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Pisa, 26 July 2021 - 2023, The European Observatory for ICT Standardisation (EUOS) and Elite-S (Elite Standards) have established a strategic partnership under a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of the partnership is to establish a reciprocal support in sharing and disseminating both project’s opportunities to a wide range of European Standards specialists and ICT Researchers. 2023’s mission is twofold. First, it funds European ICT experts through a series of Open Calls to participate in international Standardisation Developing Organisations Working Groups covering wide-ranging topics as defined in the Rolling Plan for ICT Standardisation (such as 5G and fixed networks, IoT, Cybersecurity, Data, Cloud Computing, Quantum Technologies, AI, Blockchain, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, and eHealth, etc). The second pillar of 2023 is represented by the “EUOS – Observatory for ICT Standardisation” an interactive platform that will monitor the global ICT Standardisation landscape, with the key focus to provide the community of ICT experts the most accurate coverage of relevant and timely ICT Standards (you can find here the release of the first Landscape Report on Artificial Intelligence).

ELITE-S (Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action) is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for intersectoral training, career development and mobility that offers 16 prestigious, two-year fellowships, in technology and standards development to address 5 EU priority areas: 5G, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Cybersecurity and Data technologies. Experienced researchers of any nationality can enhance their qualifications and diversify their competences by conducting a research project at a host institution in Ireland in any of the research and technology application areas of the programme. considers this synergy very important since the projects share the common goal to strengthen and facilitate the research activities of European ICT Standards specialists with a view to obtain the ambitious goal of reinforcing the European presence (and standpoint) in the global Standardisation scenario, either in Working Groups or Technical Committees of influential Standards Developing Organisations.



“Establishing this partnership with StandICT.eu2023 reinforces our commitment to the Standardisation ecosystem. There are many opportunities between both our projects and together we'll be able to cause a much greater impact in ICT Standards in Europe. We want our fellows to engage and offer their specialized knowledge in their area of expertise and join the several working groups and actively contribute to the EUOS".

Rob Brennan, Elite-S Coordinator

" 2023 and Elite-S have a rooted and longstanding synergy that stems from the mutual objective of supporting the European community of ICT Standards experts. The signature of this MoU is a step forward in paving the way to a fruitful collaboration: we are sure that will be in the position to benefit of the skills and knowledge of Elite-S students, researchers and PhDs to enrich the EUOS Technical Working Groups and to support them as Fellows within the Open Call framework”

Francesco Osimanti, vice-coordinator of 2023



For more information & contact of 2023 runs from the 1st of September 2020 for a period of 36 months. The Consortium of Partners includes Trust-IT SRL (Coordinator), Dublin City University and Australo Interinnov Marketing Lab SL.

The 2023 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation programme - under the grant agreement no. 951972.

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For more information & contact of ELITE-S

The ELITE-S Fellowship Programme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 801522

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