14 Foundational and Lens projects were developed at the end of the original PETRAS project, with the awardees coming from 11 of the original PETRAS academic partners, and one new research institute, Horizon Digital Economy Research (Nottingham University).

The projects stemmed from evidence developed during the previous PETRAS research and expert understanding of trends and developments in technology and policy.  This was synthesised at a workshop on Edge Technologies where four challenge-based lenses were identified, along with six sector areas.