Future and Emerging Technologies to shake current thinking

The Future and Emerging Technologies Open (FET-Open) funding scheme is a part of the European Innovation Council Pilot under Horizon 2020 to support top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with bright ideas and the ambition to scale up internationally.

FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) explore new foundations for radically new future technologies by challenging current paradigms and venturing into unknown areas. Inspired by cutting-edge science, unconventional interdisciplinary collaborations and new research and innovation practices, the projects involve a wide range of both academic and industrial partners.

The successful proposals under the FET-Open programme include among others the mobile edge computing (MEC) platform engineered on cloud technology, the testing of a drug that inhibits the metabolism of cell lines from several types of tumor, the commercialisation of a new actuator for physical human-robot interaction, the exploitation of an innovative tool to convert inexpensive near-infrared (NIR) light into coherent UVA for industrial and biomedical use.

The number of applications has been continuously rising and only excellent projects have a chance to get funding. 375 proposals have been submitted under the first FET-Open RIA call of the European Innovation Council Pilot, that closed on the 16th May, for an available budget of 123.7 million EUR. The upcoming cut-off dates are the following:

  • 24th January 2019 with an indicative budget of 160,40 million EUR
  • 18th September 2019 with an indicative budget of 160,40 million EUR
  • 13th May 2020 with an indicative budget of 203,00 million EUR

Are you ready for the next deadline? How can you increase your chances to succeed in FET-Open? With a long and success track record of assisting high-tech companies in obtaining EU grants, MSC R&D can help your business find suitable partners and go through the application process smoothly.