Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
The specific objective of ICT research and innovation (R&I) is to enable Europe to develop and exploit the opportunities brought by ICT progress for the benefits of its citizens, businesses and scientific communities.
(a) A new generation of components and systems: Engineering of advanced and smart embedded components and systems;
(b) Next generation computing: Advanced computing systems and technologies;
(c) Future Internet: Infrastructures, technologies and services;
(d) Content technologies and information management: ICT for digital content and creativity;
(e) Advanced interfaces and robots: Robotics and smart spaces;
(f) Micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics: Key enabling technologies related to micro- and nanoelectronics and to photonics.
The specific objective of nanotechnologies research and innovation is to secure Union leadership in this high growth global market, by stimulating investment in nanotechnologies and their uptake in high added-value, competitive products and services across a range of applications and sectors.
(a) Developing next generation nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems
(b) Ensuring the safe development and application of nanotechnologies
(c) Developing the societal dimension of nanotechnology
(d) Efficient synthesis and manufacturing of nanomaterials, components and systems
(e) Developing capacity-enhancing techniques, measuring methods and equipment
The specific objective of advanced materials research and innovation is to develop materials with new functionalities and improved in-service performance, for more competitive products that minimise the impact on the environment and the consumption of resources.
(a) Cross-cutting and enabling materials technologies
(b) Materials development and transformation
(c) Management of materials components
(d) Materials for a sustainable and low-carbon industry
(e) Materials for creative industries
(f) Metrology, characterisation, standardisation and quality control
(g) Optimisation of the use of materials
The specific objective of biotechnology research and innovation is to develop competitive, sustainable and innovative industrial products and processes and contribute as an innovation driver in a number of European sectors like agriculture, food, chemical and health.
(a) Boosting cutting-edge biotechnologies as a future innovation driver
(b) Biotechnology-based industrial processes
(c) Innovative and competitive platform technologies
Advanced manufacturing and processing
The specific objective of advanced manufacturing and processing research and innovation is to transform today's industrial forms of production towards more knowledge intensive, sustainable, trans-sectoral manufacturing and processing technologies, resulting in more innovative products, processes and services.
(a) Technologies for Factories of the Future
(b) Technologies enabling Energy-efficient buildings
(c) Sustainable and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries
(d) New sustainable business models
The specific objective of space research and innovation is to foster a competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs.
(a) Enabling European competitiveness, non-dependence and innovation of the
(b) Enabling advances in space technologies
(c) Enabling exploitation of space data
(d) Enabling European research in support of international space partnerships
Per un ulteriore approfondimento delle tematiche, si rimanda al documento ufficiale Horizon2020.