In order to provide additional funding for Japanese partners participating in coordinated call SC1-PM-14-2016 "EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities", NICT has opened a call with JPY 90 million of funding for a Japanese consortium, focusing on proposals limited to network platform basic technologies.
Further information about the NICT call will be given on 12 May 2016 in Tokyo and 16 May 2016 in Osaka. The deadline of this call will be the 7 June 2016.
For details on this additional call, please consult: http://www.nict.go.jp/info/topics/2016/03/160330-1.html (in Japanese) and http://www.nict.go.jp/press/2016/04/12-1.html (in Japanese)
Due to this additional call, the deadline of SC1-PM-14-2016 on they European side and MIC has been extended to 7 June 2016. Japanese research groups will either submit their proposal to MIC or NICT, not both of them at the same time.
Please also refer to our earlier news item regarding administrative issues in SC1-PM-14-2016.
This news item has been updated on 12 April 2016