Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 - Excellent Science

Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union. It incorporates all the current research and innovation funding known as: the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The Horizon 2020 focuses on three different areas, which are: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenge.

Excellent science programme aims to support world leading scientists in blue sky research, providing training and career development opportunities, developing future and emerging technologies and EU research infrastructures. Its objectives are to strengthen research in Future and Emerging Technologies, strengthen skills through the Marie Curies Actions and strengthen European Research Infrastructures including e-infrastructures.

The European Research Council (ERC) will provide substantial grants to top-level individual researchers working in Europe. Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) opens up new fields of research and innovation, whilst the Marie Curie Actions develops research and innovation skills through the training, mobility and career development of researchers. Other funding will also be available for supporting access to, and networking of priority research infrastructures across Europe.

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Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’ is a specific measures for spreading excellence and widening participation. The measure is targeted at low-performing Member States in terms of research and innovation.

• The Teaming action will provide new opportunities to the parties involved, with real prospects for growth through tapping into new collaboration and development patterns.
• Twinning helps strengthening a defined field of research in a knowledge institution through linking with at least two internationally-leading counterparts in Europe.
• The ERA Chairs scheme provides support for universities and other research institutions to attract and maintain high quality human resources and implement the structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.
• The Policy Support Facility aims to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of national/regional research and innovation policies.
• Supporting access to international networks for excellent researchers and innovators who lack sufficient involvement in European and international networks will include support provided through COST.
• Strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of transnational networks of National Contact Points allows financial and technical support and ensures the flow of information between them and the Horizon 2020 implementation bodies.

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Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

The ‘Science with and for Society’ programme addresses the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), increase society's appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities.

It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society. This approach to research and innovation is called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

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Horizon 2020 - Industrial Leadership

The pillar ‘Industrial Leadership’ speeds up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies.

It consists of three specific objectives:
• Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - provides dedicated support for research, development and demonstration and, where appropriate, for standardisation and certification, on information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing and space.
• Access to risk finance aims to overcome deficits in the availability of debt and equity finance for R&D and innovation-driven companies and projects at all stages of development.
• Innovation in SMEs - provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs.

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Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges

The pillar ‘Societal Challenges’ brings together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This covers activities ranging from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities. It includes establishing links with the activities of the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP).

Funding focuses on the following challenges:
• Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
• Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
• Secure, clean and efficient energy;
• Smart, green and integrated transport;
• Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
• Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
• Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

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Open Calls

 

INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Materials for Clean Air

The objective pursued by this  prize is to reduce particulate matter air pollution in urban areas through the development of innovative material solutions. These solutions should be design-driven, affordable and sustainable, and they should demonstrate that they can effectively remove and/or prevent the formation of particulate matter in the atmosphere (vehicle exhaust systems will be excluded).

Legal entity, single person or group of legal entities

January 23, 2018

Inducement Priza: Online Security - Seamless Personal Authentication

Internet has come to play an integral part in the lives of many European citizens. A large majority of people believe and even accept that there is no alternative other than to provide personal information if they want to obtain products or services online. The reliance on digital technology and the transfer of personal data to enable the use of online services come with substantial security risks however, such as online fraud and identity theft. A significant part of data breaches involve weak authentication credentials.

Password protection has been the default method of authentication online to date. This simple mechanism has many advantages, but the use of usernames and passwords in practice is severely flawed in both security and usability. Other solutions, typically employed in conjunction with passwords in a multi-factor approach, usually improve the robustness of the authentication. However, the increased security of multi-factor authentication has come at the price - limited usability and privacy concerns for individuals and increased costs for providers. Users often find multi-factor authentication (MFA for short) cumbersome and a burden in terms of time and effort. This burden is then transferred to providers who find it challenging to register or even retain users. In addition to this limitation, providers are also confronted with the high costs of MFA as the method often requires additional hardware.

Any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an
EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020.

September 18, 2018

FET Proactive - Boosting Emerging Technologies

FET Proactive aims to identify the future and emerging technological paradigms with highest potential for Europe's economy and society. For each of them, it looks to establish a broad and solid European basis in terms of knowledge, key technological building blocks and interdisciplinary communities. By reaching out well beyond the research world, it ensures that Europe has the best 'first mover' position to capitalise rapidly and effectively on emerging societal and industrial opportunities.

