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2 Information Society Technologies In the 6th Framework Programme Context and rationale R. F. De Bruine Director, DG INFSO, IST programme

3 Outline of presentation FP6 Timetable FP6 Timetable The ERA context The ERA context Mobilising the constituency Mobilising the constituency

4 The timetable for FP6 October 2001 …………Parliament ’s first reading of FP6 October 2001 …………Parliament ’s first reading of FP6 10/12/2001 ……………Council agreement on FP 10/12/2001 ……………Council agreement on FP January 2002………… Council formal common position January 2002………… Council formal common position 10/01/02……………… Modified proposal on Rules for participation 10/01/02……………… Modified proposal on Rules for participation 31/01/02………………. Modified proposal on Specific programmes 31/01/02………………. Modified proposal on Specific programmes Feb - May 2002………..Parliament second reading of FP Feb - May 2002………..Parliament second reading of FP Sept-Oct 2002…………Conciliation procedure on FP (if necessary) Sept-Oct 2002…………Conciliation procedure on FP (if necessary) October/Nov 2002……. Final adoption of FP, SP and rules for participation October/Nov 2002……. Final adoption of FP, SP and rules for participation ~December 2002 ……...First FP6 call ~December 2002 ……...First FP6 call

5 Next steps on the Commission side Follow up of the political decision process Follow up of the political decision process –FP second reading in Parliament –Specific programmes and rules for participation in Council and Parliament Prepare for operations and implementation Prepare for operations and implementation –Instruments implementation, Contracts, Calls, evaluations, decision procedures, … –InterDGs WGs and Taskforces –Prepare for content and calls, ISTAG, Internal reflection groups, etc. Prepare the constituency Prepare the constituency –Workshops and events –Invitation for expressions of interest,..

6 A new context for EU supported RTD: ERA Moving to a European level Research Policy Moving to a European level Research Policy Strengthen co-operation between National and EU activities Strengthen co-operation between National and EU activities Improve links between National and EU policies and schemes Improve links between National and EU policies and schemes Further preparation for the EU enlargement process Further preparation for the EU enlargement process Aims to simplify management and implementation procedures Aims to simplify management and implementation procedures FP6 is an essential tool in support of ERA FP6 is an essential tool in support of ERA “Maximising the value from each Euro invested in RTD”

7 Critical success factors Commitments of member states Commitments of member states Mobilising the actors per area Mobilising the actors per area Taking account the international dimension of RTD Taking account the international dimension of RTD Commission facilitates the process Commission facilitates the process All FP6 actions are geared towards realising ERA All FP6 actions are geared towards realising ERA

8 ERA implies a new way of “thinking” From Project-thinking to “Initiative”-thinking From Project-thinking to “Initiative”-thinking –New instruments: IPs and NoEs –More strategic thinking Develop Europe-wide approaches Develop Europe-wide approaches –Making sure that Community funding helps aggregate member states and private effort –It is not just supporting a particular RTD work… Different way of describing content and calls Different way of describing content and calls –Lighter WP?, different sequencing of calls,... FP6 is not business as usual!

9 Addressing ERA in IST in FP6 Developing shared visions and objectives Developing shared visions and objectives –Revising the Advisory structure (ISTAG) –Rethinking the role of the Committee? –Making the best use of the new instruments Build critical mass in IPs, NOEs,...Build critical mass in IPs, NOEs,... Help coordinate and integrate effort in NoEs,..Help coordinate and integrate effort in NoEs,.. Help aggregate members states RTD effort Help aggregate members states RTD effort –Links with Eureka and international initiatives Support the building of ERA in all fields Support the building of ERA in all fields –GEANT and GRIDs

10 Mobilising the constituency A continuous task A continuous task –Essential, given the nature of FP6, new instruments, ERA… Requires a collective effort Requires a collective effort –across the programme –with the NCPs and all multipliers Systematic actions Systematic actions –Workshops, events etc..(Consult the IST web site) –Use of electronic means (newsletters, the web site..) Specific Action Lines in WP2002 Specific Action Lines in WP2002 –Good response Invitation for Expressions of Interest Invitation for Expressions of Interest –stimulate partnership building

