About the Project:
STAND4EU aims at strengthening the links between research, innovation and standardisation ensuring that standardisation is an integral part of the European research and innovation landscape. The project will map and identify key stakeholders and actors involved in standardisation activities at national, regional (EU) and international level to allow a proper identification of the obstacles hampering the standardisation efforts within the scope of 4 main technological domains: Additive Manufacturing, Welding, Smart manufacturing/Industry 4.0/Digitalization/ Artificial Intelligence & Circular Economy.
The key bottlenecks in the standards development lifecycle will be identified and to overcome the obstacles on the standards setting process a plan will be developed with recommendations and solutions to make the standards development process more efficient between the stakeholders from research, innovation and standardisation.
A STAND4EU interface will be created to facilitate the collection and the sharing of information about the obstacles and associated remedies and best practices towards the industrial and research & innovation community, the standards developing organisations, the public authorities and other relevant stakeholders. This will include pointers to available supporting services, networking services, herewith acting as a one-stop-shop for all related standardisation research and innovation matters.
All the proposed solutions will be validated with the relevant actors and stakeholders to transfer the methodology to a broader scale of application in other respective areas to reach sustainable development of developed methodological approach and exploit the STAND4EU Interface globally.
As the defender of European SMEs interests in the standardisation process, SBS and its extensive network of SMEs, associations, Standards Organisations and Standards experts will be crucial for the identification of obstacles and the definition and validation of recommendations to better engage in the standardisation process.
Funded by the European Union in the framework of the funding program Horizon Europe, STAND4EU is a project coordinated by the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting – EWF (BE) with the partnership of the Brunel University (UK), Siemens (DE), Fraunhofer (DE), Chalmers Technical School (SE), and Small Business Standards (BE).
The project will run from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2024.
Find more info:
STAND4EU Press Release (September 2022)