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Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017:Internet Of Things Large Scale Pilots

The European Commission announces a 'Call for Proposals on Internet of Things (IoT) Large Scale Pilots (LSPs)' to take up the IoT in Europe and to enable the emergence of IoT ecosystems supported by open technologies and platforms.

EU invests 140 Mio EUR on Internet of Things the period 2016-2017

LSPs are goal driven initiatives that will propose Internet of Things(IoT) approaches to specific real-life industrial/societal challenges addressed in the IoT Focus Area of the Horizon 2020 Work Program 2016-2017. The areas include smart living environments for ageing well, smart farming and food security, wearables for smart ecosystems, reference zones in EU cities and Autonomous vehicles in a connected environment.

These Large Scale Pilots seek to involve stakeholders from supply side to demand side, and contain all the technological and innovation elements and tasks related to the use, application and deployment; the development of the technology, testing and integration activities will also be part of the proposed LSPs.

The IoT LSPs are also accompanied by coordination and support actions to ensure the smooth and efficient cooperation and management of the various activities of the Focus Area as well as to support cross fertilisation of the various pilots for technological and validation issues of common interest across the various use cases.

In order to strengthen IoT Research and Innovation, an additional call is foreseen in 2017; this call is focused on sophisticated platform architectures for smart objects, embedded intelligence, and smart networks. Along with this additional call international joint IoT calls with Japan, South KoreaChina and Brazil are associated to the IoT Focus Area in the Work Programme 2016-17. More information on the additional calls on IoT will follow.

Budget Information:

  1. IoT-01-2016: Large Scale Pilots with total Budget 100 Mio EUR (funding rate: 70%)
    Pilot areas:
    • Pilot 1: Smart living environments for ageing well (EU contr. up to 20 Mio EUR)
    • Pilot 2: Smart Farming and Food Security (EU contr. up to 30 Mio EUR)
    • Pilot 3: Wearables for smart ecosystems (EU contr. up to 15Mio EUR)
    • Pilot 4: Reference zones in EU cities (EU contr. up to 15Mio EUR)
    • Pilot 5: Autonomous vehicles in a connected environment (EU contr. up to 20 Mio EUR)
  2. IoT-02-2016: IoT Horizontal activities with total budget:
    • up to 3 Mio EUR (funding rate: 100%)
    • up to 1 Mio EUR (funding rate: 100%)

More information on this Call and how to Apply

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