Spanish Association for Standardisation

UNE contributes to the development of the economy by developing technical standards and international cooperation activities. UNE is Spain’s only Standardisation Organisation, designated by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness to the European Commission. Through its activities, it fosters the development of an infrastructure of quality by promoting knowledge transfer and raising business standards.


Javier López Quiles

Javier López-Quiles

Project Manager at UNE

Architect and Building Engineer (Technical University of Madrid), Master´s degree in Engineering applied to Cooperation (Open University of Catalonia). Currently project manager at the Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE), where he provides support to national and European technical committees for the development of standards related to construction products, among others the iron and steel committee, managing several secretariats, and providing expertise to R+D+i and international cooperation projects. Within AID4GREENEST he is in charge of the standardisation activities concerning characterisation methods for steel.

Fernando Utrilla

Fernando Utrilla Ortega

Head of R&D&I unit at UNE

With a background as an industrial engineer and previous experience in the metal-mechanical industry, he began working in 2001 at the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE (formerly AENOR), the national standardization body in Spain. After years of experience in standardization across various engineering fields, in 2007 he became responsible for standardization in Innovation Management in Spain (UNE/CTN 166) and Europe (CEN/TC 389), also participating as an expert at the international level (ISO/TC 279). Subsequently, since 2012, he has also been responsible for UNE's participation in research and innovation projects, particularly European programs, with the aim of increasing project impact through the use of standardization. With a portfolio of over 100 projects, he also provides information and training in this regard.

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