Various

Current open calls: March 22nd, 2018

Transforming European Industry

The purpose of this call is to transform European industry through the integration of digitisation and other enabling technologies and achieve global industrial leadership. Success will be seen in global industrial leadership, notably in manufacturing, and in opportunities for re-industrialisation.

The call covers:

- the manufacturing process itself, ranging from manufacturing excellence and flexibility to increased reliability, accuracy and durability, from improving energy efficiency and re-use of materials or re-manufacturing to skills development and novel ways for human-machine interaction;
- the development of emerging and potentially disruptive biotechnologies;
- the development of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

Various

Various

Foundations for Tomorrow's Industry

The purpose of this call is to lay the foundations for tomorrow’s industry in Europe, and to create jobs and growth through an innovation ecosystem for the design, development, testing, and upscaling of advanced materials and nanotechnologies. The call covers:

- Open Innovation Test Beds will provide the development and upscaling of advanced materials and nanotechnologies, combining digital, chemical and physical advances for innovative new products and services.
- Advanced characterisation tools, predictive modelling of materials at different scales, and support for a framework to ensure public safety in nanotechnology.

Various

Current open calls -

1st Deadline: January 23rd, 2018

2nd Deadline: June 28th, 2018

Information and Communication Technologies

The upcoming 'digital era' and 'hyper-connected society' must be based on principles that are in line with our values like openness, neutrality, cooperation, inclusion, transparency, protection of data and privacy. The topics proposed under this heading will contribute ensuring that, through the Next Generation Internet, the immense potential of artificial intelligence, the connection with the physical world, the interactive technologies and immersive environments, as well as the massive networks of people and machines are used to empower people and contribute to sustainable and inclusive societies.

Various

Various

Industrial Sustainability

The purpose of this call is to further strengthen the global leadership of Europe’s industry in environmental sustainability, through a combination of mature and disruptive technologies. Success will be seen in making measurable contributions to identified sustainable development goals.

Various

Various

EU-Japan Join Call

TOPIC 1: Advanced technologies (Security/Cloud/IoT/BigData) for a hyper-connected society in the context of Smart City
- There is a need for simple, efficient and trustable systems based on advanced technologies combining Security, Cloud and IoT/Big Data technologies that can provide intelligent detection and countermeasures for device malware attacks, automatic vulnerability discovery and patching, analytics and IoT/Big Data applications.

TOPIC 2: 5G and beyond
- The overall goal is to evaluate in real setup innovative end-to-end 5G systems built on the outcomes of previous phases of the 5G R&I

Various

January 31st, 2018

EU-Korea Joint Call

TOPIC 1: 5G
- The focus should be on large-scale demonstrations and trials towards 5G applications, this to have a strong focus on the harmonization for 5G standards and spectrum.

TOPIC 2: Cloud, IoT and AI technologies
- The main focus of the joint research is to develop innovative solutions integrating AI with Cloud and IoT technologies to support future AI applications in an efficient way.

Various

January 31st, 2018

Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services: Digital Innovation Hubs and Platforms

The 'digitising and transforming European industry and services' focus area ambitions to support Horizon 2020's contribution to the implementation of this strategy, through projects cutting across technological boundaries and reinforcing links between LEIT and Societal Challenges. To that end, the focus area will be mainly implemented with the two following types of activities:

- digital innovation hubs, which provide easy access to the latest digital innovations and experimentation facilities to potential users,
- cross-sectorial and integrated digital platforms and large-scale pilots for experimentation and co-creation with users.

Various

Current open calls: April 17th, 2018

Space 2018-2020

The rapidly evolving international geo-political environment and the continuing globalisation necessitate measures to defend and enhance Europe's competitiveness in Space technology and science and its autonomous access to critical technologies. There is need to deliver on generic and mission-oriented space technologies and critical non-dependence issues including access to space and in-orbit demonstration/validation as well as support to space science.

