In addition to research, FET Practive activities also include:
In the Work Programme 2016-2017, FET Proactive consists of 3 initiatives under the topic "Boosting emerging technologies" and 3 initiatives under the topic "High Performance Computing" (HPC),
implementing part of the European HPC strategy.
The preparation of the FET Work Programme 2016-2017 took various inputs into account, and this FET Proactive call consists of 3 initiatives: Emerging themes and communities, FET ERANET Cofund and FET ERANET Cofund in Quantum Technologies.
The aim is to mature four novel areas and themes by working towards structuring emerging communities and supporting the design and development of transformative research themes.
Area 1: Future technologies for societal change
Area 2: Biotech for better life
Area 3: Disruptive information technologies
Area 4: New technologies for energy and functional materials
The challenge is to support the maturation of novel research topics and structuration of the corresponding communities in the FET domain, in complementarity and synergy with the FET actions directly funded by the Commission, and while fostering cross-fertilisation and synergies between the supported topics and communities.
Research on quantum technologies in Europe is currently funded through several targeted initiatives at European, national and regional level. The aim is to foster synergy between these initiatives in the area of quantum technologies in order to create collaborations among the best groups in Europe and fostering broader partnerships around them to spread excellence and to broaden the European footprint of this emerging technology area.
HPC aims at the next steps for leveraging 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.
The FET Proactive call "High Performance Computing" has 3 initiatives: