A strategy for Research & Innovation in ICT for a sustainable, smart and inclusive growth in the European Union.
Coordinating the preparation of an ICT strategy covering the whole research and innovation cycle, from basic research to solutions for society and the market. This strategy will take into account the views of EU R&I stakeholders and policy fora and international positioning. The core of the Unit's activities is the coordination of ICT Research and Innovation across all three Horizon 2020 pillars. This implies:
Europe continues to under-invest, fragment its efforts, under-use the creativity of SMEs and fails to convert the intellectual advantage of research into the competitive advantage of market-based innovation. Moreover, society calls for solutions to key European and global challenges ranging from demographic change to resource efficiency.We need to build on the talent of our researchers to deliver a European innovation ecosystem that maximises the economic and social potential of ICT.In a globalised world, this ecosystem cannot disregard the opportunities offered by international collaboration in ICT R&I. This involves identifying the areas of mutual interest, associated benefits and potential drawbacks. A broad perspective considering economic and trade aspects as well as science diplomacy should especially be taken in the ICT sector.
|Target||Attendance of 8 meetings promoting ICT ETPs and reporting (2015)|
|Target||One major contribution to the inter-service group on Strategic International Research and Innovation Cooperation (SIRIC) per semester in the form of papers or presentations (2015)|
|Target||Contribution to all Science and Technology dialogues with third countries identified as ICT-relevant (2015)|
|Target||Double the number of targeted or coordinated calls and the budget with respect to FP7 (2020)|
|Target||Delivery of position papers and documents by agreed deadline (2015)|
|Target||Delivery of one report for each CAF Working Group by agreed deadline (2015)|
|Target||3 plenary meetings per year (2015)|
|Target||Presence of ICT in the strategic programming process for the Work Programme 2016-17 (2015)|
|Target||ICT prominent position is maintained in all strategic documents|