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    Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

    FET supports collaborative research in order to extend Europe’s capacity for advanced and paradigm-changing innovation. It shall foster scientific collaboration across disciplines on radically new, high-risk ideas and accelerate development of the most promising emerging areas of science and technology.

    FET consists of 3 complementary schemes:

    • FET Open is a bottom-up scheme that explores novel and visionary ideas without pre-conceived boundaries or proposal deadlines.
    • FET Proactive is a top-down scheme that addresses research and technological innovation in selected themes defined in consultation with the research community.
    • FET Flagships are ambitious, large-scale, science-driven, multidisciplinary research initiatives with the potential to put Europe in the forefront of science and provide a basis for future technological innovation and economic exploitation.

    The EIC Pathfinder Pilot

    In the frame of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot the FET-Open and Proactive are now merging into the EIC Pathfinder
    Concise information: The one page EIC Pathfinder Pilot Factsheet

    Work Programme: Call deadlines and furhter rules are in the FET Work Programme 2018-2020. For all official documents, go to the H2020 Online Manual.

    Have a look at our FET-Success Story!

    Further information here

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                      Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:           Participant Portal
    Topic search:                           Find your topic
    List of topics for 2018-2020: Topic preview
    Types of projects, eligibility:   Factsheet

    For information about the next Research and Innovation Framework Programme FP9 (2021-2027), please visit our Horizon Europe webpage.

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    Francesco Kienzle

    Network Office

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    •Future & Emerging Technologies
    •Information & Communication Technologies
    Belpstrasse 11
    3007 Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 380 60 07

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