Horizon 2020

 

 

HORIZON 2020 - Societal Challenges

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Digital Security Focus Area

ICT-driven transformations bring opportunities across many important sectors but also vulnerabilities to critical infrastructures and digital services, which can have significant consequences on the functioning of society, economic growth and the technological innovation potential of Europe. These challenges are being addressed through innovative approaches that cross the boundaries of individual H2020 pillars, calls and challenges. Therefore the main research & Innovation activities in Digital Security are grouped in a dedicated focus area cutting across LEIT–ICT and Societal Challenges parts of the work programme, including evidently the Societal Challenge 7 on "Secure Societies", but also the Societal Challenge 1 on "Health, demographic change and wellbeing".

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Personalised Medicine

Beneficiaries will be allowed to charge the cost of clinical trials on the basis of unit costs established in line with a methodology set up in the Commission Decision (C2014) 1393, which is available on the Participant Portal.

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2016-2017 Mobility for Growth

Transport is on the brink of a new era of "smart mobility'' where infrastructure, transport means, travellers and goods will be increasingly interconnected to achieve optimised door-to-door mobility, higher safety, less environmental impact and lower operational costs. In order to achieve efficiency at system-level, targeted efforts are needed to develop and validate new solutions that can be rapidly deployed, notably on corridors and in urban areas. They will address transport means and infrastructure and integrate them into a user friendly European transport system of smart connected mobility and logistics. Research and innovation on equipment and systems for vehicles, aircraft and vessels will make them smarter, more automated, cleaner and quieter, while reducing the use of fossil fuels. Research and innovation on smart infrastructure solutions is necessary to deploy innovative traffic management and information systems, advanced traveller services, efficient logistics, construction and maintenance technologies.

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2016-2017 Automated Road Transport

Road vehicle automation is one of the major trends that will shape the future of road transport and of our mobility. It holds the promise to help address many of the major challenges of today's transport system, such as user safety, energy efficiency, air quality and congestion, and to enhance the drivers' individual comfort and convenience. At the same time, it represents a critical testing ground for the ability of the European automotive industry to preserve and consolidate its global leadership. Automakers around the world are unanimous in predicting the emergence of systems for automated driving sometime in the near future.

Current technology will evolve further towards semi-automation and eventually towards full automation in real moving traffic. This evolution is very promising and may help to drastically reduce road fatalities to near zero, as more than 90% of road accidents are partly or fully due to human errors. Nevertheless, there are still many challenges related to technology, digital infrastructure, user and societal acceptance, driver behaviour, regulation and legislation, and business models, which need to be tackled to enable the deployment of automated driving on European roads.

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Greening the Economy

The objective of this action is to bring together the main national research funding owners and/or managers involved in the PRIMA joint programming process, including the non-European participating states and their institutions, around a jointly designed Strategic Research Agenda with appropriate governance and implementation structures. A critical mass of players and increased synergies between all relevant stakeholders (e.g. relevant ministries responsible for sustainable agricultural production systems and water resources management, research institutions and universities, farmers' organisations) will be key elements for addressing the challenge. In agreement with the Commission services, projects should ensure appropriate flexibility so as to respond in real time to potentially fast-changing policy scenarios.

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HORIZON 2020 - Industrial Leadership

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Information and Communication Technologies Call

A novelty in Horizon 2020 is the Pilot on Open Research Data which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects. Projects funded under the ICT call of the Work Programme 2016-17 will by default participate in the Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020. Projects have the possibility to opt out of the Pilot. Participation in the Pilot is not taken into account during the evaluation procedure. In other words, proposals will not be evaluated favourably because they are part of the Pilot and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.

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Call for Energy-Efficient Buildings

This call will complement the call on Energy Efficiency of the Energy societal challenge, by helping deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically reduce energy consumption and decrease CO2 emissions, both in relation to new buildings and to the renovation of existing buildings. This new initiative should have a large payoff, as it will increase the market for energy-efficient, clean and affordable buildings. Priority will be given to delivering new building technologies, materials and components for energy saving and energy generation, thermal energy storage systems, advanced insulation systems, thermal distribution systems, lighting, windows and glazing, energy generation systems based on renewable sources. Priorities also include reliable simulation and prediction tools, including assessment methods that integrate economic, social and environmental issues, including comfort and safety. To date, the construction industry has difficulty to effectively integrate key technologies into its operations in order to achieve sustainable, long-term competitiveness and such integration should also be promoted.

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HORIZON 2020 - Excellent Science

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Science with and for Society

The Horizon 2020 Specific Programme describes the aim of Part V 'Science with and for Society' (SWAFS) as follows: "The aim is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility". To that end, it indicates that the focus will be on 8 specific activities lines: attractiveness of scientific careers, gender equality, integration of citizens’ interests and values in research and innovation (R&I), formal and informal science education, accessibility and use of research results, governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation and promotion of an ethics framework for research and innovation, anticipation of potential environmental, health and safety impacts, and improved knowledge on science communication. It also states the importance of the complementarities and cross-cutting issues between the various parts of Horizon 2020, notably for Science and Society and for gender equality.

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FET PROACTIVE - Boosting Emerging Technologies

FET Proactive helps new research communities to be developed by encouraging researchers from different disciplines to work together on new technologies in specific domains. In addition to research, FET Practice activities also include:

-       Generating a research roadmap for the area;

-       Developing appropriate educational materials, and

-       Disseminating results to raise the general awareness of the new technology benefits.

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Fostering the Innovation Potential of Research Infrastructures

This call focuses on fostering the innovation potential of research infrastructures. State-of-the-art research infrastructures become increasingly complex and costly, often requiring integration of different equipment, services and data sources, as well as extensive transnational collaboration. The networks of research infrastructures across Europe strengthen its human capital base by providing world-class training for a new generation of researchers and engineers and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.

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FET-OPEN: New Ideas for Radically New Technologies

This call aims to support the early stages of joint science and technology research for radically new future technological possibilities. The call is entirely non-prescriptive with regards to the nature or purpose of the technologies that are envisaged and thus targets mainly the unexpected. A bottom-up selection process will build up a diverse portfolio of projects. In order to identify and seize opportunities of long-term benefit for citizens, the economy and society, the early detection of promising new areas, developments and trends, wherever they come from, will be essential. The FET-Open call also seeks for coordination and support activities to turn Europe into the best place in the world for responsible collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. Finally, a specific topic under this call aims to stimulate innovation by initiating entrepreneurial activities around results from FET research projects.

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Horizon 2020

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ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD over 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January 2017. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field.

February, 9 2017