The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards, helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services. 

As a standardization body, UNE is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

 UNE is participating in many Research and Innovation projects (Horizon 2020, FP7, Life+, CIP, etc.) representing the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC to support and manage the integration of standardization activities in the projects, fostering the dissemination of their results to the relevant European stakeholders and facilitating their introduction into the market. It is also an active member of the CEN-CENELEC Strategic Group ‘STAIR’ (STAndardization, Innovation and Research), which develops the guidelines for the practical integration of standardization and research.