Call for EoIs from CoEs for Support

Call for Expression of Interest from Existing/Planned Centres of Excellence through provision of technical expertise on ICT standards, by the project “India-EU Cooperation on ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation”

About the India EU Partnership Project:

Globally harmonised standards help expanding the markets for suppliers and also ensure adoption of global best practices in the local markets. To facilitate this, India and the European Union have come together in a three year Partnership Project to promote cooperation in ICT Standards, Policy and Legislation matters. The Project scope is to promote cooperation for early alignment in standardization activities in the specific areas of ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), NFV/SDN (Network Function Virtualisation/Software Defined Networks), 5G and the overarching topic of Security. TSDSI and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) are anchoring the activities under this project from India and EU respectively.

The partnership project has been carrying out several activities to promote dialog and collaboration among stakeholders comprising user community, suppliers and researcher/innovators from India and Europe. This includes organising webinars, tutorials, hackathons, workshops and conferences, exchange of experts etc.

Visit the Project website here for more details.

Project Call for Proposals from Centres of Excellence:

Recognising the need for a long term impact of the Cooperation Project, the project has launched a Call for Proposals to support Centres of Excellence focussing on the project topics. This is expected to build capacity, create lasting tools for training and research and anchor standards awareness activities in the system.

This call is open to Academic/Research institutions of repute that have an existing CoE, or documented plans to establish one, and which are focused on the project topics, or which intend to expand into these areas of expertise.

The expression of Interest may be submitted at any time up to 31 July 2019. Applications will be evaluated as and when received during this period. Normally the Project will respond back within one month of receipt of EoI. The project funding is only for a limited time, until the duration of the project (October 2019). The EoI should detail the CoE’s proposed strategy to sustain the activities on their own beyond the project funding period.

Expressions of interest can be sent via email to the local project coordinator, Mr Sachin Gaur. (

Details of the Expression of Interest are provided here.