The EU Member States have earmarked a total of € 9.05 billion for funding ICT over the duration of FP7; making it the largest research theme in the Cooperation programme, which is itself the largest specific programme of FP7 (with 64% of the total budget).
ICTs have a catalytic impact in three key areas:
The FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013
This new work programme 2013 provides additional detail of the implementation of the Specific Programme, setting out information on the priorities, objectives and policy relevance of the research topics which will be implemented through calls for proposals.
The Work Programme helps mobilise the necessary resources around key ICT research challenges and objectives. It continues to focus on a limited set of challenges with mid-to-long term goals that require trans-national collaboration, in addition to the FET scheme. Each challenge is addressed through a limited set of objectives that form the basis for Calls for Proposals. Each objective specifies the set of outcomes targeted by the research work and their expected impact on industrial competitiveness and on addressing policy and socio-economic goals.
With a budget to support more than 15.000 researchers per year, and its clear impact on furthering collaboration and partnership, ICT in FP7 has an increasingly essential role in reinforcing Europe's underlying innovation capacity, helping industry explore new avenues and take higher risk with higher returns.
Deadline of the upcoming Call
As part of the European Economic Recovery Plan, the Commission is launching four Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The four PPPs represent a powerful means of boosting research efforts in three large industrial sectors - automotive, construction, internet and manufacturing - which have been particularly affected by the economic downturn and where innovation can significantly contribute towards a more green and sustainable economy.
Deadlines of the upcoming Calls:
What sort of research is covered by the FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) Open scheme?
Additional Information: FET OPEN scheme
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