Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open

FET Open – now a part of the EIC Pathfinder Pilot - funds and supports early-stage, science and technology research by consortia exploring novel ideas for radically new future technologies that challenge current paradigms and venture into the unknown, with the aim to generate genuine societal or economic innovations.

FET Open is part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council pilot (Enhanced EIC pilot). This was launched on 18th March 2019 as part of an amendment to the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2018-2020, when the EIC Pathfinder Pilot (FET Open and FET Proactive), EIC Accelerator Pilot the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI), FET Open and Horizon Prizes, were brought under the EIC pilot umbrella, to provide a 'one stop shop' for funding of innovators/innovations in the EU.

FET Open has a total budget of around €700 million for 2018-2020.

More details can be found here.