ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Thematic Area related topics can be found in “'Industrial Leadership' pillar more specifically in the 'Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies' (LEIT) part of the H2020 Programme. Information and Communication Technologies aim to sustain the competitiveness of European industry by supporting innovation and creativity. 

Therefore, leadership of technological innovations in ICT area is of critical importance. Pursuing the change initiated under Work Programme, activities will continue to promote more innovation-orientation to ensure that the EU industry remains strong in the core technologies that are at the roots of future value chains.With the support given under the Information and Communication Technologies area in the Horizon 2020 program, it is aimed to continue the leadership of key technologies and to create products close to the market.

Two key enabling technologies (KET) in Information and Communication Technologies, Micro and Nano-Electronics and Photonic research titles have an important and accelerating role in accelerating technological development and creating innovative products.In addition, these titles contribute to the sustainable competitiveness of Europe by providing higher returns than research titles in other fields.
Information and Communication Technologies offers tools for the development of all these scientific and technological fields. Promoting research partnerships not only developed countries but also developing countries under the program is at the forefront of such instruments. In this sense, SMEs' participation in this field is promoted because of their industrial contributions and their vital contribution to innovation and economic growth.

On the other hand, the purpose of the Transformational role of the Information and Communication Technologies in society is the adoption of research and innovation activities by the society. The target of the ICT area is the whole universe where the users and citizens are included.


Main ICT Topics are;

  • A new generation of components and systems
  • Advanced Computing
  • Future Internet
  • Content technologies and information management
  • Robotics
  • Micro- and nano-electronic technologies, Photonics
  • Internet of Things, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support
  • Factories of the Future
  • EU-Brasil Research and Development Cooperation-Cyber Infrastructures
  • EU-Japan Research and Development Cooperation-Communication Networks
  • EU-Korea Research and Development Cooperation-5G, IoT

Total Budget: 8 Billion Euros