News :: ICT in Horizon 2020
(10/12/2013) Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with some €79 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. In Horizon 2020, the EU is investing at least 25% more in ICT research than in previous research programmes.
This will support the full range of actions, from high-risk, ground-breaking research to innovation that can deliver revolutionary business breakthroughs, often on the basis of emerging technologies.
Information and Communication Technologies underpin innovation and competitiveness across private and public sectors and enable scientific progress in all disciplines. Thus in H2020, ICT-related topics can be found in all priorities, from 'Excellence Science' to 'Industrial Leadership', to 'Societal Challenges'.
Around €1.2 billion of funding for ICT is available through the first Horizon 2020 calls.