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Hall 3, 20/09/2019 (10:45-12:00)


The EIC Pathfinder pilot targets high-risk cutting edge projects exploring new territories aiming at developing radical and innovative technologies. It encompasses FET-Open and FET-Proactive.

FET Proactive aims to identify the future and emerging technological paradigms with highest potential for Europe's economy and society. For each of them, it looks to establish a broad and solid European basis in terms of knowledge, key technological building blocks and interdisciplinary communities. By reaching out well beyond the research world, it ensures that Europe has the best 'first mover' position to capitalise rapidly and effectively on emerging societal and industrial opportunities.

The two FET Proactive topics presented in this session are:

The first topic FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020 explores and consolidates a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology. It has three subtopics:

  • Future technologies for social experience
  • Measuring the unmeasurable -– Sub-nanoscale science for Nanometrology
  • Digital twins for the life-sciences

The second topic FETPROACT-EIC-08-2020 explores the use of fusion and analysis of rich, dynamic data coming from a variety of sensing modalities and their characteristic locations to build a deeper understanding of the socio-environmental inter-relationships, for example, by testing and validating complex theoretical models. It has two subtopics:

  • new techniques for creating and using dynamic models of environmental evolution
  • radically novel approaches to resilient, reliable and environmentally responsible in-situ monitoring

FET-Open aims to establish European leadership in the early exploration of future technologies. It looks for opportunities of long-term benefit for citizens, the economy and society. It aims to mobilise Europe's most creative and forward thinking researchers from all disciplines to work together and explore what may become the leading technology paradigms of the future.

The two FET Open topics presented in this session are:

The first topic FETOPEN-01-2020 lays the foundations for radically new future technologies of any kind from visionary interdisciplinary collaborations that dissolve the traditional boundaries between sciences and disciplines, including the social sciences and humanities.

The second topic FETOPEN-03-2020 promotes excellent collaborative research and innovation on future and emerging technologies to secure and renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.

Recording of the session


  • Timo HALLANTIE (European Commission, REA.A5, Belgium), EIC Pathfinder FET Open
  • Viorel PECA (European Commission, DG Connect/C3, Belgium), EIC Pathfinder FET Proactive

Track: FET, Innovation & EOSC


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Rafael CEPEDA, 20/09/2019 12:01

Is there any chance to get a copy of the main session slides?


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