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All of the products and services we buy and use in our everyday lives have to meet certain standards of safety and quality. In Europe, these standards are developed and agreed by the three officially recognized European Standardization Organisations: the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).


Together, CEN and CENELEC provide a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications across a wide range of sectors. We work closely with the European Commission to ensure that standards correspond with any relevant EU legislation.


CEN and CENELEC also cooperate with respectively the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to reach agreements on common standards that can be applied throughout the whole world, thereby facilitating international trade.



Bridge the Gap between Research, Innovation and Standardization Community


The BRIDGIT2 project, co-financed by the EC and EFTA, starting December 2017 and finishing end 2019, seeks to strengthen the bonds between standardization and the European research and innovation communities (R&I). It is a consortium of ten European National Standardization Bodies: (AFNOR: France, ASI: Austria, ASRO: Romania, BDS: Bulgaria, DIN: Germany, DS: Denmark, NEN: Netherlands, NSAI: Ireland, UNE: Spain and UNI: Italy) and the European Standardization Organizations (CEN and CENELEC). 


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eFactory is a federated smart factory ecosystem and a digital platform that interlink different stakeholders of the digital manufacturing domain. The eFactory platform enable users to utilise innovative functionalities, experiment with disruptive approaches and develop custom solutions for specific needs. At the core of eFactory is an interoperable 'Data Spine' that provide open interfaces to support the integration of distributed systems and platforms with their integrated toolset and services.


The eFactory project demonstrates the power of federation through three embedded large-scale pilots focusing on lot-size-one manufacturing and on establishing fast, sustainable value networks in aerospace, furniture manufacturing and waste management sectors.  The piloting activity will form the basis for socio-economic impact assessment of the eFactory platform. The pilots will also initiate an ecosystem for large scale experimentation through cascade-funded open calls to achieve a critical mass that is essential for future sustainability of the eFactory platform.


The eFactory Foundation (eFF) is a legally independent non-profit organisation that will take over the eFactory platform after the lifetime of the eFactory project. eFF focuses on the management and promotion of an open and sustainable ecosystem around the eFactory platform.

Project Ô

Project Ô

Project Ô demonstrates how local, small loops of water management can be beneficial in alleviating the pressures over a water management system while allowing for a circular economy vision of the resource “water”. The project provides the stakeholders with technical tools and approaches that allow for reuse and recycle of “alternative” sources of water (from brackish/salty waters, collected rainwater, own or someone else’s “waste” water) or a better treatment of difficult wastewater locally, while at the same time assessing social acceptability and the effect over the whole system and the local community. The project delivers:

A) innovative water treatment technologies and control systems, which can be deployed flexibly to process difficult pollutants (dyes, pesticides, pharmaceuticals) as and when needed because of modularity, mobility and low operational costs;
B) interfacing decision making platforms that allow regulators and adopters to achieve consensus over the introduction of a certain localised water management loop, considering both circular economy drivers and protection of the interests of a territory and its population;
C) an overall consultative and participatory approach to the decision making over the water management choices, from technology to water resource use planning, to manage stakeholder expectations and achieve acceptance and buy in.

Lasting four years, the project demonstrates the above on four different sites, of which two water utility-driven (Puglia region – Italy and Almendralejo – Spain), and two business-driven (a textile site in Omis, Croatia and an inland, saltwater aquaculture facility in Eilat, Israel). While demonstrating technologies and platforms, the project interfaces water resource and spatial planning and fosters social innovation for achieving co-creation and public ownership of the innovative approaches and technologies proposed.

Standardisation has been identified as one of the innovation support measure significantly contributing to bridging the gap between research and the marketplace and the overall adoption of Project Ô's approaches, to support the fast and easy transfer of the project research results to the European and international market and stakeholders.



Qu4lity is the biggest European project dedicated to Autonomous Qu4lity (AQ) and Zero-Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) in the Industry 4.0. It will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardised, SME-friendly and transformative shared data-driven ZDM product and service model for Factory 4.0 through 14 pilot lines.


