by Mario Campolargo
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) is an incubator and pathfinder for new ideas and themes related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Europe, supporting high-risk research with a potential for substantial technological or societal impact. The scheme encourages the exploration of new approaches and provides sustained support to emerging areas that require long-term fundamental research. FET looks for breakthroughs in ICT that open the way for new forms and uses of information and information technologies. Its mission is to go beyond the conventional boundaries of ICT and to venture into uncharted areas, to seek fresh synergies, and to promote cross-pollination and convergence between different scientific disciplines, the arts and humanities.