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Future & Emerging Technologies H2020 Event Report

On 24 November academics and industry representatives gathered in London to learn about funding opportunities in the Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) area of the 2016/2017 Horizon 2020 workprogramme. 

The brokerage event, organised by the UK National Contact Point for FET, BIS and KTN, attracted over 70 delegates from the UK.


In the morning attendees heard from KTN and the Brussels UK Research Office what support is available, followed by FET National Contact Point Georgios Papadakis introducing Horizon 2020 with a journey into the history of the funding programme and setting the scene for Martin Lange (Deputy Head of Unit FET-Open, Research Executive Agency - European Commission) who then guided the audience through the 2016/2017 funding opportunities in FET-Open, FET-Proactive and FET Flagships.


Roy Katso (GSK) kicked off the afternoon session talking about GSK’s approach and long-term vision to R&D in Bioelectronics. Gregor Tanner (University  of Nottingham) and Brian Smith (University of Oxford) then shared their insights and experiences in obtaining FET-Open funding for the projects NEMF21 and QCUMbER, respectively. The day was rounded off with Markys Cain (Electrosciences Ltd.) giving an evaluator’s perspective and Georgios Pakadakis leading through the process and practicalities of applying for funding through the FET scheme.


Throughout the day delegates made good use of the networking opportunities during breaks and the Q&A sessions proved particularly popular. 



Presentations of the event can be viewed here:

KTN Support__Susanne Coles (KTN)

UKRO’s Support__Maribel Glogowski (UKRO)

FET History and Evolution__George Papadakis (NCP ICT & FET)

FET Funding Oppertunities 2016-2017__Martin Lange (EC)

The opportunities of bioelectronics as a treatment paradigm__Roy Katso (GSK)

FET-Open Project NEMF21__Gregor Tanner (Nottingham)

FET-Open Project QCUMbER__Brian Smith (Oxford)

An Evaluator’s perspective__Markys Cain (Electrosciences Ltd)

FET Process and Practicalities__George Papadakis (NCP ICT & FET)


If you are planning to submit a proposal for Horizon 2020 make sure you contact the relavant Horizon 2020 NCP. For queries related to FET in Horizon 2020 please contact NCP Georgios Papadakis ( For any other funding streams please contact

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