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Conheça as sinergias entre os diversos Temas do H2020 nos concursos que estão abertos. A tabela abaixo indica possíveis sinergias entre os Temas, identificando quais os tópicos com interesse para cada tema (linha) que poderão encontrar nos programas de trabalho dos outros temas (colunas).

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FETFLAG-01-2018Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagshipsd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases: a 1ª fase termina a 20/02/2018 e a segunda fase 18/09/2018. (Apenas as propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase
Specific Challenge: FET Flagships are science- and technology-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives built around a visionary unifying goal. They tackle grand science and technology (S&T) challenges requiring cooperation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. FET Flagships should provide a strong and broad basis for future innovation and economic exploitation, as well as novel benefits for society of a potential high impact. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a collaborative, long-term sustained cooperation effort. This topic aims at launching Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare new candidate FET Flagships.

Scope: Proposals should contain a description of a potential FET Flagship and how this is to be matured over the course of the preparatory action into a more complete blueprint.

Firstly, proposals should describe the FET Flagship initiative they propose to further develop through this preparatory action, by specifically addressing the following three key issues:What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • Impact (why it is good for Europe): will it bring major impact on economy and society as well as on science and technology; why and how is it relevant for the European industry; how does it build on existing scientific excellence in Europe; what is its innovation potential that would benefit Europe's economy and/or society; how would it uniquely position Europe with respect to relevant developments and initiatives existing in other regions in the world.
  • Integration and European added value: is it well positioned to address its grand S&T challenge in terms of large-scale integration across disciplines and the involvement of relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large; does critical mass in terms of research excellence and industrial capabilities exist in Europe needed to address the challenge; what is the estimated scale of the effort required to reach the objectives and how long will it take to do so; and, are there similar initiatives existing at regional, national or European level and what is the added value of such an effort.

Secondly, proposals should describe how the activities of the preparatory action will involve stakeholders over the course of up to 12 months (indicative), to arrive at a complete design and description of a candidate FET Flagship initiative. Specifically, they should describe the proposed activities for further developing the Flagship's unifying goal and its underlying S&T roadmap; attracting industry's endorsement and participation; further developing their consortium and its governance structure and attracting large public support.

Proposals should consider multidisciplinary aspects, including where relevant social sciences and humanities. They must also describe a clear strategy for dissemination and citizen engagement; and, in close cooperation with other proposals for preparatory actions that will be selected from this call, jointly organise and participate in an event addressing stakeholders including scientific communities, policy makers and the wider public and aiming at disseminating the main objectives and findings of the actions.

At the end of the action, the design and description of the candidate Flagship should include the following elements:
  • A consolidated vision based on a well-defined unifying goal articulated in terms of S&T objectives and of its targeted impact on economy and society.
  • A strategic long-term research roadmap, showing how the unifying goal can be realised and what the major milestones are, situating the Flagship in the global landscape and demonstrating a credible path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.
  • A blueprint for the Flagship's implementation setting out the overall collaboration and S&T framework, the identification of necessary competencies and resources including infrastructure aspects, and openness of the initiative.
  • An effective scientific leadership and governance structure based on lessons learned from the present Flagships, describing the coordination and decision-making structures of the Flagship, the role of industry and the relations with Member States and countries associated with Horizon 2020, with the Commission and with the relevant funding agencies and national research initiatives.
  • Support from and involvement of industry, giving a view on avenues for exploitation and further strengthening of European industry in the global landscape, including stimulating the emergence and growth of innovative value chains.
  • An approach to address responsible research and innovation, in particular aspects such as education, gender aspects and societal, ethical and legal implications.

Proposals for candidate FET Flagships must target a visionary unifying goal within one of the following three main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and Life Sciences; or Energy, Environment and Climate change. They should present a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the relevant communities to address their unifying goal. Proposals must clearly specify which of the three areas they target. In each of these areas at least one and at most two proposals for Flagship preparatory actions will be selected for funding.

(1) ICT and Connected Society

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering: Novel nano-engineered materials and systems with properties enabling the design and manufacturing of radically new ICT components and devices creating disruptive technologies and market opportunities, for example in energy efficiency, data processing, smart manufacturing, smart interfaces, nano-bio devices, etc.
  • Robotics, Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence: a new generation of robotics tec
  • nologies including soft and flexible robotics, bio-inspired robotics, new approaches to human-machine interaction and cooperation, cognition and artificial intelligence, giving rise to much smarter systems performing sophisticated functions opening radically new opportunities to address societal and economic challenges.
  • ICT for Social Interaction and Culture: new ICT technologies and approaches for empowering deep social interactions across diverse cultures, languages, goals, values, etc.; for understanding large-scale complex socio-technical systems and their interactions, interdependencies and evolutions and avenues for exploiting this understanding; and/or for collecting, preserving, studying and promoting Europe'sunique cultural heritage and exploiting these to achieve major societal or economic benefits.

(2) Health and the Life Sciences

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Disruptive technologies to Revolutionise Healthcare: New technologies and approaches aiming at a paradigm shift in the field of individualised prevention, prediction and treatment of diseases. This includes among others bioinformatics and modelling approaches to use patients' genetic expression patterns, metabolism and derived systems; novel and innovative nano-medicine approaches (e.g. technologies for novel sensors and imaging, organ-on-a-chip and bio-electronic medicine, drug delivery,…); network medicine; neuro-prosthetic technologies; regenerative medicine and biofabrication techniques to reprogram or replace human cells, tissues and whole organs and to integrate these in functioning body systems.
  • Understanding Life by Exploring the Genome and the Cell: Novel technologies and approaches that enable a paradigm shift in studying and understanding the foundational building blocks of life, for example the functioning of the cell, and of cells within organisms, including structure and dynamics, and the full multi-omics (genome/epigenome/proteome/metabolome/connectome etc.) and their interactions. This will open up radically new opportunities such as developing novel nano-bio devices and technologies, advanced screening methods and analytical and morphological technologies, advanced therapies and contribute to the understanding of biological processes and pathological mechanisms.


(3) Energy, Environment and Climate change

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Earth, Climate Change and Natural Resources: New technologies and approaches for high-precision modelling and simulation, including the necessary data integration, that enable an in-depth understanding of the earth, natural hazards and climate change. Their exploitation and use should open up new opportunities for helping to manage/mitigate their effects and impacts on human activity and natural resources in a sustainable way in specific areas such as: agriculture (ensuring food security and sustainable farming), forestry, fisheries, protecting/restoring natural ecosystems, energy supply and demand, etc.
  • Radically new Energy Production, Conversion and Storage devices and systems: Disruptive technologies aiming at a paradigm shift in renewable energy by exploring and exploiting radically new principles and novel materials that can substantially reduce Europe's dependence on fossil fuels and open new industrial opportunities for their exploitation and sustainable development.


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: For the CSA:

  • Fully developed candidate FET Flagship initiatives supported by key stakeholders (e.g., academic research communities, industry, public authorities …).

For the proposed Flagships:

  • Key benefits for economy and society based on significant advances on science and technology. This should be demonstrated by e.g. potential for S&T breakthroughs, industrial support, added value for Europe, potential for increasing European competitiveness, potential for societal benefits, etc.
  • Long-lasting structuring effect on research efforts in Europe, anchor point for international cooperation and the nurturing of talent through the training of a new generation of researchers.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETFLAG-02-2018ERA-NET Cofund for FET Flagshipsd.l. 18-09-2018
Call FETFLAG-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To fund partnering projects (PPs) and coordinate the national activities and support of Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) to the Graphene and HBP Flagships. PPs are projects funded from other sources (e.g. by national/regional funding) which address areas relevant for the Flagships and contribute to their objectives.

Scope: One follow-up action to the FLAG-ERA II ERA-NET Cofund action (http://www.flagera.eu/) aiming to coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national and regional research programmes to fund PPs of the two Flagships by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties, possibly followed by further joint calls without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities between the participating funding agencies in support of the two Flagships.
Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes for realising the research goals of the FET Flagships.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund
 
FETFLAG-03-2018FET Flagship on Quantum Technologiesd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 132,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To build a strongly networked European Quantum Technologies (QT) community around the common goals defined in the Strategic Research Agenda19. To create the European ecosystem that will deliver the knowledge, technologies and open research infrastructures and testbeds necessary for the development of a world-leading knowledge- based industry in Europe, leading to long-term economic, scientific and societal benefits. To move advanced quantum technologies from the laboratory to industry with concrete prototype applications and marketable products while advancing at the same time the fundamental science basis, in order to continuously identify new applications and find better solutions for solving outstanding scientific or technology challenges.

Scope: A. Research and Innovation Actions

Proposals are expected to address a mix of quantum technology challenges addressing one or more of the following areas, integrating different aspects like physics, engineering, computer science, theory, algorithms, software, manufacturing, control, infrastructures, etc. Each activity should clearly move the technology up the TRL scale. For areas a. to d., proposals can integrate various activities covering the whole value chain, from fundamental to applied research, and with other types of activity, including demonstrators, etc., as appropriate.

a.    Quantum Communication: Development of state-of-the art network devices, applications and systems (memories, quantum repeaters, network equipment, high throughput miniaturised quantum random number generators, etc.) for quantum communication mesh- networks. Proposals should target cost-effective solutions, devices and systems compatible with existing communication networks and standard cryptography systems, as well as device- independent protocols. Each proposal should address aspects like engineering, protocols, certification, software, algorithms. Actions should include validation of the proposed solution, proof of its suitability for the targeted application and benchmarking with respect to relevant targets set by the CSA22 in this area.
b.    Quantum Computing Systems: The development of open quantum computer experimental systems and platforms23, integrating the key building blocks such as quantum processors (>10qubits) with limited qubit overhead, control electronics, software stack,algorithms, applications, etc. Work should address the scalability towards large systems (>100 qubits), the verification and validation of the quantum computation, fault-tolerance and solving a concrete computational problem to demonstrate the quantum advantage. Projects should foresee benchmarking activities. Benchmarks will be identified by the CSA24 for all the platforms selected in this area.
c.    Quantum Simulation: Proposals should aim at delivering operational demonstrators, based on existing physical platforms that have shown a clear perspective to achieve more than 50 interacting quantum units and / or full local control. They should work towards demonstrating a certified quantum advantage for solving difficult scientific or industrial problems (e.g. material design, logistics, scheduling, machine learning, optimisation, artificial intelligence, drug discovery, etc.). The proposed solutions need to include the development of protocols, validation schemes and control, simulation software, system configuration and optimisation. Work should address the scalability towards larger systems with more qubits. Projects should foresee benchmarking activities related to real life applications. Benchmarks will be identified by the CSA25 for all the platforms selected in this area. Hybrid architectures are also to be considered under this area when relevant.
d.    Quantum Metrology and Sensing: Quantum sensors for specific application areas such as imaging, healthcare, geo-sciences, outdoor and indoor navigation, time or frequency, magnetic or electrical measurements, etc. … as well as novel measurement standards 26 , making use of the advances in controlling the fundamental quantum properties. It is expected that the work will lead to practical sensing devices, imaging systems and quantum standards that employ quantum coherence and outperform classical counterparts (resolution, stability) targeting TRL 3 and 4 and showing potential for further miniaturisation/integration into industrial systems.
e.    Fundamental science: Research and development of basic theories and components, addressing a foundational challenge of relevance for the development of quantum technologies in at least one of the four areas a.-d. described above, to improve the performance of the components or subsystems targeted in those areas. Proposals must clearly indicate how they support a challenge for one or more of these areas.
For areas a. to d., proposals should be based on a close cooperation between academia and industry, define output and impact KPIs27, include technology benchmarking against other approaches, and include user requirements.

For areas a. to c. above, proposals should seek synergies with relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes running in these areas. They shall clearly specify how they are connected to the programmes and / or how they will incorporate the platforms, testbeds and infrastructures existing in Europe, how they will attract and build communitie around them for openly promoting further technology developments as well as testing and benchmarking in the field and how they build on top of these to create European added value. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

The Commission considers that proposals for Research and Innovation Actions requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 10 million would allow the areas a. to d. to be addressed appropriately; and proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 2 and 3 million would allow the area e. to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

When appropriate, proposals may provide financial support to third parties established in a EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 and in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, for example to access specific expertise or infrastructure. The consortium will define the selection process of third parties for which financial support will  be granted (with a maximum of EUR 100 00028 per party). A maximum of 10% of the EU funding requested by the proposal should be allocated to this purpose.

All projects shall make provisions to actively participate in the common activities of the Quantum Flagship and in particular: coordinate technical work with the other selected  projects of the Flagship; and contribute to the activities of the Coordination and Support Action defined under item B. below.

Note that special Grant Conditions will apply for projects granted under this topic. Please see under Call Conditions.

B.    Coordination and Support Action

Proposals should aim at coordinating the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry participating in the Flagship initiative. In particular, it is expected to establish a communication platform, facilitate dialogue, promote the objectives of the Flagship and monitor the progress, support the governance structure, organize outreach events (including addressing the impact of technology development on economy and society), identify training and education needs and promote European curricula in quantum engineering, identify and coordinate relevant standardisation, IPR actions, and international collaboration and help networking of respective national and international activities in the field. The action will also identify, together with the community, benchmarks for all communication/computing/simulation platforms selected under areas a. to c. of the Research and Innovation Actions described under item A. above.

It is expected that such an activity is driven by the relevant actors of the field including academia, RTOs and industry.

The Commission considers that proposals for Coordination and Support Actions requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:
A. Research and Innovation Actions
  • Contribute to the strategic objectives of the Flagship;
  • Expand European leadership and excellence in quantum technologies;
  • Scientific breakthroughs that form the basis for future technologies;
  • Synergetic collaboration with existing European platforms and infrastructures;
  • Kick-start a competitive European quantum industry;
  • Availability of open platforms and infrastructures accessible to the European Quantum technologies Community.

B.    Coordination and Support Action
  • A well-coordinated European initiative on Quantum Technologies, involving all relevant stakeholders and linked with relevant international, national and regional programmes, while assuring an efficient support to the governance of the Flagship;
  • Spreading of excellence on Quantum Technologies across Europe, increased awareness of European activities and availability of European curricula in the field.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-01-2018FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 16-05-2018
Call FETOPEN-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 123,70 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 24-01-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 160,40 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019.2FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 18-09-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019.2 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 16,04 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2020FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 13-05-2020
Call FETOPEN-01-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 203,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-02-2018FET-Open Coordination and Support Actionsd.l. 11-04-2018
Call FETOPEN-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to promote excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Scope: Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) should be driven by relevant actors in the research field and address only one of the following sub-topics:

a. FET Communication and Outreach: Support communication activities on the FET programme and its achievements and outreach actions targeting a wide range of audiences including the general public, and going well beyond the world of academia and research. This shall stimulate the emergence of a FET community and its connection to relevant multipliers and other stakeholder networks. The activities shall use a diversity of channels and interventions (for example news items, social media, interviews, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, code camps and participatory actions for wider engagement).

b. FET Innovation: Stimulate the impact on innovation from FET-funded research and improving the innovation readiness levels of FET results, for example by providing a kind of “market place” for FET technologies, by connecting the world of research with that of, potential users, technology leaders, technology transfer organisations, entrepreneurs, investors or alternative financing channels.

c. FET Observatory: Ongoing and systematic identification of new and emerging technologies from FET portfolio analysis, trends analysis (using for instance bibliometric tools, media watch, consultations and workshops) and broader horizon scanning (beyond research), including also consideration of ethical implications, gender differences and long-term impacts on society and humankind.

Specificity to the nature of FET is a must (e.g., upstream positioning, interdisciplinarity, high- risk, novelty, long-term impact,...).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million (and up to 0.7 million for a.) would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Strengthening globally recognised European leadership in the early exploration of visionary, new and emerging technologies and with a strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers.
  • Improved long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward.
  • Improved readiness across Europe to engage in inter-disciplinary research collaboration and to take up new, open and responsible research and innovation practices, with due attention to aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action
 
FETOPEN-03-2018FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 16-10-2018
Call FETOPEN-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,50 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2019FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 08-10-2019
Call FETOPEN-03-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,70 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETOPEN-03-2020FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 14-10-2020
Call FETOPEN-03-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 3,00 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETPROACT-01-2018FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communitiesd.l. 22-03-2018
Call FETPROACT-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 88,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. To foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise. To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:
a.    Artificial organs, tissues, cells and sub-cellular structures. Merging the growing understanding of genome, proteome, metabolome and cell behaviour with strategies for the engineering and use of biological and hybrid functional constructs is the core of this initiative. Proposals should build on recent advances in integrative biology (including modelling and simulation) and bio-engineering for engineering biological, artificial or hybrid sub-cellular systems (e.g., synapses, organelles, vesicles), highly specific cell assemblies (including microbial) and proper differentiation, tissues, organs or multi-organ systems. Examples of long-term research targets include synthetic cell building, cell assembly, and organ reproduction, replacement, control or repair of vital organ functions (e.g., following ageing, trauma or disease), their use in the development of personalised treatment, drugs or vaccines, and high-throughput organ- and body-on-chip technologies.
b.    Time. This initiative seeks new technological possibilities inspired by notions of time, not seen as a given and singular background against which things unfold, but rather as a resource that can be experienced and used in different ways. Highly interdisciplinary research could address, for instance, technologies for subjective time awareness (and its neural basis) and distortion (e.g., contextual, emotional, pathological); for studying the role of time in processeslike aging, healing, learning or evolution and how this can be influenced (e.g., stimulation) or changed in different 'materialities' (combining insights from biological or computational evolution, for instance); or modeling to understand and better anticipate non-linear temporality in complex systems (such as in economies, societies, climate ...). Technologies in, for instance, extreme electronics/photonics, data-streams analytics, time aware artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, bio-engineering or neuroprosthetics could demonstrate new ways to represent, modulate, duplicate or differently experience and use time, thus altering our relationship with time (at individual and collective but differentiated level – e.g., according to gender or culture) and with impacts on, for instance, quality of life, therapy, learning, productivity, social and environmental awareness or the better understanding and management of natural hazards.
c.    Living technologies. This initiative seeks to build on the emerging understanding from evolutionary biology, ethology, micro-, plant- and animal biology of essential features of living systems such as physical autonomy, growth, interaction and enaction, adaptation and evolution, among others. The aim is to create new functional biological, technological or hybrid artefacts, with similar capabilities of purposeful stability and change. This can also lead to hybrid materials and systems with programmable features of shape, structure, functionality and evolvability (including for their use in bio-robotics or bio-engineering), potentially constructed from naturally existing complexes, through synthetic biology, systems biology and /or chemical biology. New insights into the multi-level mathematics and complexity of living systems or the boundaries/characteristics of life may also emerge from this. Work on ethical implications should be included.
d.    Socially interactive technologies. There is a growing understanding of the changes at cognitive, neural and physiological levels from group interactions in realistic settings, from pairs to large groups and crowds. Based on this, this initiative seeks new technologies for deeper social interaction involving, for instance, context, culture, emotion, and factors of embodiment and cognition. Realistic and larger contexts require new experimental tools and paradigms, combining social sciences and humanities with neuroscience, engineering and computing in new ways. This will lead to new socially interactive media with radical improvement for building trust and understanding, social integration, engagement, collaboration, learning, creativity, entertainment, education and wellbeing, among others. Work on ethical implications and gender should be included.
e.    Disruptive micro-energy and storage technologies. This initiative seeks radically new approaches to energy for embedded, personal or local use (including bio-mimicking, the use of soft or intelligent materials to generate, capture or store energy or the development of new types of batteries). Proposals could target in particular the lower end (i.e., micro-energy or nano-scale energy transfer, dissipation and conversion) and/or new technologies for optimal local (close to where-needed) energy storage/release and their smart integration within hybrid/distributed energy systems. Proposals should also address aspects of sustainability and environmental impact.
f.    Topological matter, strongly based on topology and quantum physics, is a rapidly emerging area that after an initial focus on insulators now touches the whole range of material properties, providing advances in spintronics, photonics, plasmas, mechanics, superconductivity, elasticity, acoustics and their combinations, among others. Here concept development together with design, realisation and testing of topological devices are called for to unleash the promise of topological matter beyond the pure physics and mathematics aspects. The much expected robustness, wide spectral range and topologically-protected spin- and transport properties call for an engineering approach to apply the multi-physics of wave- matter interactions to novel, potentially lossless communication components and circuits. Challenges to be addressed include compact designs and fabrication technologies, setting figures of merit and benchmarks relevant to functions.

FET Proactive projects shall establish a solid baseline of knowledge and skills and assemble the interdisciplinary communities around them. They shall further foster the emergence of a broader innovation ecosystem and create a fertile ground for future take-up of its new technological paradigm (e.g., public engagement, informal education, policy debate).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 4 to 7 million (but up to EUR 5 million for proposals on the sub-topics of 'Time' and 'Topological matter') and with a duration of up to 5 years would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals of different size and duration.
This topic allows for the provision of financial support to third parties established in an EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, either to enhance impacts through punctual small scale experimentation and use of project results by third parties, or to award a prize following a contest organised by the beneficiaries.

Expected Impact:
  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation and consolidation of a radically new future technology.
  • Potential for future returns in terms of societal or economic innovation or market creation.
  • Spreading excellence and building leading innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young, researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 202010.
  • Build-up of a goal oriented interdisciplinary community (within and beyond the consortium).
  • Emergence of an innovation ecosystem around a future technology in the theme addressed from outreach to and partnership with high potential actors in research and innovation, and from wider stakeholder/public engagement, with due consideration of aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-03-2018FET ERA-NET Cofundd.l. 18-12-2018
Call FETPROACT-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to advance the construction of the European Research Area in the FET domain by sharing a common vision of the various relevant efforts in Europe and fostering cooperation towards the coordinated development of radically new future technologies.

Scope: Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies. Two activities are mandatory:
  1. Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
  2. Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.
The partnership is expected to aim at being pan-European and as inclusive as possible.

Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes in the FET domain.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund

   

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DT-ICT-02-2018Robotics - Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)d.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ICT-2018)
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 115,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics.

Scope

a. Innovation Actions

Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the four prioritised application areas (PAA) of Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production. Proposals are expected to: develop a network of DIHs, address the delivery of services (technical and non-technical); provide access to best practice and research results in robotics relevant to the chosen application area; contribute to common system platforms, engaging in the development of industry-led standards and developing and disseminating standards demonstrators; facilitate access to pilots and collaborate with all the robotics actions funded in the WP and beyond, as appropriate.

Proposals are also expected to connect, share expertise, and closely collaborate with the DIHs in the other PAAs via the Central Robotics DIH CSA (see below). DIHs should address ethical, data privacy and protection issues, and consider cyber-security issues (including security by design). DIHs should support the development of use-case demonstrators at TRL 5 and above, preferably based on open system platforms.

Proposals are expected to contribute to a Working Group that connects the actions funded in this WP with the Central Robotics DIH CSA to disseminate best practice, to coordinate access to technology, resources, demonstrators and open platforms, and to facilitate the cross development of platforms.

Proposals are expected to use financial support to third parties (FSTP) to support industry, in particular SMEs, in their digital transformation, through for instance, demonstrators and platforms development, technology transfer experiments, or other services (technical or non-technical), as appropriate. FSTP should comply with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes of the Work Programme. At least 50% of the budget is expected to be dedicated to FSTP and the maximum amount of FSTP is EUR 300.00062 per third party for the entire action duration. For innovation actions of this topic, the four requirements described in the introductory section 'Support to Hubs' have to be applied. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 16 million for DIHs in each Priority Area would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

At least one action in each Priority Area will be supported.

b. Coordination and Support Activities

Proposals should address the provision of a Central Robotics DIH CSA, to support and cooperate closely with the PAA-oriented DIH actions, to network them, to coordinate their activities and to develop synergies among them.

Proposals are expected to disseminate best practices in developing pilots, demonstrators and open platforms, and championing the development of open industry-led system platform standards.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 2 million for the Central Robotics DIH CSA would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. One Central Robotics DIH CSA will be supported.

Expected Impact:

- Increased deployment of robotics in each PAA.

- Formation of supply chains around platforms and modules that straddle PAA

- Introduction of cross-industry-based standards for modules and systems

- Generation of new businesses based around platform supply

- The development supply chains.

- Leveraging effect on other sources of funding, in particular regional and national funding

Type of Action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

DT-ICT-07-2018-2019Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factoriesd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ICT-2018)
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 115,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Digital manufacturing platforms play an increasing role in dealing with competitive pressures and incorporating new technologies, applications and services. Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit new concepts and technologies that allow manufacturing companies (especially mid-caps and SMEs) to fulfil the demands from changing supply and value networks.

Scope

a) Innovation Action - Develop and establish platforms for the connected smart production facilities of the future including their supply chains, driven by EU actors and safeguarding European interest in an area of key importance for the European economy. Proposals need to address at least two industrial sectors with several different use cases, especially in their piloting activities. In accordance with the strategy defined in the multi-annual roadmap68 of the FoF cPPP, proposals should target at least one of the following ‘grand challenges’:

1. Agile Value Networks: lot-size one (2018 call)

2. Excellence in manufacturing: zero-defect processes and products (2018 call)

3. The human factor: human competences in synergy with technological progress (2019 call)

4. Sustainable Value Networks: manufacturing in a circular economy (2019 call)

Reference implementations are preferably developed in open-source, with (as far as possible) one permissive open-source licence to be selected for all open-source components. Where applicable, APIs and SDKs are made available to third party developers to develop complementary applications.

For the Innovation Actions in this topic, the four activities and impact criteria as described in the introductory section ‘Platforms and Pilots’ have to be applied. For large-scale piloting and ecosystem building activities, proposals may involve financial support to third parties, as explained in the introductory section ‘Platforms and Pilots’, to support SMEs in piloting and developing prototype applications on top of digital manufacturing platforms.

b) Coordination and Support Activities are needed to cross-fertilise the Industrial Platform communities, allowing for easier take-up of digital technologies from ongoing and past research projects to real-world use cases, and supporting the transfer of skills and know-how between academia and industry in both directions. Coordination and Support Activities are targeted in the 2019 call.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 16 million for Innovation Actions and up to 2 M€ for one CSA would allow the areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. At least one innovation action is supported for each ‘grand challenge’. Maximum one proposal will be selected for the CSA.

Expected Impact:

- Significant increase in the options for SMEs and mid-caps to integrate different technologies, unlock the value of their data, deploy complementary applications, and to become a more responsive link in changing supply and value networks.

- Strengthened competitive position of European platform providers.

- Increased cooperation between industrial and academic communities; increased synergy and collaboration between projects.

Type of Action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

DT-ICT-07-2018-2019Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factoriesd.l. 02-04-2019
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2019
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 126,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Digital manufacturing platforms play an increasing role in dealing with competitive pressures and incorporating new technologies, applications and services. Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit new concepts and technologies that allow manufacturing companies (especially mid-caps and SMEs) to fulfil the demands from changing supply and value networks.

Scope

a) Innovation Action - Develop and establish platforms for the connected smart production facilities of the future including their supply chains, driven by EU actors and safeguarding European interest in an area of key importance for the European economy. Proposals need to address at least two industrial sectors with several different use cases, especially in their piloting activities. In accordance with the strategy defined in the multi-annual roadmap68 of the FoF cPPP, proposals should target at least one of the following ‘grand challenges’:

1. Agile Value Networks: lot-size one (2018 call)

2. Excellence in manufacturing: zero-defect processes and products (2018 call)

3. The human factor: human competences in synergy with technological progress (2019 call)

4. Sustainable Value Networks: manufacturing in a circular economy (2019 call)

Reference implementations are preferably developed in open-source, with (as far as possible) one permissive open-source licence to be selected for all open-source components. Where applicable, APIs and SDKs are made available to third party developers to develop complementary applications.

For the Innovation Actions in this topic, the four activities and impact criteria as described in the introductory section ‘Platforms and Pilots’ have to be applied. For large-scale piloting and ecosystem building activities, proposals may involve financial support to third parties, as explained in the introductory section ‘Platforms and Pilots’, to support SMEs in piloting and developing prototype applications on top of digital manufacturing platforms.

b) Coordination and Support Activities are needed to cross-fertilise the Industrial Platform communities, allowing for easier take-up of digital technologies from ongoing and past research projects to real-world use cases, and supporting the transfer of skills and know-how between academia and industry in both directions. Coordination and Support Activities are targeted in the 2019 call.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 16 million for Innovation Actions and up to 2 M€ for one CSA would allow the areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. At least one innovation action is supported for each ‘grand challenge’. Maximum one proposal will be selected for the CSA.

Expected Impact:

- Significant increase in the options for SMEs and mid-caps to integrate different technologies, unlock the value of their data, deploy complementary applications, and to become a more responsive link in changing supply and value networks.

- Strengthened competitive position of European platform providers.

- Increased cooperation between industrial and academic communities; increased synergy and collaboration between projects.

Type of Action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

ICT-02-2018Flexible and Wearable Electronicsd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Flexible and Wearable Electronics combines new and traditional materials with large-area processes to fabricate lightweight, flexible, printed and multi-functional electronic products. The challenge is to tap open opportunities in existing and emerging markets by pushing technology barriers further and demonstrating innovative use in sectors that could benefit from such innovations.

Scope: To fully exploit the potential of Flexible and Wearable Electronics and overcome barriers of manufacturability, challenges need to be addressed in materials, processes for large-area fabrication and quality control, integration technologies, and demonstrating innovative and sustainable products for professionals and consumers. This topic will support advances in device technology and related manufacturing processes.

Proposals can address one or more of the following topics:

Enhancing manufacturability: Addressing advances in combined organic and printed electronics and large area deposition technologies resulting in multi-functional components; and/or equipment and processes for large-scale fabrication, mass-customisation and characterisation as well as textile compatibility, whenever relevant.

Integration technologies: It addresses the development of new concepts for the integration of transducers, energy and data storage elements, logic, displays and light sources, as well as new interconnection technologies.

Device demonstration: Prototype validation in specific applications of flexible and wearable electronics. Consideration to be given to the integration of electronic devices in connected wearable and portable settings (e.g. textiles, flexible or stretchable substrates), interconnection, compatibility with low-cost manufacturing, efficient energy scavenging and storage, functional performance, and durability/reliability. Privacy and security, liability and free flow of data as well as recyclability and waste management should be considered where relevant.

It is expected that projects addressing manufacturability would demonstrate production capability in a laboratory environment (TRL 4).

For integration and device demonstration, it is expected that technologies are validated in laboratory or relevant environments (TRL 4-5), and that industrial exploitation is clearly identified.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

To complete this effort and strengthen the value chain, from materials to devices, a jointly funded topic with NMBP5 will support projects spanning from material improvement (electrical performance, processibility, stability and lifetime during device operation), to prototyping of advanced large area electronic products - TRL 3 to TRL 5. This topic will be implemented through Innovation Actions (see topic DT-NMBP-18-2019 Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics (IA)).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address some of the following impact criteria and provide metrics to measure and monitor progress:

- Technology leaps related to improved performance (functionalities, autonomy, reliability, manufacturability and cost…) and contributing to European leadership in large area, flexible and wearable electronics .

- The emergence of new products based on the combination of printed and large area processed electronics.

- Increased R&D cooperation in technology device development and related manufacturing processes.

- Developing further manufacturing capabilities in Europe.

- Creating new opportunities for digitisation in other sectors and including new actors in the ecosystems (designers, artists…),

- Increased industrial investments in flexible and wearable electronics.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action


ICT-03-2018-2019Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devicesd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Photonics is driving innovation in many different application areas. The challenge is to help European companies become more competitive by improving their business/production processes as well as products and services by means of photonics technology. The aim is to accelerate the design, development and uptake of photonics technology, by a wide range of industrial players, in particular SMEs by providing low-barrier access to volume production of advanced photonics components available to a wide range of industrial players, in particular SMEs which would otherwise not have easy access. Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines should form the basis for future Photonics Digital Innovation Hubs.

Scope: The focus is on Manufacturing Pilot Lines: actions should provide open access to manufacturing of advanced photonics components and systems and offer related services including design and characterization. They should cover all stages of manufacturing through to testing, provide a low entry barrier access to low and medium production volumes and the processes used should be scalable to high production volumes. Actions should include a validation of the pilot line offer with involvement of externals users in pre-commercial production runs. Activities should aim at long-term sustainability, including development of or integration into photonics innovation hubs.

Actions should make use of existing infrastructure and develop close links with on-going European and national initiatives in order to maximise impact. Proposals must present industrially relevant business cases for the manufacturing pilot line, a plan for long-term sustainability and a credible strategy for future high volume production in Europe at competitive cost.

Actions must address one or more of the following technologies.

1. Indium Phosphide (2018 call): providing open access to photonics integrated circuits based on Indium Phosphide, going beyond multi-project wafers and offering generic solutions for a wide class of applications.

2. Silicon Photonics (2018 call): providing open access to photonics integrated circuits based on Silicon Photonics, going beyond multi-project wafers and offering generic solutions for a wide class of applications.

3. Next generation free-form optics (2019 call): maturing a technology platform and providing access to optics with free-form shapes and exceptional surface finish, exploiting new optical materials and/or combining and integrating diffractive/refractive/reflective optical components, to obtain improved performances and capabilities.

4. Advanced optical medical device technologies for medical diagnostics (2019 call): maturing a technology platform and providing access to novel, reliable, robust optical based devices for in-vivo and/or in-vitro medical diagnosis.

At least one proposal will be selected to cover each of these technologies. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 8 and 15 million would allow these to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should describe how the proposed work will contribute to the listed corresponding expected impacts and include baseline, targets and metrics to measure impact.

- Improve significantly the uptake of photonics technology by end-user industry, in particular SMEs, enabling a demonstrably more competitive European industry.

- Greatly accelerate the time to market.

- Create sustainable manufacturing capability in Europe.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-04-2018Photonics based manufacturing, access to photonics, datacom photonics and connected lightingd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Photonics research in Europe is widely recognized for its excellence; researchers however experience difficulties in demonstrating their conceptual breakthroughs. The challenge is to reinforce the innovation ecosystem by providing access to advanced photonics technology to researchers and thereby accelerating the deployment of the next generation of disruptive photonics technologies.

Photonic integration combined with cost-effective assembly and packaging processes enables a drastic level of miniaturization, reducing the costs of implementation and energy consumption. The challenge is to build capabilities for automated mass manufacturing of datacom photonics in Europe.

LED/OLED lighting is now becoming the dominant lighting technology and the market focus is shifting from energy efficiency to additional smart features. The challenge is the integration of lighting with the Internet of Things, offering new functionalities beyond illumination.

The development and application of innovative photonics based manufacturing solutions will open new ways of producing more goods with fewer raw materials, less energy and less waste. The challenge is to develop systems which deliver improved accuracy, power and control and which will enable the next generation of manufacturing in a range of industrial sectors.

Scope: The focus is on the following themes:

a) Innovation Actions

i. Access to advanced photonics for researchers: The objective is provide photonics and non-photonics researchers with a one-stop-shop access to a wide range of existing cutting edge technology platforms as well as services needed to facilitate their use (such as design, measurement and packaging).

ii. Enabling automated mass-manufacturing of datacom photonics products: Actions should demonstrate automated manufacturing of optical transceivers with transfer rates above 1Tb/s at competitive costs according to the interconnection distance. Actions should cover all manufacturing steps of proven designs from chip manufacturing to photonic/electronic integration through to packaging and testing, and final demonstration in a real environment. Standardisation should be addressed.

iii. Connected Lighting: The action should focus on integrating lighting infrastructure with the Internet of Things and demonstrating new functionalities such as visible light communication for indoor positioning and broadband data communication. Development and integration of new technologies as security and multicast communication into open architectures must be demonstrated in real environments. Standardisation of a reference architecture must be one of the main goals of the action.

Maximum one proposal will be selected to cover each of the themes i and iii. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 6 million would allow these themes to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Research and Innovation Actions

i. Highly Productive Ultra-Short Laser Systems for Fast Materials Processing: the development of ultra-short pulse laser systems with pulse durations in the nanosecond regime down to the femtosecond regime and with average beam power levels of at least 1kW enabling fast materials processing with minimal heat impact on the work piece. Pulse energies and wavelengths must be appropriate for the intended application. Proposals may include also the related monitoring and closed loop control aspects. The developed system should be demonstrated with a relevant industrial application.

ii. Tailored Laser Beams for Laser-based Manufacturing: new methods and schemes of beam shaping providing the optimal energy delivery on the work piece with a high spatial and temporal resolution. Proposals may include also the related monitoring and closed loop control aspects. The developed system should be demonstrated with a relevant industrial application.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 6 million would allow these themes to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should describe how the proposed work will contribute to the listed corresponding expected impacts and include baseline, targets and metrics to measure impact.

a) Innovation Actions

i. A strengthening European innovation ecosystem and improved cross fertilisation between photonics and other technology areas.

ii. Reduced manufacturing cost of PIC-based optical transceivers with transfer rates above 1Tb/s enabling massive deployment in datacenter environments (<1€/Gbps between racks and <0.1€/Gbps inside racks).

iii. European industrial leadership in a wide range of photonic applications and technologies enabling penetration of new markets as well as for established telecom and datacom applications. Demonstrable performance advantages in terms of sensitivity, speed, energy efficiency and robustness.

b) Research and Innovation Actions

i. Strengthening industrial manufacturing based on ultra-short pulse lasers and extending its field of applications by simultaneous improvement of precision and productivity; significant contribution to the digitization of European industry.

ii. Substantial contribution to digital photonic production with increased productivity, flexibility and customized products ("first time right") at significantly reduced costs.

Type of Action: Innovation action, Research and Innovation action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-25-2018-2020Interactive Technologiesd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond. This will directly impact a larger number of European industries ranging from the cultural and creative industries, manufacturing, robotic and healthcare to education, entertainment and media, enabling new business opportunities. The challenge is to forge a competitive and sustainable ecosystem of European technology providers in interactive technologies.

Scope: The scope includes: 1/ support a pan-European coordination effort to strengthen the collaboration among the constituency; 2/ increase the European innovation capacity through the development of new authoring tools and the access to a broader community;

a) Interactive Community Building (CSA)

To better coordinate stakeholders the focus should be on:

- elaborating a common research agenda and a technology transfer strategy;

- building a platform to gather and share knowledge, algorithms and tools for the development and use of new interactive technologies. This may include the development of a dedicated open operating system;

- providing broad access and technical support for the platform as well as promoting its existence and establishing links with other existing platforms;

- supporting research and development teams in the integration of their tools into the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes. Maximum 2M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to 100 00036 per third party.

This action should result in a unique access point for innovators, SMEs and industrial companies interested in taking-up European interactive technologies in their product and services development. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Future interaction (RIA)

To strengthen European research and industrial capacities the research and innovation actions should focus either on:

- Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, researching and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within both professional and private contexts.

- Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences, for instance through systems which are mobile, support additional senses, have higher accuracy or incorporate bio or environmental sensors.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: a) Establish a sustainable competitive ecosystem of European technology and solution providers for interactive technologies.

b) Strengthening European research and industrial capacities to develop future interactive devices.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

ICT-26-2018-2020Artificial Intelligenced.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key technology for the further development of the Internet and all future digital devices and applications. Driven by the wider availability of large amounts of data and increasingly higher performance computing and networking, AI brings additional autonomy to all types of physical and virtual artefacts and opens the door to a wave of innovations and opportunities. It is already transforming important sectors ranging from data analytics and Web platforms up to driverless vehicles and new generation of robots for our homes, hospitals, farms or factories.

The challenge is to fully exploit the potential of AI in the economy and society. Building notably on Europe's Scientific and Technology strengths in the field, the supported activities should reinforce industrial competitiveness across all sectors including for SMEs and non-tech industries and help address societal challenges (e.g. ageing, transport). The focus is on R&I areas in AI where collaborative work at European level can make a difference amidst the fierce world-wide competition in the field. The ambition is therefore to make AI technologies and resources available to developers and innovators in all sectors and actively engage with a wide user community, including non-AI experts.

Scope: The ultimate goal is a European AI-on-demand platform mobilising the European AI community to support businesses and sectors in accessing expertise, knowledge, algorithms and tools to successfully apply AI thereby generating market impact.

The platform should:

- serve as a central point to gather and provide access to AI-related knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- support potential users of AI in order to facilitate the integration of AI into applications;

- facilitate the interaction with existing data portals needed for AI algorithms, and resources, such as HPC or cloud computing, and support interoperability.

Research and Innovation Action - Building a European AI on-demand platform

The goal is to develop a European AI ecosystem bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available and making it a compelling solution for users, especially from non-tech sectors. The action should build on and link to existing relevant initiatives, including for instance existing platforms, data repositories, cloud computing, HPC. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Pilots and other relevant activities of this workprogramme, as appropriate. The action called for is expected to include the following activities:

- Mobilising the European AI community including researchers, businesses and start-ups to provide access to knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- Defining sustainable processes and structures (governance, access, business models, licensing, etc.) as well as developing a suitable software infrastructure (APIs and tools to aggregate existing tools and algorithms and to make them easily deployable in applications, as well as to access data and computing resources);

- Filling important technology gaps through challenge-based and/or user-driven research and innovation efforts. These efforts could have an application or technology focus, covering major domains such as robotics, IoT, CPS, intuitive interfaces, personalised applications, healthcare, manufacturing or agriculture;

- Gathering user requirements: based on representative set of its future users (researchers and industry). In particular, the research and innovation efforts expected from this action will have strong synergies with the platform building (providing user requirements, guiding its development, exploiting its resources, and contributing to its content) but additional efforts might be necessary to ensure that the needs of the various types of potential users of the platforms are represented;

- Putting in place a comprehensive service layer to facilitate the use and uptake of the platform both by end-users and researchers;

- Reaching out to new user domains and boosting the use of the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties to fund promising projects (selected through open competitive calls) exploiting the resources and services offered by the platform to foster technology transfer of AI-based solutions, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Conditions. Maximum 3M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to EUR 200.000 per third party38;

- Developing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for AI including ELSE (Ethical, Legal, Socio-Economic) aspects, taking into account and building on relevant initiatives and strategies (e.g.: Big Data PPP, Robotics PPP, AIOTI , CPS (CyPhERS), cybersecurity cPPP).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to 20 million € would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

- Building a sustainable AI-on-demand platform, becoming a reference, mobilising the entire European AI community, and ensuring a leading position for Europe in AI.

- Reinforcing European excellence and leading position worldwide in major research and application domains, especially through the research and innovation efforts to fill important technology gaps.

- Boosting technology transfer of AI, especially towards SMEs and non-technology sectors, and disseminating the economic benefits of AI to a large user base.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-3 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 232,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-25-2018-2020Interactive Technologiesd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-3 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 232,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond. This will directly impact a larger number of European industries ranging from the cultural and creative industries, manufacturing, robotic and healthcare to education, entertainment and media, enabling new business opportunities. The challenge is to forge a competitive and sustainable ecosystem of European technology providers in interactive technologies.

Scope: The scope includes: 1/ support a pan-European coordination effort to strengthen the collaboration among the constituency; 2/ increase the European innovation capacity through the development of new authoring tools and the access to a broader community;

a) Interactive Community Building (CSA)

To better coordinate stakeholders the focus should be on:

 elaborating a common research agenda and a technology transfer strategy;

 building a platform to gather and share knowledge, algorithms and tools for the development and use of new interactive technologies. This may include the development of a dedicated open operating system;

 providing broad access and technical support for the platform as well as promoting its existence and establishing links with other existing platforms;

 supporting research and development teams in the integration of their tools into the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes. Maximum 2M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to 100 00036 per third party.

This action should result in a unique access point for innovators, SMEs and industrial companies interested in taking-up European interactive technologies in their product and services development. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Future interaction (RIA)

To strengthen European research and industrial capacities the research and innovation actions should focus either on:

- Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, researching and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within both professional and private contexts.

- Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences, for instance through systems which are mobile, support additional senses, have higher accuracy or incorporate bio or environmental sensors.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact

a) Establish a sustainable competitive ecosystem of European technology and solution providers for interactive technologies.

b) Strengthening European research and industrial capacities to develop future interactive devices.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

ICT-03-2018-2019Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devicesd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Photonics is driving innovation in many different application areas. The challenge is to help European companies become more competitive by improving their business/production processes as well as products and services by means of photonics technology. The aim is to accelerate the design, development and uptake of photonics technology, by a wide range of industrial players, in particular SMEs by providing low-barrier access to volume production of advanced photonics components available to a wide range of industrial players, in particular SMEs which would otherwise not have easy access. Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines should form the basis for future Photonics Digital Innovation Hubs.

Scope: The focus is on Manufacturing Pilot Lines: actions should provide open access to manufacturing of advanced photonics components and systems and offer related services including design and characterization. They should cover all stages of manufacturing through to testing, provide a low entry barrier access to low and medium production volumes and the processes used should be scalable to high production volumes. Actions should include a validation of the pilot line offer with involvement of externals users in pre-commercial production runs. Activities should aim at long-term sustainability, including development of or integration into photonics innovation hubs.

Actions should make use of existing infrastructure and develop close links with on-going European and national initiatives in order to maximise impact. Proposals must present industrially relevant business cases for the manufacturing pilot line, a plan for long-term sustainability and a credible strategy for future high volume production in Europe at competitive cost.

Actions must address one or more of the following technologies.

1. Indium Phosphide (2018 call): providing open access to photonics integrated circuits based on Indium Phosphide, going beyond multi-project wafers and offering generic solutions for a wide class of applications.

2. Silicon Photonics (2018 call): providing open access to photonics integrated circuits based on Silicon Photonics, going beyond multi-project wafers and offering generic solutions for a wide class of applications.

3. Next generation free-form optics (2019 call): maturing a technology platform and providing access to optics with free-form shapes and exceptional surface finish, exploiting new optical materials and/or combining and integrating diffractive/refractive/reflective optical components, to obtain improved performances and capabilities.

4. Advanced optical medical device technologies for medical diagnostics (2019 call): maturing a technology platform and providing access to novel, reliable, robust optical based devices for in-vivo and/or in-vitro medical diagnosis.

At least one proposal will be selected to cover each of these technologies. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 8 and 15 million would allow these to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should describe how the proposed work will contribute to the listed corresponding expected impacts and include baseline, targets and metrics to measure impact.

- Improve significantly the uptake of photonics technology by end-user industry, in particular SMEs, enabling a demonstrably more competitive European industry.

- Greatly accelerate the time to market.

- Create sustainable manufacturing capability in Europe.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-06-2019Unconventional Nanoelectronicsd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to maintain Europe's position at the forefront of advanced nanoelectronic technologies developments. This is essential to ensure strategic electronic design and manufacturing capability in Europe avoiding critical dependencies from other regions. Advanced nanoelectronics technologies enable innovative solutions to industrial and societal challenges.

Scope: Projects will aim at demonstrating the viability of new approaches to computing components. The focus should be on demonstrating new concepts at transistor or circuit level which bring the potential of highly improved performance for generic or specific applications. This can be based on materials, computing unit architecture (transistor or beyond) as well as at circuit level. Still the focus is on devices and components, as well as related processing technologies.

The concept validation should be addressed in a controlled environment at a limited scale (laboratory, research line) amenable to transfer to larger scale developments in industrial environments (pilot lines, etc.).

Innovative concepts include, but are not limited to, the design, processing and integration of devices based on new approaches, e.g. spintronics, neuromorphic, resulting in computing devices and circuits. Proposals are expected to prove the industrial relevance of the intended approach.

The scope of the call covers Research & Innovation Actions on

- Energy-efficient computation devices beyond the current CMOS paradigm. These can address steep slope devices, quantum bits implemented in solid-state, spintronic-based devices, single electron devices, nanomechanical switches, etc.

- Energy-efficient computation circuit architectures. These can be based on the devices above but approaches based on neuromorphic computing or other hardware implementation are relevant.

- Specific technological developments may include (i) promising approaches for 3D stacks, both sequential and monolithic to address challenges of compactness, heat dissipation, reduced interconnect length, and (ii) development of cryogenic electronics to support advances in applications to computing (superconducting, quantum computing) or constraints faced in space. The aim is the demonstration of functionality at circuit level by integrating the adequate functional blocks.

- Design for advanced nanoelectronics technologies. Focus will be on design-technology solutions for energy efficiency, high reliability and robustness. All above topics can be addressed as well as the issues related to improving the devices and circuits in the advanced technology nodes.

The proposed demonstrations are expected to be validated in laboratory (TRL 4).

Proposal are also expected to specify the road to industrialisation and establish links to applications likely to benefit from the development.

In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with countries that have substantial research in the area (e.g. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should address one or more of the following impact criteria and provide metrics to measure and monitor success.

- Identify applications likely to benefit from the intended approach with indication of key parameters (power, energy-efficiency, size, frequency, and cost) and quantitative targets to be achieved (figures of merit).

- Contribute to the mid-term viability of the European Nanoelectronics industry ensuring that new technologies with high potential for computing emerge in time to be taken up by industry.

- Sustain the technological integration requirements by focussing on challenging 3D integration issues as well as for electronics at cryogenic temperature.

- Contribute to the European industry capability to design advanced circuits for its needs.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

ICT-08-2019Security and resilience for collaborative manufacturing environmentsd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: As addressed in the multi-annual roadmap7 of the FoF cPPP, physically-entangled systems used in manufacturing environments have some specific requirements in terms of reliability and security, which are now challenged by the need for manufacturing facilities to be digitally connected with external partners in the value chain. While free flow of data is a primary requirement for digitisation of industry, it poses significant challenges in terms of data security, which cannot be solved easily because the factory of the future must exchange digital information with the outside world just like raw materials and components. There is a need to develop practically usable solutions which can guarantee an adequate level of security without limiting the capability to exchange data and information both on the manufacturing floor and beyond the factory.

Scope: Proposals need to develop tools and services guaranteeing an adequate level of data security for digital collaboration between manufacturing environments and value chains. Solutions need to be practically usable in real manufacturing facilities, taking into account the operational requirements needed for factory usage in real-world conditions, including reliability and resilience. Issues of threat detection and implementation of countermeasures should be addressed, as well as evolution and real-time response when needed. Semi-autonomous or fully autonomous solutions, requiring little or no local supervision are encouraged.

Proposals will target TRL 5 to 7, and will include at least one use case which will demonstrate measurable and significant improvements over state of the art tools and methods under real-world conditions. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Take-up by industry of practically usable solutions which guarantee significantly increased cyber-security levels in daily operations for manufacturing facilities and other actors in the value chains.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

ICT-09-2019-2020Robotics in Application Areasd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: While robots originated in large-scale mass manufacturing, they are now spreading to more and more application areas. In these new settings, robots are often faced with new technical and non-technical challenges. The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent a more widespread adoption of robots. Four Priority Areas (PAs) are targeted: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.

User needs, ethical, legal, societal and economic aspects should be addressed in order to raise awareness and take-up by citizens and businesses. Privacy and cybersecurity issues, including security by design and data integrity should also be addressed, where appropriate.

Scope: a) Research and Innovation boosting promising robotics applications

Innovative approaches to hard research problems in relation to applications of robotics in promising new areas are particularly encouraged. Proposals are expected to enable substantially improved solutions to challenging technical issues, with a view of take-up in applications with high socio-economic impact. Driven by application needs, the work can start from research at low TRL, but proposals are expected to validate their results in realistic environments in order to demonstrate the potential for take-up in the selected application(s).

The call is open to all robotics-related research topics and to all new application areas. Excluded are the four priority areas which are already covered elsewhere in this work programme: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food and agile production. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Platforms and other relevant activities of this work programme, as appropriate.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €3 million and €5 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Innovation Actions - Robotics for infrastructure inspection and maintenance

Establish large-scale pilots capable of demonstrating the use of robotics at scale in actual or highly realistic operating environments; showcase advanced prototype applications built around platforms operating in real or near-real environments and demonstrate high levels of socio-economic impact.

Through large-scale pilots, proposals are expected to make a significant step forward in platform development in the area of infrastructure inspection and maintenance. Starting from suitable reference architectures, platform interfaces are defined, tested via piloting, and supported via ecosystem building preparing their roll-out, and are being evolved over time into standards.

Each proposal is expected to establish large scale pilots. They are expected to: consider utilising existing infrastructure and links to other European, national or private funding-sources; identify the long-term sustainability of the pilot; develop scalable technical solutions capable of meeting performance targets; develop metrics and performance measures for the pilot; engage relevant industry stakeholders, including SMEs, in the provision and operation of the pilot. Proposals will be expected to dedicate resources to disseminate best practice and coordinate access to platforms and demonstrators, in particular in connecting with the Robotics DIHs and Core Technologies actions and other relevant activities, in H2020 and beyond.

Pilots are expected to address both technical and non-technical issues, such as socio-economic impact, novel business models, legal and regulatory, ethical and cyber-security issues and connections to Big Data and IoT.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €7 million and €9 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

c) Robotics Competitions

Competitions aims at reducing technical and commercial risks by allowing commercial and technical performance data to be gathered and assessed. They provide a real or near-real operating environment for long-term trials and the testing of deployment strategies.

Proposals (CSA) should address the delivery of challenge-led, robotics competitions focusing on the four application areas prioritised: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food, and Agile Production. Besides the technological objectives, proposals are also expected to stimulate public engagement and engage with the Robotics DIHs. Proposals should address all aspects of running competitions as public events, and engage with the media and public. Proposals should seek to mobilise external partners in sponsoring and setting up the competitions.

