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1 US-EU Communities of Research bridging nanoEHS effort Horizon 2020
Nicolas Segebarth European Commission DG Research and Innovation Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Unit

2 European Commission - DG for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)
DG RTD Mission: To develop and implement the European research and innovation policy (Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union). DG RTD supports research and innovation through the: European Framework Programmes (FP7, H2020), Coordination and support of national and regional research and innovation programmes, Construction of the European Research Area for the free circulation of researchers and of knowledge Support European organisations and researchers in their cooperation at international level. EU research programmes represent 3-5% of total European research ! Europe 2020 is a 10-year strategy proposed by the European Commission on 3 March 2010 for advancement of the economy of the European Union. It aims at "smart, sustainable, inclusive growth" with greater coordination of national and European policy. Innovation Union: to improve framework conditions and access to finance for research and innovation so as to strengthen the innovation chain, from blue sky research to pre-commercialization - and boost levels of investment throughout the Union. In many instances, these are the seeds for national efforts to be more successful

3 Communities of Research - Background
EU-US Science and Technology Agreement Mutual interests in the economic, environmental & security fields. Strategic partnership. Research and innovation cooperation: an enabler of reinforced economic partnership EU-US Science and Technology Agreement: enhancing cooperation science, technology and innovation can play in developing the knowledge and technologies that can foster economic growth, create jobs and help solve shared challenges Annual Meetings of the EU-U.S. Joint Consultative Group to identify areas of common interest for leveraging and cooperation

4 Communities of Research - Background
EU-U.S. Joint Consultative Group Meeting 2010 Bilateral cooperation in R&D focused on: how to prioritize global challenges in food security, global health, sustainable energy, and climate change. infotech, energy, biomedicine, cyber infrastructure, homeland security, and Earth‐observing systems; Nanotechnology and in particular the environmental and health impacts of nanomaterials (nanoEHS or nanosafety) NanoEHS research, a common challenge: a necessity for safe commercialization, a tool for converging regulatory approaches  removing obstacles to innovation and trade

5 Communities of Research - Background
US Agencies and EC services working on modalities for coop.: Workshops, networking, Communities of Research, joint calls for research proposals Players E.U. FP7 & H2020 – Framework Programme -http://ec.europa.eu/research Industrial Technologies for research projects in Nanotechnologies, materials and production technologies (NMP) - U.S. 18 Federal Agencies and Departments – see individual websites White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) provides advice on R&D budget, shapes priorities across agencies, and coordinates interagency research initiatives - National Nanotechnology Initiative & NNCO - Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives -

6 Communities of Research
groups of people: US-EU scientists share a significant interest: nanoEHS develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, tools, ways of addressing recurring questions and challenges regular contact: use wikis, webcasts, conference calls, annual US-EU meeting. A platform for nanoEHS scientists to develop a shared repertoire of methods and information resources to overcome research gaps and barriers. Communities are self-run with administrative support from European Commission and the National Nanotechnology Initiative Outside of the in-person meetings listed, all of the CORs have had teleconferences to propose goals and track progress

7 Communities of Research
Exposure through Product Life Ecotoxicity Testing Predictive Modeling for Human Health Databases & Ontologies Risk Assessment Risk Management & Control 2011 Mar Aug 2012 Jun Nov 2013 Sep 2013 In-person COR meetings at third U.S.-EU workhsop Dec 3, 2013 EuroNanoForum Jun 18, 2013 First in-person meeting of all CORs at second EU-U.S. workshop Oct 25, 2012 3 CORs announced at NanoSafety Cluster Meeting May 31, 2012 3 CORs announced at Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting Mar 15, 2012 CORs proposed at first U.S.- EU workshop Mar 11, 2011

8 CoR Information flows regular contact: use wikis, webcasts, conference calls, annual US-EU meeting.

9 Bridging NanoEHS research
2013 workshop Plenary sessions NanoEHS Research Priorities Nanosafety in Europe 2015 – 2025 (Kai Savolainen) 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy (Treye Thomas) Bridging NanoEHS research Int. Dimension of NSF projects (Barbara Karn & Alan Tessier) Horizon 2020 (Nicolas Segebarth) Connecting the CORs to Other Efforts OECD-WPMN, NanoREG, Era-Nets, standardization Breakout CoR sessions & reporting in plenary