Various

Current open calls: March 6th, 2018

SME Instrument

How does it work?

> Feasibility study: Phase 1

Phase 1 helps you get a grip on the R&D, technical feasibility and commercial potential of a ground-breaking, innovative idea and develop it into a credible business plan for scaling it up.

> From concept to market: Phase 2

Phase 2 helps you develop your business concept further into a market-ready product, service or process aligned with your company's growth strategy.

> Commercialisation: Phase 3

Phase 3 helps you take advantage of additional EU support extended via a range of business support services offered on the EIC Community Platform, open to SMEs benefiting from the different EIC calls for proposals.


The currently open call is for Phases 1 and 2 only.

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Various Cut-off dates

Fast Track to Innovation

Innovation is fostered when new ideas can emerge and easily translate into socio-economic value, shaping new markets and laying the foundations of a stronger, high-tech industrial base for Europe.Working together, partners with complementary backgrounds, knowledge and skills, in both new and established value-chains, can turn ideas into world-beating products, processes and services that tackle societal challenges.

FTI accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding in an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe. Proposals must relate to any field of H2020 under the specific objective "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" and/or to any of the specific objectives under the priority "Societal challenge".

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Various Cut-off dates

Transforming European Industry

The purpose of this call is to transform European industry through the integration of digitisation and other enabling technologies and achieve global industrial leadership. Success will be seen in global industrial leadership, notably in manufacturing, and in opportunities for re-industrialisation.

The call covers:

-the manufacturing process itself, ranging from manufacturing excellence and flexibility to increased reliability, accuracy and durability, from improving energy efficiency and re-use of materials or re-manufacturing to skills development and novel ways for human-machine interaction;
-the development of emerging and potentially disruptive biotechnologies;
-the development of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment.

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Various depending on the call

EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-tech for Humanitarian Aid'

The challenge of this Prize consists in developing proven innovative and more cost-effective solutions to be used in a humanitarian aid
context, based on frugal application of advanced technologies. This initiative is in line with the objectives of the last World Humanitarian Summit to find ways to better tackle humanitarian needs in a
fast-changing world, develop strong partnerships and seek innovative solutions to current and future challenges. It will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Solutions should be novel (at the time of the submission) demonstrating the added value and potential of one or more advanced technologies (but should not involve only Information and Communication Technology (ICT6). They should serve the needs of and be designed in close cooperation with the affected populations, in particular of those in a most vulnerable situation (taking age, gender, disability and minority status into consideration).

All legal entities

January 15th, 2020

       

SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2017-12-TWO-STAGE

The Innovative Medicines Initiative is a jointly funded partnership between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).

Topics for this call include Alzheimer’s Disease, primary Sjögren’s Syndrome,  infectious disease burde and use of vaccines to improve healthy years in aging populations, discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative & metabolic diseases and more.

The IMI2 JU objectives are usually implemented through Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) where public and private partners collaborate, joining their expertise, knowledge and resources.

The initiative should therefore seek to involve a broader range of partners, including mid-sized companies , from different sectors.

Legal entities falling under SMEs and companies with an annual turnover of €500M or less; secondary and higher education establishments; NGOs; the Joint Research Centre; and International European interest organisations.

2nd stage deadline: May 16, 2018

Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 - Co2 Reuse

Preventing dangerous climate change is a key priority for the European Union (EU). Europe is working hard to cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially while encouraging other nations and regions to do likewise. The EU has adopted a robust set of policies to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and low carbon technologies such as carbon dioxide capture and storage. Carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) technologies can also play a role in delivering Europe’s climate change objectives, by using anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock in making industrial and consumer products, such as chemicals, building materials and substitute fuels. This can reduce emissions to the atmosphere, replace fossil-based feedstocks and products, and support renewable energy deployment through energy storage techniques. CDU technologies can also drive industrial innovation and contribute towards the circular economy by converting what was previously waste to useful material. The objective of this prize is to enhance the CO2 emission reduction of CO2 utilisation products so they make a genuine contribution to the European Union’s emission reduction targets.

