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Report: 1st FET2020 Conference


This document provides a report on the 1st COFET Conference on the subject of ‘Innovation & Competitiveness in the Context of FET’ that was held on the 20th
and 21st June in London.

COFET aims at supporting the future development of the FET programme based on a focused dialogue between science, policy, industry, and society. FET Future will realize a set of conferences and workshops addressing current and forthcoming challenges for interdisciplinary, ICT-related visionary research as exemplified in the FET programme of the EU's Framework Programme.


The objective of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research is to foster radically new technologies by exploring novel and high-risk ideas building on scientific foundations. The radical and long-term nature of FET makes it difficult to devise straightforward strategies for innovation.
The objective of the Conference was to solicit views from academia, industry and selected stakeholders on how Innovation and competitiveness could be addressed within the context of FET in Horizon2020.