StandICT.eu 2023 is pleased to announce the publication of a series of “Following the Fellows Impact Reports”, which highlight a variety of evidence-based outcomes gained through the project’s open calls. The reports puts the fellows themselves, i.e. those individuals who have successfully won an application in the StandCIT.eu 2023 open calls, under the spotlight and offer them the opportunity to speak about their work and the added-value they are contributing to standards efforts as awardees from their own perspectives.
Showcasing the most important and significant outcomes to date, the StandICT.eu 2023 fellows share not only the results garnered, but importantly they also highlight the impact of these results.
- 1st Open Call Impact Report
This report provides an immersion to user empowered outcomes of the StandICT.eu 2023 Open Call #1 from the perspective of fellows that were selected and funded in this call. Our team is proud to present the first series of StandICT.eu 2023 success stories of the funded fellowships detailing the addressed standards and landscapes, how these will fill in the identified gaps as well as impact the related stakeholders and society. Standardisation plays a vital role in creating a fair market-based competition and help ensure the interoperability of complementary products and services. Standards reduce costs, improve safety, and enhance overall competition. Their critical action in protecting health, safety, security, and the environment, make standards important to the public and consumers as well. One of the key-purposes of StandICT.eu 2023 is to support the activity of competent European ICT experts to contribute to the modernisation and consolidation of the European standardisation system, ensuring it is better oriented towards meeting the EU’s main interests, policy priorities, core principles and values, notably towards a speedy and seamless green, digital and industrial transition, in a timely manner (as expected in the future “European Standardisation Strategy Roadmap”1).
The primary purpose of this document is to share with you the results attained through the work carried out by the funded expert, and to showcase the most relevant outcomes, creating awareness of the potential impact and repercussions of such impact on commerce, industry, governmental policies and strategies and the society as a whole.
This Open Call is the first one of a series from 10 StandICT.eu 2023 Open Calls, and each call will have a dedicated impact report with the goal to share the timely key findings, contributions, and observations with StandICT.eu community, the European Commission, the Multi-Stakeholder Platform, the SDOS, and even beyond with all interested actors of our ever-growing StandICT.eu 2023 community. It should be noted that at the time of writing a few of the fellowships funded under the first Open Call are still underway.
In this report, firstly, the Open Call #1 is presented with key facts and figures, then the fellowship outcomes are presented in the targeted technology areas addressed by the OC #1 fellows.
- 2nd Open Call Impact Report
The goal of these regular publications is to place the work carried out by our fellows centre centre stage and to illustrate the demonstrable outcomes that excellent research can make to both society and to the economy. Therefore, we attempt to substantiate how each effort on which the fellows are engaged provides a potential benefit to society and contributes to the achievement of specific, desired, societal outcomes as a result of the ICT Standardisation efforts. In addition, as a further improvement to this edition, we have correlated the information provided with feedback from our fellows on the efforts that need to be made to improve legislation and policy-regulation in their area corresponding area of expertise.
The StandICT.eu 2023 Fellowship Programme constitutes the first component of StandICT.eu 2023’s mission. Delivery of the “EUOS – Observatory for ICT Standardisation”, an interactive platform that will monitor the global ICT Standardisation landscape, embodies the second. The EUOS will also provide landscape analysis and gap analysis reports, through a number of ad hoc, rotating, Technical Working Groups in key identified domains with the ultimate goal of providing the community of ICT experts with accurate coverage of relevant and timely ICT Standards into which the results of the fellowships will also feed and contribute.
Finally believe that this Report responds to the recommended approach under Horizon Europe to implement a more evidence-based impact, presenting the tangible results available from each activity in a timely fashion, as the result of careful and continuous monitoring of the impact that each successful applicant is making to European priorities and European contributions. Further liaison and ex post analysis with the National Standards Associations and contributions to other H2020 or from Horizon Europe projects will respond and document what share of implementation of European standards have been adopted as national standards by Member states as a result of the work carried out that will make up a final Monitoring Impact Report to serve also Standard Developing Organisations in understanding their priorities going forward through to 2022-2023.
- 3rd Open Call Impact Report
The third in the series of reports showing the tangible output of applicants who received funding under the StandICT.eu 2023 open calls, or the StandICT.eu ‘fellows’, “Following the Fellows” has just been published. This edition pinpoints the evidence-based outcomes resulting from work carried out by ICT Standards experts using funding obtained under the project’s third open call, offering them the opportunity to speak about their work and contributions to standards efforts.
StandICT.eu 2023 aims to support and facilitate specialists across a broad spectrum of ICT standardisation fields. ICT standards are not only key to the success of the Digital Single Market, but also support standardisation needs in key strategic areas towards the green transitionand societal well-being.
The report presents key facts and figures showing how the results obtained intercalate European ICT standardisation priorities and gaps, and how the tangible impact achieved contributes to societal and industrial challenges. The publication also shows the reader what is needed for ICT standardisation to work in practice. The fellowship outcomes are also narrated around the four main technological areas outlined in the ICT Rolling Plan for Standardisation.