Overall, FET Open will receive 40% of the total FET budget in Horizon 2020.
FET Open calls for collaborative research and innovation actions that satisfy the FET Open 'gatekeepers', which are:
FET Open encourages not only proposals with new and promising ideas, but also proposals from new high-potential actors in research and innovation (such as young researchers and high-tech SMEs), who may become the scientific and industrial leaders of the future.
FET Open also calls for CSA to turn Europe into the best place in the world for responsible collaborative research on future and emerging technologies that will make a difference for society in the decades to come.
In 2016, actions are called on:
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 project) to verify and substantiate the innovation potential of ideas arising from FET funded projects and to support the next steps in turning them into a genuine social or economic innovation.