Expected Impact: a)

- Strengthening European excellence in Robotics S&T

- Boosting the use of robotics in promising application areas

- Opening up new markets for robotics

- Lowering barriers in the deployment of robotics-based solutions.

b)

- Demonstration of the potential for robotics to impact at scale in the chosen application areas prioritised in this call (infrastructure inspection and maintenance).

- Reduction of technical and commercial risk in the deployment of services based on robotic actors within the selected application area.

- Greater understanding from the application stakeholders of the potential for deploying robotics.

- Demonstration of platforms operating over extended time periods in near realistic environments and promotion of their use.

- Develop the eco-system around the prioritised application areas to stimulate deployment.

- Contribution to the development of open, industry-led or de facto standards

c)

- Greater public exposure to actual robotics capability.

- Greater engagement with competitions from commercial organisations in the four prioritised application areas: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action, Innovation action

   

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LC-SC3-RES-15-2019Increase the competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industryd.l. 11-12-2018
Call H2020-LC-SC3-RES-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
RES-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 115,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The EU PV manufacturing industry has faced strong foreign competition in the last years, which has led to a dramatic reduction of its production capacity. The challenge is to develop innovative manufacturing solutions, spanning the entire production chain, that substantially improve competitiveness of the EU PV manufacturing industry and help regain a part of the potentially increasing worldwide PV market, while creating more secure and sustainable supply chains for the EU PV market. This challenge is in line with the priority identified in SET-Plan for an Initiative for Global Leadership in PV .

Scope: Demonstrating manufacturing innovation as well as product innovation for highly performing PV technologies (e.g. crystalline-silicon, thin-film and concentration PV). Innovative solutions will be demonstrated at pilot-line level, showing the potential to be scaled up to GW-size, high-yield-throughput and cost-effective industrial production of high-efficiency cells and modules. Possible examples range from the optimization of one or more steps in the value chain (by e.g. increased automation, laser processing, etc.) to the tailored development of production equipment, to the enhanced durability and/or recyclability of the final product, to the demonstration of production routes for cells and modules based on innovative materials and/or architectures (e.g. perovskite/crystalline-silicon tandem cells).

Proposals are expected to bring the technology from TRL 5-6 to 6-7 (please see part G of the General Annexes). 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 10 to 13 million would allow this challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Successful projects are expected to trigger new investments in the EU PV industry, via the establishment of pilot lines which target innovative/optimised production processes and/or tailored development of equipment for mainstream power PV technologies. The proposed solutions are expected to show the potential for cost and performance competitiveness of the final product.

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

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FETFLAG-01-2018Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagshipsd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases: a 1ª fase termina a 20/02/2018 e a segunda fase 18/09/2018. (Apenas as propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase
Specific Challenge: FET Flagships are science- and technology-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives built around a visionary unifying goal. They tackle grand science and technology (S&T) challenges requiring cooperation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. FET Flagships should provide a strong and broad basis for future innovation and economic exploitation, as well as novel benefits for society of a potential high impact. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a collaborative, long-term sustained cooperation effort. This topic aims at launching Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare new candidate FET Flagships.

Scope: Proposals should contain a description of a potential FET Flagship and how this is to be matured over the course of the preparatory action into a more complete blueprint.

Firstly, proposals should describe the FET Flagship initiative they propose to further develop through this preparatory action, by specifically addressing the following three key issues:What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • Impact (why it is good for Europe): will it bring major impact on economy and society as well as on science and technology; why and how is it relevant for the European industry; how does it build on existing scientific excellence in Europe; what is its innovation potential that would benefit Europe's economy and/or society; how would it uniquely position Europe with respect to relevant developments and initiatives existing in other regions in the world.
  • Integration and European added value: is it well positioned to address its grand S&T challenge in terms of large-scale integration across disciplines and the involvement of relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large; does critical mass in terms of research excellence and industrial capabilities exist in Europe needed to address the challenge; what is the estimated scale of the effort required to reach the objectives and how long will it take to do so; and, are there similar initiatives existing at regional, national or European level and what is the added value of such an effort.

Secondly, proposals should describe how the activities of the preparatory action will involve stakeholders over the course of up to 12 months (indicative), to arrive at a complete design and description of a candidate FET Flagship initiative. Specifically, they should describe the proposed activities for further developing the Flagship's unifying goal and its underlying S&T roadmap; attracting industry's endorsement and participation; further developing their consortium and its governance structure and attracting large public support.

Proposals should consider multidisciplinary aspects, including where relevant social sciences and humanities. They must also describe a clear strategy for dissemination and citizen engagement; and, in close cooperation with other proposals for preparatory actions that will be selected from this call, jointly organise and participate in an event addressing stakeholders including scientific communities, policy makers and the wider public and aiming at disseminating the main objectives and findings of the actions.

At the end of the action, the design and description of the candidate Flagship should include the following elements:
  • A consolidated vision based on a well-defined unifying goal articulated in terms of S&T objectives and of its targeted impact on economy and society.
  • A strategic long-term research roadmap, showing how the unifying goal can be realised and what the major milestones are, situating the Flagship in the global landscape and demonstrating a credible path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.
  • A blueprint for the Flagship's implementation setting out the overall collaboration and S&T framework, the identification of necessary competencies and resources including infrastructure aspects, and openness of the initiative.
  • An effective scientific leadership and governance structure based on lessons learned from the present Flagships, describing the coordination and decision-making structures of the Flagship, the role of industry and the relations with Member States and countries associated with Horizon 2020, with the Commission and with the relevant funding agencies and national research initiatives.
  • Support from and involvement of industry, giving a view on avenues for exploitation and further strengthening of European industry in the global landscape, including stimulating the emergence and growth of innovative value chains.
  • An approach to address responsible research and innovation, in particular aspects such as education, gender aspects and societal, ethical and legal implications.

Proposals for candidate FET Flagships must target a visionary unifying goal within one of the following three main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and Life Sciences; or Energy, Environment and Climate change. They should present a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the relevant communities to address their unifying goal. Proposals must clearly specify which of the three areas they target. In each of these areas at least one and at most two proposals for Flagship preparatory actions will be selected for funding.

(1) ICT and Connected Society

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering: Novel nano-engineered materials and systems with properties enabling the design and manufacturing of radically new ICT components and devices creating disruptive technologies and market opportunities, for example in energy efficiency, data processing, smart manufacturing, smart interfaces, nano-bio devices, etc.
  • Robotics, Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence: a new generation of robotics tec
  • nologies including soft and flexible robotics, bio-inspired robotics, new approaches to human-machine interaction and cooperation, cognition and artificial intelligence, giving rise to much smarter systems performing sophisticated functions opening radically new opportunities to address societal and economic challenges.
  • ICT for Social Interaction and Culture: new ICT technologies and approaches for empowering deep social interactions across diverse cultures, languages, goals, values, etc.; for understanding large-scale complex socio-technical systems and their interactions, interdependencies and evolutions and avenues for exploiting this understanding; and/or for collecting, preserving, studying and promoting Europe'sunique cultural heritage and exploiting these to achieve major societal or economic benefits.

(2) Health and the Life Sciences

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Disruptive technologies to Revolutionise Healthcare: New technologies and approaches aiming at a paradigm shift in the field of individualised prevention, prediction and treatment of diseases. This includes among others bioinformatics and modelling approaches to use patients' genetic expression patterns, metabolism and derived systems; novel and innovative nano-medicine approaches (e.g. technologies for novel sensors and imaging, organ-on-a-chip and bio-electronic medicine, drug delivery,…); network medicine; neuro-prosthetic technologies; regenerative medicine and biofabrication techniques to reprogram or replace human cells, tissues and whole organs and to integrate these in functioning body systems.
  • Understanding Life by Exploring the Genome and the Cell: Novel technologies and approaches that enable a paradigm shift in studying and understanding the foundational building blocks of life, for example the functioning of the cell, and of cells within organisms, including structure and dynamics, and the full multi-omics (genome/epigenome/proteome/metabolome/connectome etc.) and their interactions. This will open up radically new opportunities such as developing novel nano-bio devices and technologies, advanced screening methods and analytical and morphological technologies, advanced therapies and contribute to the understanding of biological processes and pathological mechanisms.


(3) Energy, Environment and Climate change

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Earth, Climate Change and Natural Resources: New technologies and approaches for high-precision modelling and simulation, including the necessary data integration, that enable an in-depth understanding of the earth, natural hazards and climate change. Their exploitation and use should open up new opportunities for helping to manage/mitigate their effects and impacts on human activity and natural resources in a sustainable way in specific areas such as: agriculture (ensuring food security and sustainable farming), forestry, fisheries, protecting/restoring natural ecosystems, energy supply and demand, etc.
  • Radically new Energy Production, Conversion and Storage devices and systems: Disruptive technologies aiming at a paradigm shift in renewable energy by exploring and exploiting radically new principles and novel materials that can substantially reduce Europe's dependence on fossil fuels and open new industrial opportunities for their exploitation and sustainable development.


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: For the CSA:

  • Fully developed candidate FET Flagship initiatives supported by key stakeholders (e.g., academic research communities, industry, public authorities …).

For the proposed Flagships:

  • Key benefits for economy and society based on significant advances on science and technology. This should be demonstrated by e.g. potential for S&T breakthroughs, industrial support, added value for Europe, potential for increasing European competitiveness, potential for societal benefits, etc.
  • Long-lasting structuring effect on research efforts in Europe, anchor point for international cooperation and the nurturing of talent through the training of a new generation of researchers.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETFLAG-02-2018ERA-NET Cofund for FET Flagshipsd.l. 18-09-2018
Call FETFLAG-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To fund partnering projects (PPs) and coordinate the national activities and support of Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) to the Graphene and HBP Flagships. PPs are projects funded from other sources (e.g. by national/regional funding) which address areas relevant for the Flagships and contribute to their objectives.

Scope: One follow-up action to the FLAG-ERA II ERA-NET Cofund action (http://www.flagera.eu/) aiming to coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national and regional research programmes to fund PPs of the two Flagships by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties, possibly followed by further joint calls without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities between the participating funding agencies in support of the two Flagships.
Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes for realising the research goals of the FET Flagships.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund
 
FETFLAG-03-2018FET Flagship on Quantum Technologiesd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 132,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To build a strongly networked European Quantum Technologies (QT) community around the common goals defined in the Strategic Research Agenda19. To create the European ecosystem that will deliver the knowledge, technologies and open research infrastructures and testbeds necessary for the development of a world-leading knowledge- based industry in Europe, leading to long-term economic, scientific and societal benefits. To move advanced quantum technologies from the laboratory to industry with concrete prototype applications and marketable products while advancing at the same time the fundamental science basis, in order to continuously identify new applications and find better solutions for solving outstanding scientific or technology challenges.

Scope: A. Research and Innovation Actions

Proposals are expected to address a mix of quantum technology challenges addressing one or more of the following areas, integrating different aspects like physics, engineering, computer science, theory, algorithms, software, manufacturing, control, infrastructures, etc. Each activity should clearly move the technology up the TRL scale. For areas a. to d., proposals can integrate various activities covering the whole value chain, from fundamental to applied research, and with other types of activity, including demonstrators, etc., as appropriate.

a.    Quantum Communication: Development of state-of-the art network devices, applications and systems (memories, quantum repeaters, network equipment, high throughput miniaturised quantum random number generators, etc.) for quantum communication mesh- networks. Proposals should target cost-effective solutions, devices and systems compatible with existing communication networks and standard cryptography systems, as well as device- independent protocols. Each proposal should address aspects like engineering, protocols, certification, software, algorithms. Actions should include validation of the proposed solution, proof of its suitability for the targeted application and benchmarking with respect to relevant targets set by the CSA22 in this area.
b.    Quantum Computing Systems: The development of open quantum computer experimental systems and platforms23, integrating the key building blocks such as quantum processors (>10qubits) with limited qubit overhead, control electronics, software stack,algorithms, applications, etc. Work should address the scalability towards large systems (>100 qubits), the verification and validation of the quantum computation, fault-tolerance and solving a concrete computational problem to demonstrate the quantum advantage. Projects should foresee benchmarking activities. Benchmarks will be identified by the CSA24 for all the platforms selected in this area.
c.    Quantum Simulation: Proposals should aim at delivering operational demonstrators, based on existing physical platforms that have shown a clear perspective to achieve more than 50 interacting quantum units and / or full local control. They should work towards demonstrating a certified quantum advantage for solving difficult scientific or industrial problems (e.g. material design, logistics, scheduling, machine learning, optimisation, artificial intelligence, drug discovery, etc.). The proposed solutions need to include the development of protocols, validation schemes and control, simulation software, system configuration and optimisation. Work should address the scalability towards larger systems with more qubits. Projects should foresee benchmarking activities related to real life applications. Benchmarks will be identified by the CSA25 for all the platforms selected in this area. Hybrid architectures are also to be considered under this area when relevant.
d.    Quantum Metrology and Sensing: Quantum sensors for specific application areas such as imaging, healthcare, geo-sciences, outdoor and indoor navigation, time or frequency, magnetic or electrical measurements, etc. … as well as novel measurement standards 26 , making use of the advances in controlling the fundamental quantum properties. It is expected that the work will lead to practical sensing devices, imaging systems and quantum standards that employ quantum coherence and outperform classical counterparts (resolution, stability) targeting TRL 3 and 4 and showing potential for further miniaturisation/integration into industrial systems.
e.    Fundamental science: Research and development of basic theories and components, addressing a foundational challenge of relevance for the development of quantum technologies in at least one of the four areas a.-d. described above, to improve the performance of the components or subsystems targeted in those areas. Proposals must clearly indicate how they support a challenge for one or more of these areas.
For areas a. to d., proposals should be based on a close cooperation between academia and industry, define output and impact KPIs27, include technology benchmarking against other approaches, and include user requirements.

For areas a. to c. above, proposals should seek synergies with relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes running in these areas. They shall clearly specify how they are connected to the programmes and / or how they will incorporate the platforms, testbeds and infrastructures existing in Europe, how they will attract and build communitie around them for openly promoting further technology developments as well as testing and benchmarking in the field and how they build on top of these to create European added value. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

The Commission considers that proposals for Research and Innovation Actions requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 10 million would allow the areas a. to d. to be addressed appropriately; and proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 2 and 3 million would allow the area e. to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

When appropriate, proposals may provide financial support to third parties established in a EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 and in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, for example to access specific expertise or infrastructure. The consortium will define the selection process of third parties for which financial support will  be granted (with a maximum of EUR 100 00028 per party). A maximum of 10% of the EU funding requested by the proposal should be allocated to this purpose.

All projects shall make provisions to actively participate in the common activities of the Quantum Flagship and in particular: coordinate technical work with the other selected  projects of the Flagship; and contribute to the activities of the Coordination and Support Action defined under item B. below.

Note that special Grant Conditions will apply for projects granted under this topic. Please see under Call Conditions.

B.    Coordination and Support Action

Proposals should aim at coordinating the relevant stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry participating in the Flagship initiative. In particular, it is expected to establish a communication platform, facilitate dialogue, promote the objectives of the Flagship and monitor the progress, support the governance structure, organize outreach events (including addressing the impact of technology development on economy and society), identify training and education needs and promote European curricula in quantum engineering, identify and coordinate relevant standardisation, IPR actions, and international collaboration and help networking of respective national and international activities in the field. The action will also identify, together with the community, benchmarks for all communication/computing/simulation platforms selected under areas a. to c. of the Research and Innovation Actions described under item A. above.

It is expected that such an activity is driven by the relevant actors of the field including academia, RTOs and industry.

The Commission considers that proposals for Coordination and Support Actions requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:
A. Research and Innovation Actions
  • Contribute to the strategic objectives of the Flagship;
  • Expand European leadership and excellence in quantum technologies;
  • Scientific breakthroughs that form the basis for future technologies;
  • Synergetic collaboration with existing European platforms and infrastructures;
  • Kick-start a competitive European quantum industry;
  • Availability of open platforms and infrastructures accessible to the European Quantum technologies Community.

B.    Coordination and Support Action
  • A well-coordinated European initiative on Quantum Technologies, involving all relevant stakeholders and linked with relevant international, national and regional programmes, while assuring an efficient support to the governance of the Flagship;
  • Spreading of excellence on Quantum Technologies across Europe, increased awareness of European activities and availability of European curricula in the field.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

FETHPC-01-2018International Cooperation on HPCd.l. 15-05-2018
Call FETHPC-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – High Performance Computing
Orçamento 4,00 M€
Specific Challenge: The aim is to develop strategic partnership in HPC with Brazil and Mexico that enables advancing the work on HPC applications in domains of common interest. Brazilian and Mexican partners will not be funded by the EU and they are expected to participate in the project with their own funding.

Scope:
a) Cooperation with Mexico: in the frame of the Bilateral Agreement on Science and Technology between the European Union and the United States of Mexico, collaboration for the development of state-of-the-art HPC applications (codes, algorithms, software tools, etc.) in domains of common interest such as energy (including oil, renewables, wind, etc.), life sciences, earth sciences, climate change and air pollution, and natural disasters, among others.

b) Cooperation with Brazil:
developing state-of-the-art HPC applications in domains of common interest, such as in eHealth and drug design (e.g., related to diseases such as Zikaand Dengue) or energy (e.g., renewables or management of natural resources). Proposals should put emphasis on application development towards exascale performance, develop codes, algorithms, other software tools, big data analytics, and hardware where appropriate. Proposals should ensure access to and using relevant big data suites as needed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Mexico and up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Brazil would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Improved international cooperation of EU-Mexico and EU-Brazil research and industrial communities on advanced HPC application development.
  • Improved sharing of information and expertise to solve common societal problems with the use of advanced computing.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

FETHPC-02-2019Extreme scale computing technologies, methods and algorithms for key applications and support to the HPC ecosystemd.l. 24-09-2019
Call FETHPC-02-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – High Performance Computing
Orçamento 68,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To develop world-class extreme scale, power-efficient and highly resilient High Performance Computing and data technologies, and to provide support for a sustainable exascale HPC ecosystem in Europe, enabling collaborations among the relevant stakeholders.

Scope: A. Research and Innovation Actions

Proposals should address the development of extreme scale computing technologies, methods and algorithms through a strong co-design approach driven by ambitious extreme computing and data applications and in close cooperation with the scientific disciplines and stakeholders concerned.
The designs of the technology should respond to critical demands of performance, energy efficiency, scale, resilience, programmability, dynamic workflows etc. Proposals should describe clear metrics and targets when addressing these demands, quantify progress with respect to the state-of-the-art, and address the research challenges with a holistic view and their impact on the whole computational process including data movement and storage.
Proposals should clearly articulate how research will have a significant impact in enabling ambitious extreme-scale scientific and engineering applications.

Where relevant, proposals should also provide a path towards long-term standardisation of the technologies (e.g. system software architecture, programming models, APIs, etc).

Proposals should clearly identify and address at least one of the following areas:
a.    System software and management, addressing adaptive and dynamic scheduling; heterogeneity of system components; efficient data access, transfers and communication, novel execution models for emerging HPC and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) usages, etc.
b.    Programming environments, reducing programming complexity and increasing scalability through advancements throughout the programming model and system software stack, and addressing code maintainability and functional portability across existing and future architectures and systems. Interoperability throughout the programming environment should be addressed.
c.    I/O and storage environment for data-centric extreme scale computing addressing overall system performance predictability, feature-rich and flexible data access and storage system API’s, backup and retrieval of extreme volumes of data and systems operation in virtualised operating environment.
d.    Data-intensive supercomputing and emerging HPC use modes addressing efficient implementation of established Big Data software frameworks and workloads on extreme-scale HPC systems, including the integration of Big Data and HPC programming models; algorithmic research addressing Machine Learning on HPC systems; interactive use of HPC resources for real time data analysis.
e.    Mathematical methods and algorithms for extreme scalability of computing and data with impact in system energy reduction and resilience, and addressing the usability and the efficient implementation on different HPC architectures. Work should link to HPC and extreme scale data architectures and technologies as well as to relevant applications (e.g. challenges identified by the European Centres of Excellence on HPC).

The Commission considers that proposals for Research and Innovation Actions requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 and 10 million and a duration of 3 years would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts and duration.

Note that special Grant Conditions will apply for projects granted under this topic. Please see under Call Conditions.

B.    Coordination and Support Action

To boost a sustainable European HPC ecosystem by providing activities to structure the community, to promote collaborations and synergies among Horizon 2020 HPC projects, Centres of Excellence on HPC (CoEs), Extreme scale Demonstrators (EsD), to create links with Big Data related activities, and to follow up and cooperate with other relevant international HPC activities. A specific focus will be given to the convergence of HPC and HPDA (High Performance Data Analytics). Activities should also address the following:
  • coordinate the European HPC strategy, and monitor and measure its implementation,
  • produce roadmaps for HPC technology and applications, covering also the post-exascale, and evaluate them through impact monitoring
  • promote the European strategy and the results of the European HPC ecosystem (including at international level), engage with HPC users and foster industry take-up
  • build and maintain relations with other relevant international HPC activities
  • support the generation of young talent.

This coordination and support action should be driven by the relevant actors in the HPC field. It is expected that only one proposal will be selected.

The Commission considers that proposals for Coordination and Support Actions requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: A. Research and Innovation Actions

  • Contribution to the realisation of the ETP4HPC Strategic Research Agenda
  • Addressing important segments of the broader and/or emerging HPC markets, especially extreme-computing, emerging use modes and extreme-data HPC systems, and addressing where relevant the path to industrialisation of results
  • Strengthening competitiveness and leadership of European industry & science, in particular of European technology supply
  • European excellence in mathematics and algorithms for extreme scale HPC systems and applications working with extreme scale data
  • Impact on key scientific or industrial applications with relevance to societal challenges

B.    Coordination and Support Action

  • strengthening the European research and industrial leadership in the supply, operation and use of HPC and HPDA systems
  • contribution to the realisation of the ETP4HPC Strategic Research Agenda
  • structuring the efforts of stakeholders for implementing the European HPC strategy
  • reinforced cooperation in international endeavours on HPC

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2018FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 16-05-2018
Call FETOPEN-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 123,70 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 24-01-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 160,40 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019.2FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 18-09-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019.2 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 16,04 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2020FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 13-05-2020
Call FETOPEN-01-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 203,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-02-2018FET-Open Coordination and Support Actionsd.l. 11-04-2018
Call FETOPEN-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to promote excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Scope: Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) should be driven by relevant actors in the research field and address only one of the following sub-topics:

a. FET Communication and Outreach: Support communication activities on the FET programme and its achievements and outreach actions targeting a wide range of audiences including the general public, and going well beyond the world of academia and research. This shall stimulate the emergence of a FET community and its connection to relevant multipliers and other stakeholder networks. The activities shall use a diversity of channels and interventions (for example news items, social media, interviews, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, code camps and participatory actions for wider engagement).

b. FET Innovation: Stimulate the impact on innovation from FET-funded research and improving the innovation readiness levels of FET results, for example by providing a kind of “market place” for FET technologies, by connecting the world of research with that of, potential users, technology leaders, technology transfer organisations, entrepreneurs, investors or alternative financing channels.

c. FET Observatory: Ongoing and systematic identification of new and emerging technologies from FET portfolio analysis, trends analysis (using for instance bibliometric tools, media watch, consultations and workshops) and broader horizon scanning (beyond research), including also consideration of ethical implications, gender differences and long-term impacts on society and humankind.

Specificity to the nature of FET is a must (e.g., upstream positioning, interdisciplinarity, high- risk, novelty, long-term impact,...).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million (and up to 0.7 million for a.) would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Strengthening globally recognised European leadership in the early exploration of visionary, new and emerging technologies and with a strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers.
  • Improved long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward.
  • Improved readiness across Europe to engage in inter-disciplinary research collaboration and to take up new, open and responsible research and innovation practices, with due attention to aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action
 
FETOPEN-03-2018FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 16-10-2018
Call FETOPEN-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,50 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2019FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 08-10-2019
Call FETOPEN-03-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,70 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETOPEN-03-2020FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 14-10-2020
Call FETOPEN-03-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 3,00 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETPROACT-01-2018FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communitiesd.l. 22-03-2018
Call FETPROACT-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 88,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. To foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise. To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:
a.    Artificial organs, tissues, cells and sub-cellular structures. Merging the growing understanding of genome, proteome, metabolome and cell behaviour with strategies for the engineering and use of biological and hybrid functional constructs is the core of this initiative. Proposals should build on recent advances in integrative biology (including modelling and simulation) and bio-engineering for engineering biological, artificial or hybrid sub-cellular systems (e.g., synapses, organelles, vesicles), highly specific cell assemblies (including microbial) and proper differentiation, tissues, organs or multi-organ systems. Examples of long-term research targets include synthetic cell building, cell assembly, and organ reproduction, replacement, control or repair of vital organ functions (e.g., following ageing, trauma or disease), their use in the development of personalised treatment, drugs or vaccines, and high-throughput organ- and body-on-chip technologies.
b.    Time. This initiative seeks new technological possibilities inspired by notions of time, not seen as a given and singular background against which things unfold, but rather as a resource that can be experienced and used in different ways. Highly interdisciplinary research could address, for instance, technologies for subjective time awareness (and its neural basis) and distortion (e.g., contextual, emotional, pathological); for studying the role of time in processeslike aging, healing, learning or evolution and how this can be influenced (e.g., stimulation) or changed in different 'materialities' (combining insights from biological or computational evolution, for instance); or modeling to understand and better anticipate non-linear temporality in complex systems (such as in economies, societies, climate ...). Technologies in, for instance, extreme electronics/photonics, data-streams analytics, time aware artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, bio-engineering or neuroprosthetics could demonstrate new ways to represent, modulate, duplicate or differently experience and use time, thus altering our relationship with time (at individual and collective but differentiated level – e.g., according to gender or culture) and with impacts on, for instance, quality of life, therapy, learning, productivity, social and environmental awareness or the better understanding and management of natural hazards.
c.    Living technologies. This initiative seeks to build on the emerging understanding from evolutionary biology, ethology, micro-, plant- and animal biology of essential features of living systems such as physical autonomy, growth, interaction and enaction, adaptation and evolution, among others. The aim is to create new functional biological, technological or hybrid artefacts, with similar capabilities of purposeful stability and change. This can also lead to hybrid materials and systems with programmable features of shape, structure, functionality and evolvability (including for their use in bio-robotics or bio-engineering), potentially constructed from naturally existing complexes, through synthetic biology, systems biology and /or chemical biology. New insights into the multi-level mathematics and complexity of living systems or the boundaries/characteristics of life may also emerge from this. Work on ethical implications should be included.
d.    Socially interactive technologies. There is a growing understanding of the changes at cognitive, neural and physiological levels from group interactions in realistic settings, from pairs to large groups and crowds. Based on this, this initiative seeks new technologies for deeper social interaction involving, for instance, context, culture, emotion, and factors of embodiment and cognition. Realistic and larger contexts require new experimental tools and paradigms, combining social sciences and humanities with neuroscience, engineering and computing in new ways. This will lead to new socially interactive media with radical improvement for building trust and understanding, social integration, engagement, collaboration, learning, creativity, entertainment, education and wellbeing, among others. Work on ethical implications and gender should be included.
e.    Disruptive micro-energy and storage technologies. This initiative seeks radically new approaches to energy for embedded, personal or local use (including bio-mimicking, the use of soft or intelligent materials to generate, capture or store energy or the development of new types of batteries). Proposals could target in particular the lower end (i.e., micro-energy or nano-scale energy transfer, dissipation and conversion) and/or new technologies for optimal local (close to where-needed) energy storage/release and their smart integration within hybrid/distributed energy systems. Proposals should also address aspects of sustainability and environmental impact.
f.    Topological matter, strongly based on topology and quantum physics, is a rapidly emerging area that after an initial focus on insulators now touches the whole range of material properties, providing advances in spintronics, photonics, plasmas, mechanics, superconductivity, elasticity, acoustics and their combinations, among others. Here concept development together with design, realisation and testing of topological devices are called for to unleash the promise of topological matter beyond the pure physics and mathematics aspects. The much expected robustness, wide spectral range and topologically-protected spin- and transport properties call for an engineering approach to apply the multi-physics of wave- matter interactions to novel, potentially lossless communication components and circuits. Challenges to be addressed include compact designs and fabrication technologies, setting figures of merit and benchmarks relevant to functions.

FET Proactive projects shall establish a solid baseline of knowledge and skills and assemble the interdisciplinary communities around them. They shall further foster the emergence of a broader innovation ecosystem and create a fertile ground for future take-up of its new technological paradigm (e.g., public engagement, informal education, policy debate).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 4 to 7 million (but up to EUR 5 million for proposals on the sub-topics of 'Time' and 'Topological matter') and with a duration of up to 5 years would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals of different size and duration.
This topic allows for the provision of financial support to third parties established in an EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, either to enhance impacts through punctual small scale experimentation and use of project results by third parties, or to award a prize following a contest organised by the beneficiaries.

Expected Impact:
  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation and consolidation of a radically new future technology.
  • Potential for future returns in terms of societal or economic innovation or market creation.
  • Spreading excellence and building leading innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young, researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 202010.
  • Build-up of a goal oriented interdisciplinary community (within and beyond the consortium).
  • Emergence of an innovation ecosystem around a future technology in the theme addressed from outreach to and partnership with high potential actors in research and innovation, and from wider stakeholder/public engagement, with due consideration of aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Research and Innovation action

FETPROACT-02-2018Community building in Neuromorphic Computing Technologiesd.l. 22-03-2018
Call FETPROACT-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 0,50 M€
Specific Challenge: To network and coordinate the efforts of the European academic and industrial research and innovation communities in neuromorphic computing (NMC) technologies. To showcase a wide variety of NMC technologies and their applicability in cognitive computing, capitalising on their key benefits such as greater flexibility, efficiency and their adaptive and permanent learning capabilities. To stimulate wide industrial interest and further public-private investment in the field, accelerating technology transfer, take-up and innovation within an expanding European NMC eco-system.

Scope: Proposals should aim at networking and coordinating the efforts of the relevant NMC stakeholders, notably academia, RTOs and industry by addressing the following: constituency/eco-system building, through dedicated events, and the fostering of collaboration among related research and innovation projects in Europe to facilitate the matching of NMC technologies with industrial needs; joint research and innovation road mapping of NMC technologies and solutions in different application domains; pre-normative and education activities and; pre-normative and education activities and harmonised benchmarking of NMC solutions in the different application domains; and wide diffusion of NMC technologies, including by supporting the promotion of technology cases and eye-opening demonstrators in promising industry sectors such as automotive, robotics, manufacturing and more generally for big data analysis, learning and adaptation to evolving contexts of operation.

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:
  • Increased synergies and collaboration between research and innovation projects in Europe;
  • Increased synergies across national and European Programmes supporting NMC technologies;
  • Increased industrial support and engagement in jointly developing NMC solutions in key applications domains backed up by a high-quality research and innovation roadmap in the related areas;
  • Availability of NMC technologies demonstrating their applicability and innovation potential in relevant industry sectors;
  • Development of NMC innovation programmes and communities in Europe including dissemination and education aspects.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2018FET ERA-NET Cofundd.l. 18-12-2018
Call FETPROACT-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to advance the construction of the European Research Area in the FET domain by sharing a common vision of the various relevant efforts in Europe and fostering cooperation towards the coordinated development of radically new future technologies.

Scope: Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies. Two activities are mandatory:
  1. Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
  2. Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.
The partnership is expected to aim at being pan-European and as inclusive as possible.

Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes in the FET domain.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund

   

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DT-NMBP-02-2018Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 1.1 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 75,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
OPEN INNOVATION TEST BEDS

Specific Challenge: The medical technology industry is an important economic and social player in Europe. The challenge is to provide companies and users in this sector access to affordable and advanced testing facilities and services to facilitate the development of new and safe medical technologies. The two new EU regulations5 governing medical technologies (medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics) are introducing a new set of rules to improve the safety of medical devices for the benefit of patients. To preserve timely access to innovative healthcare solutions and support the competitiveness of the European industry, testing facilities support services are needed to help industry and users develop and test medical devices in compliance with EU safety regulations. A bonus would be to define new methodologies for clinical testing, when relevant. 

Scope:  

 Open Innovation Test Beds should upgrade or develop materials facilities and make available to industry and interested parties, including SMEs, services for the design, development, testing, safety assessment, and upscaling of new/existing medical devices in compliance with EU regulatory frameworks since the beginning of the development process;   

 Test Beds could also contribute to develop methodologies to accelerate and simplify the subsequent pre-clinical and clinical testing in accordance with EU rules;   

 Potential regulatory, economic, organisational and technical barriers should be identified and assessed. Where applicable, considerations regarding risk-assessment procedures that take into account potential gender differences should be considered;   

 Open access at fair conditions and cost as well as outreach and dissemination across Europe, based on a distinct methodology;   

 Quality control processes and tools should be validated to allow on-line quality controls;   

 Medical devices should be demonstrated in relevant industrial environments.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation, across Europe, with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 7 and 15 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

 Open and upgraded facilities at the EU level for the design, development, testing, safety assessment, and upscaling of new medical devices easily accessible to users across different regions of Europe;   

 Attract a significant number of new SME users, with at least a 20% increase for existing test beds;  

 Cost effective, innovative, and safe healthcare medical devices in compliance with EU safety regulations;   

 Faster assessment of new medical devices' compliance with EU safety regulations;   

 Reduced time to market of new medical devices (earlier determination of safety profile and facilitation of subsequent pre-clinical and clinical testing);   

 Indirect substantial benefits for European citizens' safety and access to new and innovative medical products;   

 New market opportunities for providing services to non-EU players interested in testing facilities to ensure compliance with EU regulatory frameworks for their export products to Europe.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action

DT-NMBP-09-2018Accelerating the uptake of materials modelling software (IA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 1.2 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 44,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION and COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING

Specific Challenge: European modellers have created a large set of materials modelling software of which a major part remains an untapped and unused source of information while having a large potential for exploitation. Further model development and software engineering is needed to make this available to third parties in order to provide industry ready software solutions. 

Scope: Development and adaption of existing models and interoperability software developed by academics and SMEs should provide industry-ready integrated, standardised, interoperable software solutions.   

 Existing academic codes (models, solvers, post-processors and interoperability modules) or codes owned by European RTO's and SMEs, are to be further developed and integrated into commercial software according to industrial needs;   

 Software packages to be developed should form a modelling framework allowing the seamless integration with and re-use of various existing models used in industry. Coupling and linking of models should allow reliable top-down and bottom up design of new materials and processes for faster product development;   

 The new packages should use existing and emerging standards for semantic interoperability across domains;   

 Apps should be developed to remove the underlying complexity of the models in order to facilitate the use by the end-user;   

 The upscaled software and services for maintenance and support should be available via the existing and future European Materials Modelling Marketplace and the network of modelling translation environments and the Open Innovation modelling test beds.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU around EUR 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Increased use of discrete and continuum models in manufacturing industry, which will reduce the number of trial and error experiments by a factor of 5 and thus support the Digital Single Market (DSM) objectives and significantly reduce the development cost for industry;   

 Additional exploitation channels for academics and research organisations in Europe which should increase the impact of earlier model developments by a factor 2;   

 Widening and upscaling of software of commercial companies into better, faster, optimised materials modelling suites enlarging application possibilities in all industry sectors.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action

NMBP-13-2018Risk Governance of nanotechnology (RIAd.l. 23-01-2018
Call 1.3 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 30,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
GOVERNANCE, SCIENCE-BASED RISK ASSESSMENT AND REGULATORY ASPECTS

Specific Challenge: Significant progress has been achieved in relation to research regarding the safety of engineered nanomaterials and the transfer of this knowledge into regulation. Still, more needs to be done as nanotechnology reaches the market. To fill this gap, transdisciplinary risk governance is required based on a clear understanding of risk, its management practices and the societal risk perception by all stakeholders. It should propose and apply clear criteria for risk evaluation and acceptance and for transfer of acceptable risk. It should develop reinforced decision making tools incorporating those aspects and facilitate risk communication to relevant stakeholders, including industry, regulators, insurance companies and the general public. 

Scope:  

   Data and information management and framework tools with regard to the safety of nanomaterials for risk assessment, hazard and exposure, human health and environment, and risk mitigation including regulatory aspects of safe-by-design;   

 Responsible communication with stakeholders and the civil society based on good quality information and valuable feedback;   

 Plans for future scientific and regulatory research paying attention to social, ethical and environmental aspects, to achieve completeness, consistency, maximum synergy of actions and international cooperation;   

 Mechanisms to monitor progress in several industrial sectors and to revise plans.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU around EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   A transparent, self-sustained and science-based risk governance council;   

 Governance framework tools for managing possible nanotechnologies risks in regard to social, environmental and economic benefits;   

 Availability of high quality data for industry and regulators decision making;   

 Sustainable solutions demonstrated at a level that will allow both consistent integration of scientific results and regulatory application of scientifically sound concepts;   

 Consistency of science based risk management approaches in all EU Member States and synergy with similar actions internationally.  

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

NMBP-14-2018Nanoinformatics: from materials models to predictive toxicology and ecotoxicology (RIA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 1.3 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 30,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
GOVERNANCE, SCIENCE-BASED RISK ASSESSMENT AND REGULATORY ASPECTS

Specific Challenge: Despite the significant amounts of data on physico-chemical and toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of nanomaterials generated over the last decades, detailed knowledge on how these properties are linked to specific physico-chemical characteristics is only beginning to emerge. The challenge is to develop and implement modern methods, more cost effective and less reliant on animal testing, for toxicity investigations in each stage of product innovation, through making best use of joining existing and emerging data with the help of progress in nanoinformatics. 

Scope:  

   Development of models that support the prediction of both specific functionalities and hazard and are crucial to establish safe-by-design principles at early stages of material development;   

 Development of a sustainable multi-scale modelling framework, based on the integration/linking of different types of nanoinformatics models in order to advance towards predictively linking of physico-chemical NM property models to NM functionality and hazard;   

 Uptake and valid use of these tools and nanoinformatics models, user-friendly interfaces to enhance accessibility and usability of the nanoinformatics models, and clear explanations of their applicability domains, especially regulatory compliance, should be provided for different stakeholders (industry, regulators, and civil society).  

In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is particularly encouraged. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU around EUR 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Reliable nanomaterials safety data systems, models and strategies to allow material characteristics to be linked to adverse outcomes;   

 A validated accessible framework, designed to predict human and environmental toxicological hazards;   

 Increased confidence in nanosafety nanoinformatics predictive models through agreed standards, harmonised standard operating procedures, considering OECD validation principles.  

Type of Action: Research and Innovation actio

NMBP-22-2018Osteoarticular tissues regeneration (RIA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 2.3 H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
Orçamento 0,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)
Specific Challenge: EU demographic change requires innovation to enhance active ageing, whereby a growing market for osteoarticular tissue regeneration is created. To reduce patients’ sufferings, mitigate the economic burdens to health systems and exploit market opportunities it is crucial to conceive innovative designs and development of innovative biomaterials that enables the delivery of smart, nanostructured and functionalised tissues to regenerate and integrate bones, cartilages, tendons and joints. 

Scope: To design and develop user-centred innovative and smart nanobiomaterials which may be also adaptable to remote control, that will lead to a personalised regeneration of osteoarticular tissues (bones, cartilages, tendons, joints). The nanobiomaterials should be designed to perform in host tissues affected by severe degenerative and/or inflammatory processes, which typically characterise Osteoarticular pathologies. Proposals should cover at least one of the following technologies, leading to a convergence of processes: 

(i) 3D-bioprinting; (ii) stem cells seeding, recruiting, activation, functionalisation, and cell printing; (iii) nano functionalisation; (iv) 3D-printable biophoto-polymerisation; (v) use of light to expose/mask tethered signalling molecules, incorporating immune-modulatory materials such as complement regulators; (vi) additive manufacturing by laser sintering, rapid prototyping technologies, stereolithography, inkjet techniques; (vii) relevant cross-cutting KETs; (viii) electrospinning. 

The research design should be developed by means of a multidisciplinary approach and involve relevant stakeholders. As relevant, proposals should consider sex and gender specific aspects. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Alleviate heavy burdens on patients and healthcare systems by developing smart nanoengineered affordable biomaterials for tissue self-healing and regeneration; improve the well-being, health, quality of life and active ageing of populations;   

 Boost industrial competitiveness and leadership of EU companies in personalised biointelligent materials responding to patients' clinical specificities;   

 Enhanced incorporation of digitalisation and Internet of Things for innovative and affordable biomaterials;   

 Increase EU attractiveness for the clinical development of regenerative medicine;

 reinforce the EU sector ecosystem to generate new markets and opportunities for SMEs, translating innovative biomaterials into pre-clinical tests for market uptake.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

LC-NMBP-32-2019Smart materials, systems and structures for energy harvesting (RIA)d.l. 22-01-2019
Call 3.3 H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
CLEAN ENERGY THROUGH INNOVATIVE MATERIAL
Orçamento 65,10 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 03-09-2019 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

Specific Challenge: The realisation of the European goals of increased energy efficiency, reduction in CO2 emissions and the circular economy require novel ways of using, harvesting and storing energy. Smart materials and material systems/structures have already demonstrated the potential to reduce energy consumption as well as harvest, generate and store energy. However, implementation has been limited due to the materials' operational reliability as well as issues of recyclability and dependence on rare elements. In addition, cost concerns or lack of efficient manufacturing processes prohibit the wider implementation of such technologies. The next step is the implementation of these technologies in a wide range of commercial applications allowing the exploitation of the characteristics of smart materials. As the application of smart materials and developments in sensor technologies are dominated by SMEs in the EU, extending their innovation potential for smart materials applications is important for maintaining their market position and has a significant impact in improving EU competitiveness. 

Scope: Proposals should cover the following:   

 The development of new materials and material combinations with energy harvesting and storage capabilities (e.g. lead-free piezoelectric based devices for energy generation and energy storing automotive structural components or magnetic materials systems);   

 Clearly demonstrate reduction of around 25% in overall materials and processing costs relative to the state of the art and how the implementation of those technologies would be achieved;   

 Demonstrate the recyclability and reliability of new smart materials, as well as a reduction in the dependence on rare elements;   

 Integrate sensor technologies (e.g. MEMS based sensor concepts) and the potential linkage with the Internet of Things (IoT);   

 Assess market perspectives and patents as well as standardisation;  

Activities are expected to start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 5 and 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   New materials facilitating technology systems for sustainable energy supply allowing a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% based on lifecycle analysis;   

 Reduction of hazardous waste by 50% through efficient manufacturing practices and/or materials selection;   

 Development of new technologies, applications and services providing direct support for the wider implementation of the DSM and IoT, (e.g. enable the development of wireless sensor networks, or, deployment of energy harvesting powered sensor nodes to monitor remote locations);  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

LC-EEB-02-2018Building information modelling adapted to efficient renovation (RIA)d.l. 22-02-2018
Call H2020-EEB-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS (EEB)
Orçamento 35,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools developed so far are adapted mainly to new buildings (all types). In order to offer easy, practical, operational tools for all stakeholders, including constructing companies, designers, architects and service companies, we need to deploy attractive tool kits also for existing buildings. A particular important challenge will be to produce compatible tools that would allow collecting of data from existing buildings (e.g. geometric data) and exploit data from different sources. This will also contribute to more accurate knowledge of the existing building stock by providing methods and tools to generate data for existing buildings. Such BIM tools will be exploited first and foremost in existing residential buildings. 

Scope: Proposals should develop advanced solutions, including all of the following:   

 To harmonise and provide common data exchange formats regarding the components and equipment of a building (e.g. the type of materials and the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in relation to the most actual standards);   

 The modelling of the building energy should include existing parameters, as well as the environmental and GIS data; 

 Be flexible in coupling the overall BIM system with other additional types of models (e.g. buildings acoustics; including calculator for economic evaluation of various renovations scenarios);   

 Be flexible to adapt to work planning, as-buildings documentation and procedures to process changes;   

 Allow the development of applications to benefit from inputs of inhabitants;   

 A close cooperation with standardisation bodies is required in order to validate the new BIM tools.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 5 and 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact: Proposals should achieve all of the following:   

 A reduction of the renovation working time of at least 15-20% compared to current practices with the baseline defined in the proposal;   

 Acceleration of the market uptake across Europe, by speeding-up industrial exploitation, in particular amongst constructing/ renovations companies with a target of 50% of their renovation business based on BIM;   

 Creation of best practice examples for the construction retrofitting sector with benefits for the operators and associated stakeholders (architects, designers, planners, etc.).  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

LC-EEB-06-2018-20ICT enabled, sustainable and affordable residential building construction, design to end of life (IA 50%)d.l. 22-02-2018
Call H2020-EEB-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS (EEB)
Orçamento 35,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The poor energy performance features that buildings may exhibit can be due not only to the characteristics of the building materials used, but also to the use of traditional or unsuitable construction processes. Therefore, the building process needs to benefit from an increased level of industrialisation, including for instance lean construction and higher degree of prefabrication. This is especially true in the case of building retrofitting where the traditional construction methods are not able to plan in advance all the problems to be solved in the variety of renovation sites. Using ICT as an enabler in the building process and operation is a way to meet the challenges. ICT solutions need to incorporate the design, manufacturing, construction, material choice (including reusability, environmental performance and cost aspects), operation and end of life phases affecting the overall building lifecycle. The closer integration of ICT based-building construction tools into the manufacturing, construction and operation phases has a strong impact on the overall building lifecycle, and it will also help reducing the performance gap. 

Scope: Existing generic software tools have limited flexibility and lack interoperability concerning models and design cultures. Vertically integrated life cycle design is still missing, mainly due to a fragmented design culture across the various disciplines. ICT tools should be provided for energy and environmental performance related design, analysis and decisionmaking in early planning phases for new buildings or renovation of buildings. Clear evidence of technical and economic viability should be provided by validating and demonstrating the proposed ICT-driven construction processes in either new or retrofitting projects. For existing buildings, significant effort will be required to first retrieve all relevant information, and to compile and structure it in a meaningful form to be used by new solutions. 

Proposals should:   

 Develop an advanced digitalised and industrialised construction and building process utilising smart combinations of materials/components;   

 Assess the overall life cycle of construction, in order to deliver more efficient buildings in terms of sustainability and construction, maintenance and operation costs;   

 Provide for fully integrated systems to be compact, exchangeable, and easy to commission and to operate and demonstrate business solutions for operating such building life-time ICT solutions.  

Proposals should include Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) elements regarding public perception and acceptance of advanced building life solutions at the level of the construction sector in Europe. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

As an exception from General Annex H, the funding rate for direct costs in grants awarded under this topic will be differentiated: 100% of the eligible costs for beneficiaries and linked third parties that are non-profit legal entities; and 50% of the eligible costs for beneficiaries and linked third parties that are for profit legal entities. 

Expected Impact: Proposals should achieve all of the following:   

 Reduction of CO2 with 15-20% for the total life-cycle compared to current situation shown through Life Cycle Assessment;   

 Construction cost reductions of at least 15% compared to current situation;   

 Buildings shortened construction time (reduced by at least 10-15% compared to current State of the art);   

 Reduction of the gap between predicted and actual energy consumption;   

 Improved indoor environment;   

 Significantly improved integration of the value chain (design, procurement, manufacturing, construction, operation and maintenance);   

 Contribution to new standards and regulations;   

 Demonstration of large scale replicability potential.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action

LC-EEB-03-2019New developments in plus energy houses (IA)d.l. 21-02-2019
Call H2020-EEB-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS (EEB)
Orçamento 53,50 M€

Specific Challenge: Energy Efficiency targets set at EU level by legislation are currently being reviewed. The related SET-Plan rolls out concrete steps how research and innovation could further reach these targets by 2025. However, the current practice to construct nearly zero-energy houses will be insufficient to reach the CO2 emission reduction targets for 2050. Therefore, it is necessary to develop further the concept of "Plus Energy Houses", producing more energy than they use. Buildings have long life cycles until they are replaced. Therefore, it is essential to speed up the development of the required technologies. 

Scope: New designs, making use of already developed and validated materials and components and smarter control systems ready to treat vast amounts of data are needed. The surplus of energy should come from renewable sources (geothermal heat, photovoltaics, wind, etc.), obviously optimizing the dynamic character of the energy balance all along the year. 

Each proposal should be expected to involve pioneer cities (demonstrations in a multi- storey apartment building situated in each of the 4 climatic zones in Europe). Such buildings should be properly managed and connected to the neighbourhood grid. Proposals should take the lead by levering funding with other energy efficiency schemes, including the private sector. Erecting buildings at such pioneer cities should not encounter regulatory problems. For this reason, the proposal will identify any bottlenecks in the existing regulations and standards concerned by the locations chosen. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact: Proposals should achieve all of the following:   

 Similar costs as compared to the 2020 nearly zero-energy buildings as an incentive to erect energy-plus-houses;   

 Increase of the share of plus-energy houses with the view of 10% market uptake by 2030;   

 Contribute reducing of CO2 emissions in the residential sector by 88% in 2050 compared to the 1990 levels;   

 Improved indoor environment leading to higher rate of users' satisfaction based on their demand and behaviour.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action 

DT-FOF-02-2018Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration (RIA)d.l. 22-02-2018
Call H2020-FoF-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF
Orçamento 81,00 M€
 Nesta call existem 2 RIA, 1 IA e 1 CSA. A CSA terá um financiamento de 2M €.

TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF)

Specific Challenge: Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC) on the factory floor has a high potential economic impact for European industry. 

Past research to implement HRC in an industrial setting concentrated largely on safety of humans, allowing workers and robots to share working space without fences. Most of the developments started from existing industrial robotic arms, augmenting it with technologies to make it safe for humans to interact with the robot. This has already led to production environments with safe interaction between humans and robots. However genuine collaboration between humans and robots require more holistic solutions encompassing smart mechatronic systems designed to improve the quality of the job performed and to increase flexible production. Such systems have not yet been demonstrated for manufacturing purposes. 

In order to move from a structured factory floor where robots work behind closed fences to an open environment with smart mechatronic systems and humans collaborating closely, interdisciplinary research in the fields of robotics, cognitive sciences and psychology is required, also taking into account regulatory aspects. More attention has to be paid to develop novel inherently-safe robotic concepts where collaboration with humans is taken up already in the design phase. In order for effective HRC to be taken up by industry, beyond safety aspects, including ergonomics, adaptability, liability issues, inclusiveness of vulnerable workers, acceptability and feedback from users need to be considered in a holistic way. 

Scope: Proposals need to extend the current state of the art of individual HRC to work environments where robots and workers function as members of the same team throughout the factory. 

Proposals should cover two of the following three areas:   

 Integration in industrial production environments of novel human-centred designed smart mechatronic systems such as for example soft robotics for high payloads;   

 Implementation of novel artificial intelligence technologies capable of massive information processing and reacting in real-time to enable new levels of autonomy, navigation, cognitive perception and manipulation for robots to collaborate with humans in the process;   

 Development of methods for robotic hazard assessment and risk management to clarify trade-offs between productivity and safety for mixed human-robot smart devices environments.  

Proposals need also to take into account Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) elements regarding human-related barriers for the uptake of smart mechatronic systems including robot technology in industrial environments such as ergonomics, user experience, comfort, trust, feeling of safety and liability in modern production facilities, taking into account age and gender aspects. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Demonstrating the potential to bring back production to Europe;   

 15% increase in OECD Job Quality Index through work environment and safety improvement;   

 20% reduction in production reconfiguration time and cost.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

DT-FOF-03-2018Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts (RIA)d.l. 22-02-2018
Call H2020-FoF-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF
Orçamento 81,00 M€
 Nesta call existem 2 RIA, 1 IA e 1 CSA. A CSA terá um financiamento de 2M €.

TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF)

Specific Challenge: Optoelectronics and opto-electrical components involve the interactions of photons and electrons. They are used in parts such as lasers, photodiodes, image sensors, optical amplifiers, modulators, solar cells, embedded optics and light-emitting diodes. 

Previous research led to rapid developments and new applications in optoelectronics and photonics. However, new processes need to be introduced into production systems. When going into the scale-up phase, many processes need to be adjusted to fit the production of complex, often free-form components. The adjustments include both component specific changes as well as standard process steps. Due to the need to produce large varieties of parts in small batches, process adjustments have to be both rapid and accurate. 

The equipment for testing, failure analysis and control equipment needs to follow a fast pace of technical advancement, and cover a range of sensors, such as electrical, optical, magnetic and thermal sensors. 

Scope: Proposals need to present a variety of new processes applicable to the production of opto-electrical components, for instance material handling, material strain engineering, patterning, material deposition, assembly, joining and bonding. Furthermore, quality needs to be ensured by reliable sensors throughout the production line. The processes need to include a level of sustainability that allows the final products to be recycled and reintroduced into the value chain. Proposals need to cover all of the following areas:   

 New, flexible, and innovative process chains to handle complex designs that include opto-electrical functionalities;   

 Improved sensor equipment for quality control in the different processing steps as well as the final functionality of the component;   

 Methodologies for improving quality through high-precision automation using the sensor data, including non-destructive in-process evaluation of material and functional component properties;   

 Re-use and requalification of key components and precious materials within the process chain from products at their end of life.  

