Announcing the last round of 5G funding calls in Horizon 2020, published on the 9th July 2019. Total budget of €182 million available across the following four core topics (deadlines in brackets):
- ICT-52-2020: Smart Connectivity beyond 5G (22 Apr 2020)
- ICT-41-2020: 5G innovations for verticals with third party services (22 Apr 2020)
- ICT-42-2020: 5G core technologies innovation (16 Jan 2020)
- ICT-53-2020: 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) (13 Nov 2019).
For full details see the 5G section of the ICT work programme (p.61).
There are also a related call topics on Next Generation Media, Next Generation Internet of Things and Boosting rural economies through cross-sector digital service platforms.
UK entities can continue to participate in Horizon 2020
UK entities are being encouraged to continue to participate in Horizon 2020 despite Brexit. The UK government’s extended underwrite guarantee ensures funding will be available, even if the UK exits the EU without a deal. If the UK exits the EU with a deal Horizon 2020 participation will continue as normal.
The third phase of the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) targets technology validation in a system context and for multiple use cases, with performances well beyond those of early 5G trials ongoing or planned by private actors with "non standalone" 5G implementations. It targets innovative 5G validation with "vertical" use cases in line with the 5G Action Plan adopted by the Commission. These objective remain valid under this Work Programme which also aims at leveraging 5G technologies towards downstream innovation both at service and product levels, at maintaining a significant long term commitment to prepare for 5G "Long Term Evolution" and to bridge into smart connectivity platforms, which are expected to emerge during the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF). Work is also expected to leverage international cooperation towards industrial consensus on 5G key aspects such as interoperability, architecture, standards, spectrum, and deployment while preparing for a longer term vision of connectivity in the next decade.
If you require additional information, guidance or help to find collaboration partners, please get in touch with Dr Stafford Lloyd, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for ICT & Future and Emerging Technologies: firstname.lastname@example.org.