Call for Proposals - ICT (Call 8) FP7-ICT-2011-8 Closed!


ICT Call 8 follows the general objectives set for the ICT Theme in the ICT – Information and Communications Technologies updated Work Programme, which focus on improving the competitiveness of European industry and enabling Europe to master and shape future developments in ICT so that the demands of its society and economy are met.

ICT is at the very core of the knowledge-based society. Activities will continue to strengthen Europe's scientific and technology base and ensure its global leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and value creation in Europe, and ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe's citizens, businesses, industry and governments. These activities will also help reduce the digital divide and social exclusion.


Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

  • ICT 2011.1.1 Future Networks
  • ICT 20011.1.2 Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering
  • ICT 20011.1.4 Trustworthy ICT
  • ICT 20011.1.6 Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) (b), (c), (e)

Challenge 3: Alternative Paths to Components and Systems

  • ICT 2011.3.1 Very advanced nanoelectronic components: design, engineering, technology and manufacturability
  • ICT 2011.3.2 Smart components and smart systems integration (b)
  • ICT 2011.3.5 Core and disruptive photonic technologies (a), (c), (d)

Challenge 4: Technologies for Digital Content and Languages

  • ICT 2011.4.4 Intelligent Information Management

Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance

  • ICT-2011.5.7 Support to the early implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) 'More Years – Better Lives – the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change'

Challenge 6: ICT for a Low Carbon Economy

  • ICT 2011.6.1 Smart energy grids
  • ICT 2011.6.3 ICT for efficient water resources management
  • ICT 2011.6.7 Cooperative systems for energy efficient and sustainable mobility

Challenge 8: ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources

  • ICT 2011.8.1 Technology-Enhanced Learning

Challenge 9: Future and Emerging Technologies

  • ICT 2011.9.6 FET Proactive: Unconventional Computation (UCOMP)
  • ICT 2011.9.7 FET Proactive: Dynamics of Multi-Level Complex Systems
  • ICT 2011.9.8 FET Proactive: Minimising Energy Consumption of Computing to the Limit (MINCON)
  • ICT 2011.9.12 Coordinating Communities, Identifying new research topics for FET Proactive initiatives and Fostering Networking of National and Regional Research Programmes (a), (b), (c), (d)
  • ICT-2011.9.14 'Science of Global Systems'

Horizontal Actions

  • ICT 2011.11.1 Pre-Commercial Procurement Actions

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 787,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 January 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-ICT-2011-8 (Other)
  • Updated Work Programme 2011 and Work Programme 2012- ICT (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - ICT (Call 8) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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