H2020 ICT Calls

H2020 ICT calls enable Europe to step up its research activities in the areas building on the promising digital technologies which offer a significant competitive boost for our economies and respond to key societal challenges.

For the 2020 Work Programme, the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), key technologies for digital transformation from photonics to software, advanced and smart connectivity with the emerging 5G, and Next Generation Internet including distributed ledger technologies and Blockchain are prioritised.

The actions in this work programme are strategic stepping stones in the direction of the next framework and will support Europe to take a bold lead in digital technologies by 2030.

CALLS RELATED TO NGI

Next Generation Media ICT-44-2020

Types of action: Innovation action, Coordination and support action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 16 January 2020

This is a call for innovative solutions 1) to facilitate the integration of emerging technologies such as 5G, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Virtual/Augmented Reality, smart objects, wearables, data analytics, artificial intelligence, etc. in next generation media that overcome traditional boundaries and sectors; 2) to help the new media ecosystem become more adaptive and inclusive, and better promote content, e.g. with new online strategies and business models or new forms of content creation/distribution/presentation; 3) to support synergies across media, operators, technologists and cultural/artistic actors, in order to develop a network of stakeholders which, building on the existing STARTS (Science+ Technology+ ARTS) network, will explore innovative paths for the next generation of media.

Proposals are invited against at least one of the following three subtopics:

  • Innovation Action (IA):
    – Business Innovation Ecosystems
    – New User Driven and Enriched Experiences in Future Media
  • Coordination and Support Action (CSA)

Blockchain for the Next Generation Internet ICT-54-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 16 January 2020 17:00:00 CET

Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) will be called for in the following three sub-topics. Proposals should address only one of these sub-topics.

  1. Advancing research on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  2. Fostering trust in internet information exchange and content with blockchain
  3. Bringing forward the emergence of collective intelligence on the internet

This call is one of the last in the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme.

Next Generation Internet of Things ICT-56-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action, Coordination and support action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 16 January 2020

Scope:

The scope is to develop and demonstrate novel IoT concepts and solutions to underpin the NGI vision and make provision for predicting future events, trigger actions and moving decisions to the point of interest in order to better serve the end-user

  • Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)

Proposals must address all the following challenges (sub-topics):

  • Next generation IoT architectures with a focus on user-aware, self-aware and semi-autonomous IoT systems.
  • Interoperability and contractual arrangements
  • Intelligent IoT devices supporting the proposed use cases
  • Tactile/contextual Internet of Things b) Coordination and Support Action (CSA)

This call is one of the last in the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme.

An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet ICT-57-2020

Types of action: Research and Innovation action
Status: Open
Deadline date: 22 April 2020 17:00:00 CET

Scope:

Develop novel mobile applications translating between speech and sign languages to assist people with hearing impairments. The projects should leverage on current state-of-the-art in translation between all official spoken and sign languages of the EU Member States and associated countries for efficient and effective use on mobile devices. Projects should explore how end-users can best interact and cooperate with the application and how the system adapts to users in real-life conditions and prevents unintended gender bias in translation. The resulting applications should be open source, robust, cost-effective and validated across a wide spectrum of users. Priority will be given to projects addressing a wide range of languages, in particular under-resourced languages.

This call is one of the last in the H2020-ICT-2018-2020 Programme.