Get ready for the next deadline for submission of Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) proposals under the European Innovation Council Pilot instrument for Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-Open).

As part of the first phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot programme (2018-2020), the FET-OPEN funding instrument supports early stage collaborative science and technology research, aimed at the development of radically new technologies of the future. The funded multi-beneficiary projects involve a wide range of actors, mostly from universities and research organisations, but also SMEs and industry partners, with a common goal of exploration of new technological possibilities, inspired by cutting-edge science, unconventional interdisciplinary collaborations or new research and innovation practices.

The next cut-off date for the submission of proposals under the Future and Emerging Technologies Open (FET-Open) scheme for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) is  24/1/2019 at 17:00 CET.

For the cut-off dates of 2019 (January and September), the indicative budget for the FET-Open RIA instrument is 160.4 M€.

During the period 2018-2020, more than 200 more ambitious high-risk / high-impact interdisciplinary FET-Open projects as part of the EIC pilot will be funded.


What do you need to know?

In order to help potential applicants in finding all the relevant information about the FET-Open funding scheme of the EIC Pilot (preparation and submission of proposal, evaluation process), the Research Executive Agency (REA) organised a web streaming info session (webinar) on Friday, 12 October 2018.

 You can connect here to see the recording of the webinar

More information

Want to know more about these topics? Our EU channel on Youtube is also a great way to learn about how to address IP management, and communication in your proposals.

The upcoming cut-off dates in the Work Programme 2018-2020 for the submission of proposals

under the FET-Open scheme for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) are the following:

  • 24 January 2019
  • 18 September 2019

  • 13 May 2020