H2020 LAST CALLS, GET READY!

In July, 2019, the EC published the last version of the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme, offering funding opportunities in several areas around strategic, key and promising digital technologies. The target is to engage, support and advance research innovation and development initiatives and activities that can offer a significant boost to the European and global economies and respond to the emerging social challenges.

Artificial Intelligence (AI), key technologies for digital transformation from photonics to software, advanced and smart connectivity with the emerging 5G, and Next Generation Internet including distributed ledger technologies and Blockchain are the main areas that the 2020 Work Programme is prioritizing, with a greater focus per area as follows.

Artificial Intelligence: The Work Programme has close to 400 M€ dedicated to AI and robotics related activities including, in addition to R&D, an emphasis on testing and experimentation and access to data with large scale pilots such as for smart hospitals and automated driving and with Innovation Hubs targeting SMEs. Projects financed by the EU in the field of Artificial Intelligence and robotics will ensure the development of trustworthy AI products and services and shall comply with relevant ethical principles that are supported by EU institutions.

Smart connectivity (5G) and advanced applications: The work programme provides support to the experimentation facilities for third party experimenters, pilot validation of promising solutions, and possibilities for looking beyond 5G to prepare for the realisation of Smart Connectivity systems as a basis for a Next-Generation Internet.

Next Generation Internet: The Next Generation Internet initiative aims at developing a more human-centric Internet, supporting values of openness, decentralisation, inclusiveness and protection of privacy and giving the control back to the end-users, in particular of their data. To ensure the wide uptake of latest digital technologies across the economy and society, the work programme foresees the support to the Focus Area Digitising and transforming European industry and services.

The deadlines for all the open calls are 13 November 2019, 16 January, 2020 and 22 April, 2020.

Here you can find the direct links for details per theme:

Artificial Intelligence and Technologies for Digitising European Industry and Economy

Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres ICT-48-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 13 November 2019

Artificial intelligence for manufacturing ICT-38-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 16 January 2020

Software Technologies ICT-50-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 16 January 2020

Disruptive photonics technologies ICT-36-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

Advancing photonics technologies and application driven photonics components and the innovation ecosystem ICT-37-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

Robotics in Application Areas and Coordination & Support ICT-46-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

Research and Innovation boosting promising robotics applications ICT-47-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

Artificial Intelligence on demand platform ICT-49-2020

Types of action: Innovation action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

European Data Infrastructure: HPC, Big Data and Cloud technologies

Big Data technologies and extreme-scale analytics ICT-51-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 16 January 2020

Cloud Computing: towards a smart cloud computing continuum ICT-40-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020

 

5G

5G PPP – 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) ICT-53-2020

Types of action: Innovation action

Deadline date: 13 November 2019

5G PPP – 5G core technologies innovation ICT-42-2020

Types of action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action | Deadline date: 16 January 2020

5G PPP – 5G innovations for verticals with third party services ICT-41-2020

Types of action: Innovation action | Deadline date: 22 April 2020

5G PPP – Smart Connectivity beyond 5G ICT-52-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action | Deadline date: 22 April 2020

 

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

Interactive Technologies ICT-55-2020

Types of action: Innovation action | Deadline date: 13 November 2019

Next Generation Media ICT-44-2020

Types of action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action | Deadline date: 16 January 2020

Blockchain for the Next Generation Internet ICT-54-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action

Deadline date: 16 January 2020 17:00:00 CET

Next Generation Internet of Things ICT-56-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 16 January 2020

An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet ICT-57-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020 17:00:00 CET

 

Cross-cutting activities

Reinforcing European presence in international ICT standardisation: Standardisation Observatory and Support Facility ICT-45-2020

Types of action: Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 13 November 2019

 

International Cooperation activities

International partnership building between European and African innovation hubs ICT-58-2020

Types of action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

Deadline date: 22 April 2020 17:00:00 CET

 

 

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