The UNE 166002 standard contains practical requirements and guidelines for formulating and developing RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) policies, for setting objectives in accordance with each organization’s specific activities, products and services, and for identifying new or emerging technologies, technologies which are not implemented in the sector concerned, and whose incorporation and subsequent transfer will serve as the basis for generating projects, improving products, processes or services, and improving competitiveness.
Implementing this standard into RDI Management helps to define and optimize the innovation management process as well as effectively facilitate the integration of innovation management with the rest of the organization’s management system. It provides guidelines which facilitate the management of RDI activities and, as it is certifiable, contributes to the organization being recognised as an innovative organization in the market.
We must remind that RDI projects are still "products" that will be placed on the market, whether at the request of a customer or as a result of one’s own initiative. As such, there must be concern about both their "form" and "content". Implementing the standard, to a great extent, helps the "product" to achieve its optimum time, cost and resource objectives, with suitable form and content.