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PISA – Italy, 01/08/2023 - StandICT.eu & PREDICT-6G announce their collaboration with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
StandICT.eu fosters the participation of European experts in international ICT standardisation. To reach this goal, it has three main axes: firstly, it will fund 400+ European standardisation experts in a series of nine Open calls providing a total of almost EUR 3 million of funding. Secondly, it manages the European Observatory for ICT Standardisation (EUOS), which is an interactive online ecosystem including an up-to-date standards repository as well as working groups sharing insights about ongoing standardisation efforts across different initiatives. Thirdly, via its Academy, it trains future experts in ICT standardisation. StandICT.eu focuses on horizontal and vertical ICT fields as defined in the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation; 5G and 6G technologies are the key focus areas.
PREDICT-6G aims to change the networking paradigm creating a deterministic 6G network: time sensitive, reliable and predictable. The creation of a secure, modular, interoperable, and extensible deterministic network and management framework will enable to automate the definition, provisioning, monitoring, fulfilment, and life-cycle management of end-to-end (E2E) deterministic services over multiple network domains, ultimately advancing the industry digitalisation.
Standardisation is essential to PREDICT-6G objectives. The project’s ambition is to participate in and contribute to different Standards Development Organisations (SDOs), thus creating a tangible impact in the standardisation community and overall, supporting Europe`s role in global standards. To achieve this, a PREDICT-6G Standardisation Advisory Committee (SAC) was established to oversee the standardisation roadmap of the project, ensuring its timely execution, to steer and advise the project on technical opportunities within relevant SDOs Working Groups (WGs), and to recommend new opportunities to the project in pre-standard and industry fora, and SDOs to increase the standardisation of PREDICT-6G’s innovations.
The MoU can consolidate even further both project’s commitments to the international standardisation in 6G.
“Standardisation is one of the cornerstones to build a future 6G network that is secure and reliable. In StandICT.eu, 5G and beyond is one of the most funded areas in our fellowship programme, supporting the standardisation efforts engaged across different standardisation bodies. Now, we warmly welcome the collaboration with PREDICT-6G, and we aim to connect the standardisation experts of the two communities to leverage the contributions of both projects in 5G/6G related standardisation”, reflects Mona Marill, Project Manager in StandICT.eu.
“PREDICT-6G embraces this collaboration as a way of further increasing the standard outreach of the technical proposals of the project while helping StandICT.eu to reach more researchers in the European ecosystem”, states Antonio de la Oliva, PREDICT-6G Coordinator.
In the coming autumn, StandICT.eu will launch a technical working group that drafting a landscape of the existing 5G/6G standards and PREDICT-6G experts are invited to contribute. Moreover, this effort is a follow-up of the already published EUOS landscape reports that are published and shared with thousands of readers across ICT standardisation stakeholder organisations (The European Commission, MultiSakeholder Platform, International Standardization Organisations, European Standardisation Organisations, National Standardisation Bodies, Research projects etc.).
Consortium: Dublin City University (IE) - Financial and Administrative Coordinator, Trust-IT Srl (IT) - Technical Coordinator, OpenForum Europe (BE), AUSTRALO (ES), European Digital SME Alliance (BE), and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (DE).
StandICT.eu 2026 has received funding from the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101091933.
Consortium: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)–Coordinator, Nokia Solutions and Networks KFT (ES), Ericsson España SA (ES), Intel Deustchland GmBH (DE), Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA (ES), ATOS IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL (ES), ATOS SPAIN SA (ES), Gestamp Servicios SA (ES), Nextworks (IT), Cognitive Innovations Private Company (EL), Software Imagination & Vision SRL (RO), MTU AUSTRALO ALPHA LAB (EE), Politecnico di Torino (IT), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT), Universita degli Studi di Padova (IT), InterDigital Europe Ltd (UK).
PREDICT-6G has received funding from the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101095890