EU to spend €1.2 billion on ICT research in 2011

The European Commission has published calls for proposals that will result in the launch of new projects worth €1.2 billion in 2011. The research opportunities notably feature a set of Public Private Partnerships: the 'Future Internet' Partnership focuses on the development of open network and service platforms; the three Partnerships 'ICT for Energy Efficient Buildings', 'ICT for the Fully Electric Vehicle' and 'ICT for Factories of the Future' will make sure that ICT contribute to the EU's smart and sustainable growth.

This funding increase for ICT research is in line with the Digital Agenda for Europe, the EU's flagship policy programme, whose main objective is to maximise the social and economic potential of ICT and create a successful and sustainable knowledge economy.

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