StandICT.eu, “Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT”, addresses the need for ICT Standardisation and defines a pragmatic approach and streamlined process to reinforce EU expert presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. Through a Standards Watch, StandICT.eu is being analysing and monitoring the international ICT standards landscape and liaise with Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs), key organisations such as the EU Multistakeholder Platform for ICT Standardisation as well as industry-led groups, to pinpoint gaps and priorities matching EU DSM objectives. These will become the topics for a series of 8 Open calls focused on priority domains and a continuous cascading grants process, launched by StandICT.eu from March 2018, providing support for European specialists to contribute to ongoing standards development activities, and attend SDO & SSO meetings.
Through the analysing and monitoring process of activities in the EU and globally, over its 24 month work plan, StandICT.eu will provide a Go-To-Platform for the Open Call applications and evaluation, support prioritization of standardisation activities and build a community of Standardisation experts to support knowledge exchange and collaboration and reinforce European presence in the international ICT standardisation scene through 3 structured steps:
1) Monitoring and gathering information on the on-going work from the relevant international and global SDOs;
2) Setting up, managing and facilitating an open call designed to support the participation and contribution of EU specialists in key SDOs;
3) Creating positive impact on business and research opportunities from ICT standardisation.
Antonio Salis (ENG) and Jens Jensen (STFC) from the mF2C Project are supporting the StandICT initiatives as External Pool of Evaluators (EPE), moreover attending the Webinar “EU Cybersecurity Network & Competence Centre: what benefit SMEs” in collaboration with the Cyberwatching.eu and Digital SME Alliance, held on April 2, 2019 10am CEST.
In this webinar a common European Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap has been presented as result of 4 joint efforts from CONCORDIA, CyberSec4Europe, ECHO and SPARTA research projects, with the aim to contribute to strengthening the EU’s cybersecurity capacity and tackling future cybersecurity challenges.
In this webinar, all the four pilot projects presented their planned outcomes and services that could benefit European cybersecurity SMEs, as well as other companies which are looking for the support in the field of cybersecurity. The webinar is primarily targeting SMEs – both cybersecurity users and providers, which will get an overview of tools and services that the four pilot projects have to offert them. However, this webinar is also open to all interested in the cybersecurity landscape in Europe and its planned development in the years to come.
These topics will be further discussed in the workshop, hosted by CEN & CENELEC, with participation of ETSI TC Cyber, Digital SME Allinace and ECSO, to be held in Brussels on 24 May 2019.
mF2C partners appreciated the relevant contribution and will keep following and contributing to the growing community of Standard expert ICT network.