In the words of the web’s pioneer Marc Andreessen, “software is eating the world”. Ever more products, services, and entire industries, existing ones as well as new, are running on software. The main technological trends for future software development and its challenges will define where investments, for example through Horizon 2020 (H2020), will be useful and efficient. This study report on the research priorities for software technologies, gives an analysis of this area and its emerging issues.
The Horizon 2020 project IST-Africa organised a series of H2020 workshops focused on the forthcoming call for proposals on International partnership building in low and middle income countries (ICT-39-2017). The workshops took place across 11 countries from late October until December 2016.
The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme (2014-2020). The evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.
The European Commission (DG CONNECT, Unit "Cloud and Software") recently consulted interested stakeholders on the future research and innovation challenges in the area of Cloud Computing to be addressed in the forthcoming H2020 LEIT ICT Work Programme 2018-2020. The Consultation is now closed.
In accordance with the Regulation establishing Horizon 2020, the Commission, assisted by independent experts selected on the basis of a transparent process, shall carry out by the end of 2017 an interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation will address questions of efficiency, effectiveness, EU added value, relevance and coherence.
The online consultation on mathematics was carried out from 29 January to 15 May 2016 by the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) in the context of a stakeholder consultation to prepare the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.
The European Commission launched today a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom Programme, earmarking €10.5 million of EU funding for the deployment of broadband networks and European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs). Interested applicants from all EU Member States as well as Iceland and Norway may submit proposals until 15 September 2016.
The Directorate "Net Futures" organised this Information Day presenting the topics in the area of Future Internet in the second ICT call H2020-ICT-2015 published in October 2014. The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 April 2015.