FET OPEN – Research and innovation actions Timeframe 11 May 2016, 17 Jan 2017, 27 Sep 2017
Coordination and Support Actions Timeframe 17 Jan 2017
FET Proactive: emerging theses and communities Timeframe April 2016
FET Open supports early-stage research on any idea for a new technology. There are no pre-defined themes. It encourages scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines to work together on game-changing science- and technology research, expanding well beyond the traditional technological disciplines.
FET Open calls for collaborative research and innovation actions that satisfy the FET Open 'gatekeepers', which are:
- ambitious scientific and technological breakthrough goal
- foundational character
- high degree of novelty
- long-term vision
- deep synergistic interdisciplinary approach.
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.