COM Oettinger starts discussions on future FET flagships
On 15 December 2016, a roundtable took place with high-level representatives from Member States, major European research organisations, European industry and academic research associations. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the top level priorities for forthcoming FET flagship initiatives. Participants have identified major challenges that could be addressed by future FET-flagships in key areas such as "ICT for connected society", "health and life science", and "environment, climate and energy".
Earlier this year, 24 ideas for future flagships had been proposed during an open public consultation. As a next step and as part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, the Commission will launch a competitive call for preparatory actions for future flagships covering the areas mentioned above. The overall objective will be to launch some 4 to 6 preparatory actions for flagships.