What is the Trendington?

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

November 13th

Closed session with top international experts and other stakeholders in:

  • Energy/Enrironment/Climate change,
  • Biotechnology/Health/Life sciences,
  • ICT
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

To work into enriching, merging, selecting our list of 45 trends into the top 15 ones.

November 14th

Open international event for young and senior researchers to:

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

IdeAcademy will also be active at the event.

Co-organised with

Participating Stakeholders

Agenda for the November 14th

REGISTRATION (8:30 - 9:30)
ID Card or Passport is required


(09:00 - 10:15)

Welcome by Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and Eva García Muntión (PREFET Coordinator). Presentation of players and the agenda

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Programme, and April & May 2020 FET Calls, and towards Pathfinder by Goncalo Neto from the European Commission

Discussion & Interview

(10:15 – 11:30)

2 FET project examples, chaired by Nicolás Ojeda, Spanish National Contact Point for FET and European Research Council (ERC)

COFFEE BREAK (11:30 - 12:00)

Trends Presentations

(12:00 - 13:00)

Presentation of the top 15 technological trends in ICT; Biotechnology & Health Sciences; and Environment, Climate Change & Energy by PREFET partners and international experts in exponential technologies chaired by Eva García Muntión

Co-Creation & Networking Session Per Area

(13:00 – 14:30)

Dreaming of potential projects around top 15 technological trends and beyond: Co-creation and networking



Closure by Eva García Muntión

NETWORKING LUNCH (14:30 - 15:30)

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