committee to prepare a draft proposal, consisting of a representative of the proposer above and other experts, and the committee will prepare a draft proposal for developing new standards for the technologies under the theme. Following the completion of the draft, JISC will examine the proposal and establish new domestic standards (JISs).

Division in Charge

International Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau