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ICT in HORIZON 2020. The New EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. Yulia Matskevich , Research Development Manager (EU & International), RSDO. Brunel in FP7 . Within the last 3 financial years, Brunel has secured more than € 25 M in European funding.

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Ict in horizon 2020

The New EU

Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


YuliaMatskevich, Research Development Manager (EU & International), RSDO

Brunel in fp7
Brunel in FP7

  • Within the last 3 financial years, Brunel has secured more than €25M in European funding.

  • Brunel is currently involved as coordinator or as partner in more than 60 EU-funded projects; coordinator of more than 25 projects

Brief history of horizon 2020
Brief history of HORIZON 2020

  • The preparation of the new plan took full account of the responses to an extensive public consultation based on a Green Paper: “From challenges to opportunities: towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding“

  • Lessons learnt from FP7, mid-term review, expert inputs

  • Brunel participated in consultations

What s new in horizon 2020
What’s new in Horizon 2020

  • A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives*

  • Coupling research to innovation – from research to retail, all forms of innovation

  • Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transport

  • Simplified access,for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond.

*The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of

Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Three priorities
Three priorities



Widening, SwfS

  • Excellent science

  • Industrial leadership

  • Societal challenges




Europe 2020 priorities

Shared objectives and principles

  • Tackling Societal Challenges

    • Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    • Food security, sustainable agriculture and

    • the bio-based economy

    • Secure, clean and efficient energy

    • Smart, green and integrated transport

    • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw

    • materials

    • Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

    • Secure Societies

  • Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks

  • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies

    • ICT

    • Nanotech., Materials, Manuf. and Processing

    • Biotechnology

    • Space

  • Access to risk finance

  • Innovation in SMEs










  • Excellence in the Science Base

  • Frontier research (ERC)

  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

  • Skills and career development (Marie Curie)

  • Research infrastructures



Simplified access

Dissemination & knowledge tranfer

Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes

Overview of h2020 programme
Overview of H2020 Programme

Industrial Leadership

Societal Challenges

Excellent Science

European Research Council (ERC)

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)

Health & Wellbeing

Food Security

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

Access to Risk Finance



Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Innovation in SMEs – The SME Instrument

Climate Action


Research Infrastructures

Innovation in SMEs – Eurostars-2; CIP


Widening Participation: Science with and for Society, Mainstreaming of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH); Mainstreaming of ICT

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)


Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Excellent science ict
Excellent Science - ICT

  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

    • FET Open: fosteringnovelideas

    • FET Proactive: nurturingemergingthemes and communities

    • FET Flagships: pursuing grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges

  • Research infrastructures

    • Developping the European research infrastructure for 2020 and beyond

      • Development,deployment and operation of ICT-based e-infrastructures

  • Future and emerging technologies fet
    Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

    • FET Open

      • All technologies, no topical scope

      • Light and fastscheme

        • Severalcut-off dates per year, one-step submission of ~15 pages

        • One stage evaluation

    • FET Proactive

      • Global Systems Science (GSS)

        • Improve the way in which scientific knowledge can stimulate, guide, and help evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges

      • Knowing, doing, being: cognition beyondproblemsolving

        • New approaches to cognitive systems

      • Towardsexascale high performance computing

        • To becoordinatedwithcomplementarywork in LEIT and RI ( HPC PPP)

  • FET Flagships

    • Graphene

    • HumanBrain Project

  • Einfrastructures

    • ICT infrastructure resources and services for Research

      • Provision of core services accross e-infrastructures

      • Research and Education Networking – GEANT

      • eInfrastructures for virtualresearchenvironments

  • Access to and management of scientific data

    • Managing, preserving and computing with big research data

    • Towards global data e-infrastructures – Research Data Alliance

    • eInfrastructure for Open Access

  • High Performance Computing

    • Pan-European High Performance Computing infrastructure and services

    • Centres of Excellence for computing applications

    • Network of HPC competence centres for SMEs

  • 16

    European research council erc
    European Research Council (ERC)

    • The ERC supports basic or frontier research projects in Europe that are characterized by excellence and innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Individual researchers and their research teams will be funded following a “bottom-up”-approach.

