ELITE-S Fellowships ICT Standardisation
- 21 February 2019
ELITE-S FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
Future Leadership in ICT Standards in Europe
Call closes 15 July 2019 @5pm
The digitisation of the global economy and society affects all sectors. It is at the heart of the EU’s political agenda and is necessary if we are to maintain our competitiveness. Having common ICT standards is one of the measures needed to ensure that European industries are at the forefront of developing and exploiting ICT technologies: they ensure interoperability and guarantee that such technologies work smoothly and reliably together. This will become increasingly important as in the future, many more devices will be connected to each other - ranging from cars and transportation systems, to appliances and eHealth systems.
Standards are at the heart of the ICT industrial sector. Almost every piece of equipment, service and component is based on standards or specifications which are laid down by individual companies, or at an international level. By adopting these ICT standards, we can achieve interoperability of new technologies and bring significant benefits to both industry and consumers as they support the realization of a European Digital Single Market and allow consumers and businesses the widest choice of products and services across the EU.
ELITE-S is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action that addresses the ICT Standardisation Priorities proposed by the European Commission focusing on standard-setting resources and communities on 5 priority areas: 5G, Internet of Things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and data technologies because they are essential for wider EU competitiveness. Projects in these areas can speed up digitisation and have an immediate impact on competitiveness in domains such as eHealth, intelligent transport systems and connected/automated vehicles, smart homes and cities, and advanced manufacturing. If you have a project in one of these areas, we would like to hear from you!
The programme is based at the ADAPT Centre (DCU) and will offer 16 prestigious two-year fellowships for incoming mobility to Ireland across two calls over the 60 months’ duration of the programme. Fellowships will be targeted to experienced researchers (ER) and will be offered in the four core research areas Regulations and Compliance, Content Analytics and Content Preservation, Data and Process Management, Interoperability. The programme will offer excellent quality in the selection of researchers, intersectoral exposure, and high quality training and supervision.
Closing date is 15 July 2019 @ 5pm.