The Brazilian government and the European Commission have decided to launch the 4th coordinated call, which will be officially opened in November 2016, in two main areas: cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) Pilots. Priorities for the call and the development of future technologies wll be the 3Os: Open data, Open platform and Open science.
The cloud computing call will focus on the development of innovative technologies for next generation cloud infrastructures and services able to address the requirements and tackle the challenges from high impact socio-economic applications; standardisation, such as interoperability and data portability, should be the enabler to develop secure and trustworthy applications. The objective is to finance 2 projects within a total budget of 5M Euros (2,5M Euros from each agency).
The IoT pilot call has the objective of demonstrating the IoT technologies and applicability of the already developed platforms in real-word scenario addressing specific socio-economic challenges in real-life settings. The call will finance 3 projects proposing pilots applied to government and private sector with a total funding of 9M Euros (4,5 Euros from each agency). The 5 areas of interest for this call are:
The pilots should involve end-users on both sides of the Atlantic.
Moacyr Martucci, Department of Enginering and Digital Systems of Escola Politécnica of Universidade de São Paulo and Brazilian National Contact Point Coordinator for the Horizon 2020 and for ERC, Brazil at Cloudscape Brazil 2014