European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations



The six major activity lines of the ICT programme include the development of generic ICT-based solutions, products and services as well as application-driven ICT research and innovation agendas which will be supported in line with the relevant Societal Challenge. Furthermore, a significant part of the activities will be implemented by means of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

1. A New Generation of Components and Systems: Engineering of Advanced Embedded and Energy and Resource Efficient Components and Systems

The main objective in this area is to strengthen European leadership by means of smart as well as resource-efficient embedded components and systems. It also includes micro-nano-bio systems, thin, organic and large area electronics (TOLAE) and underlying technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). Furthermore, the development of platforms to support the delivery of advanced services, sensors, smart, integrated and complex systems as well as cyber-physical systems will be provided.

These activity line’s topics are complementary to the activites of the Joint Undertaking "ECSEL".

2. Next Generation Computing: Advanced and Secure Computing Systems and Technologies, Including Cloud Computing

This area's objective is to use and to extend already existing capacities, inter alia, in processor and system architecture, interconnect and data localisation technologies, cloud computing, parallel computing and simulation software, especially for engineering applications of uncertainty quantification, risk analysis and decision in engineering.

These activity line’s topics are complementary to the activities of the Joint Undertaking "ECSEL", as well as to the Research Infrastructures programme of Part I, Excellent Science, and to the Joint Undertaking "EuroHPC High Performance Computing" (HPC).