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A multidisciplinaridade dos projetos é extremamente valorizada no Horizonte 2020.

Se já conhece bem os tópicos do seu Tema, consulte outras oportunidades que o H2020 lhe poderá proporcionar noutros Temas.
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).

Para mais esclarecimentos, contacte o seu NCP.

 FETNMP+BICTSaúdeBioeconomiaEnergiaTransportesClimaSociedadesSegurança
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ICTVer 
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EnergiaVerVer 
TransportesVerVerVer 
ClimaVerVerVer 
SociedadesVerVer 
SegurançaVerVer 
NMP+B    <<    FET
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-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

   

ICT    <<    FET
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-01-2019.2FET-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-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

   

Saúde    <<    FET
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-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

   

Saúde    <<    NMP+B
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

   

Bio Economia    <<    FET
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-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

   

Energia    <<    FET
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-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

   

Energia    <<    ICT
SU-ICT-04-2019Quantum Key Distribution testbedd.l. 19-11-2019
Call H2020-SU-ICT-2019
Cybersecurity
Orçamento 84,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Europe's economic activities and Europe's single market is dependent on well-functioning underlying digital infrastructures, services and data integrity, not the least for critical infrastructures like energy, transport, health, finance, etc. Current security of the digital infrastructures and services will soon be under threat of no longer providing long-term security. Confidentiality of data and communications, authentication, as well as the long-term integrity of stored data have to be guaranteed, even in the advent of quantum computers. Introducing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in the underlying infrastructure has the potential to maintain end-to-end security in the long-term.

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Proposals should include an assessment of the applications and parts of the infrastructure for which the integration of QKD is economically justified, as well as an assessment of the minimal acceptable key rate for each application and its total cost of ownership.

Proposals should bring together relevant stakeholders such as telecommunication equipment manufacturers, users, network operators, QKD equipment providers, digital security professionals and scientists.

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

For grants awarded under this topic the Commission may object to a transfer of ownership or the exclusive licensing of results to a third party established in a third country not associated to Horizon 2020. The respective option of Article 30.3 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied.

Expected Impact:

- Demonstrating the feasibility of quantum communication networks.

- Validation of quantum network technologies, architectures, protocols, including broader cryptographic services based on QKD infrastructure.

- Interoperability of quantum and classical networks, as well as multi-vendor interoperability.

- Development of standards for QKD components, equipment and protocols.

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

Transportes    <<    FET
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-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

   

Transportes    <<    ICT
SU-ICT-04-2019Quantum Key Distribution testbedd.l. 19-11-2019
Call H2020-SU-ICT-2019
Cybersecurity
Orçamento 84,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Europe's economic activities and Europe's single market is dependent on well-functioning underlying digital infrastructures, services and data integrity, not the least for critical infrastructures like energy, transport, health, finance, etc. Current security of the digital infrastructures and services will soon be under threat of no longer providing long-term security. Confidentiality of data and communications, authentication, as well as the long-term integrity of stored data have to be guaranteed, even in the advent of quantum computers. Introducing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in the underlying infrastructure has the potential to maintain end-to-end security in the long-term.

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Proposals should include an assessment of the applications and parts of the infrastructure for which the integration of QKD is economically justified, as well as an assessment of the minimal acceptable key rate for each application and its total cost of ownership.

Proposals should bring together relevant stakeholders such as telecommunication equipment manufacturers, users, network operators, QKD equipment providers, digital security professionals and scientists.

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

For grants awarded under this topic the Commission may object to a transfer of ownership or the exclusive licensing of results to a third party established in a third country not associated to Horizon 2020. The respective option of Article 30.3 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied.

Expected Impact:

- Demonstrating the feasibility of quantum communication networks.

- Validation of quantum network technologies, architectures, protocols, including broader cryptographic services based on QKD infrastructure.

- Interoperability of quantum and classical networks, as well as multi-vendor interoperability.

- Development of standards for QKD components, equipment and protocols.

