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ICT in H2020

ICT in Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over € 70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It will combine all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development, the innovation related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Horizon 2020 priorities:

  • Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks
  • Tackling Societal Challenges
  • Excellence in the Science Base

The ICT theme will be part of the three pilars:

ICT topics in Industrial leadership:

  •  A new generation of components and systems
  •  Advanced Computing
  •  Future Internet
  • Content technologies and information management
  • Robotics
  • Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics
  • Factories of the future
  • ICT Cross-Cutting Activities
  • Horizontal ICT Innovation actions 
  • ICT-related Innovation in SMEs

ICT in Societal challenges:

  • Health
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Climate
  • Inclusive societies
  • Secure societies

ICT in Excellence Science:

  • FET
  • e-Infrastructures