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European visionary thinking and scientific excellence: how will FET research impact on society?

Contributed by: EEIG

This is the big question set for the 2-year EFFECT project, funded by the HORIZON 2020 FET-Open Programme. Via the Internet, social media and TV channels, EFFECT is designed to bring easy-to-digest content on Future and Emerging Technologies and engage directly with the general public across Europe and beyond.
European visionary thinking and scientific excellence: how will FET research impact on society?
FET research is expected to carve out radically new lines of technology by the resourceful merging of advanced science and cutting edge engineering ranging from biotech and green technologies to quantum physics, robotics and new materials.

When FET visionary thinking fleshes out the way to fresh powerful applications and scientific excellence, it has to be grounded on defined technology and tangible impacts for society. EFFECT takes up this challenge by bundling FET research and engineering, and reaching out to society with content about real research outcomes in a way that will enhance public understanding and catch investors’ interest. This will thus support an open ecosystem for turning FET research public funding into real benefits for society as a whole.

Led by a multidisciplinary team from Italy, Belgium and Spain, EFFECT kicked-off on 17 January 2017 in Brussels. Together the three project partners ( as coordinator, Zabala and Apre) have set out to pick the most promising FET research outcomes and will turn these into compelling stories for the general public and targeted stakeholders. A FET community will thus be formed where citizens, policy-makers and investors alike will be able to learn, engage and inspire

Disclaimer: This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union, Horizon 2020 FET programme under grant agreement No. 737301. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the EFFECT Consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.


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