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

Transportes    <<    Energia
LC-SC3-RES-23-2019Development of next generation biofuel and alternative renewable fuel technologies for aviation and shippingd.l. 27-08-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 108,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Decarbonising the aviation and shipping transport sectors, which are expanding fast and increasing the overall fossil fuel consumption, relies on biofuel and renewable fuels. The specific challenge is to increase the competitiveness of next generation biofuel and renewable fuel technologies in aviation and shipping, compared to fossil fuel alternatives.

Scope: Proposals will develop next generation non-food/feed drop-in biofuel and alternative renewable fuel technologies for aviation and shipping transport, which improve substantially beyond the state-of-the-art the performance regarding conversion efficiency, cost and feedstock supply by addressing:

•liquid jet-like biofuels and alternative renewable fuels from biogenic residues and wastes through chemical, biochemical and thermochemical pathways, or a combination of them; and 

•bunker fuel-like biofuels for shipping uses. 

Proposals are expected to bring the technology from TRL 3 to 5 (please see part G of the General Annexes). 

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

Expected Impact: The supported projects are expected to reduce costs and improve performance of renewable fuels for aviation and shipping regarding the efficiency, the environment and society. The proposed solution is expected to contribute to achieving European leadership in this area.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

   

Ação Climática    <<    FET
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-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

   

Ação Climática    <<    NMP+B
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

   

Ação Climática    <<    Energia
LC-SC3-CC-3-2019Support for the opening of low-carbon energy research databases in Europed.l. 27-08-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-CC-JA-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
CC-JA-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 37,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Recent advances in the collection and exploitation of large data sets open the possibility for major industrial and social innovations. The European Open Science Cloud initiative aims to maximise the incentives for sharing data and to increase the capacity to exploit them, to ensure that data can be used as widely as possible.

Increasing aspects of research in the transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe rely on the collection, analysis and processing of large data sets. Insights, information and knowledge are increasingly extracted from data sets in individual sectors and in the combination of data from different sectors.

The challenge is to promote the opening of research databases for low-carbon energy in Europe, and to support a European-level approach to defining the development of future research data bases; this action focuses on the area of low-carbon energy. As the energy transition combines different scientific disciplines, particular attention has to be paid to agreed metadata in order to allow for the joint exploitation of data from these disciplines.

Scope: Proposals will develop together with energy research communities several of the items below:

•Development and use of data management practices that follow findable, accessible, interoperable, re-usable (FAIR) principles, and to the validation of data quality measures;

•Coordination of existing data repositories and databases, including those from SETIS and from the IEA;

•Access to tools to manage energy data with FAIR principles; promotion of open source access of such tools;

•Access to analytics to exploit energy data; promotion of open source access of such tools;

•Capacity building of data experts for the domain of low-carbon energy research;

•New research topics based on the analysis of large data sets in the energy domain;

•Trans-disciplinary research combining data from different domains and at different scales;

•Development of partnerships with industry to promote the opening of large datasets of interest to foster research into future technologies and services. 

A broad coverage of the issues mentioned above is encouraged.

Recommendations that will be produced by the ongoing study on "Opportunities and barriers for opening of research databases in low-carbon energy research" should be taken into account .

Proposals should also follow developments of the European Open Science Cloud initiative, and plan to cooperate with and complement this activity.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 0.5 and 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: 

•Increasing/extending/widening the use of low-carbon energy research databases, particularly those from publicly financed R&I projects.

•Development of a critical mass of open research databases in Europe, and of researchers equipped with the know-how for the deployment, maintenance and exploitation of these.

•Easy and open access to these databases and to tools for their elaboration and exploitation, leading to increased efficiency of research investments.

•Strengthening of data-intensive research on low-carbon energy in Europe;

•Strengthening the development of industrial applications of data-intensive processes. 

