Reflections & Sustainability: 24 months on - Wrapping up the tangible impact of the project, 5th December 2019 in Brussels

Reflections & Sustainability: 24 months on - Wrapping up the tangible impact of the project, 5th December 2019 in Brussels


This 5th December at the European Commission premises at DG connect in Brussels the H2020 project [1] 24 month project that concludes this December 2019 shall be tapping into a series of expert ICT Standard individuals from policy, governments, academia and industry to understand how Europeans must find ways to sustain European innovative businesses to seek ways to commercialise standards and bring them into new value chains. Standards allows us to go cross boundaries, to fuse together nature-based solutions, this is why innovation in the climate domain is critical to enable the creation of a genuine design of the ecosystem so profoundly important in today’s digital driven society. What’s more, global standardisation has traditionally thrived from open, bottom-up member contributions.

Also highlighted by the Head of Unit, Digital Innovation & Blockchain, Digital Single Market Pēteris Zilgalvis who shall be opening the event highlighted that:

Standards are increasingly seen as a bridge between research, innovation, and the market, and as a means of capturing and disseminating knowledge and it is also critical to our future to pursue the training of our next generation of students in understanding how ICT Standardisation may be used in the most efficient manner.”

The day wishes to focus around the 258 experts who received financial support for a total of 1.4 million euro from March 2018 through to December 2019 who offered Multiple User Empowered Contributions which have provided a voice to serve European interests in international SDO, fora and consortia that can ultimately serves to support the identification of ICT Standardisation. Researchers and experts from the whole continent have participated with relevant work in topical areas such as blockchain, Internet of Things, AI, 5G, and more.

The idea of the event is to share the best practices and lessons learned and to pinpoint the novel ICT areas which are maturing significantly to warrant further investigation as potential standardisation focal points so the project is able to be guided on shaping the right industrial and digital policies in the future.

Join us and register here as place are limited we look forward to welcoming you:


[1] has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement no 780439. The content published does not represent the opinion of the European Union, and the European Union is not responsible for any use that might be made of it.

Publication date: 18Nov2019