11 Conclusions FP6 provides a key opportunity to shape and improve the impact of IST research in Europe FP6 provides a key opportunity to shape and improve the impact of IST research in Europe Realising ERA requires Realising ERA requires –new “thinking” –and an extensive effort to mobilise the constituency “Your contribution is critical for the success of the process “

12 IST in Fp6 Content Gérard Comyn Head of Unit, DG INFSO, IST programme

13 Outline of presentation FP6 structure FP6 structure IST priority objectives and vision IST priority objectives and vision Detailed content and budget Detailed content and budget

14 Commission proposal for FP6

15 IST in FP6: Key elements Main objectives –Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness & technology base –Building the information and knowledge society for ALL Strategy –Concentration and focus, building critical mass –Capitalise on Europe’s strengths –Visionary, forward looking (longer term / high risk) –Combine flexibility with greater speed in implementation –Scope of activities: Core technologies & “pull-through” applications

16 The IST vision Building the knowledge society for ALL Building the knowledge society for ALL Bringing the users, “people”, to the foreground the “centre of our attention” Bringing the users, “people”, to the foreground the “centre of our attention” –and build trustful technologies for the background (almost invisible) Moving to an era where:‘Our surrounding is the interface’ to IST applications and services Moving to an era where:‘Our surrounding is the interface’ to IST applications and services Exploring beyond “the PC, screens & keyboard interfaces”... Exploring beyond “the PC, screens & keyboard interfaces”... Enabling multi-sensorial dialogues supported by computing & networking Enabling multi-sensorial dialogues supported by computing & networking –‘everywhere’, embedded in everyday objects (e.g: furniture, clothes, vehicles, smart materials, …)

17 Towards an “all inclusive knowledge society” “Ambient Intelligence” tomorrow “Our surrounding” is the interface Use all senses, intuitive Context-based knowledge handling Infinite bandwidth, convergence,.. Mobile/Wireless full multimedia Nano-scale + new materials Wide adoption (eHealth, eLearning, …) >70% of world-wide population on line IST today PC based …………………………… “Writing and reading”…………….…. “Word” based information search…… Low bandwidth, separate networks…. Mobile telephony (voice)………….. Micro scale………………………… Silicon based………………………… eServices just emerging…………… Only 5% of global population on-line..

18 Anywhere anytime natural and enjoyable access to IST services for ALL Miniaturised, low cost low power components & µsytems Natural interactions with ‘ knowledge ’ with ‘ knowledge ’ Pervasive, mobile, wireless, trustful infrastructures Communication & networking Software µ, nano & opto electronics µ and nano systemsKnowledgetechnologiesinterfaces Applied IST for major societal and economic challenges Trust & Security IST for societal challenges IST for work & business challenges Demanding Demandingapplications Specific Generic integration Building blocks Security, privacy IPRs, dependabilty Smart cards,... E and m business, e and m work, learning GRIDS for science, engineering business and society Health, eInclusion, mobility, environment safety, cultural heritage Mobile: beyond 3G Fixed:All optical Integrated (IPv6) Adaptive Reliable Embedded Distributed Adaptable CMOS : the limit System-on-Chip Nano-scale New materials Multidiscplines New Sensing Networked New materials Nano-scale Context based Semantic based Agent based Scaleable All senses Multilingual Intuitive ‘Surrounding’

19 FET in FP6 In the IST priority In the IST priority –FET like activities in all thematic priorities. –Exploring new paradigms and visions at the limit of knowledge –Open and proactive In priority 8 In priority 8 –Multidisciplinary combining IST with other fields

20 GEANT + GRIDs GÉANT Internat. GRIDs Testbeds 10Gbit/s, EU+NAS Med+LA Initial pilots IPv6, QoS FP5 results 100 Gbit/s, Terabit/s, progressive inclusion schools Global connectivity Large scale GRIDs platforms (virtual communities) Next Generation Internet solutions for Research Commun. FP6 goals

21 IST activities outside priority 2 Exploring future visions and paradigms Exploring future visions and paradigms - Anticipation of S&T needs, Priority 8 - “Parts” of current FET: Interdisciplinary Support to eEurope Support to eEurope - Anticipation of policy needs, Priority 8 Research Networks, GEANT+GRIDs Research Networks, GEANT+GRIDs –Research Infrastructures –“In addition” to priority 2 The IST constituency can also benefit from: The IST constituency can also benefit from: –Support to SMEs –International co-operation –Strengthening ERA activities –Innovation activities –mobility of researchers.. –...