Type of Action: Coordination and support action

LC-SC3-NZE-5-2019Low carbon industrial production using CCUSd.l. 27-08-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 108,00 M€

Specific Challenge: CCUS in industrial applications faces significant challenges due to its high cost and the fierce international competition in the sectors concerned. However, these sectors currently account for 20% of global CO2 emissions, and in the 2 degree scenario, should represent half of the stored CO2 by 2050. Relevant sectors with high CO2 emissions are for example steel, iron and cement making, oil refining, gas processing, hydrogen production, biofuel production and waste incineration plants.

Scope: Projects will focus on integrating CO2 capture in industrial installations, whilst addressing the full CCUS chain. Projects will elaborate a detailed plan on how to use the results, i.e. the subsequent transport, utilisation and/or underground storage of the captured CO2. Important aspects to address are of technical (e.g. the optimised integration of capture plant with industrial processes; scalability; CO2 purity), safety (e.g. during transportation and storage), financial (e.g. cost of capture; cost of integration) and strategic nature (e.g. business models; operation and logistics of industrial clusters and networks).

Projects are expected to bring technologies to TRL 6-7 (please see part G of the General Annexes). Technology development has to be balanced by an assessment of the societal readiness towards the proposed innovations. Relevant end users and societal stakeholders will be identified in the proposal, and their concerns and needs will be analysed during the project using appropriate techniques and methods from the social sciences and humanities, in order to create awareness, gain feedback on societal impact and advancing society’s readiness for the proposed solutions. Projects should also explore the socio-economic and political barriers to acceptance and awareness with a view to regulatory or policy initiatives.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 10 to 12 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with relevant Mission Innovation  countries such as China .

Expected Impact: Successful, safe and economic demonstration of integrated-chain CCUS from relevant industrial sources such as mentioned in the specific challenge will accelerate the learning, drive down the cost and thus help break the link between economic growth and the demand for industrial output on one hand, and increasing CO2 emissions on the other hand. The impact of projects under this call will to a large extent be determined by the extent to which the results will be exploited, i.e. the plan on how the captured CO2 will be actually utilised and/or stored, either in the project or planned as a future phase. This will be evaluated based on the maturity and quality of the proposed post-capture solutions. Projects under this call that are carried out in areas where there is both a high concentration of CO2 emitting industries and a nearby capacity for geological storage are considered prime sites for hub and cluster developments, and will generate the highest impact on full-scale deployment in the medium to longer term.

Type of Action: Innovation action

LC-SC3-EE-1-2018-2019-2020Decarbonisation of the EU building stock: innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for buildings renovationd.l. 03-09-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-EC-EE-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
EC-EE-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 111,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The market for deep renovation of buildings needs to be transformed in terms of technologies, processes and business models. The multiple benefits of improved energy efficiency are well known, but more action is needed for Europe to achieve the higher rates of renovation that would reduce energy use and decarbonize the building stock in order to meet long-term climate and energy targets. In particular, deep renovations need to become more attractive to all relevant stakeholders, more reliable in terms of performance, less disruptive for occupants (especially in residential buildings), less time-consuming, less energy-intensive from a life cycle perspective, more environmentally friendly regarding applied materials and more cost-effective. There is a need to demonstrate and roll out holistic consumer-centred solutions that involve the whole value chain, ensuring high levels of comfort and a high quality of the indoor environment.

Scope: Proposals should demonstrate solutions addressing building fabric and/or technical systems that ensure faster and more cost-effective deep renovations that result in high energy performance. Proposals should include innovations in technology and in design and construction methods with low embodied energy and on-site works organisation, industrialization and lowering cost of energy retrofitting and they should take into account any architectural constraints. They should also include innovations in business models and the holistic integration of disciplines across the value chain. Proposals should also consider energy efficient and low carbon solutions to retrofit building-level heating and cooling systems and the integration of on-site renewable energy generation , energy storage systems which allow for optimisation and flexible consumption, and, if relevant, integration with district heating and cooling systems. Proposals could address drivers of building renovation that go beyond a desire to reduce energy consumption and related energy costs. For example, decisions to renovate may sometimes coincide with structural repairs. They could also consider further development and improvement of hybrid energy systems using fossil fuel based heating systems coupled with RES based heating systems as well as the integration of highly-efficient buildings and local energy system solutions such as District Heating and Cooling, including hybrid solutions.

