International Cooperation on Standards and Policy for Digital

Indico Global is a pivotal initiative shaping the intersection of digital transformation and global standards. In a world increasingly defined by digital innovation and environmental responsibility, the European approach to Digital and ICT standards takes center stage. With a commitment to a resilient, green, and digital economy, Indico Global embarks on a mission to extend the impact initiated by the InDiCo project.

What are our objectives?

Developing a mutual understanding of the respective models for setting global
interoperable ICT/digital standards (stakeholder-driven model) with selected partner

Foster awareness of EU ICT/digital standards for key technologies in the Horizon
Europe program

Understanding of the partner countries’ policy and standardisation landscape and
when relevant capacity building in terms of digital technologies and standards,
compatible with EU values

Create awareness about the EU vision and approach to data protection

How are we going to
achieve our objectives?

How are we going to achieve our objectives?

Indico Global employs a comprehensive strategy to fulfil its mission of shaping global standards, fostering innovation, and building collaborative bridges. In the domain of Promoting Awareness and Cooperation, we globally highlight the European Standardisation System (ESS), emphasising its role in interoperability. Simultaneously, we actively advocate EU policies and standards in key ICT/digital domains to encourage collaboration.

In our commitment to Understanding and Collaboration, we delve into partner countries/regions’ policy landscapes, aiming for profound insights. Additionally, we foster capacity building through targeted initiatives, facilitating knowledge exchange.

Over its 36 months duration, InDiCo-Global will direct 40% of its €2.5 million budget to Capacity Building initiatives through a series of open calls for micro-projects focused on the targeted regions.

Artificial Intelligence   5G   IoT   Security Aspects   Cybersecurity   Data   eID (electronic identification)   

Quantum Technologies   Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)   Circular Econom   Smart Cities   Project Investment   

Meet the Consortium

InDiCo-Global marks a significant collaboration, bringing together all three official European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) – ETSI, CEN and CENELEC, each with its pool of thousands of standards experts in Europe and beyond. Alongside partners Martel Innovate, Trust-IT and COMMpla, this consortium leverages the collective strength of the individual organisations to drive European influence and competitiveness on the global standardisation stage.

ETSI is a leading international ICT standards organisation. We offer our members an open, inclusive environment to support the development and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT systems and services across all sectors of industry and society. It is an independent, non-profit organisation with a 30+ years track record of technical excellence in the ICT sector, and with a widely respected non-discriminatory IPR policy.

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is a business catalyst in Europe, removing trade barriers for European stakeholders such as industry, service providers, consumers and other stakeholders. Its mission is to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens, and the environment. Through its services CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other specifications.


The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization is officially responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical field. In an ever more global economy, CENELEC fosters innovation and competitiveness, making technology available not only to major businesses but also to SMEs through the production of voluntary standards. CENELEC creates market access at the European level but also at the international level through its cooperation agreement with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Martel Innovate

Martel is a dynamic and innovative SME with more than 25 years of experience in EC-funded projects, involved in around 40 H2020 projects and 6 recently funded Horizon Europe ones, including several RIAs, IAs and CSAs in the 5G, Satellite, Next Generation Internet, Cloud and IoT domains.

Trust-IT is an Italian SME founded in 2002 with headquarters in Pisa. The company counts more than 40 specialists in pan-European collaborations & EC’s Research Agenda initiatives. Trust-IT’s goal is to foster innovative solutions across Europe and globally. 


COMMpla is controlled by and co-located with Trust-IT Srl.. COMMpla & Trust-IT share the same management and there is internal, mutual secondment agreement with Trust-IT which seamlessly allows them to collaborate with specialised personnel in projects. COMMpla’s team consists of skilled professionals performs design, development and maintenance of web-based solutions, utilising a wide range of technologies and with a workflow embedded in Agile methodologies, Althassian tools and a Scrum framework