Testing and Validation
This service deals with the support to companies concerning certifications, product qualifications and product demonstration and is closely linked to the service on provision of technology infrastructure. The DIH may offer support by giving testing facilities and know-how in order to prepare the product for a final certification which may be given by specific external associations. Some DIHs do certification of certain types of products, but in general it is more common that DIHs support the product development towards this objective. It is then clear that the DIH may also provide product demonstration support in order to understand what the product status is, or it can be demonstrated to interested third party companies or possible clients. Some of the activities within the testing and validation service category may include independent testing e.g. evaluation against competitor products or testing for compliance with standards. This service may be financially supported by direct payments of the rented facilities from the interested companies.