The objective of the day is to inform the participants about the H2020 calls on ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs I4MS (FOF-12-2017), Customised and low energy computing (including Low power processor technologies) (ICT-5-2017) and Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies (ICT-31-2017). Participants will have the occasion to present their proposal ideas for these topics and to network with other participants. In addition it will be possible to pose questions to Commission staff about proposal ideas.

AGENDA

08.00     Registration [List of attendees]

09.00     Opening and welcome: Max Lemke and Willy Van Puymbroeck, EC

 

09.30     Session 1: General information & Setting the scene

09.30     H2020 – How to prepare and submit a proposal (Francisco Guirao, EC)

10.00     Idealist – Service to find partners for your proposals (André Pirlet, NCP Wallonia, Belgium)

10.10     Q&As

 

10.20     Session 2: FOF-12-2017 ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS): Anne-Marie Sassen, EC

10.20     Presentation (Anne-Marie Sassen, EC)

10.40     Prof. Andre Stork, CloudFlow – An I4MS project, successes and outlook

10.55     EFFRA Innovation Portal (Chris Decubber, EFFRA)

11.10     Simona Torre, IMPACT - How to achieve impact with your project

11.25     Proposals' ideas and competencies presentations

Participants can send a proposal idea and have a 2 minute pitch to present it to the audience (3 slides max) [List of presentations]

 

12.00     Coffee Break

 

12.20     Session 3: ICT-31-2017 Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies: Henri Rajbenbach, EC

12.20     Presentation on Projects' portfolio (Francisco Ibanez, EC)

12.35     Presentation on the call (Henri Rajbenbach, EC)

13.00     Proposals' ideas and competencies presentations

Participants can send a proposal idea and have a 2 minute pitch to present it to the audience (3 slides max) [List of presentations]

13.30     End of session

 

In parallel:          10.00 - 13.30 Q&As corner for proposal preparation with Commission staff on FoF 12, ICT 31 and ICT 5. (No need to ask for a specific appointment)

 

13.30     Networking Lunch

 

14.30     Session 4: ICT-5-2017 Customised and low energy computing (including Low power processor technologies) Sandro D' Elia, EC

14.30     Presentation (Sandro D' Elia, EC)

15.00     HiPEAC Presentation

15.20     Proposals' ideas and competencies presentations

Participants can send a proposal idea and have a 2 minute pitch to present it to the audience (3 slides max) [List of presentations]

 

In parallel:          14.00 - 16.00 Q&As corner for proposal preparation with Commission staff on FoF 12, ICT 31 and ICT 5. (No need to ask for a specific appointment)

 

16.00 Closing

 

FoF-12-2017 - ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS)

I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) is the initiative promoted by the EC to support the European leadership in manufacturing through the adoption of ICT technologies by SMEs and mid-caps. The basic idea is to enable the collaboration of manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps across their value chains through the help of European competence centres/innovation hubs (such as HPC centres, top universities, application oriented research organisations) in predominantly cross-border experiments to create a win-win situation for all actors.

Innovative suppliers profit from I4MS as the experiments enable them to mature their existing technologies and to broaden the field of their application ultimately opening them new markets and services while the end-users benefit from the leading-edge ICT and the innovative products that reach the market.

The initiative focuses on four technology areas that have been identified to be key for digital transformation of the manufacturing sector at large:

  • HPC cloud-based simulation services
  • Advanced laser based equipment assessment
  • Industrial robotics systems for SMEs
  • Smart Cyber Physical Systems for high precision and efficient production

In fact, Europe's competiveness in that sector depends on its capacity to deliver highly innovative products, where the innovation often originates from advances in ICT. This session will discuss the open call (FoF 12 2017) in this area which addresses the 3rd wave of the I4MS initiative. The current projects funded in the context of I4MS may be found on www.i4ms.eu.

ICT-31-2017 - Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies

The continuous integration of transistors is facing a transition. The main characteristics are a more and more complex integration, both on technological and on economical standpoints, but also an enormous quantity of transistors available on an integrated circuit. It is clear that a wide range of new applications and developments are emerging thanks to this abundance of transistors at the circuit level (e.g. Internet of Things, mobile devices, wearables). But, it is also clear that this transition is reflected in the recent restructuring of the semiconductor industry worldwide.

To accompany this transition at the Research and Innovation levels, the objective is structured along 3 major directions: (i) early R&D on new approaches to scale functional performance substantially beyond the state-of-the-art technologies with a focus on ultra-low power and high performance, (ii) 3D integration schemes, and (iii) innovation in semiconductor equipment.

This approach aims at bridging the gap between the upstream Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme and the higher TRL developments in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking. This session will discuss the open call (ICT 31 2017) in this area.

ICT-5-2017 - Customised and low energy computing (including Low power processor technologies)

Information and Communication Technologies are becoming a core component of products in all market sectors. The trend towards “Smart Anything Everywhere” must be supported by innovations allowing a very significant reduction of the cost and complexity of software development for modern architectures, and of the energy footprint of computation and communication. The scope of the Research and Innovation actions funded under this call is:

  • Programming environments and toolboxes for low energy and highly parallel computing: Proposals will provide programming environments and tools optimised for specific application domains of significant economic value, ideally covering the complete software stack from runtime systems to application programming.
  • Low power processor technologies: Proposals will provide innovative processor designs delivering a substantial and measurable improvement over the current state of the art in energy/performance ratio for typical high performance computing and server workloads.

This session will discuss the open call (ICT 5 2017) in this area. More background information and previous projects in this area are available here.

 

Organiser
European Commission