      Types of schemes

    • Advanced, consolidator and starting grants

    • Proof of concept

    • Synergy grants

    Marie sklodowska curie actions mobility and professional development
    Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions – mobility and professional development

    • Features

    • Basic Frontier Science

    • Research Revenue

    • Mainly single applicants

    • Open / any topic

    Support for the most talent and creative individuals and their teams to carry out frontier research of the highest quality

    • Example Goals

    • Scientific curiosity

    • Noble Prize research

    • High scientific impact

    • Build a research team

    • Leading publications

    Excellent Science

    European Research Council (ERC)

    • Features

    • Opening up frontier Science

    • Research Revenue

    • Collaborative

    • Interdisciplinary

    • Open and themed

    Collaborative high risk research to open up new and promising fields of research and innovation

    • Example Goals

    • Validate fundamental technologies / IP

    • High scientific impact & publications

    • Build research network

    Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

    Opportunities for mobility, training and career development in academia and industry

    • Features

    • Personalised training / career development programmes

    • Individual or Collaborative

    • Open and Themed

    • Requires mobility

    • Example Goals

    • Professional develop…

    • People into your team

    • Team training

    • Strategic collaborations

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

    • Features

    • Revenue for infrastructure development / integration

    Ensuring Europe has world-class research infrastructures accessible to Europe and beyond (including e-infrastructures)

    • Example Goals

    • Create or develop leading European research infrastructures

    Research Infrastructures

    Industrial leadership ict
    Industrial Leadership - ICT

    • A new generation of components and systems: engineering of advanced embedded and resource efficient components and systems

    • Next generation computing: advanced and secure computing systems and technologies, including cloud computing

    • Future Internet: software, hardware, infrastructures, technologies and services

    • Content technologies and information management: ICT for digital content, cultural and creative industries

    • Advanced interfaces and robots: robotics and smart spaces

    • Micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics: key enabling technologies

    1 components and systems
    1. Components and systems

    • Covers systemic integration from smart integrated components to cyber-physical systems

    • Complementary to the Joint Technology Platform for Electronic Components and Systems (ECSEL)

    • Organised in three related topics:

      • Smart cyber-physical systems

        • Next generation embedded and connected systems

      • Smart system integration

        • Integration of heterogeneous micro- and nanotechnologies into smart systems

      • Advanced Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics

  • R&I in this area will also contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda on Energy Efficient Buildings

  • 2 advanced computing
    2. Advanced Computing

    • Reinforce and expand Europe's industrial and technology strengths in low-power ICT

    • Focus is on integration of advanced components on all levels in computing systems

    • Complementary to and coordinated with work in the Future Internet area (on Cloud Computing) and in Excellence Science pillar under Research Infrastructures and FET (on High Performance Computing)

    • Organised in one topic:

      • Customised and low power computing

    3 future internet
    3. Future Internet

    • Focused on network and computing infrastructures to accelerate innovation and address the most critical technical and use aspects of the Internet

    • Organised in ten topics:

      • Smart networks and novel Internet architectures

      • Smart optical and wireless network technologies

      • Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet (5G PPP)

      • Advanced cloudinfrastructures and services

      • Boosting public sector productivity and innovation through cloud computing services

      • Tools and methods for Software Development

      • FIRE+ (Future Internet Research & Experimentation)

      • More Experimentation for the Future Internet

      • Collective Awareness Platforms for sustainability and social innovation

      • Web Entrepreneurship

    4 content technologies and information management
    4. Content technologies and information management

    • Addresses: - Big Data with focus on both innovative data products and services and solving research problems - Machine translation to overcome barriers to multilingual online communication - Tools for creative, media and learning industries to mobilise the innovation potential of SMEs active in the area - Multimodal and natural computer interaction

    • Organised in eight topics:

      • Big data innovation and take-up

      • Big data research

      • Cracking the language barrier

      • Support to the growth of ICT innovative creative industries SMEs

      • Technologies for creative industries, social media and convergence

      • Technologies for better human learning and teaching

      • Advanced digital gaming/gamificationtechnologies

      • Multimodal and natural computer interaction

    5 robotics
    5. Robotics

    • Roadmap-based research driven by application needs

      Robotics PPP (Public PrivatePartnership)