22 Budget Integrating & strengthening Integrating & strengthening –Genomics 2200 M€ –IST3600 M€ –Nanotechnologies, int M€ –Aeronautics and space1075 M€ –Food quality and safety 685 M€ –Sustainable development2120 M€ –Citizens and governance M€ –Anticipation of S&T needs SMEs 450 M€SMEs 450 M€ Specific InCo 300 M€Specific InCo 300 M€ Anticipating needs 570 M€Anticipating needs 570 M€ Strengthening ERA foundations 330 M€ Strengthening ERA foundations 330 M€ Structuring ERA Structuring ERA –Research and Innovation 300 M€ –Human resources 1630 M€ –Research Infrastructures 665 M€ –Science/Society 50 M€ Joint Research Centre 760 M€ Joint Research Centre 760 M€ 16, 270 B€ Of which 100M€ for GEANT/GRID Of which 200M€ for GEANT/GRID Of which 350 MEuro in the initial phase

23 IST-in-FP6 : Conclusions A new generation of technologies and applications is emerging A new generation of technologies and applications is emerging Europe is well positioned to shape the future and compete Europe is well positioned to shape the future and compete The pace of development is increasingly fast The pace of development is increasingly fast The aim is “people first” in all-inclusive knowledge society The aim is “people first” in all-inclusive knowledge society Concentration, critical mass and flexibility are key Concentration, critical mass and flexibility are key Simplification of procedures and fast reactivity Simplification of procedures and fast reactivity Need to address the (steep) learning-curve FP5  FP6 Need to address the (steep) learning-curve FP5  FP6

24 IST in Fp6 Integrated projects and Targeted Research Projects Morten Moller DG INFSO, IST programme

25 Outline of presentation FP6 instruments: overview FP6 instruments: overview Integrated Projects Integrated Projects Specific Targeted Research projects Specific Targeted Research projects

26 FP6 instruments and financing schemes Grant for integration Grant to the budget Grant as a lump sum Networks of Excellence Integrated Projects Targeted research projects Specific Research activities for SMEs Integrated initiatives for Infrastructure Actions to promote human resources and mobility Coordination actions Specific support actions

27 FP6: 6 instruments for “priority areas” Integrated Projects Integrated Projects –Objective driven Networks of Excellence Networks of Excellence –Exploratory research Article 169 Article 169 –Member states initiative Targeted research projects Targeted research projects –(address specific issues) – (address specific issues) Co-ordination actions Co-ordination actions Support Actions Support Actions

28 No longer available for “priority areas” Individual Take-up Actions Individual Take-up Actions SME Exploratory Awards SME Exploratory Awards

29 FP6: Instruments for “priority areas” “New” instruments (Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence) characterised by capacity to “New” instruments (Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence) characterised by capacity to –mobilise critical mass necessary to achieve ambitious objectives –produce structuring and integrating effects on fabric of European research

30 Principles guiding their design (1) Simplification and streamlining Simplification and streamlining –to minimise the overheads for all concerned whether applicant, contractor or the Commission –to speed up procedures, especially time-to-contract Flexibility and adaptability Flexibility and adaptability –to enable instruments to be applicable throughout the priority themes –to enable projects to evolve

31 Principles guiding their design (2) Increased management autonomy Increased management autonomy –to eliminate unnecessary micro-management Commission monitoring to move Commission monitoring to move –from detailed monitoring of inputs –to more strategic monitoring of outputs While preserving public accountability and preserving the interests of the Community While preserving public accountability and preserving the interests of the Community

32 Article 169 At the initiative of the member states At the initiative of the member states Support to “national” programmes jointly executed according to article 169 Support to “national” programmes jointly executed according to article 169 EC funding used to support the jointly executed programmes EC funding used to support the jointly executed programmes

