Standards are at the core of a resilient European single market enabling companies to demonstrate compliance with EU regulations, creating a level playing field for businesses and increasing consumer confidence. For EC-funded projects, transferring results to a standards-setting organisation can further extend exploitation opportunities by spurring innovation. This ensures the uptake and wider use of new technologies and inventions, guaranteeing interoperability and compatibility, providing quality and safety levels, and codifying knowledge in clear and specific ways.
Contributing to standards is often an objective of many R&I projects possibly with a task, deliverable or milestone dedicated to the topic. However, actually navigating the path to engage with standardisation working groups and technical committees can be complex, costly and difficult to achieve in the lifetime of the project.
This is where HSbooster.eu comes in. HSbooster.eu will provide consultancy services to R&I projects which will be delivered by standardisation experts. It will be the expert’s role to offer direct guidance and support to make sure the project chooses the right strategic approach and contribute efficiently to the standardisation process. The services are provided at no cost for projects as part of the European Commission’s Booster services.
Over the next 20 months, we’ll be launching five Open Calls covering topics related to the standardisation urgencies highlighted in the EU Strategy on Standardisation including.
The first Open Call will launch on 21st June and run until 30th September while details on call topics published at the start of June. Open Calls will then run once every four months.
- Open Call 1: 21st June – September 2022
- Open Call 2: October 2022 – January 2023
- Open Call 3: February – May 2023
- Open Call 4: June 2023 - September 2023
- Open Call 5: October 2023 – January 2024
By applying to the HSbooster.eu Open Calls H2020 & Horizon Europe projects can benefit from professional personalised services delivered by experts and clustered around thematic topics, for a 3 months period.
Find out more on the eligibility criteria in the FAQ to seize this opportunity and stay tuned to get updates on the coming Open Call for projects in June!