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The FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator: Creating Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future

The FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator: Creating Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future

Objective

The ultimate goal of the FuturICT Flagship is to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century and is equally important for the development of novel robust, trustworthy and adaptive information and communication technologies (ICT), based on socially inspired paradigms.
Integrating ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences will unleash a paradigm shift, facilitating a symbiotic co-evolution of ICT and society. Data from our complex globe-spanning ICT system will be leveraged to develop models of techno-socio-economic systems. In turn, insight from these models will inform the development of a new generation of socially adaptive, self-organised ICT systems.
FuturICT as a whole will act as a Knowledge Accelerator, turning massive data into knowledge and technological progress. In this way, FuturICT will create the scientific methods and ICT platforms needed to address planetary-scale challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Specifically, FuturICT will build a sophisticated simulation, visualization and participation platform, known as the Living Earth Platform. This platform will power Crisis Observatories, to detect and mitigate crises, and Participatory Platforms, to support decision-making for policy-makers and citizens.
In this Coordination Action, we propose activities to develop our scientific vision and roadmap, secure stakeholder commitment, establish the FuturICT legal and operational infrastructure, and build on our remarkable success in uniting previously fragmented research communities. Through these activities, the Coordination Action will allow Europe to grasp this unique opportunity for groundbreaking progress in science and ICT, with great impacts for society, governance and industry by launching the FuturICT Flagship in 2013.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Address

Gower Street
Wc1e 6bt London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 614 507

Administrative Contact

Martin Scott (Mr.)

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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 561 868

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 700

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 156

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 154 722

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 686

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 361

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284709

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 161 567

  • EU contribution

    € 1 900 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom