Commission website http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/what-horizon-2020
Horizon 2020 is formed of three pillars.
Information & Communications Technology activities are found in all pillars,
Future and Emerging Technologies is in the Excellent Science pillar.
Collaborative research and innovation is encouraged in specific areas by means of The Commission's published workprogramme, this defines the topics for which funding is budgeted, together with the dates for submission of proposals.
Proposals which do not address topics covered in the workprogramme will not be funded.
All sections of the 2016-17 Workprogramme were formally adopted by The Commission on 13 October 2015.
Important sections may be found at these direct links:
The Commission documentation may appear confusing to the newcomer, some simpler explanation follows:
ICT in H2020
Horizon 2020 ICT 2016-17 Driller - The easy way in .....
Document Index: Some useful files: link
Notes on non existent negotiation in H2020
The LEIT-ICT Work Programme development for 2018-2020 is currently underway with an official publication of the WP expected towards the back-end of 2017.
Elements for ICT 2018-2020
The FET Work Programme development for 2018-2020 is currently underway with an official publication of the WP expected towards the back-end of 2017.Future & Emerging Technologies in H2020
The aim of Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) is to initiate radically new lines of technology to derive competitive advantage from the science base.
FET will therefore support advanced multidisciplinary science and cutting-edge engineering using budget of 2 696 million euro over the 7 year period.
The programme has three lines of action:
FET Open supports early-stage joint science and technology research around new ideas for radically new future technologies.
FET Proactive nurtures emerging themes and structure communities by addressing a number of promising exploratory research themes.
FET Flagships support ambitious, grand challenges in S&T. Current projects are 'Graphene' and 'Human Brain Project' (HBP).
Historically The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) activities have been restricted to the ICT domain.
With the advent of H2020, FET now presents its opportunity across the whole technology domain,
It is located in the Excellent Science pillar with a dedicated workprogramme section.
For further details click here
SMEs in H2020
The Commission has introduced a new project type [instrument] in Horizon 2020 which is intended to enhance the participation of SMEs in European Innovation.
Click here for an explanatory document
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