Legal entity, single person or group of legal entities

April 3, 2019

Horizon Prize – Low Carbon Energy Inducement Prizes 2016 - Low Carbon Hospital

The integration and use of renewable energy in buildings for heat and power generation still encounter unsolved technological problems linked to the security and reliability of energy supply and related costs. Partly, it is due the intermittency of some renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind. The difficulty is even greater in cases where a 100% security of energy supply is essential such as for hospitals and especially when several renewable energy sources are used.This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation.

Legal entity, single person or group of legal entities regardless of their place of establishment owning or operating a hospital

April 3, 2019

Horizon Prize: Cleanest Engine of the Future

Cleanest engine of the future prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by future new vehicles using either gasoline or diesel fuels and their low biofuel blends available on the market.

Powertrains/cars in which the improvements are achieved by using significant amounts of fuels or stored energy other than the main fuel (i.e. plug-in electricity, mild and full hybrids, stored compressed gases, etc.) are excluded.

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August 20, 2019

Blue Growth

The Blue Growth Call aims at sustainably harvesting the potential of resources from seas, oceans and inland waters for different uses and across the range of marine and maritime industries, while protecting biodiversity and enhancing climate resilience. It supports sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors through a responsible management of marine resources for healthy, productive, safe, secure and resilient seas and oceans, which are essential for thriving ecosystems, climate regulation, global food security, human health, livelihoods and economies.

Various

Current open calls: February 13th, 2018

Rural Renaissance

The Rural Renaissance call will enhance the natural, social, cultural and economic potential of rural areas and support policy coherence. It will boost economic development, ecosystem services and entrepreneurial innovation. This will be achieved by building on diversification and modernisation strategies, improving governance models, supporting innovative food and non-food (Non-food chains include wood) value chains, and capitalising on local assets, including human natural and cultural capital.

(for the purpose of this call, the term "rural" is understood in a wide sense and also includes peri-urban, remote, mountain and coastal areas, unless otherwise specified in the topic description)

Various

Current open calls: February 13th, 2018

Sustainable Food Security

The Sustainable Food Security call is Horizon 2020's main contribution to research and innovation in relation to Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and beyond.The SFS call aims to:

- deliver diverse and healthy food from land and sea
- increase resource efficiency and environmental performance of food systems from primary production to consumers
- understand the impact of climate change on agriculture, resources, food quality and identify options to manage its effects
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emissions of air pollutants from land use and food production taking into account main drivers such as inputs and consumption patterns.

Various

Current open calls: February 13th, 2018

2018-2020 Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services: Automated Road Transport

Significant progress has been made in key technologies for innovative connected and automated driving (CAD) functions and applications (e.g. advanced vehicle control, vehicle localization systems, data processing, artificial intelligence, user interfaces, etc.).

he overall objective of this call is to promote a wide market introduction of highly automated driving systems towards SAE level 4.The call will focus on large-scale demonstrations to test the performance and safety of innovative highly automated driving systems for passenger cars, efficient freight transport operations and shared mobility services in urban areas. Furthermore the changing role of the driver and how to account for it by human centred design of automated vehicles will be addressed.

Various

Current open calls: April 4th, 2018

2018-2020 Mobility for Growth

In order to address new transport challenges, targeted efforts are needed to develop and validate new solutions that can be rapidly deployed. They will address in a systemic way transport means, infrastructure and operation models and integrate them into a user friendly European transport system of smart connected mobility for passengers and freight and with significantly reduced impact on climate and environment. A user-centred approach taking into account the evolving needs of transport users is necessary in order to assess the impact of transport solutions on society and economy, while it will also contribute to the competitiveness of European transport industry. Simultaneously a perspective is needed that acknowledges the broader impact of the transport system, not only on its users, but also on non-users in cities and regions.

Various

Various

Horizon Prize for Social Innovation in Europe

The aim of the prize is to improve the mobility of older people by providing innovative mobility solutions.

While the main target group is the elderly (aged 65+), the solutions developed in the context of this contest may also be beneficial to other parts of the population, such as people with reduced mobility.