    • Effort to close the innovation gap to allow large scale deployment of robots and foster market take-up:use-cases, pre-commercial procurement, industry-academia collaboration

      • Includes two pre-commercial procurement actions (health-care sector, public safety and environmental monitoring)

  • Additional activities: shared resources, performance evaluation & benchmarking, community building and robotic competitions

  • Organised in two annual calls

  • 6 micro and nano electronics and photonics key enabling technologies
    6. Micro- and nano-electronics and photonicsKey Enabling Technologies

    • Covers generic technology developments on micro- and nano-electronics focused on advanced research and lower Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

      • Complementary to the JTI Electronic Components and Systems

  • Addresses the full innovation and value chain in markets sectors where the European photonics industry is particularly strong (optical communications, lighting, medical photonics, laser technologies, etc.)

    • Photonics PPP

    • Includes calls for ERANETs as well as public procurement actions (roll-out and deployment of optical networking technologies)

  • Factory of the future
    Factory of the Future

    • Focuses on ICT components of innovative production systems in all sectors (for more personalised, diversified and mass-produced product portfolio and for rapid adaptations to market changes)

    • Organised in three topics:

      • Process optimisation of manufacturing assets

      • ICT-enabled modelling, simulation, analytics and forecasting technologies

      • ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs

    • Part of FoFPPP

    Ict cross cutting activities
    ICT Cross-Cutting Activities

    • Internet of Things and platforms for Connected Smart Objects

    • Cutting across several LEIT-ICT areas (smart systems integration, smart networks, big data)

    • Bringing together different generic ICT technologies and their stakeholder constituencies

    • Human-centric Digital Age

    • Understanding technologies, networks and new digital and social media and how these are changing the way people behave, think, interact and socialise as persons, citizens, workers and consumers

    • Cyber-security, Trustworthy ICT

    • Focuses on security-by-design for end to end security and a specific activity on cryptography

    • Complementary to Cyber-security in Societal Challenge 7

    • Trans-national co-operation among National Contact Points

    • Mechanisms for effective cross border partnership searches, identifying, understanding and sharing good practices among ICT NCPs

    Ict innovation actions
    ICT innovation actions

    • Support for access to finance

    • Pilot action for business angels to co-invest in ICT innovative companies

    • Implemented by EIF and closely coordinated with "Access to risk finance" part of H2020

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support

    • ICT business idea contests in universities and high schools

    • ICT entrepreneurship summer academy

    • ICT entrepreneurship labs

    • Campaign on entrepreneurship culture in innovative ICT sectors

    • Support for definition and implementation of inducement prizes

    • European networks of procurers

    • Pre-commercial procurement

    • Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme

    • Support to a large set of early stage high risk innovative SMEs in ICT

    • Implementationthrough the SME instrument

      • -> Continuously open calls withseveral (3) cut-off dates/year

      • -> 5% of LEIT budget

    International cooperation actions
    International cooperation actions

    • Coordinated calls

    • EU-Brazil

      • Cloud computing, includingsecurity aspects

      • High performance computing

      • Experimentalplatforms

    • EU-Japan

      • Technologies combiningbig data, internet of things in the cloud

      • Optical communications

      • Acces networks for denselylocatedusers

      • Experimentation and development on federatedJapan-EU testbeds

    • International partnership building and support to dialogues with high income countries (USA, Canada, East Asia and Oceania)

    • International partnership building in low and middle income countries

    • Example Goals

    • Create & use IP

    • Good science / publica...

    • Grow or sustain team

    • Strategic networking

    • High industrial impact

    • Features

    • R&D&D & close-to-market

    • Industry orientated

    • Research revenue

    • Collaborative

    • Industrial challenge focused

    ICT, Nanotechnologies, Materials, Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Space

    Industrial Leadership

    Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)

    • Features

    • Small l to medium loans / equity finance for SMEs

    • Medium to large loans / equity finance to medium to large enterprises

    Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation

    • Example Goals

    • Commercialise IP

    • Create a spin-out company

    • Grow an existing company

    Access to Risk Finance

    • Example Goals

    • Grow R&D capabilities

    • Generate profit

    • Exploit IP

    • Build skills and networks

    Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs

    • Features

    • Commercially focused

    • Dev., demo & close to market

    • Research revenue (profit)