33 Article 169 (2) May be difficult to use in large numbers May be difficult to use in large numbers –each requires a co-initiative by national programmes and the Commission to generate a proposal –long and complex decision-making, as long as co- decisions of Council and Parliament taken case-by- case –so far untried

34 Use of the Instruments Calls for proposals will identify Calls for proposals will identify –which instruments are to be used, –which have priority and for what IPs and NoEs will be the priority means IPs and NoEs will be the priority means –where it is deemed appropriate –while maintaining the use of specific targeted research projects and co-ordination actions In 2004, an independent evaluation In 2004, an independent evaluation –of the use of the instruments –may lead to adjustments of their relative weightings

35 Integrated Projects: Purpose Designed to support research that is objective and result driven Designed to support research that is objective and result driven –clearly defined objectives and results Each IP should Each IP should –integrate the types of activities needed to obtain the goals –integrate the critical mass of resources needed to obtain the goals –integrate all elements of technology chain to attain high-impact goals –support industry-academia collaboration including SMEs

36 Activities Activities integrated by a project may cover the full research spectrum Activities integrated by a project may cover the full research spectrum –research and technology development activities –demonstration activities –technology transfer or take-up activities –training activities –dissemination activities Project should comprise Project should comprise –a coherent set of activities –with appropriate management structure

37 What is critical mass? Resource wise: Resource wise: –An IP will have the necessary size to achieve its ambitious objectives –Budget may range up to € several tens of millions, but no minimum threshold, provided necessary ambition and critical mass is achieved.but no minimum threshold, provided necessary ambition and critical mass is achieved. Partnership wise: Partnership wise: –minimum 3 participants from three different countries –but in practice likely to be substantially more Duration wise: typically three to five years Duration wise: typically three to five years –but more if necessary to deliver the objectives

38 Financial regime (1) Community support will be in the form of a “grant to the budget” Community support will be in the form of a “grant to the budget” Paid as a contribution to actual costs Paid as a contribution to actual costs –that are necessary for the project –determined in accordance with each participant’s own accounting definitions and practices –exclude indirect taxes… note: no pre-defined cost categories - only defined ineligible costsnote: no pre-defined cost categories - only defined ineligible costs

39 Financial regime (2) Annually, each participant to provide a summary financial statement Annually, each participant to provide a summary financial statement –certified by an independent auditor –with a justification of costs coupled to corresponding activity reportcoupled to corresponding activity report Rolling advance scheme throughout duration of IP Rolling advance scheme throughout duration of IP Reduced retentionReduced retention

40 Further financial details (provisional) Possible continuation of FP5 cost models Possible continuation of FP5 cost models –FC: full actual direct and actual indirect costs –FF: full actual direct costs plus 80% flat rate –AC: additional direct costs plus 20% flat rate Maximum rates of support for FC/FF participants Maximum rates of support for FC/FF participants –50% for RTD components –35% for any demonstration component –100% (direct costs only) for management and training AC participants supported at up to 100% of additional costs for all components of the project AC participants supported at up to 100% of additional costs for all components of the project

41 Submission process Public calls for proposals Public calls for proposals –perhaps preceded by invitations for submission of expressions of interest Simplified proposal-making Simplified proposal-making –reflecting evolutionary nature of the project if appropriate –but with sufficient detail to allow proper evaluation S&T objectives, socio-economic impactS&T objectives, socio-economic impact outline “implementation plan” for whole durationoutline “implementation plan” for whole duration detailed implementation plan for first 18 monthsdetailed implementation plan for first 18 months global budget estimateglobal budget estimate justification of resources and budgetjustification of resources and budget ethical and safety issues...ethical and safety issues...

42 Evaluation process Evaluation by a strengthened peer-review system Evaluation by a strengthened peer-review system –possibly in stages, involving individual reviews, panel sessions, perhaps hearings of applicants… Evaluation criteria include Evaluation criteria include –relevance to objectives of specific programme –S&T excellence –effectiveness of knowledge management –scale of ambition and potential impact –critical mass in terms of activities and resources –quality of project management

43 Contractual aspects (1) (provisional) Contract initially signed between Commission and: Contract initially signed between Commission and: –a single designated participant (or part of the participants), or, –a common legal structure (association, EEIG, etc) Faster entry into forceFaster entry into force All participants are contractually linked to the Commission All participants are contractually linked to the Commission Equality among participants (IPR, responsibilities...)Equality among participants (IPR, responsibilities...)

