Abstract: Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) is a funding programme under the H2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with the mission to turn Europe's excellent science base into a competitive advantage by uncovering radically new technological possibilities. It helps Europe to grasp leadership early on in new and emerging technology areas that promise to renew the basis for European competitiveness and growth and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. It brings closer science, engineering and society and accelerate the transition from upstream research to technology development and transformational impact. FET actions help to create in Europe a fertile ground for responsible and dynamic multi-disciplinary collaborations on future and emerging technologies and for kick-starting new European research and innovation eco-systems around them. These will be the seeds for future industrial leadership and for tackling society's grand challenges in new ways.