supports European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT, “Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT”, addresses the need for ICT Standardisation and encourages EU experts’ presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. This new initiative funded by the European Commission focuses on supporting the participation and contribution of the EU specialists to the standard setting organisations (SSOs). Supported activities cover the 5 essential building blocks of the Digital Single Market:

  • 5G
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data
  • IoT

These are the main topics for a series of 10 Open calls focused on priority domains and a continuous cascading grants process, launched by from March 2018, providing support for European specialists to contribute to ongoing standards development activities, and attend SSO meetings.

The table below shows the different type of grants and funding range available for anyone who register as an applicant and submit a proposal:

Proposal type Description (example) Contract duration Funding range
LT – Long term contributions (with travel option) Contribution to ongoing standards development as chair or member of an SDO WG. E.g. comments on standards development and drafts, attending meetings, paying membership fees, Up to 12 months €5,000 – €8,000
ST – Short-Term contributions (with travel option) Contribution to standards documentation e.g. liaison to WG, comments on standards drafts, participation at meeting paying membership fees, 1 month – 6 months €1,000 – €5,000
OS – One-Shot (Event participation) Support to ensure participation at workshop or event (e.g., participant, observer, presentation) Ad-hoc for event participation €1.000 – €3,000

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FrontierCities2: Funding opportunities for SMEs and Startups in the Smart Cities sector

This acceleration programme focuses on FIWARE-supported solutions in the Smart Cities area, answering to new opportunities to achieve significant success and impact in promoting FIWARE-supported solutions across European cities and city environments.

frontierCities2 provides EUR 1.6 million in grant funding across two Open Call strands (Market Acceleration Grants, Development & Acceleration Grants), further developing the range of available FIWARE-enabled smart mobility solutions, while broadening into other Smart Cities areas.

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