FET Open calls for collaborative research and innovation actions that satisfy the FET Open 'gatekeepers':
The constantly high number of proposal submissions (2104 in 2014/15) underlines the fierce competition for funding in the programme. Only truly excellent proposals have a chance to get funding (read the blog post from Timo Hallantie, Head of FET Open Unit: "What it takes to succeed in FET Open").
FET-Open also facilitates Coordination and Support Actions (CSA). The goal is to create the best possible conditions for responsible collaborative research on FET. This is done by strengthening new FET research communities and by stimulating the take-up of FET research results. The impact of the programme on science and society is also assessed.
In addition, the new FET Open CSA call FET Innovation Launchpad aims at funding further innovation related work, i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original projects. The funding will be used to verify and substantiate the innovation potential of ideas arising from FET projects and to support the next steps in bringing them closer to the market.