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ISSN : 2363-0809
European Commission FET through the keyhole
Future & Emerging Technologies
In this issue - August 2016

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Top News
News from the "Digital Excellence & Science infrastructure" Directorate
Thomas Skordas, Acting Director of the renamed "Digital Excellence & Science infrastructure" Directorate, summarises our achievements so far in 2016 and discuss our next steps.
Outcome of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) consultations
The results of the online consultations on FET Proactive, FET Flagships and Mathematics for the preparation of the next FET Work Programme 2018-2020 are now available! In his blogpost, Thomas Skordas gives an overview of the submitted ideas and outlines the next steps.
Reporting on Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016
The EuroScience Open Forum is an international conference dedicated to science and innovation. This year it took place in Manchester from 23rd to 27th of July. For the first time, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) was organising two sessions at ESOF (which took place on 25th of July) dedicated to how it fosters cutting edge science and technology, and how it should evolve in the future.
Professor J. Mlynek will chair expert group on Quantum Technology Flagship
In a joint blogpost, Dutch Minister Henk Kamp and Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger thank Professor Jürgen Mlynek for accepting to chair the committee driving the Quantum Technology Flagship preparatory phase. The composition of the group will be announced in the coming weeks once the selection procedure is completed.
Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy
This study, performed and published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, identifies policy-related issues arising from the emergence of quantum technologies.
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E-infrastructures: making Europe the best place for research and innovation
EU-funded e-Infrastructures are a key component of the European digital research and innovation landscape. They address the needs of European researchers and innovators for transnational communication networks, high performance and high throughput computing, multidisciplinary data management and collaborative scientific software. They empower researchers with easy and secure online access to facilities and resources and enable them to deliver reusable and reproducible research and innovation outputs.
FET Funding Opportunities
Participation of H2020 Excellent Science projects to the ICT Proposers Day 2016
The ICT Proposers day is a unique networking opportunity to build partnerships and projects targeting the new FET Open, HPC and e-infrastructure calls.
Funding opportunities for HPC in Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017
The FET Proactive call on HPC aims to leverage the existing European strengths for building the next generation of extreme performance computing and taking advantage of the new opportunities created from the transition from peta to exascale computing. The ultimate goal is to achieve world-class extreme scale computing capabilities in platforms, technologies and applications. Next call deadline is 27 September 2016.
New in the FET Open CSA call: the FET Innovation Launchpad
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open call for Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) includes a new topic under the Horizon 2020 WP2016-17: the Innovation Launchpad. What is it for and how can you participate in this call? (next deadline is 29 September 2016)
FET Open funding opportunities: next call deadline is 17 January 2017!
FET Open continues to foster early-stage research for radically new technological possibilities. It supports promising novel ideas from all technological areas without prescribing any theme. Funding is available for Research and Innovation Actions as well as for Coordination and Support Actions.
Projects' news & stories
Graphene Flagship reaches the US: the first steps for a joint collaboration EU-US are set
(18/07/2016) In a blog post, Thomas Skordas, Acting Director of Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure" highlights the new scheme that will enable the researchers working in EU's Graphene Flagship partner research labs and the researchers funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the scope of their work by collaborating with research groups on the other side of the Atlantic, thanks to mobility funding grants. These grants will be supported respectively by the Graphene Flagship and NSF.
Smell the action | FET Open NanoSmell Project
Imagine you are watching a great movie or playing your favourite video game. And not only do you see and hear what's going on but you can actually smell it! This is what FET Open project NanoSmell envisages.
Brain-inspired navigation in robots
Could the human brain inspire a new generation of robots able to navigate in complex and unpredictable environments? The FET Proactive project GRIDMAP is trying to unravel its mysteries and translate them into a new generation of algorithms in order to find out.
STARTS Grand Prizes have been awarded
The STARTS Prize supports innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art. STARTS is promoting artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and very promising forms of collaboration between the private sector and the world of art and culture.
Forthcoming Events
8 - 12 September 2016 - Linz, Austria
Ars Electronica Festival 2016
The Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology and Society is a gathering of artists, scientists and technologists, offering a setting for experimentation, evaluation and reinvention.
28 - 30 September 2016 - Kraków, Poland
DI4R 2016: The meeting place for e-Infrastructures and their users
Researchers, developers, data practitioners and service providers are invited to the DI4R event to brainstorm and find practical solutions to support and facilitate science and research across Europe.
12 October 2016 - Florence, Italy
Human Brain Project Summit Open day
Join the Human Brain Project (HBP) in an interactive Science Market to learn firsthand what HBP is all about through discussions with scientists and engineers coming from many of the HBP's Partner institutions.
Other events
5 - 8 September 2016
Workshop on Analog Quantum Simulators for Many-Body Dynamics
5 - 16 September 2016
Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology summer school 2016
12 - 15 October 2016
Human Brain Project Summit 2016
28 November - 4 December 2016
3rd Human Brain Project (HBP) Education School – Future Neuroscience - The Multiscale Brain: From Genes to behaviour
29 November 2016
European Parliament (EP) Workshop: Understanding the Human Brain
30 November - 1 December 2016
Graphene Connect Workshop on Energy, Production and Composites
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