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Horizon 2020 ICT and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

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Horizon 2020 ICT and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

  1. 1. Introduction to the 2020 ICT work programme Dr Stafford Lloyd Horizon 2020 National Contact Point ICT and Future & Emerging Technologies ncp-ict-fet@innovateuk.ukri.org 4 June 2019
  2. 2. 2020 ICT ~ €950M opportunity
  3. 3. Look at cascade funding - Funding opportunities on the funding and tenders portal: - https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/home - Make sure you select ‘Horizon 2020’ Click here
  4. 4. Getting going with H2020
  5. 5. Finding partners www.ideal-ist.eu
  6. 6. Some focus areas – what resonates? - Robotics - AI for manufacturing - Software/cybersecurity related research actions: - Software technologies - Resilience in evolving IT systems - Big data analytics and cloud computing - Next Generation IoT and Blockchain - Platforms and hubs: - Platforms for rural economies - I4MS hubs
  7. 7. ICT-46-2020: Robotics in application areas - Opens 19 November 2019, closes 22 April 2020 - Expected project size €6-7 million for collaborative innovation (€41.5M budget) - Establish large-scale pilots capable of demonstrating the use of robotics at scale in actual or highly realistic operating environments - Priority application areas are agri-food and agile production - Pilots are expected to: - utilise existing infrastructure and links to other European, national or private funding sources - identify the long-term sustainability of the pilot - develop metrics and performance measures for the pilot and develop scalable technical solutions capable of meeting these - engage relevant industry stakeholders, including SMEs, in the provision and operation of the pilot, paving the way towards establishing strong collaborations for innovative robotic applications in industry - address both technical and non-technical issues, such as socio-economic impact, novel business models, legal and regulatory, ethical and cyber-security issues and connections to AI, Big Data and IoT.
  8. 8. Robotics hubs
  9. 9. Robotics hubs Twente Wageningen CEA (France) VTT (Finland) VTT (Finland) Thales (France)
  10. 10. ICT-38-2020: AI for Manufacturing - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 16 January 2020 - Expected project size €4-6 million for collaborative research and innovation (€47M budget) - Focus is on integrating state-of-the-art AI technologies in the manufacturing domain, taking into account specific requirements - Proposals must develop innovative concepts and tools that take into account the status and availability of all relevant production resources - Developed technologies and solutions should be demonstrated in at least two different realistic manufacturing use cases of significant economic value - Should build upon previous actions, for example ICT-26-2018-2020 (AI4EU) - Workshop on 2 July currently oversubscribed: - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/workshop-artificial-intelligence- manufacturing
  11. 11. ICT-40-2020: Cloud computing: towards a smart cloud computing continuum - Opens 19 November 2019, closes 22 April 2020 - Expected project size €3-5 million for collaborative research and innovation (€19.4M budget) - Challenge is to develop comprehensive cloud solutions and testbeds combining various execution platforms for ubiquitous and seamless execution computing environments as a foundation for a complete computing continuum - Proposals will address at least one of the following areas, demonstrating the applicability and viability of the proposed solution across multiple domains: - Advanced cloud technologies and testbeds combining aspects of network, computing and data/information resources to provide complete solutions - Advanced Cloud Data Privacy and Security techniques - Novel programming models and semantically interoperable services to support dynamic environments that respond intelligently to changes in application behaviour or data variability
  12. 12. ICT-51-2020: Big data technologies and extreme scale analytics - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 16 January 2020 - Expected project size €3-6 million for collaborative research and innovation (€30M budget) - Rapidly increasing volumes of diverse data from distributed sources create challenges for extracting valuable knowledge and commercial value from data - Requirements for novel methods, approaches and engineering paradigms in machine learning, analytics and data management, coordinated with related technology areas e.g. AI, analytics, software engineering, HPC, Cloud technologies, IoT and edge/fog/ubiquitous computing - Proposals should cover at least one of the following technology areas: - Machine learning/deep learning - System engineering/tools to contribute to the co-design of federated/distributed systems - New methods for extreme-scale analytics - Novel visualization techniques; - Data fusion and data integration technologies; - Standardized interconnection methods for efficient sharing of heterogeneous data pools. - The data assets must be sufficiently large, realistic, available to the project.
  13. 13. AI/Cloud/data connections - Networked European Software and Services Initiative - http://www.bdva.eu - BDV PPP summit: June 24-26, Latvia - EU Big Data Value Forum: October 14-16, Helsinki
  14. 14. SU-ICT-02-2020: Resilience in evolving IT systems - Opens 25 July 2019, closes 19 November 2019 - Expected project size €4-5 million for collaborative research and innovation (€47M budget) - 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. - Full call details publicly available: - https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic- details/su-ict-02-2020 - Webinar and extra-info here: - https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/h2020-calls-on-cybersecurity-webinar-recording-and-slides-now- available - SEREMA: - https://www.security-research-map.eu/
