INSTAR is an EU-funded project that aims to shape the future of international ICT standardisation by promoting EU values and interests in key emerging technologies (AI, Cybersecurity, Digital ID, Quantum, IoT, 5G, 6G and data) by collaborating with leading countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, USA).
Promote advanced technologies standardisation with international partners.
Shape the definition and uptake of standards in target countries.
Deliver studies and analyses on ICT standards.
Monitor international standards in trade and cooperation agreements.
Alignment on a common vision for ICT standardisation of key technologies with like-minded countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and USA
Harmonisation of standards at the international level, between and within SDOs to foster cross-domain product compliance without affecting fair trade & cooperation and enable more European independence in production and services.
International standard harmonisation enhances cross-domain and cross-product compliance, streamlining production and improving supply chain management for potential cost savings and increased productivity
Being a standard-setter and engaging in the ICT global standardisation scene is key to driving economic growth and securing technological sovereignty at an international level. This is why the EU Strategy on Standardisation calls for ongoing standardisation work across industrial ecosystems to support Europe’s position as a forerunner in key technological domains.
INSTAR will set up joint committees of ICT standards experts around key emerging technologies to create a standardisation roadmap to be shared with SDOs for eventual adoption.