ICT Proposers' Day 2017 will focus on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). It will offer an exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.
Please read the Guide to ICT Related activities in the Work Programme 2018-20 for more information.
To make the most of the ICT Proposers' Day 2017, you will be able to add your project ideas and upload presentations, prepare for networking and/or join various sessions via "My Event".
Check the Practical Information section for more details on how to get to Budapest and accommodation.
The programme will include:
- Networking and Information sessions
Networking sessions will be organised according to the pillars and topics of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20. They will include an introduction of upcoming Horizon 2020 calls, and presentations of projects ideas by potential proposers. You find a more detailed description and schedule for each session on the programme page.
Information sessions are designed to assist participants on how to prepare and submit a proposal to answer a Horizon 2020 call. Presentations will touch upon intellectual property rights (IPR), better access to finance, SME Instrument and more.
- Information stands and meeting points
Booths will be at your disposal to present the ICT-related topics of the Work Programme 2018-20 and the content of the next calls for proposals, and will serve as meeting points to facilitate interactions between people interested in the same research topics. A European Commission information desk will supply general information on the content and logistics of the event.
- Informal and side networking sessions
Informal networking and bilateral meetings between participants will be supported by networking and face to face areas, and the lounge area.
- Online networking platform
You can start looking for project partners ahead of November by checking the list of participants, introduce yourself as a possible partner, exchange project ideas, upload a presentation to give at the event, or comment on the Work Programme priorities. You can also read the list of topics to find project partners and ideas in the areas of your interest.
- Face2Face Brokerage
During the Face2Face Brokerage event, run by Ideal-Ist in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network, participants can meet potential partners in pre-arranged face to face meetings. The event requires separate registration, to be done within your event account. You can book your meetings from 16 October.
Ideal-Ist, in addition, organizes workshops focussing on cascading grants, contractual Public Private Partnerships and the impact of Horizon 2020 projects.
- Research & Innovation Trends beyond 2020
The objective of this panel discussion is to jointly identify key elements of R&I strategy for the period after 2020. Invited experts will review the impact of current EU-funded programmes in the field of ICT and propose ways to move forward.
- Hungarian Innovation pavilion
During the conference, the Hungarian Village will serve as an interactive relay of the national innovation policy. On the two days of the ICT Proposers’ Day, leading local research centres, academia, tech companies, SMEs and start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase their innovations on a dedicated space of over 120sqm, on two floors.
- COST stand
COST is an EU-funded programme that provides researchers with the right means to set up interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond. The project funds a diverse range of networking activities to foster excellent science and innovation.
You are invited to join the discussions on Twitter, following @ICTproposerEU and using the hashtag #ICTpropday. Please also consult frequently for the latest updates of the programme and for some practical information about transfers.