TOPIC : EU-US Collaboration for advanced wireless platforms
|Publication date:||27 October 2017|
|Types of action:||CSA Coordination and support action|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 31 October 2017||Deadline:||17 April 2018 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
28 February 2018 17:19
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Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
Both the EU and the NSF address the challenges of advanced wireless research beyond 5G focusing on game changing technologies for wireless communications, capitalizing on existing testbeds and projects, to reach further connectivity frontiers.Scope:
To establish collaborative transatlantic work on advanced wireless platforms addressing the use of new ranges of frequencies from mmwave bands up to Terahertz bands, massive antenna arrays, new radio and signal processing techniques, optimised new usage of Spectrum and platform or testbeds for experimental research. To develop research roadmaps, workshops, scientific exchanges, development of tools for experimentations, opens source software tools and repositories, prototyping and evaluation, tools for probing and data analytics, emulation, management and cross Atlantic technology trials.
Proposals shall foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by USA to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies. In particular twinning with entities participating in projects funded by the NSF under the Programme for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) should be addressed. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
Support to advances in Wireless knowledge and reinforced cooperation with the US through common transatlantic experiments linking platforms and testbeds, fostering common scientific roadmap, developing new tools and potential options for standards ahead of worldwide competition for beyond 5G connectivity systems and services.
Bridge EU and US research communities addressing this topic. In the case of US, the target community is the NSF community addressing the new "Programme for Advanced Wireless Research" (PAWR).Cross-cutting Priorities:
See Programme and budget at https://www.nsf.gov/cise/advancedwireless/
Topic conditions and documents
A small piece of text, which is also relevant for this topic, can be found in the 'Call Summary' under the subheading '5G'.
1. Eligible countries: described in Annex A of the Work Programme.
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.
Proposal page limits and layout: please refer to Part B of the proposal template in the submission system below.
- Evaluation criteria, scoring and thresholds are described in Annex H of the Work Programme.
- Submission and evaluation processes are described in the Online Manual.
4. Indicative time for evaluation and grant agreements:
Information on the outcome of evaluation (single-stage call): maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
5. Proposal templates, evaluation forms and model grant agreements (MGA):
Coordination and Support Action:
6. Additional provisions:
Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement, in principle prior to the signature of the grant agreement.
7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.
Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in Annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.
Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.
Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.
Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs. See the Online Manual.
Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.
The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
8. Additional documents:
1. Introduction WP 2018-20
5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) WP 2018-20
5i. Information and communication technologies (ICT) WP 2018-20
18. Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation WP 2018-20
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