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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

 

The ICT-Leadership in Enabling and Indsutrial Technologies (LEIT) thematic provides a balanced response to the main challenges faced by Europe in the field: firstly, the need to maintain a strong expertise in key technology value chains; secondly, the necessity to move quicker from research excellence to the market.

It combines a strong support to industrial roadmaps with new mechanisms to encourage disruptive innovation. The former will reinforce medium to long term commitment to industrial strategies and provide continuity and stability. The latter will offer flexibility and openness and will help develop dynamic eco-systems in which innovators can operate. Both strands will require the involvement of new actors, on one hand to exploit and leverage new technologies and on the other to initiate and drive change.

 

Activities

Six main activity lines have been identified in the ICT-LEIT part of the Work Programme. In addition, the Work Programme features several cross-cutting topics addressing cyber-security, Internet of Things and research on a Human-centric Digital Age. All activities are complemented with support to innovation and take-up, international cooperation and a dedicated action for SMEs to propose bottom-up innovative ideas, using the SME instrument.A new generation of components and systems. The following are the main objectives:

  • A new generation of components and systems
  • Advanced Computing
  • Future Internet
  • Content technologies and information management
  • Robotics
  • Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics.

 

Budget

€ 774.26 million

 

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