ICT proposers’ Day 2017 is specifically dedicated to the ICT related calls of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 (WP). During the event, the different calls for proposals will be presented and participants will be advised on how to best answer those calls.
As one of the main political drivers for the design of Horizon 2020, digitisation is present in many areas of the WP 2018-2020. EUR 6 billion will be allocated to ICT related projects covering the full innovation chain, from basic research to market uptake.
The three main pillars of the Work Programme, Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT), Excellent Science, and Societal Challenges, cover a broad range of ICT topics - e.g. Cybersecurity, eInfrastructures, High Performance Computing, European Open Science Cloud and Digitising European Industry. To each of these topics, ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 will dedicate networking sessions and information stands.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will be a new feature of the 2018-2020 work programme bringing together existing instruments such as the SME Instrument, Horizon prizes, FET-Open and Fast Track to Innovation. As a bottom-up measure, the EIC will promote close-to-market innovation activities and support innovative firms and entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses rapidly at European and global levels. The SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation sessions at ICT Proposers' Day will provide interested proposers more information on these programmes and present inspirational success stories.