  15. 15. ICT-50-2020: Software technologies - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 16 January 2020 - Expected project size €3-5 million for collaborative research and innovation (€29M budget) - Develop new ways of managing the unprecedented complexity in software systems, including new requirements for integration and cybersecurity, demonstrated across multiple domains - Sub-theme 1: Introduce effective processes and tools for building trustworthy software that adopt to rapidly changing requirements while maintaining key qualities (reliability, availability, performance, security, privacy etc.) - New programming models and software engineering tools with increased validation, verification and testing capabilities - Advanced development environments addressing the increasing complexity of modern software based systems - Sub-theme 2: Advanced Software systems and architectures: - Self-managed software facilitating the semantic adaptation of entities to dynamically changing contexts and coping with different situations - Software systems that effectively deal with resources complexity and volatility.
  16. 16. Software connections - Networked European Software and Services Initiative - http://www.nessi-europe.com
  17. 17. ICT-54-2020: Blockchain for the Next Generation Internet - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 16 January 2020 - Expected project size €6-8 million for collaborative research and innovation (€20M budget) - Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have the potential to enable more decentralised, trusted, user-centric digital services, and stimulate new business models - Three sub-themes: - i. Advancing research: Conducting research, proofs of concepts, piloting, testing and benchmarks to improve and further develop advanced blockchain technologies, for example regarding energy efficiency and sustainability, consensus protocols, a priori usage control, scalability and throughput, security, privacy, robustness, interoperability, cryptography, smart contracts, governance, compliance to regulatory frameworks - ii. Fostering trust in information exchange: Develop decentralised blockchain-based solutions that can be scaled in a sustainable manner, combined with the use of trustworthy electronic identification, authentication and verified pseudonyms, to preserve the integrity and reliability of information and content - iii. Collective internet intelligence: Develop approaches for scientific understanding and technology-based stimulation of collective intelligence on social media and the internet to foster trustworthy knowledge and information sharing, and to enhance social inclusion.
  18. 18. ICT-56-2020: Next Generation Internet of Things - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 16 January 2020 - Expected project size €5-8 million for collaborative research and innovation (€46.5M budget) - Develop the next generation of IoT devices and systems which leverage progress in enabling technologies such as 5G, cyber-security, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality and tactile internet - Develop and demonstrate novel IoT concepts and solutions, addressing the following: - Next generation IoT architectures with a focus on user-aware, self-aware and semiautonomous IoT systems - Interoperability to cope with the increased complexity of connecting vast numbers of heterogeneous devices - Intelligent IoT devices supporting the proposed use cases and drawing from applicable results in micro-nano-bio computing technologies - Tactile/contextual Internet of Things based on human-centric sensing/actuating, augmented/virtual reality and new IoT service capabilities.
  19. 19. NGI initiative - Networked European Software and Services Initiative - http://www.ngi.eu - Lots of cascade funding opportunities here: https://www.ngi.eu/opencalls/ - Alliance for IOT Innovation: https://aioti.eu/
  20. 20. DT-ICT-09-2020: Boost rural economies through cross-sector digital service platforms - Opens 19 November 2019, closes 22 April 2020 - Expected project size up to €15 million for collaborative innovation (€30M budget) - Overcome the barrier of missing interoperability of smart object platforms and service platforms that share and exploit data between them, triggering the emergence of a dynamic rural ecosystem, which in turn can lead to the development of cross-platform applications - Develop and demonstrate cost-efficient and flexible crossdomain applications through large-scale pilots. These should build on an open, API-based, interoperable and federated IoT architecture - Development of an open marketplace with an open application interface for cross-cutting services to cater for new business opportunities - Demonstration of benefits, cost-efficiency, flexibility and realistic business models required in rural areas around existing infrastructure, and to utilise links to other European, national or private funding sources to leverage infrastructure delivery - Key performance indicators should be defined to measure progress on citizen's benefits in rural areas, quality of life, economic growth, job creation, new business development etc.
  21. 21. Rural Connected Communities - Potential application areas could include one or more of the following: public services, energy, autonomous robotics transport, logistics, education, tourism, health and care. - The applications should support the implementation of the smart villages concept, oriented towards relatively underdeveloped and remotely located rural areas and communities - Potential links to RCC activity in the UK, workshop in Belfast on 24th June! - https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/dcms-rural-connected-communities-project-workshops
  22. 22. DT-ICT-03-2020: I4MS phase 4 – uptake of digital game changers - Opens 9 July 2019, closes 13 November 2019 - Expected project size up to €8 million for collaborative innovation (€70M budget) - Accelerating the design, development and uptake of advanced digital technologies by European industry, proposals should cover the manufacturing sector at large, including discrete manufacturing, continuous production, and construction - Experimenting and testing in one or more of the following areas: - Digital twins - Laser based equipment in AM - AI - Cognitive autonomous systems and human/robot interaction - Widening DIHs. - Proposals should focus on minimising the entry barriers and demonstrating the clear added value of technologies, as well as considering FSTP - Check out www.i4ms.eu for more info.
  23. 23. Events - ICT/NMBP info and brokerage, 4 July, Dublin: - https://h2020-ict-nmbp-dublin-2019.b2match.io/ - ICT Proposers day, 19-20 September, Helsinki: - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/digital-excellence-forum-ict-proposers- day-2019 - UK ICT Info and brokerage, early September, TBC - Most events listed here: - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/newsroom-agenda/event - Connect with the relevant organisation for more.
  24. 24. Thank you ncp-ict-fet@innovateuk.ukri.org

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