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Innovation - Standardisation

Europe Horizon Framework Programme

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for Research and Innovation. The role of standardisation in proposals and projects is increasing, in accordance with the EU's Knowledge Valorisation policies. Including correct and relevant standardisation activities helps to secure funding for proposals and to improve the impact of projects.

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Are you preparing an R&D+I project and would like to know how to benefit from standardisation? Do you want to give your research the impact it deserves? Do you want to know how to evaluate standardisation activities in a project proposal?

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UNE Standardisation and Innovation Awards

​​ R&D and standardization: a winning combination. UNE awards researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to recognise and celebrate their important contribution to mainstreaming standardisation and R&D&I.

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​​Project portfolio​

Project / Link Title
Programme / Identifier
Status / Results of standardisation
Hierarchical and Agile Resource Management Optimization for Networks in Smart Energy Communities HE (2023 - Efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use) GA 101138595

Ongoing project.
Widening Unlocking Potential, Expanding Results for Sustainability HE (2023 – Widening the ERA) GA 101160415

Ongoing project.
Exploring the capabilities of high-strength steels with excellent fatigue resistance for lightweight structural applications within the future mobility RFCS (2023 – Research Fund for Coal & Steel) GA 101157245

Ongoing project.

A Wood-to-Wood Cascade Upcycling Valorisation Approach HE (2023 – Digital, Industry and Space – Twin Transition) GA 101138789

Ongoing project.

Integrated Earth observation based platform for novel services to enhance raw materials mining life cycle HE (2023 – Digital, Industry and Space – Resilience) GA 101138643

Ongoing project.

Safe efficient battery system based on advanced cell technology HE (2022 – Climate, energy and mobility) GA 101103821

Ongoing project.

Towards a more automated and optimised maintenance, renewal and upgrade of roads by means of robotised technologies and intelligent decision support tools H2020 (2020 – Smart, green and integrated transport) GA 955269

Ongoing Project. UNE is subcontracted.

The soil biodiversity and functionality of Mediterranean olive groves: a holistic analysis of the influence of land management on olive oil quality and safety HE (2022 – Mission Soil) GA 101091255

Ongoing project.

Innovative methodology for battery testing
HE (2022 – Climate transition) GA 101103708
Ongoing project.

Opening the electricity ecosystem to multiple actors in order to have a real decarbonization opportunity
HE (2021 – Climate, energy and mobility) GA 101096333
Ongoing project.

Sustainable surface protection by glass-like hybrid and biomaterials coatings
HE (2021 – Resilience) GA 101091464 Ongoing project.

Artificial Intelligence powered characterization and modelling for green steel technology HE (2021 – Resilience) GA 101091912 Ongoing project.

Sustainable surface treatments of complex shape components for transsectorial industrial innovation HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101091982 Ongoing project.

Antiviral, antibacterial & antifungal nanocoating platform HE (2021 – Resilience) GA 101057597 Ongoing project.

Flexible and hybrid manufacturing of green aluminium to produce tailored adaptive crash-tolerant structures HE (2021 – Climate, Energy and Mobility) GA 101069674 Ongoing project.

Digitally-enabled Flexible Industries for reliable energy grids under high penetration of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101058453 Ongoing project.

Digital Twins Enabled Indoor Air Quality Management for Healthy Living HE (2021 – Health) GA 101057779 Ongoing project.

Boosting the reduction of the environmental impact of pharmaceutical products throughout their entire life cycle HE (2021 – Health) GA 101057668 Ongoing project.

Biocomposites in smart plastic transformation processes to pave the way for the large-scale uptake of sustainable bio-based products HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101057049 Ongoing project.
Towards the normalization of the bi-axial tensile traction-compression test to determine mechanical properties in the event of pure shear states in the plane State Programme on Societal Challenges - Proof of concept 2021 Ongoing project. UNE participates as a subcontractor to prepare the UNE 0074 ​ Specification on the shear testing in composite plastic materials.

Ni-based ferromagnetic coatings with enhanced efficiency to replace Pt in energy & digital storage applications HE (2021 – Resilience) GA 101058076 Ongoing project.

Safe-, sustainable- and recyclable-by design polymeric systems - A guidance towards next generation of plastics HE (2021 – Resilience) GA 101057901 Ongoing project.

