ICT

The ICT-Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme under H2020 provides a balanced response to the main challenges faced by Europe in the field: firstly, the need to maintain a strong expertise in key technology value chains; secondly, the necessity to move quicker from research excellence to the market.

It combines a strong support to industrial roadmaps with new mechanisms to encourage disruptive innovation. The former will reinforce medium to long term commitment to industrial strategies and provide continuity and stability. The latter will offer flexibility and openness and will help develop dynamic eco-systems in which innovators can operate. Both strands will require the involvement of new actors, on one hand to exploit and leverage new technologies and on the other to initiate and drive change.

Activities

Six main activity lines have been identified in the ICT-LEIT part of the Work Programme:

  1. A new generation of components and systems
  2. Advanced Computing
  3. Future Internet
  4. Content technologies and information management
  5. Robotics
  6. Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics

In addition, the Work Programme features several cross-cutting topics addressing cyber-security, Internet of Things and research on a Human-centric Digital Age. All activities are complemented with support to innovation and take-up, international cooperation and a dedicated action for SMEs to propose bottom-up innovative ideas, using the SME instrument.

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Successful participation of stakeholders in Flanders in Horizon 2020

This overview is a first in a series of periodic overviews of successful Flemish participants in Horizon 2020 projects. A summary can be found on page one. A more detailed overview of these projects and participants can be found from page 2 onwards.

ESA call around 'Responsible Agritech'

In the framework of the Kick-Start activities programme, the European Space Agency has launched a call titled "Responsible Agritech" in coordination with the ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD.

The call is open until the 27th of November 2020 for companies that intend to develop space-enabled AgriTech applications and services.

Where to find the ICT topics in HorizonEu?

Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for research and innovation, will replace Horizon 2020 as from 2021 onwards. However, both the high level structure and the practical implementations are currently still under development, and the situation is not very clear, which leads to quite some confusion.

Events

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EFECS - European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems

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Quantum Flagship

2nd European Quantum Technologies Conference

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