Proposals are expected to include a variety of use-case demonstrations of typical optoelectrical components, in which the robustness of the processing, work piece handling, sensing and the automation approach can be demonstrated. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. 

Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   15% yield improvement because of the introduction of new sensor equipment, related metrology and automatic non-destructive control;   

 15% time reduction for reconfiguration of key process tools in a production line due to change of type of component;   

 A tangible part (> 10%) of the production cost of the parts should originate from recycled products and materials.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

DT-FOF-05-2019Open Innovation for collaborative production engineering (IA)d.l. 21-02-2019
Call H2020-FoF-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE (FOF)
Orçamento 106,60 M€
Specific Challenge: The transfer to industrial companies of the Do It Yourself (DIY), fablabs, micro-factories and makers approaches can pioneer ways towards engineering solutions throughout the whole value chain. These innovative methods can lead to new processes, machines and products with new functionalities and shorter time to market. 

Industry is not yet widely using such innovative approaches to engage consumers and respond to societal needs, also taking into account the individual preferences of women and men. Collaborative production liaising companies, especially SMEs, with these new approaches can however create Open Innovation networks that can unroll a wide range of entirely new business opportunities for the benefit of consumers. 

Scope: Proposals should particularly cover consumer-goods sectors and couple design, creativity and knowledge with a customer-driven production. The co-creation of products in both ends of the value chain represents customer involvement in the production. In particular, proposals should cover at least three out of the following areas:   

 Novel approaches to capitalise on the knowledge and ideas of design and engineering coming from different and even new actors;   

 Design of new strategies based on creative and agile methodologies for analysis;   

 Development of knowledge, technologies and tools to share and analyse relevant data and demands from users as well as to fully enable collaborative engineering in the production network, allowing all actors to propose innovative solutions;   

 Development of open source product data exchange and standard representations of products and processes that ensure the compatibility of modelling and simulation with different process information systems;   

 Development of new Manufacturing Demonstration Facilities (MDFs), where companies will test new technologies in cooperation with fablabs and makers in order to develop real industrial products and where training is offered.  

Proposals also need to take into account Social Science and Humanities (SSH) aspects regarding creativity. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Establish Open-Innovation networks for manufacturing that support customer-driven production all around Europe; 

 Creation of specific business models for the engineering of customised solutions, particularly for SMEs, rapid demand changes and shorter time to market;   

 Improvement of the co-design and co-development capabilities towards a reduction of development costs of new products and services;   

 Increase of product variety and personalisation for higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.  

Type of Action: Innovation action

DT-NMBP-20-201A digital 'plug and produce' online equipment platform for manufacturing (IA)d.l. 08-03-2018
Call H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
Orçamento 15,00 M€

Specific Challenge: One of Europe’s strengths in manufacturing is its abundance of SME equipment manufacturers with the capability to offer world-class products of highest quality and precision. A further strength is the large number of actors having off-the-shelf prototypes ready for experimentation and for market uptake. To increase their visibility towards global users of equipment and to further support digitisation of manufacturing, industrial online platforms needs to be developed and set up for use on the market. 

Scope: (a) design and build the digital platform that brings together suppliers and users in a transparent and efficient way; and (b) populate it with adequate product information. This will constitute a set of pilot implementations intended to sell ‘plug and produce’ industrial equipment and services to customers globally. The platform should therefore facilitate B2B transactions and host associated services in the form of digital product models allowing users to simulate (e.g. digitally test) the capabilities of the equipment on offer and its compliance to standards. This will ultimately boost product quality, transparency and usability based on Return on Experience The digital platform should enable all of the following:   

 Transparency of product features, capabilities, resource use, associated add-on services and price;   

 Customer feedback, real-time use feedback (anonymised as needed) and associated options;   

 Scalability with respect to technological development and manufacturing application domains;   

 Information about standards and regulatory compliance (e.g. the facilitation of re- and de-manufacturing) as well as security requirements.  

Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) elements should cover issues such as business model/ownership economics and adequate administration. Work should cover in particular user interface aspects to encourage active customer feedback. 

Activities under (b) include the incorporation of suppliers or users of the equipment pilots and/or developers of additional applications and services where appropriate. Beneficiaries may provide support to third parties as described in part K of the General Annexes of the Work Programme. The support to third parties can only be provided in the form of lump sums. The respective options of Article 15.1 and Article 15.3 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied. 

Each consortium will define the selection process of the third parties for which financial support will be granted. The typical amount per party shall be in the order of EUR 50 000 to 100 000, as these parties are responsible for achieving the objective of activities under (b).11 Around one third of the EU funding requested by the proposal shall be allocated to the purpose of financial support to third parties.12 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

This topic is part of the lump sum funding pilot scheme13. Funding for grants awarded under this topic will take the form of a fixed lump sum of EUR 7.5 million.  

Expected Impact:  

   Deliver a B2B online platform covering at least one key industrial equipment domain and mobilising actors across Europe;   

 Demonstrate the full capability of the platform in one dedicated industrial domain, including associated product services (e.g. digital models enabling functional simulation) and including the services from all third parties selected in line with the conditions set out in Part K of the General Annex;   

 Showcase the platform’s scalability capability (towards all relevant industrial domains) via a reference architecture;   

 Deliver a credible business plan that ensures long-term deployment and profitability, as well as scalability beyond the initial public financing phase;   

 Demonstrate industry-wide support through an inclusive governance structure;   

 Increase market opportunities for the users of the platforms, including SMEs.  

Type of Action: Innovation action

DT-NMBP-18-2019Materials, manufacturing processes and devices for organic and large area electronics (IA)d.l. 22-01-2019
Call H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
Orçamento 40,40 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 03-09-2019 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

Specific Challenge: Europe is a leader in the development of materials for organic and large area electronics (OLAE) but the materials still need to be improved to maintain this position. In addition, there have been attempts to combine dissimilar manufacturing technologies in order to achieve seamless integration of the new technology into traditional products at constant/lower production cost and in a new generation of smart devices. 

Scope: Activities should include material development and improvement (electrical performance, processability, stability and lifetime during device operation), as well as prototyping of advanced OLAE based electronic products. New materials and process development should cover all of the following:   

 Combine materials with high uniformity and with high mobility in industrial quantities with high reproducible quality;   

 Improved environmental stability to enable operation in more robust environments and to reduce barrier requirements;   

 Seamless integration of the new technology into traditional and new products;   

 Advance the TRL of OLAE and enhance its manufacturability including high speed processes for the integration of flexible OLAE components onto flexible substrates;   

 Cost reduction for the structuring and processing of organic electronic materials into device structures;   

 Demonstration of OLAE-enabled prototypes in selected applications of flexible and wearable electronics.  

Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   New products based on the combination of printed and OLAE processed electronics in flexible and wearable electronics; 

 Improvement in cost competitiveness, lifetime and processability as well as manufacturing capability for OLAE materials and electronics;   

 Improved environmental stability, water vapour transmission rates < 10-6 gm-2 d-1 at 20°C/50% RH and oxygen transmission rates < 10-6 cm3 m-2 d-1 bar-1, of organic electronic materials for products. Improved printable commercial material charge carrier mobility > 5 -10 cm2/Vs;   

 Improved business opportunities and value creation in Europe by strengthening cooperation along the value chain as demonstrated by prototypes at TRL 5 that are taken to early-concept market trials with market introduction of new products in 2-4 years after project completion.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

This topic will be co-funded by LEIT-NMBP and LEIT-ICT, for a total budget of EUR 20 million. 

Type of Action: Innovation action 

DT-NMBP-19-2019Advanced materials for additive manufacturing (IA)d.l. 22-01-2019
Call H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
TRANSFORMING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
Orçamento 40,40 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 03-09-2019 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

Specific Challenge: Additive manufacturing (AM) is now applied in the processing of most industrial metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, albeit at quite different levels of industrial readiness. The challenge is to develop equipment that allows the additive layer manufacturing of multi-materials items and multi-functional materials (for research, transport including aeronautic, consumer customised goods, communications, biomaterials and energy). 

The development of novel materials is a primary challenge in the future development of AM. The challenge is also to use nanotechnologies to aggregate multiple materials within a single process, while improving or expanding their functionality, and enhancing their performance. This may include optical, rheological, mechanical, RF, electrical, magnetic, surface, thermal or process properties, controlled release, durability (accelerated aging and life time prediction) and quality. 

Scope: By combining several materials, proposals should advance the state of the art through the development of ready assembled multifunctional devices. Proposals should demonstrate several simultaneous activities:   

 Quantification of improved functionalities, properties, quality and lifespan of fabricated pieces;   

 Evaluation of matching materials properties to the production process to enable the joining of dissimilar materials for AM tools;  

 Demonstration of a better understanding of the nanotechnology integrated materials properties and manufactures;   

 Integration and validation at early stage of the qualification and certification considerations of the materials;   

 Joint development with material suppliers and end-users is required for a rapid uptake by industry;   

 Modelling, standardisation and regulatory aspects (especially safety and nanosafety) and the process and materials qualification.  

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Improvement of the efficiency, quality and reliability of the product by at least 40%;   

 Better use of raw materials and resources with reduced environmental impact and to lower cost by 35% as demonstrated by Life Cycle Assessment;   

 New opportunities and business for SMEs across Europe (which are key players in advanced materials research for Additive Manufacturing).  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action 

CE-SPIRE-05-2019Adaptation to variable feedstock through retrofitting (IA 50%)d.l. 21-02-2019
Call H2020-SPIRE-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY (SPIRE)
Orçamento 93,70 M€
Specific Challenge: Process industry plants have to be operated for a long time to make their operations viable. They include equipment such as furnaces, reactors, raw materials handling and storage systems which sometimes have a lifetime beyond 30 years. Keeping these facilities up to date from a technological and from regulatory point of view (for instance related to zero waste regulations and to the circular economy) is a major challenge. Even industrial plants which are less than 10 years old, are often not equipped for new or renewable (e.g. biomass) materials and alternative or renewable energy input streams. More generally, this increased variety of inputs along with the need for energy efficiency improvements poses a real challenge and requires technological breakthroughs in the process industry.


Scope: Proposals need to cover the following:   

 Implement simulation models and decision support tools for the production chain in an energy intensive sector, including the detection of inefficiencies, in order to allow flexibility with respect to feedstock of variable composition, while offering energy efficiency and product quality;   

 The development of tools and methodologies to streamline and support retrofitting;   

 Find the most efficient operational input conditions to optimise the performances;   

 Develop indicators to modify input variables and its potential of replication across the industry;   

 Facilitate and adapt the equipment towards a larger number and more diverse feedstock in order to be ready for a transition in which variability in quality, quantity and price of feedstock are key to make the production competitive and sustainable;   

 Solutions should demonstrate the feasibility and suitability of the concepts of retrofitting at industrial scale.  

Demonstration of the technology in different process industries should be undertaken, covering both the technology (new ‘plug-ins’), as well as the process control (higher variability of the process requires new Monitoring & Control Systems). 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 8 and 12 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

As an exception from General Annex H, the funding rate for direct costs in grants awarded under this topic will be differentiated: 100% of the eligible costs for beneficiaries and linked third parties that are non-profit legal entities; and 50% of the eligible costs for beneficiaries and linked third parties that are for profit legal entities. 

Expected Impact:  

   Increasing the resource and energy efficiency of the targeted processes by 20%;   

 Decrease GHG emissions through retrofitting by at least 30%;   

 Decreased utilisation of fossil resources in the process industry of at least 20%;   

 Reduced OPEX by 30% and increased productivity by 20%;   

 Effective dissemination of major innovation outcomes to the current next generation of employees of the SPIRE sectors, through the development, by education/training experts, of learning resources with flexible usability. These should be ready to be easily integrated in existing curricula and modules for undergraduate level and lifelong learning programs.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action 

DT-SPIRE-06-2019Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants (IA)d.l. 21-02-2019
Call H2020-SPIRE-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY (SPIRE)
Orçamento 93,70 M€

Specific Challenge: Shortage in raw materials, increased energy prices and environmental constraints require the European process industry to improve its performance and flexibility and there are unexploited opportunities for digitising a large range of enterprises of very different size in the process industry. 

Digitisation endows the production system with capabilities for analysis. This should enable the autonomous operation of the system based on embedded cognitive reasoning, while relying on high-level supervisory control. As a consequence, changes in the production process need to be detected and the system needs to be able to respond to these dynamic fluctuations, by adapting the production to stay within the target ranges of production costs and rate, as well as those of and sustainability parameters. A fully up-to-date interactive and self-learning process control integrated with management tools is essential to obtain an optimal efficiency, while maintaining adequate flexibility of the system in regard to changing feedstock, energy sources and product demand. 

Scope: Proposals need to develop new technologies to realise cognitive production plants, with improved efficiency and sustainability, by use of smart and networked sensor technologies, intelligent handling and online evaluation of various forms of data streams as well as new methods for self-organizing processes and process chains. Furthermore, proposals should cover the full digital transformation of a complete plant or site(s) including e.g. data acquisition, communication, automation, analytics, modelling, prediction and standardisation of relevant data interfaces. The following elements should be considered:   

 Improvement of online monitoring and innovative control technologies in terms of process performance and flexibility, maintenance needs and product quality;   

 Digital retrofitting of existing assets, integration towards and holistic optimisation of operations, data-analytics, real-time capability, use role-specific representation of information, feedback control & detect deviations and adjust operations immediately decision support (e.g. advanced process control, reactive scheduling);   

 Several among the following concepts: apply low-cost sensors for on-line assessment of product quality and integration into process control; robust optimisation methods to distributed targeted process monitoring; simulation methods for the analysis, characterisation and study of systems for enhanced operations and decision-making combination of various forms of data with cognitive insight to optimise and enhance resources;   

 Replicability and scalability of the concepts should be considered appropriately.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact: Improved capabilities for valid, reliable and real-time control logics of the properties, efficiency and quality of process streams and final products for existing and for more flexible process operation concepts:   

 Show potential for improved performance in cognitive production plants;   

 Increased production performance, energy and resource consumption, or waste or byproducts production will be significantly improved by more than 20%. The targets should be quantified in the proposal and validated during the execution of the demonstration;   

 Project outcomes should demonstrate a positive environmental impact, by reducing CO2 emissions compared to the state of the art and in the scale relevant for the different applications;   

 Effective dissemination of major innovation outcomes to the current next generation of employees of the SPIRE sectors, through the development, by education/training experts, of learning resources with flexible usability. These should be ready to be easily integrated in existing curricula and modules for undergraduate level and lifelong learning programmes.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action 

   

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DT-TDS-01-2019Smart and healthy living at homed.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020- DT-TDS-2019
Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care (2019)
Orçamento 60,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Citizens in a rapidly ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and multiple chronic health conditions with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life and for the sustainability of health and care systems. The challenge is to foster large-scale deployment of integrated digital solutions which will bring improved quality of life to citizens while demonstrating significant efficiency gains in health and care delivery across Europe.

Scope: A mix of advanced ICT ranging from biophotonics to robotics, from artificial intelligence to big data and from IoT to smart wearables can address these challenges. A platform for smart living at home should integrate these technologies in an intelligent manner.

The pilots should build on open platforms, standardised ontologies, APIs and results from IoT-based smart living environments, service robotics and smart wearable & portable systems and clearly go beyond current state of the art in terms of scale, the capabilities for personalisation, adaptation, and user acceptance.

Pilots in the selected areas should clearly cover the supply and demand sides. For further expanding with other users, developers of additional applications, replication of the pilot through new sites, and complementary assessment of the acceptability of the use cases where appropriate, the actions in this topic may involve financial support to third parties as outlined in the chapeau 'Platforms and Pilots'.

A clear methodology and impact indicators for socio-economic impact assessment from using the platform should be included, where possible using the MAFEIP  framework. The number of users involved and duration of pilot services should be sufficient to ensure significance in impact analysis, with a minimum of 4 pilot sites in 4 countries.

The proposed pilots should also demonstrate feasibility of integration with other relevant application domains such as energy, transport, or smart cities, including interoperability, along with data security and integrity, and models for data sharing and valorisation are to be developed in order to create incentives for data aggregation across different platforms and application areas. Regulatory aspects and legal aspects of data ownership should be addressed. Relevant ethics and gender issues should be taken into account.

Proposals should address one of the two following areas:  

1.Intelligent and personalised digital solutions for sustaining and extending healthy and independent living

The objective is to develop and deploy innovative and user-led digital solutions capable of supporting and extending healthy and independent living for older individuals who are facing permanently or temporarily reduced functionality and capabilities.

Innovative ways for ensuring user-friendly and accessible interface design and new intuitive ways of citizen interaction and trust creation are needed. Special emphasis should be given to viable concepts that ensure security and privacy by design, data protection, safety, security and trust in the resulting system and service delivery inside and outside the home.

2.Personalised early risk detection and intervention

The objective is to develop and deploy innovative and user-led solutions building on big data for personalised risk detection, advanced health monitoring and early interventions for people facing increased health and social risks. Proposals should design and demonstrate innovative personalised treatments and therapies based on early detection and risk avoidance. Because of the personal and sensitive nature of health data, special attention needs to be paid to trust, privacy and data protection. 

For this topic, the four activities and impact criteria described in the chapeau 'Platforms and Pilots' have to be applied. Pilot projects are expected to contribute to the consolidation and coherence work that will be implemented by the CSA supporting the activities defined under " DT-ICT-14-2019: Digital Platforms/Pilots Horizontal Activities" below. This requires that they contribute to clustering their results of horizontal nature (interoperability approach, standards, security and privacy approaches, business validation and sustainability, methodologies, metrics, etc.).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between 15 and 20 EUR million for Innovation Actions would allow the areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. At least one proposal should be funded for each of the above-mentioned areas

Expected Impact

•Emergence of European-led platform for smart and healthy and independent living at home; 

•Increased competitiveness of the European ICT industry in the domain, through enhanced interoperability, best practices for viable business and financing models and scalable markets; 

•Demonstrate links and build synergies with Member States' and regional initiatives in this area; 

•Improved and evidence-based efficiency of health and care systems with demonstrated added-value of underlying technologies; 

•Improved quality of life and health status for involved users and carers, with demonstrated added-value of underlying technologies; 

•User accepted, validated innovative solutions addressing accessibility, privacy, security, vulnerability, liability, and trust in connected data spaces.  

Type of Action: Innovation action


SC1-DTH-03-2018Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageingd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Demographic change andthe ageing of the population create new heterogeneous challenges forage-friendly living, recreational and working environments such as a shrinkingworkforce and increasing numbers of workers with functional impairments,chronic conditions, care duties or re-integration in and later retirement fromthe labour market.

Digital solutions can support olderindividuals in being and staying actively involved in professional life forlonger by designing fit for purpose working environments and by enablingflexible management of job-, leisure- and health-related activities consideringtheir needs at the workplace, at home and on the move, with a particular focuson social inclusion, health needs and job retention.

Scope: Proposals should develop andvalidate digitally enabled adaptive services and solutions [1] leading to smartwork environments for older adults, supporting them to remain actively involvedin professional life, helping them to sustain and renew their work and personallife related skills and support independent active and healthy lifestyles whiletaking into account reduced capabilities due to age-related health risks andconditions.

Proposals should be based ontrans-disciplinary research, involving behavioural, sociological,psychological, medical and other relevant disciplines, including gender andcultural aspects.

Proposals should convincingly describe theplanned progress beyond state of the art in development and integration ofunobtrusive, adaptive solutions for age-friendly living and working environments,addressing the needs of employees in specific and various sectors andworkplaces[2].

Proposals should build on active userengagement (e.g. employee participation at the workplace) in order to ensurethe understanding of user needs, safeguarding ethics, privacy, security andregulatory aspects (e.g. labor law). Attention theft and impeding physicalactivity by ICT should be avoided.

Concepts should aim at realistic andverifiable benefits for flexible and sustainable job longevity measures and theconsortium should include the necessary stakeholders to validate all relevantissues. The validation should take place in real settings (at workplaces and athome as required). The approach should demonstrate improvements in quality oflife and/or improved health and safety for older adults, better management ofaging workforce leading to a win-win for employers and employees, health andsocial system efficiency gains, business and financing models andorganisational changes required for service delivery.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 4 million would allowthis specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this doesnot preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Participation of SMEs is encouraged.

Expected Impact: Proposals should presentmethodologies and metrics as appropriate for measuring progress withsignificance towards the expected impact in:

Independent living, and quality of life ofolder persons compared to current state of the art, enabling older persons tostay actively involved in work life for longer or return to work after severedisease;

Enhanced health and safety workingconditions and quality of life of older persons at work compared to the currentsituation, enabling older persons to be able to contribute at an appropriatelevel for a longer period of time;

Evidence of user-centred design andinnovation, new intuitive ways of human-computer interaction, and useracceptance;

Potential cost-effectiveness due toenhanced self-care, life-style, age-friendly and skills conducive workenvironments and socio-economic benefits;

Competitive advantage for European industrythrough flexible and sustainable work arrangements for an ageing workforce;

Global leadership in ICT based innovationfor active and healthy ageing including the occupational environment.

Type of Action: Research and Innovationaction

 



[1]      Proposalsshould make use of the European global navigation satellite systems Galileo andEGNOS (Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), if relevant.

[2]      AWorkplace is a location, which can be inside or outside, virtual or physical,and can include an office, factory or home – where a person´s primary occupationtakes place.

SC1-DTH-07-2018Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalised diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environmentsd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The progress incomputer modelling and simulation applied in disease management is a Europeanstrength and various Decision Support Systems have been developed for differentmedical disciplines.

While the market is developing today,addressing the need of more precise and personalised diagnostics andtreatments, the proposed software tools and platforms often need to furtherconquer visibility and trust from users and investors to get implemented in theroutine clinical practice. The access of researchers to high quality big dataand in particular to clinical multi-disciplinary data is crucial for validatingthe use of new tools and platforms in the right practice context.

Through its new initiatives on digitalhealth and care within the Digital Single Market policy[1], the EuropeanCommission aims at leveraging the potential of big data and high performancecomputing for the emergence of new personalised prevention and treatments forEuropean citizens. The European Cloud Initiative will facilitate the access ofresearchers to the newest data managing technologies, High Performance Computingfacilities to process data and to a European Open Science Cloud list of ICTservices while ensuring the appropriate data safety and protection.

Shared infrastructures, data and servicesin open cloud-based environments will stimulate the virtual complexexperimentations in medicine and the link between researchers and healthcarepractitioners, for their common benefit.

Scope: Proposals are expected to developand validate software tools and devices for diagnostic or treatment based oncomputational modelling and simulation applied in biology and physiology. Thesolutions should enable decision making in complex situations and contribute toa more precise and personalised management of diseases in order to reduce theburden of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer.

Computer-based decision making can apply tothe choice of drugs, devices or other biomedical products, procedures,interventions, in vitro and in vivo diagnostics methods and tools, or combineddiagnostics and treatments. In order to ensure access to largemulti-disciplinary high quality data sets and diminish the shortage of relevantdata, the teams are expected to use shared infrastructures ande-infrastructures, building on existing capacity and expertise and linkingwhere possible with the European initiatives that manage databases relevant forpersonal health, such as BBMRI, ELIXIR or EATRIS, as well as with Centres ofExcellences for computing applications in the area of biomedicine andbio-molecular research[2]as appropriate. They should demonstrate access to the sufficient and relevantclinical data needed for advanced validations. The work should build on – andcontribute to reusable data and computer models. Teams are encouraged to useEOSC services as appropriate and possible.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 10 and 15 million wouldallow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, thisdoes not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting otheramounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Better translation of big andmulti-disciplinary data into predictors for medical outcome and personaliseddecision making;

New digitised trusted diagnostic andtreatment tools, and contributing to digitising clinical workflows;

Improved disease management, demonstratedin the specific disease context;

Links to other European researchinfrastructure projects and networks operating in related domains;

Contribution to the emergence of a EuropeanData Infrastructure for personalised medicine in the context of the DSM,notably by providing reusable data and computer models for personalisedprevention and health treatments;

Better data quality, interoperability andstandards.

Type of Action: Research and Innovationaction

 



[1]      Seehttp://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1232_en.htm

[2]      https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/overview-eu-funded-centres-excellence-computing-applications

SC1-DTH-08-2018Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchanged.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Large amounts ofvaluable health data are generated and collected during and between citizens'medical examinations across Europe. However, opportunities to reuse these datafor research and better healthcare are often missed because health datacontinue to be confined in data silos, often not matching semantic standards,quality needs and safe data exchange techniques. With 24 official languagesspoken across EU Member States, the EU eHealth interoperability task is evenmore daunting. In order to fully unlock these sources of value, effort must beinvested in standardisation and harmonisation (including common clinicalmodels, tools and agreed approaches), privacy and security (including dataaccess and data integrity) and communication (towards citizens, patients andhealthcare providers) to allow citizen/patient empowerment, advance medicalscience and improve health for everyone. Infrastructures are nowadays matureenough to host extensible and secure EHR services that can extend thehealthcare continuum across borders and possibly embrace social care as well ashealthcare-related data storage services such as fitness/wellbeing.

Scope: The focus is on developing andtesting an extensible, secure and interoperable platform in compliance with theGeneral Data Protection Regulation[1]and the Network and Information Systems directive[2]. The work shouldinclude the development of a European prototype implementation with embeddedsecurity and large scale testing and validation in a set of use cases withdemonstrated relevance for citizens' health and with involvement of citizens,hospitals, medical doctors, pharmacies and health professionals across Europe.Health authorities should be involved in the relevant parts of the proposedwork.

This action is expected to prototype a (i)citizen-centered implementation of a platform that can be integrated in afederated platform structure, easy-to-use and secure, constantly accessible andportable within any other Member States of the EU and (ii) a data-drivenplatform to help the scientific community to benefit from user generated data(health, care, and health-related) going beyond the currently established levelof implementation. Social Sciences and Humanities should thereby be consideredappropriately.

The proposal should demonstrate its abilityto providing a harmonised/standardised and interoperable platform withdemonstrated relevant functionalities at the different user levels including,but not limited to:

Ingest appropriate and relevant data andinformation sets in real time or in batch mode, including multilingual text andbinary data;

Expandable to new fields and datasets,extensible so as to be able to integrate subsequent types of data;

Ensure the translations, mappings of sourceinformation towards the clinical/database models while using appropriatestandards and semantic services;

Ensure scalability and performance of theservices, such as in a cloud-based platform;

Ensure data and metadata quality andcuration to provide analytics and reporting capabilities;

Provide rigorous security mechanisms suchas identification, authentication and encryption services to allow secured dataaccess and privacy, for example building on distributed ledgers such asblockchain;

Operate in a secure environment;

Provide citizen health data and healthinformation import capabilities through a secured API;

Provide appropriate export and/oraccess/use functionalities for citizens' health data and health information;

Ensure citizens' opt-in processes areproperly undertaken in order to allow the secondary use of data for scientificpurposes and promoted health;

Provide anonymisation/pseudonymisationcapabilities to allow open access to health data for research and public healthpurposes;

Ensure the proper and legitimate governanceof the platform, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of allcitizens/patients/users at all time;

Ensure compliance with relevant EUlegislation, in particular REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 on the protection ofnatural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the freemovement of such data;

Ensure compliance with the Medical DevicesRegulation as appropriate and regarding the specific requirements, such as theneed for a unique device identification and proof of cybersecurity;

Consider legal aspects related to datacontributions and use, such as portability, data donorship, based on existingregulations on national and EU level;

Compliance or harmonisation with requirementsof respective national legislation as appropriate, especially in terms of dataprotection and regarding electronic patient consent.

This prototype should be primarily focusedon citizens' health data generated by the citizens themselves, healthcareprofessionals or sourced from relevant healthcare organisations. It shouldinclude relevant components to enable further medical purposes and healthresearch. This prototype should also be extensible so as to be able tointegrate subsequent types of data such as quantified-self data or Omics data.

The consortium should cover a wide range ofrelevant stakeholders with multi-disciplinary expertise in technology, healthand care, legal aspects, interoperability and user engagement. Involvement ofIndustry and health organisations is encouraged in the most appropriate phasesof the project. as well as a balanced European collaboration.

The design of the prototype should be userdriven as to ensure the early buy-in of final users (from citizens tohealthcare professionals and scientists). It should demonstrate tested andvalidated functionality in exchange of realistic and fit for the purpose EHRdatasets exchange bi-directionally between: 1. hospitals, 2. medical doctorpractitioners and hospitals, 3. hospitals and citizen, 4. medical doctorpractitioner and citizen 5. Cross-border hospitals and 6. Citizen and researchdatabase.

Additionally, a targeted communication andeducation campaign with key information and tools should be produced to explainthe functioning and purpose of the infrastructure (from empowerment of thecitizen and promotion of health to the contribution to research) and incentivesshould be provided to users to accelerate the take-up and sustainability of theplatform. The Connecting Europe facilities[3]and the activities of the eHealth network[4]should be taken into account to avoid duplication.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 6 and 10 million wouldallow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, thisdoes not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting otheramounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Interoperable and secure electronic healthdata use across Europe for citizens and for promoting health,

Improved health services and healthconditions, enhanced quality and safety;

Improved efficiency in terms of healtheconomics such as on timeliness of intervention or measures taken, preventiveactions/recommendations;

Extended healthcare continuum acrossborders, actors and confinements;

Improved collection and re-use of data andinformation sets for citizens' health and related research;

Open, extensible and harmonisation-basedEHR solution for app developers;

Easy and safe for citizens to donate theirhealth data for research;

Contribution to the creation of the digitalsingle market providing a scalable, extensible interoperable platform;

Support integration with services under theConnecting Europe Facility.

Type of Action: Research and Innovationaction

 



[1]      Regulation(EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 onthe protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personaldata and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC(General Data Protection Regulation):http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj

[2]      Directive(EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and informationsystems across the Union: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2016/1148/oj

[3]      TheCEF eHealth initiative:https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/CEFDIGITAL/CEF+Digital+Home

[4]      TheeHealth Network activities: https://ec.europa.eu/health/ehealth/policy/network_en

SC1-DTH-08-2018Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchanged.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Large amounts ofvaluable health data are generated and collected during and between citizens'medical examinations across Europe. However, opportunities to reuse these datafor research and better healthcare are often missed because health datacontinue to be confined in data silos, often not matching semantic standards,quality needs and safe data exchange techniques. With 24 official languagesspoken across EU Member States, the EU eHealth interoperability task is evenmore daunting. In order to fully unlock these sources of value, effort must beinvested in standardisation and harmonisation (including common clinicalmodels, tools and agreed approaches), privacy and security (including dataaccess and data integrity) and communication (towards citizens, patients andhealthcare providers) to allow citizen/patient empowerment, advance medicalscience and improve health for everyone. Infrastructures are nowadays matureenough to host extensible and secure EHR services that can extend thehealthcare continuum across borders and possibly embrace social care as well ashealthcare-related data storage services such as fitness/wellbeing.

Scope: The focus is on developing andtesting an extensible, secure and interoperable platform in compliance with theGeneral Data Protection Regulation[1]and the Network and Information Systems directive[2]. The work shouldinclude the development of a European prototype implementation with embeddedsecurity and large scale testing and validation in a set of use cases withdemonstrated relevance for citizens' health and with involvement of citizens,hospitals, medical doctors, pharmacies and health professionals across Europe.Health authorities should be involved in the relevant parts of the proposedwork.

This action is expected to prototype a (i)citizen-centered implementation of a platform that can be integrated in afederated platform structure, easy-to-use and secure, constantly accessible andportable within any other Member States of the EU and (ii) a data-drivenplatform to help the scientific community to benefit from user generated data(health, care, and health-related) going beyond the currently established levelof implementation. Social Sciences and Humanities should thereby be consideredappropriately.

The proposal should demonstrate its abilityto providing a harmonised/standardised and interoperable platform withdemonstrated relevant functionalities at the different user levels including,but not limited to:

Ingest appropriate and relevant data andinformation sets in real time or in batch mode, including multilingual text andbinary data;

Expandable to new fields and datasets,extensible so as to be able to integrate subsequent types of data;

Ensure the translations, mappings of sourceinformation towards the clinical/database models while using appropriatestandards and semantic services;

Ensure scalability and performance of theservices, such as in a cloud-based platform;

Ensure data and metadata quality andcuration to provide analytics and reporting capabilities;

Provide rigorous security mechanisms suchas identification, authentication and encryption services to allow secured dataaccess and privacy, for example building on distributed ledgers such asblockchain;

Operate in a secure environment;

Provide citizen health data and healthinformation import capabilities through a secured API;

Provide appropriate export and/oraccess/use functionalities for citizens' health data and health information;

Ensure citizens' opt-in processes areproperly undertaken in order to allow the secondary use of data for scientificpurposes and promoted health;

Provide anonymisation/pseudonymisationcapabilities to allow open access to health data for research and public healthpurposes;

Ensure the proper and legitimate governanceof the platform, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of allcitizens/patients/users at all time;

Ensure compliance with relevant EUlegislation, in particular REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 on the protection ofnatural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the freemovement of such data;

Ensure compliance with the Medical DevicesRegulation as appropriate and regarding the specific requirements, such as theneed for a unique device identification and proof of cybersecurity;

Consider legal aspects related to datacontributions and use, such as portability, data donorship, based on existingregulations on national and EU level;

Compliance or harmonisation with requirementsof respective national legislation as appropriate, especially in terms of dataprotection and regarding electronic patient consent.

This prototype should be primarily focusedon citizens' health data generated by the citizens themselves, healthcareprofessionals or sourced from relevant healthcare organisations. It shouldinclude relevant components to enable further medical purposes and healthresearch. This prototype should also be extensible so as to be able tointegrate subsequent types of data such as quantified-self data or Omics data.

The consortium should cover a wide range ofrelevant stakeholders with multi-disciplinary expertise in technology, healthand care, legal aspects, interoperability and user engagement. Involvement ofIndustry and health organisations is encouraged in the most appropriate phasesof the project. as well as a balanced European collaboration.

The design of the prototype should be userdriven as to ensure the early buy-in of final users (from citizens tohealthcare professionals and scientists). It should demonstrate tested andvalidated functionality in exchange of realistic and fit for the purpose EHRdatasets exchange bi-directionally between: 1. hospitals, 2. medical doctorpractitioners and hospitals, 3. hospitals and citizen, 4. medical doctorpractitioner and citizen 5. Cross-border hospitals and 6. Citizen and researchdatabase.

Additionally, a targeted communication andeducation campaign with key information and tools should be produced to explainthe functioning and purpose of the infrastructure (from empowerment of thecitizen and promotion of health to the contribution to research) and incentivesshould be provided to users to accelerate the take-up and sustainability of theplatform. The Connecting Europe facilities[3]and the activities of the eHealth network[4]should be taken into account to avoid duplication.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 6 and 10 million wouldallow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, thisdoes not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting otheramounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Interoperable and secure electronic healthdata use across Europe for citizens and for promoting health,

Improved health services and healthconditions, enhanced quality and safety;

Improved efficiency in terms of healtheconomics such as on timeliness of intervention or measures taken, preventiveactions/recommendations;

Extended healthcare continuum acrossborders, actors and confinements;

Improved collection and re-use of data andinformation sets for citizens' health and related research;

Open, extensible and harmonisation-basedEHR solution for app developers;

Easy and safe for citizens to donate theirhealth data for research;

Contribution to the creation of the digitalsingle market providing a scalable, extensible interoperable platform;

Support integration with services under theConnecting Europe Facility.

Type of Action: Research and Innovationaction

 



[1]      Regulation(EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 onthe protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personaldata and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC(General Data Protection Regulation):http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/oj

[2]      Directive(EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and informationsystems across the Union: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2016/1148/oj

[3]      TheCEF eHealth initiative:https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/CEFDIGITAL/CEF+Digital+Home

[4]      TheeHealth Network activities: https://ec.europa.eu/health/ehealth/policy/network_en

SC1-HCC-01-2018Supporting investment in smart living environments for ageing well through certificationd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The building stock inEurope today is not fit to support a shift from institutional care to thehome-based independent living model for the ageing population.

There is a recognised need to facilitatethe development of community-based services and to stimulate the emergence of"age-friendly home" conversions. These homes should enableindependent living and remote health monitoring to the growing ageingpopulation. In addition to physical / spatial alterations, making homesage-friendly should include upgrading existing ICT infrastructure to supportdigital services for independent living and connected and integrated careincluding telehealth and telecare, as well as solutions supporting healthstatus and healthy lifestyle (e.g. sensor based physiological measurements,mHealth apps, telepresence, robotics supported living). Ideally, these ICTupgrades for independent living and health status management could be combinedwith the needs related to energy-efficiency, security, and entertainment.

Despite its proven potential for systemicchange, large-scale investment (both public and private) in sustainable homesstill faces barriers, often caused by insecurity about personal, societal andfinancial returns on investment and a lack of clarity about concrete elementsof sustainable age-friendly living environments and the choice of building,retrofitting and adaptation measures to be implemented.

Coordination and support is needed todevelop a sound basis for safe investment decisions in smart age-friendly,adaptable living environments made by procurers, public authorities, industryand citizens.

This should be achieved by bringingstakeholders together (including researchers from the social sciences and thehumanities), synthesising innovation from European projects, analysing andaligning (emerging) national certification and labelling schemes andfacilitating development and exchange of best practices.

This CSA should aim to support theestablishment of a European reference framework for age-friendly housing andshould build on the ongoing work in the emerging stakeholder-driven ReferenceFramework for Age-Friendly Housing and the smart living environments for ageingwell as demonstrated in the Large-Scale Pilot on Internet of Things.

Scope: The action will consolidateknowledge from related projects and initiatives to identify the mostappropriate scheme for harmonisation, certification, approval labelling orother forms or reliable identification of adequate smart living environmentsfor ageing well, including indicators and good practices.

In a coordinated effort with relevantR&I projects, national initiatives and other stakeholders (among themnational schemes, procurers, civil society representatives, certification andregulation & standardisation bodies, building and ICT industry), the schemeshould be developed and agreed for adoption.

Tasks include:

Frequent exchange with relevant R&Iprojects which can contribute to certification, especially large-scale pilotson Internet of Things and other projects in the fields of independent livingand ageing well;

Providing an overview of relevantstandards;

Development of a comparative overview ofrelevant European and international certification or labelling schemes withtheir respective advantages and disadvantages;

Development and validation of a fullconcept of European certification scheme based on results of comparison andvalidation;

Quality and risk management concept forsustainability and further development of the proposed scheme;

At all stages, the CSA should take intoaccount outcomes of the ongoing work around a European Reference Framework onSmart Age-Friendly Housing and ensure that its subject and conclusions alignwith the framework;

It will support the delivery on theCommission's commitment to Leadership in the Internet of Things as described inthe Communication "Digitising European Industry - Reaping the fullbenefits of a Digital Single Market", particularly in the field of smartliving environments.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow thisspecific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does notpreclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Agreed scheme for European certificationwith potential for wide-spread adoption across Europe;

Adequate basis for investment decisions insmart living environments for ageing well (both private and public) based onexpected returns;

Proof of increased investment into buildingstock fit for the longevity challenge, i.e. to move from institutional care tothe home-based independent living model for the ageing population.

Type of Action: Coordination and supportaction

 

SC1-HCC-03-2018Support to further development of international cooperation in digital transformation of health and cared.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Citizens in ageingpopulations wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible. They arehowever at risk of age related impairments such as poor health, cognitiveimpairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negativeconsequences for their independence, quality of life, that of those who carefor them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.

There is an increasing global interest incooperation on research and innovation addressing this issue with digitalsolutions and services. It is however necessary to identify the future areasfor international cooperation which have the highest potential as well assupport the identification and networking of the potential fundingorganisations which can promote future cooperation. In line with the strategyfor EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497),international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with the US, Canada,Japan, South Korea and China.

Scope: The action should develop anddeliver a roadmap for international cooperation which outlines key relevantresearch and innovation areas in digital solutions and services for active andhealthy ageing. The selection of topics and potential funding schemes should bebased on a clear methodology which also takes into account the European addedvalue and identifies relevant existing and emerging initiatives which can formthe basis for such a cooperation. The action should also ensure that relevantstakeholders are engaged during the process through regional and internationalworkshops and a set of communication and dissemination actions.

Due to the specific objectives of the call,in addition to the minimum number of participants as set out in the Rules ofParticipation, proposals shall include at least one participant from thecountry or region targeted by the action which can demonstrate the necessaryknowledge and can help mobilise the relevant international funding bodies. Thework should also support the ongoing G7 work on innovation and demographicchange.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specificchallenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not precludesubmission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Increased awareness of relevant researchand innovation initiatives by European and International stakeholders;

Increased international cooperation inresearch and innovation on ICT for active and healthy ageing through a roadmapof priority areas and potential funding schemes;

Increased networking of European andinternational stakeholders interested in international cooperation in thefield;

Improve competiveness of European industryby opening up international open innovation possibilities and gaining access tofuture markets.

Type of Action: Coordination and supportaction

 

SC1-HCC-04-2018Digital health and care services – support for strategy and (early) adoptiond.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Health and care serviceproviders and users are increasingly facing complex decisions when exploringand investing in new health and care solutions. There is a need to supportcross-border cooperation in preparation of procurement of research andinnovative digital solutions, including on how to balance innovation risks withimproved outcomes. Further support is also needed for implementing high qualitypolicies, strategies and practises in a concerted manner and providing moreconfidence in addressing key areas of interventions and related unmet needs,procedures and other measures. In addition there is a need to facilitate anappropriate dialogue with the supply side and academic stakeholders tounderstand the constraints and possibilities.

Scope: Create favourable frameworkconditions for cross-border Communities of Practise (CoP) and create a networkthat will assist the health & care research and innovation ecosystems intaking investment decisions on future procurement of research and innovationand, eventually, on (large scale) deployment of eHealth systems and new caredelivery models. The network should support existing ecosystems, createcapacities, promote, co-ordinate, collaborate with other innovationaccelerators and investors, and focus on adoption and scale of healthinnovation European wide. To facilitate sufficient knowledge brokerage allappropriate actors in the innovation chain and systems should be engaged

The consortium should represent awell-designed network of procurers and demand side actors e.g., Europeanregions, national care authorities, NGOs, patient and consumer organisationsthat have proven experience in the field and the capacity to engage and consultobjectively all relevant actors. The consortium should also connect toinvestors, National Promotional Banks and Economic Development Agencies.

Additionally, diverging expectations andrisk management in innovation chain should be addressed by offering a set ofsupport activities beyond the innovation procurement procedures includingaccess to finance and investor networks.

Approaches addressing consumer healthshould be interlinked in those cases where the institutional health and careservices are expected to contribute.

The consortium is expected to assist thoseprocurers that intend to prepare for a cross-border innovation procuremente.g., guiding them to address well-defined unmet needs of users in health andcare, use the repositories of best practises and implementation guidelines andproviding opportunities for networking.

The findings in earlier co-ordination andsupport actions for procurers e.g., EPP eHealth[1],Inspire[2]and EAFIP[3]should be taken on-board. Networking with supply and consumer market actors,investors and business accelerators should be well established (e.g. eHealthhub[4][5], EIT-KIC[5],EIP-AHA[6],AAL[7],ENoLL[8],National Promotional Banks, Economic Development Agencies). The progress inBlueprint Digital Transformation of health and care[9] and EU-US MoU onhealth IT innovation eco-systems[10]should be incorporated.

The proposal should include parallelactivities building up on the competences and capacities of the networkincluding but not limited to:

1) Co-ordinate the development of amulti-collaborative growth policy & strategy of the European health &care procurers and other demand side actors in the quadruple helix[11]systemic context. The knowledge brokerage should facilitate easy migration ofcompetences benefitting the ecosystems at various maturity levels in theinnovation chain in thematic Communities of Practise and other professionalnetworks.

In particular, the following elementsshould be taken into account:

facilitating the development of key areasof interventions in knowledge brokerage settings to get validated and acceptedin health & care delivery services integrating data strategy as a fuel ofnovel digital health services;

linking research institutions, universityhospitals in the context of thematic CoP;

education of new collaborative innovationprinciples and practises;

building upon national initiatives,however, taking into account the Lisbon treaty[12] and

 

developing the existing or building uprepositories of methodologies and set-ups of CoPs

2) Tailored assistance for procurers, regions,cities, national authorities and users to foster sustainable adoption e.g., bydeveloping case specific innovation/business models, giving legal aid,addressing regulation, managing risks, sharing best practises, training andeducation, access to finance, addressing procurement events etc., interlinkingwith innovation acceleration of digital health and care industries, otheractors.

3) The network should undertake activitiesthat investigate the feasibility and facilitate the concrete preparation of across-border PCP for at least one shared common user and procurement need.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of up to €3M over three years would allowthis specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this doesnot preclude submission and selection of a proposal requesting other amounts orduration.

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Concerted approach and solutions to thechallenges faced by the health ecosystems as perceived by service providers andusers in several countries. Increased opportunities for health and careservices providers to address unmet needs. Reduced fragmentation of serviceproviders’ demands.

Evidences of support and collaboration withconsortia developing unmet needs for innovation procurement and implementationaspects beyond the innovation procurement procedures.

Concrete preparation of a cross-border PCPfor at least one shared common procurement need.

Type of Action: Coordination and supportaction

 



[1]      EuropeanProcurers Platform - eHealth - Transforming the market for eHealth Solutions http://innovationithospitals.com/

[2]      InternationalNetwork Supporting Procurement of Innovation via Resources and Education, http://inspirecampus.eu/

[3]      EuropeanAssistance for Innovation Procurement (EAFIP) http://eafip.eu/

[4]      eHealthHub: Integrated Support for eHealth SMEs and stakeholders, https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/ehealth-hub-integrated-support-ehealth-smes-and-stakeholders

[5]      EuropeanInstitute of Innovation & Technology - Health, https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-health

[6]      EuropeanInnovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing

[7]      http://www.aal-europe.eu/

[8]      EuropeanNetwork of Living Labs http://openlivinglabs.eu/

[9]      BlueprintDigital Transformation of health and care: http://ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2016/aha-summit/index.cfm?pg=blueprint

[10]      EU-USEHEALTH/ HEALTH IT MOU UPDATED ROADMAP Webinar New Roadmap Work-stream "SupportingTransatlantic eHealth/Health IT Innovation Ecosystems', 2016 https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/final_eu-us_updated_roadmap_webinar_22516_v2-1_as_delivered.pdf

[11]      OpenInnovation, Open Science, Open to the World – a vision for Europe, EC, 2016,p.12

[12]      Treatyof Lisbon amending the treaty on European Union and the treaty establishing theEuropean Community (2007/C 306/01), see notably Articles 2C(k), 2E(a), 5a, 136a(section on Public Health), 188c(b)

 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:12007L/TXT&from=en

SC1-HCC-05-2018Support to a Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of Digital Single Market strategyd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2018
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 100,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Communication onthe mid-term review of the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy(COM(2017)228) identified three priorities on digital transformation of healthand care (DTHC): citizens' access to their data; data infrastructure;interaction between citizens and healthcare providers for better healthmanagement. That document indicated that specific measures would be elaboratedin a dedicated Communication to be adopted in the months to follow.

Progressing significantly at EU scale onthe referred priorities requires aligning the efforts of many relevant playersacross Europe, namely their efforts on research and innovation, in line withactivities supported by H2020, as well as efforts on deployment, politicalcoordination, stakeholder awareness and mobilisation, etc. Such coordinatedEuropean action on is already supported through various frameworks includingthe European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA),the eHealth network of Member State representatives, the eHealth stakeholdersgroup, the health and care activities under the Digitising European Industryplatform and other. It is also the focus of actions under European programs includingH2020 (notably its societal challenge 1), the Active and Assisted Living JointProgramme, the IMI and ECSEL Joint Undertakings and the Knowledge andInnovation Community on Health from the European Institute of Technology.

Scope: The action should address theactivities indicated below, in close coordination with European Commissionservices, while considering the coordination activities and programs mentionedabove, relevant projects and actions supported by the EU, and other relevantinitiatives.

1) Delivery on the third DTHC priority ofthe DSM (focusing on user-centred integrated care), which should representapproximately 75% of the total effort of the action. This will concentrate onsupporting and extrapolating the lessons from practical experiences acrossEurope that are particularly impactful, successful and replicable. The focuswill be on large scale deployment of digital solutions for chronic diseases andintegrated care (that absorb the majority of healthcare budgets and where thereis a big scope for improvement) and patient-centred care, considering a limitedset of implementation scenarios which seem particularly impactful. Theexperiences to be considered may cover public and non-public initiatives,including from the reference sites and other participants of the EIP on AHA, aswell as relevant European projects (finished or not) on integrated care. Threetasks will be undertaken:

1.1. Support the identified initiatives andprojects, assessing their impact, analysing their strengths and weaknesses, andproviding advice for further deployment, including on available funding frompublic (EU or other) and private sources as well as other types of assistance.In all cases, and notably for EU funding and assistance, the aim should be to maximisetheir leverage effect and demonstrable impact.

1.2. Replicate the lessons from theselected initiatives and projects, through a common framework for assessingimpact (with particular consideration to the MAFEIP[1]), twinningactivities, and collaboration actions between relevant initiatives andstakeholders. The later may include a variety of instruments includingpre-commercial and innovation procurement. Success and failure factors will beanalysed and compared in view to assess their potential replicability. Thiswork should build on the H2020 support action funded under SC1-HCO-17-2017[2],and any other relevant efforts to link initiatives in the scope of the thirdDTHC priority of the DSM.

1.3. Scale up the deployment across Europeof DTHC solutions, analysing, elaborating on and promoting enabling factors and"building blocks", which may lead to European reference frameworks.These may relate e.g. to mHealth, smart homes, smart hospitals, legislation andpractices on data management, recognition of professions and professional acts,reimbursement schemes, health technology assessment, incentive and penaltyschemes, performance and outcome-based approaches, subsidy schemes,interoperability and standards, skills and literacy measures, etc. This workwill build up on the scale-up strategy of the EIP on AHA and any other effortsto scale at European level initiatives in the scope of the third DTHC priorityof the DSM.

2) Collaboration platforms on key aspectsof the three DTHC priorities of the DSM, which should represent approximately20% of the total effort of the action. This requires to identify relevantstakeholders and initiatives across Europe and engage them to collaborate,jointly analyse key challenges and solutions, elaborate common strategicagendas and commitments for action in three areas:

2.1. Citizens' access and management ofdata relevant to their health and wellbeing (first DTHC priority). This willaddress public and private initiatives allowing active citizen involvement withregard to data relevant to their health (access, manage, sharing, donating,etc). It will be important to reach out to relevant stakeholders, e.g. healthauthorities, patient and healthcare provider associations, data protectionauthorities, data platforms, etc. Account should be taken of schemes to sharedata, including across borders, such as the health Digital ServiceInfrastructure under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF[3]), and otherrelevant ongoing projects and actions funded by the EU (e.g. topic SC1-DTH-08-2018in this work program).

2.2. Aggregated demand for infrastructurecapacity to handle health data (capture, transfer, process, store, etc) byresearchers, developers of products and services and other players involved inthe secondary use of data (second DTHC priority). The focus will be on theinteraction between the referred demand and the supply for generic datainfrastructure capacity, considering in particular the initiatives on EuroHPC(high performance computing), European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as well asfuture related activities supported by the H2020 and the (CEF) programs.Special attention should be paid to security, privacy and identificationaspects. Account should be also taken of the most relevant ongoing projects andactions funded by the EU (under H2020, CEF, structural funds, etc) focusing onhealth data.

2.3. Interaction between citizens andhealthcare providers (third DTHC priority), including feedback from patientsand on health outcomes, exploitation of real world data, and other aspectsmeant to improve quality of care and health management in general. This willrefer to various initiatives already existing in this area.

3) Vision of EU coordination and support onDTHC beyond 2020, which should represent approximately 5% of the total effortof the action. Considering inputs gathered through the implementation of thetwo other work packages and additional feedback from relevant stakeholders,advise on future EU support on DTHC goals, including possible financial supportunder the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (e.g. support for research andinnovation, cohesion, strategic investment), as well as legislative, policy, orother types of intervention.

The proposal should include partners withdemonstrated experience of delivering on the areas mentioned above, who arewidely acknowledged for their expertise and results, while providing a broadrepresentation of constituencies relevant to DTHC, as well as of regions acrossEurope.

Beyond the profile and credentials of theirpartners, the proposal should demonstrate capacity to reach out to andeffectively engage relevant stakeholders across Europe, influence theirpolicies and practices as well as stimulate cooperation amongst them.

Moreover, the proposal should be able tocredibly deliver on the expected impacts identified below. This will requirerelevant expertise on a variety of domains and an appropriate level ofresources convincingly allocated to the action.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU up to 4 M€ over two years would allowthis specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this doesnot preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal should provideappropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact in thefollowing areas:

Effective support to and engagement ofstakeholders active on the third DTHC priority of the DSM, resulting intangible impact from the beginning of the action and sustainably throughout itsduration.

Functional collaboration platforms on keyaspects of the three DTHC priorities of the DSM and instrumental contributionto the implementation of EU policy on DTHC in the context of the DSM.

