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Call: Pre-commercial procurements of innovative solutions to enhance security

Programme
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges "
A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake.
Funding focuses on the following challenges:
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
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Description of programme
"Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens"

The primary aims of the Secure Societies Challenge are:

  • to enhance the resilience of our society against natural and man-made disasters, ranging from the development of new crisis management tools to communication interoperability, and to develop novel solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure;
  • to fight crime and terrorism ranging from new forensic tools to protection against explosives;
  • to improve border security, ranging from improved maritime border protection to supply chain security and to support the Union's external security policies including through conflict prevention and peace building;
  • and to provide enhanced cyber-security, ranging from secure information sharing to new assurance models
Call
Pre-commercial procurements of innovative solutions to enhance security
Description of call
"Pre-commercial procurements of innovative solutions to enhance security"
Innovative solutions are needed when resources from different countries are required to work more closely together. Such solutions should support the development of the EU’s Security Union.

Practitioners are invited to work on common requirements of any kind of system that they may need in the future to enhance border and external security, to fight against crime and terrorism, to protect infrastructure, or to make societies more resilient, and to involve their respective procurement bodies in preparing for future acquisitions.
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Thematic Focus Development Cooperation, Technologies, Security, Innovation, Research
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, International Organization, National Government, Research Institution, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), University, Association, Start Up Company
Applicant details All legal entities located in the EU or in Third Countries can participate in Horizon 2020.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Participation is required of at least 3 relevant practitioner organisations, as well as of 3 potential "buyers" of systems (e.g. departments or agencies dealing with acquisition planning, or procurement), from 3 different EU or Associated countries.

Recurring Call Yes
Further info Open access must be granted to all scientific publications.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details budget amount: between 2 and 12 Mio. € per proposal
Co- funding: max. 100%
Submission Participant Portal
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