44 Contractual aspects (2) (provisional) Participants share Participants share –Joint and several technical responsibility –Joint and several financial liability (exemption for public entities) integral part of internal flexibility and autonomyintegral part of internal flexibility and autonomy applied by Commission at last resortapplied by Commission at last resort Model contract will specify general conditions Model contract will specify general conditions Consortium agreement Consortium agreement –not mandatory –but practically indispensable –to be signed as early as possible

45 Flexibility and autonomy of implementation For the implementation plan, each year For the implementation plan, each year –the consortium will propose a detailed plan for the coming 18 months –and may propose to update the overall plan both need approval of the Commission to enter into forceboth need approval of the Commission to enter into force For the Community contribution For the Community contribution –the contract may not specify its distribution between participants nor between activities For changes in the consortium For changes in the consortium –the consortium may decide to take in new participants (without additional funding) –the contract will specify when the addition of new participants must involve a competitive call –competitive call by Commission to add tasks and funding

46 IPs : Three possible implementations “Monolithic” Partners known at outset Tasks identified budget known “Incremental” participation Tasks identified budget known not all participants are in “Incremental” funding objectives known technology roadmap known tasks to be completed budget to be changed Participants as well

47 Payments and Reporting Schedule (example of 4 year contract) Reporting Accepted costs Reporting Detailed work plan Accepted costs Adjusted advance Reporting Detailed work plan Accepted costs Adjusted advance Reporting Accepted costs Detailed work plan Adjusted advance Detailed work plan Initial advance Months

48 Project monitoring By Commission Project Officer (PO) or group of Pos By Commission Project Officer (PO) or group of Pos Principle Principle –more strategic monitoring of outputs Review schedule (with assistance of experts): Review schedule (with assistance of experts): –yearly –mid-term, with a go/no go decision to continue the project –final review Audits Audits –every IP likely to be subjected to one financial audit

49 Targeted RTD projects Principle: Focused on one specific activity and specific results Principle: Focused on one specific activity and specific results –by supporting research activities of more limited scope and ambition the IPs Similar to current RTD contracts Similar to current RTD contracts –Research (50%) –Demonstration (35%) –Combined research and demonstration Participation: At least two independent organisations from at least two MSs or ASs Participation: At least two independent organisations from at least two MSs or ASs

50 Targeted RTD projects Launching: Calls for proposals Launching: Calls for proposals Evaluation: Peer review Evaluation: Peer review Funding: Grant to budget up to 50 % / 35% Funding: Grant to budget up to 50 % / 35% Partnership: More limited than IPs Partnership: More limited than IPs –particularly for smaller research actors, including SMEs, and for participants from candidate countries Cost models: AC, FC and FF Cost models: AC, FC and FF Joint and several financial liability Joint and several financial liability

51 Participation Who? Who? Member States AND Associated candidate Countries, same rights & obligations Member States AND Associated candidate Countries, same rights & obligations European scientific cooperation organisations (ESA etc) European scientific cooperation organisations (ESA etc) Minimum nbr of legal entities Minimum nbr of legal entities - IP and NoE: 3 (2 from MS) - Other instruments: 2 (1 from MS). - Fellowships & support actions: 1 possible (Nbr can be adjusted by WP) 3rd Countries l IN ‘Integrating’ part All countries All countries Funding possible for INCO countries Funding possible for INCO countries l OUTSIDE ‘Integrating’ part Countries with co-operation agreement under specified conditions Countries with co-operation agreement under specified conditions Other countries if necessary Other countries if necessary

52 IST in Fp6 Networks of Excellence Coordinated actions Support measures K. Rouhana DG INFSO, IST programme

53 Outline of presentation Networks of Excellence Networks of Excellence Coordination actions and support measures Coordination actions and support measures The next steps in Commission preparation The next steps in Commission preparation

