Building the Standardisation Training Academy

Building the Standardisation Training Academy



Standardisation and standards can be valuable means for the transfer, commercialization, and valorization of research results of the EC-funded H2020 and Horizon Europe projects. However, processes of standardization and activities of research projects have different dynamics, and general awareness of standardization among researchers is low. This workshop aims to gather academia, standardization professionals, and experts to discuss their experiences and lesson learned in standardisation training. Furthermore, this workshop will raise the question of serving the needs of EU projects in training standardisation skills – what skills are needed and how they can be improved.

Target Participants

  • Standardisation experts with experience in Training and Education
  • EC-funded H2020 and Horizon Europe projects with an interest in standardisation.
  • Policy makers and decision makers.
  • Representatives from ESOs, NSBs and SDOs.


11:00 - 11:10 Framing the workshop and its scope - Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator,

11:10 - 11:20 The missing parts of the standardisation puzzle – What we learned from the EC’s Scoping Study for the Code of Practice on Standardisation - Gergely Tardos, Policy Officer at Directorate General for Research and Innovation of European Commission

11:20 - 11:30 The Standardisation Training Academy - Ivana Mijatovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of organisational Sciences

11:30 - 12:10 Roundtable with speakers (how to serve the SMEs community, the EUOS Standards Academy, valorisation of R&I results on Standardisation)

  • Marija Jankovic, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Information Technologies Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
  • Brian McAuliffe, Director of Technology Standards at HP
  • Ivana Mijatovic, Full Professor at University of Belgrade
  • Ray Walshe, Professor at Dublin City University (CHAIR)

12:10 - 12:55 Roundtable discussion on current training and educational programmes

  • Pernille Arendsdorf Bengtsen, Project Manager at Dansk Standard (CHAIR)
  • David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies (NET) at ETSI
  • Ashok Ganesh, Director of Market Perspectives & Innovation at CEN CENELEC
  • Daniele Gerundino, member of the board of the Italian Study Center on Standardization (UNI) & Professional affiliate with the St. Anna University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Daniel Masso Aguado, Head of Knowledge and Agenda 2030 at UNE

12:55 - 13:00  The last word – Main takeaways from the workshop - Nicholas Ferguson

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Our role

COMMpla Srl, supported by its affiliate entity Trust-IT coordinates the Project, where it is able to draw on its over 15 years of experience in the coordination of EC-funded projects and considerable insight and expertise gained in the Standardisation landscape, as coordinator of the StandICT,eu CSA funded under the H2020 and Horizon Europe programmes. 

COMMpla will also roll out the Service Facility, which will serve 1,000+ projects/organisations through 5 Open Calls and provide feedback on the services received.
Finally, it leads activities on the project's communication, dissemination & exploitation, and impact monitoring. In the specific instance of the event, the team will help to:

  • Shape the agenda.
  • Recruit relevant participants through social media engagement and newsletter campaigns.
  • Develop graphic materials (website, social media and newsletter banners, and a set of social media cards customised to the speakers).

Come join the webinar and be part of the European standardisation community.

Let's have a chat!

Publication date: 30Aug2022

Article by

Julie Abergas-Arteza

Marketing Analyst