Cross-cutting activities (focus areas)
Horizon 2020 aims at addressing cross-cutting issues in order to make its different programs meet as many and as wide social challenges as possible.
This 2016-17 work programme contains the following cross-cutting calls:
- Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy
- Internet of Things
- Smart and Sustainable Cities
Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy: aims to boost economic growth and renew Europe’s industrial capacities in a world of finite resources. It will demonstrate the economic and environmental feasibility of the circular economy approach. In the circular economy, the creation of wealth and jobs is decoupled from the consumption of resources, and waste is minimised.
The industrial facing elements of the work programme are concentrated in calls on
with a strong element on industrial pilot lines for nanotechnology and advanced materials
Internet of Things: Bridging LEIT priorities and Societal Challenges, this call supports the combination of different technologies such as internet, components, big data, cloud or advanced computing and their integration in innovative use cases addressing major societal challenges
Smart and Sustainable Cities: Brings together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and replicating at larger scale successful solutions for smart and sustainable cities in Europe. The focus is on creating urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, with smart electro-mobility and showcasing effective, innovative nature-based solutions
Disclaimer: ALWAYS check the latest version of documents attached to the relevant call in the official participant portal.