ICT - EU-Japan Joint Call
Call Identifier: H2020-EUJ-2016
Publication Date: 20/10/2015
Budget: 7,000,000 €
Deadline: 19/01/2016 17:00  Brussels local Time
Specific Programme(s): Industrial Leadership
Theme(s): Information & Communication Technologies
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EUJ-01-2016: 3000000ME

5G – Next Generation Communication Networks Specific Challenge: Bold 5G initiatives in both EU and Japan open industrial collaboration prospects to further progress with the objective of developing common positions, standards and interoperable systems for critical networks and computing platforms. Proposals with balanced participation of EU and Japanese partners should make a substantial contribution to the identified themes indicating the benefits of a joint effort.


EUJ-02-2016: 2700000ME

IoT/Cloud/Big Data platforms in social application contexts Specific Challenge: Over the last years, the Internet of Things has moved from being a futuristic vision to an increasing market reality. The Integration and federation of IoT with Big Data and Cloud (including edge cloud), having all three diverging principles, remains a HORIZON 2020 - Work Programme 2016 - 2017 Information and Communication Technologies Part 5.i - Page 109 of 133 key challenge. The exploitation of big data, being obtained from remote sensing / actuation and the Web and social media crawling in specific contexts and being processed by smart objects and in sophisticated clouds, enables the creation of distributed intelligence as key application/service drivers toward attractive IoT services. Cloud-based applications driven by decentralised information processing capabilities need to use dedicated cloud architectures, standardised APIs, open software components, and to pay special attention to data integrity, localisation, and confidentiality. Holistic approaches are required to address privacy & security issues across value chains including privacy by design aspects, SLAs, software algorithms and new data management models. 


EUJ-03-2016: 1300000ME

Experimental testbeds on Information-Centric Networking Specific Challenge: Recent Internet multimedia applications are characterized by an increasing trend in the number of users creating, storing, sharing and consuming a larger number of bigger content. With the introduction of new types of content (higher quality,  richer content, networked media …), Future Internet applications and services will be more and more demanding on the underlying infrastructures.


Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme with the following exceptions:

    Additional admissibility criterion:

    - Participants in the EU collaborative projects are required to conclude a coordination agreement with the participants in the coordinated project funded by MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) or NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology). A final draft of this agreement has to be provided with the proposal.

    Additional eligibility criteria:

    - Proposals submitted to this call which do not include coordination with a Japanese proposal submitted to MIC or NICT for evaluation will be considered ineligible.
    - The proposed project duration shall not exceed 36 months.
    - The Japanese authorities can consider non-eligible proposals with participation of partners from third countries (countries other than Japan, EU and Associated states). Consultation to MIC or NICT representatives is highly advisable before submitting proposals involving third country organisations.
    - Proposals will only be selected on the condition that their corresponding coordinated Japanese project will be funded by MIC or NICT.

    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme with the following exceptions:

    Criterion 3 "Quality and efficiency of the implementation": additional evaluation sub-criterion: Balanced effort between the two coordinated projects and a research plan properly involving coordinated research activities between Europe and Japan, that ensure a more genuine EU-Japan cooperation and represent an added value to the activities.

    Criterion 2 "Impact": additional evaluation sub-criterion: Standards are an important element in the field of international cooperation. Beyond access to additional research capability, international cooperation in the context of industrial research should have global consensus and standards as a main target. Contribution to the elaboration of new standards or adoption of standards through implementation of research results.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    A specific proposal template will be used in this call.
    A specific evaluation form will be used in this call (document not available yet).
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

  8. Additional documents:
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment 
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation 
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme 

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