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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.


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

Develops and promotes standardization, certification, industry press, and training (France)

Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)
Develops and supports dialogue and interaction among the Internet of Things (IoT) various players in Europe

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)

Developed and promoted interoperable eHealth services *Dissolved in 2011

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

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

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 (Europe)

Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Promotes the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television (U.K.)

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) *Now GS1 UK

Developed and promotes interoperability between electronic health record systems (Europe) *Ended in 2014

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 (Europe) *Inactive

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

European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Developed and promoted the European banking and credit sector (Europe) *Dissolved in 2006 and transferred its functions to the European Payments Council (EPC)

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 (Europe)

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

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

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

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 *Merged with the European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers in 2001 to form DigitalEurope (Europe)

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

European Payments Council (EPC)
Promotes the creation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) (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 (Europe)

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

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

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

European Union Smart Grid Coordination Group
Developed standards and architecture for implementing Mandate M/490 on smart grid standardization (Europe) *Inactive

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)
Promotes German standards and represents German interests at international and European levels (Germany)

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

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)

Supports the building of Internet of Things apps that work across many servers (United Kingdom)

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ICT Standards Board (ICTSB)
Developed standards and specifications through an ICT collaborative (Europe)

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)
Develops European Union (EU) spatial data infrastructure

Developed resources to support British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom) *Inactive

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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 (Europe)

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Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK)
Developed and promoted a European eID Interoperability Platform to allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe) *Dissolved and moved new initiatives to STORK 2.0 in 2013

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK) 2.0
Developed and promotes a European eID Interoperability Platform enabling citizens to establish e-relations across borders *Project concluded September 2015 (Europe)

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

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Promotes the shared financial, technical and scientific interests of the mechanical engineering industry

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