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Horizon 2020 CALL: FET Proactive - Boosting Emerging Technologies (H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020)

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Funding details
Registration opens
19 Nov 2019, 09:00
Registration closes
22 Apr 2020, 17:00
22 Mar 2018, 17:00
Share of €83m
Horizon 2020

From the Future and Emerging Technologies Work Programme

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FET Proactive aims to identify the future and emerging technological paradigms with highest potential for Europe’s economy and society. For each of them, it looks to establish a broad and solid European basis in terms of knowledge, key technological building blocks and interdisciplinary communities. By reaching out well beyond the research world, it ensures that Europe has the best ‘first mover’ position to capitalise rapidly and effectively on emerging societal and industrial opportunities.


This call for proposals includes the following topics. Click on the topic to link directly to the Participant Portal.

Opens 19 November 2019, Closes 22 April 2020

Neuromorphic computing technologies FETPROACT-09-2020
The potential of neuromorphic computing has been only partially explored so far. Compared to biological neural networks, current models appear to be rather basic. The challenge is to exploit a wider range of biological principles from the hardware level up and from the cognitive level down, in order to create neuromorphic technologies that can outperform current systems.

FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communities FETPROACT-EIC-07-2020
Proposals are sought for cutting-edge high-risk / high-reward research and innovation projects that aim to demonstrate a new technological paradigm within the scope of one of the following sub-topics:

  • Future technologies for social experience
  • Measuring the unmeasurable – Sub-nanoscale science for Nanometrology
  • Digital twins for the life-sciences

Environmental Intelligence FETPROACT-EIC-08-2020
Specific Challenge:new synergies between the distant communities of environmental modelling, advanced sensor research, social sciences, and artificial intelligence can lead to radically new approaches to creating and using dynamic models of the environment, including predictive modelling and scenario testing and tracking. Proposals are expected to have their main focus in only one of the following sub-topics:

  • new techniques for creating and using dynamic models of environmental evolution
  • radically novel approaches to resilient, reliable and environmentally responsible in-situ monitoring

Projects are to focus on one or a few critical resources (e.g., water, air) and to establish fundamental advances on the most critical challenges that will underpin a step improvement in monitoring, analysis and management of important social/environmental processes for improving quality of life and environmental sustainability


For full details of the calls for proposals, please click the Register button below to link directly to the Participant Portal.