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The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme aims at developing radically new technologies by exploring novel and high-risk ideas building on scientific foundations. It promotes research beyond what is known, accepted or widely adopted and fosters novel and visionary thinking to open promising paths towards powerful new technologies, some of which could develop into leading technological and intellectual paradigms for the decades ahead.
In particular, it funds interdisciplinary collaborations that seek genuine cross-fertilisation and deep synergies between the broadest range of advanced sciences (physical sciences, information sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities,…) and cutting-edge engineering disciplines (chemical, physical, biological, computational, geospatial, …) in order to turn new knowledge and high-risk ideas into a viable basis for radically new technologies. Thus, research in FET is complementary to incremental research as well as to the European Research Council, which itself is aiming at excellent individual researchers while FET supports collaborative research projects to open up new and promising fields of research, technology and innovation.
The combination of a game-changing long-term vision and technological concreteness positions FET research between blue-sky science on the one hand, and research driven by societal challenges or by industrial competitiveness on the other.
The FET work programme 2018-2020 consists of three major lines of activity in which calls for proposals will be launched:
The FET programme lines that are also part of the EIC pilot are also known as the EIC Pathfinder.
The EIC pilot was launched on 27th October 2017. The Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot aims to support top-class innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with bright ideas that are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally.
All information related to the EIC pilot can be found on the dedicated EIC pilot programme page on this website.
Other FET related topics can be found in the Horizon 2020 cross-cutting activities 2018-2020 work programme. For battery research 246 million euros is reserved in 2019 and 2020 (work programme and dedicated programme page also available under related links). Calls on the topic High Performance Computing can be found in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking work plan (related links).
The short survey that NCP Flanders is conducting to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved is open for five more days. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link.... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link. The survey will be open for answers f... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The survey is structured along three main chapters: NCP assistance, info sessions, and NCP website & LinkedIn. If the responding person indicates not to know one of these aspects, the survey will automatically cont... read more
From today the call for The European Innovation Procurement Awards is open for submission. The deadline of the call is 29 July at 17 hours Brussels time. As explained in the European Innovation Council 2021 work programme the awards aim to “recognise public and private buyers across Europe in their efforts to promote innovation procureme... read more
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Circusol is an Innovation Action project funded under a cross-cutting work programme part of Horizon 2020. Circusol aims at unleashing the full potential of circular business models, in particular Product-Service Systems, in simultaneously delivering real environmental, economic and user benefits. By that, Circusol aims to establish solar power as a spearhead sector in demonstrating a path driven by service-based businesses towards a circular economy in Europe.
A strong Flemish partnership in new Horizon 2020 project on circular economy business demonstrators, including VITO (Coordinator), IMEC, Ecopower cvba, Futech bvba, PV Cycle aisbl and Daidalos Peutz bvba.