Solutions should include quick and simple installation of components and systems, minimizing disruption for building occupants and the time spent on site. Proposals should include monitoring and displaying of real time energy performance and other relevant data and consider the ways in which consumers and others could access and make use of such information. Solutions should ensure high levels of occupant comfort (thermal, visual and acoustic) and indoor environmental quality (e.g. air quality, humidity) if possible based on bio-based materials, as well as low risk of moisture-related problems, summer overheating and other harmful unintended consequences, and should address the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. Proposals should demonstrate solutions that aim for large scale roll-out according to defined business models and financial schemes for owners.

Projects are expected to bring the technology to TRL level 8-9 (please see part G of the General Annexes).

This topic contributes to the roadmap of the Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) cPPP.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 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: Proposals are expected to demonstrate the impacts listed below using quantified indicators and targets wherever possible:

•Primary energy savings triggered by the project (in GWh/year);

•Investments in sustainable energy triggered by the project (in million Euro);

•High energy performance in the renovated buildings;

•Measurable cost reduction compared with a typical renovation (i.e. a renovation that meets current minimum requirements of existing building regulations) or major energy performance improvement at comparable cost;

•Reduction of time needed on site for renovation works by 20% compared to current national standard practice;

•Demonstration of the effectiveness and replicability of the proposed solutions to lead to an increased rate of renovation for defined building typologies in several districts/cities/regions. 

Additional positive effects can be quantified and reported when relevant and wherever possible: 

•Reduction of the greenhouse gases emissions (in tCO2-eq/year) and/or air pollutants (in kg/year) triggered by the project.  

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

Sociedades    <<    FET
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-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

   

Sociedades    <<    Energia
LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transitiond.l. 27-08-2019
Call H2020-LC-SC3-CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage (subcall de: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020)
CC-NZE-RES-2019-Single_stage
Orçamento 108,00 M€

Specific Challenge: The clean-energy transition doesn't just pose technological and scientific challenges; it also requires a better understanding of cross-cutting issues related to socioeconomic, gender, sociocultural, and socio-political issues. Addressing these issues will help to devise more effective ways of involving citizens and to better understand energy-related views and attitudes, ultimately leading to greater social acceptability as well as more durable governance arrangements and socioeconomic benefits.

Scope: In 2018, proposals should be submitted under the theme "Social innovation in the energy sector" and in 2019 under the theme "Challenges facing carbon-intensive regions". They should address one or several of the questions listed under the respective sub-topics below. All proposals should adopt a comparative perspective, with case studies or data from at least three European Union Member States or Associated Countries. 

2018:

Social innovation  in the energy sector: The energy transition has given rise to various forms of social innovation, such as the emergence of energy cooperatives or that of energy "prosumers" consuming but also producing energy. Urban areas have emerged as major hubs for these trends, given the close proximity between citizens, businesses and institutions, facilitating linkages between sectors and the emergence of new business and service models, as well as associated governance arrangements. These issues need to be studied in more detail, with a particular focus on the following questions: 

•What characterizes successful examples of social innovation in the energy sector? 

•What enabling conditions facilitate social innovation in the energy sector and how can it be encouraged? What factors work against it? 

•In what way does social innovation contribute to the preservation of livelihoods and the development of new business and service models in the energy sector? 

•In what way does social innovation contribute to making energy more secure, sustainable and affordable? Does social innovation lead to greater competitiveness and if so, how? 

•Under what conditions does social innovation lead to greater acceptance of the transition towards a low-carbon energy system?  

