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Horizon 2020 – ECSEL Joint Undertaking – IA 2 – 2020

Grants for projects which aim to establish public private partnerships in the field of technologies that are strategic for the economic growth in the European Union.

93 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Worldwide

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Priorities and funded actions

* Applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment

* Transport & Smart Mobility
– Major Challenge 1: Developing clean, affordable and sustainable propulsion;
– Major Challenge 2: Ensuring secure connected, cooperative and automated mobility and transportation;
– Major Challenge 3: Managing interaction between humans and vehicles;
– Major Challenge 4: Implementing infrastructure and services for smart personal mobility and logist

* Health and Wellbeing
– Moving healthcare from hospitals into our homes and daily life requiring preventive and patient centric care;
– Restructuring healthcare delivery systems, from supply-driven to patient-oriented;
– Engaging individuals more actively in their own health and wellbeing;
– Ensuring affordable healthcare for the growing amount of chronic, lifestyle related diseases and an ageing population;
– Developing platforms for wearables/implants, data analytics, artificial intelligence for precision medicine and personalised healthcare and wellbeing

* Energy
– Major Challenge 1: Ensuring sustainable power generation and energy conversion;
– Major Challenge 2: Achieving efficient community energy management;
– Major Challenge 3: Reducing energy consumption

* Digital Industry
– Major Challenge 1: Developing digital twins, simulation models for the evaluation of industrial assets at all factory levels and over system or product life-cycles;
– Major Challenge 2: AI-enabled cognitive, resilient, adaptable manufacturing;
– Major challenge 3: Developing digital platforms, application development frameworks that integrate sensors/actuators and systems;
– Major Challenge 4: Human-centred manufacturing;
– Major Challenge 5: Sustainable manufacturing in a circular economy

* Digital Life
– Major Challenge 1: Ensuring safe and secure spaces;
– Major Challenge 2: Ensuring healthy and comfortable spaces;
– Major Challenge 3: Ensuring anticipating spaces;
– Major Challenge 4: Ensuring sustainable spaces

* Systems and Components: Architecture, Design and Integration
– Major Challenge 1: Managing critical, autonomous, cooperating, evolvable systems;
– Major Challenge 2: Managing Complexity;
– Major Challenge 3: Managing Diversity;
– Major Challenge 4: Managing Multiple Constraint;
– Major Challenge 5: Integrating features of various technologies and materials into miniaturised smart components;
– Major Challenge 6: Effectively integrating modules for highly demanding environments;
– Major Challenge 7: Increasing compactness and capabilities by functional and physical systems integration

* Connectivity and Interoperability
– Major Challenge 1: Strengthening the EU position on differentiated technologies and enabling it to capture higher value by moving to system/module level;
– Major Challenge 2: Autonomous interoperability translation for communication protocol, data encoding, security and information semantics;
– Major Challenge 3: Architectures and reference implementations of interoperable, secure, scalable, smart and evolvable IoT and SoS connectivity

* Safety, Security and Reliability
– Major Challenge 1: Safety, security and privacy by design;
– Major Challenge 2: Reliability and Functional Safety;
– Major Challenge 3: Secure, safe and trustable connectivity and infrastructure;
– Major Challenge 4: Privacy, data protection and human interaction

* Computing and Storage
– Increasing performance at acceptable costs;
– Making computing systems more integrated with the real world;
– Making “intelligent” machines;
– Developing new disruptive technologies

* Process Technology, Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing for Electronic Components & Systems
– Major Challenge 1: Develop advanced logic and memory technology for nanoscale integration and application-driven performance;
– Major Challenge 2: Develop Technology for Heterogeneous System-on-Chip (SoC) Integration;
– Major Challenge 3: Develop technology for Advanced Packaging and Heterogeneous System-in-Package (SiP) integration;
– Major Challenge 4: Extend world leadership in Semiconductor Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing solutions

* Long-term vision
– New computing paradigms (‘Beyond CMOS’);
– Process technology, equipment and materials;
– Systems and components: architecture, design and integration;
– Health & wellbeing;
– Energy;
– Digital Industry;
– Transport and smart mobility;
– Connectivity and interoperability;
– Data science and Artificial Intelligence

Among financed actions
* Activities with a TRL 3-4

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

* Initial duration of the project : up to 3 years

* Eligibility:
– Be a consortium composed of at least three legal entities : SMEs, Companies and Universities
– Each of the three must be established in a different Member State or associated country
– All three legal entities must be independent of each other

* Actions must take place in an eligible country


* Amount of the grant: up to 93 million euro

* Cofinancing rate:
– Large Enterprise (for profit non SME) : 20 % of the total eligible costs
– SME (for profit SME) : 25 % of the total eligible costs
– University/Other (not for profit) : 35 % of the total eligible costs

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