EU to provide €780 million for Strategic ICT Research

The European Commission has recently announced one of the biggest calls ever for information and communications technology (ICT) research proposals. The €780 million call is part of the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research (ICT Call 7).

ICT Call 7 aims to stimulate research on areas such as: the future internet, robotics, smart and embedded systems, photonics, ICT for energy efficiency, health and well-being in an ageing society.

Universities, research centres, SMEs, large companies and other organisations in Europe and beyond are eligible to apply for project funding under ICT Call 7. Proposals can be submitted until 18 January 2011, after which they will be evaluated by independent panels of experts for selection on the basis of their quality.

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