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    Information and Communication Technology in LEIT

    In Horizon 2020, ICT is integrated into the three different pillars covering the full innovation chain, from basic research to market uptake. 

    - Excellent Science/FET and eInfrastructures: Advanced research to uncover radically new technological possibilities and ICT driven research and innovation (R&I).

    - Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies (LEIT): R&I on generic ICT technologies either driven by industrial roadmaps or through a bottom-up approach.

    - Societal challenges: Multi-disciplinary application-driven R&I leveraging ICT to tackle societal challenges.

    The ICT Work Programme 2018-2020 focuses on:

    • Digitasation of European industry and services incl. cyber-physical systems
    • Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics
    • 5G
    • Next Generation Internet: Interactive technologies, internet of things
    • STARTS programme (Science, Technology and Arts) 
    • Platforms and pilots
    • European Data Infrastructure: HPC, Big Data, Cloud
    • Robotics incl. Hubs and Pilots
    • Next Generation Internet: Artificial Intelligence
    • Digital transformation in Health and Care (Health Work Programme)
    • Trusted digital solutions and cybersecurity in health

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                             Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:                  Participant Portal
    Topic search:                                  Find your topic
    List of ICT topics for 2018-2020: All calls for "Information and Communication Technologies" under Horizon 2020 are closed. New opportunities may be available under the Green Deal Call – see link in the “Related Links” box.
    List of cross-cutting topics:         Topic Preview Big Data, Robotics, AI
    Types of projects, eligibility:        Factsheet


    For information about the next Research and Innovation Framework Programme FP9 (2021-2027), please visit our Horizon Europe webpage.

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    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Future & Emerging Technologies
    •Information & Communication Technologies
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    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 07
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    Riccardo Scarinci

    Network Office

    •Information & Communication Technologies
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    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 13

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