NEST is a new feature of the European research landscape,
designed to help anticipate Europe's scientific and
It will support unconventional and visionary research
that explores new avenues of science and technology
as well as consolidating and accelerating the development
of European capabilities in emerging research fields.
A distinctive aspect of NEST is its flexibility: researchers
will be given the freedom to develop and prove their
ideas within the broadest possible limits, and the research
themes to be supported will be selected on the basis
of opportunities and needs.