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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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Standards+Innovation is an initiative of the European standardisation organisations, promoted by CEN and CENELEC, with the financial support of the European Commission and EFTA.

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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

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.
AID4GREENEST 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.
self-X Artificial Intelligence for European Process Industry digital transformation HE (2021 – Twin Transition) GA 101058715 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.
Hacia la normalización del ensayo biaxial tracción-compresión para determinar propiedades mecánicas ante estados de cortadura pura en el plano Programa Estatal Retos de la Sociedad – Prueba de concepto 2021 Ongoing project. UNE participa subcontratada para elaborar la Especificación UNE 0074​ sobre ensayo de cortadura en materiales plásticos compuestos.

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 sobre receptores de tiempo mediante Galileo, en elaboración en el CEN/CLC/JTC 5 “Espacio”.

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.
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 en elaboración sobre protocolo interoperable para conectividad de sensores en CBRN.
Substitution of Critical Raw Materials on Aluminium Alloys for electrical vehicles H2020 (2020 –Raw materials) GA 101003785 Ongoing project.
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.
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

Ongoing project.

2 CWA en elaboración en CEN sobre ensayos de tenacidad a la fractura en láminas de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia

An Open Innovation Test Bed for Nano-Enabled Bio-Based PUR Foams and Composites H2020 (2020 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 953270 Ongoing project.
Characterization and harmonization for Industrial Standardisation of advanced materials H2020 (2020 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 952921 Ongoing project.
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 Ongoing project.

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.
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.
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

Ongoing project.
CWA en elaboración en CEN sobre fabricación por inyección en molde de dispositivos electrónicos orgánicos rígido-flexibles​

Photoelectrocatalytic device for sun-driven CO2 conversion into green chemicals H2020 (2019 – Industrial sustainability) GA 862192 Ongoing project.
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 Ongoing project. 2 CWAs en elaboración en CEN sobre procesado de información de infraestructuras críticas en gestión de crisis
Open Innovation Test Bed for nano-enabled Membranes H2020 (2019 – Tomorrow’s Industry) GA 862330 Ongoing project.
Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness H2020 (2019 – Energy efficiency) GA 892984

Ongoing project.
Creado grupo de trabajo en CEN: CEN/TC 371/WG 5 sobre calificación operacional del rendimiento energético de los edificios

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

Ongoing project.

2 CWA en elaboración en CEN sobre modelado de baterías para automoción​

Innovative solutions for user-centric charging infrastructure H2020 (2019 – Green vehicle) GA 875187 Ongoing project.
2 CWAs en elaboración sobre soluciones innovadoras para la infraestructura de carga de vehículos eléctricos.
Augmented reality interactive educational system H2020 (2019 – ICT) GA 856533

Ongoing project. UNE is subcontracted. CWA en elaboración en CEN sobre realidad extendida para fines educacionales. Norma IEEE 1589-2020 publicada.
Premio CEN-CENELEC Standards+Innovation 2022

Innovative polymer-based composite systems for high-efficient energy scavenging and storage H2020 (2019 – Factories of the future) GA 862597 Ongoing project.
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​ publicado sobre la huella agrícola global de los cultivos
Bifunctional Zeolite based Catalysts and Innovative process for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Transformation H2020 (2018 – Sustainable Industry) GA 814671 Project completed. CWA 17944:2022​ publicado sobre síntesis de nanocatalizadores para valorización de hidrocarburos
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 publicado sobre diseño de células colaborativas humano-robot.​
Service Platform to Host and share residential data H2020 (2018 – Industrial leadership) GA 820805 Project completed. UNE fue contratado para crear en CEN el grupo de trabajo CEN/TC 442/WG 9​ sobre gemelos digitales en diseño, construcción y gestión de edificios​
Optimizing Support for Innovating SMEs H2020 (2018 – Transforming industry) GA 814581 Project completed. CWA 17935:2022 publicado sobre sostenibilidad en nanofabricación

Sheet metal forming testing hub H2020 (2018 – Transforming industry) GA 814517 Proyecto terminado. Publicados CWA 17793:2021 y CWA 17794:2021 sobre métodos de ensayo para conformado de chapa metálica.

H2020 (2018 - Biotechnology)
GA 837998

Ongoing project. 
Publicado CWA 17897-1:2022 y CWA 17897-2 en elaboración sobre extracción, producción y purificación de productos de valor añadido a partir de deshechos urbanos

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 publicado sobre factores de éxito en la recolección selectiva de residuos urbanos.

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. Publicado CWA 17896:2022 sobre ensayos de uniones adhesivas de polímeros reforzados.
Future proofing strategies for resilient transport networks against extreme events
Horizon 2020 (2017-Transport)
GA 769373
UNE participa subcontratado. Proyecto terminado. Publicado CWA 17819:2021 sobre niveles de servicio y resiliencia de infraestructuras de transporte.
Deployment of novel geothermal systems, technologies and tools for energy efficient building retrofitting
Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 792210
Project completed. CWA 17941:2022 publicado sobre rehabilitación de edificios utilizando energía geotérmica
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance Cloud Platform for Micro Enterprises
Horizon 2020 (2017-Secure societies)
GA 786741
Proyecto terminado. Publicado CWA 17858:2022 sobre directrices para cumplimiento de la GDPR en micro Pymes.
Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat
Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 792073

Project completed.

CWA 17954: 2022 publicado sobre caracterización de módulos híbridos de bombas de calor

Surging energy absorption through increasing thrust and efficiency

Horizon 2020 (2017-Energy)
GA 764014
Proyecto terminado. Publicados CWA 50271:2021 y CWA 50272:2021 sobre diseño y ensayo de unidades de potencia para convertidores de energía undimotriz.
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. Publicado CWA 17857:2022 sobre conexión de láser a fibra óptica mediante lentes.
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
Proyecto en terminado. Publicados CWA 17806:2021 y CWA 17807:2021 sobre economía circular en materiales compuestos para automoción.
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.

Revisión de la norma ISO 18755 sobre ensayos de cerámicas técnicas.

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)
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. Propuesto un CWA​ en CEN-CENELEC sobre fabricación eficiente en energía y recursos.
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