Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) Newsletter — Issue Thu 15 Jan 2015

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European Commission FET through the keyhole
Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)
In this issue - January 2015
"We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." Walt Disney

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Top News
Welcome from Thierry Van der Pyl, Director of "Excellence in Science" at DG CONNECT
Our Director summarises the achievements in FET for this first year in H2020, in parallel with EC policies development, and looks at the challenges ahead of us.
First FET Proactive projects under Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
Within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-2015, the FET Proactive call "Emerging themes and communities" had three initiatives: Global Systems Science (GSS); Knowing, doing and being: cognition beyond problem solving (KnowDoBe); and Quantum simulation (Q-SIM). The call closed end of March 2014, and 13 projects have been selected for funding.
"TAIPI": project for Impact Assessment & Policy makers Information launched.
TAIPI:"Tools and Actions for Impact Assessment and Policy makers Information", is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA).
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. FET Open covers now ALL technological areas.
New in the FET Open CSA call: FET Take-Up Actions (2015)
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open Call for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA), under the Horizon 2020 WP2014-15, includes for the first time "FET Take-Up" Actions. What are these Take-Up Actions and how can you participate in the call?
Other Funding Opportunities
FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call 2015 open
FLAG-ERA launches funding instruments in support of the Flagship initiatives on Graphene and Human Brain.
The research funding organisations gathered in FLAG-ERA kick-start their support instruments to the FET Flagships. The FLAG-ERA Consortium launches a dedicated joint call for proposals worth 18.5M EUR on 27 October 2014. Projects choosen from this call will be expected to become the first partnering projects of a flaghip project.
At this occasion, FLAG-ERA published a press release.
News video

Exploiting features of magnetic molecules embedded in circuits: Spintronics!
Exploiting features of magnetic molecules embedded in circuits: Spintronics!
Exploiting both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment in solid-state devices promises to provide smaller, precise and more reliable low power consuming electronic devices. Welcome to the "Spintronics" era.
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FET at conferences & workshops
Third Global Systems Science conference: Unpacking Green Growth
Global Systems Science (GSS) is about providing global systems of interconnected solutions to global problems. The ICT revolution that is currently ongoing will fundamentally reshape our societies, economies and institutions, as well as our environment, so the concept of green growth has been proposed as one of the few globally distributed, innovative and engaging systemic solutions to our current global predicament.
FET in Numbers
Statistics of the first H2020 FET Proactive call "Emerging themes and communities"
Total number of proposals received: 184
Success rates*:
GSS: 3 / 52 (6%)
KnowDoBe: 5 / 110 (4%)
Q-SIM: 5 / 22 (23%)
(*) Number of funded projects or proposals retained for grant finalization / Number of submitted proposals
Baltic Countries in Focus – Overview on FET in FP7
This is a snapshot about the Baltic Countries participation on FET schemes in FP7, showing the number of institutions participating, the distribution of funding and number of projects among FET Open, FET Proactive and FET Flagships schemes.
Projects' news & stories
Baltic countries in focus: UaESMC FET Open project
Each of us has some information it considers private and is willing to share only reluctantly, be it about one's health, or personal preferences, or commercial interests or capabilities. Our society has put in place rules on how such data can be transmitted or processed. While these rules protect the privacy of data, at times, they seriously diminish the benefits that can be obtained from studying it. Can the existing balance between privacy and usability be improved?
Baltic Countries in focus: The personal experience of Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs
Dr. Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs is a physicist and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Latvia. He is also a partner of the SiAM FET Proactive project. In 2013, he was one of the 40 “Young Scientists’2013” invited to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions (the “summer Davos” by World Economic Forum). In this interview, he tells us more about his experience as a researcher, and as being involved in a FET project.
EPIWORK: Ebola forecasting uses model developed by EU project
Forecasters predicting the spread of Ebola are using one of the most sophisticated modeling systems in the world – the result of an EU research project.
Ebola forecasting uses model developed by EU project
ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use
An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart devices.
Forthcoming Events
FET & Flagship Units related events
Upcoming 2015 events
Communication training for EU-funded projects
EU-funded research and innovation projects can now attend free of charge online courses to improve their dissemination and communication techniques and tools in order to bridge the gap between lab and market. The courses are organised by the support project Haivisio.
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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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