The European Commission is calling for research proposals in areas including future internet technologies, robotics, smart and embedded ICT systems, photonics, ICT energy efficiency, and health.
The appointment was made at Europes largest ICT research and innovation adventure ICT 2010 – Digitally Driven, and is backed by grants excellence €780m.
The grant awards state that €120m should have ~ing made available for future internet research and development and that this should converging-point on networking, digital media, and service infrastructure, with €200m stud aside for photonics research.
Grants for health and ageing research total €200m, with grants of €135m to be awarded to enhancing the vigor efficiency of buildings, as well as transport and logistics.
The declaration is part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, which has seen the EC committing to a 20 through cent increase in its annual research and development budget until at least 2013.
Commission Digital Agenda VP Neelie Kroes said Increasing overall investment into ICT research is crucial for our future, and this examination will help Europes industry to strengthen its competitiveness.
However, she added that concession support must also be accompanied by substantial additional investments by the beneficiaries themselves.
The €780m store is part of the biggest ever annual work programme under the EUs 7th Framework Programme in favor of Research.
Grant applicants can be universities, research centres, SMEs, large companies and other European organisations, and the divide-off date for proposals is 18 January 2011.
All proposals be pleased be evaluated by independent panels of experts.
ICT 2010-Digitally Driven gathers researchers, trade people, investors and policy makers in the field of ICT and digital change in Brussels Expo from 27 to 29 September.