FET-Open: Challenging Current Thinking

European leadership in future technologies and collaboration of Europe’s most creative and forward thinking researchers

FET Open supports early stage science and technology research exploring new foundations for radically new future technologies by challenging current paradigms and venturing into unknown areas. A bottom-up selection process widely open to any research idea builds up a diverse portfolio of new research directions.

It aims to attract interdisciplinary consortia that do not shy away from opening up new and potentially game changing technological directions. FET Open looks for high risk, high reward research that can become the core for radically new ways of tackling societal challenges.

FET Open focusses on excellence


Threshold: 4/5, Weight: 60%


Threshold: 3.5/5, Weight: 20%

Quality and efficiency of the implementation

Threshold: 3/5, Weight: 20%