HSbooster.eu launches the first Standardisation Training Academy to support the EC’s Standardisation Code of Practice
HSbooster.eu, coordinated by COMMpla and supported by Trust-IT, has launched the very first Standardisation Training Academy targeting consortia of EU-funded projects.
Standardisation is though often a challenging topic for projects to address. The HSbooster.eu project offers consultancy services and provides a tailor-made Standardisation Training Academy to consortia. The academy is cited in the EC’s Code of Practice on Standardisation (point 27c) and is designed to boost the knowledge, skills and expertise in standardisation education and address the skills gap in expertise and the interplay between research, innovation, and standardisation processes. The Code of Practice explicitly encourages R&I projects to engage in training in negotiation skills and policy work, areas which the Academy targets:
“Training related to stakeholder engagement and participation in standards development committees should be encouraged. Partners may find relevant information on support via the HSBooster.eu portal.”
The Academy is led by the Professor Ivana Mijativic from the University of Belgrade, but COMMpla and Trust-IT’s experience in delivering online training platforms and knowledge of the standards landscape have been essential for making the academy a reality.
To deliver the HSbooster.eu Standardisation Training Academy, COMMpla has leveraged its IT team’s expertise in designing, developing and tailoring web-based solutions, utilising a wide range of technologies. Continuous iterations and the coordination capacities of the team have resulted in building an interactive online platform that hosts six training packages at graduated levels, providing learners with a seamless experience. COMMpla’s team of developers and content creators worked together to ensure that the platform is user-friendly, accessible, and engaging.
In its role as project coordinator, COMMpla also tapped into HSbooster.eu partners’ subject matter expertise to ensure that the training packages are relevant and up-to-date. The training packages will focus on specific areas that are critical for the digital transformation of various sectors, such as Cybersecurity & Privacy, AI, Green Economy, Digitalising industry, Health informatics, Smart cities, Open standards, Energy, SMEs, and Trusted Information. COMMpla and the HSbooster.eu partners will also deliver over 20 targeted training sessions. Unlike generic standardisation, this training focuses on specific areas.
The Academy was launched to coincide with the EU Valorisation Week when the Code of Practice on standardisation in the European Research Area was presented during a specifically dedicated session on 27 April, 2023. The HSbooster.eu and its services were highlighted by Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General and Chief Standardisation Officer at the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and Peter Dröll, Director for Prosperity, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.