CHIST-ERA stands for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net.
CHIST-ERA is a coordination and co-operation activity of national (and regional) research funding organisations in Europe and is supported by the European Union under the ERA-Net funding scheme of the FP7. The aim is to reinforce the transnational collaboration between Member States in challenging multidisciplinary research in the area of ICST with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. The partner organisations identify emergent scientific fields allowing European researchers to engage in high risk, high impact projects that will bring some advance in science by launching each year a transnational call for research proposals. In the Call 2013 two new and hot topics are addressed:
Adaptive Machines in Complex Environments
Heterogeneous Distributed Computing
The text of the CHIST-ERA calls are defined and then published within six months after the topics selection based on the research community expertise and long-term vision to maintain a high level of relevance of the calls in very competitive evolving areas which need reactivity. The focus is long-term transformational research. The research agendas developed by the FET Flagship initiatives feeds into this topic selection process, to establish a close connection first to the Flagship preparatory actions and from 2013 onwards to the Flagship initiatives.
In addition CHIST-ERA follow the funded projects in organising a yearly CHIST-ERA Conference where projects present their goals and achievements to the research community, CHIST-ERA partners, Flagships communities and other stakeholders.
Dr. Edouard Geoffrois
Coordinator of CHIST-ERA (ANR)
Tel.: +33 1 7354 8149
Chargé de mission (ANR)
Tel.: +33 1 7354 8213