Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) Newsletter — Issue Thu 16 Jul 2015

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European Commission FET through the keyhole
Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)
In this issue - July 2015
"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." Jules Verne (novelist)


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Welcome
Open Science is a broad term, covering the developments in how science is becoming more open, accessible, efficient, democratic, and transparent. In this issue, we have a special focus on Open Science, featuring just some of what is being done and how it will benefit not only researchers, but everyone!
In this issue, we also report on the recent "Quantum Technologies and Industry" workshop, and present highlights from the Graphene Week held in June.
The last cut-off date for the FET Open call is 29 September 2015. The Work Programme 2016-2017 will be presented during the ICT 2015 event (20-22 October in Lisbon), which will gather many other activities, including a conference, exhibition and networking sessions. We will come back in September with more info about it. In the meantime, enjoy the summer period!
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FET Funding Opportunities
FET Open funding opportunities for Research projects
Under Horizon 2020, FET Open continues its mission to support early-stage joint science and technology research around new ideas for radically new future technologies, in all technological areas.
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Top News
Report from the workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry
A participatory workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry was held in Brussels on 6 May 2015. The aim was to identify what could be the markets for quantum technologies, and how these could be industrialised. The workshop report summarises the discussions and the action plan which emerged as a conclusion.
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Reporting from Graphene Week 2015: interesting articles, videos, audio files
From 22-26 June, more than 600 participants (scientists, students, representatives of industrial companies) attended the Graphene Week conference in Manchester (UK). Graphene Week is the most important event staged by the flagship in 2015. If you missed it you can find here a selection of video interviews, on line articles & audio files. Enjoy the reading!
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Human Brain Project - "Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience" call has closed
The Human Brain Project (HBP) FET Flagship held a Call for Expressions of Interest on "Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience". The call closed on 7th July and 58 proposals were submitted. These proposals will be evaluated in the summer period and the results will be announced by mid-September. Successful proposers will be introduced in the HBP Consortium in the next, H2020 phase of the Flagship.
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Art at the heart of innovation
Report on the Symposium on the Crossovers between Culture and Technology
A symposium was organised on May 26th 2015 to explore how cultural and creative cross-overs can stimulate innovation, economic sustainability and social inclusion.
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See also : Compte-rendu
22 June 2015 - BOZAR, Brussels
Report on STARTS Symposium held in BOZAR on 22-23 June 2015
The STARTS symposium explored the catalytic role of the Arts for innovation in business, industry and society. An informal report on the event has been produced by 2 moderators.
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Projects' news & stories
GHOST: Technology that leaps out of the screen
Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionise the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling objects and data out of the screen and playing with these in mid-air.
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PAPETS: Quantum physics provides startling insights into biological processes
Quantum physics is helping researchers to better understand photosynthesis and olfaction
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Forthcoming Events
3 - 9 August 2015 - Obergurgl University Centre, Obergurgl, Austria
2nd Human Brain Project (HBP) Education School: Future Computing
The 2nd HBP Education School offers a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of software, hardware, simulation, databasing, robotics and theory relevant to the HBP research programme.
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See also : 2nd HBP Education School
5 - 7 October 2015 - Seoul (Korea)
Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography
The third ETSI/IQC workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptograph aims at verifying, on the one hand, some of the ideas arisen in various discussions on the ETSI QSC White Paper, while on the other hand identifying further development in the area of QSC as well as its practical application
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FET & Flagships Upcoming events
Check our list with overview of other future events (July - November 2015).
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Focus on Open Science
New trends in Open Science
Open Science is a broad term, covering the many exciting developments in how science is becoming more open, accessible, efficient, democratic, and transparent. This Open Science revolution is being driven by new, digital tools for scientific collaboration, experiments and analysis and which make scientific knowledge more easily accessible by professionals and the general public, anywhere, at any time.
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OpenAIRE is growing and now gathers over 11.5 million documents in open access
OpenAIRE stands for Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, and its mission is to gather the metadata of research output (publications and associated research) funded by the European Commission.
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This newsletter "FET through the keyhole" is published periodically by the FET and Flagships units, Part of the "European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology", and the FET Open unit, Part of the "Research Executive Agency of the European Commission".

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