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Standard Setting Organizations
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Official Standard Setting organizations ("SDOs") and informal consortia can be global, regional or national in their membership. Click on an organization's name to view a description of that organization and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR Policy.


Develops and promotes standardization, certification, industry press, and training

Promotes consumer-oriented technical expertise and advice (Europe)

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British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
Promotes and represents the UK interactive and digital media industry (United Kingdom)

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Cable Europe
Promotes digital TV, broadband internet and telephony collaborative services (Europe)

Calypso Network Association (CNA)
Develops smartcard contactless technology adapted for public transportation uses

Car2Car Communication Consortium
Develops and promotes inter-vehicle communications standards to increase road traffic safety and efficiency (Europe)

Develops and promotes European Standards and other consensus documents (Europe)

COoperation Platform for Research And Standards (COPRAS)
Seeks to improve the interface between research and standards by European Standards Organizations

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
Develops and promotes standards among informatics professionals (Europe)

Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Promotes improved electric power systems

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Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services

Promotes economic growth and social progress in the EU (Europe)

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e-CENTRE (now GS1 UK)
Promoted business data standards to facilitate e-commerce (United Kingdom)

Ecma International
Develops and promotes standardization of information and communication systems

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

Develops and promotes interoperability between electronic health record systems (Europe)

Euro Asian Council for Standardization (EACS)
Develops policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification (Europe/Asia)

European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA)
Promoted European aerospace industries

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry

European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Develops and promotes the European banking and credit sector

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Develops and promotes electro-technical standards for the European market (Europe)

European Committee for Standardization - Information Society Standardization System (CEN/ISSS)
Develops European Standards and consensus documents

European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS)
Develops standards for European space activities

European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
Develops and promotes data center industry improvements (Europe)

European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA)
Promotes electronic commerce and business communications

European Forum for Energy Business Information Exchange (ebIX)
Develops standards for the energy industry (Europe)

European Information and Communication Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
Promoted the European information and communication technology industry

European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)
Promotes the development of standards for the machine vision industry (Europe)

European Photonic Industry Consortium (EPIC)
Promotes the photonic industry (Europe)

European Smart Card Industry Association (EUROSMART)
Promotes smart cards and smart card systems and standards

European Telecommunications Informatics Services (ETIS)
Promotes improvement amongst telecommunications industry operators, suppliers and content suppliers

European Telecommunications Platform (ETP)
Represented the European Telecommunications industry in the European regulatory framework (Europe)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Develops telecommunications and wireless standards

EUROREC Institute (EuroRec)
Develops and promotes the use of high-quality Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs)(Europe)

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Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

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German Institute for Standardization (DIN, Deutsches Institut for Normung)
Official German standards organization (Germany)

Develops and implements global data standards for the supply chain (United Kingdom)

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Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Develops and promotes standards for broadcast and broadband delivery through connected TVs and set-top boxes (Europe)

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ICT Standards Board (ICTSB)
ICT standards collaborative (Europe)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Promotes clarity of technology standards (Europe)

Assisted British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom)

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)
Develops and promotes the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards

IT Service Management Forum (itSMF)
Develops and promotes IT service management "best practices", standards and qualifications

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Open Source Consortium (OSC)
Promotes the Open Source business community (United Kingdom)

OpenForum Europe
Promotes open source solutions within the European business community

OpenIB Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing *Now OpenFabrics Alliance

Develops, maintains, and promotes open standards for the automotive industry

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Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK)
Developed and promoted a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe)

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK) 2.0
Develops and promotes a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe)

Develops a scalable and sustainable pan-European organizational and governance process for the semantic interoperability of clinical and biomedical knowledge (Europe)

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

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The 4Ever Project
Promotes and engages in research regarding enhanced television viewing experience through HEVC and Ultra High Definition TV (France)

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