Visit the refurbished CORDIS website for European Technology Platforms (ETPs):
ETPs provide a framework for stakeholders, led by industry, to define research priorities and action plans on a number of technological areas where achieving EU growth, competitiveness and sustainability requires major research and technological advances in the medium to long term. Some European Technology Platforms are loose networks that come together in annual meetings, but others are establishing legal structures with membership fees.
FET Flagships Initiatives
FET Flagships are ambitious large-scale, science-driven, research initiatives aim to achieve a visionary goal. The scientific advance should provide a strong and broad basis for future technological innovation and economic exploitation in a variety of areas, as well as novel benefits for society.
The Future of Cloud Computing - Opportunities for European Cloud Computing beyond 2010:
A group of experts has worked on a report that outlines the future directions of Cloud Computing research.
Future and Emerging Technologies: Science beyond fiction:
Read about early stage and groundbreaking research in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT). Future and emerging technologies (FET) go beyond the conventional uses of ICT and into uncharted areas. This issue features projects which are not just evidence of new ideas, new technologies, and skilled people, but also the pursuit of ambitious goals at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Schemes which support young researchers and high-tech, research-intensive small- to medium-sized enterprises are also featured.
Digital Agenda: European research behind the Future Internet:
European Commission is currently reviewing the progress of some 140 "Future Internet" research projects which it supports. The Internet connects over 1.5 billion people today and billions of objects are expected to get connected tomorrow. EU-funded research aims to make the Internet of the future a dynamic place for innovation, growth and jobs. Building on this existing EU-funded research, a €600 million "Future Internet" Public-Private Partnership was launched on 3rd May 2011 to develop new ways of building better services and improving business innovation for the Future Internet (see IP/11/525). Boosting the EU's research, development and innovation efforts is a key element of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).