Actionable strategic vision for EU policyon DTHC beyond 2020, including appropriate mobilisation of EU instruments.

Type of Action: Coordination and supportaction

 



[1]      Seewww.mafeip.eu

[2]      Seehttp://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/sc1-hco-17-2017.html

[3]      https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/CEFDIGITAL/CEF+Digital+Home

SC1-DTH-01-2019Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatmentd.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 85,50 M€

Specific Challenge: Currently available methods and strategies for diagnosis and treatment of cancer help clinicians continuously improve quality of care and prevent cancer deaths in the population. Accurate risk assessment, availability of genetic tests, timely diagnosis and effective treatment has created the impression of cancer being a chronic disease that can be cured. However, often rather aggressive treatment, psychological stress (anxiety and depression) can cause physical and psychological problems that may cause long-term after-cure consequences such as similar or other types of cancer, other types of (chronic) diseases and affect the quality of life of a patient. Therefore, the importance of addressing and, if possible, preventing long-term effects of cancer treatment is growing. In addition to patient-reported outcomes such as functional status, symptoms intensity and frequency, multiple domains of well-being and overall satisfaction with life, the use of big data can bring valuable information for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment. Big Data can provide new opportunities to define statistical and clinical significance, but present also challenges as it requires specific analytical approaches.

Scope: Proposals should focus and deliver on how to better acquire, manage, share, model, process and exploit big data using, if appropriate, high performance computing to effectively monitor health status of individual patients, provide overall actionable insights at the point of care and improve quality of life after the cancer treatment. Relevant solutions include for example systems for determining and monitoring (taking also in account gender differences) the combined effects of cancer treatment, environment, lifestyle and genetics on the quality of life, enabling early identification of effects that can cause development of new medical conditions and/or impair the quality of life. Proposals preferably address relevant health economic issues, use patient reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs and PREMs) and take into account the relevant social aspects of health status and quality of life after cancer treatment. Integrated solutions should include suitable approaches towards security and privacy issues.

Information can be collected from traditional sources of health data (cohorts, comprehensive electronic health records or clinical registries, incl. genetic data, validated biomarkers for remission), from new sources of health data (mobile health apps and wearables) and from sources that are usually created for other purposes such as environmental data.

It is important to assure ethical aspects of data, confidentiality, and anonymity of data transfer and engagement of those who collect / code such data in its analysis and interpretation, in order to avoid misinterpretation and inappropriate conclusions by using proper annotation methodologies of the data. Involvement of those who work within healthcare systems, patients, family and relatives, and the general public is needed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Participation of SMEs is encouraged.

Expected Impact: The proposal should provide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact in the following areas:

•Mapped comprehensive big data in a reachable and manageable way by applying principles for sharing and reusability, creating a network of knowledge by linking translation tools, heterogeneous data sources and biomedical texts for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment;

•Emerging data driven analytics and advanced simulation methods to study causal mechanisms and improve forecasts of ill-health, identification of disease trajectories and relapse;

•Better and faster means of high quality response to prevent or timely address development of new medical conditions and/or improve the quality of life;

•Better knowledge for improved patient counselling as well as to improve follow-up of patients;

•Novel information on health maintenance, onset and course of medical conditions with a view to optimise prevention and treatment;

•Evidence base for the development of policy strategies for prevention, early diagnosis, therapies as well as addressing health inequalities, support to patient registries at national level;

•Improved quality of life after cancer treatment, strengthening personal confidence and enhancing employability;

•Preventative strategies are established which have a real effect of reducing the occurrence of health disorders and co-morbidities associated with cancer treatment. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action


SC1-DTH-05-2019Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing societyd.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 85,50 M€

Specific Challenge: An ageing population is increasing demand-side pressures on public health and social care providers across Europe. These pressures undermine the long-term sustainability of existing models for delivering care services to the ageing population.

The challenge is to scale up outcome-based innovative digital health and care solutions across EU borders through joining up actions in procurement of innovation. Digital health and social care solutions have been tested and have demonstrated success in smaller scale settings. However, despite cooperation initiatives amongst regions through INTERREG programmes  or the transfer of innovation schemes of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) , large-scale deployment of digital health and care solutions across EU borders remains limited. There is a lack of collaborative efforts in public purchasing of innovative ICT-based solutions for active and healthy ageing and successfully engaging demand and supply sides in scaling up innovation. This is the case in particular for digital solutions integrating health, social or community care and informal care, IoT enabled independent living solutions  that allow the citizens to live safely and independently at home therefore avoiding institutionalisation, or tele-care solutions and tools supporting for self-care and person-centred care. Moreover, take-up of these ICT-based solutions by both public care providers as well as people in need for care is a crucial factor in successfully alleviating the demand-side pressures on public health and care provision. Supporting the public procurement of innovation helps public authorities by aggregating demand and sharing the inherent risks associated to deploying new innovative solutions that can be integrated with existing public health and care provision systems.

Scope: This topic will contribute to the Digital Single Market Strategy priorities on digital transformation of health and care (notably to the priority on user-centred integrated care), to the Scaling-Up Strategy  of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and will support the EIP on AHA Reference Sites contribution to the Digital Single Market Strategy, notably the priority focusing on user-centred integrated care. The actions supported will target large-scale deployment of digital health and care solutions across different regions in Europe. In line with the priority actions of the EIP on AHA Scaling-up Strategy, the scope of this PPI is to specify, purchase and deploy ICT based solutions (made up of services and ICT products to enable the provision of services) for active and healthy ageing through a common supply and demand side dialogue, which can deliver sustainable, new or improved health and care services promoting patient feedback in which public procurement approaches for innovative solutions lead to improved outcomes. Proposals should:

•Be driven by clearly identified procurement needs  of the participating organisations and building on a deep understanding of the needs of the ageing population, as well as the needs of the relevant health and care providers;

•Support sustainable deployment of new or improved person-centred and outcome-based services promoting patient feedback by providers involved in the procurement of solutions for digital health and care providers, including networking of inpatient and outpatient care, nursing services and care homes;

•Contribute to the creation of scalable markets across Europe in innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing;

•Specify measures that will ensure the sustainability of solutions beyond the lifespan of the proposed project, notably taking into account levels of acceptance with users and professionals as well as health economics considerations.

•Engage public and/or private procurers from each country participating (at national, regional or local level) that have responsibilities and budget control in the relevant area of care or supply of services;

•Be based on a complete set of common specifications for end to end services;

•Demonstrate that the implementation phase will reach "large scale" (i.e. sufficient scale to achieve statistical significance) through region-wide deployment across multiple regions of Europe;

•Contribute to the use of interoperable solutions based on open platforms and take into account existing best practices and standardisation initiatives;

•Provide robust safeguards to ensure compliance with ethical standards and privacy protections and take account of the gender dimension;

•Contribute with good outcome-based practices that are impact measured according to the MAFEIP  methodology and can be made available for replication across other regions (e.g. "detailed plans" for larger scale sustainable uptake of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing, reference material and guidelines, manuals and education materials) through the EIP on AHA innovative practices repository.

•Contribute to the development of national strategies to stimulate the procurement of digital innovation for health and care services based on the outcomes achieved at national level. 

The European Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately through PPI. This does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals of this topic should follow the specific requirements for innovation procurement PPI supported by Horizon 2020 grants as set out in Annex E of the WP.

Expected Impact: The proposal should provide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact in the following areas:

•Growing awareness and successful use of public procurement to boost ICT innovation applied to integrated care and active and healthy ageing, implemented across the whole chain of care ultimately benefiting the growing ageing population across Europe;

•Contribution with data and experiences to regulatory and legislative process development addressing potential barriers to procurement of innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing;

•Contribution of an open and comprehensive socio-economic evidence base for ICT investments in the field that can support the development of sustainable business models (e.g. cost-benefit analysis, increased efficiency of health and care systems, impact assessments, return on investments, quality of life improvements for users, ethics, safety gain and user satisfaction);

•Support initiatives on interoperability and standardisation that can contribute to defragmentation of the market for ICT based active and healthy ageing solutions;

•Creation of economic boundary conditions that can support long-term sustainability of health and care systems and emergence of new business models to develop ICT innovation for active and healthy ageing in Europe;

•Support forward-looking, concerted public-sector investment strategies that benefit from joint approaches across different regions;

•Create new opportunities for market uptake and economies of scale for the supply side for ICT based solutions and services for active and healthy ageing in a Digital Single Market for Europe.

•Contribute to inform policy measures that foster the take-up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing. 

Type of Action: Public Procurement of Innovative solutions


SC1-DTH-09-2019Scaling up the univocal Identification of Medicinal Productsd.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 85,50 M€

Specific Challenge: Across the European Union, medicinal products display differences in names, variations in strength or their package size. The unavailability of a specific product may also necessitate substitution in many instances, if a patient is to be timely served in a pharmacy. Moreover, due to differences in marketing authorisation procedures, not every medicinal product is available in each Member State, and it is not unusual that the same product may have different names across Member States or the same name may identify a different product in another Member State. As substitution is regularly necessary to dispense a foreign ePrescription (eDispensation), a univocal identification of medicinal products would enable and enhance the dispensation of a foreign ePrescription and would provide benefits to patient health, patient safety, pharmacovigilance and would also allow better data analysis of clinical records. Most national ePrescription and medicines databases are not currently supporting relevant identification attributes and codes. As the EU-wide implementation of ISO IDMP (identification of medicinal products) standards is currently under way by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the EU Regulatory Network to comply with the EU Pharmacovigilance legislation, this action aims at enabling and fostering the use of a common EU medicinal Product repository (ISO IDMP compliant) to fulfil the ePrescription/eDispensation in a cross-border setting use case. This will provide a univocal identification of medicinal products across Europe and potentially beyond.

Scope: This innovation action is expected to support two goals: (i) the cross-border mobility of European patients by offering safer eDispensations across borders, (ii) the implementation of the IDMP standards in Member States drug databases (including a possible linkage to the EU SPOR - Substance, Product, Organisation and Referential master data database) allowing the identification of locally available medicinal products which are equivalent to the one identified in a foreign prescription.

This requires creating an EU ePrescription/eDispensing approach to use the future EU SPOR database. A common approach and operating model needs to be developed, including common processes for validation of contents, error mitigation, linkage of the EU SPOR database with the ePrescription/eDispensing systems, updates and mappings to other systems for at least 5 Member States' organisations. Harmonisation guidelines of prescribing and dispensation practices in a cross-border setting could be a further focus.

The proposal should demonstrate its ability to:

•Define the additional quality criteria, processes, actors, risk minimisation measures and safety nets to be applied to the data coming from the EU SPOR database to ensure that the data can be safely used by the ePrescription/eDispensing systems and any harm to patient is avoided;

•Define and implement APIs or use the ones that will be provided by the SPOR system) for data retrieval/view;

•Ensure the quality of data, usability of data for national agencies, determine and support the implementation and validation of adaptations needed at national or regional levels;

•Support integration with existing cross-border ePrescription services, such as implemented under the Connecting Europe Facility ;

•Improved pharmacovigilance, inclusion of pharmacovigilance modules capable of reporting adverse drug reactions to relevant regulators using the format defined by the ISO ICSR (Individual Case Safety Report) standard into clinical software systems, validation and diffusion;

•Establish a Working Group of European medicinal products database producers to support the implementation of the IDMP standard;

•Raise awareness and ensure coordination of pre-competitive activities, cooperation with EMA and the EU Regulatory Network (e.g. national competent authorities), and other relevant stakeholders (producers of ePrescribing, clinical record systems);

•Raise awareness and explore benefits for both regulatory and clinical contexts, use cases for public health, big data;

•Disseminate to clinical actors (prescribers, physicians, nurses) the ISO IDMP data base contents, usage, value generation and relevance for integrated care;

•Contribute to EU-US Trans-Atlantic cooperation and trans-border medicinal products data access and exchange (semantic interoperability);

•Ensure compliance with relevant EU legislation, in particular REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;

•Contribute, where relevant, to the sustainability and diffusion of European eHealth services, such as implemented under the CEF. 

It is expected that Members of the Consortium should include a wide range of relevant stakeholders and experts including inter alia Pharmacists, National Competent Authorities, IT Integrators, producers of ePrescribing, clinical record systems. It should demonstrate its ability to deliver large scale implementation and coordination of European projects. Participation of Industry is encouraged in the most appropriate phases of the project.

The work should also provide an assessment of impacts based on benefits and costs to be anticipated. This should include not only regulatory impact, but also impact on setting global standards and best practice, and impact on clinical data quality and interoperability along with the spill-over effects on pharmaceutical companies, data base producers and competitive advantage of European companies.

Synergies with actions and activities supported by different programmes and policy initiatives of the Commission should be encouraged and resources from previous European projects should be considered.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The proposal should provide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact in the following areas:

•Design and implementation of an IT solution based on the EU SPOR database to support ePrescribing/eDispensing in a cross-border setting is designed and implemented, open for integration with existing cross-border ePrescription and electronic health record services, such as under CEF  or H2020

•Better address adverse events/effects and safety issues by enhanced development of standard vocabulary for the related reporting;

•Better health data access across Europe for patients and healthcare providers;

•Improved quality of care resulting in enhanced patient safety;

•Improved efficiency gains in term of timeliness of intervention;

•Extended healthcare continuum across borders;

•Collection and re-use of a data set that is sufficiently large to detect (statistically) significant findings;

•Provision of medicinal products information for under-resourced stakeholders. 

Type of Action: Innovation action


SC1-DTH-11-2019Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated cared.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 85,50 M€

Specific Challenge: Senior people are statistically at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and multiple chronic health conditions with consequences for their independence, their quality of life (and the one of their families) but also for the sustainability of health and social care systems. There is also increasing evidence that interactions with the environment play an important role in the evolution of the patient's health status and condition. The challenge is now to foster secure, scalable and robust digital solutions for integrated care which will: 

•Ensure a truly personalized delivery of health and social care, whilst supporting outcomes-based significant efficiency gains in health and care delivery. 

•Promote a shift towards outcome-based delivery of integrated (health and social) care, which can be realised in a realistic operational, organisational and financial setting. 

•Ensure trust of users and policy makers with regard to data access, protection and sharing. 

•Design flexible but replicable solutions with a potential for financial sustainability, large scale deployment and further business and job creation opportunities.  

Scope: The scope of this topic is to foster the large-scale pilots for deployment of trusted and personalised digital solutions dealing with Integrated Care, with a view to supporting and extending healthy and independent living for older individuals who are facing permanently or temporarily reduced functionality and capabilities. This in turn is expected to contribute to a patient-centred and truly individualized strategy in order to develop trusted, robust and financially sustainable services potentially useable in any Member States and the Digital Single Market, and applicable to a very wide range of patient pathways. These approaches aim to enable people to remain independent as long as possible and prevent hospitalisation.

Expected outcomes are in priority:

•Efficiency gains in terms of resource utilization and coordination of care.

•Flexibility and replicability of service delivery patterns to combine personalization and large scale adoption of services with patient and citizen feedback.

•Ensuring secure and efficient sharing and processing of all data and information involved in the supply chain at each step of data stream: access, protection, sharing, processing and storage.

•Improvement of quality of life for the patient and his/her family and also of working conditions of all health care and social care providers involved in the supply chain, taking into account multi-disciplinary environment and constraints. Working conditions of professionals should cover in priority: work time management, quality of data/information exchange and multi-disciplinary coordination. 

Outcome indicators should contribute to the assessment of the action regarding trust, recruitment, added value for the patient (in terms of quality of life) and cost-efficiency altogether.

•Recruitment of professionals will be measured by the number of professionals registered as actual used compared with the number of professionals actually registered in the pilot site region.

•Quality of life should be measured on the basis of commonly used questionnaires (like SF36) but also if required on the basis of specific disease-oriented measurement tools.

•Measurement of cost-efficiency should be measured on the basis of work time information dedicated to each patient. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should provide measurable progress towards:

•A common vision of technical prerequisites and framework to ensure users trust with regard to health and social data and information in IT supported environment, in line with existing EU data protection regulation (and if required with EU reflection on platforms).

•An evidence-based minimum data set on key points of the pathway:       

oClerical information: complete definition   

oClinical information: generic definition.  

•Harmonisation, certification, approval labelling or reliable identification of adequate solutions for integrated care.

•Robust and reliable and replicable business models for IT supported solutions in a truly personalized and multi-disciplinary environment. 

Type of Action: Innovation action


SC1-HCC-02-2019Support for the large scale uptake of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domaind.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019
Digital transformation in Health and Care
Orçamento 85,50 M€

Specific Challenge: In the past years several open service platforms for Active and Healthy Ageing domains have been developed, originating from the medical, independent living, and IoT domain. These platforms aim at building a common basis for application development, assuring interoperability at the application and service level, and reducing development cost by re-use of components. As these platforms mature more insight is needed in the way they contribute to the development of a scalable and open market for digital solutions for health and ageing, and which value is actually achieved through them. The integration of platforms between different domains will introduce new interoperability issues that need to be tackled. A coordination and support action that addresses these issues and gathers the insight referred above is needed in order to promote the effective uptake and impact of open platforms.

Scope: Proposals should deliver an inventory of the state of the art and analyse the use of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain, covering both open platforms -such as universAAL  and FIWARE - and partly-open/proprietary platforms developed by industry. In addition, proposals should address interactions between platforms.

Proposals should elaborate a methodology that monitors open platform development, adoption and spread across Europe, with relevant KPI’s, factors that support or hinder the uptake of open platforms in Europe, including the associated evolution of the ecosystems and stakeholder networks.

Proposals are then expected to put this methodology into practice and study the use of open platforms by, amongst other possible actions, collecting and processing data from running and recently ended projects –including EU funded projects- and initiatives that use the referred platforms, with special focus on those building upon UniversAAL and FIWARE. They should also address the evolution in the further development and maintenance of the platforms as well as the use and sustainability of relevant open platforms.

Proposals should elaborate evaluation guidelines aimed at collecting evidence on socio economic costs and benefits of the use of open platforms as means for service delivery to serve as a reference for promoting further use of this approach.

Proposals are expected to include activities aimed at fostering integration efforts and knowledge exchange between the projects and initiatives referred above and also the user communities around the platforms. Proposals should collect best practices and practical experience with integrating multiple platforms. Technical, organisational, financial/business and legal aspects should be taken into account. Proposals should explore and link relevant on-going policy initiatives in the field such as the Blueprint for digital transformation of health and care .

Proposals should describe collaboration activities with other relevant European projects or initiatives, e.g. the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. They are also expected to include dissemination activities for different stakeholder groups -technology developers, policy makers, end users-, preferably in the context of major events such as EIP-AHA summit, AAL Forum and eHealth Week.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposal should present appropriate indicators to measure their progress and impact in these areas:

•Identification of the critical success factors of open platform development, deployment, and spread;

•Increased knowledge on the differences and synergies between open platforms, with regard to both their features and their interoperability on different levels (data / information / applications / services);

•Evidence for the socioeconomic benefit of open service platforms;

•Engagement of required stakeholders to ensure the reliability of the data collected and to maximize the value of results achieved;

•Increased levels of participation by service platform providers and platform users in networking and knowledge exchange events;

•Contribution to the effective implementation of relevant policy initiatives in the field;

•Enhanced synergies with other European projects to make joint progress on favourable framework conditions to scaling-up digital innovation for active and healthy ageing across the EU, including standardisation. 

Type of Action: Coordination and support action


SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020Digital health and care servicesd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-SC1-DTH-2019 (PCP)
Digital transformation in Health and Care (PCP)
Orçamento 22,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Digital solutions supporting a continuum of care across a range of health and care services can relieve the pressure on governments to provide more cost-effective health and care systems by improving utilisation of healthcare and health outcomes. In this context the challenges are to network, lead and facilitate health systems research, innovation and digitisation in view of addressing key areas of interventions in health and care services including health promotion and disease prevention.

Scope: Support the health and care service provider to procure the development, testing and implementation of digital services and communication concepts that can facilitate the transition to integrated care models across health and social services and country-specific cross-institutional set-ups, including decentralised procurement environments and collaboration across institutions. Key challenges that could be addressed are patient empowerment, self-management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic disease management, diagnosing, home-care logistics, hospital logistics, skills and independent living. These challenges could be addressed by applicable ICT domains e.g., telemedicine, mHealth, IoT, shared open source IT-based platforms, etc. as will be defined in the market consultation process. This should result in early adoption and demonstration of the potential for scaling-up the services and positive impact with evidence of appropriate incentives of various actors.

Proposals should deliver and:

•be driven by clearly identified user needs guiding the procurers of the buyers group ;

•be driven by public and/or private procurers from each country participating (at national, regional or local level) that have responsibilities and budget control in the relevant area of supply of health and care services;

•demonstrate strong commitment of end-users and their communities in the co-creation process;

•as applicable contribute to the use of interoperable solutions based on open platforms and take into account existing best practices and standardisation initiatives;

•provide robust safeguards to ensure compliance with ethical standards and privacy protection;

•include robust time-lines, a well-structured work-plan aligned to the objectives of the different phases and according particular importance to the role played by the preparatory phase; (templates made available by the Commission are strongly recommended to be used in particular as concerns the call for tender) and;

•identify and understand the implications for training (including aspects of organisational, digital health literacy and new collaborative innovation principles and practises), management, and retention of healthcare staff under this topic. 

The procurers, hospital clusters, care services providers and other parts of the regional ecosystems should be enabled to share knowledge, test results and needs to better coordinate the primary and community care towards more local responsibility for care services, monitoring and rehabilitation. This may include aspects such as organisational processes, digital health literacy, workforce training, financing and business models, hospital and telemedicine services, home care, patient centeredness, development of shared open source IT-based platforms, data integration, standards and regulatory issues, management and retention of healthcare staff.

The service innovation should facilitate the early adoption and transferability (to other local contexts) of successful solutions addressing the innovation gap. Multi-policy/strategy collaboration across institutions (hospitals and institutions under the responsibility of municipalities), industries, academia and user communities capable of establishing dedicated operational programmes are necessary to safeguard both the service and business performance metrics and the growth potential in the innovation chain.

The proposal should include the methodology foreseen to measure progress towards the key performance areas of quality of care, sustainability and economic value within the selected key area of intervention, see e.g. MAFEIP . Sufficient travel allowances for regular information days concerning the procedures and thematic networking events (e.g. related to relevant co-ordination support actions) should be safeguarded. A plan how to implement the services would be an asset if the outcome of the project is successful. Approaches towards value based procurement are encouraged.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of around €5-6M would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals of this topic should follow the specific requirements for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) supported by Horizon 2020 grants as set out in Annex E of the WP.

Expected Impact: The proposal should provide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact in the following areas:

•Established path to innovation, evidence of benefits of disruptive technologies that can support the development of sustainable business models, improved user and market engagement, strengthened procurement community, evidence of healthy innovation ecosystem including researchers, users, eHealth and other solution providers and procurers. Evidence in key performance areas i.e., quality in health and care, sustainability of the delivery system and economic value.

•Increased opportunities for solution uptake across wider international procurement markets by aiming at interoperable solutions that are validated through field testing by participating procurers in multiple countries across Europe and contribution to standardisation where relevant. 

Type of Action: Pre-Commercial Procurement


SU-TDS-02-2018Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructuresd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SU-TDS-2018
Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care (2018)
Orçamento 36,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Digital technologiessuch as Big data, Internet of Things, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, HighPerformance Computing, Cloud and Cybersecurity offer new opportunities totransform healthcare systems and delivery, Connected medical devices, inparticular if linked to Clinical Information Systems, can bring increasedpatient safety and efficiency into healthcare system(s). However, ICTinfrastructures and data have become critical for the functioning of thehospitals and care systems and due to increasing connectivity, the exposure torisks of cyber-crime is constantly increasing. Healthcare ICT infrastructuresare now considered to be part of the Critical Information Infrastructure.Cyberattacks are a potential danger to the safety of patients and to the privacyof sensitive health data.

Scope: Development and implementation ofinnovative methods, tools, guidelines or best practices addressing the need forcybersecurity in hospitals including remote care and homecare settings e.g. forassessing risks and vulnerabilities of hospitals w.r.t cyberattacks; innovativecybersecurity measures; identification/authentication systems within hospitalstaking into account cross-border requirements and usability; addressingcybersecurity in the whole lifecycle of a medical device including hardwarewith embedded software, such as e.g. pacemakers, …); solutions addressing theneed for cybersecurity certification of products/devices and services in thehealth and care domain; standards for security-by-design covering the wholelifecycle of eHealth applications; cybersecurity in remote healthcareprovisions including homecare settings and in IT infrastructures supportingintegrated care; secure information sharing between healthcare organisations(including cross border); security for cloud solutions supporting healthcareservices; cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) components supportinghealthcare organisations in Europe.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 5 million wouldallow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, thisdoes not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting otheramounts.

Proposals under this topic may be subjectto security scrutiny if they could potentially lead to security-sensitiveresults that should be classified (see guide for classification).

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Improved security of Health and Careservices, data and infrastructures;

Less risk of data privacy breaches causedby cyberattacks;

Increased patient trust and safety.

Type of Action: Research and Innovationaction

 

SU-TDS-03-2018Raising awareness and developing training schemes on cybersecurity in hospitalsd.l. 24-04-2018
Call H2020-SU-TDS-2018
Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care (2018)
Orçamento 36,00 M€

Specific Challenge: ICT infrastructures anddata have become critical for the functioning of the hospitals and caresystems. Due to increasing connectivity, the exposure to risks of cyber-crimeis constantly increasing. Cyber-attacks are a potential danger to the safety ofpatients and to the privacy of sensitive health data. Some cybersecuritythreats are caused by human errors or ignorance.

Scope: Awareness raising of staff workingin healthcare settings on security and data privacy is important to reducecybersecurity vulnerabilities and exposure.

Training of IT staff working in healthcaresettings is of high priority in order to enforce the knowledge on informationsecurity processes and data protection procedures. This may include proactivemanagerial and technological strategies to reduce vulnerabilities e.g. bestpractices to minimize the potential for becoming a victim of phishing andransomware or strategies to respond to attacks,…. Appropriate training on thepermitted use of patient health data/ information according to the requirementsof relevant data protection law(s) is also a priority.

The Commission considers that proposalsrequesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow thisspecific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does notpreclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals under this topic may be subjectto security scrutiny if they could potentially lead to security-sensitiveresults that should be classified (see guide for classification).

Expected Impact: The proposal shouldprovide appropriate indicators to measure its progress and specific impact inthe following areas:

Less human errors causing cybersecuritythreats;

Less risk of data privacy breaches;

Reduced cybersecurity vulnerability ofHealth and Care services, data and infrastructures;

Increased patient trust and safety.

Type of Action: Coordination and supportaction

 

   

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BG-08-2018-2019All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagshipd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-BG-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-BG-2018-2019)
BLUE GROWTH
Orçamento 45,00 M€
Specific Challenge: The Atlantic Ocean is an invaluable shared resource. The societal value of its blue economy is enormous for countries located on its shores. There are however, still considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of processes related to this ocean especially with regard to its chemistry, ecology, biodiversity, impacts of climate and the potential for the sustainable exploitation of its natural resources including aquaculture. The Atlantic Ocean is subject to a range of pressures, such as impacts related to climate change, pollution, fishing above sustainable levels, mining and coastal eutrophication. Both remote and local forces play a role in these changes and it is necessary to consider local, regional and basin-wide drivers and factors to understand, predict and adapt to change. Furthermore, the potential of seafood to reduce food and nutrition insecurity calls for collaboration at international level. Having already demonstrated how successful research cooperation can be in the North Atlantic Ocean in tackling some of these issues, the objective now is to take a systemic approach to tackle the scientific and socio-economic challenges and to move towards a basin-wide cooperation from Antarctica to the Arctic, through enhanced cooperation with countries bordering the South Atlantic, notably Brazil and South Africa.

Scope: The actions shall aim at understanding and sustainably managing the Atlantic Ocean as a whole, through a large-scale basin effort involving both the northern and the southern parts of this ocean and its interlinks with the adjacent areas. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to bring together and systematically connect scientists, stakeholders, data, knowledge, expertise, capacities, and resources. This is only feasible through the synergistic cooperation among the bordering countries. With the development of a South Atlantic Ocean Science Plan focusing on the challenges and research needs of the South Atlantic Ocean, which are also interconnected with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean, this cooperation can converge towards the implementation of a systemic approach by linking and jointly tackling the climate-food-ocean challenges. Overall, activities shall contribute to upscale cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of long-term partnerships building on on-going initiatives such as the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. In order to realise this, proposals shall address one of the following sub-topics:

[A] 2018 - Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Activities shall launch a multi-stakeholder platform to reinforce international cooperation between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries and to connect with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean, as outlined above. The platform shall address the key following points: enhance business opportunities and the up-take of innovations e.g. aquaculture production systems, marine and maritime technologies; develop common standards e.g. for deep ocean and shelf observing systems, seafloor mapping, ecosystem approaches in utilizing marine living resources; reinforce capacity building by aligning European training programmes, including through industrial apprenticeship opportunities and networking with Atlantic partners; promote citizen awareness and literacy on ocean issues; align and converge international research and innovation cooperation activities and other relevant initiatives and investments between the northern and southern Atlantic countries. It will upscale cooperation with countries bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, in particular Brazil and South Africa, by reinforcing the mutual benefits of science diplomacy, addressing the grand challenges and opportunities of the Atlantic Ocean as a system, exploiting the benefits it holds for our citizens and entering a new era of Blue Enlightenment which spans from Antarctica to the Arctic.

This action should build on past and ongoing regional, national initiatives and programmes e.g. PIRATA, SAMOC, SA MAR-ECO, GEOTRACES, SOLAS, OTN, ICEMASA, BCLME, and EU projects e.g. MAREFRAME, BIOMORE, ATLANTOS, AORAC-SA, EU POLAR Net, INMARE, PREFACE etc. as well as national initiatives across and alongside the Atlantic Ocean. It should also involve (or liaise with) relevant European research infrastructures such as Euro-Argo ERIC and EMSO ERIC.

[B] 2018-2019- Assessing the status of Atlantic marine ecosystems. Activities shall enhance the knowledge on the status and dynamics of Atlantic marine ecosystems, quantifying main drivers of short and long-term change, examine the interactions between different stressors, including climate change, and the role of cumulative impacts on ecosystem functioning and associated ecosystem services. They shall also contribute to improve the sustainability of the exploitation of the marine resources, through extending climate based predictions as well as testing for so-called tipping points, regimes shifts or more advanced assessments of ecosystem stability. Activities may entail 3D–mapping of the water column and high resolution seafloor mapping of selected large areas (including relevant marine ecosystems), considering the feasibility/safety and sustainability of these maritime operations. Mapping shall include variables of a different nature, such as physical, biological, chemical, habitats, seafloor characteristics and integrity (including in relation to climate change) and may require the development of new technologies. Furthermore, demonstration of cost-effective approaches to management and processing of the large quantities of data, better coordinated data sharing and operability, as well as the development of improved forecasting capabilities of stressors, tipping points, recovery and changes in ecosystem state will be important. The participation of industrial and regional stakeholders is encouraged to help define ecosystem-requirements. All data collected by the projects (including in international waters) shall be made open access by the end of the project. The choices of the selected areas need to be justified. Actions shall include capacity building and training with/in countries bordering the South and Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Links with ongoing initiatives such as EMODNet should be considered. The activities will be carried out in close co-operation with relevant Commission services (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation), ensuring coherence with related policy initiatives.

[C] 2018-2019- New value chains for aquaculture production. Activities shall explore new species, products and/or processes for aquaculture production (including algae). They shall consider existing, emerging and potential markets, take into consideration sound cost-effective production methods, sustainability and profitability. Consideration shall be given to the design of Internet of Things (IoT) approaches in the development of innovative production technologies, including new/improved biosensors, the circularity of the processes with the objective of zero waste and consider consumers' concerns and demands. The development of monitoring programmes for risk assessment including emerging pollutants and climate change resilience and mitigation will be essential. Activities shall contribute to reduce risks to human health. They will also foster higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors. Finally, it will be important to reinforce capacity building by aligning training programmes, including through industrial apprenticeship opportunities and networking along and across the Atlantic Ocean, in particular, but not exclusively, with South Africa and Brazil and other Atlantic Ocean coastal states. Reinforcing links between industrial partners is also crucial to exchange best practices and to facilitate the creation of business opportunities, therefore the SME participation in this topic is encouraged.

Consortia submitting proposals to this Flagship are encouraged to include participants from countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean as their active participation is key to the success of the proposals.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU respectively in the range of EUR 4 million for sub-topic [A], EUR 9 million for sub-topic [B] and EUR 8 million for sub-topic [C] would allow this specific challenge to be adequately addressed. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals shall include a task to cluster with other projects financed under this topic and – if possible – with other relevant projects in the field funded by Horizon 2020. Possible links with related research and innovation activities supported by the Belmont Forum on Ocean sustainability shall also be considered.

Expected Impact: In order to contribute to the implementation of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy and its related Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan, the EU Blue Growth Strategy, the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, the EU International Ocean Governance Communication, the EU Communication for a Sustainable European Future, the UN SDGs, the EU Food 2030137 process for food and nutrition security, as well as the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, activities shall:

In the short term:

- Contribute to the implementation of the EU-Brazil-South Africa Belém Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation cooperation (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Improve the coordination and alignment of programmes/initiatives and projects between South and North Atlantic regions and with the EU and its Member States (sub-topic A).

- Contribute to create the right conditions for the development of better and accurate monitoring, modelling, planning, management and prediction capacities in the whole Atlantic (sub-topics A & B).

- Develop ecosystem assessments and forecasts as well as a deeper understanding of vulnerabilities and risk including those relating to the global climate system and the impacts of climate change (sub-topic B).

- Increase the competitiveness of the EU’s blue economy by developing new technologies to service societal needs and new value chains (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Create a lasting partnership on sustainable aquaculture business opportunities for industrial partnerships between Europe and countries bordering the South Atlantic (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to creating sustainable food production systems and implementing resilient aquaculture practices that increase productivity and production, help maintain healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change (UN SDG 2) (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans (UN SDG 14) (sub-topics A & B).

In the medium term:

- Contribute to the development of ecosystem services to ensure the long-term sustainable management of marine resources (UN SDG 14) (sub-topic B).

- Ensure that nutritious and safe food is available, accessible and affordable for all while conserving natural resources and contributing to climate change mitigation (UN SDG 2 and SDG 13) (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to achieving a zero waste European aquaculture system by strengthening the sustainability, resilience and robustness of industry, by 2030 (sub-topic C).

- Increase EU leadership in ocean technology developments (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Increase consumers' trust and confidence in seafood products (sub-topic C).

- Create a well trained workforce able to tackle the multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary challenges and opportunities of the Atlantic Ocean (sub-topics A & C).

- Consolidate education and training networks including more ocean-engaged citizens and communities (sub-topic A).

- Improve the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within the blue economy.

- Contribute to policymaking in research, innovation and technology (sub-topics A, B & C).

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

DT-BG-04-2018-2019Sustainable European aquaculture 4.0: nutrition and breedingd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-BG-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-BG-2018-2019)
BLUE GROWTH
Orçamento 45,00 M€
Specific Challenge: European aquaculture provides 1.25 million tonnes of seafood annually100, valued at over 4 billion euro. However, Europe heavily depends on external markets to ensure consumer demands for seafood (including from fresh water) is met. EU aquaculture needs to increase the competiveness of its food products and to respond to consumer demands for high-quality and safe food, in a challenging context of climate change, greater competition for natural resources, and conflicting interests for space and markets. To ensure food and nutrition security by 2030, European aquaculture has to sustainably expand in terms of space, production and new value chains, exploring and enhancing innovation opportunities offered by sustainable and resilient aquaculture production systems, implementing the circular economy principles and increasing social acceptance of the corresponding activities and products. European aquaculture has now a unique opportunity to address not only today's challenges of climate change and food and nutrition security, but also to implement the international commitments encompassed in the UN SDGs, while fostering economic growth and social prosperity.

Scope: Activities shall develop smart breeding programmes and/or tailor feeding formulas and technologies for conventional and organic aquaculture – for marine and/or freshwater - targeting animal health (contributing to disease resistance) and welfare, different production systems, feeding efficiency, resilience and climate change mitigation - when applicable, including related traits and possible links between them (synergies, trade-offs) -, zero waste, by-products valorisation following circularity principles and organoleptic and nutritional values of seafood optimisation. Efforts to close the reproduction cycle of economically important species should be considered. In addition, activities shall explore the potential of the microbiome on health and productivity of farmed species.101 Activities shall consider sound cost-effective production methods and profitability, testing, demonstrating and upscaling of the production processes to pre-commercial product. Regulatory authority and consumers should also be consulted, addressing their concerns and demands. The use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be considered. The participation of deep-tech start-ups is encouraged. Activities shall develop a set of indicators to monitor and measure progress towards the expected impacts as listed in the call text and in particular the improvement of the production systems that increases productivity, resilience and sustainability. The interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial nature of the project should also apply to training activities improving the professional skills and competencies and supporting the creation of new jobs in the blue economy.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be adequately addressed. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Contributing to the ongoing implementation of EU policies such as the Bioeconomy Strategy, the Circular Economy Strategy, the Blue Growth Strategy, the Common Fisheries Policy, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the priorities defined in the European Commission Staff Working Document FOOD 2030, as well as international policies and initiatives such as the UN SDGs, the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the BLUEMED Initiative, the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the BIOEAST Initiative, activities shall:

In the short term:

- Demonstrate that investment in sustainable aquaculture research and innovation leads to the creation of new value chains, markets, growth and jobs in coastal, offshore and landlocked areas.

- Improve consumers' awareness, perceptions and acceptability of the European aquaculture products and methods.

- Contribute to the creation of improved sustainable aquaculture systems and implement productive and resilient aquaculture practices that maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, by 2020 (UN SDG 2).

- Contribute to ensure the genetic diversity of farmed algae (micro and macro) and farmed aquatic species (fish, molluscs and crustaceans) and their related wild species, and promote access to the utilisation of genetic resources by 2020 (UN SDG 2).

In the medium term

- Contribute to increasing available, accessible, affordable and nutritious food and feed, while conserving natural resources and contributing to climate change mitigation (UN SDG 2).

- Improve the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within the blue economy.

- Contribute to policymaking in research, innovation and technology.

Type of Action: Innovation action

BG-08-2018-2019All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagshipd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-BG-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-BG-2018-2019)
BLUE GROWTH
Orçamento 32,50 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018
Specific Challenge: The Atlantic Ocean is an invaluable shared resource. The societal value of its blue economy is enormous for countries located on its shores. There are however, still considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of processes related to this ocean especially with regard to its chemistry, ecology, biodiversity, impacts of climate and the potential for the sustainable exploitation of its natural resources including aquaculture. The Atlantic Ocean is subject to a range of pressures, such as impacts related to climate change, pollution, fishing above sustainable levels, mining and coastal eutrophication. Both remote and local forces play a role in these changes and it is necessary to consider local, regional and basin-wide drivers and factors to understand, predict and adapt to change. Furthermore, the potential of seafood to reduce food and nutrition insecurity calls for collaboration at international level. Having already demonstrated how successful research cooperation can be in the North Atlantic Ocean in tackling some of these issues, the objective now is to take a systemic approach to tackle the scientific and socio-economic challenges and to move towards a basin-wide cooperation from Antarctica to the Arctic, through enhanced cooperation with countries bordering the South Atlantic, notably Brazil and South Africa.

Scope: The actions shall aim at understanding and sustainably managing the Atlantic Ocean as a whole, through a large-scale basin effort involving both the northern and the southern parts of this ocean and its interlinks with the adjacent areas. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to bring together and systematically connect scientists, stakeholders, data, knowledge, expertise, capacities, and resources. This is only feasible through the synergistic cooperation among the bordering countries. With the development of a South Atlantic Ocean Science Plan focusing on the challenges and research needs of the South Atlantic Ocean, which are also interconnected with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean, this cooperation can converge towards the implementation of a systemic approach by linking and jointly tackling the climate-food-ocean challenges. Overall, activities shall contribute to upscale cooperation along and across the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of long-term partnerships building on on-going initiatives such as the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. In order to realise this, proposals shall address one of the following sub-topics:

[A] 2018 -Coordination of marine and maritime research and innovation activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Activities shall launch a multi-stakeholder platform to reinforce international cooperation between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries and to connect with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean, as outlined above. The platform shall address the key following points: enhance business opportunities and the up-take of innovations e.g. aquaculture production systems, marine and maritime technologies; develop common standards e.g. for deep ocean and shelf observing systems, seafloor mapping, ecosystem approaches in utilizing marine living resources; reinforce capacity building by aligning European training programmes, including through industrial apprenticeship opportunities and networking with Atlantic partners; promote citizen awareness and literacy on ocean issues; align and converge international research and innovation cooperation activities and other relevant initiatives and investments between the northern and southern Atlantic countries. It will upscale cooperation with countries bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, in particular Brazil and South Africa, by reinforcing the mutual benefits of science diplomacy, addressing the grand challenges and opportunities of the Atlantic Ocean as a system, exploiting the benefits it holds for our citizens and entering a new era of Blue Enlightenment which spans from Antarctica to the Arctic.

This action should build on past and ongoing regional, national initiatives and programmes e.g. PIRATA, SAMOC, SA MAR-ECO, GEOTRACES, SOLAS, OTN, ICEMASA, BCLME, and EU projects e.g. MAREFRAME, BIOMORE, ATLANTOS, AORAC-SA, EU POLAR Net, INMARE, PREFACE etc. as well as national initiatives across and alongside the Atlantic Ocean. It should also involve (or liaise with) relevant European research infrastructures such as Euro-Argo ERIC and EMSO ERIC.

[B] 2018-2019- Assessing the status of Atlantic marine ecosystems. Activities shall enhance the knowledge on the status and dynamics of Atlantic marine ecosystems, quantifying main drivers of short and long-term change, examine the interactions between different stressors, including climate change, and the role of cumulative impacts on ecosystem functioning and associated ecosystem services. They shall also contribute to improve the sustainability of the exploitation of the marine resources, through extending climate based predictions as well as testing for so-called tipping points, regimes shifts or more advanced assessments of ecosystem stability. Activities may entail 3D–mapping of the water column and high resolution seafloor mapping of selected large areas (including relevant marine ecosystems), considering the feasibility/safety and sustainability of these maritime operations. Mapping shall include variables of a different nature, such as physical, biological, chemical, habitats, seafloor characteristics and integrity (including in relation to climate change) and may require the development of new technologies. Furthermore, demonstration of cost-effective approaches to management and processing of the large quantities of data, better coordinated data sharing and operability, as well as the development of improved forecasting capabilities of stressors, tipping points, recovery and changes in ecosystem state will be important. The participation of industrial and regional stakeholders is encouraged to help define ecosystem-requirements. All data collected by the projects (including in international waters) shall be made open access by the end of the project. The choices of the selected areas need to be justified. Actions shall include capacity building and training with/in countries bordering the South and Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Links with ongoing initiatives such as EMODNet should be considered. The activities will be carried out in close co-operation with relevant Commission services (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation), ensuring coherence with related policy initiatives.

[C] 2018-2019- New value chains for aquaculture production. Activities shall explore new species, products and/or processes for aquaculture production (including algae). They shall consider existing, emerging and potential markets, take into consideration sound cost-effective production methods, sustainability and profitability. Consideration shall be given to the design of Internet of Things (IoT) approaches in the development of innovative production technologies, including new/improved biosensors, the circularity of the processes with the objective of zero waste and consider consumers' concerns and demands. The development of monitoring programmes for risk assessment including emerging pollutants and climate change resilience and mitigation will be essential. Activities shall contribute to reduce risks to human health. They will also foster higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors. Finally, it will be important to reinforce capacity building by aligning training programmes, including through industrial apprenticeship opportunities and networking along and across the Atlantic Ocean, in particular, but not exclusively, with South Africa and Brazil and other Atlantic Ocean coastal states. Reinforcing links between industrial partners is also crucial to exchange best practices and to facilitate the creation of business opportunities, therefore the SME participation in this topic is encouraged.

Consortia submitting proposals to this Flagship are encouraged to include participants from countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean as their active participation is key to the success of the proposals.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU respectively in the range of EUR 4 million for sub-topic [A], EUR 9 million for sub-topic [B] and EUR 8 million for sub-topic [C] would allow this specific challenge to be adequately addressed. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals shall include a task to cluster with other projects financed under this topic and – if possible – with other relevant projects in the field funded by Horizon 2020. Possible links with related research and innovation activities supported by the Belmont Forum on Ocean sustainability shall also be considered.

Expected Impact: In order to contribute to the implementation of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy and its related Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan, the EU Blue Growth Strategy, the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the EU Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, the EU International Ocean Governance Communication, the EU Communication for a Sustainable European Future, the UN SDGs, the EU Food 2030137 process for food and nutrition security, as well as the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, activities shall:

In the short term:

- Contribute to the implementation of the EU-Brazil-South Africa Belém Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation cooperation (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Improve the coordination and alignment of programmes/initiatives and projects between South and North Atlantic regions and with the EU and its Member States (sub-topic A).

- Contribute to create the right conditions for the development of better and accurate monitoring, modelling, planning, management and prediction capacities in the whole Atlantic (sub-topics A & B).

- Develop ecosystem assessments and forecasts as well as a deeper understanding of vulnerabilities and risk including those relating to the global climate system and the impacts of climate change (sub-topic B).

- Increase the competitiveness of the EU’s blue economy by developing new technologies to service societal needs and new value chains (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Create a lasting partnership on sustainable aquaculture business opportunities for industrial partnerships between Europe and countries bordering the South Atlantic (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to creating sustainable food production systems and implementing resilient aquaculture practices that increase productivity and production, help maintain healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change (UN SDG 2) (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to the sustainable management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans (UN SDG 14) (sub-topics A & B).

In the medium term:

- Contribute to the development of ecosystem services to ensure the long-term sustainable management of marine resources (UN SDG 14) (sub-topic B).

- Ensure that nutritious and safe food is available, accessible and affordable for all while conserving natural resources and contributing to climate change mitigation (UN SDG 2 and SDG 13) (sub-topic C).

- Contribute to achieving a zero waste European aquaculture system by strengthening the sustainability, resilience and robustness of industry, by 2030 (sub-topic C).

- Increase EU leadership in ocean technology developments (sub-topics A, B & C).

- Increase consumers' trust and confidence in seafood products (sub-topic C).

- Create a well trained workforce able to tackle the multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary challenges and opportunities of the Atlantic Ocean (sub-topics A & C).

- Consolidate education and training networks including more ocean-engaged citizens and communities (sub-topic A).

- Improve the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within the blue economy.

- Contribute to policymaking in research, innovation and technology (sub-topics A, B & C).

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action

DT-RUR-12-2018ICT Innovation for agriculture – Digital Innovation Hubs for Agricultured.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-RUR-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-RUR-2018-2019)
RURAL RENAISSANCE
Orçamento 50,00 M€

Specific Challenge: European agriculture could gain a decisive competitive advantage if the ICT sector and the farming community could work together to generate a wave of bottom-up ICT innovations across Europe designed to create more productive and sustainable agricultural systems. The topic will facilitate the adoption and widespread transfer of ICT-based solutions for agriculture.

The Digitising European Industry Strategy aims to ensure that every business in Europe has access to a Digital Innovation Hub at ‘a working distance’. A Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) helps companies become more competitive by improving their business/production processes, products and services through the use of digital technologies. DIHs offer services to test and experiment with advanced technologies and produce innovative products/solutions. They should also act as a broker between user companies and technology suppliers.

Many components of Digital Innovation Hubs already exist at European, national and regional level.Through this topic, the European Commission is adding value to these existing investments by supporting highly innovative experimentation on a pan-European scale.

Scope: The topic calls for promoting Digital Innovation Hubs in agriculture. It should address the adoption of ICT-based solutions for more productive and sustainable agriculture systems. The focus is on innovative technologies that need to be customized, integrated, tested and validated not only by technology developers but also the farming community before they are placed on the market. Special emphasis is on the strengthening of European start-ups and SMEs by adopting new concepts linked to innovative agri-business and/or service models, and connecting them with actors that can provide access to finance, advanced training skills, knowledge and needs of the farming community.

Hence, the following is requested for this topic:

1. Organisations participating in the call should demonstrate that they are deeply rooted in a digital innovation hub that offers digital transformation services to companies in its proximity. They should provide a clear analysis of how the proposed project will add value to the existing service offer, and how it is aligned with the national or regional digitisation initiative. Every project should support a critical mass of dedicated pan-European innovation experiments that bring together technology suppliers and the farming sector. At least 50% of the budget should directly benefit SMEs. The action may involve financial support to third parties. The proposal will define the process of selecting entities for which financial support will be granted, typically in the order of 40.000 – 100.000 per party;

2. Activities proposed should be sustainable in the long term and must include a business plan for the Digital Innovation Hubs, a plan to attract investors, to address needs of the farming sector and dissemination activities. The use of established networks for SMEs such as the Enterprise Europe network is encouraged;

3. The project should create a network and help achieve a broad coverage in terms of technological aspects, application, innovation and geography. It should also link up with regional/national innovation initiatives and other DIHs. This shall include maintaining a single innovation portal, sharing of best practice, dissemination, brokerage between ICT suppliers and farming users, leveraging investment and training;

4. Selected projects are expected to collaborate on building a network of Digital Innovation Hubs, covering most regions in Europe.

Proposals should fall under the concept of the multi-actor approach.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 10 mill would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals must promote the creation of a self-sustaining innovation ecosystem of competence centres, farming users and suppliers supported by services available through a marketplace, covering a large number of regions. Through the creation of a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs, proposals will provide European added value to investments made at national and regional level in DIH. It should have a high leveraging effect on other sources of funding, in particular regional and national funding.

In the short to medium term work will:

- Attract a significant number of new users of ICT in the agricultural sector;

- Attract a significant number of innovative and competitive technology suppliers (start-ups and SMEs) able to supply the farming community with new solutions for improving farming operations;

- Create a critical mass of pan-European experiments that explore new application areas for ICT in agriculture in general;

- Increase deployment of technologies in the agriculture sector.

In the longer term funded activities will create sustainable production systems and increase the competitiveness of the farming sector.

Type of Action: Innovation action

RUR-13-2018Enabling the farm advisor community to prepare farmers for the digital aged.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-RUR-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-RUR-2018-2019)
RURAL RENAISSANCE
Orçamento 50,00 M€
Specific Challenge: Digitisation represents a huge opportunity to leverage the information and day-to-day knowledge generation on farms. While the more technology savvy farmers may be able to benefit from their data immediately, the majority of the EU’s 12 million farmers will need support from intermediaries such as farm advisors to take up technologies and to make decisions on ICT use adapted to their specific farm context. The best way to motivate independent advisors to embrace the upcoming digital revolution is to build on tools that are already familiar to farmers and advisors. Rethinking the use of data within regional and national agricultural knowledge and innovation systems should be a top priority for existing advisory bodies, but awareness is often lacking. Many existing and new data flows could fulfil multiple uses and be brought to a higher level by improved ICT applications if supported by independent advisors. The challenge is to connect advisors in order to share ICT tools and create spill-overs across different regions on digital transformation processes. The future role of farm advisory services should include facilitating and supporting farmers in orienting themselves in the digital landscape.

Scope: Proposals should aim to collect best practice ICT applications and share them in a network of independent advisors. Proposals should be based on existing ICT advisory tools on biological, physical and economic processes that provide added value to current advisory techniques. Projects are furthermore expected to develop advisors' ability to support farmers on novel on-farm technologies (e.g. robots, internet of things (IoT) technologies, artificial intelligence), including the related costs and benefits and the role and position of farmers in a digital environment. Activities should ensure sufficient coverage of various cropping and livestock systems and farm sizes across all EU Member States. Activities should follow up on the key trends in digitisation of agriculture and make sure these are reflected in work on ICT advisory tools and the facilitation of farm-level uptake. Projects shall seek synergies with the national or regional EIP networks and EIP Operational Groups, and provide input to and coordinate their strategy with the SCAR-AKIS Strategic Working Group. Dedicated attention should be given to Member States where knowledge sharing attitudes and interconnectivity within the AKISs are still limited. Liaison should be made with concurring EU projects on agricultural digitisation.

