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NEST en bref …

NEST (Sciences et Technologies Nouvelles et Emergentes) est une nouvelle action spécifique du 6ème programme cadre (2002 - 2006) pour contribuer au renforcement des capacités d'anticipation des futurs besoins scientifiques et technologiques de l'Union européenne.

NEST concerne tous les champs d'investigation, sans aucune restriction pourvu que :

  • les recherches ne relèvent pas des domaines couverts par les priorités thématiques,
  • les objectifs poursuivis représentent un défi très important,
  • l'impact potentiel des travaux proposés soit extrêmement élevé,
  • l'approche proposée soit particulièrement innovante.

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En bref ...

NEST en bref …

NEST (Sciences et Technologies Nouvelles et Emergentes) est une nouvelle action spécifique du 6ème programme cadre (2002 - 2006) pour contribuer au renforcement des capacités d'anticipation des futurs besoins scientifiques et technologiques de l'Union européenne.

NEST concerne tous les champs d'investigation, sans aucune restriction pourvu que :

  • les recherches ne relèvent pas des domaines couverts par les priorités thématiques,
  • les objectifs poursuivis représentent un défi très important,
  • l'impact potentiel des travaux proposés soit extrêmement élevé,
  • l'approche proposée soit particulièrement innovante.

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Opening the frontiers of tomorrow's research

To help European scientists take a leading position in developing the latest scientific opportunities, a new activity in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) will support research in 'New and emerging science and technology' - NEST. Standing slightly apart from other Framework Programme activities, NEST aims to support unconventional and visionary research with the potential to open new fields for European science and technology. It should also support the consolidation of European efforts, speeding up the development of European capability in new fields of research.

Through innovative and multidisciplinary approaches, NEST activities may help to address long-standing challenges. But a key strength of NEST will be its ability to respond to unforeseen new opportunities, and indeed new problems uncovered by science. In today's complex and inter-connected societies, new potential risks need to be investigated at an early stage, and NEST projects will focus on these issues too. The challenging objectives of NEST projects will, if they are successful, bring high rewards, although it is accepted that their initial promise may not always be fulfilled.

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ADVENTURE projects

These should address very challenging objectives in a novel and adventurous way to develop new scientific understanding and technological capabilities. They should use unconventional and innovative approaches, bringing together teams of researchers with different areas of expertise. Researchers will be expected to show strong personal commitment to their projects, appropriate to the high potential rewards expected.

As with all parts of the Framework Programme, ADVENTURE projects must be of truly excellent scientific quality, and have well-defined objectives. In principle, ADVENTURE projects may be undertaken in any research field, with the expectation that in many cases, they will be multidisciplinary.

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PATHFINDER initiatives

These are large-scale targeted initiatives, where NEST will support substantial actions involving several complementary projects within newly emerging fields of science and technology, focused on particularly challenging objectives. The aim is to help European scientists take the lead in pioneering new fields, building up European competence in such fields. NEST will focus here on clearly identified areas with substantial longer-term promise for Europe. One objective will be to prepare the ground for wider support to new fields in future European research programmes, in cases where the PATHFINDER initiative proves the potential.

PATHFINDER topics will be selected by the Commission on the basis of a range of inputs, in particular through consultations with the scientific community. It is envisaged that an open call for ideas will be published, allowing any researcher to put forward ideas. Other NEST projects will provide useful input, and high-level scientific advice will also be sought.

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INSIGHT projects

These are designed to investigate and evaluate new discoveries or phenomena which may bring new risks and potential problems for European society. Their aim will be to generate and consolidate scientific understanding, as well as to assist in formulating responses to address such problems.

As with other NEST activities, INSIGHT projects may, in principle, be undertaken in any scientific field. Their key attribute will be that they address newly-apparent developments which suggest significant potential risks. In character with NEST's principles, INSIGHT project teams will also in many cases adopt innovative and unconventional approaches.

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EUROSFAIRE > NEST >
A la Une :
Sixième programme-cadre
Présentation générale du domaine 1.2.1. - NEST
Programme spécifique 1.2.1. - NEST
Recherche explorant des questions ou des perspectives scientifiques et technologiques nouvelles ou émergentese
(Appels, programmes de travail, documents annexes)