Horizon 2020: Secure Societies – Upcoming Call

Horizon20201The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, under the secure societies topic, will soon be inviting proposals for its Digital Security call. The expected opening date is 16 December 2015 with the closing date likely to be mid-April 2016.

Proposals may address assurance and certification for trustworthy and secure ICT systems, services and components, and must take the form of research and innovation actions, coordination and support actions or innovation actions, depending on the topic addressed.

Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country. Coordination and support actions require at least one legal entity established in a member state or associated country.

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Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership – Upcoming Calls

Horizon20201The European Commission will soon be inviting proposals for it’s industrial leadership calls for Japan and South Korea. The Call is to open on the 20th October 2015 and close mid January 2016. Although very early on in the process, with more details to follow, the expected topics are as follows:


— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things, cloud and big data platforms in social application contexts;
— Experimental testbeds on information-centric networking.

South Korea:

— Next generation communication networks;
— Internet of things joint research
— Federated cloud resource brokerage for mobile cloud services.

Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions. These require participation by at least three legal entities, each established in a different EU member state or associated country.

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EC FET Open 2015 – Information Day

logo_enThe FET Open call will open in the next few months, offering a total of 37.5 million EUR for early-stage joint science and technology research towards radically new future technologies. Being entirely non-prescriptive with regards to the nature or purpose of the technologies that are envisaged, this call targets the unexpected. It is open to collaborative research that satisfies the FET-Open ‘gatekeepers’: long-term vision, ambition of the scientific and technological breakthrough, foundational character, novelty, high-risk and deep synergistic interdisciplinary approach. FET-Open aspires to be an early detector of new and promising ideas, but also of the new high-potential actors in research and innovation (such as young researchers and high-tech SMEs) that may become the scientific and industrial leaders of the future.

In preparation for this call release, an Information Day is being organised, offering the opportunity for attendees to learn about the H2020 proposal guidelines and submission procedures and about the FET-specific procedure and criteria for evaluation. There will be ample time for questions and for networking among the participants.

The registration will open during the week of 25 May. The event is free of charge but prior registration is compulsory. Attendants will have the possibility to upload up to 3 slides if they wish to present their research topic to network with other participants.

Date: 6th July 2015
Location: Brussels, Belgium

The attendance is limited to 200 participants. Live webstreaming will be available and provided on this page the day of the event. Registration will open on the 25th May 2015.

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Robert Madelin to Discuss New Digital Strategy from the EC


Robert Madelin, Director General for digital affairs at the European Commission, will give a talk entitled: “The First Digital European Commission?”, which will cover the new Commission’s digital strategy and priorities. The seminar will also cover the transforming effects of digital technology on areas such as urban life (smart cities), culture, transport, energy, health, and citizen-state interaction.

Date: Tuesday 28th October 2014
Time: 14:30-16:00
Where: Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building