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Future and Emerging Technologies


Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website , which covers ICT in the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.

Find the most recent information on Future and Emerging Technologies activities in
the 7th Framework Programme 2007-2013 on our
FET Proactive   - FET Open Web sites.

Background on how FET  PREPARED  in 2002-2006 FOR FP7 - Strategy

In FP6 (2002-2006)- FET, Beyond-The-Horizon ( a coordination action funded by IST-FET
and coordinated by ERCIM ) started the preparation for the 7th Framework Programme
via on line consultations, consultations meetins, workshops, conferences.

Below you can find related roadmaps, reports and information.

Roadmaps and Policy Documents

A snapshot of documents and other related material relevant
for collaborative basic technological research in ICT's for FP7 is as follows:

Beyond the Horizon thematic group reports
Technology Roadmaps
European Research Council
ISTAG
Other related information
Beyond the Horizon Plenary Workshop

A Plenary Workshop (Paris, 12-13 December 2005) within the Beyond the Horizon project brought together representatives of six thematic groups for the purpose of examining and consolidating the research challenges and themes that were identified at the individual workshops and of exploring new promising research challenges that arise at the intersections of the different areas. The debates were enriched with varying perspectives by notable invitees from the European research community, including members of the IST Committee and representatives of the French Ministry for Research. Other workshop special guests included Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics; Wendy Hall, representative of the future European Research Council; Anne Cambon-Thomsen, member of the European Group on Ethics. Keith Jeffery, President of ERCIM; and, Ulf Dahlsten, IST Director, and Thierry Van der Pyl, IST-FET Head of Unit, European Commission. Prof. Gavriel Salvendy (Purdue University, USA and Tsinghua University, China) shared an 'outsider's view' on the directions of basic research in ICTs. The workshop was very well-attended (80 delegates) and the discussion sessions were lively. The complete programme, presentation slides and photographic material are available through the project web site.

On February 1st 2006 B-T-H entered its second stage during which the Thematic Group reports are disseminated to the European research community at large for feedback and consultation. The reports are accessible through the action's website and the FET website. Research communities in Europe are invited to provide their comments through the on-line consultation mechanism on the B-T-H website.

FET FP7 Workshop 2004

In preparation of FP7, FET organised a 2-day workshop on the 21st and 22nd of April 2004 in Brussels .

The aim of this workshop was to discuss the new grand challenges that lie ahead of us and to identify future key and visionary basic research directions in ICTs, as well as in their combination with other disciplines for addressing the new challenges. The event attracted more than 120 participants (leading scientists, industrialists and science policy makers).

The workshop comprised a set of plenary sessions and four parallel thematic sessions.
The reports from these four sessions are:

Results : 'FP7 Workshop on ERCIM news'