Future Emerging Technologies (FET) OPEN

FET open is meant for early stage, cutting-edge high-risk/high-impact interdisciplinary research. FET open projects contain a radical vision, a breakthrough technological target, and interdisciplinary research.

  • Subsidy: €3,000,000
  • Total budget: 2019 (€162,800,000) and 2020 (€361,000,000)
  • Funding rate: 100%
  • Deadlines: 18 September 2019, and 13 May 2020
  • Project duration: 4 years


Who can apply?

Typical consortium consist of 5-10 partners. The main applicant should be a Key Opinion Leader. Involvement of excellent young researchers and ambitious high tech SMEs is recommended.

What is this funding for?

FET Open funds early stage research projects.

Typical life sciences projects

Highly visionary projects in which multiple disciplines are involved (bio-engineering, medicine, modelling, mathematics, robotics, physics, etc)


Evaluation within 5 months. Signing date within 8 months for second stage.

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