FET Open, part of the EIC Pathfinder pilot, supports the early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies.
Total budget: €361,000,000
Funding rate: 100%
Project duration: 4 years
Consortium: At least three legal entities established in different Member State or associated countries. Usually between 5-10 partners.
Scope: Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk/high-impact interdisciplinary research with all of the following essential characteristics (‘FET gatekeepers’):
- Radical vision: the project must address a clear and radical vision, enabled by a new technology concept that challenges current paradigms.
- Breakthrough technological target: the project must target a novel and ambitious science-to-technology breakthrough as a first proof of concept for its vision.
- Achieving interdisciplinary research: for achieving the technological breakthrough and that opens up new areas of investigation.
About FET open
FET Open, part of the EIC Pathfinder pilot, supports the early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies. It also funds coordination and support actions for such high-risk forward looking research to prosper in Europe. In the Pathfinder program, two different types of grants are available:
- FETOPEN Challenging Current thinking
- FET-Proactive funding high risk, high reward projects concerning specific topics (AI, digital twins, sero-emmissions energy storage, for example).
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