Presentation on theme: "US-EU Communities of Research bridging nanoEHS effort Horizon 2020"— Presentation transcript:
1 US-EU Communities of Research bridging nanoEHS effort Horizon 2020 Nicolas SegebarthEuropean CommissionDG Research and InnovationNanosciences 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 knowledgeSupport 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 AgreementMutual interests in the economic, environmental & security fields.Strategic partnership.Research and innovation cooperation: an enabler of reinforced economic partnershipEU-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 challengesAnnual 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 2010Bilateral 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 proposalsPlayersE.U. FP7 & H2020 – Framework Programme -http://ec.europa.eu/researchIndustrial Technologies for research projects in Nanotechnologies, materials and production technologies (NMP) -U.S. 18 Federal Agencies and Departments – see individual websitesWhite 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 scientistsshare a significant interest: nanoEHSdevelop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, tools, ways of addressing recurring questions and challengesregular 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 InitiativeOutside 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 LifeEcotoxicity TestingPredictive Modeling for Human HealthDatabases & OntologiesRisk AssessmentRisk Management & Control2011MarAug2012JunNov2013Sep2013In-person COR meetings at third U.S.-EU workhsopDec 3, 2013EuroNanoForumJun 18, 2013First in-person meeting of all CORs at second EU-U.S. workshopOct 25, 20123 CORs announced at NanoSafety Cluster MeetingMay 31, 20123 CORs announced at Society of Toxicology Annual MeetingMar 15, 2012CORs proposed at first U.S.- EU workshopMar 11, 2011
8 CoR Information flowsregular contact: use wikis, webcasts, conference calls, annual US-EU meeting.
9 Bridging NanoEHS research 2013 workshopPlenary sessionsNanoEHS Research PrioritiesNanosafety in Europe 2015 – 2025 (Kai Savolainen)2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy (Treye Thomas)Bridging NanoEHS researchInt. Dimension of NSF projects (Barbara Karn & Alan Tessier)Horizon 2020 (Nicolas Segebarth)Connecting the CORs to Other EffortsOECD-WPMN, NanoREG, Era-Nets, standardizationBreakout CoR sessions & reporting in plenary
11 What is Horizon 2020?The new European Union programme for research and innovation for – adopted by EP on 21 NovAn budget of €77 billion [$104 billion]; 20 per cent higher in real terms than FP7A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area:Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technologyResponding to the economic crisis to invest in jobs and growthAddressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environmentTwo 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-NanotechnologiesNanotechnology 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.ERCHealthEnergyEnvironmentKBBENMPJOINTICTSECURITYAeronauticsSPACESSTSMEScience in SocietyERA-NetsInfrastructureMarie-Curie:Regions:INCO:Total:P= new production technologiesNT ~ 5-10% of global FP7 budget (€50.4 billion)
13 Nanosafety research in FPs Annual Compendium of research projectsFirst 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 tradeBUT also ensuring that we have a regulatory framework which is adapted to these new technologiesNB: These figures do not include safety research in application-oriented projects nor nanomedicineHIGH 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 ProgrammesMajor simplification - for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyondChallenge based - tackling major challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transportLess prescriptive topics - strong emphasis on expected impactNew forms of funding aimed at innovation - pre-commercial procurement, inducement prizes, dedicated loan and equity instrumentsThese 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 prioritiesExcellent scienceIndustrial leadershipSocietal 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 teams13.09Future and Emerging TechnologiesUnconventional and pioneering scienceCollaborative research to open new fields of innovation2.70Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)Opportunities for training and career development6.16Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure)Ensuring access to world-class facilities2.49Actions and programmes designed at promting scientific excellence.Excellent science is at the foundation of economic prosperity and wellbeingWhy?For tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and wellbeingTo develop, attract and retain research talentTo have access to the best infrastructuresFuture and Emerging Technologies: will support unconventional and pioneering science with the potential to be tomorrow's technologiesHigh-risk, long-term, multidisciplinary and collaborativeGrand science & technology challengesBottom up & top down (e.g. FET Flagships: Graphene, HBP)Marie Sklodowska-Curie ActionsInnovative Training Networks – research and doctoral trainingIndividual Fellowships – European or Global for experienced researchersResearch and Innovation Staff ExchangesCo-fund – matching funds for regional/ national/ international doctoral or fellowship programmesResearch Infrastructures including e-RIsNew RIs – design, preparation, implementationExisting RIs - integration and openingOthers – 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 technologyxxx
17 Priority 3. Societal Challenges: breakthrough, multi-disciplinary solutions to citizens concerns (€ 29.7 billion, )Health, demographic change and wellbeing7.47Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the Bioeconomy3.85Secure, clean and efficient energy *5.93Smart, green and integrated transport6.34Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials3.08Inclusive and reflective societies1.31Secure societies1.69Science with and for society0.46Spreading excellence and widening participation0.82Why?Concerns of citizens and EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport, etc.) require innovationBreakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanitiesPromising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled upMeeting 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 financeLeveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation2.84Innovation in SMEsFostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs0.62*Why?Invest strategically in key technologies which underpin innovation in existing and emerging sectorsAttract more private investment in research and innovationGenerate more innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth and jobsKey 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 investmentsInnovative 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 / leveragePilot lines and demonstratorsCross-cutting KETs (combinations of KETs), 30% of KET budgetEnabling applications in societal challenges
20 International Cooperation Crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectivesFundamental research and societal challenges and other specific objectivesPrinciple of general openness: the programme will be the most open funding programme in the worldOpen to the association of acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates and selected international partner countriesTargeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperationCooperation with the United States is highest priorityInternational 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 participationAny legal entity regardless of place of establishment subject to work programme conditionsEligibility for funding U.S. entities in collaborative projectsNot automatic except if …Provided for in the Work Programme (e.g. Health) orDeemed essential for the action/ project orProvided for in a relevant bilateral S&T agreement or any other relevant arrangementParticipants comply with Rules for Participation (RfP) and the Grant Agreement (GA)Conditions applicable to non-funded participants expected to be incorporated into the GAExpected 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 GASubcontractor - to carry specific work for participant(s) under normal business conditions