About Horizon 2020 ICT
Digital technologies underpin innovation and competitiveness across private and public sectors and enable scientific progress in all disciplines. The topics addressed cover the ICT technology in a comprehensive way, from technologies for Digitising European Industry, HPC, Big Data and Cloud, 5G and Next Generation Internet. Pursuing the change initiated under Work Programme 2016-2017, activities will continue to promote more innovation-orientation to ensure that the EU industry remains strong in the core technologies that are at the roots of future value chains.
Through a successful application to the programme, companies can get:
- €1-5 M for technology and product development
- IPR – Intellectual Property Rights
- New partner networks
- Access to new markets
- Technology and knowledge transfer
Possibilities with Horizon 2020 ICT
The ICT program offers opportunities for a variety of organisations (SMEs, large companies, public bodies, NGOs) to co-finance development of new technologies or the application of existing technologies in new a context. The applicants must face a technological challenge or address a problem relevant to society. Horizon 2020 ICT co-financing research, development and demonstration activities.
The Horizon 2020 ICT calls will be offered to projects within the following categories (see specific topics below):
- Technologies for Digitising European Industry
- European Data Infrastructure: HPC, Big Data and Cloud technologies
- 5G & Next Generation Internet (NGI)
- Support to Hubs
- Cyber Security
Requirements for Horizon 2020 ICT
There are a number of requirements that need to be met to be considered for Horizon 2020 ICT:
- Innovation height – the product or technology needs to be novel and solve a European problem
- Large market potential or great socio-economic impact – minimum € 100 M over 5 years
- The project requires international cooperation
Below are the upcoming deadlines for Horizon 2020 ICT. Expect 1-2 months for the proposal writing process.
Algorithms, software and hardware systems must be designed having security, privacy, data protection and accountability in mind from their design phase in a measurable manner.
Proposals are invited against at least one of the following three subtopics: Cybersecurity/privacy audit, certification and standardisation; Trusted supply chains of ICT systems; and/or designing and developing privacy-friendly and secure software and hardware.
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