Building Performance Digitalisation and Dynamic Logbooks for Future Value-Driven Services HE (2021 – Climate, Energy and Mobility) GA 101069722 Ongoing project.

AI Powered human-centred Robot Interactions for Smart Manufacturing HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101058589 Ongoing project.
STARLITE Standards for Galileo Timing Receivers EC DEFIS/2021/OP/0004
Ongoing project. UNE is subcontracted. EN 16605 Standard on Galileo time receivers, in development in CEN/CLC/JTC 5 "Space."

self-X Artificial Intelligence for European Process Industry digital transformation HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101058715 Ongoing project.

Building Energy Efficiency in Nepal Europe AID/SWITCH Asia 2021 –ACA/2021/428-648

Ongoing project.
The power of grape extracts: antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to prevent the use of antibiotics in farmed animals H2020 (2020 – Green Deal) GA 101036768 Ongoing project.
Territorial circular systemic solution for the upcycling of residues from the agrifood sector H2020 (2020 – Green Deal) GA 101036838 Ongoing project.
CWA under development at CEN on the characterisation of extracts for the reuse of organic agro-food waste
Biorefineries for the valorisation of macroalgal residual biomass and legume processing by-products to obtain new protein value chains for high-value food and feed applications H2020 (2019 – Biobased Industries) GA 887259 Ongoing project. UNE is subcontracted.
Sustainable and cost-effective production process for the upcycling of olive, grape and nut by-products into 4 natural and healthy ingredients for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications H2020 (2019 – Biobased Industries) GA 888003 Ongoing project. UNE is subcontracted.
An interoperable multidomain CBRN system H2020 (2020 – Security) GA 101018596 Ongoing project. CWA on an interoperable protocol for sensor connectivity in CBRN in development.
Substitution of Critical Raw Materials on Aluminium Alloys for electrical vehicles H2020 (2020 –Raw materials) GA 101003785 Ongoing project.
CWA under development at CEN on the assessment of the fluidity of aluminium and its alloys according to high pressure.
Pilot Action for Securing a Sustainable European Next Generation of Efficient RE-free magnets H2020 (2020 –Raw materials) GA 101003914 Ongoing project.
Ink-based hybrid multi-material fabrication of next generation implants H2020 (2020 – Transformation of Industry) GA 953270 Ongoing project.
3 CWAs under development at CEN on processes for ink-based manufacturing of implants by additive manufacturing.
Fracture toughness as a tool to address cracking problems in forming and in-service performance of AHSS. Valorisation and dissemination RFCS (2020 – Research Fund for Coal & Steel) GA 101034036

Project completed.

Published CWA 18011:2023 and CWA 18012:2023 on fracture toughness tests on sheets of advanced high strength steels.

An Open Innovation Test Bed for Nano-Enabled Bio-Based PUR Foams and Composites H2020 (2020 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 953270 Ongoing project.
CWA under development at CEN and CENELEC on data-driven management of production processes
Characterization and harmonization for Industrial Standardisation of advanced materials H2020 (2020 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 952921 Ongoing project.
2 CWAs under development at CEN on verification, calibration and pairing protocols for Raman spectroscopy devices.
Upcycling of PE and PET wastes to generate biodegradable bioplastics for food and drink packaging H2020 (2020 – Transformation of Industry) GA 953214 Ongoing project.
Global Omic Data Integration on Animal, Vegetal and Environment Sectors H2020 (2020 – Transformation of Industry) GA 952908 Project completed.
CWA 18083: 2024 published on methodology for the construction of omics plots from animal, plant and environmental data.

Open innovation ecosystem for sustainable Plant-based nano-enabled biomaterials deployment for packaging, transport and consumer goods
H2020 (2020 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 952972 Ongoing project.
ECO-innovative Energy FACTory Management System based on enhanced LCA and LCCA towards resource-efficient manufacturing H2020 (2020 – Green Vehicle) GA 101006844 Ongoing project.
2 CWAs under development at CEN on rapid and advanced fatigue test methods.
ECO-innovative Energy FACTory Management System based on enhanced LCA and LCCA towards resource-efficient manufacturing H2020 (2020 – Factories of the Future) GA 958373 Ongoing project.
CWA under development at CEN on methodology for implementing an Energy Management and Sustainable Manufacturing Project in industrial plants.
Next renewable multi-generation technology enabled by two-phase fluids machines H2020 (2019 – Renewables) GA 851541 Ongoing project.
Advanced materials and processing in organic electronics H2020 (2019 – Advanced materials) GA 862492

Project completed.
CWA 18002:2023 published on the manufacture by injection moulding of rigid and flexible organic electronic devices.

