25 new FET Open ideas for breakthrough technologies

25 new FET Open ideas for breakthrough technologies
ZABALA is involved in the EFFECT project, which intends to enhance visibility and impact of FET research and to stimulate debate and collaboration among multiple actors.

The first cut-off for the 2016-17 FET Open call resulted in the submission of 554 eligible proposals, which have now been evaluated. Twenty-two proposals for Research and Innovation Actions and three proposals for Coordination and Support Actions have been invited for grant agreement preparation. Projects are expected to start by January 2017. The full list of retained proposals can be found here.

FET Open 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. FET is framed within the fist pillar of H2020 focused on Excellent Science.

EFFECT project

ZABALA is involved in the EFFECT project, led by Youris.com, an independent non-profit communication agency supporting and improving public communication and dissemination of European innovation and research achievements. The third organisation involved in the consortim is APRE (AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA), a non-profit research organisation upon the Italian Ministry of Research and host organization of the Italian National Contact Points for all the themes and sectors. 

ZABALA will lead the screening from FET work programmes to identify and select the stories that are most interesting to be communicated. ZABALA will also refine and harmonise the projects’ baseline relevant for FET and search for involvement and commitment of results’ owners, interviewing the projects. Finally, we will also organize two workshops on “Open FET to innovative and responsible future scenarios” to investigate the innovation potential resulting from on-going FET projects.