10 For More Information Online:

11 What is Horizon 2020? The new European Union programme for research and innovation for – adopted by EP on 21 Nov An budget of €77 billion [$104 billion]; 20 per cent higher in real terms than FP7 A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area: Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology Responding to the economic crisis to invest in jobs and growth Addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment Two years work programmes (calls for research proposals) Publication on 11 Dec but draft available ! Europe 2020 is a 10-year strategy proposed by the European Commission on 3 March 2010 for advancement of the economy of the European Union. It aims at "smart, sustainable, inclusive growth" with greater coordination of national and European policy. Innovation Union: to improve framework conditions and access to finance for research and innovation so as to strengthen the innovation chain and boost levels of investment throughout the Union. Horizon 2020 is designed to address the challenges Europe is facing through funding excellent science, technology and innovation. It is central to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the Innovation Union flagship to create a knowledge society, and the goal to complete the European Research Area as a single market for knowledge. Smart investments in research and innovation are vital to create jobs and put Europe back on a path to growth. At the same time Europe face major challenges such as ageing populations and the depletion of natural resources. This affects all of our lives directly, for example through high health care costs, rising energy prices, congested roads, and threats to security.

12 First, let's look back: Nanotechnology in FP7
FP7 funding of Nanoscience-Nanotechnologies Nanotechnology in NMP programme: ~ € 1.5 billion • Research directed towards the Grand Challenges: sustainable development, health, energy, environmental remediation, transport, … • Enabling R&D and cross- cutting issues (safety, ethics, metrology & standardisation) Prog./Themes Proj.No Funding/€mil. ERC Health Energy Environment KBBE NMP JOINT ICT SECURITY Aeronautics SPACE SST SME Science in Society ERA-Nets Infrastructure Marie-Curie: Regions: INCO: Total: P= new production technologies NT ~ 5-10% of global FP7 budget (€50.4 billion)

13 Nanosafety research in FPs
Annual Compendium of research projects First nanosafety projects in FP5 ( ) Regular budget increase, now levelled off at ~30M€ FP7: 48 funded nanosafety projects, representing a total EU investment of 177 M€ (corresponding to total projects costs of 262M€). ~5% NMP budget, ~10% In addition to FP, Member States annual funding efforts about 70 M€  European (EU + EU MS) nanosafety funding about 100 M€ annually. Nanosafety research, a common challenge: a necessity for safe commercialization, a tool for converging regulatory approaches  removing obstacles to innovation and trade BUT also ensuring that we have a regulatory framework which is adapted to these new technologies NB: These figures do not include safety research in application-oriented projects nor nanomedicine HIGH EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH IMPACT

14 Back to H What's new? An integrated programme coupling research to innovation support from research to retail, bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives, more emphasis on innovation. More strategic two-year Work Programmes Major simplification - for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond Challenge based - tackling major challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transport Less prescriptive topics - strong emphasis on expected impact New forms of funding aimed at innovation - pre-commercial procurement, inducement prizes, dedicated loan and equity instruments These currently separate activities have been integrated to allow seamless funding of research and innovation, allowing innovative projects to be supported from the laboratory to commercial exploitation. Previously separate activities have been brought together to focus on the societal challenges such as health, clean energy and transport.

15 Industrial leadership
Three priorities Excellent science Industrial leadership Societal challenges

16 Priority 1. Excellent Science: the foundation of economic prosperity and wellbeing
(€ 24.4 billion, ) European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research by the best individual teams 13.09 Future and Emerging Technologies Unconventional and pioneering science Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation 2.70 Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Opportunities for training and career development 6.16 Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities 2.49 Actions and programmes designed at promting scientific excellence. Excellent science is at the foundation of economic prosperity and wellbeing Why? For tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and wellbeing To develop, attract and retain research talent To have access to the best infrastructures Future and Emerging Technologies: will support unconventional and pioneering science with the potential to be tomorrow's technologies High-risk, long-term, multidisciplinary and collaborative Grand science & technology challenges Bottom up & top down (e.g. FET Flagships: Graphene, HBP) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks – research and doctoral training Individual Fellowships – European or Global for experienced researchers Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges Co-fund – matching funds for regional/ national/ international doctoral or fellowship programmes Research Infrastructures including e-RIs New RIs – design, preparation, implementation Existing RIs - integration and opening Others – e.g. international cooperation (marine & Arctic, health, …) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) which supports collaborative research across scientific and engineering disciplines with a clear final goal or purpose. Researchers may be investigating the foundations for radically new technologies, or working towards a breakthrough, which could transfer new ideas from science into technology xxx

