FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions (RIA): next deadline on 16 May 2018

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018
FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions (RIA): next deadline on 16 May 2018
Get ready for the next deadline for submission of RIA proposals under the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-Open) programme: an information package with guidelines on proposal preparation, submission procedures and specific criteria for evaluation.

FET Open 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 16 May 2018.

In order to help potential applicants in finding all the relevant information about the Horizon 2020 FET-Open funding scheme, in particular on how to prepare and submit a FET-Open proposal, how does the evaluation process work and what are the relevant evaluation criteria, the Research Executive Agency (REA) put together a comprehensive information package:

  • Would you like to know what the FET-Open Gatekeepers are? This short video explains it.
  • You have not participated in the ICT Proposers' Day in Budapest, 2017, but you would like to see the presentations of the FET-Open programme? You can watch the video recording and download the slides here.
  • The most Frequently Asked Questions about FET Open can be found under section FAQs
  • Do you know where to find the FET-Open funding opportunities on the Participant Portal? The currently open FET-Open calls can be found here.
  • Would you like to find out about the currently funded FET-Open projects? Please, check them out on the FET-Open homepage.
  • Do you still have questions or doubts? Please contact the Research Enquiry Service at this link.


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:

  • 16 May 2018
  • 24 January 2019
  • 18 September 2019
  • 13 May 2020