Calls for proposals :: FET Open funding opportunities
Deadline: 30 September 2014
(09/12/2013) Under Horizon 2020, FET Open will continue its mission to support early-stage joint science and technology research around new ideas for radically new future technologies. FET Open, which will represent 40% of the overall FET budget in H2020, covers now ALL technological areas. Another novelty for FET Open in Horizon 2020, is the single step submission!
FET-Open calls for early-stage joint science and technology research towards radically new future technologies. Being entirely non-prescriptive with regards to the nature or purpose of the technologies that are envisaged, this call targets the unexpected. It is open to collaborative research that satisfies the FET-Open 'gatekeepers': long-term vision, ambition of the scientific and technological breakthrough, foundational character, novelty, high-risk and deep synergistic interdisciplinary approach. FET-Open aspires to be an early detector of new and promising ideas, but also of the new high-potential actors in research and innovation (such as young researchers and high-tech SMEs) that may become the scientific and industrial leaders of the future.
FET-Open also calls for coordination and support activities to turn Europe into the best place in the world for responsible collaborative research on future and emerging technologies that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. Grouped under 7 headings, the ambition of these actions is to establish European thought-leadership on new and emerging technologies (FET observatory, FET communication, FET conference), to improve the long-term innovation potential in Europe both from the abundance of novel ideas and the range of actors ready to take them forward (FET exchange, FET prizes), to better understand the various impact mechanisms for long-term science and technology research (FET impact) and to make sure that the results are taken-up for a better European future (FET Take-Up).
Call deadline: 30/09/2014.
The proposal template is now available and the submission service open!