Topic / Target
>ICT-2011.3.5-d Development of innovative solutions through Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action
To achieve a significant quality and/or efficiency improvements to public sector challenges through innovative photonics-based solutions.
These solutions should be defined and developed by public sector organisations using a PCP approach.
PCP shall be implemented according to the conditions outlined in Objective 11.1
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Start date: 20/07/2011
End date: 17/01/2012
for this call: 787.000.000
Core and disruptive photonic technologies
Alternative Paths to Components and Systems
This challenge covers electronic and photonic components, integrated micro/nanosystems, multicore computing systems, embedded systems and their monitoring & control and cooperating complex systems.
It complements the developments undertaken in the ENIAC and ARTEMIS JTIs.
More specifically, Challenge 3 focuses on:
− The deep miniaturisation, energy-efficiency, performance increase and manufacturability of nano-electronic devices using alternative solutions to the traditional miniaturisation path, for information and communication systems and other applications in 2020 and beyond.
− The integration of new functionalities for the next generation of application-specific components and smart systems through the convergence of microelectronics, nanomaterials, biochemistry, measurement technology and ICT.
− The design, modelling and operation of systems composed of a large number of independent, heterogeneous and interacting embedded systems as well as their monitoring and control; and the management of interconnected large, yet autonomous systems ("Systems of Systems").
− The parallelisation and programmability methods to allow the adaptation of existing software to multicore computing architectures and systems, from embedded devices to general-purpose and to high performance computing.
− The further development of core and disruptive photonic technologies (lasers, waveguides, photodetectors, amplifiers, LEDs, optical fibres, etc), fundamental in strategic applications such as medicine, biology, communications, lighting, sensing and measurement, and manufacturing.
− The development of advanced, low temperature processing, and potentially printable devices and systems on large area and/or flexible substrates, such as light emitting and sensing devices, photovoltaics, displays, printed electronics for smart tags, or wearable smart textiles.
Research addressing this Challenge in particular will encourage international cooperation under the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) scheme.
Information and Communication Technologies
The objective of this theme is improving the competitiveness of European industry and enabling Europe to master and
shape future developments in ICT so that the demands of its society and economy are met.
ICT is at the very core of the knowledge-based society. Activities will continue to strengthen Europe's scientific and technology base and ensure its global leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and value creation in Europe, and ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe's citizens, businesses, industry and governments.
These activities will also help reduce the digital divide and social exclusion.
In the general consumer markets, business growth is foreseen in the short to mid term in new Web and Internet-based services taking advantage of the new generations of smart phones, networked sensors and convergence around IP (Internet Protocol).
In addition to access to digital media through new generation user interfaces and interaction paradigms, and generation of content and leisure services, new opportunities are foreseen e.g. in energy efficiency at home, personalised health systems and location-based services.
As sectors like energy, transport and logistics increasingly rely on the Internet, there is a need to support their collaboration with the European ICT communities in a cross-sector approach based on a common framework of specifications, standards and trials, to speed up the development and uptake of services based on Internet-enabled 'smart' infrastructures.
Cloud computing is transforming the software and the service industry and can have a profound impact on business ICT strategies in all sectors.
Open innovation and open web-based innovation platforms is an important development that can ensure access to new ideas and rapid market uptake of innovations.
International cooperation becomes a must to address the global challenges and to build winwin partnerships with well-targeted countries for technology, economic and social developments.
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