Photoelectrocatalytic device for sun-driven CO2 conversion into green chemicals H2020 (2019 – Industrial sustainability) GA 862192 Ongoing project.
CWA under development at CEN on devices for electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO
Facilitating EU pre-standardization process through streamlining and validating interoperability in systems and procedures involved in the crisis management cycle H2020 (2019 – Security) GA 883520 Project completed.
Published CWA 18024:2023 and CWA 18028:2023 on critical infrastructure information processing in crisis management
Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-enabled Membranes H2020 (2019 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 862330 Ongoing project.
Contribution to CWA 17935:2022 on sustainability in nanomanufacturing
Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness H2020 (2019 – Energy efficiency) GA 892984

Project completed.
Working group created at CEN: CEN/TC 371/WG 5 on the operational rating of the energy performance of buildings
CEN-CENELEC Standards+Innovation 2023 Award.

Battery design and manufacturing optimization through multiphysic modelling H2020 (2019 – Batteries) GA 875247

Project completed.
Published CWA 18059-1:2023 and CWA 18059-2:2023 on parameters for modeling the behavior of automotive battery cell materials, cells and manufacturing processes.

Innovative solutions for user-centric charging infrastructure H2020 (2019 – Green vehicle) GA 875187 Project completed.
Published CWA 18090:2024 and CWA 18091:2024 on innovative solutions for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and management.
Augmented reality interactive educational system H2020 (2019 – ICT) GA 856533

Project completed. UNE is subcontracted.
CWA 18006:2023 published on extended reality for educational purposes.
Standard IEEE 1589-2020 published.
CEN-CENELEC Standards+Innovation Award 2022

Innovative polymer-based composite systems for high-efficient energy scavenging and storage H2020 (2019 – Factories of the future) GA 862597 Project completed.
Published CWA 18095:2024 on recyclability of energy harvesting and storage technologies for IoT and wireless sensor networks
Innovative fertilizers to reduce the environmental impact of farming and develop a standard to assess the sustainability of agroecosystems. FEDER and MICINN (Collaboration Challenges) RTC-2017-5887-5 UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
CWA 17898:2022 published, on the global agricultural footprint of crops
Bifunctional Zeolite based Catalysts and Innovative Process for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Transformation H2020 (2018 – Sustainable Industry) GA 814671 Project completed. CWA 17944:2022 ​ published, on the synthesis of nanocatalysts for hydrocarbon recovery
Safe and effective Human-Robot cooperation towards a better competitiveness on current automation lack manufacturing processes H2020 (2018 – Transforming industry) GA 820807 Project completed. CWA 17967:2023 published, on the design of collaborative human-robot cells.​
Service Platform to Host and share residential data
H2020 (2018 – Industrial leadership) GA 820805 Project completed. The UNE was hired to create the CEN working group CEN/TC 442/WG 9 ​ on digital twins in building design, construction and management​
Optimizing Support for Innovating SMEs H2020 (2018 – Transforming industry) GA 814581 Project completed. CWA 17935:2022 published, on sustainability in nanomanufacturing

Sheet metal forming testing hub H2020 (2018 – Transforming industry) GA 814517 Project completed. Published CWA 17793: 2021 and CWA 17794: 2021 on testing methods for sheet metal forming.

H2020 (2018 - Biotechnology)
GA 837998

Ongoing project. 
CWA 17897-1:2022 published, and CWA 17897-2 under development, on the extraction, production and purification of value-added products from urban waste

Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences

Horizon 2020 (2018- Sustainable food security
GA 818318
Project completed.
Unlocking new VALUE from urban bioWASTE

Horizon 2020 (2018- Sustainable food security)
GA 818312
Project completed. CWA 17866:2022 published, on success factors in the selective collection of urban waste.