Consortia should bring together public and private advisors that have day-to-day on-farm advisory experience, and may further include other relevant players such as farmers, farmers' organisations, etc. In order to achieve the objectives of the call, projects should have a minimum duration of four years and should fall under the concept of the multi-actor approach.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 7 million would allow the areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: A farm advisor community ready to actively use the possibilities of digital technologies and help farmers orient themselves in the new digital landscape. Projects will contribute to:

- networking farm advisors across the EU serving a systematic delivery of knowledge and resources to support digital innovation and making advisors able and eager to spread application of digital advisory tools;

- spill-over effects of digital tool infrastructures between agricultural advisors across Member States;

- developing new types of advisory activities with a focus on making farmers better able to handle involvement and investments in digital technologies.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

RUR-14-2018Digital solutions and e-tools to modernise the CAPd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-RUR-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-RUR-2018-2019)
RURAL RENAISSANCE
Orçamento 50,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 calls on the modernisation of public administrations in Europe and improving the interaction with citizens and businesses. This modernisation aims to reduce administrative burden on stakeholders, including farmers, based on the reuse of common services. A set of cross border services in key policy areas such as health, procurement, justice and identification have been successfully developed in the past through Large Scale Pilots. A key domain of application is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The EU's CAP delivers on a wide variety of social, environmental and economic goods. Due to its multiple dimensions, broad range of stakeholders involved and the large geographic area covered, the current governance system is complex. This results in high socio-economic costs for those involved and society at large. The current infrastructure governing the CAP direct payments (the Integrated Administration and Control Systems, IACS) which includes different realisations across Member States, contains important amounts of detailed and valuable data. However, to reduce the important gap between the use of these data currently limited to agriculture, and the potential broader uses (e.g. for monitoring environmental and climate policies) in combination with new technologies, ancillary space data and other data sources such as agri-environment-climate data while reducing socio-economic and administrative burden will require new forms of data interoperability and accessibility beyond the CAP. It is expected that the development of new cross-border services will have spill over effects for other fields of application.

Scope: The proposal should support the further development of the IACS, promoting extensive data and information flows between Member States, the European Commission and various other stakeholders.

The proposal should ensure that appropriate and relevant data collected at the source become a reliable additional input for subsequent processes of payment and performance monitoring. The cross-border dimension of this pilot is essential to define a pan-EU standardised IACS. The pilot should demonstrate how cross-border information could contribute to simplifying and rationalising the administrative process by reusing (open) data and contribute to increasing the overall social, economic and environmental performance of the CAP measures for all actors, including the farmers. The project will also identify the drivers, barriers, potential vulnerabilities and legal issues associated with implementing the new system in the EU that can be generalised to other fields of application.

The project will enable the interaction and co-creation based on the existing national systems, and will re-use if relevant existing cross-border services, in particular services operated by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) telecom programme. The action may involve financial support to third parties. The proposal will define the process of selecting entities for which financial support will be granted, typically in the order of EUR 40 000 – 300 000 per party. The free access to the foreground must be guaranteed to enable access by any Member State to the results specifications. In addition open source (EUPL "European Union Public Licence") should be used.

To demonstrate the robustness and the economic benefit, the project must pilot the system for at least 12 months in real conditions. The large-scale pilot shall include a minimum of six relevant national administrations (or legal entities designated to act on their behalf) from at least six different EU Member States. Projects are expected to fall under the concept of the multi-actor approach.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 10 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Achieve a further integration and digitization of the EU CAP's governance infrastructure. The project shall:

- evaluate the reduction of the socio-economic costs and – barriers for a wide range of stakeholders involved in the implementation of the CAP;

- improve the potential of IACS to be used for monitoring, analyses and control, by incentivising administrations to share part of their national LPIS information with EU bodies, academia and research institutions;

- achieve a higher level of system interoperability and (meta-)data standardisation, allowing innovative ways to use and combine agri-environment-climate data;

- achieve user acceptance validation addressing privacy, security, vulnerability, liability, identification of user needs.

In the long term this pilot will contribute to a more inclusive, efficient and sustainable EU CAP.

Type of Action: Innovation action

RUR-02-2018Socio-economic impacts of digitisation of agriculture and rural areasd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-RUR-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-RUR-2018-2019)
RURAL RENAISSANCE
Orçamento 57,43 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018
Specific Challenge: The deployment of information and communication technologies induces changes that impact individuals, societies and the environment in profound and pervasive ways. Agriculture and rural areas will be changing significantly with the multiplication of devices, their increased "intelligence", autonomous behaviour and connectivity. Aside from the benefits of digital innovations, there are also challenges, and sometimes threats, that need to be addressed to ensure that technological innovations go hand in hand with societal needs and expectations. To cope with the digital revolution research needs to clarify its dynamics and its net impact on socio-economic challenges that agriculture and rural areas are confronted now and in the future.

 Scope: Proposals shall analyse the social and economic impacts of digitisation on agriculture and rural areas, looking into costs, benefits and possible trade-offs. Analyses shall distinguish the diversity of agricultural sub-sectors or farming systems and other activities in rural areas, including forest operations. They must cover a representative set of different rural contexts that exist across the EU, analysing the impact of the various policy settings. They shall fill knowledge gaps on the impacts of digitisation on agriculture and rural areas regarding at least: employment and quality of life, functioning of markets and value chains, competitiveness and scalable opportunities for agricultural and rural businesses and (re)deployment of public services. Beyond the impacts of past and ongoing developments, the action shall explore future scenarios for digitisation in the coming decades, characterising drivers and barriers which are likely to accelerate or hamper their respective development, as well as their respective impacts.

Proposals shall include activities to work in cluster with projects selected under RUR-01-2018. They shall fall under the concept of multi-actor approach, engaging representatives of farmers, rural businesses or citizens groups and digital technology providers. Early engagement of public authorities shall help guarantee the relevance of the analysis and the uptake of project outcomes.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude the submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Anticipating and adjusting policy and strategies to take advantage of digitisation opportunities and mitigate associated risks. For agriculture and rural areas, the project will in the short term:

- fill the socio-economic knowledge gaps on digitisation of agriculture and rural areas, including impacts on existing and future challenges;

- develop the most plausible future scenarios for the development of digitisation;

- raise awareness among key stakeholders about digital game changers, allowing for the development of appropriate coping strategies, in particular at policy level; and

- improve the uptake of societal concerns in ICT-related policy and innovation, by liaising with on-going projects on the digitisation of agriculture and rural areas.

In the longer term, the project will contribute to EU agricultural and rural economies and communities becoming more inclusive and competitive, due to adapted strategies.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

RUR-04-2018-2019Analytical tools and models to support policies related to agriculture and foodd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-RUR-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-RUR-2018-2019)
RURAL RENAISSANCE
Orçamento 57,43 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018
Specific Challenge: Society assigns an increasing number of objectives to the policies influencing the agricultural sector and rural areas that it expects to see fulfilled. Therefore, justifications for policies extend well beyond mere food production. Evidence-based policy making implies the development and maintenance of appropriate instruments for use in the design of these policies and for the monitoring of their effects, taking advantage of new socio-economic approaches and increased possibilities opened up by progress in the ICT area.

Scope: A. [2018] Developing new models supporting policies related to agriculture (RIA)

Modelling policies dealing with agriculture and the related management of renewable resources at various geographic scales implies the development of a new architecture taking advantage of progress in modelling approaches and ICT. Given the focus on local effects of global events and EU policies, new approaches should take into account the individual decision making unit (e.g. agent-based or machine learning-based approaches). Modelling will include such aspects as the environmental and climatic impacts of farming, delivery of ecosystem services modelling of aspects ranging from product / sector to farming systems, structural change including the transfer of production factors such as land, the integration of agriculture in rural society and will allow the establishment of links with biophysical models and geo-referenced datasets. Proposals will develop modelling at various geographic scales – from regional to global. They will build a highly modular and customisable suite of tools which will allow flexible use and further improvements as needs arise.

B. [2019] Modelling international trade in agri-food products (RIA)

Trade modelling has a long-standing tradition but some issues are notoriously difficult to assess and include in the existing simulation models. Proposals will develop appropriate methodologies to include some of these issues in existing trade models. These issues include (non-exhaustive):

* Non-tariff measures (NTM): The project will work on a methodology to assess the welfare effects of NTM (both positive and negative) and to include them in trade simulation models. This should go further than the standard gravity model approach which has strong downsides as discussed in the literature;

* Geographical Indications (GIs): The project will work on a methodology to assess the welfare effect of GIs and the resulting trade impacts of different schemes under trade negotiations;

* Zero trade flows: Current trade models have problems creating trade flows that did not exist before due to tariff or NTM reasons. This project will work on a methodology to overcome this bias;

* Quality differentiation: current trade models typically assume homogeneous goods. However, agri-food trade is becoming increasingly heterogeneous. The project should aim to broaden the commodity scope by including horizontal and vertical product differentiation trade models.

Proposals for both sub-topics should ensure that the approach proposed will be compatible with and improve the tools used at the European Commission. Proposals should include a task to cluster with other projects financed under the topic and with the modelling platform SUPREMA established under SFS-49-2017.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 4 million for A and 5 million for B would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

- In the short term: improvement of the capacity to model policies dealing with agriculture and related natural resources, food and international trade;

- In the medium to long term: improvement of policy design, impact assessments and monitoring.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

SFS-06-2018-2020Stepping up integrated pest managementd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-SFS-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-SFS-2018-2019)
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY
Orçamento 115,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018
Specific Challenge: There is a need to develop and promote more cost-effective and sustainable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) options which are based on a holistic view of agro-ecosystems. IPM is part of EU legislation promoting the sustainable use of plant protection products (SUD). The various IPM solutions being developed across Europe all differ depending on the crops, the available climate monitoring systems, the underlying knowledge of pest populations, on pedo-climatic conditions and on the agro-ecological environment. IPM decision support systems and models developed as part of national or regional research projects usually only deal with limited aspects of crop production and are validated in regional circumstances. As a consequence, it remains often unclear what the value of such a model/system may be in other parts of Europe and what the impact of climate change could be on the validity of the model. Sharing IPM decision supporting tools at EU level therefore has great potential for synergies. Furthermore, on-farm demonstration of novel IPM tools would boost peer-to-peer learning across Europe and help farmers with daily management practices, as well as enable the integration of these tools into precision agriculture.

Scope: Proposals shall address only one of the following sub-topics:

A. [2018] Decision support systems (RIA)

Activities shall bring together the various individual IPM models and decision support systems into a platform to make them available for a wider range of geographic conditions. This user-friendly system shall be developed based on epidemiological parameters of existing decision support systems and made easily accessible to farmers and local advisers. Most processes (such as pest and disease development, crop growth, water balances, etc.) described in models/decision support systems, need detailed climate data and continuous improvement/updates. Therefore, proposals shall integrate the various local agro-meteorological networks across the EU to make it possible for all models/decision support systems offered on the platform to access and use these weather data. Activities should focus on pests and diseases for which IPM solutions are most urgently needed. The platform should enable country stakeholders such as research centres, producer organisations and advisors to select and adapt the relevant individual models/decision support systems to their specific country/region/crop context and make them available to the farmers concerned. Proposals must use an open-source approach and should fall under the concept of the 'multi-actor approach' including scientists, farmers, advisors and ICT specialists.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

B. [2020] EU wide demonstration farm network (CSA)

Expected Impact: Activities shall contribute to give farmers throughout the EU broader access to the existing knowledge on integrated pest management. They will also help them to incorporate IPM solutions in existing agricultural systems taking into account costs and benefits, by

- creating a European platform to share and further develop IPM decision support systems, covering the various bio-geographical areas;

- establishing partnerships between actors developing cost effective IPM decision support systems which are ready for practice;

- increasing awareness of the available IPM toolbox;

- increasing on-farm use of IPM techniques;

- supporting relevant plant health policies, in particular the implementation of the SUD.

In the long run, results will contribute to more sustainable agriculture by reducing exposure to pesticides of humans and animals, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, drinking water and the food chain.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

SFS-30-2018-2019-2020Agri-Aqua Labsd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-SFS-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-SFS-2018-2019)
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY
Orçamento 115,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018

Specific Challenge: Agriculture and aquaculture are increasingly knowledge-intensive sectors that need to be supported by advances in basic science domains in tandem with translational research. This nexus between basic and applied research requires specific openings for testing ideas and their potential application in plant and animal production, both terrestrial and aquatic.

Recent developments in genomic selection have revolutionised animal breeding and resulted in significant gains in production efficiency of animals. However, our understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning traits remains limited. Most phenotypes, in particular for traits related to health, biological efficiency and robustness, are complex and a major goal of biological research is to use genome information to predict such complex outcomes.

In the area of crop production there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. These adaptive traits are all the more important as plants are sessile and therefore require effective strategies to deal with uncertainty and to tolerate rather than avoid stress. Understanding the different adaptation strategies, and the circumstances that favour one strategy over another, is vital for understanding how annual or perennial crops perform in a given environment or under changing conditions. It will also help to assess how plants may respond to future environmental changes

Scope: Proposals should address only one of the following sub-topics:

A. [2018]: Understanding the genome of farmed animals, its expression and translation into traits (RIA)

For the purpose of sub-topic A, the terms 'animal' and 'farm' apply to both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Research activities should generate experimental data to map out what part of farmed animal genomes are active (whether coding or regulatory), and under which circumstances, characterise the resulting phenotypes and assess how phenotypes are affected by genetic and epigenetic changes. Bioinformatic analyses should support identification of these functional and structural elements in genomes, and enable the development of tools for genotype to phenotype prediction. Work should also help to develop or extend terminologies (ontologies) to describe, represent and standardize annotation. Proposed projects should target one or more farmed animal species with high-quality genome assemblies (in particular cows, chicken, pigs, sheep, salmon and other relevant species), focussing on specific tissue panels, and address correlations between normal and abnormal situations. They may target different physiological and developmental stages and different breeds within the same species, where this brings added value to the understanding of the genotype to phenotype relationship. As regards genome annotation, the proposed projects should use FAANG metadata standards and core assays and coordinate with other projects in order to minimise overlaps. The data should be submitted to relevant European biological data archives in accordance with these standards to ensure they are available to the whole community (EMBL-EBI). The proposed projects should develop and test, where appropriate, innovative tools to measure related phenotypes, including intermediate phenotypes. Activities may include biomarkers and their proxies, as well as sensors, together with ways to record related phenotypes at population level (whether reference populations or not). Proposals should include a task to cluster with other projects financed under this topic.

B. [2019]: Looking behind plant adaptation (RIA)

Proposals shall advance our understanding of the ability of plants to (pre)adapt to specific – often extreme - conditions or to react to sudden changes in their environment.

They will look into the specific mechanisms (genetic, epigenetic, physiological, morphological, metabolic…) and dynamics that underlie adaptive processes of crops and how these responses are modulated by the type and severity of conditions/stresses. In studying adaptation of crops to single or multiple abiotic conditions, work shall also establish potential fitness trade-offs. Proposals are expected to improve capacities for modelling plant adaptation responses to better predict changes in plant performance and inform crop improvement and crop management strategies. While taking advantage of findings from (semi) model crops, work shall focus on crop plants and relevant agronomic conditions.

Proposals should foresee a task for joint activities with other projects financed under this topic.

C. [2020]: Plant energy biology

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 6 million for sub-topic A and EUR 5 million for sub-topic B would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Results of funded activities will help to create knowledge hubs in their respective domains and develop specific pathways to feed biological insight into agricultural (husbandry, crops) and aquaculture practices.

In the short to medium term work will:

- deliver comprehensive genome annotation maps of high quality in the targeted farmed animal species/tissues (sub-topic A);

- progress in understanding genotype per environment interactions and deciphering the mechanisms by which some effects induced by environment/stressors can be transmitted across generations (sub-topic A);

- pave the way for subsequent use of annotated genomes to improve precision breeding in farmed animal production, by linking genome to phenotype and improving means to measure/record phenotypes (sub-topic A);

- contribute to international cooperation on genome annotation (sub-topic A);

- provide insight into the range of mechanisms that underpin plant responses (from single cell to whole plant) to specific and/or multiple environmental change (sub-topic B);

- deliver more accurate models for the prediction of crop adaptation in response to environmental stresses (sub-topic B);

- translate knowledge on the adaptive plasticity of plants and complex genotype by phenotype interactions into crop improvement and management strategies sub-topic (sub-topic B).

In the long term activities will enhance the sustainability of farmed animal production (sub-scope A). They will allow making more solid assertions on how crops will respond and can possibly better adapt to the effects of climate change (sub-scope B).

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

   

ICT    <<    Energia
LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020Smart Cities and Communitiesd.l. 05-04-2018
Call H2020-LC-SC3-ES-RES-SCC-2018-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
ES-RES-SCC-2018-Single_stage
Orçamento 141,30 M€

Specific Challenge: The COP21 Paris Agreement recognises the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. The EU is committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 11 ("Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"). Many forward-looking cities have set themselves climate goals whose achievement rests on wide scale roll out of highly integrated and highly efficient energy systems.

To achieve the necessary energy transition in cities, it is essential to increase energy systems integration and to push energy performance levels significantly beyond the levels of current EU building codes and to realize Europe wide deployment of Positive Energy Districts by 2050 .

This call will also contribute to the specific objectives of the SET Plan action 3.2 - Smart cities and communities - focussing on positive-energy blocks/districts .

Scope: Integrated innovative solutions for Positive Energy Blocks/Districts will be developed and tested and performance-monitored in the Lighthouse Cities. Projects will consider the interaction and integration between the buildings, the users and the larger energy system as well as implications of increased electro-mobility, its impact on the energy system and its integration in planning.

Lighthouse Cities will closely collaborate with the Follower Cities and should act as exemplars helping to plan and initiate the replication of the deployed solutions in the Follower cities, adapted to different local conditions.

As a sustainable energy transition will see increased electro-mobility, its impact on the energy system needs to be understood and well integrated in planning.

Definition: Positive Energy Blocks/Districts consist of several buildings (new, retro-fitted or a combination of both) that actively manage their energy consumption and the energy flow between them and the wider energy system. Positive Energy Blocks/Districts have an annual positive energy balance . They make optimal use of elements such as advanced materials, local RES, local storage, smart energy grids, demand-response, cutting edge energy management (electricity, heating and cooling), user interaction/involvement and ICT.

Positive Energy Blocks/Districts are designed to be integral part of the district/city energy system and have a positive impact on it. Their design is intrinsically scalable and they are well embedded in the spatial, economic, technical, environmental and social context of the project site.

To increase impact beyond the demonstration part of the project, each Lighthouse City and Follower City will develop, together with industry, its own bold city-vision for 2050 . The vision should cover urban, technical, financial and social aspects. Each vision should come with its guide for the city on how to move from planning, to implementation, to replication and scaling up of successful solutions.

Proposals should also:

•Focus on mixed use urban districts and positively contribute to the overall city goals;

•Develop solutions that can be replicated/gradually scaled up to city level. The technical, financial, social, and legal feasibility of the proposed solutions should be demonstrated in the actual proposal.

•Make local communities and local governments (particularly city planning departments) an active and integral part of the solution, increase their energy awareness and ensure their sense of ownership of the smart solutions. This should ensure sustainability of Positive Energy Blocks/Districts;

•Promote decarbonisation, while improving air quality.

•Incorporate performance monitoring (ideally for more than 2 years) of deployed solutions from the earliest feasible moment. All relevant performance data must be incorporated into the Smart Cities Information System database (SCIS) . 

Projects should also deliver:

•Effective business models for sustainable solutions;

•Practical recommendations arising from project experience on:        

oregulatory, legal aspects and data security/protection;   

ogender and socio-economics (Social Sciences and Humanities);   

ostorage solutions (from short-term to seasonal);   

obig data, data management and digitalisation;   

oelectro-mobility: i) its impact on energy system and ii) appropriate city planning measures to support large scale roll-out;  

Eligible costs are primarily those that concern the innovative elements of the project needed to:

•connect and integrate buildings;

•enable Positive Energy Blocks/Districts;

•foster innovative systems integration;

•complement the wider energy system. 

Costs of commercial technologies are not eligible, for example:

•Buildings: purchase, construction, retrofitting and maintenance;

•Electric vehicles and charging stations: purchase, installation and maintenance;

•City-level ICT platforms: purchase, development and maintenance;

•Standard, commercially-available RES: purchase, development and maintenance. 

Projects are expected to cooperate with other Smart Cities and Communities projects funded under Horizon 2020    as well as the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) .

Therefore, proposals should foresee a work package for cooperation with other selected projects and earmark appropriate resources (5% of the requested EU contribution) for coordination and communication efforts and research work associated with cross-cutting issues.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 15 to 20 million  would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Typically, projects should have a duration of 48 to 60 months.

Expected Impact: Projects should contribute to: 

•Meeting EU climate mitigation and adaptation goals and national and/or local energy, air quality and climate targets, as relevant; 

•Significantly increased share of i) renewable energies, ii) waste heat recovery and iii) appropriate storage solutions (including batteries) and their integration into the energy system and iv) reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 

•Lead the way towards wide scale roll out of Positive Energy Districts; 

•Significantly improved energy efficiency, district level optimized self-consumption, reduced curtailment; 

•Increased uptake of e-mobility solutions;

•Improved air quality. 

The higher the replicability of the solutions across Europe, the better.

Type of Action: Innovation action

LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020Smart Cities and Communitiesd.l. 05-02-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-ES-SCC-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
ES-SCC-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 170,65 M€

Specific Challenge: The COP21 Paris Agreement recognises the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. The EU is committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 11 ("Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"). Many forward-looking cities have set themselves climate goals whose achievement rests on wide scale roll out of highly integrated and highly efficient energy systems.

To achieve the necessary energy transition in cities, it is essential to increase energy systems integration and to push energy performance levels significantly beyond the levels of current EU building codes and to realize Europe wide deployment of Positive Energy Districts by 2050 .

This call will also contribute to the specific objectives of the SET Plan action 3.2 - Smart cities and communities - focussing on positive-energy blocks/districts .

Scope: Integrated innovative solutions for Positive Energy Blocks/Districts will be developed and tested and performance-monitored in the Lighthouse Cities. Projects will consider the interaction and integration between the buildings, the users and the larger energy system as well as implications of increased electro-mobility, its impact on the energy system and its integration in planning.

Lighthouse Cities will closely collaborate with the Follower Cities and should act as exemplars helping to plan and initiate the replication of the deployed solutions in the Follower cities, adapted to different local conditions.

As a sustainable energy transition will see increased electro-mobility, its impact on the energy system needs to be understood and well integrated in planning.

Definition: Positive Energy Blocks/Districts consist of several buildings (new, retro-fitted or a combination of both) that actively manage their energy consumption and the energy flow between them and the wider energy system. Positive Energy Blocks/Districts have an annual positive energy balance . They make optimal use of elements such as advanced materials, local RES, local storage, smart energy grids, demand-response, cutting edge energy management (electricity, heating and cooling), user interaction/involvement and ICT.

Positive Energy Blocks/Districts are designed to be integral part of the district/city energy system and have a positive impact on it. Their design is intrinsically scalable and they are well embedded in the spatial, economic, technical, environmental and social context of the project site.

To increase impact beyond the demonstration part of the project, each Lighthouse City and Follower City will develop, together with industry, its own bold city-vision for 2050 . The vision should cover urban, technical, financial and social aspects. Each vision should come with its guide for the city on how to move from planning, to implementation, to replication and scaling up of successful solutions.

Proposals should also:

•Focus on mixed use urban districts and positively contribute to the overall city goals;

•Develop solutions that can be replicated/gradually scaled up to city level. The technical, financial, social, and legal feasibility of the proposed solutions should be demonstrated in the actual proposal.

•Make local communities and local governments (particularly city planning departments) an active and integral part of the solution, increase their energy awareness and ensure their sense of ownership of the smart solutions. This should ensure sustainability of Positive Energy Blocks/Districts;

•Promote decarbonisation, while improving air quality.

•Incorporate performance monitoring (ideally for more than 2 years) of deployed solutions from the earliest feasible moment. All relevant performance data must be incorporated into the Smart Cities Information System database (SCIS) . 

Projects should also deliver:

•Effective business models for sustainable solutions;

•Practical recommendations arising from project experience on:        

oregulatory, legal aspects and data security/protection;   

ogender and socio-economics (Social Sciences and Humanities);   

ostorage solutions (from short-term to seasonal);   

obig data, data management and digitalisation;   

oelectro-mobility: i) its impact on energy system and ii) appropriate city planning measures to support large scale roll-out;  

Eligible costs are primarily those that concern the innovative elements of the project needed to:

•connect and integrate buildings;

•enable Positive Energy Blocks/Districts;

•foster innovative systems integration;

•complement the wider energy system. 

Costs of commercial technologies are not eligible, for example:

•Buildings: purchase, construction, retrofitting and maintenance;

•Electric vehicles and charging stations: purchase, installation and maintenance;

•City-level ICT platforms: purchase, development and maintenance;

•Standard, commercially-available RES: purchase, development and maintenance. 

Projects are expected to cooperate with other Smart Cities and Communities projects funded under Horizon 2020    as well as the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) .

Therefore, proposals should foresee a work package for cooperation with other selected projects and earmark appropriate resources (5% of the requested EU contribution) for coordination and communication efforts and research work associated with cross-cutting issues.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 15 to 20 million  would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Typically, projects should have a duration of 48 to 60 months.

Expected Impact: Projects should contribute to: 

•Meeting EU climate mitigation and adaptation goals and national and/or local energy, air quality and climate targets, as relevant; 

•Significantly increased share of i) renewable energies, ii) waste heat recovery and iii) appropriate storage solutions (including batteries) and their integration into the energy system and iv) reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 

•Lead the way towards wide scale roll out of Positive Energy Districts; 

•Significantly improved energy efficiency, district level optimized self-consumption, reduced curtailment; 

•Increased uptake of e-mobility solutions;

•Improved air quality. 

The higher the replicability of the solutions across Europe, the better.

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

ICT    <<    Transportes
DT-ART-01-2018Testing, validation and certification procedures for highly automated driving functions under various traffic scenarios based on pilot test datad.l. 04-04-2018
Call H2020-DT-ART-2018 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ART-2018-2019-2020)
2018 AUTOMATED ROAD TRANSPORT
Orçamento 15,00 M€

Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)

Project size: 4-6 M€


Specific Challenge:

The automotive industry commits significant efforts and resources to test and validate advanced driver assistance functions. For systems with high levels of automation, the need for testing and validation will drastically increase as a comprehensive range of driving situations and scenarios have to be considered. Current available procedures do not provide an efficient and cost-effective solution. There is a great need for a comprehensive approach to develop common procedures for testing, validation and certification for highly automated driving functions in various traffic scenarios. 


Scope:

Research should focus on the development of testing and validation procedures of highly automated driving functions for different use cases in various traffic scenarios, including cross-border travelling. Proposed solutions shall seek broad consensus and agreement among involved stakeholders across the value chain. Therefore, a large participation of stakeholders from industry and Member States is crucial. Data and knowledge gathered from on-going and future pilot tests across Europe should provide a sound scientific basis to define comprehensive validation procedures for highly automated driving. Data obtained by proposed actions should be made available for all manufacturers and stakeholders. Procedures for merging the real-time simulation of driving environments with real tests on complete vehicle or on one or several subsystems in parallel should be researched to reduce testing time and costs, foster the collaboration between different stakeholders and analyse complex interactions in complete sets of tests. Proposals should elaborate common criteria for model-based validation and simulation on vehicle level as well as on vehicle components, and V2X communication systems level. The consideration of new testing procedures and tools for reliable and accurate positioning as well as for cyber-security vulnerability assessment would be an asset.

Proposed actions should build on the knowledge and results of on-going projects and other initiatives addressing testing and validation procedures of highly automated driving functions as well as fully leveraging the potential of advanced services offered by EGNOS and Galileo. It will be necessary to catalogue and analyse existing procedures and parameters and to identify gaps and weaknesses and potential synergies. Proposals should look at the possibility of employing new approaches to testing and validation, for example procedures already used successfully in other sectors which could be transferred and adopted to highly automated driving functions. The development of testing and validation procedures should also take into account the needs of type approval.

In line with the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, international cooperation is encouraged. In particular, proposals should consider cooperation with projects or partners from the US, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and/or Australia. Proposals should foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by US DOT   to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 to 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

Comprehensive testing, validation and certification procedures for highly automated driving functions and reliable and accurate positioning to pave the way for accelerated implementation of highly automated vehicles across Europe. New testing procedures and tools for cyber-security vulnerability assessment to secure connected and automated vehicles from manipulation and threats to guarantee safe operations.

Common criteria for model-based validation and simulation on vehicle, vehicle components, and V2X communication systems level to support harmonisation and standardisation for homologation processes.


DT-ART-03-2019Human centred design for the new driver role in highly automated vehiclesd.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-DT-ART-2019 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ART-2018-2019-2020)
2019 AUTOMATED ROAD TRANSPORT
Orçamento 38,00 M€

Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)

Project size: 4-8 M€


Specific Challenge:

Significant research efforts are addressing driver performance and behaviour in automated driving conditions still requiring the driver to be prepared to assume control (SAE automation level 3 and lower). In highly automated driving conditions (SAE automation level 4) the role of the driver will change dramatically since driver intervention is not required during defined use cases. This means that during a single trip there will be a coexistence of different automated driving functions demanding various degrees of human attention. When a vehicle is in highly automated driving mode the driver may take on different behaviours. Solutions need to be developed and they have to ensure both a safe transfer between use cases with different automation levels and that drivers always have a very clear understanding about the degree of automation enabled in each situation.


Scope:

Proposals for research and innovation should focus on the design of safe human-machine interfaces for vehicles with highly automated driving functions and the safe and controlled transfer between use cases of different SAE automation levels (between level 4 to/from levels 3 or 2) for all types of drivers.

The proposed actions should include all of the following aspects:  

•Research to characterise driver roles in SAE automation level 4 situations and for the transition between use cases with different automation levels. Upgrade of comprehensive models for driver behaviour/reaction, awareness, readiness and monitoring. Driver generational effects, considering in particular variations in IT usage experience and age, but also other cultural factors should be taken into account.  

•Impact assessment methods, especially for safety aspects, based on these models. The new relationship between driver and vehicle (mutual cooperation or even handover rather than continuous control) should be reflected, also considering the variety of activities a driver may engage in while the vehicle is in charge. Use cases where an operator controls the vehicle remotely may be included.  

•Develop easily understood solutions making it clear to the driver what is the operational capability (authority) of the automated mode or modes currently enabled, as well as ensuring safe and reliable function (re-)allocation and corresponding driver/operator readiness. Driver control handover, driver/operator state and impairment are among the aspects that should be considered and the intended driver reaction should be secured.  

•Demonstration of concept functionality in real world situations with various use cases and driving environments where automated systems receive and give back control from/to the driver. 

Proposed actions should build on the knowledge and results of ongoing projects addressing human machine interactions of automated driving systems.

In line with the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, international cooperation is encouraged. In particular, proposals should consider cooperation with projects or partners from the US, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and/or Australia. Proposals should foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by US DOT to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 to 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

•  Innovative solutions, concepts and algorithms for a safe human-machine interface of highly automated driving functions and for safe and controlled transfer between use cases of different automation levels.  

•Reduction of risks for driver behaviour related incidents by ensuring that drivers/operators are adequately alerted, made aware and engaged when the highly automated vehicle encounters situations or use cases that it cannot handle and thus will turn to lower automation levels.  

•The research will help achieve the European Transport White Paper "Vision Zero" objective by preventing road accidents caused by human errors. Once on the market the developed concepts and solutions will also contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; in particular goal 3.6. "By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents"). 

DT-ART-04-2019Developing and testing shared, connected and cooperative automated vehicle fleets in urban areas for the mobility of alld.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-DT-ART-2019 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ART-2018-2019-2020)
2019 AUTOMATED ROAD TRANSPORT
Orçamento 38,00 M€

Type of Action: IA (Innovation action)

Project size: 15-30 M€


Specific Challenge:

Shared, connected and cooperative automated vehicles may become a game changer for urban mobility. They can provide seamless door to door mobility of people and freight delivery services, which can lead to healthier, more accessible, greener and more sustainable cities, as long as they are integrated in an effective public transport system. Since a few years the development of shared automated vehicle pilots are emerging around the world. Today, most of these pilots are small-scale and involve either on-demand ride services or low-speed shuttles operating in controlled environments. In order to accelerate the uptake of high quality and user oriented mobility services, based on shared, connected and cooperative automated vehicles, there is a need for demonstrating these services in real life conditions to test the performance, safety and viability of these systems and services and to prove that they are attractive for and accepted by users. Furthermore, the potential impacts on reducing CO2 emissions and pollutants, safety and overall transport system costs need to be assessed. 


Scope:

The proposed actions should include all the following aspects:  

•Thorough analysis of new, emerging business/operating models and related technologies for shared, connected and cooperative automated vehicle fleets that are complementing existing high-capacity public transportation systems.  

•Design innovative shared, connected, cooperative and automated vehicle concepts (road vehicles at SAE level 4 and higher) and the associated new business/operating models addressing user and customer needs, including cultural aspects, for mobility of people and/or delivery of goods. Specific user needs in different regional and operating environments and for different user groups, e.g. elderly, children and users with disabilities should be considered and attractiveness and acceptability by all users should be ensured. The potential of combining automated urban delivery and people transportation should be addressed.  

•Test robustness, reliability and safety of shared highly automated vehicle fleets that are operating in semi-open or open environments focusing on the interaction with other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and public transport systems. The fleets should consist of electrified vehicles. Synergies with advanced energy efficient, smart and multimodal mobility concepts should be actively developed. Fleet management should include operational optimisation as well as energy management. Fleet tests should consider the entire "functional urban area" and explicitly include feeder services and other collective transport options in peri-urban and low-density urban areas.  

•Vehicles should use connectivity technologies to allow communication and cooperation between vehicles, infrastructure and with other road users and to enable automated, smart mobility services, innovative fleet management concepts and higher performance of automated vehicle functions. Proposals should make the best use of EGNOS and Galileo which significantly improve the vehicle positioning availability and reliability. The development of solutions for the next generation of cooperative services  by efficiently combining C-ITS and automation for smart, smooth, safe and efficient traffic flows (including the development and testing of "open message definitions" for all C-ITS stakeholders) would be an asset.  

•Identify and provide for the needs of vulnerable road users (including their potential re-definition to include non-connected users, out-of-position passengers in automated cars, cyclists, pedestrians, etc.) resulting from this new automated/mixed environment (use of standard & highly automated vehicles).  

•Develop architecture, functional and technical requirements for ICT technologies, for secure data collection and processing needed for the operation of connected and cooperative automated vehicles. Develop ways to enhance the optimised use of big data in (road) transport for implementing smart and safe mobility solutions, innovative traveller services and (city) traffic management.  

•Fulfil all security requirements to protect the shared automated vehicles to any threats and avoid any conscious manipulations of the information enabling automated driving.  

•Assess and demonstrate benefits of the pilot implementation on energy efficiency, traffic flow, safety, user appreciation etc, based on holistic modelling solutions. 

In line with the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, international cooperation is encouraged. In particular, proposals should consider cooperation with projects or partners from the US, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and/or Australia. Proposals should foresee twinning with entities participating in projects funded by US DOT to exchange knowledge and experience and exploit synergies.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 15 and 30 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

Proposals will test the overall mobility impact, in particular, how shared mobility solutions using connected and cooperative automated vehicles can contribute to a more sustainable, inclusive, and safe mobility system and help residents of a city/region (in particular less mobile persons, elderly and children) to increase mobility and improve urban freight transport efficiency. Proposed actions will help to reduce the total number of passenger cars and goods km in cities, overall CO2 and air pollutant emissions and energy consumption. They will improve market opportunities for SME's and new-entrants by addressing and developing innovative cross-sector business models. Actions will create strategic partnering opportunities between public agencies and the private sector for developing sustainable and scalable business models. They will also support the accelerated deployment of electrified vehicles for shared automated mobility services and integrated strategies for a smart and multi-modal mobility system and urban development, including land use and ITS and infrastructure development.


MG-2-3-2018Airworthiness of mass-market dronesd.l. 04-04-2018
Call H2020-MG-2018_Single_Stage (subcall de: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020)
2018 MOBILITY FOR GROWTH - Single Stage
Orçamento 42,40 M€

Type of Action: CSA (Coordination and support action)

Project size: 2-3 M€


Specific Challenge:

Recent research work  carried out on 10 year-long set of reported civil incidents involving drones around the world has found that technical problems (most notably, broken communication links) rather than errors by operators are the major cause of those incidents (circa 64% of the total). This evidence points to the need for adequate airworthiness rules for drone safety and better reporting of accidents.

Whilst multiple local or regional initiatives by aviation safety regulators have emerged worldwide to address this issue, they have been often impacted by the needs for providing timely responses to regional market demands, eventually resulting in significant regional differences in the technical requirements of recreational, professional-grade and specialized industrial drones. The growth in the number and diversity of mass-market drone operations – cf. delivering packages, taking photos, geo-surveying, firefighting or search and rescue – make it essential that safety regulations, including relevant technical aspects, ultimately keep-up with this buoyant and rapidly-growing industry.

In parallel, penetration in the Europe market is often hampered by a lack of mutual recognition of drones-based products and services between States – obliging manufacturers and operators to seek certifications with multiple national authorities.

The EU, through EASA, is currently developing a harmonised performance-driven regulatory framework building upon "best practice". This framework should ultimately ensure safe and environmentally sound operations and reduce the barriers to market entry for businesses that would like to integrate drones in their value chain. The implementation and effectiveness of such a framework will depend eventually on a relevant body of appropriate technical standards – supporting demonstration of compliance of product features or technologies with applicable requirements. Such over-arching framework could equally serve as an input for global standards and procedures.


Scope:

Gather comprehensive global information on on-going  and planned work on technical rules, standards and procedures for civilian markets and/or use in civilian airspaces,;

Critically assess and benchmark the gathered information, providing a knowledge-base of "best practice" and data aimed at supporting the EASA's regulatory due-process; particular emphasis shall be given to the provision of data for purposes of validation of specific product or technical requirements;

Contribute to the development and subsequent validation of a well-reasoned set of technical standards that are appropriate for all relevant categories of drones.

Consortia should include organisations from all parts of the drone value-chain – drone/part suppliers, operators, academia, and safety regulators – to ensure the triplet of user-producer-oversight competences required for full performance and swift delivery of the work.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 3 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

Support to the on-going EU regulatory process for technical rules, standards and procedures for civilian drones to enable safe, environmentally sound and reliable operations in Europe with a view to accelerate the timing and enhance the quality of such due-process. Generate additional leverage for Europe in the international negotiations for global rules and standards. 

Increase the acceptance of EU standards in the global drone product and service marketplace, generating economies of scale towards reducing costs whilst de-risking customer choice.

Offer better opportunities for European drone designers, manufacturers and operators in accessing global markets.


LC-MG-1-4-2018Hardening vehicle environmental protection systems against tamperingd.l. 30-01-2018
Call H2020-MG-2018_TwoStages (subcall de: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020)
2018 MOBILITY FOR GROWTH - Two Stages
Orçamento 155,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases. Data de fecho 2ªfase: 19-09-2018

Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)

Project size: 3-5 M€


Specific Challenge:

Automotive emissions control technologies have the potential to greatly reduce the impact of combustion-based transport. However most of them, even when programmed for full effectiveness by the vehicle manufacturer, are affected by the risk of vehicle owners modifying or suppressing them for many reasons. 

Three way catalysts (TWC) systems in gasoline and natural gas vehicles, Diesel particle filters (DPF), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems have been tampered with since many years because they can limit engine power, create maintenance problems, increase the consumption of fuel or simply because of the high cost of their replacement when they reach the end of their useful life or in case of malfunction. More recently, tampering has also become widespread on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, particularly for heavy duty vehicles , as the urea-based liquid needed for their functioning is an additional cost for the operator. Finally there are systems providing a remapping of the engine control to increase power and this often leads to strong increases in emissions. For each of these issues there are do-it-yourself as well as 'professional' solutions offered by private enterprises, often on the internet.

In addition, there are also concerns  that On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) systems, that are intended to signal to the user when the after-treatment system is not working properly, are not always properly functioning and this facilitates tampering while allowing environmentally-damaging component aging or failure to go undetected.

Tampering also exist for other important devices, such as tachographs or alcolocks. At the same time, automotive-type de-pollution technologies are applied in other sectors, such as rail, inland navigation,generators, earth-moving machinery, etc and any anti-tampering solution would also be relevant for these applications. In addition synergies can be sought with cybersecurity efforts in other domains.

The challenge is to ensure that all the above mentioned systems cannot be bypassed or modified and therefore maintain their full operational capability through the life of the vehicle, and to provide input to any legislative initiatives that might be needed to improve the implementation of protection systems and the repression of tampering devices in the field. 


Scope:

Proposals will have to address all the following technical areas:   

•Independent testing of light and heavy duty vehicles from the field to assess the capability of their OBD systems to detect tampering methods and maintenance issues in real driving.   

•Installation of representative tampering systems on vehicles, identification of their working principles and analysis of their performance.   

•Analysis of vehicle hardware and software by IT security experts and hackers (for instance through a Hackaton or prize) to assess the weaknesses of the employed OBD and protection technologies and assessment of the risk of hacking for each type of application (cars, trucks, non-road) and type of emissions-control system, with priority for truck de-NOX systems and particulate filters on all vehicles.   

•Development and application of enhanced tampering proofing methodologies, coding and electronic component protection systems, both specific or derived from security application from the IT sector to ensure a high resistance to tampering of the whole engine management and after treatment system, while maintaining the capability for certification authorities to assess the software according to upcoming legislative requirements and facilitating quick and safe updates of the system to re-establish its integrity if new tampering systems appear on the market.   

•Improvement of OBD systems and methodologies including use of cheap sensors, allowing the development of a more tamper resistant OBD and possibly On Board Monitoring (OBM) approaches, capable of also providing the basis for the application of "polluter-pays" taxation principles.   

•Deriving guidelines for improvements in anti-tampering and OBD legislation in coordination with the relevant bodies when and where appropriate.  

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

The developed solutions contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG 3 ("Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages") and 11 (“Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”) since they will reduce vehicle emissions by implementing more effective OBD/OBM systems that guarantee that end users are informed timely of any emissions affecting malfunction or tampering and strong inducements (performance limitation) are applied in case of severe emissions increases. This extremely high resistance to hardware and software tampering will ensure a strong reduction or the total elimination of this phenomenon.

These impacts shall be demonstrated by tampering attempts developed by independent teams and by the implantation of artificial defects on the different depollution systems followed by verification of their detection in laboratory test conditions as well as in real driving.

Support for improved future legislative and standardisation actions.

MG-3-2-2018The Autonomous Shipd.l. 30-01-2018
Call H2020-MG-2018_TwoStages (subcall de: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020)
2018 MOBILITY FOR GROWTH - Two Stages
Orçamento 155,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases. Data de fecho 2ªfase: 19-09-2018

Type of Action: IA (Innovation action)

Project size: 10-20 M€


Specific Challenge:

Digitisation and autonomy will bring disruptive changes to waterborne transport, providing competitive advantages to European business, better integrating logistics, changing business models, improving safety, facilitating maintenance, allowing telemetry and shore-based support as well as modifying the role of crew thus raising societal issues that need to be addressed. Whilst the first autonomous prototypes are being deployed, important regulatory and technical challenges remain. Due to the regulatory environment applicable to intercontinental shipping, the first adopters will operate only within national water of a single country or several countries subject to specific agreement. Consequently the first connected and autonomous services are expected to concern inland waterways, short sea shipping, ferries, coastal operations and urban water transport. The challenge is to now develop and demonstrate integrated automation technologies within a real environment.


Scope:

To address these challenges, proposals should address the first bullet and several of the following aspects:  

•With a focus on first adopters (inland waterways, short sea shipping, ferries coastal operations and urban water transport) develop and demonstrate to TRL7 a fully autonomous vessel within a realistic environment which encompasses all necessary features including collision avoidance, interaction with waterway and/or port infrastructure, interaction with waterborne traffic, connectivity, control, navigation and docking, condition monitoring, smart maintenance and fail safe operation. The differentiators of EGNOS/GALILEO for Autonomous Vessels should be considered.  

•Assess operability, reliability and failure scenarios for on board systems without human interaction on board, for example; propulsion and machinery systems, auxiliaries, safety systems, navigation, connectivity/communication and if appropriate, their connectivity/controllability from a remote operation centre.  

•Develop validation, certification and safety assessment methodologies, tools to support autonomous ships and system development.  

•Safety assessment and demonstrate hazard avoidance using typical scenarios.  

•Regulatory and legal requirements, including liability regimes, needed to operate autonomous waterborne transport within the environments foreseen for the likely first adopters should be addressed. Also, for intercontinental shipping identify the potential necessary amendments to international conventions. In discussion with important stake holders, identify the technological and regulatory barriers and establish a road map to overcome.  

•Cybersecurity solutions to enable secure safe and reliable data connectivity that are resistant to both malicious intervention and system failure.  

•Advance and demonstrate underdeveloped technologies such as for example situational awareness and actions to alert in case of a potential unavoidable collision such as with a fast moving leisure craft.  

•Address operations and establish a business case for the most promising vessel type and for other services likely to be adopted at an early stage.  

•Increase public awareness of autonomous waterborne transport and engage in dialogue with relevant stake holders so address social and human factors including those concerning safety, change of skills, socio technic aspects and the impact on employment. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 10 and 20 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

Achieve a breakthrough in automated waterborne transport through demonstration of a fully autonomous vessel targeted towards either inland waterways, short sea, ferry, coastal operation or urban water transport vessel within a relevant environment. Understand the social economic and regulatory factors of autonomous waterborne transport. Enable establishment of the first commercial automated water transport services within 5 years. Enhance European competitiveness and support European jobs and growth.


MG-4-5-2019An inclusive digitally interconnected transport system meeting citizens' needsd.l. 24-04-2019
Call H2020-MG-2019_Single_Stage (subcall de: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020)
2019 MOBILITY FOR GROWTH - Single Stage
Orçamento 46,70 M€

Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)

Project size: 1-3 M€


Specific Challenge:

Merging physical transport assets like infrastructure or vehicles with the digital layer, through the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data applications opens vast possibilities in terms of the development of new transport services, business/operating models and social innovations. This has been exemplified in the rapid development of services such as multimodal travel planners, transportation network companies, Mobility as a Service, public transport on demand, new airline ancillary products, various forms of tracking and tracing and many others.

Digitally based services and applications provide citizens with an increasing level of tailored real-time information and greater choice thus allowing for a travel process that is faster, more comfortable and which gives travellers greater control. These services and applications can also serve as basis for social innovations in mobility. In the longer time frame, digitisation of transport promises to lead towards fully personalised services and commercial offers. Despite this, important and often overlooked aspects are user impact and user's ability and readiness to take advantage of the new opportunities. Benefiting from digital technology requires specific skills, willingness and ability to assume a new role as an active participant of the digital travel ecosystem. The main challenge is therefore to ensure that all members of society can benefit from digitisation. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to better understand the needs and attitudes of various users, in particular vulnerable-to-exclusion citizens such as, for example, elderly, low-income, disabled or migrants, in relation to the requirements brought about by the digitised transport system as well as the skills and strategies necessary for all citizens in order to fully benefit from it.


Scope:

Proposals should address several or all of the following:  

•Identify the main characteristics of demands that digitally based mobility solutions place on the users;  

•Identify the needs and attitudes of all societal strata of transport users - in particular vulnerable to exclusion citizens - in the digitised travel ecosystem, taking into account interpersonal and intrapersonal (over time for the same person) variations(age, culture, etc);  

•Identify the obstacles to the appropriation of digital mobility by different user groups and possible nudges to facilitate it, including the potential for social innovations;  

•Investigate user requirements when transport is interrupted, e.g.: due to extreme weather, man-made or technical hazards.  

•Investigate gender related differences in the adoption of digitally based transportation products and services;  

•Identify skills and strategies needed in order to fully benefit from digitalisation in transport and thus to avoid digital exclusion or digital divide in terms of social and spatial aspects;  

•Analyse differences and particularities in relation to the adoption of new mobility solutions and social innovations across a representative sample of member states, both in terms of user uptake and service provision;  

•Provide recommendations for policy making and practical applications for designing an inclusive digital transport system and its related products and services with due regard to data protection and cybersecurity issues; 

Research should be validated in a selected number of case studies through pilot demonstration, trials and testing involving service providers and end-users. Furthermore, actions should be undertaken in view of ensuring take up of research results by key stakeholders.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 3 million each would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact:

Research will help policy-makers design appropriate regulatory frameworks and social and educational strategies in order to create the best possible conditions for an inclusive, user friendly digital transport system, taking into account the needs and characteristics of all parts of society, with particular attention to vulnerable to exclusion citizens. Moreover, research will also help regional authorities and businesses in designing digital transport solutions that are better tailored to citizens' individual needs. 


MG-2-8-2019Innovative applications of drones for ensuring safety in transportd.l. 16-01-2019
Call H2020-MG-2019_TwoStages (subcall de: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020)
2019 MOBILITY FOR GROWTH - Two Stages
Orçamento 122,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases. Data de fecho 2ªfase: 12-09-2019

Type of Action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)

Project size: 3-5 M€


Specific Challenge:

The drone market is the fastest growing in aerospace, generating high-skilled jobs and enabling innovative services, both in the public sector at large (safety, security, environment monitoring, …) and in the private sector (farming, infrastructure, delivery, inspection, broadcasting, leisure, …), not only by large companies but also by many SMEs including start-ups. More services with drones and other emerging technologies can underpin safety and security in different transport modes: waterborne, railways, road transport and air transport.

The EU can strengthen its internal market and bolster its global market share by boosting in a consistent manner the development and safe and secure use of drones for civil and commercial purposes in the EU, notably allowing them to fly in the Single European Sky , including over European waters (e.g sea route and harbours) or to sail in European waterways and coastal areas. The development of vertical spatial + transport planning tools/methodologies and the development of technologies that help authorities in charge (e.g. city police officers) to ensure the enforcement of rules and to prevent abuse of drones for unwanted purposes can help to safely integrate drones in concepts for the last mile delivery in cities or rural areas..

Drones can be considered in a broad sense i.e. Unmanned Aerial Systems, including autonomous and remotely piloted systems. On the one hand drones can be problematic for transport safety and security. This is addressed in SESAR2020 and by the IMO at MSC 98, with a view to ensure enforcement of regulations on drones as well as safe and secure integration into Air and Maritime Traffic Management. On the other hand, drones can be enablers of safety and security of current transport means, for instance by monitoring large vehicles/vessels/air vehicles, transport infrastructure and transport operations and users in nominal and also contingency conditions, such as search and rescue. Furthermore, delivery by drones can enhance mobility services in line with the U-space concept set by the EU in the Riga Declaration. In any cases, public acceptance, privacy issues and other legal aspects of the widespread use of drones are recognised as essential, especially in urban environments.


Scope:

The proposals are expected to address both of the following research areas:

- Develop and test technologies, operational and business models for the application of drones or drone swarms and other emerging technologies to increase the safety, security, public acceptance and overall efficiency of air, waterborne and surface transport, both passenger and cargo, including search and rescue applications.

- Explore and develop innovative technologies and sustainable business models for pilot services, such as large vehicles/vessels/aircraft inspections, transport management (including emergencies), transport infrastructure condition monitoring and maintenance, logistics, on-demand cargo and/or personal mobility using drones and other emerging technologies safely. 

Efficient, reliable and secure (taking into account cybersecurity) collection, distribution (including wireless transmission) and automatic processing of data (on ground and on board) should be included (e.g including through sensor integration) while respecting privacy rights/personal data protection requirements. Also requirements from law enforcement agencies and insurance should be considered. 

Scaled demonstration of the services should underpin and accelerate the regulatory adaptation, certification, public acceptance, standards validation and follow-on deployment in Europe, including innovative commercial and public pre-procurement. Applications of drones should leverage synergies among EU satellite-based systems for navigation (EGNOS/Galileo), observation (Copernicus) and communication. 

Proposals should also ensure consistency with the overall regulatory framework, in particular with EASA's work for systems certification and standardisation and complementarity with SESAR2020 Programme (including SESAR 2020 RPAS Exploratory Research Call from 28 June 2016) EMSA and Shift2Rail IP2 activities and with other EU co-funded drone related projects and initiatives, notably under Horizon 2020 Security challenge or EDA's SARUMS activities. Proposals may include the commitment from the European Aviation Safety Agency to assist or to participate in the action.

Proposals should ideally address TRLs ranging from 3 to 5. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected Impact: 

•  Contribute to increase safety and security of the overall civil transport system.   

•Contribute to enhance safe and seamless mobility of cargo and passengers.   

•Contribute to economic growth by unleashing new markets, new industries and new high-added value jobs in Europe while ensuring appropriate legal frameworks and advancing safety systems certification and setting standards with potential to become a global reference.   

•Building knowledge and acceptance within society for the steps described within U-Space. 

   

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SU-DS01-2018Cybersecurity preparedness - cyber range, simulation and economicsd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-DS-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)
Digital Security
Orçamento 44,50 M€

Digital Security

SpecificChallenge: The digital infrastructure, upon which other sectors, businesses andsociety at large critically depend, must be resilient and trustworthy, and mustremain secure despite the escalating cyber-threats. New technologies and theirnovel combinations require innovative ways to implement security measures andto make new security-related assumptions, identifying "zero-day" orpotential unknown vulnerabilities, forecasting new threats (plus theircascading effects) and emerging attacks, and managing cyber risks.

Manyorganisations are unable to forecast and/or estimate the impacts of a cyber-risk.This results often in insufficient and/or irrelevant investments to ensure amore cyber secure environment. In addition, cybersecurity experts andprofessionals need to continuously adapt their expertise to a constantlyevolving landscape with increasingly sophisticated and novel cyber-attacks, awidening surface of exposed ICT systems and services and a set of relevantchanging legislation. In a connected EU society, there is an urgent need forhighly competent cybersecurity professionals, and security experts need to bein a constant learning process, to match the quick rate of evolution of thecyber threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurityskills need to be continuously advanced at all levels (e.g. security officers,operators, developers, integrators, administrators, end users) in order toenable cybersecurity, digital privacy and personal data protection within theEU Digital Single Market.