54 Networks of Excellence: Objectives To reinforce scientific and technological excellence To reinforce scientific and technological excellence by integrating research capacities across Europe. by integrating research capacities across Europe. to progress knowledge on a particular theme to progress knowledge on a particular theme Act as a “Virtual centre of excellence” Act as a “Virtual centre of excellence”

55 NoEs: main features “Virtual” centre of excellence “Virtual” centre of excellence –a clearly identified “joint programme of activity” (JPA) RTD, training, transfer, mobility...RTD, training, transfer, mobility... –established or emerging fields Size Size –Several MEuro per year –Participants minimum 3: Universities, Research Labs, Industrial Labsminimum 3: Universities, Research Labs, Industrial Labs bring together a “critical mass” of key actorsbring together a “critical mass” of key actors universities, research centres, enterprises (SMEs as well as large companies)...universities, research centres, enterprises (SMEs as well as large companies)...

56 The Joint Programme of Activity “Rethought” RTD activities of participants “Rethought” RTD activities of participants –Co-ordinated as “one” RTD programme –less redundancy, better coverage Integrating activities e.g. Integrating activities e.g. –common Software libraries, –common development platforms,.. –joint RTD teams –Exchange of researchers –Shared knowledge and IPR Dissemination Dissemination –Training of researchers –Technology transfer to industry, SMEs…

57 The JPA: integrating/shaping research Partner1 Partner 2 Partner 3 Partner 4 RTD activities in Europe before the NoE(today) Integrating activities “Binding” Partner 1 Partner 2 Partner 4 Partner 3 RTD activities in Europe with the NoE (the JPA) Partner1 Partner 2 Partner 3 Partner 4 Coordinated The NoE field

58 NoEs: Implementation Selection on the basis of calls for proposals Selection on the basis of calls for proposals Large degree of autonomy Large degree of autonomy –Possibility to modify plans and allocation of work –possibility to launch a call for participation Funding Funding –Grant for integration –Should be less than 25% of total effort of the JPA –It is NOT a ratio of the total cost

59 Evaluation Public calls for proposals Public calls for proposals – possibly preceded by calls for expression of interest A “strengthened” peer evaluation system: A “strengthened” peer evaluation system: –in various stages, possibly involving individual reviews, panel sessions,hearings of applicants…

60 Evaluation criteria excellence and ambition of excellence and ambition of –the network as a whole –the joint programme of activities –the individual members extent, depth and lasting character of the integration extent, depth and lasting character of the integration contribution to spreading of excellence contribution to spreading of excellence management and governance of the network… management and governance of the network…

61 Flexibility and autonomy For the joint programme of activities, each year For the joint programme of activities, each year –detailed JPA for the coming 18 months –possible updating of the overall JPA For the allocation of the Community grant For the allocation of the Community grant –distribution among partners and activities on an autonomous manner (consortium agreement) –Requires different liability scheme For changes in the network partnership For changes in the network partnership –the partnership may decide to take in new partners –Can be through a competitive call to be specified in the contractto be specified in the contract

62 NoEs financial regime (1) (provisional) Grant for integration Grant for integration –A lump sum per researcher ‘involved’ –Starts from 20 KEuro per researcher –Diminishes as the number of researchers increases –Still to be further elaborated/validated...

63 Financial regime (2) (provisional) Payments Payments –disbursed in annual instalments –according to planned progress in the Joint Programme of Activity –including the effort towards lasting integration –possibly degressive to avoid dependence –Can be used by the network for any activity

64 Coordination actions Similar to current thematic networks Similar to current thematic networks Support to logistics,.. Support to logistics,.. can cover up to 100% of additional costs can cover up to 100% of additional costs

65 Specific support actions An evolved form of the accompanying measures of FP5 An evolved form of the accompanying measures of FP5 –for example, conferences, seminars, studies and analyses, expert groups, operational support, and dissemination, information and communication activities

66 IST in Fp6 Preparing for FP6, net steps K. Rouhana DG INFSO, IST programme

67 Example of implementation in an IST field IPs Industrial exploitability Current Industrial strength/presence Fundamental research Basic researchIndustry-driven research NoEs TRPs « Monolitihic » Incrementa l IPs

