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The objective of ICT research under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is to improve the competitiveness of European industry – as well as to enable Europe to master and shape the future developments of these technologies so that the demands of its society and economy are met. Download 4-page overview of ICT in FP7 (172KB)
The EU Member States have earmarked a total of € 9.1 billion for funding ICT over the duration of FP7; making it the largest research theme in the Cooperation programme, which is itself the largest specific programme of FP7 (with 64% of the total budget).
FP7 research activities will 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 ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe’s citizens, businesses, industry and governments.
On 22 January 2008 the European Commission held an information day in Budapest, Hungary to present the Work Programme in more detail and help researchers meet each other and form project consortia. The ICT Proposers’ Day web site remains active to allow participants to continue exchanging views and making contacts.
This website brings together information on:
* the FP7ICT research programme and its objectives;
* participating in ICT research under FP7 – including calls for proposals;
* research and development projects carried out under FP7 and FP7;
* the latest news on programme, projects and participation in the ICT Newsroom.