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StandICT.eu 2023 will build on the success and momentum of the precursor 2018-20 StandICT.eu initiative to advance and create a truly consolidated European Standardisation Ecosystem.
This will be secured through a rigorous, 36-month workplan geared to deliver on three main levels:
Launch of the StandICT.eu Fellowship Programme, a series of 10 Open Calls, providing 3 million Euro of much-needed funding to support and incentivise participation of European standardisation specialists in key international and global SDOs and consortia, really making their voice heard.
StandICT.eu 2023 will achieve its objectives through a set of activities, organised in Work Packages and consistent with its CSA nature, building on the strategic network developed with SMEs, Industry Associations, National Standards Associations, SDO Working Groups and Academia facilitating the access to the available state-of-the art and making efficient use of EU resources.
As Project Coordinator, Trust-IT will lead WP1 dedicated to managing all of the project’s administrative and technical aspects, such as knowledge and intellectual property, continuous risk and conflict management and self-assessment. It is also responsible for the engagement and management of the External Pool of Evaluators (EPE), who will assess applications received to the Fellowship Programme, and the establishment and running of the prestigious StandICT.eu 2023 External Advisory Group (EAG).
Trust-IT will also bring its expertise in managing cascade funding under StandICT.eu 2018-2019 project and similar initiatives to lead WP3 which will deliver, via its open call process and customised TRUST-GRANTS™ platform, the “Standardisation Fellowship Programme”, the cascade funding to be provided through the 10 Open Calls of StandICT.eu 2023, enabling ICT Standards experts to contribute effectively to ICT standards efforts.
Moreover, given Trust-IT’s core capabilities in communications and connections with key European & global players in the ICT Standards domain and strong involvement in different ICT DSM topics, it will also head up WP4 for the general dissemination strategy of the project including, communicating details of the open calls, organising workshops and events, communicating outputs of the funded experts to a wider audience outside of StandICT.eu, and ensuring the global visibility of the benefits, as well as overall impacts achieved.
Trust-IT will also bring its’ experience gained in developing the pilot Standards Watch under the 2018-2019 StandICT.eu initiative to help develop the Standardisation Observatory (EUOS) foreseen under WP2.
Finally, Trust-IT will lead the sustainability task under WP5 aiming to create a truly European Standardisation Ecosystem to ensure the sustainability of the project beyond its lifetime building on activities already initiated in the 1st phase of StandICT.eu and exploring possible models to support StandICT.eu 2023 to become a sustainable activity in the future.