Scope: As acontinuation of topic DS-07-2017 "Addressing advanced cyber securitythreats and threat actors", where cyber range is partially addressed,proposals are called to deliver extended capabilities of cyber ranges (e.g.piloting of networked cyber-ranges; extension of the cyber-ranges network,adding domain specificities like cyber range for IoT and/or for IndustrialControl Systems such as SCADA).

Theproposals should develop, test and validate highly customizable dynamicsimulators serving as knowledge-based platforms accompanied with mechanisms forreal time interactions and information sharing, feedback loops, developmentsand adjustments of exercises. These simulation platforms will helpprofessionals responsible for cybersecurity in organizations to collaborativelyimprove their ability in handling and forecasting security incidents, complexattacks and propagated vulnerabilities, based upon targeted scenarios andexercises. Proposals are encouraged to bring shared approaches to express andtransform user needs into actual experiments and cyber exercises (e.g.capture-the-flag) and to develop/integrate/parameterise appropriate tools andmethods for supporting current and future generated evidence-based simulationscenarios. The proposed cyber range model should be validated across onecritical economic sector, involving as many as possible relevant stakeholdersfrom its supply chain. Proposals should consider the specific needs ofend-users, private and public security end-users alike. Proposals areencouraged to include public security end-users and/or private end-users, andto create operational links to the Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) /Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)  network across the EU.

Proposalsshould also develop, test and validate operational ways to continuously analysethe information collected by CERTs and/or CSIRTs and all relevant cybersecuritydata. This analysis should feed their risk analysis models (which need tocomply with relevant standards e.g. ISO27001, ISO27005 and relevant EUcybersecurity legislation) in order to derive appropriate econometric modelsthat can be used by public/private organisations/companies (e.g. insurancecompanies, SMEs, governmental bodies). These econometric models should assistthem to select realistic, affordable baseline cybersecurity measures that willimprove their security, resilience and sustainability, and should also help inidentifying the cost and time to recover following a cyber-attack.

Inaddition, the proposals should show that the econometric models contribute to:(i) identifying affordable security controls that are needed to protectvaluable organization assets, (ii) promoting the development of cyber insuranceand liability policies/contracts and (iii) fostering service level agreementsaddressing security, privacy and personal data protection requirements andpolicies. Proposals should bring innovative solutions to enforce and encourageaccountability of security as a shared responsibility.

Proposalsshould also include (but should not be limited to) the delivery of solutionsfor specific social aspects of digital security related to training, inparticular practical, operational and hands-on training, including: (i)increasing the dynamics of the training and awareness methods, to match/exceedthe same rate of evolution of the cyber attackers, that is to say new methodsof awareness/training offering more qualification tracks to fully andefficiently integrate ICT security workers and employers in the Europeane-Skills market; and (ii) integrating awareness into the eco-system of humans,competences, services and solutions which are able to rapidly adapt to theevolutions of cyber-attackers or even surpass them.

Participationof SMEs is strongly encouraged.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of betweenEUR 5 and 6 million would allow the specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Projectsshould also foresee activities and envisage resources for clustering with otherprojects funded under this topic and with other relevant projects in the fieldfunded by H2020.

ExpectedImpact

Short-term:

•            Professionals better prepared todetect, block and mitigate emerging cyberattacks;

•            End-users of cybersecurity productsand services more involved into expressing actual needs to developers/vendors,through cyber range and simulation;

•            More organized collaboration betweena network of cyber ranges and Europe-wide initiatives such as the CERTs/CSIRTscooperation network of the NIS directive.

•            Improved risks analysis models to beused by public/private organisations, through the use of economics forevidence-based cybersecurity and data privacy;

•            Appropriate econometric models ableto learn from cyber incident data on a wide scale;

•            Improved knowledge on howorganisations can make the right investment to secure their operations againstcyber-attacks (e.g. where they result in personal data breaches ), usingeconomics for evidence-based cybersecurity and data privacy;

Medium andlong term:

•            Improved resilience of ICTsystems/infrastructures and reduced time and cost in infrastructures fortraining users;

•            EU member states better prepared toface malware campaigns and to take down malicious infrastructures; improvedEU-skills market;

•            Better preparedness to put in placecybersecurity measures and identify the necessary resources for recoveringafter a cyber-attack;

•            Improved security, resilience andsustainability of organisations.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

Theconditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and inthe General Annexes.

SU-DS04-2018-2020Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breachesd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-DS-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)
Digital Security
Orçamento 44,50 M€

Digital Security

SpecificChallenge: The Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) is of key importanceto the economy, as all other domains rely on the availability of electricity,hence a power outage can have direct impact on the availability of otherservices (e.g. transport, finance, communication, water supply) where backuppower is not available or the power restoration time goes beyond the backupautonomy.

With thetransition to a decentralised energy system, digital technologies are playingan increasingly important role in the EPES: they contribute reducing the energyconsumption; they enable the integration of higher shares of renewables andpromote a more energy efficient system. At the same time, with the growing useof digital devices and more advanced communications and interconnected systems,the EPES is increasingly exposed to external threats, such as worms, viruses,hackers and data privacy breaches.

Withoutappropriate cyber-defence measures, systems access could be violated (e.g. withthe malware spreading over the system) and may cause power outages, damages andcascading effects to interconnected systems, and energy services. Therefore,with increased digitalisation, the EPES will face an increasing range ofthreats requiring an attentive evaluation of the cyber security risk thatallows taking proper countermeasures. For example, the growing use ofinterconnected smart devices in the EPES will increase the number of accesspoints (e.g. smart meters, IoT), hence increasing the exposure to cyberattacks.Also, even if security improvements may have been made since, oldertechnologies used in legacy systems such as SCADA/ICS (Supervisory Control andData Acquisition System/Industrial Control Systems) were designed in times whencybersecurity was not part of the technical specifications for the systemdesign.

On theother side, a control system in the EPES that is under attack might not beeasily disconnected from the network as this could potentially result in safetyissues, brownouts or even blackouts. At the same time, with thedecentralisation leading to a distributed energy system, microgrid operationsand/or islanding could be further exploited against cyber-attacks and cascadingeffects in the EPES.

In order topursue the integration of the renewables within the existing EPES and to ensurethat it benefits from the advantages brought by a modern digitalisedelectricity grid, there is a need for new security approaches detecting andpreventing threats with severe impacts and to shield the electric systemagainst cyber-attacks. Without an adequate strategy and measures to protect theenergy system from cyber-attacks, the energy transition would be more risky,more costly and possibly in danger.

Scope: Theproposals should demonstrate how the actual EPES can be made resilient togrowing and more sophisticated cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches(including personal data breaches) taking into account the developments of thegrid towards a decentralised architecture and involving all stakeholders. Theproposals should demonstrate the resilience of the EPES through the design andimplementation of adequate measures able to make assets and systems lessvulnerable, reducing its expositions to cyberattacks. Different scenarios ofattacks with the expected potential disruptive effects on the EPES should beenvisaged and the relative counteracting measures should be designed,described, tested (sandboxing, simulations) on a representative energydemonstrator to verify effectiveness. Depending on the specific application,the proposal should apply measures to new assets or to existing equipment wheredata flows were not designed to be cyber protected (e.g. SCADA, ICS). Theproposals shall implement the following series of activities to make theelectric system cyber secure: (i) assessing vulnerabilities and threats of thesystem in a collaborative manner (involving all stakeholders in the energycomponents provision supply chain); (ii) on that basis, designing adequatesecurity measures to ensure a cyber-secure system and describing the advantagesof the solutions adopted compared to others and which aim to guarantee thelevel of cybersecurity and resilience vital for EPES in an evolving system;(iii) implementing both organisational and technical measures in representativedemonstrator to test the cyber resilience of the system with different types ofattacks/severity; and (iv) demonstrating the effectiveness of the measures witha cost-benefit analysis. The activities may include the testing of micro-gridand/or islanding as a means to reduce the vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

Theproposals shall also (i) develop security information and event managementsystem collecting logs and other security-related documentation for analysisthat can also be used for information sharing across operators of essentialinfrastructures and CERTs; (ii) define cybersecurity design principles with aset of common requirements to inherently secure EPES; (iii) formulaterecommendations for standardisation and certification in cybersecurity atcomponent, system and process level; and (iv) propose policy recommendations onEU exchange of information.

Thedimension of a pilot/demonstrator within the proposal should be at large scalelevel (e.g. neighbourhood, city, regional level), involving generators, oneprimary substation, secondary substations and end users. The proposals areencouraged to include the following types of entities: TSO, DSO, electricitygenerators, utilities, equipment manufacturers, aggregators, energy retailers,and technology providers.

Theproposals may refer to Industry 4.0 and other proposals and/or projects dealingwith cybersecurity in energy.

Projectsshould also foresee activities and envisage resources for clustering with otherprojects funded under this topic and with other relevant projects in the fieldfunded by H2020, in particular under the BRIDGE initiative .

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofbetween EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

ExpectedImpact

•            Built/increased resilience againstdifferent levels of cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches (includingpersonal data breaches) in the energy sector.

•            Ensured continuity of the criticalbusiness energy operations.

•            The energy sector is better enabledto easily implement the NIS directive.

•            A set of standards and rules forcertification of cybersecurity components, systems and processes in the energysector will be made available.

•            Cyber protection policy design anduptake at all levels from management to operational personnel, in the energysector.

•            Manufacturers providing moreaccountability and transparency, enabling third parties monitoring and auditingthe privacy, data protection and security of their energy devices and systems.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic areprovided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.
SU-DS05-2018-2019Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectorsd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-DS-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)
Digital Security
Orçamento 44,50 M€

Digital Security

SpecificChallenge: In critical vertical sectors/domains, cybersecurity technologiesdeployed in several application domains should be aligned to the specificdomain needs, linking the demand and supply sides for such cyber technologies.In the context of an increased digitization and also of growing complexity ofcyber-attacks, there are certain sectors/subsectors identified as critical fromthe point of view of cybersecurity needs in the NIS Directive: energy(electricity, oil, gas), transport (air transport, rail transport, watertransport, road transport), banking, financial market infrastructures, healthsector (health care settings, including hospitals and private clinics),drinking water supply and distribution, and digital infrastructure. These sectorsare important customers of cybersecurity solutions; hence it is of outmostimportance to facilitate the engagement of end-users towards defining andproviding sector-specific common requirements about digital security, privacyand personal data protection. Building security, privacy and personal dataprotection by design and by default, principles and standards should be clearlydefined to protect the critical infrastructures in these sectors and ensurepersonal data integrity and confidentiality.

For transportdomain, security must be managed pro-actively over the system as a whole. Thismust also extend to include interfaces to critical supporting infrastructuressuch as communication networks and satellite systems. The complexity of thetransport sector finds its roots in the diversity of components that build thesolutions in use and the very long lifecycle of these components. The challengeis to migrate these solutions, systems, and infrastructures to a higher levelof cybersecurity.

ICT enablesthe healthcare sector to provide efficient, effective, cross-border top-qualityhealthcare services improving the public healthcare. Healthcare operations,services and applications are provided via various interconnectedinfrastructures, systems, entities and people. Personalized medicine is on thebrink of becoming a successful approach in treating diseases. This increasesthe complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain and raises the importance ofachieving a zero error rate in the supply of personalized medications.Cybersecurity in this respect is safety critical and novel approaches areneeded to ensure traceability and zero error deliveries. Moreover, requirementsrelated to data protection legislation should also be taken into account, ashealth is a very sensitive sector from this point of view .

Thisinterconnectivity reveals various threats, making the healthcare ecosystemvulnerable to catastrophic attacks with high impact to healthcare institutionsand people's lives. The healthcare industry has seen a major rise incyber-attacks over the past two years, and data breaches increasingly damagethe healthcare industry as well as the privacy and personal data protection ofthe people. Vulnerable patients’ records management systems can be attacked leadingto unauthorised disclosure of and access to personal data concerning health.Connected medical devices are increasingly used, in particular wearables andhome health monitoring devices which often transmit sensitive data overunsecure wireless networks from the patients’ home to the hospitals exposingthe privacy and personal data of the patients and the resilience of thehealthcare infrastructures.

Digitaltechnologies are also profoundly changing the financial sector. Cybersecuritysolutions are essential to make possible digital technologies for finance andfor the stability of the financial sector which must respond to increasinglysophisticated cyber-attacks.

Scope:Among the critical sectors mentioned in the NIS Directive , proposals shouldtreat generic aspects for at least two of them, by identifying common threatsand attacks, and by developing proof of concepts for managing cybersecurity andprivacy risks. In addition, proposals should treat specific aspects for one ofthe three critical sectors/domains mentioned as sub-topics, i.e. transport,healthcare and finance, by identifying specific vulnerabilities, propagationeffects and counter measures, by developing and testing cyber innovation-basedsolutions and validating them in pilots/demonstrators. During the conceptionand development steps, critical sectors/domains' specificities, such ascomplexity of infrastructure and their large scale, should be taken intoaccount. These pilots/demonstrators are encouraged to use relevant transversalcyber infrastructures and capabilities developed in other projects.

Proposalsshould also include (but should not be limited to) the delivery of specificsocial aspects of digital security related to training, in particularpractical, operational and hands-on training, including: (i) increasing thedynamics of the training and awareness methods, to match/exceed the same rateof evolution of the cyber attackers; that is to say new methods ofawareness/training offering more qualification tracks to fully and efficientlyintegrate ICT security workers and employers in the European e-Skills market;and (ii) integrating awareness into the eco-system of humans, competences,services and solutions which are able to rapidly adapt to the evolutions ofcyber attackers or even surpass them.

Participationof SMEs is strongly encouraged.

Proposalsare invited against the following sub-topics below, in 2018 and 2019

(a) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in multimodal transport

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle on at least two of the following items:

(1): Secureaccess management for citizens to all types of vehicles. A European SingleTransport market requires a pan-European, seamless privacy aware solution toaccess across mass, shared and individual mobility, which will bring addedvalue to citizens while safeguarding data protection and privacy. However thecorresponding increased interconnection of smarter systems increases thevulnerability surface and therefore novel tailored solutions should beproposed.

(2):Assurance and protection against specific cyber-attacks in the multimodaltransport domain, addressing interconnected threats and propagatedvulnerabilities. Feasible solutions in practice should be delivered, shieldingthe vulnerabilities that have severe impact and catastrophic propagationeffects to the multimodal transport operations. Applicants should proposeintegrated, holistic approaches and tools for dynamically, automaticallyforecast and manage complex security and privacy incidents, and personal databreaches in the multimodal transport service and operation. Proposals shouldimprove the security intelligence of treating complex multimodal transportsecurity and privacy incidents, notably personal data breaches, vulnerabilitiesand attacks. Proposals should develop practical solutions for relevant on-linesharing information and distributing real-time security, privacy and dataprotection warnings to all stakeholders in the multimodal transport ecosystem;collaboration with CERTs/CSIRTs is highly encouraged.

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Proposals should evaluate the feasibility of a security labellingfor transport and deliver relevant recommendations and options.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

(b) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in healthcare ecosystem

Proposalsresponding to this sub-topic should contribute towards the practicalimplementation of relevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS and GDPR) in thehealthcare complex ecosystem involving all stakeholders (e.g. securityofficers, ICT administrators, operators, auditors, developers, manufactures,integrators, data protection officers) of all entities in the healthcareecosystem and considering all types of data handled, with special focus onsensitive data as defined by the GDPR.

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least two of the following items:

(1): Incollaboration with all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem andCERTs/CSIRTs, develop dynamic vulnerability data basis for collecting,uploading, maintaining, and disseminating vulnerabilities of ICT-based medicalsystems, technologies, applications and services (enhancing the ICT genericones e.g. NIST, MITRE). Build dynamic taxonomies for medical-related attacks inorder to become the basis for building healthcare cybersecurity incidentmanagement systems.

(2):Deliver dynamic, evidence-based, sophisticated security, privacy and personaldata protection risk assessment frameworks and tools that can deal withcascading effects of threats, and propagated vulnerabilities in interconnectedhealthcare infrastructures, entities, systems, supply chain services andapplications (compliant with appropriate cybersecurity standards e.g. ISO27001,ISO27005, ISO28000).

(3):Provide collaborative privacy-aware tools enabling healthcare stakeholders toaccess and share information (where its integrity is guaranteed), advise andprovide best/good practices about incident handling through appropriateinteraction with healthcare participants respecting their privacy and personaldata protection.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Research and Innovation action

(c) [2018]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in finance

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least one of the following items:

(1):Development of resilience enhancing technologies. Proposers are expected todevelop innovative solutions tailored for the finance domain, ensuring that aproactive preparedness helps financial market participants and infrastructuresto share information and better cope with technological shortfalls. Proposalsshould (i) deliver tools for making the exfiltration of data for attackersunattractive, both for ‘data at rest’ and 'data in transit'; (ii) considerincipient trends (e.g. digital on boarding based on biometric data); and (iii)collaborate with CERTs/CSIRTs.

(2):Development of new/enhanced, parameterized, automated and collaborative ICTtools for insurance companies, which are needed in order to collect security,privacy, personal data protection and accountability requirements from theirclients and upgrade their insurance and liability policies respecting the EUlegislation on cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection, as well ascybersecurity standards (e.g. ISO27001, 27005).

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Applicants should propose novel solutions for promoting commonstandards for conducting stress and resilience testing across systemicfinancial market infrastructures and institutions or for certifyingcompanies/organizations that can perform accredited conformity tests.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofbetween EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

Projectsshould also foresee activities and envisage resources for clustering with otherprojects funded under this topic and with other relevant projects in the fieldfunded by H2020.

ExpectedImpact: 

Short term:

•            The technological and operationalenablers of co-operation in Response and Recovery will contribute to thedevelopment of the CSIRT Network across the EU, which is one of the key targetsof the NIS Directive.

•            Identified relevant generic andspecific aspects related to cybersecurity and digital privacy in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advanced holistic systems andinnovative proof concepts for managing cybersecurity and privacy risks in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advances in the state-of-the-artanalysis of specific aspects of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed, such as related cyber threats, attacks and vulnerabilities;

•            Sound analysis of cascading effectsof specific related cyber threats within the supply chain of the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Improved cybersecurity informationsharing and collaboration among stakeholders of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed, and with CERTs/CSIRTs.

•            More targeted and acceptablesecurity management solutions addressing specificities of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Trigger the fast adoption ofcybersecurity/privacy/personal data protection best practices in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

Mediumterm:

•            Better response and recoverytechnologies and services that will help organizations in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed to significantly reduce the impact ofpropagated and cascaded threats, vulnerabilities and breaches.

•            Enhanced protection against emergingnovel advanced threats in the respective critical sectors/domains addressed.

•            Improved security governance of therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Greater and more mature EUcybersecurity market in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Reduce the impact of breaches withvarious levels of success in penetrating the defences.

Long term:

•            Better cybersecurity for specificstandards in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed, that willtrigger fast adoption of best practices in the related industry.

•            Established trust chains among allentities in the eco-systems of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed.

•            Better implementation of therelevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS, GDPR) in the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Companies/organisations in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed are more willing to promote cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection in the whole EU specificecosystem.

Type ofAction: Innovation action, Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic areprovided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

SU-INFRA01-2018Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europed.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-INFRA-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-INFRA-2018-2019-2020)
Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities
Orçamento 24,00 M€

SpecificChallenge: Disruptions in the operation of our countries’ criticalinfrastructure may result from many kinds of hazards and physical and/orcyber-attacks on installations and their interconnected systems. Recent eventsdemonstrate the increase of combined physical and cyber-attacks due to theirinterdependencies. A comprehensive, yet installation-specific, approach isneeded to secure existing or future, public or private, connected andinterdependent installations, plants and systems. Budgetary constraints on boththe public and private sectors mean that new security solutions must be moreaccurate, efficient and cost-effective, and possibly more automated than theones currently available.

Scope: Proposals should cover: forecast, assessment of physical and cyber risks,prevention, detection, response, and in case of failure, mitigation ofconsequences (including novel installation designs), and fast recovery afterincidents, over the life span of the infrastructure, with a view to achievingthe security and resilience of all functions performed by the installations,and of neighbouring populations and the environment.

Theyshould:

(a) assessin detail all aspects of interdependent physical (e.g. bombing, sabotage andattacks with a variety of weapons against installations, buildings and ships;plane or drone overflights and crashes; spreading of fires, floods, landslides,disastrous consequences of global warming, seismic activity, space weather,combined threats, etc.) and cyber threats and incidents (e.g. malfunction ofSCADA system, non-authorised access of server, electronic interference,distributed attacks), and the cascading risks resulting from such complexthreats,

(b)demonstrate the accuracy of their risk assessment approach using specificexamples and scenarios of real life and by comparing the results with otherrisk assessment methodologies,

(c) developimproved real-time, evidence-based security management of physical and cyberthreats, taking account of the ageing of existing infrastructure, and

(d) providescenarios and recommendations for policy planning, engagement of the civilsociety, and investment measures encompassing all aspects ofprevention-detection-response-mitigation

Innovativemethods should be proposed for sharing information with the public in thevicinity of the installations - including through social media and with theinvolvement of civil society organisations -, for the protection of firstresponders such as rescue teams, security teams and monitoring teams, and forensuring service continuity.

In 2018 and2019, they should focus on any type of installation belonging to one of thefollowing critical infrastructures: water systems, energy infrastructure (powerplants and distribution, oil rigs, offshore platforms), transportinfrastructure (airports, ports, railways, urban multimodal nodes),communication infrastructures and ground segments of space systems, healthservices, e-commerce and the postal infrastructure, sensitive industrial sitesand plants, and financial services. Priorities for 2020 will be defined at alater stage. When selecting for funding the proposals submitted in 2018 or2019, the Commission will take due account of similar projects financed in theprevious years since 2016, with a view to cover the largest possible spectrumof installations. Each year, a list of infrastructures excluded from the Callwill be published on the participant portal.

Consortiashould involve the largest variety of relevant beneficiaries, includinginfrastructure owners and operators, first responders, industry, technologistsand social scientists, etc. The participation of SMEs is strongly encouraged.

In linewith the EU's strategy for international cooperation in research andinnovation  international cooperation isencouraged, and in particular with international research partners in thecontext of the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation  in which the Commission has decided toparticipate.

The centreof gravity for technology development with actions funded under this topic isexpected to be up to TRL 7 – see General Annex G of the Horizon 2020 WorkProgramme.

Indicativebudget: The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution fromthe EU of about EUR 7 to 8 million would allow this topic to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless this does not preclude the submission and selectionof proposals requesting other amounts

ExpectedImpact: Short term:

•            State-of-the-art analysis ofphysical/cyber detection technologies and risk scenarios, in the context of aspecific critical infrastructure.

•            Analysis of both physical and cybervulnerabilities of a specific critical infrastructure, including thecombination of both real situation awareness and cyber situation awarenesswithin the environment of the infrastructure.

•            In situ demonstrations of efficientand cost-effective solutions to the largest audience, beyond the project participants.

Medium term

•            Innovative (novel or improved),integrated, and incremental solutions to prevent, detect, respond and mitigatephysical and cyber threats to a specific Critical Infrastructure.

•            Innovative approaches to monitoringthe environment, to protecting and communicating with the inhabitants in thevicinity of the critical infrastructure.

•            Security risk management plansintegrating systemic and both physical and cyber aspects.

•            Tools, concepts, and technologiesfor combatting both physical and cyber threats to a specific criticalinfrastructure.

•            Where relevant, test beds forindustrial automation and control system for critical infrastructure in Europe,to measure the performance of critical infrastructure systems, when equippedwith cyber and physical security protective measures, against prevailingstandards and guidelines.

•            Test results and validation ofmodels for the protection of a specific critical infrastructure againstphysical and cyber threats.

•            Establishment and disseminationthroughout the relevant user communities of specific models for informationsharing on incidents, threats and vulnerabilities with respect to both physicaland cyber threats.

Long term

•            Convergence of safety and securitystandards, and the pre-establishment of certification mechanisms.

•            Secure, interoperable interfacesamong different critical infrastructures to prevent from cascading effects.

•            Contributions to relevant sectorialframeworks or regulatory initiatives.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic areprovided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

SU-FCT03-2018-2019-2020Information and data stream management to fight against (cyber)crime and terrorismd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-SEC-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020)
Security
Orçamento 138,20 M€

Fight against Crime and Terrorism

SpecificChallenge: Large amounts of data and information from a variety of origins have become available to practitioners involved in fighting crime and terrorism. Full advantage is not currently taken of the most advanced techniques for BigData analysis, and artificial intelligence.

Scope: The amount of data generated and gathered in the frame of (cyber)crime investigations increases exponentially, thereby creating a considerable challenge for law enforcement. The effectiveness of law enforcement action depends on capabilities to improve the quality of data, and to convert voluminous and heterogeneous data sets (images, videos, geospatial intelligence, communication data, traffic data, financial transactions related date, etc.) into actionable intelligence. These capabilities could be significantly enhanced by the use of domain-specific tools, i.e. Big Dataanalysis applications designed for the needs of crime investigators (pre-processing, processing and analysis, visualisation, etc.). Furthermore, predictive analytics would greatly benefit from open source intelligence gathering, social network and darknet data analysis, and allow for resource-efficient, effective and proactive law enforcement.

Examples of trends in cybercrime are numerous. The Internet of Things can potentially connect practically everything, thus also potentially making everything more vulnerable. Wearable devices make us traceable, 3D printers can produce weapons, autonomous cars provide opportunities for kidnappers, teleworking opens doors for cyber-espionage etc. Cybercriminals follow the technological development and benefit from it, while measures for countering cybercrime are often one step behind. Law Eenforcement Agencies would benefit from new means of preventing and countering new kinds of crime, building on the comprehensive trend analysis of emerging cybercrime activities based on past of (cyber)criminal activities, on technological developments, and on trends in the society.

Criminal and terrorist acts are usually subsequent to patterns of abnormal behaviour. Behavioural/anomaly detection systems (using a large variety of sensors) and methodologies require the analysis and processing of enormous quantities of data, together with improved imaging techniques to allow for the identification of suspicious events or of criminals. Such systems should operate in near real-time and at similar distances as a surveillance camera. They should also comply with privacy requirements and the respect of fundamental rights such as the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data.

Proposals are invited from consortia involving relevant security practitioners, civil society organisations, and the appropriate balance of IT specialists, psychologists, sociologists, linguists, etc. exploiting Big Data and predictive analytics that both (a) characterise trends in cybercrime and in cybercriminal organizations (based on a profound analysis of current and emerging cybercriminal organizational types and structures), and (b) enhance citizens'security against terrorist attacks in places considered as soft targets, including crowded areas (stations, shopping malls, entertainment venues, etc.).

Proposals should lead to solutions developed in compliance with European societal values,fundamental rights and applicable legislation including in the area of privacy and protection of personal data. Societal aspects (e.g. perception of security,possible side effects of technological solutions, societal resilience) have to be addressed in a comprehensive and thorough manner.

The centre of gravity for technology development with actions funded under this topic is expected to be up to TRL 5 to 7 – see General Annex G of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of about EUR 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

ExpectedImpact: Medium term:

•            improved support for the work of Law Eenforcement Agencies in managing Big Data, i.e. in extracting, combining, analysing and visualising large amounts of structured and unstructured data in the context of criminal investigations;

•            increased awareness regarding the state of the art and trends in cybercriminal activities (short-, mid- andlong-term);

•            in-depth knowledge of means of preventing and countering emerging and future cybercriminal activities;

•            improved capabilities to combine and analyse in near-real-time large volumes of heterogeneous data to anticipatecriminal events;

•            shorter delays between the emergence of new cybercrime activities and the deployment of countermeasures.

Long term:

•            a European, common strategic approach for preventing and countering an emerging cybercrime activity in its early stage of development;

•            a European, common strategic approach for processing and combining huge amounts of data in the context of crowd protection in full compliance with applicable legislation on protectionof personal data.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

   

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FETFLAG-01-2018Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagshipsd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases: a 1ª fase termina a 20/02/2018 e a segunda fase 18/09/2018. (Apenas as propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase
Specific Challenge: FET Flagships are science- and technology-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives built around a visionary unifying goal. They tackle grand science and technology (S&T) challenges requiring cooperation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. FET Flagships should provide a strong and broad basis for future innovation and economic exploitation, as well as novel benefits for society of a potential high impact. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a collaborative, long-term sustained cooperation effort. This topic aims at launching Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare new candidate FET Flagships.

Scope: Proposals should contain a description of a potential FET Flagship and how this is to be matured over the course of the preparatory action into a more complete blueprint.

Firstly, proposals should describe the FET Flagship initiative they propose to further develop through this preparatory action, by specifically addressing the following three key issues:What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • Impact (why it is good for Europe): will it bring major impact on economy and society as well as on science and technology; why and how is it relevant for the European industry; how does it build on existing scientific excellence in Europe; what is its innovation potential that would benefit Europe's economy and/or society; how would it uniquely position Europe with respect to relevant developments and initiatives existing in other regions in the world.
  • Integration and European added value: is it well positioned to address its grand S&T challenge in terms of large-scale integration across disciplines and the involvement of relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large; does critical mass in terms of research excellence and industrial capabilities exist in Europe needed to address the challenge; what is the estimated scale of the effort required to reach the objectives and how long will it take to do so; and, are there similar initiatives existing at regional, national or European level and what is the added value of such an effort.

Secondly, proposals should describe how the activities of the preparatory action will involve stakeholders over the course of up to 12 months (indicative), to arrive at a complete design and description of a candidate FET Flagship initiative. Specifically, they should describe the proposed activities for further developing the Flagship's unifying goal and its underlying S&T roadmap; attracting industry's endorsement and participation; further developing their consortium and its governance structure and attracting large public support.

Proposals should consider multidisciplinary aspects, including where relevant social sciences and humanities. They must also describe a clear strategy for dissemination and citizen engagement; and, in close cooperation with other proposals for preparatory actions that will be selected from this call, jointly organise and participate in an event addressing stakeholders including scientific communities, policy makers and the wider public and aiming at disseminating the main objectives and findings of the actions.

At the end of the action, the design and description of the candidate Flagship should include the following elements:
  • A consolidated vision based on a well-defined unifying goal articulated in terms of S&T objectives and of its targeted impact on economy and society.
  • A strategic long-term research roadmap, showing how the unifying goal can be realised and what the major milestones are, situating the Flagship in the global landscape and demonstrating a credible path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.
  • A blueprint for the Flagship's implementation setting out the overall collaboration and S&T framework, the identification of necessary competencies and resources including infrastructure aspects, and openness of the initiative.
  • An effective scientific leadership and governance structure based on lessons learned from the present Flagships, describing the coordination and decision-making structures of the Flagship, the role of industry and the relations with Member States and countries associated with Horizon 2020, with the Commission and with the relevant funding agencies and national research initiatives.
  • Support from and involvement of industry, giving a view on avenues for exploitation and further strengthening of European industry in the global landscape, including stimulating the emergence and growth of innovative value chains.
  • An approach to address responsible research and innovation, in particular aspects such as education, gender aspects and societal, ethical and legal implications.

Proposals for candidate FET Flagships must target a visionary unifying goal within one of the following three main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and Life Sciences; or Energy, Environment and Climate change. They should present a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the relevant communities to address their unifying goal. Proposals must clearly specify which of the three areas they target. In each of these areas at least one and at most two proposals for Flagship preparatory actions will be selected for funding.

(1) ICT and Connected Society

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering: Novel nano-engineered materials and systems with properties enabling the design and manufacturing of radically new ICT components and devices creating disruptive technologies and market opportunities, for example in energy efficiency, data processing, smart manufacturing, smart interfaces, nano-bio devices, etc.
  • Robotics, Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence: a new generation of robotics tec
  • nologies including soft and flexible robotics, bio-inspired robotics, new approaches to human-machine interaction and cooperation, cognition and artificial intelligence, giving rise to much smarter systems performing sophisticated functions opening radically new opportunities to address societal and economic challenges.
  • ICT for Social Interaction and Culture: new ICT technologies and approaches for empowering deep social interactions across diverse cultures, languages, goals, values, etc.; for understanding large-scale complex socio-technical systems and their interactions, interdependencies and evolutions and avenues for exploiting this understanding; and/or for collecting, preserving, studying and promoting Europe'sunique cultural heritage and exploiting these to achieve major societal or economic benefits.

(2) Health and the Life Sciences

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Disruptive technologies to Revolutionise Healthcare: New technologies and approaches aiming at a paradigm shift in the field of individualised prevention, prediction and treatment of diseases. This includes among others bioinformatics and modelling approaches to use patients' genetic expression patterns, metabolism and derived systems; novel and innovative nano-medicine approaches (e.g. technologies for novel sensors and imaging, organ-on-a-chip and bio-electronic medicine, drug delivery,…); network medicine; neuro-prosthetic technologies; regenerative medicine and biofabrication techniques to reprogram or replace human cells, tissues and whole organs and to integrate these in functioning body systems.
  • Understanding Life by Exploring the Genome and the Cell: Novel technologies and approaches that enable a paradigm shift in studying and understanding the foundational building blocks of life, for example the functioning of the cell, and of cells within organisms, including structure and dynamics, and the full multi-omics (genome/epigenome/proteome/metabolome/connectome etc.) and their interactions. This will open up radically new opportunities such as developing novel nano-bio devices and technologies, advanced screening methods and analytical and morphological technologies, advanced therapies and contribute to the understanding of biological processes and pathological mechanisms.


(3) Energy, Environment and Climate change

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Earth, Climate Change and Natural Resources: New technologies and approaches for high-precision modelling and simulation, including the necessary data integration, that enable an in-depth understanding of the earth, natural hazards and climate change. Their exploitation and use should open up new opportunities for helping to manage/mitigate their effects and impacts on human activity and natural resources in a sustainable way in specific areas such as: agriculture (ensuring food security and sustainable farming), forestry, fisheries, protecting/restoring natural ecosystems, energy supply and demand, etc.
  • Radically new Energy Production, Conversion and Storage devices and systems: Disruptive technologies aiming at a paradigm shift in renewable energy by exploring and exploiting radically new principles and novel materials that can substantially reduce Europe's dependence on fossil fuels and open new industrial opportunities for their exploitation and sustainable development.


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: For the CSA:

  • Fully developed candidate FET Flagship initiatives supported by key stakeholders (e.g., academic research communities, industry, public authorities …).

For the proposed Flagships:

  • Key benefits for economy and society based on significant advances on science and technology. This should be demonstrated by e.g. potential for S&T breakthroughs, industrial support, added value for Europe, potential for increasing European competitiveness, potential for societal benefits, etc.
  • Long-lasting structuring effect on research efforts in Europe, anchor point for international cooperation and the nurturing of talent through the training of a new generation of researchers.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETFLAG-02-2018ERA-NET Cofund for FET Flagshipsd.l. 18-09-2018
Call FETFLAG-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To fund partnering projects (PPs) and coordinate the national activities and support of Member States and Associated Countries (MS/AC) to the Graphene and HBP Flagships. PPs are projects funded from other sources (e.g. by national/regional funding) which address areas relevant for the Flagships and contribute to their objectives.

Scope: One follow-up action to the FLAG-ERA II ERA-NET Cofund action (http://www.flagera.eu/) aiming to coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national and regional research programmes to fund PPs of the two Flagships by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties, possibly followed by further joint calls without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities between the participating funding agencies in support of the two Flagships.
Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes for realising the research goals of the FET Flagships.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund
 
FETHPC-01-2018International Cooperation on HPCd.l. 15-05-2018
Call FETHPC-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – High Performance Computing
Orçamento 4,00 M€
Specific Challenge: The aim is to develop strategic partnership in HPC with Brazil and Mexico that enables advancing the work on HPC applications in domains of common interest. Brazilian and Mexican partners will not be funded by the EU and they are expected to participate in the project with their own funding.

Scope:
a) Cooperation with Mexico: in the frame of the Bilateral Agreement on Science and Technology between the European Union and the United States of Mexico, collaboration for the development of state-of-the-art HPC applications (codes, algorithms, software tools, etc.) in domains of common interest such as energy (including oil, renewables, wind, etc.), life sciences, earth sciences, climate change and air pollution, and natural disasters, among others.

b) Cooperation with Brazil:
developing state-of-the-art HPC applications in domains of common interest, such as in eHealth and drug design (e.g., related to diseases such as Zikaand Dengue) or energy (e.g., renewables or management of natural resources). Proposals should put emphasis on application development towards exascale performance, develop codes, algorithms, other software tools, big data analytics, and hardware where appropriate. Proposals should ensure access to and using relevant big data suites as needed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Mexico and up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Brazil would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Improved international cooperation of EU-Mexico and EU-Brazil research and industrial communities on advanced HPC application development.
  • Improved sharing of information and expertise to solve common societal problems with the use of advanced computing.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-01-2018FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 16-05-2018
Call FETOPEN-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 123,70 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 24-01-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 160,40 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019.2FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 18-09-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019.2 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 16,04 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2020FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 13-05-2020
Call FETOPEN-01-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 203,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-02-2018FET-Open Coordination and Support Actionsd.l. 11-04-2018
Call FETOPEN-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to promote excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Scope: Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) should be driven by relevant actors in the research field and address only one of the following sub-topics:

a. FET Communication and Outreach: Support communication activities on the FET programme and its achievements and outreach actions targeting a wide range of audiences including the general public, and going well beyond the world of academia and research. This shall stimulate the emergence of a FET community and its connection to relevant multipliers and other stakeholder networks. The activities shall use a diversity of channels and interventions (for example news items, social media, interviews, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, code camps and participatory actions for wider engagement).

b. FET Innovation: Stimulate the impact on innovation from FET-funded research and improving the innovation readiness levels of FET results, for example by providing a kind of “market place” for FET technologies, by connecting the world of research with that of, potential users, technology leaders, technology transfer organisations, entrepreneurs, investors or alternative financing channels.

c. FET Observatory: Ongoing and systematic identification of new and emerging technologies from FET portfolio analysis, trends analysis (using for instance bibliometric tools, media watch, consultations and workshops) and broader horizon scanning (beyond research), including also consideration of ethical implications, gender differences and long-term impacts on society and humankind.

Specificity to the nature of FET is a must (e.g., upstream positioning, interdisciplinarity, high- risk, novelty, long-term impact,...).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million (and up to 0.7 million for a.) would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Strengthening globally recognised European leadership in the early exploration of visionary, new and emerging technologies and with a strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers.
  • Improved long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward.
  • Improved readiness across Europe to engage in inter-disciplinary research collaboration and to take up new, open and responsible research and innovation practices, with due attention to aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action
 
FETOPEN-03-2018FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 16-10-2018
Call FETOPEN-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,50 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2019FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 08-10-2019
Call FETOPEN-03-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,70 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETOPEN-03-2020FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 14-10-2020
Call FETOPEN-03-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 3,00 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETPROACT-01-2018FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communitiesd.l. 22-03-2018
Call FETPROACT-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 88,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. To foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise. To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:
a.    Artificial organs, tissues, cells and sub-cellular structures. Merging the growing understanding of genome, proteome, metabolome and cell behaviour with strategies for the engineering and use of biological and hybrid functional constructs is the core of this initiative. Proposals should build on recent advances in integrative biology (including modelling and simulation) and bio-engineering for engineering biological, artificial or hybrid sub-cellular systems (e.g., synapses, organelles, vesicles), highly specific cell assemblies (including microbial) and proper differentiation, tissues, organs or multi-organ systems. Examples of long-term research targets include synthetic cell building, cell assembly, and organ reproduction, replacement, control or repair of vital organ functions (e.g., following ageing, trauma or disease), their use in the development of personalised treatment, drugs or vaccines, and high-throughput organ- and body-on-chip technologies.
b.    Time. This initiative seeks new technological possibilities inspired by notions of time, not seen as a given and singular background against which things unfold, but rather as a resource that can be experienced and used in different ways. Highly interdisciplinary research could address, for instance, technologies for subjective time awareness (and its neural basis) and distortion (e.g., contextual, emotional, pathological); for studying the role of time in processeslike aging, healing, learning or evolution and how this can be influenced (e.g., stimulation) or changed in different 'materialities' (combining insights from biological or computational evolution, for instance); or modeling to understand and better anticipate non-linear temporality in complex systems (such as in economies, societies, climate ...). Technologies in, for instance, extreme electronics/photonics, data-streams analytics, time aware artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, bio-engineering or neuroprosthetics could demonstrate new ways to represent, modulate, duplicate or differently experience and use time, thus altering our relationship with time (at individual and collective but differentiated level – e.g., according to gender or culture) and with impacts on, for instance, quality of life, therapy, learning, productivity, social and environmental awareness or the better understanding and management of natural hazards.
c.    Living technologies. This initiative seeks to build on the emerging understanding from evolutionary biology, ethology, micro-, plant- and animal biology of essential features of living systems such as physical autonomy, growth, interaction and enaction, adaptation and evolution, among others. The aim is to create new functional biological, technological or hybrid artefacts, with similar capabilities of purposeful stability and change. This can also lead to hybrid materials and systems with programmable features of shape, structure, functionality and evolvability (including for their use in bio-robotics or bio-engineering), potentially constructed from naturally existing complexes, through synthetic biology, systems biology and /or chemical biology. New insights into the multi-level mathematics and complexity of living systems or the boundaries/characteristics of life may also emerge from this. Work on ethical implications should be included.
d.    Socially interactive technologies. There is a growing understanding of the changes at cognitive, neural and physiological levels from group interactions in realistic settings, from pairs to large groups and crowds. Based on this, this initiative seeks new technologies for deeper social interaction involving, for instance, context, culture, emotion, and factors of embodiment and cognition. Realistic and larger contexts require new experimental tools and paradigms, combining social sciences and humanities with neuroscience, engineering and computing in new ways. This will lead to new socially interactive media with radical improvement for building trust and understanding, social integration, engagement, collaboration, learning, creativity, entertainment, education and wellbeing, among others. Work on ethical implications and gender should be included.
e.    Disruptive micro-energy and storage technologies. This initiative seeks radically new approaches to energy for embedded, personal or local use (including bio-mimicking, the use of soft or intelligent materials to generate, capture or store energy or the development of new types of batteries). Proposals could target in particular the lower end (i.e., micro-energy or nano-scale energy transfer, dissipation and conversion) and/or new technologies for optimal local (close to where-needed) energy storage/release and their smart integration within hybrid/distributed energy systems. Proposals should also address aspects of sustainability and environmental impact.
f.    Topological matter, strongly based on topology and quantum physics, is a rapidly emerging area that after an initial focus on insulators now touches the whole range of material properties, providing advances in spintronics, photonics, plasmas, mechanics, superconductivity, elasticity, acoustics and their combinations, among others. Here concept development together with design, realisation and testing of topological devices are called for to unleash the promise of topological matter beyond the pure physics and mathematics aspects. The much expected robustness, wide spectral range and topologically-protected spin- and transport properties call for an engineering approach to apply the multi-physics of wave- matter interactions to novel, potentially lossless communication components and circuits. Challenges to be addressed include compact designs and fabrication technologies, setting figures of merit and benchmarks relevant to functions.

FET Proactive projects shall establish a solid baseline of knowledge and skills and assemble the interdisciplinary communities around them. They shall further foster the emergence of a broader innovation ecosystem and create a fertile ground for future take-up of its new technological paradigm (e.g., public engagement, informal education, policy debate).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 4 to 7 million (but up to EUR 5 million for proposals on the sub-topics of 'Time' and 'Topological matter') and with a duration of up to 5 years would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals of different size and duration.
This topic allows for the provision of financial support to third parties established in an EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, either to enhance impacts through punctual small scale experimentation and use of project results by third parties, or to award a prize following a contest organised by the beneficiaries.

Expected Impact:
  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation and consolidation of a radically new future technology.
  • Potential for future returns in terms of societal or economic innovation or market creation.
  • Spreading excellence and building leading innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young, researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 202010.
  • Build-up of a goal oriented interdisciplinary community (within and beyond the consortium).
  • Emergence of an innovation ecosystem around a future technology in the theme addressed from outreach to and partnership with high potential actors in research and innovation, and from wider stakeholder/public engagement, with due consideration of aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-03-2018FET ERA-NET Cofundd.l. 18-12-2018
Call FETPROACT-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to advance the construction of the European Research Area in the FET domain by sharing a common vision of the various relevant efforts in Europe and fostering cooperation towards the coordinated development of radically new future technologies.

Scope: Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies. Two activities are mandatory:
  1. Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
  2. Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.
The partnership is expected to aim at being pan-European and as inclusive as possible.

Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes in the FET domain.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund

   

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DT-NMBP-02-2018Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 1.1 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 75,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
OPEN INNOVATION TEST BEDS

Specific Challenge: The medical technology industry is an important economic and social player in Europe. The challenge is to provide companies and users in this sector access to affordable and advanced testing facilities and services to facilitate the development of new and safe medical technologies. The two new EU regulations5 governing medical technologies (medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics) are introducing a new set of rules to improve the safety of medical devices for the benefit of patients. To preserve timely access to innovative healthcare solutions and support the competitiveness of the European industry, testing facilities support services are needed to help industry and users develop and test medical devices in compliance with EU safety regulations. A bonus would be to define new methodologies for clinical testing, when relevant. 

Scope:  

 Open Innovation Test Beds should upgrade or develop materials facilities and make available to industry and interested parties, including SMEs, services for the design, development, testing, safety assessment, and upscaling of new/existing medical devices in compliance with EU regulatory frameworks since the beginning of the development process;   

 Test Beds could also contribute to develop methodologies to accelerate and simplify the subsequent pre-clinical and clinical testing in accordance with EU rules;   

 Potential regulatory, economic, organisational and technical barriers should be identified and assessed. Where applicable, considerations regarding risk-assessment procedures that take into account potential gender differences should be considered;   

 Open access at fair conditions and cost as well as outreach and dissemination across Europe, based on a distinct methodology;   

 Quality control processes and tools should be validated to allow on-line quality controls;   

 Medical devices should be demonstrated in relevant industrial environments.  

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation, across Europe, with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 7 and 15 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

 Open and upgraded facilities at the EU level for the design, development, testing, safety assessment, and upscaling of new medical devices easily accessible to users across different regions of Europe;   

 Attract a significant number of new SME users, with at least a 20% increase for existing test beds;  

 Cost effective, innovative, and safe healthcare medical devices in compliance with EU safety regulations;   

 Faster assessment of new medical devices' compliance with EU safety regulations;   

 Reduced time to market of new medical devices (earlier determination of safety profile and facilitation of subsequent pre-clinical and clinical testing);   

 Indirect substantial benefits for European citizens' safety and access to new and innovative medical products;   

 New market opportunities for providing services to non-EU players interested in testing facilities to ensure compliance with EU regulatory frameworks for their export products to Europe.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action

DT-NMBP-12-2019Sustainable Nano-Fabrication (CSA)d.l. 03-10-2019
Call 1.2 H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2019-CSA (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020)
Call - FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
Orçamento 4,00 M€

FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY
MATERIALS CHARACTERISATION and COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING

Specific Challenge: Nanotechnology research has led to a remarkable development of nanoscale materials in bulk form with unique properties. Several of these materials are in the market or are expected to enter the market in the near future. The challenge is to establish industrial scale manufacturing of functional systems based on manufactured nanoparticles with designed properties for use in semiconductors, energy harvesting and storage, waste heat recovery, medicine, etc. This action will therefore establish synergy between EU stakeholders (research laboratories, industry, SMEs, etc.) active in this domain and to identify and resolve common challenges. 

Scope:  

   Establish a network of EU stakeholders that will manage information and communication among its members in the technical domains such as nano-synthesis, nanofabrication, nanostructuring, additive nanomanufacturing, nanostructure assembly, roll-to-roll nanofabrication, etc.;   

 Cover research and new standards for functional nanoparticles, nanomaterials, components, devices and processes. Establish common approaches for nomenclature, metrology, measurements and characterisation applied for nanomaterials by design, three-dimensional nanostructures, multi-layer nanodevices, multi-material and multifunctional nanosystems, dynamic nanosystems, etc.;   

 Provide access across Europe to services and infrastructure for SMEs;   

 Cover sustainability in terms of human health, ethics, environment, life-cycle analysis;   

 Cover development of the necessary skills for this new industry.  

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of around EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Integrate nanoscale building blocks into complex, large scale systems that will become the basis for a new European high-value industry;   

 Link and consolidate existing infrastructure, create a sustainable community of stakeholders managing information and communication within and outside the group and develop an EU wide research and innovation strategy;   

 Establish a network of existing EU funded projects and initiatives, which will solve common issues through cross-project collaboration, and will strengthen technology takeup across Europe;   

 Establish international cooperation in particular with the nanomanufacturing programme of USA-NSF and the NNI Signature initiative of Sustainable Nanomanufacturing.  

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

NMBP-22-2018Osteoarticular tissues regeneration (RIA)d.l. 23-01-2018
Call 2.3 H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
Orçamento 0,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 28-06-2018 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)
Specific Challenge: EU demographic change requires innovation to enhance active ageing, whereby a growing market for osteoarticular tissue regeneration is created. To reduce patients’ sufferings, mitigate the economic burdens to health systems and exploit market opportunities it is crucial to conceive innovative designs and development of innovative biomaterials that enables the delivery of smart, nanostructured and functionalised tissues to regenerate and integrate bones, cartilages, tendons and joints. 

Scope: To design and develop user-centred innovative and smart nanobiomaterials which may be also adaptable to remote control, that will lead to a personalised regeneration of osteoarticular tissues (bones, cartilages, tendons, joints). The nanobiomaterials should be designed to perform in host tissues affected by severe degenerative and/or inflammatory processes, which typically characterise Osteoarticular pathologies. Proposals should cover at least one of the following technologies, leading to a convergence of processes: 

(i) 3D-bioprinting; (ii) stem cells seeding, recruiting, activation, functionalisation, and cell printing; (iii) nano functionalisation; (iv) 3D-printable biophoto-polymerisation; (v) use of light to expose/mask tethered signalling molecules, incorporating immune-modulatory materials such as complement regulators; (vi) additive manufacturing by laser sintering, rapid prototyping technologies, stereolithography, inkjet techniques; (vii) relevant cross-cutting KETs; (viii) electrospinning. 

The research design should be developed by means of a multidisciplinary approach and involve relevant stakeholders. As relevant, proposals should consider sex and gender specific aspects. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Alleviate heavy burdens on patients and healthcare systems by developing smart nanoengineered affordable biomaterials for tissue self-healing and regeneration; improve the well-being, health, quality of life and active ageing of populations;   

 Boost industrial competitiveness and leadership of EU companies in personalised biointelligent materials responding to patients' clinical specificities;   

 Enhanced incorporation of digitalisation and Internet of Things for innovative and affordable biomaterials;   

 Increase EU attractiveness for the clinical development of regenerative medicine;

 reinforce the EU sector ecosystem to generate new markets and opportunities for SMEs, translating innovative biomaterials into pre-clinical tests for market uptake.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

CE-BIOTEC-04-2018New biotechnologies for environmental remediation (RIA)d.l. 25-04-2018
Call H2020-CE-Biotec-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Orçamento 10,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Contamination of soils, sediments, ground and surface water caused by waste resulting from human action and leakage into water sources is a serious problem. This pollution contains compounds having toxicity and durability which creates important concerns from the health and environmental viewpoints. Moreover, it represents a significant economic burden for society. 

In some standard remediation strategies, for example burying polluted soils in landfills, pollutants are not destroyed and the problem is merely postponed. Chemical remediation and the disposal of contaminated waste increase the health risk for workers. Bioremediation, which uses naturally occurring microorganisms, is a more sustainable and gentle alternative to physicochemical options. 

Microorganisms have developed countless strategies to depollute their environment and to transform harmful environmental contaminants into harmless end products. However, the effectiveness of bioremediation faces a number of challenges, for instance the concentration of the contaminant, the combined biological activity of the microbial community over time and space and the consumption of energy. 

Scope: Proposals should include research and innovation for efficient and low cost remediation strategies using microorganisms by means of (bio-)electrochemical systems, or alternate systems that require minimum or zero external energy or chemicals. The work should ensure that an acceptable performance for field applications can be attained. Remediation should cover hydrocarbons and their derivatives, metals, nutrients, antibiotics or micropollutants. Moreover, the system developed should remove different contaminants, including complex mixtures, the remediation time should be accelerated and it should work with mixed microbial communities. 

This topic is part of the EU-China flagship initiative on Biotechnology for Environment and Human Health, which will promote substantial coordinated and balanced research and Innovation cooperation between the EU and China. China-based participants have the possibility to apply for funding under the Chinese co-funding mechanism and other Chinese sources14. 

Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

 Remediation of at least two toxic contaminants;   

 Proof of the feasibility of scaling up the technology for field testing, including an assessment of the related environmental benefits and risks;   

 A demonstration of the benefits over standard physicochemical remediation approaches, including energy efficiency.  

