Call for Proposals ICT - 2009 Call 5 FP7-ICT-2009-5 Closed!


The European Commission has launched FP7-ICT-2009-5 Call for Proposals, under Theme 3 “Information and Communication Technologies” of Cooperation Specific Programme of Seventh Framework Programme.

The projects to be funded under Call 5 should address the objectives as defined in the following Challenges:

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures

The Future Internet is emerging globally as a federating research theme. The current Internet architecture was not designed to cope with the wide variety, and the ever growing number of networked applications, business models, edge devices, networks and environments that it has now to support. Its structural limitations in terms of scalability, mobility, flexibility, security, trust and robustness of networks and services are increasingly being recognised world-wide. The challenge is to comprehensively and consistently address the multiple facets of a Future Internet, with energy efficiency also appearing as an important societal concern. Clean slate or evolutionary approaches or a mix of those can be equally considered.

Challenge 3: Components, systems, engineering

The component and systems business in Europe concentrates on added value operations, on systems integration, on new technologies and on enabling the end user industry to offer new technologies and total product/service solutions. The trends in miniaturisation, diversification, increasing software content and increasing emphasis on a systems approach remain valid and require significant improvements in chip design tools and methods. At the same time new opportunities are emerging in new technologies .

Challenge 4: Digital Libraries and Content

Digital content is today being produced in quantities that are deeply transforming the enterprise and the creative industries. Conditions for production and consumption are also rapidly changing as more and more content is produced by users. Public and private organizations are faced with the need to maintain and manage this growing volume of content, and many opportunities raised by the creation of cultural and scientific content. The preservation, management and maintenance of this source of knowledge is one of the challenges which, if achieved, will provide new opportunities for exploitation and exchange of European sources of culture and knowledge.

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) fosters frontier research that will open up new avenues across the full breadth of future information technologies. FET acts as a pathfinder while having the agility to react to new ideas and opportunities, as they arise from within science or society. It promotes the exploration of radically new ideas and trends for future research and innovation and provides sustained support to emerging areas that require long-term fundamental research.

In this spirit, FET can be considered as the home for "transformative research" that through its initiatives and actions can initiate and lead to a range of exceptional and unprecedented outcomes.

Horizontal support actions

In addition to international cooperation activities addressed in the relevant objectives within the 7 Challenges and FET, horizontal international cooperation actions will be supported under this objective.


The Challenges involved in Call FP7-ICT-2009-5, will be addressed by actions aimed at the following objectives:

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

Challenge 3: Components, systems, engineering

  • Objective ICT-2009.3.1: Nanoelectronics Technology
  • Objective ICT-2009.3.5: Engineering of Networked Monitoring and Control Systems
  • Objective ICT-2009.3.7: Photonics
  • Objective ICT-2009.3.9: Microsystems and Smart Miniaturised Systems

Challenge 4: Digital Libraries and Content

  • Objective ICT-2009.4.2: Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Objective ICT-2009.4.3: Intelligent information management

Future and emerging technologies (FET)

  • Objective ICT-2009.8.4: Human-Computer Confluence
  • Objective ICT-2009.8.5: Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems
  • Objective ICT-2009.8.6: Towards Zero-Power ICT
  • Objective ICT-2009.8.9: Coordinating Communities, Plans and Actions in FET Proactive Initiatives
  • Objective ICT-2009.8.10: Identifying new research topics, Assessing emerging global S&T trends in ICT for future FET Proactive initiatives

Horizontal support actions

  • Objective ICT-2009.9.2: Supplements to support International Cooperation between ongoing projects
  • Objective ICT-2009.9.5: Supplements to Strengthen Cooperation in ICT R&D in an Enlarged Europe

European community funding

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

  • 732,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 October 2009 - 14 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals ICT - 2009 Call 5 (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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