- The objectives of ICT research under FP7 are to
- improve the competitiveness of European industry and
- enable Europe to address economic and social needs by mastering and shaping future developments in ICT.
- FP7 research activities strengthen Europe’s scientific and technology base and foster its global leadership in ICT; they help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use; and they ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe’s citizens, businesses, industry and governments.
- FP7 funding is mainly provided via grants to research actors across Europe and beyond, in order to co-finance research, technological development and demonstration projects. Grants are determined on the basis of calls for proposals and a highly competitive peer review process.
In order to complement national research programmes, activities funded through FP7 must have a European added value. This is achieved through trans-nationality: these projects are carried out by consortia which include participants from different European (and other) countries.
You can find more on ICT research in FP7 here.