    • Bottom-up (in themed areas)

    • Single and collaborative

    Innovation in SMEs – The SME Instrument

    • Features

    • Close to market R&D

    • Mainly SME involvement

    • Collaborative

    • Open / any topic

    • Example Goals

    • Exploit background IP

    • Develop a spin out company

    • Build SME collaborations

    Innovation in SMEs – Eurostars-2; CIP

    Societal challenges ict
    Societal Challenges - ICT

    • Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    • Food security, sustainable agriculture, and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy

    • Secure, clean and efficient energy

    • Smart, green and integrated transport

    • Climate action, environment, resourceefficiency and rawmaterials

    • Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

    • Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens


    Key principles for ict r i in the societal challeng es
    Key principles for ICT R&I in the Societal Challenges

    • Interoperability

    • Re-use and economies of scale

    • Demand led R&I with User involvement in all stages

    • Breakthroughs leveraging the transformative power of ICT

    • Preparation for market deployment

    • +

    • Information for future digital policy

    Sc 1 health demographic change and wellbeing
    SC 1 - Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    • Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT

      • Service robotics within assisted living environments

      • ICT solutions for independent living with cognitive impairments

      • ICT solutions enabling early risk detection and intervention

  • Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care

    • ICT-based approaches for integrated care (beyond current state-of-art in tele-health and tele-care)

    • Self-management of health and disease

    • Public-procurement of innovative eHealth services

  • Improving health information and data exploitation

    • Digital representation of health data to improve diagnosis and treatment

    • eHealthinteroperability

  • Sc 3 secure clean and efficient energy
    SC 3 - Secure, clean and efficient energy

    • Energy efficiency / buildings and consumers

      • Public procurement of green data centres

      • New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency through citizens' behavioural change

  • Competitive low-carbon energy / modernising the single European electricity grid

    • Distribution grid and retail market

      • Next generation ICT infrastructure for smart metering and smart grids

  • Smart cities and communities

    • Integration of energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects (large scale demonstration)

  • Sc 4 smart green and integrated transport
    SC 4 - Smart, green and integrated transport

    • Road

      • Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

        • Connecting people, vehicles, infrastructures and businesses

      • Safe and connected automation in road transport

  • Green vehicles

    • Electric vehicles' enhanced performance and integration into the transport system and the electricity grid

  • Smart cities and communities

    • Integration of energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects (large scale demonstration)

  • Sc 5 climate action environment resource efficiency and raw materials
    SC 5 - Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

    • Waste management

      • ICT solutions for waste traceability, waste material flow management

  • Water management

    • Development and deployment of advanced ICT solutions for water resources management in agriculture and urban areas

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    Sc 6 europe in a changing world inclusive innovative and reflective societies 2014 2015
    SC 6 - Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies / 2014-2015

    • Reflective societies – Cultural Heritage

      • Innovative ecosystems of digital cultural assets

      • Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets

  • New forms of innovation

    • Innovation in the public sector by using emerging ICT technologies

    • ICT-enabled open government

      • Personalised public services

      • M-government

      • Open participation

      • Transparency

    • ICT for learning and inclusion

  • Sc7 secure societies protecting freedom and security of europe and its citizens
    SC7 - Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

    • Digital security: cybersecurity, privacy and trust

      • Protecting our society by providing sustained trust in the usage of ICT and in securing the ICT underlying our digital society

      • Preventing cyber-attacks on any component of the digital society

      • Ensuring freedom and privacy in the digital society, protecting the fundamental values of our society and democratic rights of our citizens in cyberspace

      • Protect the weak in our society from abuses over the internet and giving the user control over his private data

      • Demonstrating the viability and maturity of state-of-the-art security solutions in large scale demonstrators, involving end users

    Societal Challenges of Europe and its citizens

    Challenge focused – finding diverse and innovative solutions to well defined societal challenges

    Less prescriptive of S&T approach compared to FP7 – ‘without pre-determining technologies or solutions’

    Health & Wellbeing

    Food Security


    • Features

    • Basic and applied R&D

    • Demonstration & close to market

    • Coordination

    • Strong societal dimension & outcome orientated

    • Societal challenge focused but S&T open

    • Example Goals

    • High societal impact

    • Good science & publications

    • Grow or sustain a research team / equip

    • Strategic networking (research & industry)