17 Priority 3. Societal Challenges: breakthrough, multi-disciplinary solutions to citizens concerns
(€ 29.7 billion, ) Health, demographic change and wellbeing 7.47 Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the Bioeconomy 3.85 Secure, clean and efficient energy * 5.93 Smart, green and integrated transport 6.34 Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 3.08 Inclusive and reflective societies 1.31 Secure societies 1.69 Science with and for society 0.46 Spreading excellence and widening participation 0.82 Why? Concerns of citizens and EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport, etc.) require innovation Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanities Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up Meeting the concerns of citizens and society and the EU policy objectives relies on research and innovation. For example, meeting the target to reduce CO2 emissions depends on new technologies and solutions for energy, transport, agriculture and the management of resources. This requires a broad, multi-disciplinary approach that brings together researchers, industry, public bodies and users to create innovative solutions that will meet peoples' needs. Horizon 2020 will support not only research into new technologies and solutions, but also their piloting, demonstration and market uptake. In this way the full impact of EU funding will be achieved. Additional funding for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities ( )

18 Priority 2. Industrial Leadership: investments in key technologies underpinning innovation
(€ 17 billion, ) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) (ICT, nanotechnologies, adv. Materials, adv. Manufacturing, biotechnology, space) 13.56 (NMPB: € 4.37 bn) Access to risk finance Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation 2.84 Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs 0.62* Why? Invest strategically in key technologies which underpin innovation in existing and emerging sectors Attract more private investment in research and innovation Generate more innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth and jobs Key enabling technologies - such as advanced manufacturing, microelectronics, nanotechnology and biotechnology - underpin innovation across many industries and sectors. For Europe to build and maintain a lead in these technologies requires strategic investments Innovative companies are at the heart of job creation and growth. However, Europe lacks such companies, particularly among small and medium-sized enterprises. * Complemented by expected 20% of budget of societal challenges + LEITs and 'Access to risk finance' with strong SME focus

19 Main priorities in LEIT
Technology development and validation, aiming at industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Strategic research agendas, roadmaps and value chains (applications in several sectors) Industrial engagement / leverage Pilot lines and demonstrators Cross-cutting KETs (combinations of KETs), 30% of KET budget Enabling applications in societal challenges

20 International Cooperation
Crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectives Fundamental research and societal challenges and other specific objectives Principle of general openness: the programme will be the most open funding programme in the world Open to the association of acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates and selected international partner countries Targeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation Cooperation with the United States is highest priority International cooperation with third countries is necessary to address effectively many specific objectives defined in Horizon This is the case in particular for all the societal challenges addressed by Horizon 2020, which need to be tackled at the global level. It is also highly relevant to this community (hence why we are all here) as is global problem, for the environment and the human health but also from the trade perspective. International cooperation is also essential for frontier and basic research in order to capture the benefits from emerging science and technology opportunities. Promoting the international mobility of researchers and innovation staff is crucial for enhancing this global cooperation. Activities at the international level are equally important to enhance the competitiveness of European industry by promoting the take-up and trade of novel technologies, for instance through the development of worldwide standards and guidelines, and by promoting the acceptance and deployment of European solutions outside Europe. Horizon 2020 will continue with the principle of general openness, while encouraging reciprocal access to third country programmes. Horizon 2020 will be open to the association of candidate and potential candidate countries and selected third countries that fulfil the relevant criteria. In addition, a range of targeted actions will be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation on the basis of common interest and mutual benefit and promoting coordination and synergies with Member States activities. Dedicated support measures to assist the strategic approach and the process of priority setting are included in the 'Inclusive, innovative and secure societies' challenge.

21 Participation of U.S. Organisations
Eligibility for participation Any legal entity regardless of place of establishment subject to work programme conditions Eligibility for funding U.S. entities in collaborative projects Not automatic except if … Provided for in the Work Programme (e.g. Health) or Deemed essential for the action/ project or Provided for in a relevant bilateral S&T agreement or any other relevant arrangement Participants comply with Rules for Participation (RfP) and the Grant Agreement (GA) Conditions applicable to non-funded participants expected to be incorporated into the GA Expected other forms of involvement: Third party (funded or in-kind) - identified entity linked formally to a participant conducts part of the research according to conditions laid down in the GA Subcontractor - to carry specific work for participant(s) under normal business conditions

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