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

   

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DT-ICT-02-2018Robotics - Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)d.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ICT-2018)
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 115,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics.

Scope

a. Innovation Actions

Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the four prioritised application areas (PAA) of Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production. Proposals are expected to: develop a network of DIHs, address the delivery of services (technical and non-technical); provide access to best practice and research results in robotics relevant to the chosen application area; contribute to common system platforms, engaging in the development of industry-led standards and developing and disseminating standards demonstrators; facilitate access to pilots and collaborate with all the robotics actions funded in the WP and beyond, as appropriate.

Proposals are also expected to connect, share expertise, and closely collaborate with the DIHs in the other PAAs via the Central Robotics DIH CSA (see below). DIHs should address ethical, data privacy and protection issues, and consider cyber-security issues (including security by design). DIHs should support the development of use-case demonstrators at TRL 5 and above, preferably based on open system platforms.

Proposals are expected to contribute to a Working Group that connects the actions funded in this WP with the Central Robotics DIH CSA to disseminate best practice, to coordinate access to technology, resources, demonstrators and open platforms, and to facilitate the cross development of platforms.

Proposals are expected to use financial support to third parties (FSTP) to support industry, in particular SMEs, in their digital transformation, through for instance, demonstrators and platforms development, technology transfer experiments, or other services (technical or non-technical), as appropriate. FSTP should comply with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes of the Work Programme. At least 50% of the budget is expected to be dedicated to FSTP and the maximum amount of FSTP is EUR 300.00062 per third party for the entire action duration. For innovation actions of this topic, the four requirements described in the introductory section 'Support to Hubs' have to be applied. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 16 million for DIHs in each Priority Area would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

At least one action in each Priority Area will be supported.

b. Coordination and Support Activities

Proposals should address the provision of a Central Robotics DIH CSA, to support and cooperate closely with the PAA-oriented DIH actions, to network them, to coordinate their activities and to develop synergies among them.

Proposals are expected to disseminate best practices in developing pilots, demonstrators and open platforms, and championing the development of open industry-led system platform standards.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 2 million for the Central Robotics DIH CSA would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. One Central Robotics DIH CSA will be supported.

Expected Impact:

- Increased deployment of robotics in each PAA.

- Formation of supply chains around platforms and modules that straddle PAA

- Introduction of cross-industry-based standards for modules and systems

- Generation of new businesses based around platform supply

- The development supply chains.

- Leveraging effect on other sources of funding, in particular regional and national funding

Type of Action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-25-2018-2020Interactive Technologiesd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond. This will directly impact a larger number of European industries ranging from the cultural and creative industries, manufacturing, robotic and healthcare to education, entertainment and media, enabling new business opportunities. The challenge is to forge a competitive and sustainable ecosystem of European technology providers in interactive technologies.

Scope: The scope includes: 1/ support a pan-European coordination effort to strengthen the collaboration among the constituency; 2/ increase the European innovation capacity through the development of new authoring tools and the access to a broader community;

a) Interactive Community Building (CSA)

To better coordinate stakeholders the focus should be on:

- elaborating a common research agenda and a technology transfer strategy;

- building a platform to gather and share knowledge, algorithms and tools for the development and use of new interactive technologies. This may include the development of a dedicated open operating system;

- providing broad access and technical support for the platform as well as promoting its existence and establishing links with other existing platforms;

- supporting research and development teams in the integration of their tools into the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes. Maximum 2M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to 100 00036 per third party.

This action should result in a unique access point for innovators, SMEs and industrial companies interested in taking-up European interactive technologies in their product and services development. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Future interaction (RIA)

To strengthen European research and industrial capacities the research and innovation actions should focus either on:

- Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, researching and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within both professional and private contexts.

- Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences, for instance through systems which are mobile, support additional senses, have higher accuracy or incorporate bio or environmental sensors.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: a) Establish a sustainable competitive ecosystem of European technology and solution providers for interactive technologies.

b) Strengthening European research and industrial capacities to develop future interactive devices.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

ICT-26-2018-2020Artificial Intelligenced.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key technology for the further development of the Internet and all future digital devices and applications. Driven by the wider availability of large amounts of data and increasingly higher performance computing and networking, AI brings additional autonomy to all types of physical and virtual artefacts and opens the door to a wave of innovations and opportunities. It is already transforming important sectors ranging from data analytics and Web platforms up to driverless vehicles and new generation of robots for our homes, hospitals, farms or factories.

The challenge is to fully exploit the potential of AI in the economy and society. Building notably on Europe's Scientific and Technology strengths in the field, the supported activities should reinforce industrial competitiveness across all sectors including for SMEs and non-tech industries and help address societal challenges (e.g. ageing, transport). The focus is on R&I areas in AI where collaborative work at European level can make a difference amidst the fierce world-wide competition in the field. The ambition is therefore to make AI technologies and resources available to developers and innovators in all sectors and actively engage with a wide user community, including non-AI experts.

Scope: The ultimate goal is a European AI-on-demand platform mobilising the European AI community to support businesses and sectors in accessing expertise, knowledge, algorithms and tools to successfully apply AI thereby generating market impact.

The platform should:

- serve as a central point to gather and provide access to AI-related knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- support potential users of AI in order to facilitate the integration of AI into applications;

- facilitate the interaction with existing data portals needed for AI algorithms, and resources, such as HPC or cloud computing, and support interoperability.

Research and Innovation Action - Building a European AI on-demand platform

The goal is to develop a European AI ecosystem bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available and making it a compelling solution for users, especially from non-tech sectors. The action should build on and link to existing relevant initiatives, including for instance existing platforms, data repositories, cloud computing, HPC. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Pilots and other relevant activities of this workprogramme, as appropriate. The action called for is expected to include the following activities:

- Mobilising the European AI community including researchers, businesses and start-ups to provide access to knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- Defining sustainable processes and structures (governance, access, business models, licensing, etc.) as well as developing a suitable software infrastructure (APIs and tools to aggregate existing tools and algorithms and to make them easily deployable in applications, as well as to access data and computing resources);

- Filling important technology gaps through challenge-based and/or user-driven research and innovation efforts. These efforts could have an application or technology focus, covering major domains such as robotics, IoT, CPS, intuitive interfaces, personalised applications, healthcare, manufacturing or agriculture;

- Gathering user requirements: based on representative set of its future users (researchers and industry). In particular, the research and innovation efforts expected from this action will have strong synergies with the platform building (providing user requirements, guiding its development, exploiting its resources, and contributing to its content) but additional efforts might be necessary to ensure that the needs of the various types of potential users of the platforms are represented;

- Putting in place a comprehensive service layer to facilitate the use and uptake of the platform both by end-users and researchers;

- Reaching out to new user domains and boosting the use of the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties to fund promising projects (selected through open competitive calls) exploiting the resources and services offered by the platform to foster technology transfer of AI-based solutions, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Conditions. Maximum 3M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to EUR 200.000 per third party38;

- Developing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for AI including ELSE (Ethical, Legal, Socio-Economic) aspects, taking into account and building on relevant initiatives and strategies (e.g.: Big Data PPP, Robotics PPP, AIOTI , CPS (CyPhERS), cybersecurity cPPP).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to 20 million € would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

- Building a sustainable AI-on-demand platform, becoming a reference, mobilising the entire European AI community, and ensuring a leading position for Europe in AI.

- Reinforcing European excellence and leading position worldwide in major research and application domains, especially through the research and innovation efforts to fill important technology gaps.

- Boosting technology transfer of AI, especially towards SMEs and non-technology sectors, and disseminating the economic benefits of AI to a large user base.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-3 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 232,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-25-2018-2020Interactive Technologiesd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-3 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 232,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond. This will directly impact a larger number of European industries ranging from the cultural and creative industries, manufacturing, robotic and healthcare to education, entertainment and media, enabling new business opportunities. The challenge is to forge a competitive and sustainable ecosystem of European technology providers in interactive technologies.

Scope: The scope includes: 1/ support a pan-European coordination effort to strengthen the collaboration among the constituency; 2/ increase the European innovation capacity through the development of new authoring tools and the access to a broader community;

a) Interactive Community Building (CSA)

To better coordinate stakeholders the focus should be on:

 elaborating a common research agenda and a technology transfer strategy;

 building a platform to gather and share knowledge, algorithms and tools for the development and use of new interactive technologies. This may include the development of a dedicated open operating system;

 providing broad access and technical support for the platform as well as promoting its existence and establishing links with other existing platforms;

 supporting research and development teams in the integration of their tools into the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes. Maximum 2M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to 100 00036 per third party.

This action should result in a unique access point for innovators, SMEs and industrial companies interested in taking-up European interactive technologies in their product and services development. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Future interaction (RIA)

To strengthen European research and industrial capacities the research and innovation actions should focus either on:

- Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, researching and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within both professional and private contexts.

- Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences, for instance through systems which are mobile, support additional senses, have higher accuracy or incorporate bio or environmental sensors.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 4 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact

a) Establish a sustainable competitive ecosystem of European technology and solution providers for interactive technologies.

b) Strengthening European research and industrial capacities to develop future interactive devices.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action

ICT-05-2019Application driven Photonics componentsd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Photonic technologies for health applications is a very promising field, where the EU has produced significant results during the past decades; however, industrialization is still lagging behind. The challenges are to develop methods that provide the clinicians with photonics enabled tools to improve or to assess the successes of therapies and to transform low TRL technologies into robust medical devices answering to clinician needs.

Photonic circuits are typically employed in combination with high performance electronics, micro-optics while the thermal management and the efficient integration of these technologies is accordingly of major importance. The challenge is to create and develop advanced techniques for intimate integration of sub-systems incorporating multiple technologies enabling application across multiple domains.

The European continuous process industries as well as the piecewise manufacturing sector are facing the continuous struggle to keep a leading role in the worldwide competition. The challenge is to deploy photonic sensor technologies for the exact monitoring of process and product parameters so as to optimize those processes, saving resources whilst guaranteeing optimum product quality.

Scope: The focus is on the following themes:

Innovation Actions

i. Photonics devices to support monitoring therapeutic progress: Actions should develop reliable (high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy), safe to operate, cost-effective and fast photonics enabled devices to support assessing the effects of treatments of major diseases like cancer (excluding skin cancer), infectious, degenerative and cardiovascular diseases, including determining individual dispositions (eg methods to assess drug resistance) and monitoring of therapy progress. The feasibility and validity of the proposed approach should already have been validated in clinical settings. A medical equipment manufacturer should drive the action, and physicians/clinicians/surgeons must be closely involved. Validation should take gender specificities into account. Small scale clinical studies should be included, but clinical trials are excluded.

ii. Sensor-Based Optimization of Production Processes: Sensor-Based Optimization of Production Processes: Actions should address prototyping, demonstration, optimization and validation in real industry settings of highly advanced smart broadband multimodal photonic sensing solutions operating in the spectral range from the ultraviolet to the far infrared, and intended for improving production process through the monitoring of relevant process and product parameters (e.g. physical, chemical, imaging, geometrical and environmental). The focus is on cost-effective process-integrated solutions that are optimized in terms of speed, quality, and resource efficiency. The solutions should also address embedded pre-processing and suitably interpreting the acquired raw data for the optimization of the processes.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 6 million would allow these themes to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Research and Innovation Actions

i. Photonics System on Chip/ System in Package for optical interconnect applications: Actions should address advanced techniques for the intimate combination of photonic integrated circuit technology with other enabling circuits, devices and mother boards to realise major advances in the capability, performance and complexity of photonic system-on-chip and system-in-package components targeting photonic interconnect applications in the network, datacentre and consumer communication space. A holistic approach from design through to test is required. The targeted component technologies need to have demonstrable performance advantages in terms of speed, energy efficiency, cost and reliability and fit in the system and network architecture roadmaps of vendors.

ii. Photonics systems for advanced imaging to support diagnostics driven therapy: Actions should research ground-breaking, reliable (high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy), safe to operate, cost-effective and fast photonics enabled imaging system to support diagnostics during intervention and treatments of major diseases like cancer (excluding skin cancer), infectious, degenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Physicians/clinicians/surgeons and a medical equipment manufacturer must be closely involved from requirement specifications to validation in clinical settings. Validation should take gender specificities into account. Clinical trials are excluded.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 3 and 6 million would allow these themes to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Coordination and Support Actions

i. Fostering careers in photonics: Actions should reach out to STEM graduates/PhD students and young postdocs in order to encourage more of them to pursue a career in photonics. Actions should help make students more industry ready and should provide the appropriate training, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Gender issues must also be addressed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 1 and 1.5 million (for theme i) would allow this to be addressed appropriately. Nevertheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Proposals should describe how the proposed work will contribute to the listed corresponding expected impacts and include baseline, targets and metrics to measure impact.

Innovation Actions

i. Strengthened Europe industrial competitiveness in the biophotonics related market.

ii. Increased competitiveness of the European production industry and significant contribution to the digitization of European industry.

Research and Innovation Actions

i. A massive deployment of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-based optical transceivers in data center environments thanks to the drastically reduced cost.

ii. Increased European competiveness in the biophotonic areas and more effective medical interventions and treatments.

Coordination and Support Actions

i. More and better prepared professionals in the photonics sector.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action, Innovation action, Coordination and support action

ICT-09-2019-2020Robotics in Application Areasd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: While robots originated in large-scale mass manufacturing, they are now spreading to more and more application areas. In these new settings, robots are often faced with new technical and non-technical challenges. The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent a more widespread adoption of robots. Four Priority Areas (PAs) are targeted: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.

User needs, ethical, legal, societal and economic aspects should be addressed in order to raise awareness and take-up by citizens and businesses. Privacy and cybersecurity issues, including security by design and data integrity should also be addressed, where appropriate.

Scope: a) Research and Innovation boosting promising robotics applications

Innovative approaches to hard research problems in relation to applications of robotics in promising new areas are particularly encouraged. Proposals are expected to enable substantially improved solutions to challenging technical issues, with a view of take-up in applications with high socio-economic impact. Driven by application needs, the work can start from research at low TRL, but proposals are expected to validate their results in realistic environments in order to demonstrate the potential for take-up in the selected application(s).

The call is open to all robotics-related research topics and to all new application areas. Excluded are the four priority areas which are already covered elsewhere in this work programme: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food and agile production. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Platforms and other relevant activities of this work programme, as appropriate.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €3 million and €5 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Innovation Actions - Robotics for infrastructure inspection and maintenance

Establish large-scale pilots capable of demonstrating the use of robotics at scale in actual or highly realistic operating environments; showcase advanced prototype applications built around platforms operating in real or near-real environments and demonstrate high levels of socio-economic impact.

Through large-scale pilots, proposals are expected to make a significant step forward in platform development in the area of infrastructure inspection and maintenance. Starting from suitable reference architectures, platform interfaces are defined, tested via piloting, and supported via ecosystem building preparing their roll-out, and are being evolved over time into standards.

Each proposal is expected to establish large scale pilots. They are expected to: consider utilising existing infrastructure and links to other European, national or private funding-sources; identify the long-term sustainability of the pilot; develop scalable technical solutions capable of meeting performance targets; develop metrics and performance measures for the pilot; engage relevant industry stakeholders, including SMEs, in the provision and operation of the pilot. Proposals will be expected to dedicate resources to disseminate best practice and coordinate access to platforms and demonstrators, in particular in connecting with the Robotics DIHs and Core Technologies actions and other relevant activities, in H2020 and beyond.

Pilots are expected to address both technical and non-technical issues, such as socio-economic impact, novel business models, legal and regulatory, ethical and cyber-security issues and connections to Big Data and IoT.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €7 million and €9 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

c) Robotics Competitions

Competitions aims at reducing technical and commercial risks by allowing commercial and technical performance data to be gathered and assessed. They provide a real or near-real operating environment for long-term trials and the testing of deployment strategies.

Proposals (CSA) should address the delivery of challenge-led, robotics competitions focusing on the four application areas prioritised: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food, and Agile Production. Besides the technological objectives, proposals are also expected to stimulate public engagement and engage with the Robotics DIHs. Proposals should address all aspects of running competitions as public events, and engage with the media and public. Proposals should seek to mobilise external partners in sponsoring and setting up the competitions.

Expected Impact: a)

- Strengthening European excellence in Robotics S&T

- Boosting the use of robotics in promising application areas

- Opening up new markets for robotics

- Lowering barriers in the deployment of robotics-based solutions.

b)

- Demonstration of the potential for robotics to impact at scale in the chosen application areas prioritised in this call (infrastructure inspection and maintenance).

- Reduction of technical and commercial risk in the deployment of services based on robotic actors within the selected application area.

- Greater understanding from the application stakeholders of the potential for deploying robotics.

- Demonstration of platforms operating over extended time periods in near realistic environments and promotion of their use.

- Develop the eco-system around the prioritised application areas to stimulate deployment.

- Contribution to the development of open, industry-led or de facto standards

c)

- Greater public exposure to actual robotics capability.

- Greater engagement with competitions from commercial organisations in the four prioritised application areas: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action, Innovation action

   

Saúde    <<    Bio Economia
DT-SFS-14-2018Personalized Nutritiond.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-SFS-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-SFS-2018-2019)
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY
Orçamento 103,75 M€

Specific Challenge: The World Health Organization estimates that about 80% of premature heart disease cases, strokes, type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancers could be avoided if the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases, such as unhealthy diets, were eliminated39. Whereas a one-size-fits-all approach may fail, personalized nutrition can empower consumers to adhere to a long-lasting, healthy, pleasurable, nutritional and sustainable diet when tailored to individual parameters such as: the physical and psychological characteristics (health status, phenotype, genotype, microbiome configuration), the needs and preferences, behaviour, lifestyle, and budget; alongside to general economic factors (e.g. market prices) and socio-cultural aspects. Personalised nutrition can be used for different target groups from healthy people to patients such as malnourished people, vulnerable groups, people with allergies or non-communicable diseases, including cancer. Specific dietary and behavioural advice and/or support should be based on robust scientific evidence and knowledge from nutritional, medical, biological and social sciences and the humanities. Tackling this challenge requires a combined inter- and transdisciplinary approach engaging academics, policy makers, civil society, relevant industry and market actors.

Scope: Proposals shall deliver innovative solutions for personalized nutrition advice and/or support that will help consumers to achieve their optimal health and well-being and to adopt long-term healthy and sustainable diets. These concepts/tools/products/services shall focus on the consumer benefit and integrate all relevant factors such as health indicators, nutritional requirements, food composition, lifestyle, preferences, environment (i.e. cultural and socio-economic), etc. Moreover, proposals shall address all levels of personalization: from food choice in the shop, to customised production and delivery, to specific advice/warning systems (e.g. new, smart digital/ICT applications). Besides activities such as prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting and large-scale products validation in a near to operational environment, proposals may include limited research activities. Assessment and deepening the understanding of the drivers of food choice, the food environment, incentives and other relevant aspects influencing the motivation and behavioural change needed to sustain long term healthy and sustainable diets are essential. Proposals shall also develop and/or validate innovative approaches/methods/technologies for dietary assessment (e.g. measure dietary intake). Proposals shall build on existing knowledge and make use of relevant research infrastructures. To ensure the success of the developed actions, consumer engagement and acceptance, gender differences in patterns of nutrition and ethical issues, particularly on the use of personal data, should be taken into account. When applicable, proposals should address requirements from relevant EU regulatory frameworks, including pre-market approval.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of the order of EUR 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: In the framework of SDG no 1, 2, 3, 9, 12 and 15, the EU's Bioeconomy Strategy 2012, and the FOOD 2030 Staff Working Document40, proposals should explain how activities included contribute to:

- Empowered consumers able to make healthy and sustainable dietary choices;

- Personalized diets upon scientific-based dietary assessment and advice, by 2025;

- Increased consumer trust in personalized nutrition advice and/or support;

- Prevention of diet-related and non-communicable diseases;

- Increased/optimal health and well-being of individuals adopting long-lasting healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour;

- New market opportunities for novel concepts/tools/products, or services in personalized advice and/or support;

- New market opportunities for novel approaches/methods/technologies for dietary assessment.

- Move available solutions from TRL 5 to TRL 6/7

Type of Action: Innovation action

SFS-11-2018-2019Anti-microbials and animal productiond.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-SFS-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-SFS-2018-2019)
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY
Orçamento 115,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018

Specific Challenge: Since their discovery, anti-microbials have played an essential role in the treatment of infectious diseases in humans and farmed animals, whether terrestrial or aquatic, and have enormously improved population health as well as food security and safety. However, with the widespread use of anti-microbials for human and animal health in recent decades, the world is increasingly confronted with the emergence and spread of microbes that resist anti-microbial treatment. Discoveries of new anti-microbials are not keeping up with pace anti-microbial resistance (AMR). AMR is responsible for an estimated 25 000 deaths yearly and over EUR 1.5 billion of healthcare costs and productivity losses in the EU alone. Addressing AMR is a cross-sectorial issue, requiring action by different policy areas, from health to agriculture, aquaculture and environment, from research to users, stakeholders and policy makers. A large proportion of anti-microbials is used in livestock production. Although links between this and resistance on human health are not fully established, agriculture is a main target for action. In line with the EU animal health strategy "prevention is better than cure" alternative strategies to anti-microbials need be developed. Alternatives to antimicrobials may be valuable, although evidence of efficacy in controlled trials is currently very limited.

In 2011, the European Commission came up with a five year action plan to fight against AMR and the new action plan is focussing on three pillars: making the EU a best practice region; boosting research, development and innovation; shaping the global agenda. For the purpose of this topic, the words 'animals' and 'farmers' apply to both terrestrial and aquatic animals.

Scope: A. [2018] Rethinking management of health of farmed animals (RIA)

The activities should include socio-economic and behavioural science to analyse the practices, information and decision systems of farmers, veterinarians and other professionals involved in managing the health of farmed animals with (and without) reduced drug use practices, in order to: identify the reasons why farmers accept or reject health management recommendations (e.g. use vs. non-use of anti-microbials, use of vaccines as a preventive measure); identify levers/incentives for adherence to prudent use principles by veterinarians and farmers; create a basis for predicting the behaviour of stakeholders (breeding organizations; feeding and pharmaceutical industries, governments) involved in health management to estimate the effectiveness of intervention measures; create a basis for assessing resource allocation for health management (disease prevention, monitoring, therapeutic intervention, compensation of losses, etc.). The activities should also develop - and if possible validate - integrative strategies for animal health, to foster minimal use of anti-microbials; from breeding and feeding of farmed animals, to biosecurity, good husbandry practices, animal welfare and farm management. Proposals should address both conventional and organic farming. Proposals should fall under the concept of 'multi-actor approach', involving representatives of farmers, extension services, veterinarians and other professionals as well other animal production stakeholders (e.g. feeding, breeding, pharmaceutical industries), and should involve training activities.

B. [2019] Alternatives to anti-microbials (RIA)

Activities shall focus on developing and testing new, efficient and targeted alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production. This could be any type of alternative intervention measures (prophylaxis/prevention or treatment), other than vaccines - such as the modulation of host immunity and/or of microbial flora, feed additives or novel molecules. Basic research on gut microbiome should not be covered under this topic. Proposals should take into account the guidelines, standards and legislation in the field, to facilitate the marketing of the measures the project will identify. Proposals should fall under the concept of 'multi-actor approach, involving at least representatives of practitioners (e.g. veterinarians), of the feed/feed additives and pharmaceutical industries.

The selected projects under sub-topics A and B should follow the policies and contribute to the objectives of the STAR-IDAZ international research consortium. International cooperation is recommended.

The proposals under sub-topic A and sub-topic B should liaise with other relevant EU projects and initiatives, in particular JPI AMR and the project selected under topic SFS-36-2017. The projects should take into account the guidelines and standards of relevant EU and international statutory bodies, in particular the European Medicines Agency and the World Organisation for Animal Health.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 6 million, for sub-topic A and for sub-topic B, would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The funded activities will contribute to the fight against anti-microbial resistance arising from farmed animal production. More specifically they will help:

- develop options for reducing the use of anti-microbials in farming (scope A);

- develop alternative intervention measures from technology readiness levels (TRL) 5-6 to TRL 7 (scope B).

More generally, the funded activities will contribute to improved animal disease prevention and control, reduced production losses and improved resource-use (scopes A and B).

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

SFS-16-2018Towards healthier and sustainable foodd.l. 13-02-2018
Call H2020-SFS-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-SFS-2018-2019)
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY
Orçamento 115,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de fecho 2ª Fase: 11-09-2018
Specific Challenge: Increasingly, consumers are paying attention to healthier food diets, "healthy" food attributes (such as "freshness", "naturalness" and "nutritional value") and overall sustainability of production and processing methods. To meet these demands food production and processing need to further evolve in terms of better preservation of the raw material and natural food properties while ensuring healthy, tasty and sustainable food. In parallel it is necessary to improve the understanding of the influence of consumers’ practices in maintaining the healthy food attributes from purchasing to consumption. Other important trends include a growing demand for regional and locally produced/supplied and less processed food. This has resulted in the emergence of new SME-led business models and an increasing number of farmers engaging in food processing (either on farm or by sharing processing facilities) and local food value chains. Developing effective and sustainable logistics systems for these types of products is essential to fully capitalise on new business opportunities in local/regional food systems and meet consumer expectations.

Scope: Activities will assess and develop food processing methods (e.g. minimal, mild, careful processing) with the potential to optimise the preservation of the naturally occurring nutritional, structural and functional food properties, even once the food is processed. They will focus on innovative small-scale processing technologies tailored to the needs of SMEs, while ensuring links between food processing and primary production. Work will include, as appropriate, testing of solutions and assessment of their impacts on product characteristics (food structure, composition and stability, safety, nutritional and sensory quality), traceability and authenticity, sustainability (environmental, social, economic) and public health. When needed, proposals should address requirements from relevant EU regulatory frameworks including needs for pre-market approval. Activities will also look into the potential for the post-harvest preservation of naturally occurring nutritional food properties. Furthermore, work will explore appropriate business models adapted to proposed methods / technologies, taking into account organisation and distribution concepts, consumer behaviour / acceptance and/or the potential for consumer engagement. Proposed work shall benefit both the conventional and organic sectors. Activities will fall under the concept of the 'multi-actor approach' and allow for adequate involvement of food SMEs, farmers and consumers.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: Activities will enhance market orientation and capacity of small and medium scale food processors and its suppliers to meet consumer demand for healthier food diets.

In the short- to medium term work will

- increase the availability of food with "healthy” attributes, resulting in positive impacts on sustainability and public health;

- develop food processing methods/technologies adapted to the needs of the SMEs and with the potential to optimise the preservation of the naturally occurring nutritional, structural and functional food properties;

- develop flexible and optimised food processing units adapted to the seasonal character of raw material production and processing in small(er) batches;

- ensure food authenticity and prevent/reduce food losses through efficient use of raw material and optimised processes between primary production and processing;

- stimulate creation of new business models supporting job creation and job retention in rural areas.

In the longer term funded activities will contribute to increased competitiveness, sustainability, circularity and diversity of regional and local food systems.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

   

Saúde    <<    Ação Climática
LC-CLA-03-2018Climate change impacts in Europed.l. 27-02-2018
Call H2020-LC-CLA-2018-Two-Stage (subcall de: H2020-SC5-2018-2019)
Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement
Orçamento 123,00 M€
 Esta chamada tem duas fases de submissão e avaliação e a segunda fase encerra a 4 de setembro de 2018

Decarbonisation

Specific Challenge: Climate change is likely to make it harder to address inter alia poverty, disease, food and water insecurity in Europe. Rising temperatures and changing precipitation will affect the availability of food, energy and water, leading to likely increased volatility in food prices, and heightened regional tensions, affecting international stability and security. An increased frequency and/or intensity of extreme weather events may adversely affect human, animal and plant health, disrupt the flow of natural resources and commodities, and threaten infrastructure globally. Moreover, the inherent uncertainty of climate impacts is likely to increase risks for the business and financial sectors.

Scope: Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Climate change impacts on health in Europe: Actions should review, report and progress on the current state-of-the art knowledge on the links between climate change and impacts on human health in Europe that have thus far been poorly addressed or understood. Actions should also identify associated costs and suggest effective adaptation strategies, quantify health co-benefits from mitigation and early adaptation, target research actions to address key issues and identified research gaps14 and prioritise those that are of significance for Europe. Actions may, where appropriate, cluster with activities of global collaborative research actions (e.g. Belmont Forum) on climate change and health. Applicants are encouraged to seek synergies with relevant actions under Societal Challenge 1.

b) Global climate change impacts from a European perspective: Actions should consider how direct and indirect impacts beyond European borders will affect supply and value chains of relevance for the European economy and society, and related sectors such as finance, business, infrastructure, resources and commodities. Actions should also consider how these impacts will affect relevant European policies, such as those on climate change, foreign affairs, security, agriculture and/or others, and analyse how perceived associated risks may further impact on Europe. Actions should consider different climate (including high-end) scenarios and undertake a risk analysis for Europe at the most appropriate geographic and time scales.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 million and EUR 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The project results are expected to contribute to:
  • improved capability in assessing impacts of climate change;
  • enabling evidence-based decision making through better understanding of mitigation and adaptation costs and co-benefits, and of potential new climate-related pressures on the EU;
  • enhanced information base relevant for the 2023 global stocktake exercise under the UNFCCC;
  • informing major international scientific assessments such as the IPCC reports and the IPBES, as well as to EU and national adaptation strategies and plans;
  • cohesive European resilience to climate change.
Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

   

Saúde    <<    Segurança
SU-DS05-2018-2019Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectorsd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-DS-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)
Digital Security
Orçamento 44,50 M€

Digital Security

SpecificChallenge: In critical vertical sectors/domains, cybersecurity technologiesdeployed in several application domains should be aligned to the specificdomain needs, linking the demand and supply sides for such cyber technologies.In the context of an increased digitization and also of growing complexity ofcyber-attacks, there are certain sectors/subsectors identified as critical fromthe point of view of cybersecurity needs in the NIS Directive: energy(electricity, oil, gas), transport (air transport, rail transport, watertransport, road transport), banking, financial market infrastructures, healthsector (health care settings, including hospitals and private clinics),drinking water supply and distribution, and digital infrastructure. These sectorsare important customers of cybersecurity solutions; hence it is of outmostimportance to facilitate the engagement of end-users towards defining andproviding sector-specific common requirements about digital security, privacyand personal data protection. Building security, privacy and personal dataprotection by design and by default, principles and standards should be clearlydefined to protect the critical infrastructures in these sectors and ensurepersonal data integrity and confidentiality.

For transportdomain, security must be managed pro-actively over the system as a whole. Thismust also extend to include interfaces to critical supporting infrastructuressuch as communication networks and satellite systems. The complexity of thetransport sector finds its roots in the diversity of components that build thesolutions in use and the very long lifecycle of these components. The challengeis to migrate these solutions, systems, and infrastructures to a higher levelof cybersecurity.

ICT enablesthe healthcare sector to provide efficient, effective, cross-border top-qualityhealthcare services improving the public healthcare. Healthcare operations,services and applications are provided via various interconnectedinfrastructures, systems, entities and people. Personalized medicine is on thebrink of becoming a successful approach in treating diseases. This increasesthe complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain and raises the importance ofachieving a zero error rate in the supply of personalized medications.Cybersecurity in this respect is safety critical and novel approaches areneeded to ensure traceability and zero error deliveries. Moreover, requirementsrelated to data protection legislation should also be taken into account, ashealth is a very sensitive sector from this point of view .

Thisinterconnectivity reveals various threats, making the healthcare ecosystemvulnerable to catastrophic attacks with high impact to healthcare institutionsand people's lives. The healthcare industry has seen a major rise incyber-attacks over the past two years, and data breaches increasingly damagethe healthcare industry as well as the privacy and personal data protection ofthe people. Vulnerable patients’ records management systems can be attacked leadingto unauthorised disclosure of and access to personal data concerning health.Connected medical devices are increasingly used, in particular wearables andhome health monitoring devices which often transmit sensitive data overunsecure wireless networks from the patients’ home to the hospitals exposingthe privacy and personal data of the patients and the resilience of thehealthcare infrastructures.

Digitaltechnologies are also profoundly changing the financial sector. Cybersecuritysolutions are essential to make possible digital technologies for finance andfor the stability of the financial sector which must respond to increasinglysophisticated cyber-attacks.

Scope:Among the critical sectors mentioned in the NIS Directive , proposals shouldtreat generic aspects for at least two of them, by identifying common threatsand attacks, and by developing proof of concepts for managing cybersecurity andprivacy risks. In addition, proposals should treat specific aspects for one ofthe three critical sectors/domains mentioned as sub-topics, i.e. transport,healthcare and finance, by identifying specific vulnerabilities, propagationeffects and counter measures, by developing and testing cyber innovation-basedsolutions and validating them in pilots/demonstrators. During the conceptionand development steps, critical sectors/domains' specificities, such ascomplexity of infrastructure and their large scale, should be taken intoaccount. These pilots/demonstrators are encouraged to use relevant transversalcyber infrastructures and capabilities developed in other projects.

Proposalsshould also include (but should not be limited to) the delivery of specificsocial aspects of digital security related to training, in particularpractical, operational and hands-on training, including: (i) increasing thedynamics of the training and awareness methods, to match/exceed the same rateof evolution of the cyber attackers; that is to say new methods ofawareness/training offering more qualification tracks to fully and efficientlyintegrate ICT security workers and employers in the European e-Skills market;and (ii) integrating awareness into the eco-system of humans, competences,services and solutions which are able to rapidly adapt to the evolutions ofcyber attackers or even surpass them.

Participationof SMEs is strongly encouraged.

Proposalsare invited against the following sub-topics below, in 2018 and 2019

(a) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in multimodal transport

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle on at least two of the following items:

(1): Secureaccess management for citizens to all types of vehicles. A European SingleTransport market requires a pan-European, seamless privacy aware solution toaccess across mass, shared and individual mobility, which will bring addedvalue to citizens while safeguarding data protection and privacy. However thecorresponding increased interconnection of smarter systems increases thevulnerability surface and therefore novel tailored solutions should beproposed.

(2):Assurance and protection against specific cyber-attacks in the multimodaltransport domain, addressing interconnected threats and propagatedvulnerabilities. Feasible solutions in practice should be delivered, shieldingthe vulnerabilities that have severe impact and catastrophic propagationeffects to the multimodal transport operations. Applicants should proposeintegrated, holistic approaches and tools for dynamically, automaticallyforecast and manage complex security and privacy incidents, and personal databreaches in the multimodal transport service and operation. Proposals shouldimprove the security intelligence of treating complex multimodal transportsecurity and privacy incidents, notably personal data breaches, vulnerabilitiesand attacks. Proposals should develop practical solutions for relevant on-linesharing information and distributing real-time security, privacy and dataprotection warnings to all stakeholders in the multimodal transport ecosystem;collaboration with CERTs/CSIRTs is highly encouraged.

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Proposals should evaluate the feasibility of a security labellingfor transport and deliver relevant recommendations and options.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

(b) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in healthcare ecosystem

Proposalsresponding to this sub-topic should contribute towards the practicalimplementation of relevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS and GDPR) in thehealthcare complex ecosystem involving all stakeholders (e.g. securityofficers, ICT administrators, operators, auditors, developers, manufactures,integrators, data protection officers) of all entities in the healthcareecosystem and considering all types of data handled, with special focus onsensitive data as defined by the GDPR.

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least two of the following items:

(1): Incollaboration with all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem andCERTs/CSIRTs, develop dynamic vulnerability data basis for collecting,uploading, maintaining, and disseminating vulnerabilities of ICT-based medicalsystems, technologies, applications and services (enhancing the ICT genericones e.g. NIST, MITRE). Build dynamic taxonomies for medical-related attacks inorder to become the basis for building healthcare cybersecurity incidentmanagement systems.

(2):Deliver dynamic, evidence-based, sophisticated security, privacy and personaldata protection risk assessment frameworks and tools that can deal withcascading effects of threats, and propagated vulnerabilities in interconnectedhealthcare infrastructures, entities, systems, supply chain services andapplications (compliant with appropriate cybersecurity standards e.g. ISO27001,ISO27005, ISO28000).

(3):Provide collaborative privacy-aware tools enabling healthcare stakeholders toaccess and share information (where its integrity is guaranteed), advise andprovide best/good practices about incident handling through appropriateinteraction with healthcare participants respecting their privacy and personaldata protection.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Research and Innovation action

(c) [2018]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in finance

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least one of the following items:

(1):Development of resilience enhancing technologies. Proposers are expected todevelop innovative solutions tailored for the finance domain, ensuring that aproactive preparedness helps financial market participants and infrastructuresto share information and better cope with technological shortfalls. Proposalsshould (i) deliver tools for making the exfiltration of data for attackersunattractive, both for ‘data at rest’ and 'data in transit'; (ii) considerincipient trends (e.g. digital on boarding based on biometric data); and (iii)collaborate with CERTs/CSIRTs.

(2):Development of new/enhanced, parameterized, automated and collaborative ICTtools for insurance companies, which are needed in order to collect security,privacy, personal data protection and accountability requirements from theirclients and upgrade their insurance and liability policies respecting the EUlegislation on cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection, as well ascybersecurity standards (e.g. ISO27001, 27005).

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Applicants should propose novel solutions for promoting commonstandards for conducting stress and resilience testing across systemicfinancial market infrastructures and institutions or for certifyingcompanies/organizations that can perform accredited conformity tests.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofbetween EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

Projectsshould also foresee activities and envisage resources for clustering with otherprojects funded under this topic and with other relevant projects in the fieldfunded by H2020.

ExpectedImpact: 

Short term:

•            The technological and operationalenablers of co-operation in Response and Recovery will contribute to thedevelopment of the CSIRT Network across the EU, which is one of the key targetsof the NIS Directive.

•            Identified relevant generic andspecific aspects related to cybersecurity and digital privacy in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advanced holistic systems andinnovative proof concepts for managing cybersecurity and privacy risks in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advances in the state-of-the-artanalysis of specific aspects of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed, such as related cyber threats, attacks and vulnerabilities;

•            Sound analysis of cascading effectsof specific related cyber threats within the supply chain of the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Improved cybersecurity informationsharing and collaboration among stakeholders of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed, and with CERTs/CSIRTs.

•            More targeted and acceptablesecurity management solutions addressing specificities of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Trigger the fast adoption ofcybersecurity/privacy/personal data protection best practices in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

Mediumterm:

•            Better response and recoverytechnologies and services that will help organizations in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed to significantly reduce the impact ofpropagated and cascaded threats, vulnerabilities and breaches.

•            Enhanced protection against emergingnovel advanced threats in the respective critical sectors/domains addressed.

•            Improved security governance of therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Greater and more mature EUcybersecurity market in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Reduce the impact of breaches withvarious levels of success in penetrating the defences.

Long term:

•            Better cybersecurity for specificstandards in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed, that willtrigger fast adoption of best practices in the related industry.

•            Established trust chains among allentities in the eco-systems of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed.

•            Better implementation of therelevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS, GDPR) in the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Companies/organisations in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed are more willing to promote cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection in the whole EU specificecosystem.

Type ofAction: Innovation action, Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic areprovided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

   

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FETFLAG-01-2018Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagshipsd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases: a 1ª fase termina a 20/02/2018 e a segunda fase 18/09/2018. (Apenas as propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase
Specific Challenge: FET Flagships are science- and technology-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives built around a visionary unifying goal. They tackle grand science and technology (S&T) challenges requiring cooperation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. FET Flagships should provide a strong and broad basis for future innovation and economic exploitation, as well as novel benefits for society of a potential high impact. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a collaborative, long-term sustained cooperation effort. This topic aims at launching Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare new candidate FET Flagships.

Scope: Proposals should contain a description of a potential FET Flagship and how this is to be matured over the course of the preparatory action into a more complete blueprint.

Firstly, proposals should describe the FET Flagship initiative they propose to further develop through this preparatory action, by specifically addressing the following three key issues:What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • Impact (why it is good for Europe): will it bring major impact on economy and society as well as on science and technology; why and how is it relevant for the European industry; how does it build on existing scientific excellence in Europe; what is its innovation potential that would benefit Europe's economy and/or society; how would it uniquely position Europe with respect to relevant developments and initiatives existing in other regions in the world.
  • Integration and European added value: is it well positioned to address its grand S&T challenge in terms of large-scale integration across disciplines and the involvement of relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large; does critical mass in terms of research excellence and industrial capabilities exist in Europe needed to address the challenge; what is the estimated scale of the effort required to reach the objectives and how long will it take to do so; and, are there similar initiatives existing at regional, national or European level and what is the added value of such an effort.

Secondly, proposals should describe how the activities of the preparatory action will involve stakeholders over the course of up to 12 months (indicative), to arrive at a complete design and description of a candidate FET Flagship initiative. Specifically, they should describe the proposed activities for further developing the Flagship's unifying goal and its underlying S&T roadmap; attracting industry's endorsement and participation; further developing their consortium and its governance structure and attracting large public support.

Proposals should consider multidisciplinary aspects, including where relevant social sciences and humanities. They must also describe a clear strategy for dissemination and citizen engagement; and, in close cooperation with other proposals for preparatory actions that will be selected from this call, jointly organise and participate in an event addressing stakeholders including scientific communities, policy makers and the wider public and aiming at disseminating the main objectives and findings of the actions.

At the end of the action, the design and description of the candidate Flagship should include the following elements:
  • A consolidated vision based on a well-defined unifying goal articulated in terms of S&T objectives and of its targeted impact on economy and society.
  • A strategic long-term research roadmap, showing how the unifying goal can be realised and what the major milestones are, situating the Flagship in the global landscape and demonstrating a credible path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.
  • A blueprint for the Flagship's implementation setting out the overall collaboration and S&T framework, the identification of necessary competencies and resources including infrastructure aspects, and openness of the initiative.
  • An effective scientific leadership and governance structure based on lessons learned from the present Flagships, describing the coordination and decision-making structures of the Flagship, the role of industry and the relations with Member States and countries associated with Horizon 2020, with the Commission and with the relevant funding agencies and national research initiatives.
  • Support from and involvement of industry, giving a view on avenues for exploitation and further strengthening of European industry in the global landscape, including stimulating the emergence and growth of innovative value chains.
  • An approach to address responsible research and innovation, in particular aspects such as education, gender aspects and societal, ethical and legal implications.

Proposals for candidate FET Flagships must target a visionary unifying goal within one of the following three main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and Life Sciences; or Energy, Environment and Climate change. They should present a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the relevant communities to address their unifying goal. Proposals must clearly specify which of the three areas they target. In each of these areas at least one and at most two proposals for Flagship preparatory actions will be selected for funding.

(1) ICT and Connected Society

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering: Novel nano-engineered materials and systems with properties enabling the design and manufacturing of radically new ICT components and devices creating disruptive technologies and market opportunities, for example in energy efficiency, data processing, smart manufacturing, smart interfaces, nano-bio devices, etc.
  • Robotics, Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence: a new generation of robotics tec
  • nologies including soft and flexible robotics, bio-inspired robotics, new approaches to human-machine interaction and cooperation, cognition and artificial intelligence, giving rise to much smarter systems performing sophisticated functions opening radically new opportunities to address societal and economic challenges.
  • ICT for Social Interaction and Culture: new ICT technologies and approaches for empowering deep social interactions across diverse cultures, languages, goals, values, etc.; for understanding large-scale complex socio-technical systems and their interactions, interdependencies and evolutions and avenues for exploiting this understanding; and/or for collecting, preserving, studying and promoting Europe'sunique cultural heritage and exploiting these to achieve major societal or economic benefits.

(2) Health and the Life Sciences

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Disruptive technologies to Revolutionise Healthcare: New technologies and approaches aiming at a paradigm shift in the field of individualised prevention, prediction and treatment of diseases. This includes among others bioinformatics and modelling approaches to use patients' genetic expression patterns, metabolism and derived systems; novel and innovative nano-medicine approaches (e.g. technologies for novel sensors and imaging, organ-on-a-chip and bio-electronic medicine, drug delivery,…); network medicine; neuro-prosthetic technologies; regenerative medicine and biofabrication techniques to reprogram or replace human cells, tissues and whole organs and to integrate these in functioning body systems.
  • Understanding Life by Exploring the Genome and the Cell: Novel technologies and approaches that enable a paradigm shift in studying and understanding the foundational building blocks of life, for example the functioning of the cell, and of cells within organisms, including structure and dynamics, and the full multi-omics (genome/epigenome/proteome/metabolome/connectome etc.) and their interactions. This will open up radically new opportunities such as developing novel nano-bio devices and technologies, advanced screening methods and analytical and morphological technologies, advanced therapies and contribute to the understanding of biological processes and pathological mechanisms.


(3) Energy, Environment and Climate change

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Earth, Climate Change and Natural Resources: New technologies and approaches for high-precision modelling and simulation, including the necessary data integration, that enable an in-depth understanding of the earth, natural hazards and climate change. Their exploitation and use should open up new opportunities for helping to manage/mitigate their effects and impacts on human activity and natural resources in a sustainable way in specific areas such as: agriculture (ensuring food security and sustainable farming), forestry, fisheries, protecting/restoring natural ecosystems, energy supply and demand, etc.
  • Radically new Energy Production, Conversion and Storage devices and systems: Disruptive technologies aiming at a paradigm shift in renewable energy by exploring and exploiting radically new principles and novel materials that can substantially reduce Europe's dependence on fossil fuels and open new industrial opportunities for their exploitation and sustainable development.


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: For the CSA:

  • Fully developed candidate FET Flagship initiatives supported by key stakeholders (e.g., academic research communities, industry, public authorities …).

For the proposed Flagships:

  • Key benefits for economy and society based on significant advances on science and technology. This should be demonstrated by e.g. potential for S&T breakthroughs, industrial support, added value for Europe, potential for increasing European competitiveness, potential for societal benefits, etc.
  • Long-lasting structuring effect on research efforts in Europe, anchor point for international cooperation and the nurturing of talent through the training of a new generation of researchers.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-01-2018FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 16-05-2018
Call FETOPEN-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 123,70 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 24-01-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 160,40 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019.2FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 18-09-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019.2 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 16,04 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2020FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 13-05-2020
Call FETOPEN-01-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 203,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-02-2018FET-Open Coordination and Support Actionsd.l. 11-04-2018
Call FETOPEN-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to promote excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Scope: Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) should be driven by relevant actors in the research field and address only one of the following sub-topics:

a. FET Communication and Outreach: Support communication activities on the FET programme and its achievements and outreach actions targeting a wide range of audiences including the general public, and going well beyond the world of academia and research. This shall stimulate the emergence of a FET community and its connection to relevant multipliers and other stakeholder networks. The activities shall use a diversity of channels and interventions (for example news items, social media, interviews, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, code camps and participatory actions for wider engagement).

b. FET Innovation: Stimulate the impact on innovation from FET-funded research and improving the innovation readiness levels of FET results, for example by providing a kind of “market place” for FET technologies, by connecting the world of research with that of, potential users, technology leaders, technology transfer organisations, entrepreneurs, investors or alternative financing channels.

c. FET Observatory: Ongoing and systematic identification of new and emerging technologies from FET portfolio analysis, trends analysis (using for instance bibliometric tools, media watch, consultations and workshops) and broader horizon scanning (beyond research), including also consideration of ethical implications, gender differences and long-term impacts on society and humankind.

Specificity to the nature of FET is a must (e.g., upstream positioning, interdisciplinarity, high- risk, novelty, long-term impact,...).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million (and up to 0.7 million for a.) would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Strengthening globally recognised European leadership in the early exploration of visionary, new and emerging technologies and with a strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers.
  • Improved long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward.
  • Improved readiness across Europe to engage in inter-disciplinary research collaboration and to take up new, open and responsible research and innovation practices, with due attention to aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action
 
FETOPEN-03-2018FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 16-10-2018
Call FETOPEN-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,50 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2019FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 08-10-2019
Call FETOPEN-03-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,70 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETOPEN-03-2020FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 14-10-2020
Call FETOPEN-03-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 3,00 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action
FETPROACT-01-2018FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communitiesd.l. 22-03-2018
Call FETPROACT-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 88,00 M€
Specific Challenge: To explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. To foster the interdisciplinary communities that are able to drive this forward, extending from the participating consortia to a wider European pool of expertise. To stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm, well beyond the world of research alone.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:
a.    Artificial organs, tissues, cells and sub-cellular structures. Merging the growing understanding of genome, proteome, metabolome and cell behaviour with strategies for the engineering and use of biological and hybrid functional constructs is the core of this initiative. Proposals should build on recent advances in integrative biology (including modelling and simulation) and bio-engineering for engineering biological, artificial or hybrid sub-cellular systems (e.g., synapses, organelles, vesicles), highly specific cell assemblies (including microbial) and proper differentiation, tissues, organs or multi-organ systems. Examples of long-term research targets include synthetic cell building, cell assembly, and organ reproduction, replacement, control or repair of vital organ functions (e.g., following ageing, trauma or disease), their use in the development of personalised treatment, drugs or vaccines, and high-throughput organ- and body-on-chip technologies.
b.    Time. This initiative seeks new technological possibilities inspired by notions of time, not seen as a given and singular background against which things unfold, but rather as a resource that can be experienced and used in different ways. Highly interdisciplinary research could address, for instance, technologies for subjective time awareness (and its neural basis) and distortion (e.g., contextual, emotional, pathological); for studying the role of time in processeslike aging, healing, learning or evolution and how this can be influenced (e.g., stimulation) or changed in different 'materialities' (combining insights from biological or computational evolution, for instance); or modeling to understand and better anticipate non-linear temporality in complex systems (such as in economies, societies, climate ...). Technologies in, for instance, extreme electronics/photonics, data-streams analytics, time aware artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, bio-engineering or neuroprosthetics could demonstrate new ways to represent, modulate, duplicate or differently experience and use time, thus altering our relationship with time (at individual and collective but differentiated level – e.g., according to gender or culture) and with impacts on, for instance, quality of life, therapy, learning, productivity, social and environmental awareness or the better understanding and management of natural hazards.
c.    Living technologies. This initiative seeks to build on the emerging understanding from evolutionary biology, ethology, micro-, plant- and animal biology of essential features of living systems such as physical autonomy, growth, interaction and enaction, adaptation and evolution, among others. The aim is to create new functional biological, technological or hybrid artefacts, with similar capabilities of purposeful stability and change. This can also lead to hybrid materials and systems with programmable features of shape, structure, functionality and evolvability (including for their use in bio-robotics or bio-engineering), potentially constructed from naturally existing complexes, through synthetic biology, systems biology and /or chemical biology. New insights into the multi-level mathematics and complexity of living systems or the boundaries/characteristics of life may also emerge from this. Work on ethical implications should be included.
d.    Socially interactive technologies. There is a growing understanding of the changes at cognitive, neural and physiological levels from group interactions in realistic settings, from pairs to large groups and crowds. Based on this, this initiative seeks new technologies for deeper social interaction involving, for instance, context, culture, emotion, and factors of embodiment and cognition. Realistic and larger contexts require new experimental tools and paradigms, combining social sciences and humanities with neuroscience, engineering and computing in new ways. This will lead to new socially interactive media with radical improvement for building trust and understanding, social integration, engagement, collaboration, learning, creativity, entertainment, education and wellbeing, among others. Work on ethical implications and gender should be included.
e.    Disruptive micro-energy and storage technologies. This initiative seeks radically new approaches to energy for embedded, personal or local use (including bio-mimicking, the use of soft or intelligent materials to generate, capture or store energy or the development of new types of batteries). Proposals could target in particular the lower end (i.e., micro-energy or nano-scale energy transfer, dissipation and conversion) and/or new technologies for optimal local (close to where-needed) energy storage/release and their smart integration within hybrid/distributed energy systems. Proposals should also address aspects of sustainability and environmental impact.
f.    Topological matter, strongly based on topology and quantum physics, is a rapidly emerging area that after an initial focus on insulators now touches the whole range of material properties, providing advances in spintronics, photonics, plasmas, mechanics, superconductivity, elasticity, acoustics and their combinations, among others. Here concept development together with design, realisation and testing of topological devices are called for to unleash the promise of topological matter beyond the pure physics and mathematics aspects. The much expected robustness, wide spectral range and topologically-protected spin- and transport properties call for an engineering approach to apply the multi-physics of wave- matter interactions to novel, potentially lossless communication components and circuits. Challenges to be addressed include compact designs and fabrication technologies, setting figures of merit and benchmarks relevant to functions.

FET Proactive projects shall establish a solid baseline of knowledge and skills and assemble the interdisciplinary communities around them. They shall further foster the emergence of a broader innovation ecosystem and create a fertile ground for future take-up of its new technological paradigm (e.g., public engagement, informal education, policy debate).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 4 to 7 million (but up to EUR 5 million for proposals on the sub-topics of 'Time' and 'Topological matter') and with a duration of up to 5 years would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals of different size and duration.
This topic allows for the provision of financial support to third parties established in an EU member state or country associated with Horizon 2020 in line with the conditions set out in General Annex K, either to enhance impacts through punctual small scale experimentation and use of project results by third parties, or to award a prize following a contest organised by the beneficiaries.