68 Next steps on the Commission side Prepare for implementation and operations Prepare for implementation and operations –Contracts, Calls, evaluations, decision procedures, … –InterDGs WGs and Taskforces on Instruments Prepare for content and calls Prepare for content and calls –With the Committee and the advisory structure –Prepare the Workprogrammes –Prepare the constituency –Invitation for Expressions of Interest

69 Instruments and operations: Status “Detailed provisions for IPs and NoEs” “Detailed provisions for IPs and NoEs” –Working documents have been produced and are available on Cordis: –Details on how these instruments will be implemented including types of activities, financing, calls, evaluations,…including types of activities, financing, calls, evaluations,… –In line with the rules for participation Detailed provisions for the other instruments Detailed provisions for the other instruments –TRPs and Coordination actions by end of March

70 IPPA 5 ISTAG Orientations SP definition + decision Rules for participation, Implementation, procedures, etc WP Calls texts Guides, etc.. Strategy documents Call for EoI Events, Proposals Internal reflection groups 1/2/2002 1/4/200215/7/20026/06/02 IST Call 8 Interaction with Member states, ISTC,.. Content: The Process

71 First steps: Understanding the European context “Who does what” in Europe ? “Who does what” in Europe ? Characteristics of the research community ? Characteristics of the research community ? –SWOT analysis, dependencies,... –Fragmentation versus concentration –International cooperation –Using national/European funding –Links between academia and Industry –EUREKA,... Started in IRGs, ISTAG, the Portal… Started in IRGs, ISTAG, the Portal…

72 Elaborating the content (ERA in mind) Initiate the building of research agendas for IST in Europe Initiate the building of research agendas for IST in Europe –Europe’s SWOT and requirements –Extrapolating from current situations, backtracking from future needs Build consensus around Europe-wide approached Build consensus around Europe-wide approached –Key for success, at strategic level –Within the instruments Define the orientations and implementation of IST in FP6 Define the orientations and implementation of IST in FP6

73 Preparing the constituency (workshops) Objectives in the next two months Objectives in the next two months –~10 workshops in May, !First come first served Already planned (confirmed) Already planned (confirmed) 2 May Software (Brussels)2 May Software (Brussels) 7 Maymicrosytems (Brussels)7 Maymicrosytems (Brussels) MayInterfaces (Luxembourg)13-14 MayInterfaces (Luxembourg) MayKnowledge technologies ((Luxembourg)15-16 MayKnowledge technologies ((Luxembourg) MayCommunication and networking (Brussels)27-28 MayCommunication and networking (Brussels) To be confirmed To be confirmed 14 MayComplex problem solving/GRIDS14 MayComplex problem solving/GRIDS 30 MayTrust and security30 MayTrust and security To be determined : µelectronics, societal challenges, work and business challenges To be determined : µelectronics, societal challenges, work and business challenges Consult the IST web site (life on Monday next week) Consult the IST web site (life on Monday next week)

74 The invitation for expressions of interest Open by March 20, deadline June 7 Open by March 20, deadline June 7 Objectives: Objectives: –Stimulate partnerships and proposal building –Input to the WP preparation Invitation for “embryonic” proposals in IPs and NoEs Invitation for “embryonic” proposals in IPs and NoEs –i.e. ideas supported by a consortium Response will be analysed and a report produced Response will be analysed and a report produced The report is expected to be made public The report is expected to be made public

75 It is NOT obligatory for FP6 proposers It is NOT obligatory for FP6 proposers –proposals can be submitted in FP6 even if no EoI is submitted –There will be no feedback on individual EoI But would be an important input to identify areas where the constituency is ready to propose But would be an important input to identify areas where the constituency is ready to propose It is not binding for the Commission It is not binding for the Commission –It is one (important) input out of others The invitation for expressions of interest (2)

76 EoIs should include EoIs should include –a short document (in no more than 5 pages) –containing the rationale for proposing the research action –the objectives and general approach –Answers to questions specific for each instrument (see guidelines and invitation for EoI) If proposers do not object, an abstract will be made public with the list of participants If proposers do not object, an abstract will be made public with the list of participants –To stimulate partnerships The invitation for expressions of interest (3)

77 For further information IST helpdesk IST helpdesk Fax : Official Journal (invitationtexts) - Guides for Proposers


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