2019:

Challenges facing carbon-intensive regions: The transition to a low-carbon energy system and economy poses particular challenges for regions that are still heavily dependent on fossil-fuel-based industries or the extraction of fossil fuels themselves ("coal and carbon-intensive regions"). At the same time, this transition offers major opportunities for developing new lines of business and for increasing the competitiveness of structurally weak regions. Focusing on the past 5-10 years up to the present, particular attention should be focused on the following issues: 

•What are the principal socio-economic challenges facing coal and carbon-intensive regions today and what effect have these had on livelihoods and the sustainability of local and regional economies? 

•What coping strategies have emerged in recent years? What are the principal differences between regions that are coping well and those that are not? 

•To what extent have coal and carbon-intensive regions experienced outward migration in recent years and in what way has this affected their social and demographic composition? 

•What effect, if any, have these changes had on the rise of populism and of anti-democratic attitudes in the regions concerned?  

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 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: The proposed research will: 

•provide a better understanding of socioeconomic, gender, sociocultural, and socio-political factors and their interrelations with technological, regulatory, and investment-related aspects, in support of the goals of the Energy Union and particularly its research and innovation pillar; 

•yield practical recommendations for using the potential of social innovation to further the goals of the Energy Union, namely, to make Europe's energy system more secure, sustainable, competitive, and affordable for Europe's citizens;

•yield practical recommendations for addressing the challenges of the clean-energy transition for Europe's coal and carbon-intensive regions, including socioeconomic and political ones. 

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

   

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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-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

   

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SU-ICT-02-2020Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systemsd.l. 19-11-2019
Call H2020-SU-ICT-2019
Cybersecurity
Orçamento 84,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Algorithms, software and hardware systems must be designed having security, privacy, data protection and accountability in mind from their design phase in a measurable manner. Relevant challenges include: (a) to develop mechanisms that measure the performance of ICT systems with regards to cybersecurity and privacy and (b) to enhance control and trust of the consumer of digital products and services with innovative tools aiming to ensure the accountability of the security and privacy levels in the algorithms, in the software, and ultimately in the ICT systems, products and services across the supply chain.

Scope: Proposals are invited against at least one of the following three subtopics:

a) Cybersecurity/privacy audit, certification and standardisation

Innovative approaches to (i) design and develop automated security validation and testing, exploiting the knowledge of architecture, code, and development environments (e.g. white box) (ii) design and develop automated security verification at code level, focusing on scalable taint analysis, information-flow analysis, control-flow integrity, security policy, and considering the relation to secure development lifecycles, (iii) develop mechanisms, key performance indicators and measures that ease the process of certification at the level of services and (iv) develop mechanisms to better audit and analyse open source and/or open license software, and ICT systems with respect to cybersecurity and digital privacy.

b) Trusted supply chains of ICT systems

Innovative approaches to (i) develop advanced, evidence based, dynamic methods and tools for better forecasting, detecting and preventing propagated vulnerabilities, (ii) estimate both dynamically and accurately supply chain cyber security and privacy risks, (iii) design and develop security, privacy and accountability measures and mitigation strategies for all entities involved in the supply chain, (iv) design and develop techniques, methods and tools to better audit complex algorithms (e.g. search engines), interconnected ICT components/systems (v) devise methods to develop resilient systems out of potentially insecure components and (vi) devise security assurance methodologies and metrics to define security claims for composed systems and certification methods, allowing harmonisation and mutual recognition based on evidence and not only on trust.

The trusted supply chain for ICT systems/components should be considered by proposals in its entirety, in particular by addressing the IoT ecosystems/devices that are part of the supply chain.

c) Designing and developing privacy-friendly and secure software and hardware

Innovative approaches to establish methods and tools for (i) security and privacy requirements engineering (including dynamic threat modelling/ attack trees, attack ontologies, dynamic taxonomies and dynamic, evidence based risk analysis), (ii) embedded algorithmic accountability (in order to monitor the security, privacy and transparency of the algorithms/software/systems/services), (iii) system-wide consistency including connection between models, security/privacy/accountability objectives, policies, and functional implementations, (iv) metrics to assess a secure, reliable and privacy-friendly development, (v) secure, privacy-friendly and accountability-enabled programming languages (including machine languages), hardware design languages, development frameworks, as well as secure compilation and execution, (vi) novel, secure and privacy-friendly IoT architectures enabling consistent trustworthy and accountable authentication, authorization and accounting services across all IoT devices/ecosystems with enhancement of Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs) aiming to support PKI services (e.g. registration, revocation) for IoT devices.

