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Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) 2002-2006

This website is dedicated to FET projects and initiatives funded under the Framework Programme 6
(FP6 2002-2006)
Here you can find the archives of reports, consultations, events and media coverage etc.
More about FET in FP6

Now  the 7th Framework Programme (7FP) is running  (2007-2013).

VISIT the 7FP website for more information about the actual European funding opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies.

VISIT the websites of the Future and Emerging Technologies units for FP7 :
FP7-FET PROACTIVE   -  FP7-FET OPEN


FET is the FP6 IST Programme nursery of novel and emerging scientific ideas. . Its mission is to promote research that is of a long-term nature or involves particularly high risks, compensated by the potential of a significant societal or industrial impact.

As such, FET is not constrained by the IST Programme priorities but rather aims to open new possibilities and set new trends for future research programmes in Information Society Technologies.

FET FP6 goals were achieved in two ways:

  • Via the FP6 PROACTIVE SCHEME : a 'top down' approach which sets the agenda for a small number of strategic areas holding particular promise for the future.  
  • Via the FP6 OPEN SCHEME : a 'roots up' approach available to any ideas for long-term visionary research related to IST.