This inducement prize requires applicants to demonstrate that their solution was implemented or underwent major changes, between the opening date and the submission of their application. Major changes may e.g. relate to the features of the solution

 Any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an
EU Member State

February 28th, 2019

Building a Low-carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Green Vehicles

The demand for electrified vehicles is progressively increasing thanks to significant technological advances achieved in recent years. Awareness of the ever growing impact of noxious and particulate emissions on health and significant progress in battery technology and production will lead to an acceleration of their market penetration. The Calls will focus on the most critical aspects supporting a massive introduction of electrified vehicles.

The strategic objective of the Green Vehicles Calls for proposals for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be to prepare the ground for this potential massive increase of electrified vehicles and to support European industries to maintain their leading world position in supplying automotive products.

Various

Current open calls: April 4th, 2018

Building a Low-carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

This call includes the contribution of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge "Secure, clean and efficient energy" to the focus area "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future" which underpins the goals of the Paris Agreement and the "Clean Energy for all European" package, including the Communication "Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation" (COM (2016) 736) and the SET-Plan priorities, with concrete R&I actions focussing on the accelerated transformation of the energy system, and other sectors, towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience. Activities also fully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Horizon 2020 spending targets on Sustainable Development and climate action.

Various

Various

Governance for the Future

The aim of the call is to enhance the evidence base and provide sound policy and technological options in order to develop adapted governance structures at various relevant levels. The call addresses the very foundations of governance and democracy by supporting the collection of new evidence and the development of policy options in key constitutional and institutional areas such as social rights in Europe, trust, citizenship, differentiation in the EU, open innovation, security and defence policy, digital democracy and also the delivery of public goods and the governance of the digital single market and of the European cloud infrastructure for public administration. Populism, polarisation and radicalisation are addressed from the angle of inclusive and reflective societies. International cooperation is also required in topics on global governance and violent extremism in the broader MENA region and the Balkans.

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March 13, 2018

Migration

The aim of the call is to produce evidence-based recommendations for the global and European governance of migration of third country nationals as well as innovative (including ICT) solutions for the successful integration of migrants into European host societies. The call will contribute to promoting sustainable development, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and contribute to strengthening international cooperation, as well as a better understanding and awareness of the role of international development and regional policies. It will foster improved responses for the international protection of refugees, the management of forced displacement, and the promotion of more fact-based and accurate discourses and adapted strategies for addressing concerns in host communities. The call will also provide evidence based knowledge on the effects of migration on social systems, the access to and impact on labour markets and the cultural integration of third country nationals, in particular in urban settings. Solutions will be developed to enhance access to factual information on migration and the regulation of migration of third country nationals, also by involving migrants and their individual experiences in the shaping of narratives, including the gender dimension, and by promoting international cooperation where relevant.

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March 13, 2018

Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the Context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The aim of the call is to address the challenges linked to the compounded socioeconomic and cultural origins and effects in Europe of the fourth industrial revolution in a context of globalisation and digitisation and to provide alternative policy options. R&I activities will provide new evidence and policy options in order to mitigate or support these transformations with a view to enhancing the diversity of cultures and social bonds, the existing or nascent social and cultural strengths of Europe, as well as reinforcing the social, cultural and economic benefits of the fourth industrial revolution where relevant. They will thus contribute to fostering equitable and sustainable prosperity and culture in the broad sense through objective scientific evaluations, social, cultural and technological innovation, co-creation and bottom-up solutions. The call's activities will also contribute to the objectives and the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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March 13, 2018

Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

This call includes the contribution of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge "Secure, clean and efficient energy" to the focus area "Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future" which underpins the goals of the Paris Agreement and the "Clean Energy for all European" package, including the Communication "Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation" (COM (2016) 736) and the SET-Plan priorities, with concrete R&I actions focussing on the accelerated transformation of the energy system, and other sectors, towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience. Activities also fully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Horizon 2020 spending targets on Sustainable Development and climate action.

