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Standards help to bridge the gap between research and market.


PISA – Italy, 14 February 2023 – 2023 & STAND4EU announce their collaboration to foster standardisation as an integral part of the European research and innovation landscape.

The project has two key axes - firstly, it will fund 400+ European standardisation experts in a series of 9 Open calls, providing 3M€ of funding. Secondly, it manages the European Observatory for ICT Standardisation (EUOS), an interactive online ecosystem including an up-to-date standards repository and a nest for technical working groups sharing insights about ongoing standardisation efforts across different initiatives. 2023 focuses on horizontal and vertical ICT fields as defined in the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation , one of the focuses is industry 4.0. Furthermore, with its ICT Standards Academy, STANDICT contributes to training next-generation ICT standardisation experts.

The Stand4EU project, as the project’s full name suggests, aims to Boost the “Exploitation of Standardisation Inputs from European Projects”, strengthening the links between research, innovation and standardisation. Solutions will be developed and implemented to overcome the obstacles hampering the standardisation efforts and to make the standards development process more efficient. The analysis of such requirements will focus in four technological domains: Welding, Additive Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, and Circular Economy. A key result of Stand4EU will be the creation of an interface to facilitate the collection and the sharing of information about the obstacles, associated remedies and best practices of standardisation.

For more information about this collaboration between STAND4EU & StandICT, click here.

By EWF | 14th of February 2023