Fostering Synthetic Biology standardisation through international collaboration

Horizon 2020 (2018-Biotechnology)
GA 820699
Project completed. Roundtable organised with the biotechnology industry.
Thermoformable, reparable and bondable smart epoxy based composites for aero structures
Horizon 2020 (2017-Transport)
GA 769274
Project completed. CWA 17896:2022 published, on testing adhesive joints in reinforced polymers.
Future proofing strategies for resilient transport networks against extreme events
Horizon 2020 (2017-Transport)
GA 769373
UNE participates as a subcontractor. Project completed. CWA 17819:2021 published, on the service levels and resilience of transport infrastructures.
Deployment of novel geothermal systems, technologies and tools for energy efficient building retrofitting
Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 792210
Project completed. CWA 17941:2022 published, on building renovation using geothermal energy
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance Cloud Platform for Micro Enterprises
Horizon 2020 (2017-Secure societies)
GA 786741
Project completed. Published CWA 17858: 2022 on guidelines for compliance with the GDPR in micro SMEs.
Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat
Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 792073

Project completed.

CWA 17954:2022 published, on the characterization of hybrid heat pump modules

Surging energy absorption through increasing thrust and efficiency

Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 764014
Project completed. Published CWA 50271:2021 and CWA 50272:2021 on design and testing of power units for wave energy converters.
Mid-infrared arthroscopy innovative imaging system for real-time clinical in-depth examination and diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases
Horizon 2020 (2017-ICT)
GA 780598
Project completed.Published CWA 17857: 2022 on a lens connection of laser to optical fibre.
Bridging the gap between Standardization, Research and Innovation communities
EU (2017-DG ENTR)
Project completed. Together with CEN-CENELEC and other European national standards bodies, the Standards+Innovation Initiative has been set up, a European conference and internal training for standards bodies.
GALILEO ENABLED LABEL Galileo Enabled Label Certification Scheme
EC Tender
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. Published CWA 17486: 2019 on Galileo receiver validation.
Towards circular economy in the plastic packaging value chain
Horizon 2020 (2016-Circular economy)
GA 730423
Project completed.
Circular Process for Eco-Designed Bulky Products and Internal Car Parts
Horizon 2020 (2016-Circular economy)
GA 730456
Project completed. Published CWA 17806:2021 and CWA 17807:2021 on circular economy in automotive composites published.
Model based control framework for site-wide optimization of data-intensive processes Horizon 2020 (2016-Sustainable process industries-SPIRE)
GA 723650
Project completed. Published CWA 17492: 2020 on predictive control and maintenance.
Adaptive Automation in Assembly For Blue Collar Workers Satisfaction in Evolvable Context Horizon 2020 (2016-Factories of the Future)
GA 723828
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. Published CWA 17663:2021 on measuring operator satisfaction in automated environments.
Cost-Effective Recycling Of C&DW In High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components For Massive Retrofitting Of Our Built Environment
Horizon 2020 (2016-Energy Efficient Buildings)
GA 723582
Project completed.
Wide scale demonstration of Integrated Solutions and business models for European smartGRID
Horizon 2020 (2016-Energy)
GA 731205
Project completed. Published CWA 50714:2020 on distribution management in micro-grids.
Progressive Standards Around ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing
Horizon 2020 (2016-Health)
GA 727802
Project completed.
STAIR-AHA Platform created in CEN-CENELEC as an open forum to discuss standardisation in AHA.

Optogenetic Protein Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
Horizon 2020 (2016-Biotechnology)
GA 720694
Project completed.
Advanced materials solutions for next generation high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) tower systems Horizon 2020 (2016-NMBP)
GA 721045

Project completed.
Published CWA 17726:2021 on testing of ceramic materials for concentrating solar power installations.
Review of the ISO 18755 standard on testing technical ceramics.
CEN-CENELEC Standards+Innovation Award 2020

Tight integration of EGNSS and on-board sensors for port vehicle automation

Horizon 2020 (2015-Space)
GA 687534
Project completed.
Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater
Horizon 2020 (2015-Climate action-water)
GA 689242
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
Increasing resource efficiency of aviation through implementation of additive layer manufacturing technology and bionic design in all stages of an aircraft life cycle
Horizon 2020 (2015-Transport)
GA 690689
Project completed. Published CWA 17453:2019 and CWA 17454:2019 on additive manufacturing of metal parts and their quality control.
Advertisement displays manufactured by hybrid in-mould integration
Horizon 2020 (2014-ICT)
GA 643956
Project completed.
Standard method and online tool for assessing and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants
Horizon 2020 (2014-Energy)
GA 649819
Project completed. Published CEN/TR 17614:2021 on energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants.
Open access pilot plants for sustainable industrial scale nanocomposites manufacturing based on buckypapers, doped veils and prepregs
Horizon 2020 (2014-NMP)
GA 646307

Project completed. A CWA on sustainable production of nano-products was proposed.

