FuturICT is at heart of a revolutionary 21st Century science, which will use and develop information and communication technologies (ICT) to create a decision support system, combining data with models in order to solve the grand challenges humanity is facing.
FuturICT will lift our knowledge of social and economic systems to a new level of understanding, enabling us to discover promising paths towards a sustainable future.
The FuturICT flagship proposal intends to unify hundreds of the best scientists in Europe in a 10 year 1 billion EUR program to explore social life on earth and everything it relates to. The FuturICT flagship proposal will produce historic breakthroughs and provide powerful new ways to manage challenges that make the modern world so difficult to predict, including the financial crisis. Here is the official ranking and description of all EU flagship pilots, and here you can find out more about FuturICT.