At European level, the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) is in charge of research funding in the area of "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICT). The political context is particularly based on the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative "A Digital Agenda for Europe".
The CONNECT Advisory Forum for ICT Research and Innovation (CAF) plays an important consultative role. ICT are also decisive concerning the following two European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) aiming the networking of different actors within the respective subject area.
Further relevant initiatives working on strategic research agendas:
If you have any questions concerning these stakeholders, networks and committees, please do not hesitate to contact us!