|FENET is an initiative to support the uptake of finite element technology, to disseminate latest research results and to develop best practice. By providing a pan-European forum, it effectively removes barriers to co-operation, for finite element practitioners. Its broad aims are to optimise scientific networking, coordination, exploitation and dissemination activities in the European finite element community and specifically to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between researcher, software developer and user for the overall benefit of European industry. The Network will function across several industry sectors and technology areas through a series of workshops. Support for the network, of some 128 organisations, ranges from large manufacturers to SME's.