Horizon 2020: Future Emerging Technologies – Call


Horizon 2020 is looking to support a large set of early stage, high risk visionary science and technology collaborative research projects is necessary for the successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between 2 and 4 million EUR would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Proposals must aim at one of the following two impacts:
• Initiating a radically new line of technology by establishing Proof-of-Principle of a new technological possibility and its new scientific underpinning
• Kick-starting an emerging innovation eco-system of high-potential actors around a solid baseline of feasibility and potential for a new technological option, ready for early take-up.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2015, with the internal deadline the 23rd March 2015. Please Contact Us as soon as possible if you intend to apply or have any questions!

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Connected Smart Objects and Robotics Networking Events


As part of the Horizon 2020 ICT calls, Innovate UK are organising two networking events, aiming to give opportunity to find out more about the different calls, gain key insight into current EU positions and have opportunity to discuss current and future projects in each field.

Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects:

The Horizon 2020 ICT 30 call has opened, with €51M available for large projects and coordination action in Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects. ICT 30 cuts across several LEIT-ICT technological areas (smart systems integration, cyber-physical systems, smart networks, big data) and brings together different generic ICT technologies and their stakeholder constituencies to develop technological platforms which will have a strong influence on the way in which we live and work.

This networking event will offer insight into how the H2020 process works, provide key details of the call, allow you to meet representatives of the PPPs and have the opportunity to flag your interest by presenting your credentials and/or outline project proposals.

Date: Thursday 27th November 2014
Time: 09:30 to 17:00
Location: Congress House, WC1B 3LS

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems:

ICT call 2 in Horizon 2020 will provide an €83 million opportunity for funding of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and by attending this briefing and networking event, you will get the opportunity to:

— Hear directly from the European Commission on their priorities for RAS and where they are looking to fund proposals
— Understand the UK Government’s perspective on RAS in Horizon 2020 from the Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP
— Familiarise yourself with euRobotics AISBL, the RAS Public Private Partnerships and how they interact with the EU Commission to deliver activity in Horizon 2020
— Learn from the experience of past projects that have been through previous EU funding schemes
— Discover possible new collaboration opportunities through a series of ‘current issues’ presentations from relevant organisations with a RAS concern

Date: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
Location: BIS Conference Centre, SW1H 0ET

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