Consultation on directions for Future and Emerging Technologies research

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Your contribution to this consultation

Title of your proposed research direction/topic

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Describe the research direction that you propose to be undertaken

Guiding questions:

  • What does this topic address? What is the driving question, concept, challenge? Does it capitalise on a recent opportunity, a scientific breakthrough, a new idea or paradigm?
  • Who should be involved in this? Which research disciplines? Which other actors in science/technology/innovation?
  • How does this go beyond established approaches? How does it compare to current practice, to the state-of-the-art?
  • What are the structuring effects on the research and innovation landscape (e.g., new collaborations, new methodologies, new practices)?
  • Why does this require a dedicated (FET-proactive) initiative, i.e., beyond the level of a single project? Do you have an idea how much money would be needed for this to make sense?
  • What time scale do you envisage before this could lead to first results and what could these results be?
  • etc…

Why is this research direction important?

Guiding questions are, for example:

  • Does it tackle a great societal challenge, like global warming, energy supply, pollution, ageing of society, global crisis, peace, democratic deficit, etc.)?
  • Does it open up radically new possibilities for humanity?
  • Who would be ultimately benefiting from this, and how?
  • Does it lead to future technological competitiveness of Europe in the next 20 years?
  • Does it relate to / compete with other initiatives worldwide?
  • Why is it important to do it now? What would happen if we don't?
  • etc…