H2020: Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership

For ResearchersH2020: Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership

H2020: Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership

The aim of Pillar 2 in Horizon 2020 is to support European industries in a number of areas of priority. Priority areas include: Information and Communication Technologies; Nanotechnology; Advanced Materials; Biotechnology; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing; and Space. In addition, there are a number of cross-thematic areas: Factories of the Future, Energy Efficient Buildings; and Sustainable Process Industries. Within these areas, funding is allocated to various ‘calls’. The majority of the calls in Pillar 2 are Research and Innovation Actions, Innovation Actions, or Support Actions. Each call has quite specific aims and parameters. The most effective way of finding funding within this pillar is to decide which area(s) your research fits and then read the individual work programme to see which calls are applicable.

Introduction

Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) includes the parts of Horizon 2020 focusing on new opportunities for industrial leadership in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), ICT and Space. These are areas of key industrial competences determining Europe’s global competitiveness. Aiming at new and breakthrough technologies, this part of the programme will contribute to boosting competitiveness, creating jobs and supporting growth. It helps to achieve the EU Industrial policy goals, in particular the goal to bring industry’s weight in the EU’s GDP back to 20% by 2020. It also represents an important component of the EU Strategy for Key Enabling Technologies. A more detailed document on LEIT is available from the Commission's website.

Work programmes of primary interest to WIT include Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (Nanotech), and Space. See details below.

The H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 was published on 27 October 2017. To read the press release regarding the publication click here and more details about the work programme can be found here.

Research Professional

Research Professional is a great way of identifying funding opportunties within Horizon 2020. For a full listing of opportunities related to Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership click here to access a customised Research Professional search for all opportunities listed within the Industrial Leadership pillar.

€30 billion available in research funding between 2018-2020

Digital technologies underpin innovation and competitiveness across a broad range of market sectors. The topics addressed in this Work Programme part cover the ICT technology in a comprehensive way, from key enabling technologies to networking technologies, robotics, content and information management technologies. Pursuing the change initiated under Work Programme 2014-2015, activities will continue to promote more innovation-orientation to ensure that the EU industry remains strong in the core technologies that are at the roots of future value chains. Full details of this work programme are available via this publication from the Commission.

Research ProfessionalSee the Research Professional listing of ICT opportunities.

ICT National Contact Points
National Contact Point

Stephen O’Reilly - Enterprise Ireland

[email protected]

021-4800217

National Contact Point

Gerard Kennedy - Enterprise Ireland

[email protected]

061-777052

In this part of the Work Programme, LEIT-NMBP stands for ‘Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing'. Full details of this work programme are available via this publication from the Commission's website.

Research ProfessionalSee the Research Professional listing of LEIT-NMBP​ opportunities.

Nanotech National Contact Points
National Contact Point

Bob Flynn - Enterprise Ireland

[email protected]

061-777050

National Contact Point

Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos - Enterprise Ireland

[email protected]

01-7272704

Space research is supported in Horizon 2020 under the priority "Industrial Leadership", in line with the main objective and challenge to ensure that space will remain accessible to Europe and safe to operate in the long run. This is a long-term challenge that requires a long-term approach that must encompass several areas such as security of supply of critical space technologies, including components, at cost effective and affordable conditions, industry capability and technology readiness as well as space situational awareness to cope with threats such as space orbital debris (including space surveillance and tracking). An important challenge and an opportunity for Europe is to reap the benefits of European investments in the space sector, primarily by carrying out research and innovation actions for preparing applications and downstream services exploiting the opportunities of data and signals available through the Galileo and Copernicus systems. Whenever "users" are mentioned in this work programme part, inclusive actions should be considered, when appropriate, to cater for users of all ages and genders. Full details of this work programme are available via this publication from the Commission's website.

Research ProfessionalSee the Research Professional listing of Space opportunities.

Space National Contact Points
National Contact Point

Conor Sheehan - Enterprise Ireland

[email protected]

01-7272381