Trendington – A European Discussion Around the Hottest Trends in Science and Technology

We are delighted to announce that the PREFET project is organising the Trendington event, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, on November 13 and 14, 2019. The PREFET activities will be held back-to-back alongside the “Spanish National Innovation Days”.

The Trendington is a biannual event convening researchers and other stakeholders around prioritised long-term technology trends with potential impact over UNO’s Social Development Goals.

The Trendington event will see activities starting on the afternoon of the 13th of November with an Expert Session, aiming at selecting the 15 most promising Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) trends that directly influence research funding policy at the European level for the coming years, including calls for Horizon Europe.

The Open Session of the Trendington event, hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, and with the participation of EC representatives, will take place on 14 November 2014 and will be dedicated to young and senior researchers interested in exploring the potential of the top 15 technological trends selected by our experts.
Networking and co-creation of potential ideas and visions around these trends will be actively motivated, and the context for potential support within the European Framework Programme of R&I will be described.
Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Get informed about coming FET calls,
  • Learn about the outcomes from 13th and top 15 trends for future technologies,
  • Build networks for FET proposals.

Join researchers from all around Europe specialising in ICT, Health & Life Sciences, Environment & Climate Change, RRI, ethics of technology, but also architects, artists, CSOs, designers, and futurologists.
Register for the Open session here