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Interoperable Europe Act Proposal

The Commission has adopted the Interoperable Europe Act proposal and its accompanying Communication to strengthen cross-border interoperability and cooperation in the public sector across the EU.

The Act proposes to introduce a structured and co-owned EU cooperation framework for public administrations with the following pillars:
  

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New international standard provides process framework for managing big data analytics

@IEC Editorial Team

Big data drives digital transformation by enabling prediction trends in datasets that go far beyond the capabilities of legacy analytic tools in terms of volume, velocity, variety and variability. Organizations require a process management framework to reap the benefits of big data analytics by ensuring that different functional groups and roles within an organization interplay with each other with the appropriate processes, purposes and outcomes.

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Health and Pandemics - The role of Standards

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the development of various sets of standards to contrast the outbreak of future pandemic episodes.
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Robust Supply Chain

Standards play an essential role for supply chains to allow routes-source flexibility and minimise risks such as return management, partner stock holding and buying base specifications.
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Renewable and Clean Energy

Renewable energy, also acknowledged as ‘Clean Energy’, is an all-encompassing term referring to energy that is produced using only the earth’s natural resources, like sunlight, wind, water resources (rivers, tides and waves), heat from the earth’s surface, or biomass. The process by which these renewable resources are converted into actual energy avoids the dangerous emission of greenhouse gases.

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Data Quality and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data represent a highly relevant and priority topic for policy, research, and industry globally.
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Intellectual Property Rights and Distributed Ledger Technology (with a focus on art NFTs and tokenized art)

This study aims to provide an overview over Intellectual Property Rights and Distributed Ledger Technology with a focus on IP issues relating to art NFTs and tokenized physical art works.
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Political agreement to improve the governance and integrity of the European standardisation system

On 12th October 2022, a political agreement has been reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the amendment to the European Standardisation Regulation, proposed by the Commission as part of the Standardisation Strategy presented on 2 February 2022. Trilogue negotiations have now concluded, paving the way for final approval of the legal text by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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Standards+Innovation Awards winners 2022

On Monday 3 October, CEN and CENELEC hosted the fourth edition of their Standards+Innovation Awards, an event that celebrates and acknowledges the important contribution of research and innovation to standardization.

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Common charger for the EU single market - Now it's a reality!

The European Parliament adopted new rules Tuesday introducing a common charger for small electronic devices like smartphones and tablets.

The new law means that starting in the fall of 2024, USB type-C will be the standard charging port for smartphones, tablets, e-readers, keyboards, computer mice, GPS devices, digital cameras, headphones, headsets and earbuds, hand-held video game consoles and portable speakers. Starting in 2026, USB-C will also become the norm for laptop chargers.

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StandICT.eu 8th OpenCall

The StandICT.eu 2023 project has launched its new funding opportunity for ICT standardisation experts, leading theme for this opportunity is “#Resilience & #GreenTransition”, but any other area linked to the ICT Rolling Plan is equally eligible.

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EC’s Standardisation Booster recruits standardisation experts in Artificial Intelligence

The EC's Standardisation Booster is running an open call to recruit standardisation experts in the area to deliver these consultancy services.
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European Commission publishes guidelines for R&I knowledge valorisation

The European Commission today published new EU guidelines on how to increase the social and economic value of research results into solutions that benefit society.
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ETSI SEMINAR - Forming the Next Generation of ICT Standards People: A Day of Teaching Standardization

By joining the one-day event on 6 October, university professors, lecturers, and other teaching professionals have the opportunity to deep-dive into the different aspects of ICT standardization and quickly grasp how to make the best use of the materials.
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[PRESS RELEASE] EU Standardisation Booster - First Open Call for EU-funded projects on Research & Innovation

Pisa, 21 June 2022 – HSbooster.eu, the new service for Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects that will support their ability to uptake Standardisation, have officially released the first Open Call for Research and Innovation projects (of a series of five Open Calls that will stretch until 2024).
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Discovering HSbooster.eu: First Webinar Key Highlights & Takeaways

Discover HSbooster.eu project by reading the highlights and takeaways from its first webinar held last 31 May 2022.
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Stakeholder consultation on the draft Code of practice on standardisation for researchers

The European Commission has launched an open consultation on a draft Code of Practice on standardisation for researchers. The consultation aims to co-create the Code of Practice that shall be instrumental for research actors to raise awareness and to replicate good practices of effective standardisation strategies in bringing research results to the market.
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Newly Launched HSbooster.eu: European Portal for Standardisation Booster

HSbooster.eu, the recently funded Horizon Europe project has launched its official website, providing expert services to Research and Innovation (R&I) projects to help them increase uptake and impact of results by contributing to the creation or revision of standards.
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Scoping study for supporting the development of a code of practice for researchers on standardisation

A document to identify elements of good practice for researchers dealing with standardisation in the course of R&I funded by Horizon 2020.
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PRESS RELEASE - The new EU Standardisation Booster

HSbooster.eu will provide expert services to Research and Innovation (R&I) projects to help them increase impact and exploitation of project results by contributing to the creation or revision of standards.
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An EU Strategy on Standardisation

The new Standardisation Strategy outlines the European approach to standards within the Single Market as well as globally.
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