HSbooster.eu Open Call

The HSbooster.eu Open Calls will provide the opportunity for ongoing or complete H2020 and Horizon Europe projects to apply for practical guidance to assess the standardisation readiness of project results and match them up with standardisation experts who can guide the project on how these results can feed into standardisation working groups or technical committees.

Applications are now open. To apply you should provide information on the project, its standardisation-related objectives and what you hope to gain from the booster service. The call will run continuously and services will commence in October 2022.

 

 

Call topics

The topics of the first Open Call are divided into two categories:

  • Priority Topics for this first open call have been selected from the general HSbooster.eu Open Call topics. They have been selected on level of priority and are either linked to a SReq (Standardsiation Request) from the European Commission or are classified as being highly urgent (e.g. pandemics). Priority Topics are indicated in the table below.
  • Other Topics cover all general HSbooster.eu Open Call topics. These are based on the Standardisation Urgencies highlighted in the EU’s Standardisation Strategy.

Projects can apply for either a “priority” or “other” topic in this call. Preference may be given to “priority” topics. See our FaQ page for more information.

 

HSB bullet Health

 

Pandemics - PRIORITY

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 vaccines: Needle-free and needle based-injection systems for medical use
  • COVID-19 vaccines: Aseptic processing
  • Medicine production
  • Respiratory equipment
  • Pandemic preparedness and resilience
  • Tests and measurement methods for SARS/COV19: Pathogens
  • Tests and measurement methods for SARS/COV19: Wastewater
  • Epidemiology: Risk, population, genetic
E-Health and personalised services

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • eHealth
  • Mobile applications
  • Digital healthcare
  • Assisted living
  • Accessibility
  • Personal medicine
  • Cybersecurity in healthcare
Design and use of medical devices

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design for disassembly
  • Reliability of medical devices (for emergency use)
  • 5G for live consultations and remote surgery
  • Biotechnology (organ-on-chip)
  • Patient safety
AI in Healthcare

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • AI in radiology
  • AI health services
  • Synthetic data

 

HSB bullet Resilience

 

Robust supply chains - PRIORITY

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy and natural gas distribution
  • Transport and infrastructure (roads, rails, telecommunications, energy, etc.)
  • Workforce changes and demands
  • Risk management
  • Business continuity
Climate resilience

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate monitoring
  • Biodiversity
  • Geotextiles
Hybrid civil/defence

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Civil crisis preparation
  • Emergency management
Data protection and cybersecurity

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Information security for SMEs
  • Payment services
  • IT security
  • Cyber resilience

 

HSB bullet Sustainable digitalisation

 

Data quality and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - PRIORITY

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Trustworthy AI
  • Intelligent factories
  • AI-based decision-making solutions (HR, legislation, labour)
  • Circular data
  • Ethical data usage
  • Data interoperability
Access to and usage of data

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethical data usage
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Common European data spaces
  • Data interoperability
  • Digital twins
  • Blockchain and digital logbook
  • Circular data
  • eID
  • eGovernment
  • Internet protocols (IPs)
Space

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS)
  • Big data from space
  • 5G from space
Data and cybersecurity

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber- and information security (SME)
  • Cyber security in telecommunication
  • Chips in terms of security, authenticity, reliability
  • Payment services
  • Audit and certification of information security
  • Cloud services
  • Identity management
Quantum technology

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum sensors
  • Quantum simulations
  • Quantum communication

 

HSB bullet Green transition in Europe

 

Clean energy - PRIORITY

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Clean hydrogen value chain
  • Gas transportation (incl. hydrogen)
  • Clean hydrogen infrastructure
  • Documentation of green fuels
  • Fueling and refueling of green fuels
  • Energy storage
  • Wind turbines
  • Smart energy
Materials (raw and secondary)

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recycling of critical raw materials (CRM)
  • Plastic recycling incl. textiles
  • Critical raw materials for batteries and waste batteries
  • Recycling/reuse of electrical components (WEEE directive)
Green and sustainable production

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Additive and on demand manufacturing (3rd print, etc.)
  • Eco design
  • Sustainable product initiative
  • Product environmental footprint
  • Product passport
  • Material passport
Environmental impact

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Toxic-free environment
  • Carbon capture, utilisation, storage (CCUS)

 

HSB bullet Smart Cities and Circular Economy in Buildings

 

Circular economy in the construction sector - PRIORITY

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design for circularity
  • Design for disassembly
  • Embedded carbon
  • Selective demolition
  • Material and product pass
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Low-carbon cement
Transportation

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Connected cars
  • Green transportation
Infrastructure

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Interconnected city
  • Postal code
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Critical infrastructure incl. pipes, etc
Green buildings

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent buildings
  • Indicators for circular buildings

 

How to apply

Applying for the booster service takes about 30 minutes. All applications must be made on behalf of any ongoing or complete H2020 or Horizon Europe project.

You cannot save your progress so please take a look at the application form in full before applying. We recommend you prepare content before making the application.

To make the application, you will need:

  • Basic administrative information on the project (GA number, full name etc.)
  • Information about the project objectives and those related to standardisation
  • Details on why you are making the application and the goals you would like to achieve with the support of the booster services.