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International Hub for Digital Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific
Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 6: A Human-centred and Ethical Development of Digital and Industrial Technologies
Estimated EU contribution per project
around € 2,500,000.00
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- Organize networks, conferences, workshops and other actions that support R&I activities in the Digital Partnerships with Japan, South Korea and Singapore, and with India in the context of the Trade and Technology Council. The thematic areas of cooperation would include semiconductors, especially next generation of semiconductors, emerging privacy-enhancing technologies, high performing, energy efficient and sustainable 5G and Beyond 5G technologies, data technologies, Artificial Intelligence, SME’s digital transformation, smart cities, High Performance Computing and Quantum technologies, standardisation, trust services including eID and blockchain.
- Collect and analyse information as well as conduct surveys and draft reports and position papers on partner countries’ R&I policies, strategies and programmes, on all the above-mentioned topics of cooperation including platform cooperation, digital education and digital connectivity.
- Foster cooperation and prepare ground for joint research and raise greater awareness of R&I and industrial cooperation opportunities to promote the digital transformation of industry, disruptive innovation and particularly SMEs.
- The action should ensure that relevant stakeholders from both the EU and the partner countries are engaged during the process through regional and international workshops and a set of communication and dissemination actions.
- Increased networking and collaboration of stakeholders from the EU and the partner countries with a view to addressing current needs, considering future requirements and stimulating long-term cooperation.
- Support R&I activities and concrete pilot projects (e.g. AI, digital identity) linked to implementing Digital Partnerships with Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore and in the context of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) with India with a view to drive technology development and standardisation, or regulatory/legislative approaches.
- Support to digital dialogues with international partners, facilitate exchange of views and best practices, regulatory cooperation and where appropriate development of common principles regarding regulation, legislation and standards, developed bilaterally or agreed in international fora.
- Oversee international activities across Horizon Europe Cluster 4, and identify joint research and industrial cooperation opportunities with key partners.
- Report on synergies and commonalities in policies, strategies and programmes between the EU and partner countries that could feed in the discussions of Digital Partnership Councils, which will drive forward the implementation of the Partnerships.
- Foster increased cooperation with appropriate research institutions in Japan, Korea, Singapore on the development, deployment and commercialisation of digital technologies, for example through specific collaboration in the field of R&I.
- Support to trade and industrial policy aspects by promoting European technologies and standards in key international markets.
- Promote and support European positions in international fora such as G7, G20, OECD, WTO, and standardisation organisations.
Regions / countries for funding
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
- the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
- the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
- third countries associated to Horizon Europe - see list of particpating countries
Applications may be submitted by one or more legal entities, which may be established in a Member State, Associated Country or, in exceptional cases and if provided for in the specific call conditions, in another third country.
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
- Affiliated entities — Affiliated entities (i.e. entities with a legal or capital link to a beneficiary which participate in the action with similar rights and obligations to the beneficiaries, but which do not sign the grant agreement and therefore do not become beneficiaries themselves) are allowed, if they are eligible for participation and funding.
- Associated partners — Associated partners (i.e. entities which participate in the action without signing the grant agreement, and without the right to charge costs or claim contributions) are allowed, subject to any conditions regarding associated partners set out in the specific call conditions.
- Entities without legal personality — Entities which do not have legal personality under their national law may exceptionally participate, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guarantees to protect the EU’s financial interests equivalent to those offered by legal persons.
- EU bodies — Legal entities created under EU law including decentralised agencies may be part of the consortium, unless provided for otherwise in their basic act.
- Joint Research Centre (‘JRC’)— Where provided for in the specific call conditions, applicants may include in their proposals the possible contribution of the JRC but the JRC will not participate in the preparation and submission of the proposal. Applicants will indicate the contribution that the JRC could bring to the project based on the scope of the topic text. After the evaluation process, the JRC and the consortium selected for funding may come to an agreement on the specific terms of the participation of the JRC. If an agreement is found, the JRC may accede to the grant agreement as beneficiary requesting zero funding or participate as an associated partner, and would accede to the consortium as a member.
- Associations and interest groupings — Entities composed of members (e.g. European research infrastructure consortia (ERICs)) may participate as ‘sole beneficiaries’ or ‘beneficiaries without legal personality’. However, if the action is in practice implemented by the individual members, those members should also participate (either as beneficiaries or as affiliated entities, otherwise their costs will NOT be eligible
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
- Part A (to be filled in directly online) contains administrative information about the applicant organisations (future coordinator and beneficiaries and affiliated entities), the summarised budget for the proposal and call-specific questions;
- Part B (to be downloaded from the Portal submission system, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded as a PDF in the system) contains the technical description of the project.
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 30 pages.