In addition to research, FET Practive activities also include:
In the Work Programme 2014-2015, FET Proactive consists of 3 initiatives under the "Emerging themes and communities" call, and for a fourth one, under the dedicated "Towards exascale high-performance computing" call, implementing part of the European HPC strategy.
Following a public consultation during 2012-2013, the following 3 topics have been selected for inclusion in the 2014-15 work programme. The related call closed on 01/04/2014, learn more about the 13 selected projects.
GSS aims to help integrate the abundance of data on social, economic, financial, technological, and ecological systems available today and elaborate societal responses across policy domains and cross-cutting authorities.
This will result in radically improve the way in which scientific knowledge can stimulate, guide, and help evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges like climate change, global financial crisis, global pandemics, and growth of cities – urbanisation and migration.
The goal is to establish new foundations for future robotics and other artificial cognitive systems with clear progress beyond current capabilities and design concepts.
This initiative aims at renewing ties between the different disciplines studying knowledge, cognition and related issues (e.g., embodiment, , development, insight, identity, responsibility, culture…) from various perspectives (e.g., neural, physical, social, ecological), to artificial cognitive systems beyond the level of dull task execution or repetitive problem solving.
This should establish new foundations for future robotics and other artificial cognitive systems with clear progress beyond current capabilities and design concepts.
This initiative challenges the research community to develop solutions using quantum technologies that will ultimately address real world problems, with a potential for disruptive change. It focuses on quantum simulation to address problems that are fundamentally beyond the reach of classical computing, e.g. in quantum materials science or the life sciences.
It is expected that once a topic is sufficiently mature, research in the area will be transferred to the LEIT or Societal Challenges sections of Horizon 2020. Topics for FET Proactive are predefined in the Work Programme.
A part of the European HPC strategy is implemented under FET Proactive. The 'Towards Exascale High-Performance Computing' topic aims to deliver a broad spectrum of extreme scale High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and to develop a sustainable European HPC Ecosystem.
The call closed on 25 November 2014 and 21 selected projects are in grant agreement preparation.