Shaping International Standards in Advanced ICT Tech Regulation: An Introduction to INSTAR and its Global Impact

19 April 2024 10:00–11:00

Shaping International Standards in Advanced ICT Tech Regulation: An Introduction to INSTAR and its Global Impact 

19 April 2024 | 10:00 – 11:00 CEST







We are thrilled to invite you to the first webinar of INSTAR, aiming to offer a comprehensive understanding of the INSTAR project and its objectives, as well as its role in shaping international ICT standardisation.

INSTAR is an EU-funded project that aims to support the implementation of Europe’s Digital Partnerships and the EU-US TTC by working together with relevant entities from Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA to drive international common standards for AI, Cybersecurity, DigitalID, Quantum, IoT, 5G, 6G and data technologies. 

Following a comprehensive introduction by the project coordinator, fireside chats will give you a deeper understanding of the INSTAR Task Forces, dedicated groups of standardisation experts that concentrate on specific technology areas, aiming to cultivate a European common vision, aligning project activities and monitoring the implementation of standards on a macro level. 



  • 10:00 - 10:05 | Welcome
    Max Welford (BluSpecs) 
    Opening presentation to provide a comprehensive overview of INSTAR, outline the context for the discussion and
    expectations for the webinar.
  • 10:05 - 10:20 | Scene setting EU Digital Partnerships & making an impact 
    Emilio Davila Gonzalez (EC DG CNECT Policy Officer, Head of ICT Standardisation Sector) and Max Welford (BluSpecs)
    This session will provide the context for the discussions regarding the EU’s role and contribution to the global ICT standardisation landscape.
  • 10:20 - 10:35 | Discussion 1: INSTAR Task Forces (TFs) and INSTAR International Task Forces​: how to get involved and contribute to INSTAR activities? 
    Damir Filipovic (AIOTI Secretary General)
    This session will elaborate on the value that INSTAR will provide for the different stakeholders, especially in the context of roadmaps.
  • 10:35 - 10:50 | Discussion 2: International ICT standardisation - what does success look like? 
    Rute C. Sofia (FORTISS Industrial IoT Competence Center Head)
    This session will offer a clear understanding of the expected impact of INSTAR on the implementa6on of the EU
    Digital Partnerships and EU-US TTC activities.
  • 10:50 - 11:00 | Q&A and INSTAR next steps
    Max Welford (BluSpecs)   
    This session will provide an overview of the upcoming activities of INSTAR. This session includes Q&A with the audience.


INSTAR 1st webinar