IST-Africa Horizon 2020 workshop was held on the 28th November 2013 at Conference Hall, Ebene Cyber Tower 1. This workshop was open to enterprise with innovative practices and academics, researchers
“Horizon 2020 started in January 2014 as the new Framework Programme to implement Research and Innovation with funds of €80 billion from 2014 - 2020. Horizon 2020 will address all research and innovation funding that was previously provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development (e.g. FP7), Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
Its three main priorities are:
Ø Excellence Science – Research Infrastructures, Marie Curie (Mobility Grants), Future and Emerging Technologies
Ø Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) – Components & Systems, Advanced Computing, Future Internet, Content Technologies and Information Management, Robotics, Micro and Nano-electronics and photonics
Ø Societal Challenges – Health, Food Security & Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Climate action and Environment, Innovation and Reflective Societies and Secure Societies”
In this context, the National Computer Board in cooperation with IIMC Ireland (IST Africa Project Co-ordinator) organised a workshop with the objectives of creating awareness on Horizon 2020 and encourages ICT researchers to participate in the Horizon 2020.
The workshop was held on the 28th November 2013 in the Conference Hall, Ebene Cyber Tower 1, Cybercity, Ebene.