ICT 2013 Event Newsletter — Issue Wed 11 Dec 2013

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Horizon 2020 - The EU framework programme for research and innovation - SPECIAL ISSUE
11th of December 2013

Horizon 2020 launched with €15 billion over first two years

The European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme. Read more
See also: Horizon 2020 - first calls

ICT in Horizon 2020

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. Read more

ICT in Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme

Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), ICT and Space are areas of key industrial competences determining Europe’s global competitiveness. The first ICT-Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme under H2020 combines a strong support to industrial roadmaps with new mechanisms to encourage disruptive innovation. Read more

ICT in 'Excellence Science'

'Excellent science' research will cover he radically new technological possibilities through the 'Future and Emerging Technologies', including FET Flagships, and the 'European research infrastructures' ('eInfrastructures').Within the new research programme, integrating more than ever research and innovation, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) will go beyond its historical role of path-finding information technologies: it will open to all technologies thus strengthening its multidisciplinary aspects to turn Europe's excellent science base into a competitive advantage. Read more

ICT in Societal challenges

The transformative power of ICT can help address many of Europe's most pressing societal challenges, such as health, environment, secure and inclusive societies. A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake. It will include establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP). Read more

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