The Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) is designed to support a wide range of participants: from universities, through public authorities to small enterprises and researchers in developing countries.
The FP7 ICT Work Programme 2007 defines the priorities for the calls for proposals to be launched in 2007. The priorities are faithful to the FP7 Framework Programme and Specific Programme decisions and in line with the main ICT policy priorities as defined in the i2010 initiative.
They reflect the input received from the Programme Committee and Advisory Group, the European Technology Platforms and a series of detailed consultations with the main stakeholders. [Read more]
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are critical to improve the competitiveness of European industry and to meet the demands of its society and economy.
ICTs have a catalytic impact in three key areas:
The ICT Work Programme under FP7 is divided into seven "Challenges" of strategic interest to European society, plus research into "Future and emerging technologies" and support for horizontal actions, such as international cooperation: