The ICT Proposers’ day 2014 is a networking event organised by the European Commission to promote European ICT Research and Innovation. The event focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015 and will be held in Florence, Italy on the 9th and 10th of October 2014.
This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015.
The event, free of charge, offers an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The registration to attend the event is now open. Read more and register.
A future call has been announced by CHIST-ERA which I think will have a broad interest across the department.
- Resilient and Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems
Update: Two topics were announced however the second is not open to UK researchers as EPSRC is not participating in the Human Language Understanding call.
The CHIST-ERA ERA-NET is a consortium of 18 research funding organisations (including EPSRC). CHIST-ERA specifically promotes multidisciplinary and transnational ICT research with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. The funding organisations jointly support research projects selected in the framework of CHIST-ERA.
Below is a link to a flyer which gives more information, including a quick-view list of keywords which will allow you to decide if the calls are relevant to you (e.g. intrusion detection, verification, software and systems engineering).
A key point to note about this call is that it can be shaped by those who attend the CHIST-ERA Conference (Istanbul, June 17-18). If you would like to feed into the full topic description registration is still open: http://conference2014.chistera.eu
[ CHIST-ERA Call 2014 – Topics Flyer ]
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £5m in projects that stimulate innovation in the UK location-based services sector.
The aim of the competition is to support projects that capitalise on the increasing accuracy, coverage and speed of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS and other non-satellite technologies such as iBeacon, Wi-Fi and radio frequency identification (RFID) to build innovative location-based services or improve existing services through user-centred design.
Registration is essential and briefing events are being run in London, Manchester and Bristol.
Funding Competition Info page: https://www.innovateuk.org/-/innovation-in-location-based-services
A new call from EPSRC has been issued, which intends to support collaborations in Cyber Security between the UK and Israel. EPSRC write:
“Israel’s National Cyber Bureau (INCB) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (MOST), and the UK’s Cabinet Office (CO) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (from here on ‘the Agencies’) wish to encourage joint research activities in cyber security.
Through a single, shared process which is managed by EPSRC on behalf of the Agencies, we expect to identify and support up to three collaborations, each of which involves leading academic researchers in both the partner countries. While funding for researchers in Israel and UK will ultimately be provided separately by their respective Governments, the key to success in the call will be the identification of a programme of work which is of high scientific quality and truly collaborative.
Proposals for new projects in any area relevant to cyber security, from new or established partnerships, are welcome. We intend to fund a balanced programme of research in which the individual projects can work together to maximise mutual benefit.
Collaborations will need to prepare a single, unified, proposal which describes a full programme of work in both countries. This will be submitted to EPSRC by the UK lead organisation on behalf of the research partners in both the UK and Israel. Projects should last between 25 and 30 months, to start in Spring 2015 and end no later than December 2017.”
Full details can be found at this link: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2014/Pages/cybersecurity.aspx
EPSRC are offering up to £4M of funding for projects focused on the development of software that is used in computational science and engineering.
As part of an on-going series of regular software development calls, this call covers the development of novel code, the development of new functionality for existing codes and the development and re-engineering of existing codes. Strategic drivers are: developing code for emerging hardware architectures; developing researchers with key software engineering skills and software sustainability.
In order to allow maximum time for the selection of appropriate reviewers and panel members, all applicants must register their intent to submit using the electronic ‘Intent to submit’ form on the Software for the Future II call page on the EPSRC website. The form must be submitted to EPSRC by 16:00 on Monday 28th April 2014. Full applications will not be accepted where EPSRC has not received an intent to submit form. The full deadline is 16:00 on Wednesday 28 May 2014.
Full details of the call can be found at this link.