Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

Objective

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme aims at developing radically new technologies by exploring novel and high-risk ideas building on scientific foundations. It promotes research beyond what is known, accepted or widely adopted and fosters novel and visionary thinking to open promising paths towards powerful new technologies, some of which could develop into leading technological and intellectual paradigms for the decades ahead.

In particular, it funds interdisciplinary collaborations that seek genuine cross-fertilisation and deep synergies between the broadest range of advanced sciences (physical sciences, information sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities,…) and cutting-edge engineering disciplines (chemical, physical, biological, computational, geospatial, …) in order to turn new knowledge and high-risk ideas into a viable basis for radically new technologies. Thus, research in FET is complementary to incremental research as well as to the European Research Council, which itself is aiming at excellent individual researchers while FET supports collaborative research projects to open up new and promising fields of research, technology and innovation.

The combination of a game-changing long-term vision and technological concreteness positions FET research between blue-sky science on the one hand, and research driven by societal challenges or by industrial competitiveness on the other.

Contents

The FET work programme 2016-2017 consists of four major lines of activity in which calls for proposals will be launched:

  • FET Open – novel ideas for radically new technologies
  • FET Proactive – boosting emerging technologies
  • FET Proactive – high performance computing
  • FET Flagships – tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges

FET calls in 2016 and 2017:

Call

Opening date

Deadline

FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 (RIA)

 

FETOPEN-02-2016 (CSA)

FETOPEN-03-2017 (CSA)

FETOPEN-04-2016-2017 (Innovation Launchpad)

8 December 2015

 

 

8 December 2015

20 September 2016

1 March 2016

11 May 2016

17 January 2017

27 September 2017

11 May 2016

17 January 2017

29 September 2016

27 September 2017

FETPROACT-01-2016 (RIA)

FETPROACT-02-2017 (ERA-NET Cofund)

FETPROACT-03-2016 (ERA-NET Cofund)

FETHPC-01-2016 (RIA)

FETHPC-02-2017 (RIA)

FETHPC-03-2017 (CSA)

8 December 2015

20 September 2016

 

8 December 2015

 

14 April 2016

12 April 2017

12 April 2017

12 April 2016

24 January 2017

 

12 April 2016

 

27 September 2016

26 September 2017

26 September 2017

FETFLAG-01-2016 (ERA-NET Cofund/CSA)

10 November 2015

1 March 2016

How to apply

Information on how to apply for Future and Emerging Technologies can be found on the Participant Portal, your single-entry point for interactions with the research and innovation programmes of the European Commission. The Future and Emerging Technologies programme is implemented by DG CONNECT.

The standard Horizon 2020 evaluation criteria of Excellence, Impact and Implementation apply but the weighting of the criteria varies depending on the call.

Open Calls

FET – Open Calls

Documentation