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Sectors: Innovation, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Research centres

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Please refer to Annex A to the H2020 Work programme 2018-2020 for further information on eligible countries


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WE Funding – H2020 – Research and Innovation – Reinforce …
Funds for:  Reinforce, structure and develop privacy and trust enhancing technologies
Main beneficiaries: organisations, individuals, teams

Responsible: European Commission


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WE Funding – H2020 – Research and Innovation – Reinforce …
Funds for:  Reinforce, structure and develop privacy and trust enhancing technologies
Main beneficiaries: organisations, individuals, teams

Priorities and funded actions:

* Reinforce, structure and develop the community of researchers, innovators and technology developers in the field of privacy and trust enhancing technologies; 
* Build on the state of the art in privacy and trust enhancing technologies by focusing support for third-party projects on a limited number of priority topics; 
* Improve user trust and acceptance of emerging technologies by focusing on applications and solutions that develop a more open, robust and dependable Internet and strengthen Internet Governance; 
* Foster the exploitation and commercialisation of the results of selected third-party projects through a tailored process of coaching and mentoring

* Technical innovation in privacy enhancing technologies, such as cryptography, federated identity, security and privacy for Internet of Things (IoT), distributed ledgers and privacy-enhancing data transports and data at rest;
* The application of artificial intelligence/machine learning/neural networks to serve the user’s interests (such as addressing concerns arising from the impact of profiling and mass surveillance);
* Bootstrapping trust at the protocol level, to maintain a decentralised Internet Infrastructure, for the establishment of trust, privacy (and security) between end-users and services; 
* Developing means for individuals to make more informed decisions on the relevance of information that they are asked to disclose when accessing and using services

Among financed actions
* Type 1 (viability): Activities can include conceptual development, risk assessment, market study or intellectual property management of a new technology or service, or a new application of existing technologies;
* Type 2 (execution): R&D or technology development projects underpinned by a strategic plan and feasibility assessment; 
* Type 3 (transition to commercialisation): commercialisation of a privacy and trust enhancing innovation for the NGI; 

Additional information 
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: up to 12 months

* Projects will receive support in the form of technical coaching, business mentoring and IP advice from the project partners and other NGI projects

* Eligibility
– Be a legal entity; 
– Be an individual/team residing in an EU Member State or a Horizon 2020 associated country; 
– Teams can involve experts from various disciplines including technological, legal ethical, sociological or economic expertise