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Horizon 2020: Information and Communication Technologies (H2020-ICT-2018-2020)

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Funding details
Registration opens
31 Oct 2017, 17:00
Registration closes
17 Apr 2018, 17:00
17 Apr 2018, 17:00
Share of €448m
Horizon 2020

*** Please refer to the Participant Portal (Links Below) for up to date and correct information. ***


It is expected that this call will continue in 2020.

Drawing on the success of actions of previous work programmes leveraging cascading grants to enable agility and reach out to new or key actors in the innovation chain (such as SMEs and mid-caps) not necessarily involved in standard EU R&I projects, part of the budget allocated to several actions of the Next Generation Internet topics will be dedicated to the support of experiments and smaller projects funded through financial support to third parties (in accordance with article 137 of the Financial Regulation). While their size will be small in comparison with standard Horizon 2020 actions, in line with article 23 (7) of the Rules for Participation the budget to be allocated per third party may exceed the default maximum amount foreseen in the Financial Regulation. Specific limits corresponding to the specific objectives to be addressed, and to the consequent expected scale and duration of the activities to be carried out by third parties are provided for the topics ICT-24-2018-2019, ICT-25-2018-2020, ICT-26-2018-2020, ICT-29-2018, and ICT-30-2019-2020.

The four topics covered by the call are:

Technologies for Digitising European Industry

The Digitising European Industry initiative aims to establish next generation digital platforms and re-build the underlying digital supply chain on which all economic sectors are dependent. The initiative should enable all sector and application areas to adapt, transform and benefit from digitisation, notably by allowing also smaller players to capture value.

European Data Infrastructure: HPC, Big Data and Cloud technologies

The European Cloud Initiative calls for the creation of a leading-class European Data Infrastructure (EDI) as an essential component to exploit the data revolution in Europe and contribute to global growth. The aim of the activities under this heading is to enable the creation of a world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) / Big Data (BD) ecosystem based on European leadership in HPC, Cloud and Big Data technologies.


5G cPPP phases 1 and 2 have supported R&I on technologies and architectures for 5G. Phase 3 targets their validation in a system context and for multiple use cases, with performances well beyond those of early 5G trials planned over the 2018-20 period with “non standalone” 5G implementations, and supporting innovative “vertical” use cases as per the 5G Action Plan adopted by the Commission. It also aims at leveraging 5G technologies towards downstream innovation both at service and product levels, at maintaining a significant long term commitment to prepare for 5G “Long Term Evolution”, and at leveraging international cooperation towards industrial consensus on 5G key aspects such as interoperability, architecture, standards, and spectrum.

Next Generation Internet (NGI)

A number of technological trends will thoroughly reshape the internet over the next 10-15 years. Europe should drive this technology revolution while contributing to making the future internet more human-centric. An internet for the people, that contributes to a more sustainable and inclusive society.

This call for proposals includes the following topics. Click on the topic to link directly to the Participant Portal.

ICT-02-2018: Flexible and Wearable Electronics

ICT-03-2018-2019: Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices

ICT-04-2018: Photonics based manufacturing, access to photonics, datacom photonics and connected lighting

ICT-07-2018: Electronic Smart Systems (ESS)

ICT-11-2018-2019: HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applications

ICT-12-2018-2020: Big Data technologies and extreme-scale analytics

ICT-13-2018-2019: Supporting the emergence of data markets and the data economy

ICT-16-2018: Software Technologies

ICT-17-2018: 5G End to End Facility

ICT-18-2018: 5G for cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)

ICT-21-2018: EU-US Collaboration for advanced wireless platforms

ICT-22-2018: EU-China 5G Collaboration

ICT-24-2018-2019: Next Generation Internet – An Open Internet Initiative

ICT-25-2018-2020: Interactive Technologies

ICT-26-2018-2020: Artificial Intelligence

ICT-27-2018-2020: Internet of Things

ICT-28-2018: Future Hyper-connected Sociality

ICT-29-2018: A multilingual Next Generation Internet

ICT-31-2018-2019: EU-US collaboration on NGI

ICT-32-2018: STARTS – The Arts stimulating innovation

ICT-34-2018-2019: Pre-Commercial Procurement open

ICT-35-2018: Fintech: Support to experimentation frameworks and regulatory compliance

For full details of the calls for proposals, please click the Register button below to link directly to the Participant Portal.