Fostering industrial symbiosis for a sustainable resource intensive industry across the extended construction value chain
Horizon 2020 (2014-Climate action-waste)
GA 642154
Project completed. Contribution to CWA 17354:2018 on industrial symbiosis.
Tailored Elastin-like Recombinamers as Advanced Systems for Cell Therapies in Diabetes Mellitus: a Synthetic Biology Approach towards a Bioeffective and Immunoisolated Biosimilar Islet/Cell Niche
Horizon 2020 (2014-NMP)
GA 646075
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
Breakthorugh solutions for adaptable envelopes for building refurbishment
Horizon 2020 (2014-Energy Efficient Buildings)
GA 637186

Project completed. Published CWA 17437:2019 on adaptable envelopes for façades in building renovation.

Advanced nanophotonic point-of-care analysis device for fast and early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases
Horizon 2020 (2014-Health)
GA 634013
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
Sustainability assessment methods and tools to support decision-making in the process industries
Horizon 2020 (2014-Sustainable process industries-SPIRE)
GA 636727
Project completed.
Coordination, support and promotion activities in favour of EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing)
Horizon 2020 (2014-Health)
GA 643803
Project completed. Standard repository and road map for future standardisation in AHA.
WONDER Blind intermodal platform of incidence reissuing and shipment reassignment for the logistics sector.
MINETUR (2014-Digital Economy and Society Strategic Action)TSI-100300-2014-18 UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. Published EA 0056:2016 and EA 0057:2016 on information and communication technology in transport and logistics.
Integration of Renewable Energy Sources at Factory Environment
FP7 (2013-Factories of the Future)
GA 608977
Project completed. CWA proposed at CEN-CENELEC on energy- and resource-efficient manufacturing.
Silicon friendly materials and device solutions for microenergy applications
FP7 (2013-NMP)
GA 604169
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
Boosting lignocellulose biomass deconstruction with designer cellulosomes for industrial applications
FP7 (2013-NMP)
GA 604530
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
Cascade deoxygenation process using tailored nanocatalysts for the production of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass FP7 (2013-NMP)
GA 604307
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. Contribution in CEN/TC 19 to the development of EN 16900 on bio-oils.
Solution processed high performance transparent organic photovoltaic cells
FP7 (2013-NMP)
GA 604506
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed.
EGNOS enabled labelling and software development kit (SDK) validation EU (2013-DG ENTR)
UNE participates as a subcontractor. Project completed. Published CWA 16874:2015 on the validation of EGNOS receivers.
Bridging the Gap between Research and Standardization
EU (2013-DG ENTR)
Project completed. Together with CEN-CENELEC and other European national standardisation bodies, best practices have been established to contribute to H2020 projects and promote this service among the R&D&i community.
Life Cycle Engineering approach to develop a novel EU-harmonized sustainability certification system for cost-effective, safer and greener road infrastructures FP7 (2012-Transport)
GA 605748
Project completed. Published CWA17089:2016, on road sustainability indicators, among other activities.
Demining tool-BOX for humanitarian clearing of large scale area from anti-personal landmines and cluster munitions FP7 (2012-Security)
GA 284996
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. Published CWA 17008:2016 and CWA 17046:2016 on humanitarian demining.
Toolbox implementation for removal of anti-personnel mines, submunitions and UXO FP7 (2012-Security)
GA 284747
UNE is subcontracted. Project completed. CEN/WS 80 related to the removal of anti-personnel mines.
Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risk management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNM) in the construction industry FP7 (2011-NMP)
GA 280535
Project completed. A Technical Specification was proposed at the CEN/TC 352 committee on recommendations for risk management related to nanomaterials in the construction sector.

Projects financed by the European Union

Projects financed by the European Union