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Tender Specifications: FET Flagships - SMART 2009/0051

Funded under: FP7-ICT

Abstract

The Information Society and Media Directorate (INFSO) of the European Commission is responsible for implementing the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This provides a context of the full breadth of future information technologies, as well as the range from upstream exploratory research to downstream research as exemplified in the European Technology Platforms (ETPs). The ICT programme fosters the most upstream and exploratory research under Future and Emerging Technologies (FET).
FET fosters frontier research that will open up new avenues across the full breadth of future information technologies. It has the agility to react to new ideas and opportunities, as they arise from within science or society, promotes the exploration of radically new ideas and trends for future research and innovation, and provides sustained support to emerging areas that require long-term fundamental research. This often involves going beyond the conventional boundaries of ICT and venturing into uncharted areas, inspired by and in close collaboration with other scientific disciplines.
In this spirit, FET can be considered as the home for 'transformative research' that through its initiatives and actions can initiate and lead to a range of exceptional and unprecedented outcomes. For example, it can re-think or revolutionise entire disciplines, shape new ones or disrupt established technologies, practices or theories.

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Record Number: 9838 / Last updated on: 2009-07-09
Category: SUPP