How do these FET experts see the future?

Seven world-class experts share their thoughts about the exciting horizons which the EU-funded FET programme can open up. The key? Visionary thinking and innovative technologies for the benefit of society


Visionary thinking, novelties, long-term projects, high-risk proposals and interdisciplinary approaches. These are the main ingredients of the scientific and technological breakthroughs targeted by FET research in order to shape our society. An ambitious and thrilling project, supported by the scientific community all over Europe. Asking yourself why? Check the above video and listen to what a number of experts from disparate disciplines such as biorobotics, neuroscience, renewable energy and quantum computing have to share.


Intrigued by their thoughts and curious to know more about the relevance of FET research? Have a look at the following videos, where the experts elaborate further with regards to these topics:


  • What’s the next big thing thanks to FET research?
  • What’s the impact on our lives?
  • Words of wisdom for aspiring FET researchers.


FETFX Q&A with Erich Prem

Erich Prem, CEO of eutema and scientist at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and at the AI Lab of MIT. He underlines how there should be “no limits” when it comes to FET research, but that researchers should also take inspiration from what people really need.



FETFX Q&A with Afonso Ferreira

Afonso Ferreira works at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He explains how, thanks to FET research, new interfaces between human brains and machines can be developed. The next big thing will be the convergence between biotech, ICT, nanotech and cognitive sciences.



FETFX Q&A with Sten Grillner

Professor Sten Grillner is neurophysiologist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He stresses the potential of FET research to shed light on the human brain, thus leading to new therapies against brain diseases, lower costs for the healthcare system and new approaches in pedagogy.



FETFX Q&A with Calogero Oddo

Calogero Oddo works at the BioRobotics Institute of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. In this video he describes how FET research can lead to breakthrough innovations in medicine and ICT.



FETFX Q&A with Arvydas Tamulis

Arvydas Tamulis is Senior Researcher at Vilnius University Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy in Lithuania and indipendent expert to the European Commission. He shares his view on the FET groundbreaking research targeting quantum computing in the brain. This technology could allow us to share thoughts via information teleportation.



FETFX Q&A with Raquel Garde

Raquel Garde is one of the senior experts at the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER). Her investigation targets the development of revolutionary, cheap and efficient batteries, which could help integrate more renewable energy into power-generation systems.



FETFX Q&A with Matteo Mascagni

Matteo Mascagni is a Scientific-Technical Project Officer at the European Commision. He underlines the potential of FET reasearch for quantum technologies in terms of dramatically changing our society, and the development of new electronics through 2-D materials such as graphene.