Qu4lity will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique and highly tailored ZDM strategies and competitive advantages through an orchestrated open platform ecosystem, ZDM atomized components and digital enablers across all phases of product and process lifecycle. The main goal is to build an autonomous quality model to meet the Industry 4.0 ZDM challenges. Qu4lity will realise a radical shift from state-of-the-art production quality methods to the disruptive Autonomous Quality (AQ) concept, through enabling manufacturers and solution providers (including SMEs) to develop, validate, deploy and adopt innovative Cognitive Manufacturing solutions for ZDM.



STAIR4SECURITY is a Horizon2020 project, founded by the European Commission. The main objective of this project is to create a collaborative platform as single entry point for information on the security sector stemming primarily from research activities in order to allow better governance of standardization needs in the Disaster Resilience and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRN-E) sectors to be realised. The platform will be practitioner / policy making driven. It aims to permit a better overview of current and new projects being at, national, European and international level; ensuring more coordination between all stakeholders and responding more efficiently and timely to the critical needs following an agreed strategic vision and identified priorities.


Besides ensuring the necessary partnering network, STAIR4SECURITY will review process efficiency and effectiveness, including the necessary tools and mechanisms, which encapsulates the CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) process and a fast-track procedure. The adoption and suitability of a CWA as well as any other standard type deliverable or reference document, such as a TS and TR, will also form part of the review under the guise for the need for more relevant consensus standard (EN).


The underlining concept is to support the facilitation and transfer of research results at European and national level into the market involving standardization activities.
STAIR4SECURITY aims to deliver a policy making / practitioner driven platform, which enables a more effective networking within experts from research, industry including SMEs, practitioners, policy makers and standardizer to be realised.



The Digital Single Market (DSM) is aimed at boosting Europe’s competitiveness throughout multiple industrial and service sectors.  Five priority domains are highlighted as the building blocks of the DSM: 5G, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Big Data. The emergence and continuous evolution in these domains compels the establishment of common standards to guarantee interoperable and benchmarked services and technologies to drive the DSM, keep markets open, support innovation and allow a full-service portability. analyses how to bolster EU’s presence in these domains and importantly, the business impact of digital transformation on industry & consumers in strategic sectors such as eHealth, smart energy, intelligent transport systems & advanced manufacturing., “Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT”, addresses the need for ICT Standardisation and defines a pragmatic approach and streamlined process to reinforce EU expert presence in the international ICT standardisation scene.  Through a Standards Watch, will analyse and monitor the international ICT standards landscape and liaise with Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs), key organisations such as the EU Multistakeholder Platform for ICT Standardisation as well as industry-led groups, to pinpoint gaps and priorities matching EU DSM objectives. These will become the topics for a series of 8 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 SDO & SSO meetings.


Through the analysing and monitoring process of activities in the EU and globally, over its 24 month work plan, will provide a Go-To-Platform for the Open Call applications and evaluation, support prioritization of standardisation activities and build a community of Standardisation experts to support knowledge exchange and collaboration and reinforce European presence in the international ICT standardisation scene through 3 structured steps:


1) Monitoring and gathering information on the on-going work from the relevant international and global SDOs;

2) Setting up, managing and facilitating an open call designed to support the participation and contribution of EU specialists in key SDOs; 

3) Creating positive impact on business and research opportunities from ICT standardisation. 



ZDMP combines state of the art zero defect technological approaches based on commercial grade or open-source software, with built-in software for any gaps, and with an open development approach and App store. It focuses on both Process and Product quality modules for pre, during, supervisory, and post-production quality issues to ensure manufacturers are enabled for a Zero Defects environment.


ZDMP offers an open Industry 4.0 environment where a new generation of developed zero-defect service applications will be available in a marketplace contributing to create an ecosystem where ZDMP stakeholders would be able to interact with each other.


ZDMP includes industrial demonstrators including those in sectors of Automotive, Machine Tools, Construction, and Electronics. All of them are of vital importance to the European economy providing jobs for more than 33 million people and accounts for 13% of the EU's GDP


ZDMP Apps are built using the ZDMP SDK (Software Development Kit) and takes advantage of proven technology in other projects such as CREMA, C2NET, and vf-OS.



Wednesday 13 November, 2019
08.30 to 17.00




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Mont des Arts
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