Information and communication technologies call H2020-ICT-2016-2017 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.

The “Industrial leadership” priority aims to speed up development of the technologies and innovations that will underpin tomorrow's businesses and help innovative European SMEs to grow into world-leading companies. It consists of three specific objectives.

"Innovation in SMEs" provides SME-tailored support to stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise across the single market and beyond.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • ICT-02-2016:Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics
  • ICT-03-2016:SSI - Smart System Integration
  • ICT-04-2017:Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative
  • ICT-05-2017:Customised and low energy computing
  • ICT-06-2016:Cloud Computing
  • ICT-07-2017:5G PPP Research and Validation of critical technologies and systems
  • ICT-08-2017:5G PPP Convergent Technologies
  • ICT-09-2017:Networking research beyond 5G
  • ICT-10-2016:Software Technologies
  • ICT-11-2017:Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation
  • ICT-12-2016:Net Innovation Initiative
  • ICT-13-2016:Future Internet Experimentation - Building a European experimental Infrastructure
  • ICT-14-2016-2017:Big Data PPP: cross-sectorial and cross-lingual data integration and experimentation
  • ICT-15-2016-2017:Big Data PPP: Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation
  • ICT-16-2017:Big data PPP: research addressing main technology challenges of the data economy
  • ICT-17-2016-2017:Big data PPP: Support, industrial skills, benchmarking and evaluation
  • ICT-18-2016:Big data PPP: privacy-preserving big data technologies
  • ICT-19-2017:Media and content convergence
  • ICT-20-2017:Tools for smart digital content in the creative industries
  • ICT-21-2016:Support technology transfer to the creative industries
  • ICT-22-2016:Technologies for Learning and Skills
  • ICT-23-2017:Interfaces for accessibility
  • ICT-24-2016:Gaming and gamification
  • ICT-25-2016-2017:Advanced robot capabilities research and take-up
  • ICT-26-2016:System abilities, development and pilot installations
  • ICT-27-2017:System abilities, SME & benchmarking actions, safety certification
  • ICT-28-2017:Robotics Competition, coordination and support
  • ICT-29-2016:Photonics KET 2016
  • ICT-30-2017:Photonics KET 2017
  • ICT-31-2017:Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies
  • ICT-32-2017:Startup Europe for Growth and Innovation Radar
  • ICT-33-2017:Innovation procurement networks
  • ICT-34-2016:Pre-Commercial Procurement open
  • ICT-35-2016:Enabling responsible ICT-related research and innovation
  • ICT-36-2016:Boost synergies between artists, creative people and technologists
  • ICT-37-2016:CHINA: Collaboration on Future Internet
  • ICT-38-2016:MEXICO: Collaboration on ICT
  • ICT-39-2016-2017:International partnership building in low and middle income countries

European community funding

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

  • 963,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 January 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 1)
  • 08 November 2016 - 4 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 2)
  • 12 April 2016 - 5 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 3)
  • 25 April 2017 - 4 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 4)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2016-2017 (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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