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What is the UNE 166002 standard? 


Innovation is a key factor in the development and growth of every organisation. The UNE 166002 standard was updated in March 2021 to provide the requirements and guidelines to set, implement, maintain and continuously improve the systems managing the R&D&i of organisations.

The UNE 166002 certification promotes research, development and innovation as unique factors for improving competitiveness.

Who can obtain the UNE 166002 R&D&i certification?


The UNE 166002 R&D&i certification can be obtained by any company irrespective of its size or activity, including public and private sector companies, as well as government entities and not-for-profit organisations.


What does the UNE 166002 R&D&i certification bring to a company?  


The organisations that have a R&D&i management system certified by UNE 166002 are able to:

  • Improve their prestige and reputation.
  • Achieve a better transparency in their R&D&i activities.
  • Improve their competitiveness.
  • Provide added value to their clients.
  • Improve their resource management.
  • Improve their internal procedures and optimise the processes of technological innovation.

This certification is compatible with other Management Systems.


Why become UNE 166002 certified with Applus+ Certification?  


Applus+ Certification is an independent body of recognised prestige both at a national and international level. Our goal is to help organisations to fulfil their commitment to continuous improvement.

We analyse the needs of our clients in depth so our auditors can carry out the best service possible when verifying compliance with the UNE 166002 R&D&i standard.

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