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China EU Information Technology Standards Research Partnership

Objective

This Action will promote research collaboration and engagement between research and policy in relation to Information Technology standardisation in China & Europe. The People’s Republic of China has recently begun to be remarkably active in many areas of ICT interoperability standards. This raises important issues for China about standardisation processes and technology promotion policy. Their outcome will have important consequences for the European economy and global ICT market. They are flagged as of particular interest to the FP7 Information Society Technologies programme. This project brings together the leading European and Chinese centres for research into ICT Interoperability Standards for a comparative examination of ICT standardisation processes and associated policies between EU and China. It will develop a knowledge network of top researchers in the field in Europe, China and beyond. It will examine the new ICT standardisation activity emerging in China, apparently linked to its goals to promote indigenous technology, and compare these emerging standardisation processes with the more established approaches that have evolved at a European level. Three strategic studies will address a selected sample of areas flagged by IST as bearing critically on European technology and industrial strategy. They will examine the standardisation approach adopted; the strategies of public policy, technical and industrial players; the likely implementation/uptake of standards and their consequences for innovation and markets. In particular: will the outcomes be open standards and alignment between regional economies or competitive standards processes leading to so-called “standards wars” or the fragmentation of global markets. Attention will be paid to social learning by standardisation bodies, industry and policy actors. Findings will be discussed with Chinese & European standards bodies and policy communities, who will assist in pulling out the policy implications.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/public policy

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 109 515
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Narve Trædal (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 286
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Kritzner (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 59 342,20
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 20 608,20
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guoping Zeng (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 9 608,60
Address
Zhongguancun East Road 55
100080 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rongping Mu (Prof.)
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 56 710
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kestutis šidlauskas (Prof.)