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PISA – Italy, 07.09.2023. 2023 announces the publication of its eighth Open Call Impact Report, showcasing the achievements of funded fellowships and their contributions to the standardisation landscape. 

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the outcomes and impacts of the eighth series of 2023 fellowships. These fellowships address critical standardisation needs, enhance European leadership in global standards, support innovation, and improve the overall integrity of the European standardisation system.

Standards are vital for ensuring product and service interoperability, reducing costs, enhancing safety, and fostering innovation. The objective of is to bolster the contributions of European ICT experts to modernise and consolidate the European standardisation system.

The eighth Open Call focused on "Resilience and Green Transition," emphasising the development of open technical specifications and standards to combat climate change and environmental degradation.

Key Figures from the Open Call #8:

  • 70 eligible applications received
  • 39 fellowships awarded
  • €350,000 granted

The selected fellowships represented a wide range of EU countries and covered various key technology areas, aligning with the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation 2023.

The fellowships contributed to global and European Standardisation Development Organizations (SDOs) and worked on research projects addressing horizontal and vertical technologies.

The Impact Report showcases how these fellowships will bridge identified gaps and benefit stakeholders, including commerce, industry, governmental policies, and society. It emphasises the importance of standards in the EU Single Market and global competitiveness and highlights the role of 2023 in supporting European ICT experts' standardisation contributions.



About 2023 is coordinated by Trust-IT Srl (IT) with Dublin City University (IE) and AUSTRALO (ES) as partners, and funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement no. 951972. 2023 supports European ICT experts in contributing to global standards, reinforcing the European and international ICT standardisation arena. Through its fellowship programme, technical working groups, standards academy, and policy recommendations, 2023 is driving innovation, ensuring interoperability, and advancing European leadership in standards.



In parallel, 2026 is providing € 2,925,000 to fund European ICT experts through a series of (9) Open Calls to participate in international Standardisation Developing Organisations' working groups across the wide-range of topics identified in the EC Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation.

The second Open Call for applicants will close on 2nd October 2023.