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STREP proposals were continuously receivable from 12 September 2012 to 29 January 2013, based on a one-step submission scheme. This objective trials a new and lighter submission process, aiming at a faster evaluation and a simpler project implementation. It applies a one-stage submission scheme and specific eligibility and evaluation criteria. See the FET 2013 Work Programme for further details.

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FET-Open Xtrack

Target outcomes

This objective supports the exploration of new and alternative ideas that, because of their risky or non-conventional nature, would not be supported elsewhere in the ICT Workprogramme. It seeks:

  • foundational breakthroughs as crucial steps towards radically new forms and uses of information and information technologies within a clear long-term vision that is far beyond the state of the art;
  • ambitious proof-of-concept and its supporting scientific foundation, where novelty comes from new, high-risk ideas rather than from the refinement of current ICT approaches;
  • new inter-disciplinary collaborations, possibly with prominent and internationally recognized non-EU research teams where these can provide a significant added value.

Expected impact

  • opening new avenues of research towards future ICT that may be radically different from present day ICT.