The bulk of funding in this work programme is allocated to four calls:
Information and Communication Technologies: a broad call covering similar areas to those in 2014-2015:
- A new generation of components and systems
- Advanced computing and cloud computing
- Future internet
- Robotics and autonomous systems
- ICT key enabling technologies
- Innovation and entrepreneurship support
- Responsibility, creativity and international cooperation activities
- A joint call with Japan
- A joint call with Brazil
- A joint call with South Korea (new for 2016-17)
There are also topics relating to Big Data, including one on large scale pilot actions.
There will be an increased use of inducement prizes: the Work Programme includes a prize on Big Data technologies and a contribution to a cryptography prize in the Secure Societies Work Programme. A number of other ICT-related prizes are due to be announced by the end of 2016 and in 2017.
ICT will feature across Horizon 2020 - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, Societal Challenge 2 (Sustainable Food Security), Societal Challenge 7 (Digital Security), and the cross-cutting activities work programme (Internet of Things, Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy – Factories of the Future).