This part covers the following ICT technological areas:
a new generation of components and system,
advanced computing and cloud computing,
content technologies and information management,
robotics and autonomous systems,
micro- and nano-electronic technologies, photonics.
The corresponding activities are grouped in a single ICT call, which also covers topics addressing ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship support’, ‘Responsibility and Creativity’ and ‘International Cooperation Activities’. These international cooperation activities are complemented by a series of dedicated joint calls with Japan, Brazil and also South Korea (new partner country in 2016-17). Moreover, one topic of the call for ‘nanotechnologies, advanced materials, biotechnology and production’ requires contribution from ICT:‘Cross-cutting KETs for diagnostics at the point-of-care’. In the work programme 2016-17, the research and innovation activities related to digital security and the Internet of Things are covered through two dedicated focus areas, i.e. specific calls which cut across several parts of Horizon 2020. Note that the Internet of Things focus area is presented in a separate part of the work programme specifically dedicated to cross-cutting activities. The ‘Open and Disruptive Innovation’ (ODI) scheme, successfully introduced in the work programme 2014-15, is also no longer covered in the main ICT call, but in a call which gathers all topics using the SME instrument.
Research and Innovation
The Idealist2018 project is funded by the European Commission under the Leading Industrial Enabling Technologies ICT theme, of Horizon2020 – Research & Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no. 645216. Any opinions expressed in these pages are those of the author/organisation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.