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Various depending on the call

Trusted Digital Solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care

This call aims at multidisciplinary technologies and solutions in health and care with a focus on cybersecurity to assure data privacy, security and protection of health and care infrastructures. It addresses the need for secure and user-driven ICT-based solutions in early risk detection and interventions with big data approaches that enable aggregation of a variety of new and existing data sources such as medical records, registries, social platforms and other environmental, physiological and behavioural data, including data from large scale pilots on smart living environments. This call will contribute to the Focus Areas on 'Digitising and transforming European industry and services' and 'Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union'.

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April 24, 2018

Better Health and Care, Economic Growth and Sustainable Health Sytems

This call will aim at reconciling better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. The scope of the call may range from prevention, diagnosis, stratified approaches, predictive toxicology, the development of novel and repurposed therapeutic approaches, including medical technologies and advanced therapies, cohorts and registries-based research, to integration of care and systemic digital solutions for health and ageing well. It aims to translate new knowledge into innovative applications and accelerate large-scale uptake and deployment in different health and care settings, making health and care systems and services more accessible, responsive and efficient in Europe and beyond. To this end, the inclusion of private companies and other innovators in the projects is encouraged.

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Various depending on the call

Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services: Digital Innovation Hubs and Platforms

Drawing on the success of actions of previous work programmes leveraging cascading grants to enable agility and reach out to new or key actors in the innovation chain (such as SMEs and mid-caps) not necessarily involved in standard EU R&I projects, part of the budget allocated to digital innovation hubs as well as to platforms and pilots actions under this call will be dedicated to the support of experiments and smaller projects funded through financial support to third parties (in accordance with article 137 of the Financial Regulation). While their size will be small in comparison with standard Horizon 2020 actions, in line with article 23 (7) of the Rules for Participation the budget to be allocated per third party may exceed the default maximum amount foreseen in the Financial Regulation.

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April 17, 2018

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI2 JU)

IMI2 JU has been created following the principles below:
- Research related to the future of medicine should be undertaken in areas where societal, public health and biomedical industry competitiveness goals are aligned and require the pooling of resources and greater collaboration between the public and private sectors, with the involvement of Small- and Mediumsized Enterprises (SMEs).
- The scope of the initiative should be expanded to all areas of life science research and innovation.
- The areas should be of public health interest, as identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) report on priority medicines for Europe and the World2

The IMI2 JU objectives are usually implemented through Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs), and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) where public and private partners collaborate, joining their
expertise, knowledge and resources.

SMEs, NGOs, Secondary and Higher Education establishments, Joint Research Centres and  international European interest organisations.

1st Deadline: February 28th, 2018

2nd Deadline: September 6th, 2018

 

 

 

 

EXCELLENT SCIENCE

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

FET Flagships - Tackling Grand Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Challenges

FET Flagships tackle grand Science and Technology challenges expected to result in 'game changing' impacts on economy and society, benefitting European citizens and paving the way for global technological and industrial leadership. Because of their ambition, their scale and their interdisciplinary nature, FET Flagships can only be realised through a long-term and sustained effort at European level, by building on large scale research cooperation across academia and industry and across national research programmes, and by mobilising Europe's best researchers around an ambitious R&D roadmap.

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Various depending on the call

FET Open - Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies

FET Open supports early stage science and technology research exploring new foundations for radically new future technologies by challenging current paradigms and venturing into unknown areas. A bottom-up selection process widely open to any research idea builds up a diverse portfolio of new research directions. Early detection of promising new areas, developments and trends, along with attracting new and high-potential research and innovation players, are key factors.

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Various depending on the call

European Researchers' Night

The European Researchers' Night takes place yearly, typically starting on the last Friday of the month of September, and is the occasion for a Europe-wide public and media event for the promotion of research careers, in particular towards young people and their families. Supported main events can last up to two full days: they can start on Friday and continue the following day. Pre-events can also be organised during spring or summer, prior to the main event in September.

Activities focus on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the level of their scientific background, with a special focus on pupils and students. Activities can combine education aspects with entertainment, especially when addressing young audiences. They can take various forms, e.g. hands-on experiments, science shows, simulations, debates, games, competitions, quizzes, etc. The European Parliament and the Council designated 2018 as the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage’. As a consequence, applicants are encouraged to include activities relating to cultural heritage, where appropriate, in their events.

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February 14, 2018