ELITE-S: Future Leadership in ICT Standards in Europe

The ELITE-S project, co-ordinated by Prof. Markus Helfert, Maynooth University, aims to address the needs of the ICT standards landscape by recruiting and training researchers to be leaders in this field. The programme offers specific standards training, increases their research profile through intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaborations which in turn translates into career opportunities and uptake of leading positions in their field in both academic and non-academic settings.

The programme addresses the 5 EU priority areas: 5G, Internet of Things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and data technologies, these are of extreme importance in Ireland and internationally. The programme offers 16 prestigious 2-year postdoctoral fellowships for incoming mobility across two calls for proposals over the 60 months’ duration of the project. Candidates are free to choose their research topic, supervision and secondment host when applying and they must comply with the eligibility criteria.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Provide a state of the art research environment in the area of ICT standardisation related to the programme’s core research areas that will stimulate and challenge researchers while developing them as research leaders of the future
  • Provide fellows with industry-specific training and secondments in priorities sectors including 5G, Internet of Things, Cloud computing, cybersecurity and data technologies
  • Implement a transparent evaluation and selection process for recruitment
  • Provide an attractive and supportive working environment for fellows where they are truly inte-grated into ADAPT and their academic host


Parallel to the organisation of the calls,  training and development opportunities were organised for the fellows from and the first summer school was run virtually due to social distancing measures in place and lockdown restrictions.

Learn more: https://elite-fellowship.eu/

  • Start date: 1 Oct 2019
  • PI: Markus Helfert Coordinator
  • Acronym: ELITE S
  • Title: Future Leadership in ICT Standards in Europe
  • Website: https://elite-fellowship.eu
  • CORDIS: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/801522
  • Grant ID: 801522
  • Overall budget: €2,265,600
Project Contact
  • Markus Helfert Coordinator