    • Create, develop & commercialise IP

    • Knowledge / technology transfer


    Climate Action



    Evaluation of proposals
    Evaluation of proposals of Europe and its citizens

    • Award criteria

      • Excellence

      • Impact

        • Higher weighting for innovation actions

      • Quality and efficiency in the implementation

      • Details, weightings and thresholds be laid down in WP

      • Evaluation carried out by independent experts

    • Possibility of a 2 stage submission procedure

    Grant preparation and signature
    Grant preparation and signature of Europe and its citizens

    • Time to Grant

      • 5 months for informing applicants on outcome of scientific evaluation

      • 3 months for signature of GA = grant finalisation process

    Simplified funding model
    Simplified Funding Model of Europe and its citizens

    • 1 reimbursement rate by action (same rate for all beneficiaries and all activities):

      • Up to 100% for Research and Innovation actions

      • Up to 70% for innovation (non-profit entities up to 100%)

    • 1 method for calculation of indirect costs:

      • Flat rate of 25% of total direct costs, excluding subcontracting, costs of third parties and financial support to third parties

      • If provided in WP, lump sum or unit costs

        For Universities 100%/25% model for all actions

    Call planning overview
    Call planning overview of Europe and its citizens

    • LEIT

      • H2020-ICT-2014 (ICT Call 1)

        • Publication date: 11 December 2013

        • Deadline: 23 April 2014 (all topics except 5G Future Internet)

        • Deadline for 5G Future Internet: 25 November 2014

      • H2020-FoF-2014/2015 (Factory of the Future)

        • Publication date: 11 December 2013

        • Deadlines: 13 March 2014 and 9 December 2014

      • H2020-EUJ-2014 (EU-Japan Call)

        • Publication date: 7 January 2014

        • Deadline: 10 April 2014

      • H2020-ICT-2015 (ICT Call 2)

        • Publication date: 15 October 2014

        • Deadline: 14 April 2015

      • H2020-EUB-2015 (EU-Brazil Call)

        • Publication date: 15 October 2014

        • Deadline: 21 April 2015

    - of Europe and its citizensFirst “semi-official” publication of calls on 11.12.13- Drafts are currently available on RSDO website https://intranet.brunel.ac.uk/research/rsdo/researchsupport/researchfunding/Horizon2020/drafts.shtml- Presentations from ICT 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/ict2013/stream-items.cfm?id=228&by=227

    Come and speak to us
    Come and speak to us! of Europe and its citizens

    • [email protected]

    • [email protected]

    Ict art connect project future emerging technologies support actions fp7
    ICT & ART CONNECT project of Europe and its citizensFuture & Emerging Technologies, Support Actions (FP7)

    Aims to connect the European ICT and Art communities, and foster productive dialogue and collaborative work between them, in order to identify new research avenues, associated challenges, and the potential impact of ICT and Art collaboration on science, technology, art, education and society in general.

    Ict art connect stand at ict 2013
    ICT & ART CONNECT stand at ICT 2013 of Europe and its citizens

    Ict art connect event in vilnius
    ICT & Art CONNECT event in Vilnius of Europe and its citizens

    • The ICT & Art Connect stand won ‘Laureate of ICT2013 Exhibition’

    • NeelieKroes, Vice President of the European Commission for Digital Agenda, mentioned ICT & Art Connect on her blog as a highlight of her visit to Vilnius. She lists the Initiative as one of the “great ideas for projects that could be funded under the EU's ICT research and innovation programme – Horizon 2020”

    • Robert Madelin, Director General for DG CONNECT put out a call on Twitter for “artists to help us make sense of/own our future”

    Fet art london event 18 th 19 th jan 2014 waterman s arts centre at kew bridge
    FET-Art London event 18 of Europe and its citizensth – 19th Jan 2014 Waterman's Arts Centre at Kew Bridge

    • Key notes from experts

    • Discussion groups – searching for best practices

    • Performance session

    • Matchmaking activities  and proposal writing preparation session

    • Check our website http://www.ict-art-connect.eu