Expected Impact:
  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation and consolidation of a radically new future technology.
  • Potential for future returns in terms of societal or economic innovation or market creation.
  • Spreading excellence and building leading innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young, researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 202010.
  • Build-up of a goal oriented interdisciplinary community (within and beyond the consortium).
  • Emergence of an innovation ecosystem around a future technology in the theme addressed from outreach to and partnership with high potential actors in research and innovation, and from wider stakeholder/public engagement, with due consideration of aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-03-2018FET ERA-NET Cofundd.l. 18-12-2018
Call FETPROACT-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – Boosting emerging technologies
Orçamento 6,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to advance the construction of the European Research Area in the FET domain by sharing a common vision of the various relevant efforts in Europe and fostering cooperation towards the coordinated development of radically new future technologies.

Scope: Proposals should coordinate and pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes in the FET domain by implementing a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding, possibly followed by further transnational calls for proposals without EU co-funding. The action may also organise additional joint activities in the FET domain between the participating funding agencies. Two activities are mandatory:
  1. Identifying future and emerging technologies where transnational cooperation and community structuration is needed, in complementarity and synergy with FET;
  2. Developing strategic agendas for these topics and accompanying the structuration of the related communities through workshops and transversal activities.
The partnership is expected to aim at being pan-European and as inclusive as possible.

Expected Impact: Closer coordination and greater mobilisation and pooling of resources between regional, national and EU research programmes in the FET domain.

Type of Action: ERA-NET Cofund

   

Bio Economia    <<    NMP+B
BIOTEC-02-2019Boosting the efficiency of photosynthesis (RIA)d.l. 22-01-2019
Call H2020-Biotec-2019 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020)
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Orçamento 31,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em duas fases. Data de Fecho 2ªFase: 03-09-2019 (só propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase)

Specific Challenge: Agricultural productivity that does not keep up with the current population increase, the growing demand for biomass production (as feedstock for biofuels) and the nonstop rise of global CO2 emissions with its consequences for climate change, are all circumstances that make it urgent to increase the yield of biomass. Indeed, increased agricultural yield efficiency can have huge impacts in a society driven by the bio-economy. 

Plants use photosynthesis to grow, converting energy from the sun into storable carbohydrates. Chloroplasts are the minute energy factories in the plant leaves that absorb the sun’s energy, release oxygen into the air and use hydrogen plus CO2 to make the compounds that plants need to grow. Biotechnology has succeeded in the engineering of nuclear and chloroplasts genomes for the production of enzymes, raw materials and building blocks for the chemical industry. However, research to increase the efficiency of the enzymes that drive photosynthesis has not yet produced the desired results. Currently available ground-breaking and disruptive technologies coupled with the integration of knowledge from diverse scientific disciplines have the potential to propose new solutions to boost the efficiency of photosynthesis. 

Scope: Proposals should work towards the optimisation of photosynthesis by capitalising on multidisciplinary approaches, such as functional genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling, enzyme engineering, computational biology, synthetic biology, directed evolution and gene editing techniques. 

Proposals should work with plants or algae and deal with any of the biological components underlying the diversity of photosynthesis. Proposals can involve new strategies to engineer the chloroplast genome, new strategies to engineer relevant enzymes, the development of metabolic models that contribute to a higher understanding of the properties of photosynthesis, among others. 

Proposals should cover at least one of the following:   

 new tools improving the performance of the catalytic enzymes involved in photosynthesis;   

 new tools to increase the rate of CO2-fixation;   

 engineered enzymes for novel CO2-fixation pathways.  

Proposals should include Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) elements regarding the technologies used and the environmental and socio-economic impact of the expected output. 

Proposals submitted under this topic should include actions designed to facilitate cooperation with other projects; to enhance user involvement; and to ensure the accessibility and reusability of data produced in the course of the project. 

Activities should start at TRL 3 and achieve TRL 5 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   A strategy based on the new resources to obtain an enhanced photosynthetic efficiency of at least 10% under diverse environmental conditions;   

 A detailed and accurate research and innovation roadmap to attain higher photosynthetic performance for applicable results in the field by 2030.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action 

CE-SPIRE-02-2018Processing of material feedstock using non-conventional energy sources (IA)d.l. 22-02-2018
Call H2020-SPIRE-2018 (subcall de: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020)
SUSTAINABLE PROCESS INDUSTRY (SPIRE)
Orçamento 97,50 M€
Specific Challenge: Non-conventional energy sources, such as microwave, plasma, ultrasound and laser, as well as electrochemical and photochemical processes, have already been applied in process intensification, mainly at lab scale, showing significant improvements in process performance (e.g. improved selectivity, crystal nucleation, reaction speed easing raw material demand) for the benefit of energy efficiency. The processes powered by non-conventional energy sources are suitable for connection to the electricity grid. They allow variable throughputs to better follow market demand and enable leaner production paradigms (e.g. decreased stock, production on demand). Such technologies are suitable for downscaling and continuous processing, where they can also be coupled with real time monitoring allowing a finer control of the transformations. 

Scope: Proposals are expected to develop technologies applying non-conventional energy sources to processes of high industrial interest. The concepts proposed should:   

 Show potential for integration in a renewable electricity grid, and consider the relevant limitations (fluctuating nature of the electricity stream);   

 Provide significant advantages in terms of resource and energy efficiency, compared to the current state of the art processes (or similar ones, as relevant);   

 Provide improved flexibility, working at variable throughputs without major losses in the overall process performance;   

 Be applicable to continuous processes and/or show potential enabling the replacement of current batch ones;   

 Consider, where relevant, the possibility for containerised and/or mobile (e.g. biomass in situ processing) technologies;   

 Consider Life Cycle Assessment proving a reduced environmental footprint;   

 Consider replicability and scalability of the proposed concepts.  

Activities should start at TRL 4 and achieve TRL 6 at the end of the project. 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 6 and 10 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 

Expected Impact:  

   Allowing for a -30% to +30% energy input within RES fluctuations timeframes, without significant losses in specific energy efficiency;   

 Improvement in energy efficiency of 30%;   

 Improvement in resource efficiency of 30%;   

 Decrease in CO2 emissions by 40% (without considering the electricity generation and at steady state);   

 Decreased OPEX and CAPEX by 15%;   

 Effective dissemination of major innovation outcomes to the current and the next generation of employees of the SPIRE sectors, through the development of learning resources with flexible usability. These should be ready to be easily integrated in existing curricula and modules for undergraduate level and lifelong learning programs.  

Relevant indicators and metrics, with baseline values, should be clearly stated in the proposal. 

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

Bio Economia    <<    ICT
DT-ICT-02-2018Robotics - Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)d.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2018-1 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ICT-2018)
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 115,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics.

Scope

a. Innovation Actions

Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the four prioritised application areas (PAA) of Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production. Proposals are expected to: develop a network of DIHs, address the delivery of services (technical and non-technical); provide access to best practice and research results in robotics relevant to the chosen application area; contribute to common system platforms, engaging in the development of industry-led standards and developing and disseminating standards demonstrators; facilitate access to pilots and collaborate with all the robotics actions funded in the WP and beyond, as appropriate.

Proposals are also expected to connect, share expertise, and closely collaborate with the DIHs in the other PAAs via the Central Robotics DIH CSA (see below). DIHs should address ethical, data privacy and protection issues, and consider cyber-security issues (including security by design). DIHs should support the development of use-case demonstrators at TRL 5 and above, preferably based on open system platforms.

Proposals are expected to contribute to a Working Group that connects the actions funded in this WP with the Central Robotics DIH CSA to disseminate best practice, to coordinate access to technology, resources, demonstrators and open platforms, and to facilitate the cross development of platforms.

Proposals are expected to use financial support to third parties (FSTP) to support industry, in particular SMEs, in their digital transformation, through for instance, demonstrators and platforms development, technology transfer experiments, or other services (technical or non-technical), as appropriate. FSTP should comply with the conditions set out in part K of the General Annexes of the Work Programme. At least 50% of the budget is expected to be dedicated to FSTP and the maximum amount of FSTP is EUR 300.00062 per third party for the entire action duration. For innovation actions of this topic, the four requirements described in the introductory section 'Support to Hubs' have to be applied. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 16 million for DIHs in each Priority Area would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

At least one action in each Priority Area will be supported.

b. Coordination and Support Activities

Proposals should address the provision of a Central Robotics DIH CSA, to support and cooperate closely with the PAA-oriented DIH actions, to network them, to coordinate their activities and to develop synergies among them.

Proposals are expected to disseminate best practices in developing pilots, demonstrators and open platforms, and championing the development of open industry-led system platform standards.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 2 million for the Central Robotics DIH CSA would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. However, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. One Central Robotics DIH CSA will be supported.

Expected Impact:

- Increased deployment of robotics in each PAA.

- Formation of supply chains around platforms and modules that straddle PAA

- Introduction of cross-industry-based standards for modules and systems

- Generation of new businesses based around platform supply

- The development supply chains.

- Leveraging effect on other sources of funding, in particular regional and national funding

Type of Action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action

DT-ICT-08-2019Agricultural digital integration platformsd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-DT-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-DT-ICT-2018)
Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
Orçamento 64,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Agricultural research and innovation supports the sector in coping with a complex mix of challenges it is facing, including for example the pressures on natural resources and farm revenues. Knowledge creation and accessible information systems and tools to monitor, gather, transform and above all share vital information between key stakeholders can help the sector to become more sustainable. However, as well as the potential for new knowledge, a substantial part of the existing knowledge and its underpinning information flows, has yet to be exploited to its full potential. The resulting performance gap has strong social, ecological and economic implications. An improved functioning of the agricultural knowledge and innovation systems is needed, for timely innovation and to speed up the rate of knowledge creation. One of the most important constraints concerns the limited interoperability and lack of openness of different technical systems, thus limiting the choices farmers can make between suppliers of new technologies. An enhanced interoperability would allow for increased data sharing and the resulting knowledge generation. Another main constraint is the lack of information on the effectiveness of new technologies which slows down their take up.

Scope: Pilots should address all of the below aspects:

- Building platforms integrating different technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud, photonics, networks, geolocalisation (including through Galileo and EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service)) and robotics combined with applications based on data analytics and knowledge management. There is a need for a wide adoption of open, interoperable standards to ensure that all connected systems can talk to each other, allowing the farmers and relevant other stakeholders to pick and choose the most appropriate combination of tools from different suppliers. Pilots will validate the means to achieve high level of interoperability of different systems through reference architecture, semantics technologies and standardisation framework that demonstrate communication exchange of data across different systems and platforms.

- Sharing data and generating knowledge via capturing and translating more and precise information. High precision data capturing and a high degree of data sharing should serve as basis for decision support systems delivering tailored advice at farm level, complementing and/or extending advisory services. The core technical enablers for analysing the amounts of data will be low-maintenance, robust and scalable monitoring and communication systems as well as artificial intelligence and semantics technologies. These services should include direct and detailed feedback to the farmers on appropriate practices and management strategies.

- Developing decision support systems that will include, but are not restricted to, a benchmarking system on the productivity and sustainability performance of farms, services, technologies and practices. For this purpose data models and semantic standards need to be defined to elicit performance indicators and derive decision making, as well as allowing sharing the data from the different farms.

Pilots in the selected areas should clearly cover the supply and demand sides. For large-scale piloting and ecosystem building, projects in this topic may involve financial support to third parties to extend the digital innovation space for farmers, advisory services and innovators, based on a network of farms and in close cooperation with existing agricultural knowledge and innovation infrastructures of the different Member States and Associated Countries and regions. For farmers, the platforms should have a mass-tailored advisory and knowledge dissemination service, including economic and technical benchmarking. It shall cover a large number of farms, including small farms. Advisory services based on local eco-systems should be investigated and linked in the pilots. For innovators, the platforms should work as test-bed, testing and benchmarking new technologies and services. This should be made possible by allowing for recruiting pilot farms and/or making available the necessary data.

Proposals should fall under the concept of multi-actor approach69 and allow for strong involvement of the farming sector in the proposed activities. Projects are required to develop adequate data governance model(s) defining the terms for access to data owned by another party. Activities should allow for a wide geographic coverage within Europe. In addition, proposals shall cover at least three sub-sectors (e.g. arable crops, livestock, vegetable and fruit production).

For this topic, the four activities and impact criteria described in the introductory section 'Platforms and Pilots' have to be applied. Pilot projects are expected to contribute to the consolidation and coherence work that will be implemented by the CSA supporting the activities defined under the topic "DT-ICT-13-2019: Digital Platforms/Pilots Horizontal Activities".

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU up to EUR 15 million would allow the areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

- Demonstrate measureable benefits from intensified data and information flows across a wide range of farm types, notably small farms;

- Improved and inclusive information flows and management within and among the targeted agricultural sectors based on transparent and fair data governance practices;

- Identification of user needs, validation of user acceptance, especially demonstration of viable concepts addressing privacy, security, vulnerability, liability and trust in connected data spaces;

- More information on environmental, social and economic performance of technologies, practices and management, increasing their respective adoption;

- Creation of opportunities for entrepreneurs by promoting new market openings, providing access to valuable datasets and direct interactions with users, expanding local businesses to European scale;

- Exploration and validation of new industry and business processes and innovative business models validated in the context of the pilots.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-26-2018-2020Artificial Intelligenced.l. 17-04-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 448,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key technology for the further development of the Internet and all future digital devices and applications. Driven by the wider availability of large amounts of data and increasingly higher performance computing and networking, AI brings additional autonomy to all types of physical and virtual artefacts and opens the door to a wave of innovations and opportunities. It is already transforming important sectors ranging from data analytics and Web platforms up to driverless vehicles and new generation of robots for our homes, hospitals, farms or factories.

The challenge is to fully exploit the potential of AI in the economy and society. Building notably on Europe's Scientific and Technology strengths in the field, the supported activities should reinforce industrial competitiveness across all sectors including for SMEs and non-tech industries and help address societal challenges (e.g. ageing, transport). The focus is on R&I areas in AI where collaborative work at European level can make a difference amidst the fierce world-wide competition in the field. The ambition is therefore to make AI technologies and resources available to developers and innovators in all sectors and actively engage with a wide user community, including non-AI experts.

Scope: The ultimate goal is a European AI-on-demand platform mobilising the European AI community to support businesses and sectors in accessing expertise, knowledge, algorithms and tools to successfully apply AI thereby generating market impact.

The platform should:

- serve as a central point to gather and provide access to AI-related knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- support potential users of AI in order to facilitate the integration of AI into applications;

- facilitate the interaction with existing data portals needed for AI algorithms, and resources, such as HPC or cloud computing, and support interoperability.

Research and Innovation Action - Building a European AI on-demand platform

The goal is to develop a European AI ecosystem bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available and making it a compelling solution for users, especially from non-tech sectors. The action should build on and link to existing relevant initiatives, including for instance existing platforms, data repositories, cloud computing, HPC. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Pilots and other relevant activities of this workprogramme, as appropriate. The action called for is expected to include the following activities:

- Mobilising the European AI community including researchers, businesses and start-ups to provide access to knowledge, algorithms and tools;

- Defining sustainable processes and structures (governance, access, business models, licensing, etc.) as well as developing a suitable software infrastructure (APIs and tools to aggregate existing tools and algorithms and to make them easily deployable in applications, as well as to access data and computing resources);

- Filling important technology gaps through challenge-based and/or user-driven research and innovation efforts. These efforts could have an application or technology focus, covering major domains such as robotics, IoT, CPS, intuitive interfaces, personalised applications, healthcare, manufacturing or agriculture;

- Gathering user requirements: based on representative set of its future users (researchers and industry). In particular, the research and innovation efforts expected from this action will have strong synergies with the platform building (providing user requirements, guiding its development, exploiting its resources, and contributing to its content) but additional efforts might be necessary to ensure that the needs of the various types of potential users of the platforms are represented;

- Putting in place a comprehensive service layer to facilitate the use and uptake of the platform both by end-users and researchers;

- Reaching out to new user domains and boosting the use of the platform. The task may involve financial support to third parties to fund promising projects (selected through open competitive calls) exploiting the resources and services offered by the platform to foster technology transfer of AI-based solutions, in line with the conditions set out in part K of the General Conditions. Maximum 3M€ funding could be dedicated to it, with EUR 50.000 to EUR 200.000 per third party38;

- Developing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for AI including ELSE (Ethical, Legal, Socio-Economic) aspects, taking into account and building on relevant initiatives and strategies (e.g.: Big Data PPP, Robotics PPP, AIOTI , CPS (CyPhERS), cybersecurity cPPP).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to 20 million € would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

- Building a sustainable AI-on-demand platform, becoming a reference, mobilising the entire European AI community, and ensuring a leading position for Europe in AI.

- Reinforcing European excellence and leading position worldwide in major research and application domains, especially through the research and innovation efforts to fill important technology gaps.

- Boosting technology transfer of AI, especially towards SMEs and non-technology sectors, and disseminating the economic benefits of AI to a large user base.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

ICT-11-2018-2019HPC and Big Data enabled Large-scale Test-beds and Applicationsd.l. 14-11-2018
Call H2020-ICT-2018-3 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2018)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 232,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The Internet of Things and the convergence of HPC, Big Data and Cloud computing technologies are enabling the emergence of a wide range of innovations. Building industrial large-scale application test-beds that integrate such technologies and that make best use of currently available HPC and data infrastructures will accelerate the pace of digitization and the innovation potential in Europe's key industry sectors (for example, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, finance & insurance, agri-food, space and security).

Scope: a) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in April 2018) targeting the development of large-scale HPC-enabled industrial pilot test-beds supporting big data applications and services by combining and/or adapting existing relevant technologies (HPC / BD / cloud) in order to handle and optimize the specific features of processing very large data sets. The industrial pilot test-beds should handle massive amounts of diverse types of big data coming from a multitude of players and sources and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation. The proposal shall describe the data assets available to the test-beds and, as appropriate, the standards it intends to use to enable interoperability. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

b) Innovation Actions (2018 call - deadline in November 2018) targeting the development of large-scale IoT/Cloud-enabled industrial pilot test-beds for big data applications by combining and taking advantage of relevant technologies (Big Data, IoT, cloud and edge computing, etc.). The aim is to develop industrial pilot test-beds addressing data flows from a very large number of distributed sources (such as sensors or IoT applications/infrastructures and/or involving remote data storage/processing locations) and clearly demonstrate how they will generate innovation and large value creation from such data assets. The industrial pilot test-beds shall also address the relevant networking connectivity and large-scale data collection, management and interoperability issues. The data assets available to the test-beds should be described in the proposal. Pilot test-beds should also aim to provide, via the cloud, simple secure access and secure service provisioning of highly demanding data use cases for companies and especially SMEs.

a) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in April 2018. b) is called in the 2018 call with a deadline in November 2018.

For all subtopics a), b) above:

Proposals should be led by and show strong industrial commitment. They should explain how the proposed activities will be industrialized and have impact on the competitiveness and leadership of European industry. They should target a wide participation and/or applicability and use of the targeted industrial pilot test-bed by industrial members/users from different countries and regions. They should also define quantifiable outputs and impact Key Performance Indicators, in particular related to the "Expected Impact" of the topic.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 12 and 13 million for subtopic a), and EUR 15 and 18 million EUR for subtopic b) would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Proposals could seek synergies and co-financing from relevant national / regional research and innovation programmes, including European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) addressing pre-identified smart specialisation priorities at regional / national level. Proposals combining different sources of financing should include a concrete financial plan detailing the use of these funding sources for the different parts of their activities.

All grants under both subtopics will be subject to Article 30.3 of the grant agreement (Commission right to object to transfers or licensing).

Expected Impact: Proposals should address the following impact criteria, providing metrics to measure success where appropriate:

- Demonstrated increase of innovation and productivity in the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Increase of market share of Big Data technology providers if implemented commercially within the main target sector of the Large Scale Pilot Action;

- Effective integration of HPC/BD/Cloud/IoT technologies in the main target sector(s) of the Large Scale Action, resulting into integrated value chains and efficient business processes of the participating organizations;

- Widening the use of and facilitating the access to advanced HPC, big data and cloud infrastructures stimulating the emergence of the data economy in Europe;

- Stimulating additional private and public target investments in HPC and Big Data technologies from industry, Member States and Associated Countries, and other sources, as referred to in the contractual arrangements of the HPC and/or the Big Data Value Public Private Partnerships.

Type of Action: Innovation action

ICT-09-2019-2020Robotics in Application Areasd.l. 28-03-2019
Call H2020-ICT-2019-2 (subcall de: H2020-ICT-2019)
Information and Communication Technologies
Orçamento 452,00 M€

Specific Challenge: While robots originated in large-scale mass manufacturing, they are now spreading to more and more application areas. In these new settings, robots are often faced with new technical and non-technical challenges. The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent a more widespread adoption of robots. Four Priority Areas (PAs) are targeted: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.

User needs, ethical, legal, societal and economic aspects should be addressed in order to raise awareness and take-up by citizens and businesses. Privacy and cybersecurity issues, including security by design and data integrity should also be addressed, where appropriate.

Scope: a) Research and Innovation boosting promising robotics applications

Innovative approaches to hard research problems in relation to applications of robotics in promising new areas are particularly encouraged. Proposals are expected to enable substantially improved solutions to challenging technical issues, with a view of take-up in applications with high socio-economic impact. Driven by application needs, the work can start from research at low TRL, but proposals are expected to validate their results in realistic environments in order to demonstrate the potential for take-up in the selected application(s).

The call is open to all robotics-related research topics and to all new application areas. Excluded are the four priority areas which are already covered elsewhere in this work programme: healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food and agile production. Proposals will be expected to plan efforts to connect and cooperate with the DIHs, Platforms and other relevant activities of this work programme, as appropriate.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €3 million and €5 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

b) Innovation Actions - Robotics for infrastructure inspection and maintenance

Establish large-scale pilots capable of demonstrating the use of robotics at scale in actual or highly realistic operating environments; showcase advanced prototype applications built around platforms operating in real or near-real environments and demonstrate high levels of socio-economic impact.

Through large-scale pilots, proposals are expected to make a significant step forward in platform development in the area of infrastructure inspection and maintenance. Starting from suitable reference architectures, platform interfaces are defined, tested via piloting, and supported via ecosystem building preparing their roll-out, and are being evolved over time into standards.

Each proposal is expected to establish large scale pilots. They are expected to: consider utilising existing infrastructure and links to other European, national or private funding-sources; identify the long-term sustainability of the pilot; develop scalable technical solutions capable of meeting performance targets; develop metrics and performance measures for the pilot; engage relevant industry stakeholders, including SMEs, in the provision and operation of the pilot. Proposals will be expected to dedicate resources to disseminate best practice and coordinate access to platforms and demonstrators, in particular in connecting with the Robotics DIHs and Core Technologies actions and other relevant activities, in H2020 and beyond.

Pilots are expected to address both technical and non-technical issues, such as socio-economic impact, novel business models, legal and regulatory, ethical and cyber-security issues and connections to Big Data and IoT.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between €7 million and €9 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

c) Robotics Competitions

Competitions aims at reducing technical and commercial risks by allowing commercial and technical performance data to be gathered and assessed. They provide a real or near-real operating environment for long-term trials and the testing of deployment strategies.

Proposals (CSA) should address the delivery of challenge-led, robotics competitions focusing on the four application areas prioritised: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food, and Agile Production. Besides the technological objectives, proposals are also expected to stimulate public engagement and engage with the Robotics DIHs. Proposals should address all aspects of running competitions as public events, and engage with the media and public. Proposals should seek to mobilise external partners in sponsoring and setting up the competitions.

Expected Impact: a)

- Strengthening European excellence in Robotics S&T

- Boosting the use of robotics in promising application areas

- Opening up new markets for robotics

- Lowering barriers in the deployment of robotics-based solutions.

b)

- Demonstration of the potential for robotics to impact at scale in the chosen application areas prioritised in this call (infrastructure inspection and maintenance).

- Reduction of technical and commercial risk in the deployment of services based on robotic actors within the selected application area.

- Greater understanding from the application stakeholders of the potential for deploying robotics.

- Demonstration of platforms operating over extended time periods in near realistic environments and promotion of their use.

- Develop the eco-system around the prioritised application areas to stimulate deployment.

- Contribution to the development of open, industry-led or de facto standards

c)

- Greater public exposure to actual robotics capability.

- Greater engagement with competitions from commercial organisations in the four prioritised application areas: Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action, Research and Innovation action, Innovation action

   

Bio Economia    <<    Ação Climática
LC-CLA-03-2018Climate change impacts in Europed.l. 27-02-2018
Call H2020-LC-CLA-2018-Two-Stage (subcall de: H2020-SC5-2018-2019)
Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement
Orçamento 123,00 M€
 Esta chamada tem duas fases de submissão e avaliação e a segunda fase encerra a 4 de setembro de 2018

Decarbonisation

Specific Challenge: Climate change is likely to make it harder to address inter alia poverty, disease, food and water insecurity in Europe. Rising temperatures and changing precipitation will affect the availability of food, energy and water, leading to likely increased volatility in food prices, and heightened regional tensions, affecting international stability and security. An increased frequency and/or intensity of extreme weather events may adversely affect human, animal and plant health, disrupt the flow of natural resources and commodities, and threaten infrastructure globally. Moreover, the inherent uncertainty of climate impacts is likely to increase risks for the business and financial sectors.

Scope: Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Climate change impacts on health in Europe: Actions should review, report and progress on the current state-of-the art knowledge on the links between climate change and impacts on human health in Europe that have thus far been poorly addressed or understood. Actions should also identify associated costs and suggest effective adaptation strategies, quantify health co-benefits from mitigation and early adaptation, target research actions to address key issues and identified research gaps14 and prioritise those that are of significance for Europe. Actions may, where appropriate, cluster with activities of global collaborative research actions (e.g. Belmont Forum) on climate change and health. Applicants are encouraged to seek synergies with relevant actions under Societal Challenge 1.

b) Global climate change impacts from a European perspective: Actions should consider how direct and indirect impacts beyond European borders will affect supply and value chains of relevance for the European economy and society, and related sectors such as finance, business, infrastructure, resources and commodities. Actions should also consider how these impacts will affect relevant European policies, such as those on climate change, foreign affairs, security, agriculture and/or others, and analyse how perceived associated risks may further impact on Europe. Actions should consider different climate (including high-end) scenarios and undertake a risk analysis for Europe at the most appropriate geographic and time scales.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 million and EUR 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The project results are expected to contribute to:
  • improved capability in assessing impacts of climate change;
  • enabling evidence-based decision making through better understanding of mitigation and adaptation costs and co-benefits, and of potential new climate-related pressures on the EU;
  • enhanced information base relevant for the 2023 global stocktake exercise under the UNFCCC;
  • informing major international scientific assessments such as the IPCC reports and the IPBES, as well as to EU and national adaptation strategies and plans;
  • cohesive European resilience to climate change.
Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.
LC-CLA-02-2019Negative emissions and land-use based mitigation assessmentd.l. 19-02-2019
Call H2020-LC-CLA-2019-Two-Stage (subcall de: H2020-SC5-2018-2019)
Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: climate action in support of the Paris Agreement
Orçamento 99,00 M€
 Esta chamada tem duas fases de submissão e avaliação e a segunda fase encerra a 4 de setembro de 2019

Decarbonisation

Specific Challenge: Most low-carbon pathways leading to well below 2°C (or 1.5°C) stabilisation of the global temperature – in line with the Paris Agreement goals – include negative emissions to compensate for residual emissions and/or temperature overshoot and highlight the critical role of land-use based mitigation. There is therefore a need to quantitatively assess the potential, effectiveness and impacts of negative emission technologies/practices and of land-use mitigation options, in achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as linking these to what it would mean for concrete policy challenges.

Scope: Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics:

a) Feasibility of negative emissions for climate stabilisation: Actions should assess the potential, effectiveness, efficiency, risks and costs of existing and emerging negative emission technologies and practices for climate stabilisation and their impact on: land, subsurface, water, oceans and other resources, bio-diversity, human safety, food security, ecosystems and their ability to deliver services to society, including implications for resilience, sustainability, feedbacks on climate and the global carbon cycle, and other relevant issues. Actions should also cover the issue of public acceptance and explore the international governance requirements associated with large-scale deployment of negative emission technologies and practices.

b) Land-based mitigation: Actions should provide a comprehensive analysis of various land-use based mitigation options at the global and regional level, assessing their potential and effectiveness in providing large-scale reductions of greenhouse gases, in the context of trade-offs and/or co-benefits in relation to other pressures and goals (e.g. food, energy and water security, biodiversity) and should analyse feedbacks between land-use based mitigation and climate change impacts. Actions should also improve current methodologies to estimate emissions and removals associated with land use measures, also by leveraging observations from GEOSS and in particular the Copernicus programme.
For both of the sub-topics, in line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged.

For both of the sub-topics, actions should envisage resources for clustering with other actions funded under this topic.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 million and EUR 7 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: The project results are expected to contribute to:
  • major international scientific assessments such as the IPCC reports and the IPBES, as well as to national and EU impact assessments of possible mitigation options;
  • developing a comprehensive medium-to-long term vision and analytical framework on pathways to achieve climate neutrality in the perspective of reaching the PA goals;
  • improved ex-post, spatially explicit monitoring of the mitigation performance of the land sector;
  • enhanced international cooperation.
Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

   

Bio Economia    <<    Segurança
SU-DS05-2018-2019Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectorsd.l. 23-08-2018
Call H2020-SU-DS-2018 (subcall de: H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020)
Digital Security
Orçamento 44,50 M€

Digital Security

SpecificChallenge: In critical vertical sectors/domains, cybersecurity technologiesdeployed in several application domains should be aligned to the specificdomain needs, linking the demand and supply sides for such cyber technologies.In the context of an increased digitization and also of growing complexity ofcyber-attacks, there are certain sectors/subsectors identified as critical fromthe point of view of cybersecurity needs in the NIS Directive: energy(electricity, oil, gas), transport (air transport, rail transport, watertransport, road transport), banking, financial market infrastructures, healthsector (health care settings, including hospitals and private clinics),drinking water supply and distribution, and digital infrastructure. These sectorsare important customers of cybersecurity solutions; hence it is of outmostimportance to facilitate the engagement of end-users towards defining andproviding sector-specific common requirements about digital security, privacyand personal data protection. Building security, privacy and personal dataprotection by design and by default, principles and standards should be clearlydefined to protect the critical infrastructures in these sectors and ensurepersonal data integrity and confidentiality.

For transportdomain, security must be managed pro-actively over the system as a whole. Thismust also extend to include interfaces to critical supporting infrastructuressuch as communication networks and satellite systems. The complexity of thetransport sector finds its roots in the diversity of components that build thesolutions in use and the very long lifecycle of these components. The challengeis to migrate these solutions, systems, and infrastructures to a higher levelof cybersecurity.

ICT enablesthe healthcare sector to provide efficient, effective, cross-border top-qualityhealthcare services improving the public healthcare. Healthcare operations,services and applications are provided via various interconnectedinfrastructures, systems, entities and people. Personalized medicine is on thebrink of becoming a successful approach in treating diseases. This increasesthe complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain and raises the importance ofachieving a zero error rate in the supply of personalized medications.Cybersecurity in this respect is safety critical and novel approaches areneeded to ensure traceability and zero error deliveries. Moreover, requirementsrelated to data protection legislation should also be taken into account, ashealth is a very sensitive sector from this point of view .

Thisinterconnectivity reveals various threats, making the healthcare ecosystemvulnerable to catastrophic attacks with high impact to healthcare institutionsand people's lives. The healthcare industry has seen a major rise incyber-attacks over the past two years, and data breaches increasingly damagethe healthcare industry as well as the privacy and personal data protection ofthe people. Vulnerable patients’ records management systems can be attacked leadingto unauthorised disclosure of and access to personal data concerning health.Connected medical devices are increasingly used, in particular wearables andhome health monitoring devices which often transmit sensitive data overunsecure wireless networks from the patients’ home to the hospitals exposingthe privacy and personal data of the patients and the resilience of thehealthcare infrastructures.

Digitaltechnologies are also profoundly changing the financial sector. Cybersecuritysolutions are essential to make possible digital technologies for finance andfor the stability of the financial sector which must respond to increasinglysophisticated cyber-attacks.

Scope:Among the critical sectors mentioned in the NIS Directive , proposals shouldtreat generic aspects for at least two of them, by identifying common threatsand attacks, and by developing proof of concepts for managing cybersecurity andprivacy risks. In addition, proposals should treat specific aspects for one ofthe three critical sectors/domains mentioned as sub-topics, i.e. transport,healthcare and finance, by identifying specific vulnerabilities, propagationeffects and counter measures, by developing and testing cyber innovation-basedsolutions and validating them in pilots/demonstrators. During the conceptionand development steps, critical sectors/domains' specificities, such ascomplexity of infrastructure and their large scale, should be taken intoaccount. These pilots/demonstrators are encouraged to use relevant transversalcyber infrastructures and capabilities developed in other projects.

Proposalsshould also include (but should not be limited to) the delivery of specificsocial aspects of digital security related to training, in particularpractical, operational and hands-on training, including: (i) increasing thedynamics of the training and awareness methods, to match/exceed the same rateof evolution of the cyber attackers; that is to say new methods ofawareness/training offering more qualification tracks to fully and efficientlyintegrate ICT security workers and employers in the European e-Skills market;and (ii) integrating awareness into the eco-system of humans, competences,services and solutions which are able to rapidly adapt to the evolutions ofcyber attackers or even surpass them.

Participationof SMEs is strongly encouraged.

Proposalsare invited against the following sub-topics below, in 2018 and 2019

(a) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in multimodal transport

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle on at least two of the following items:

(1): Secureaccess management for citizens to all types of vehicles. A European SingleTransport market requires a pan-European, seamless privacy aware solution toaccess across mass, shared and individual mobility, which will bring addedvalue to citizens while safeguarding data protection and privacy. However thecorresponding increased interconnection of smarter systems increases thevulnerability surface and therefore novel tailored solutions should beproposed.

(2):Assurance and protection against specific cyber-attacks in the multimodaltransport domain, addressing interconnected threats and propagatedvulnerabilities. Feasible solutions in practice should be delivered, shieldingthe vulnerabilities that have severe impact and catastrophic propagationeffects to the multimodal transport operations. Applicants should proposeintegrated, holistic approaches and tools for dynamically, automaticallyforecast and manage complex security and privacy incidents, and personal databreaches in the multimodal transport service and operation. Proposals shouldimprove the security intelligence of treating complex multimodal transportsecurity and privacy incidents, notably personal data breaches, vulnerabilitiesand attacks. Proposals should develop practical solutions for relevant on-linesharing information and distributing real-time security, privacy and dataprotection warnings to all stakeholders in the multimodal transport ecosystem;collaboration with CERTs/CSIRTs is highly encouraged.

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Proposals should evaluate the feasibility of a security labellingfor transport and deliver relevant recommendations and options.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

(b) [2019]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in healthcare ecosystem

Proposalsresponding to this sub-topic should contribute towards the practicalimplementation of relevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS and GDPR) in thehealthcare complex ecosystem involving all stakeholders (e.g. securityofficers, ICT administrators, operators, auditors, developers, manufactures,integrators, data protection officers) of all entities in the healthcareecosystem and considering all types of data handled, with special focus onsensitive data as defined by the GDPR.

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least two of the following items:

(1): Incollaboration with all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem andCERTs/CSIRTs, develop dynamic vulnerability data basis for collecting,uploading, maintaining, and disseminating vulnerabilities of ICT-based medicalsystems, technologies, applications and services (enhancing the ICT genericones e.g. NIST, MITRE). Build dynamic taxonomies for medical-related attacks inorder to become the basis for building healthcare cybersecurity incidentmanagement systems.

(2):Deliver dynamic, evidence-based, sophisticated security, privacy and personaldata protection risk assessment frameworks and tools that can deal withcascading effects of threats, and propagated vulnerabilities in interconnectedhealthcare infrastructures, entities, systems, supply chain services andapplications (compliant with appropriate cybersecurity standards e.g. ISO27001,ISO27005, ISO28000).

(3):Provide collaborative privacy-aware tools enabling healthcare stakeholders toaccess and share information (where its integrity is guaranteed), advise andprovide best/good practices about incident handling through appropriateinteraction with healthcare participants respecting their privacy and personaldata protection.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofabout EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Research and Innovation action

(c) [2018]:Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in finance

Proposalsunder this sub-topic should tackle at least one of the following items:

(1):Development of resilience enhancing technologies. Proposers are expected todevelop innovative solutions tailored for the finance domain, ensuring that aproactive preparedness helps financial market participants and infrastructuresto share information and better cope with technological shortfalls. Proposalsshould (i) deliver tools for making the exfiltration of data for attackersunattractive, both for ‘data at rest’ and 'data in transit'; (ii) considerincipient trends (e.g. digital on boarding based on biometric data); and (iii)collaborate with CERTs/CSIRTs.

(2):Development of new/enhanced, parameterized, automated and collaborative ICTtools for insurance companies, which are needed in order to collect security,privacy, personal data protection and accountability requirements from theirclients and upgrade their insurance and liability policies respecting the EUlegislation on cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection, as well ascybersecurity standards (e.g. ISO27001, 27005).

(3):Standardization to allow the quick adoption of cybersecurity best practices inthe domain. Applicants should propose novel solutions for promoting commonstandards for conducting stress and resilience testing across systemicfinancial market infrastructures and institutions or for certifyingcompanies/organizations that can perform accredited conformity tests.

The outcomeof the proposal is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readinesslevel (TRL) 7; please see Annex G of the General Annexes.

TheCommission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU ofbetween EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressedappropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection ofproposals requesting other amounts.

Type ofAction: Innovation action

Projectsshould also foresee activities and envisage resources for clustering with otherprojects funded under this topic and with other relevant projects in the fieldfunded by H2020.

ExpectedImpact: 

Short term:

•            The technological and operationalenablers of co-operation in Response and Recovery will contribute to thedevelopment of the CSIRT Network across the EU, which is one of the key targetsof the NIS Directive.

•            Identified relevant generic andspecific aspects related to cybersecurity and digital privacy in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advanced holistic systems andinnovative proof concepts for managing cybersecurity and privacy risks in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Advances in the state-of-the-artanalysis of specific aspects of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed, such as related cyber threats, attacks and vulnerabilities;

•            Sound analysis of cascading effectsof specific related cyber threats within the supply chain of the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Improved cybersecurity informationsharing and collaboration among stakeholders of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed, and with CERTs/CSIRTs.

•            More targeted and acceptablesecurity management solutions addressing specificities of the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Trigger the fast adoption ofcybersecurity/privacy/personal data protection best practices in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed.

Mediumterm:

•            Better response and recoverytechnologies and services that will help organizations in the respectivecritical domains/sectors addressed to significantly reduce the impact ofpropagated and cascaded threats, vulnerabilities and breaches.

•            Enhanced protection against emergingnovel advanced threats in the respective critical sectors/domains addressed.

•            Improved security governance of therespective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Greater and more mature EUcybersecurity market in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed.

•            Reduce the impact of breaches withvarious levels of success in penetrating the defences.

Long term:

•            Better cybersecurity for specificstandards in the respective critical domains/sectors addressed, that willtrigger fast adoption of best practices in the related industry.

•            Established trust chains among allentities in the eco-systems of the respective critical domains/sectorsaddressed.

•            Better implementation of therelevant EU legislation (e.g. NIS, eIDAS, GDPR) in the respective criticaldomains/sectors addressed.

•            Companies/organisations in therespective critical domains/sectors addressed are more willing to promote cybersecurity, privacy and personal data protection in the whole EU specificecosystem.

Type ofAction: Innovation action, Research and Innovation action

The conditions related to this topic areprovided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.

   

Energia    <<    FET
FETFLAG-01-2018Preparatory Actions for new FET Flagshipsd.l. 20-02-2018
Call FETFLAG-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020)
Call - FET FLAGSHIPS – Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges
Orçamento 6,00 M€
 Este concurso decorre em 2 fases: a 1ª fase termina a 20/02/2018 e a segunda fase 18/09/2018. (Apenas as propostas aprovadas na 1ª Fase podem concorrer à 2ªFase
Specific Challenge: FET Flagships are science- and technology-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives built around a visionary unifying goal. They tackle grand science and technology (S&T) challenges requiring cooperation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. FET Flagships should provide a strong and broad basis for future innovation and economic exploitation, as well as novel benefits for society of a potential high impact. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a collaborative, long-term sustained cooperation effort. This topic aims at launching Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) to prepare new candidate FET Flagships.

Scope: Proposals should contain a description of a potential FET Flagship and how this is to be matured over the course of the preparatory action into a more complete blueprint.

Firstly, proposals should describe the FET Flagship initiative they propose to further develop through this preparatory action, by specifically addressing the following three key issues:What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • What makes this a FET Flagship: what is the unifying goal, the grand S&T challenge and the underlying vision; why is this a grand challenge and what makes it a "game- changer"; what are its main goals and objectives; and what are the technologies, including digital technologies, that it would advance.
  • Impact (why it is good for Europe): will it bring major impact on economy and society as well as on science and technology; why and how is it relevant for the European industry; how does it build on existing scientific excellence in Europe; what is its innovation potential that would benefit Europe's economy and/or society; how would it uniquely position Europe with respect to relevant developments and initiatives existing in other regions in the world.
  • Integration and European added value: is it well positioned to address its grand S&T challenge in terms of large-scale integration across disciplines and the involvement of relevant stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large; does critical mass in terms of research excellence and industrial capabilities exist in Europe needed to address the challenge; what is the estimated scale of the effort required to reach the objectives and how long will it take to do so; and, are there similar initiatives existing at regional, national or European level and what is the added value of such an effort.

Secondly, proposals should describe how the activities of the preparatory action will involve stakeholders over the course of up to 12 months (indicative), to arrive at a complete design and description of a candidate FET Flagship initiative. Specifically, they should describe the proposed activities for further developing the Flagship's unifying goal and its underlying S&T roadmap; attracting industry's endorsement and participation; further developing their consortium and its governance structure and attracting large public support.

Proposals should consider multidisciplinary aspects, including where relevant social sciences and humanities. They must also describe a clear strategy for dissemination and citizen engagement; and, in close cooperation with other proposals for preparatory actions that will be selected from this call, jointly organise and participate in an event addressing stakeholders including scientific communities, policy makers and the wider public and aiming at disseminating the main objectives and findings of the actions.

At the end of the action, the design and description of the candidate Flagship should include the following elements:
  • A consolidated vision based on a well-defined unifying goal articulated in terms of S&T objectives and of its targeted impact on economy and society.
  • A strategic long-term research roadmap, showing how the unifying goal can be realised and what the major milestones are, situating the Flagship in the global landscape and demonstrating a credible path towards societal impact, technology development, innovation and exploitation.
  • A blueprint for the Flagship's implementation setting out the overall collaboration and S&T framework, the identification of necessary competencies and resources including infrastructure aspects, and openness of the initiative.
  • An effective scientific leadership and governance structure based on lessons learned from the present Flagships, describing the coordination and decision-making structures of the Flagship, the role of industry and the relations with Member States and countries associated with Horizon 2020, with the Commission and with the relevant funding agencies and national research initiatives.
  • Support from and involvement of industry, giving a view on avenues for exploitation and further strengthening of European industry in the global landscape, including stimulating the emergence and growth of innovative value chains.
  • An approach to address responsible research and innovation, in particular aspects such as education, gender aspects and societal, ethical and legal implications.

Proposals for candidate FET Flagships must target a visionary unifying goal within one of the following three main areas: ICT and Connected Society; Health and Life Sciences; or Energy, Environment and Climate change. They should present a multidisciplinary approach that brings together the relevant communities to address their unifying goal. Proposals must clearly specify which of the three areas they target. In each of these areas at least one and at most two proposals for Flagship preparatory actions will be selected for funding.

(1) ICT and Connected Society

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering: Novel nano-engineered materials and systems with properties enabling the design and manufacturing of radically new ICT components and devices creating disruptive technologies and market opportunities, for example in energy efficiency, data processing, smart manufacturing, smart interfaces, nano-bio devices, etc.
  • Robotics, Interfaces and Artificial Intelligence: a new generation of robotics tec
  • nologies including soft and flexible robotics, bio-inspired robotics, new approaches to human-machine interaction and cooperation, cognition and artificial intelligence, giving rise to much smarter systems performing sophisticated functions opening radically new opportunities to address societal and economic challenges.
  • ICT for Social Interaction and Culture: new ICT technologies and approaches for empowering deep social interactions across diverse cultures, languages, goals, values, etc.; for understanding large-scale complex socio-technical systems and their interactions, interdependencies and evolutions and avenues for exploiting this understanding; and/or for collecting, preserving, studying and promoting Europe'sunique cultural heritage and exploiting these to achieve major societal or economic benefits.

(2) Health and the Life Sciences

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Disruptive technologies to Revolutionise Healthcare: New technologies and approaches aiming at a paradigm shift in the field of individualised prevention, prediction and treatment of diseases. This includes among others bioinformatics and modelling approaches to use patients' genetic expression patterns, metabolism and derived systems; novel and innovative nano-medicine approaches (e.g. technologies for novel sensors and imaging, organ-on-a-chip and bio-electronic medicine, drug delivery,…); network medicine; neuro-prosthetic technologies; regenerative medicine and biofabrication techniques to reprogram or replace human cells, tissues and whole organs and to integrate these in functioning body systems.
  • Understanding Life by Exploring the Genome and the Cell: Novel technologies and approaches that enable a paradigm shift in studying and understanding the foundational building blocks of life, for example the functioning of the cell, and of cells within organisms, including structure and dynamics, and the full multi-omics (genome/epigenome/proteome/metabolome/connectome etc.) and their interactions. This will open up radically new opportunities such as developing novel nano-bio devices and technologies, advanced screening methods and analytical and morphological technologies, advanced therapies and contribute to the understanding of biological processes and pathological mechanisms.


(3) Energy, Environment and Climate change

The proposal should address any of the following sub-areas in part or in whole:

  • Earth, Climate Change and Natural Resources: New technologies and approaches for high-precision modelling and simulation, including the necessary data integration, that enable an in-depth understanding of the earth, natural hazards and climate change. Their exploitation and use should open up new opportunities for helping to manage/mitigate their effects and impacts on human activity and natural resources in a sustainable way in specific areas such as: agriculture (ensuring food security and sustainable farming), forestry, fisheries, protecting/restoring natural ecosystems, energy supply and demand, etc.
  • Radically new Energy Production, Conversion and Storage devices and systems: Disruptive technologies aiming at a paradigm shift in renewable energy by exploring and exploiting radically new principles and novel materials that can substantially reduce Europe's dependence on fossil fuels and open new industrial opportunities for their exploitation and sustainable development.


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact: For the CSA:

  • Fully developed candidate FET Flagship initiatives supported by key stakeholders (e.g., academic research communities, industry, public authorities …).

For the proposed Flagships:

  • Key benefits for economy and society based on significant advances on science and technology. This should be demonstrated by e.g. potential for S&T breakthroughs, industrial support, added value for Europe, potential for increasing European competitiveness, potential for societal benefits, etc.
  • Long-lasting structuring effect on research efforts in Europe, anchor point for international cooperation and the nurturing of talent through the training of a new generation of researchers.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETHPC-01-2018International Cooperation on HPCd.l. 15-05-2018
Call FETHPC-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020)
Call - FET Proactive – High Performance Computing
Orçamento 4,00 M€
Specific Challenge: The aim is to develop strategic partnership in HPC with Brazil and Mexico that enables advancing the work on HPC applications in domains of common interest. Brazilian and Mexican partners will not be funded by the EU and they are expected to participate in the project with their own funding.

Scope:
a) Cooperation with Mexico: in the frame of the Bilateral Agreement on Science and Technology between the European Union and the United States of Mexico, collaboration for the development of state-of-the-art HPC applications (codes, algorithms, software tools, etc.) in domains of common interest such as energy (including oil, renewables, wind, etc.), life sciences, earth sciences, climate change and air pollution, and natural disasters, among others.

b) Cooperation with Brazil:
developing state-of-the-art HPC applications in domains of common interest, such as in eHealth and drug design (e.g., related to diseases such as Zikaand Dengue) or energy (e.g., renewables or management of natural resources). Proposals should put emphasis on application development towards exascale performance, develop codes, algorithms, other software tools, big data analytics, and hardware where appropriate. Proposals should ensure access to and using relevant big data suites as needed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Mexico and up to EUR 2 million for the cooperation with Brazil would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Improved international cooperation of EU-Mexico and EU-Brazil research and industrial communities on advanced HPC application development.
  • Improved sharing of information and expertise to solve common societal problems with the use of advanced computing.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

FETOPEN-01-2018FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 16-05-2018
Call FETOPEN-01-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 123,70 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 24-01-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 160,40 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2019.2FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 18-09-2019
Call FETOPEN-01-2019.2 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open - Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 16,04 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-01-2020FET-Open Challenging Current Thinkingd.l. 13-05-2020
Call FETOPEN-01-2020 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 203,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to lay the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities. This topic also encourages the driving role of new actors in research and innovation, including excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs and first-time participants to FET under Horizon 2020 from across Europe.

Scope: proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics ("FET gatekeepers"):

  • Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms. In particular, research to advance on the roadmap of a well-established technological paradigm, even if high-risk, will not be funded.
  • Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision. In particular, blue-sky exploratory research without a clear technological objective will not be funded.
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation. In particular, projects with only low-risk incremental research, even if interdisciplinary, will not be funded.


The inherently high risks of the research proposed shall be mitigated by a flexible methodology to deal with the considerable science-and-technology uncertainties and for choosing alternative directions and options.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Scientific and technological contributions to the foundation of a new future technology
  • Potential for future social or economic impact or market creation.
  • Building leading research and innovation capacity across Europe by involvement of key actors that can make a difference in the future, for example excellent young researchers, ambitious high-tech SMEs or first-time participants to FET under Horizon 20204.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action
FETOPEN-02-2018FET-Open Coordination and Support Actionsd.l. 11-04-2018
Call FETOPEN-02-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,00 M€
Specific Challenge: to promote excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Scope: Proposals for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) should be driven by relevant actors in the research field and address only one of the following sub-topics:

a. FET Communication and Outreach: Support communication activities on the FET programme and its achievements and outreach actions targeting a wide range of audiences including the general public, and going well beyond the world of academia and research. This shall stimulate the emergence of a FET community and its connection to relevant multipliers and other stakeholder networks. The activities shall use a diversity of channels and interventions (for example news items, social media, interviews, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, code camps and participatory actions for wider engagement).

b. FET Innovation: Stimulate the impact on innovation from FET-funded research and improving the innovation readiness levels of FET results, for example by providing a kind of “market place” for FET technologies, by connecting the world of research with that of, potential users, technology leaders, technology transfer organisations, entrepreneurs, investors or alternative financing channels.

c. FET Observatory: Ongoing and systematic identification of new and emerging technologies from FET portfolio analysis, trends analysis (using for instance bibliometric tools, media watch, consultations and workshops) and broader horizon scanning (beyond research), including also consideration of ethical implications, gender differences and long-term impacts on society and humankind.

Specificity to the nature of FET is a must (e.g., upstream positioning, interdisciplinarity, high- risk, novelty, long-term impact,...).

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.5 million (and up to 0.7 million for a.) would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:

  • Strengthening globally recognised European leadership in the early exploration of visionary, new and emerging technologies and with a strong engagement of scientists, citizens, innovators and policy makers.
  • Improved long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward.
  • Improved readiness across Europe to engage in inter-disciplinary research collaboration and to take up new, open and responsible research and innovation practices, with due attention to aspects such as education, gender differences and long-term societal, ethical and legal implications.

Type of Action:
Coordination and support action
 
FETOPEN-03-2018FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 16-10-2018
Call FETOPEN-03-2018 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,50 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users. Limited low-risk technology development (for instance for demonstration, testing or minor adjustment to specific requirements) can be supported as long as it has a clear and necessary role in the broader proposed innovation strategy and plan.
The Commission considers that proposals for actions no longer than 18 months and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 0.1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

  • Increased value creation from FET projects by picking up innovation opportunities.
  • Improved societal and market acceptance of concrete high-potential innovations from FET projects.
  • Stimulating, supporting and rewarding an open and proactive mind-set towards exploitation beyond the research world.
  • Contributing to the competitiveness of European industry/economy by seeding future growth and the creation of jobs from FET research.

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

FETOPEN-03-2019FET Innovation Launchpadd.l. 08-10-2019
Call FETOPEN-03-2019 (subcall de: H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020)
Call - FET Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies
Orçamento 2,70 M€
Specific Challenge: This topic aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations.

Scope: Short individual or collaborative actions focused on the non-scientific aspects and the early stages of turning a result of an ongoing or recently finished project funded through FET under FP7 or Horizon 20206 into a genuine innovation with socio-economic impacts. The precise link with the relevant FET project and the specific result for which a FET Innovation Launchpad proposal is intended, are to be explicitly described in the proposal. This topic does not fund research or activities that are/were already foreseen in the original FET project. Activities proposed should reflect the level of maturity of the result to be taken up. They can include the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development. Proposals can include activities with, for instance, partners for technology transfer, licence-takers, investors and