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New and Emerging Science and Technology - NEST

Funded under: FP6-NEST


NEST (New and Emerging Science and Technology) is a new activity in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). It aims to support unconventional and visionary research with the potential to open new fields for European science and technology, as well as research on potential problems uncovered by science.
NEST is designed to be flexible and interdisciplinary research is encouraged. There are no restrictions on the scientific fields to be addressed except that the research carried out under NEST should cut across or lie outside the thematic priority areas. NEST will not support projects which simply cannot find their home in one of FP6's thematic priorities.
When making research proposals, it will be up to researchers to demonstrate convincingly to independent evaluators that the objectives represent a very significant challenge, that the potential impact of the work is extremely high, and that the approach is truly innovative.
NEST involves three complementary action lines, each contributing to the overall goal of improving European anticipation of future scientific and technological needs.

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Record Number: 3080 / Last updated on: 2004-04-30
Category: MISC