For each of the sub-topics above, the outcome of the proposals is expected to lead to development up to Technology Readiness level (TRL) 5.

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

For grants awarded under this topic for Research and Innovation Action the Commission or Agency may object to a transfer of ownership or the exclusive licensing of results to a third party established in a third country not associated to Horizon 2020. The respective option of Article 30.3 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied.

Expected Impact: Short/medium term

- Improved market opportunities for the EU vendors of security components.

- Increased trust both by developers using/integrating the ICT components and by the end-users of IT systems and services.

- Protect the privacy of citizens and trustworthiness of ICT .

- Acceleration of the development and implementation of certification processes.

Long term

- Advanced cybersecurity products and services will be developed improving trust in the Digital Single Market.

- The use of more harmonized certification schemes will increase the business cases for cybersecurity services as they will become more reliable.

- Validation platforms will provide assessments with less effort compared with nowadays and assure a better compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Type of Action: Research and Innovation action

SU-ICT-04-2019Quantum Key Distribution testbedd.l. 19-11-2019
Call H2020-SU-ICT-2019
Cybersecurity
Orçamento 84,00 M€

Specific Challenge: Europe's economic activities and Europe's single market is dependent on well-functioning underlying digital infrastructures, services and data integrity, not the least for critical infrastructures like energy, transport, health, finance, etc. Current security of the digital infrastructures and services will soon be under threat of no longer providing long-term security. Confidentiality of data and communications, authentication, as well as the long-term integrity of stored data have to be guaranteed, even in the advent of quantum computers. Introducing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in the underlying infrastructure has the potential to maintain end-to-end security in the long-term.

Scope: Building an experimental platform to test and validate the concept of end-to-end security, providing quantum key distribution as a service. Proposals should develop an open, robust, reliable and fully monitored metropolitan area testbed network (ring or mesh configuration). The aim is to integrate equipment, components, protocols and network technologies with QKD systems and current digital security and communication networks. Where necessary, R&D activities can be addressed. The testbed should be modular, to test different components, configurations and approaches from multiple suppliers and benchmark the different approaches against overall performance. The proposed solutions should demonstrate resistance against known hacking techniques, including quantum hacking techniques. The testbed should make use as much as possible of existing network infrastructure (fibres and/or satellites), provide a quantum key exchange rate compatible with concrete application requirements over metropolitan distances (i.e. of at least 40km). The proposed testbed should demonstrate different applications and use cases of QKD (including for authentication), optimizing end-to-end security rather than the security of individual elements.

Proposals should include an assessment of the applications and parts of the infrastructure for which the integration of QKD is economically justified, as well as an assessment of the minimal acceptable key rate for each application and its total cost of ownership.

Proposals should bring together relevant stakeholders such as telecommunication equipment manufacturers, users, network operators, QKD equipment providers, digital security professionals and scientists.

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

For grants awarded under this topic the Commission may object to a transfer of ownership or the exclusive licensing of results to a third party established in a third country not associated to Horizon 2020. The respective option of Article 30.3 of the Model Grant Agreement will be applied.

Expected Impact:

- Demonstrating the feasibility of quantum communication networks.

- Validation of quantum network technologies, architectures, protocols, including broader cryptographic services based on QKD infrastructure.

- Interoperability of quantum and classical networks, as well as multi-vendor interoperability.

- Development of standards for QKD components, equipment and protocols.

Type of Action: Innovation action

   

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