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    Electronics, IT & Telecommunications

    This page aims to give you an overview of the types of European funding most suitable for your discipline in relation to the Innovation Axis.

    Basic Research

    Horizon 2020 offers two programmes for basic research: the grants of the European Research Council (ERC), aiming at excellence, and Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), promoting mobility. In addition, opportunities for ICT projects involving fundamental research can be found under the “Excellent Science” pillar in the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Research Infrastructures (particularly e-Infrastructures) programmes.

    Career Funding (ERC & MSCA)
    Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
    Research Infrastructures

    Research & Development for Societal Challenges

    A large number of topics in all the Societal Challenges will incorporate ICT-related developments.

    Societal Challenges

    Research & Development for Industrial Challenges

    The core ICT topics can be found in “Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies (LEIT)”, which includes the ICT challenges of: New generation of components & systems; Advanced computing; Future internet; Content technologies and information management; Robotics; Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics; and ICT for manufacturing and Factory of the Future.

    ICT in Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies (LEIT)



    Cooperation for Innovation

    Facilitating cooperation activities in research and innovation is the key to bridging the gap between research and the market. Partners for various types of cooperation are available in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) database. Below are a selection of partnering profiles related to this thematic. Further cooperation opportunities are published on the EEN Marketplace.

    Enterprise Europe Network

    Your Contact

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    Francesco Kienzle

    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Future & Emerging Technologies
    •Information & Communication Technologies
    Belpstrasse 11
    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 07

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    2020
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    2020
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