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Ultan Mulligan - ETSI

  1. 1. Bridging the gap between research and standardization<br />Ultan Mulligan<br />Director, Strategy and New Initiatives<br />ETSI Secretariat<br />
  2. 2. ABOUT ETSI<br />© 2010 – Proprietary and Information of ETSI<br />
  3. 3. European roots, global outreach<br />ETSI is a world-leading standards developing organization for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) <br />Founded initially to serve European needs, ETSI has become highly-respected as a producer of technical standards for worldwide use<br />3<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />
  4. 4. Technical specifications and standards with global application<br />Support to industryand European regulation<br />Specification & testing methodologies<br />Interoperability testing<br />4<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />Products & services<br />
  5. 5. Standards & Innovation<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Bridging the Gap © ETSI 2009<br />The Standards Process<br />Is a Business Process<br />supporting Research, Product Development, Marketing and Promotion processes<br />Putting your IPR into standards<br />Return on R&D investment, or securing your investment<br />A source of competitive intelligence<br />A place to form partnerships<br />An opportunity to meet customers<br />Allows SMEs to punch above their weight<br />Technical competence is what counts, not size or votes<br />Leverage other (larger) companies marketing budget!<br />Common marketing of a standardised technology<br />
  7. 7. Bridging the Gap © ETSI 2009<br />Benefits of Standards<br />Lower development & production costs<br />Give improved product confidence and Interop<br />Allow access to new markets<br />Increase competition - good for the customer<br />Encourage innovative cooperation<br />Turn good ideas in to commercial success<br />
  8. 8. Standards are important…<br />ICT markets are shaped by standards<br />de facto, industry, fora, SDOs<br />Communications system standards<br />IT and software systems<br />File formats<br />Physical, environment and packaging<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />8<br />
  9. 9. …for Researchers<br />European strength in collaborative R&D for ICT<br />European R&D in ICT must lead to standards activity<br />To develop new products, new services, new markets<br />Future Internet Research is an extreme example<br />Today’s communications networks are highly standardized<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Meeting the innovation challenge<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Issues for research projects<br />What to standardise?<br />Choosing the right standards body<br />Getting the timing right<br />Funding – for membership, travel and time<br />Which partner(s) participate<br />IPR ownership, or who can contribute what?<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Issues for standards bodies<br />Reduce barriers to input from R&D projects<br />Membership cost<br />Participation cost<br />Access to information<br />Guidance and help in navigating an SDO<br />Incubator or start-up groups for new topics<br />Improve visibility of R&D project impact on standards<br />Recognition for submissions<br />Recognition for retained results<br />Maintain dialogue between SDOs and R&D community<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />12<br />
  13. 13. ETSI open to research results<br />Incubator or pre-standardisation groups<br />Industry Specification Group<br />Workshops and events with R&D community<br />Hosting at ETSI, and attending, listening<br />Reduced barriers to access and participation<br />Reduced membership fees and easier access<br />For Universities & Public Research Bodies<br />For SMEs<br />Electronic participation<br />Standards available for free on the internet<br />Partner in selected R&D projects<br />Creation of ‘New Initiatives’ team in Secretariat<br />Help on creating an ISG , finding existing TBs, founding a new TB<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Future Internet in ETSI?<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />14<br />
  15. 15. ETSI and Future Internet Standards<br />3 ETSI Industry Specification Groups (ISGs)<br />Resulting from FP7 Future Networks related R&D projects<br />Open to all – members and non-members of ETSI<br />AFI: Autonomic network engineering for a self-managing Future Internet<br />INS: Identity and access management for Networks and Services<br />MOI: Measurement Ontology for IP traffic<br />Sector-specific standardization committees: <br />M2M (Smart Meters, Smart Grids), eHealth, ITS, MCD & BROADCAST, RFID & IoT, Grids and Clouds, and traditional network technologies<br />Culture of co-operation with other standards bodies such as IETF, ITU-T (and 3GPP!)<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Standards and the Future InternetPublic Private Partnership<br />“An essential characteristic of the PPP should be to develop open, standardised, cross-sector service platforms”<br />Large-scale Usage Area projects for applications in eHealth, M2M, Smart Grid and ITS sectors<br />All industries currently active in ETSI standardization!<br />Need to define architectures, interfaces, information flows for common enablers<br />Open specifications needed for an open cross-sector platform, with open interfaces to enable new applications<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Thank you<br />ultan.mulligan@etsi.org<br />© 2010 – Proprietary Information of ETSI<br />17<br />