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IAPP Application Workshop Project Development Workshop 16 February 2012
Programme Introduction Marie Curie programme: background, objectives, priorities Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Policy context Overview and general Part B – how to complete Financial EPSS – Submission process Part A – how to complete Final tips and suggestions Lunch 1-1 Support
FP7 Programme 4 Programmes: Cooperation, Ideas, People, Capacities (+ Joint Research Centre + Euratom)
Marie Curie Actions Objectives and Policy Context: “The People Work Programme 2012 has been designed to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiatives ‘Innovation Union’, ‘Youth on the Move’ and ‘An Agenda for new skills and jobs’” (2012 Work programme) EU 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/eu2020/index_en.htmhttp://ec.europa.eu/eu2020/index_en.htm Innovation Union: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovationunion/index_en.cfm http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovationunion/index_en.cfm Youth on the Move: http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/news2540_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/news2540_en.htm
Objectives: Marie Curie Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: –Encouraging people to become researchers –Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility €4.7 Billion
“People” Programme Initial training (~40% budget) Initial Training Networks (ITN) Life-long training and career development (~25 – 30% budget) Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) / European Regeneration Grants, Co- funding of regional/national/Intern. Programmes (COFUND), International Reintegration Grants Industry dimension (~5-10% budget) Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) 80 million euros World fellowship (~25% budget) International Outgoing & Incoming Fellowships (IOF & IIF), International Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Policy support actions (~1% budget) Mobility and career enhancement actions
Eligible Countries EU-27 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK Associated Countries (FP7) Albania*, Croatia*, Faroe Islands*, FYR Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland, Turkey*, Bosnia Herzegovina* *except Euratom
What research topics are supported? Yes All areas of scientific and techno logical research that are of interest to the EU No Areas of research covered by the EURATOM Treaty (peaceful use of nuclear energy)
Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE)
Must not have been resident in host country for more that 12 months in the last 3 years prior to date of recruitment or secondment Researchers can return to the country of their nationality if the mobility rule is respected For international organisations the country mobility rule does not apply – BUT the fellow must not have spent more that 12 months in the previous 3 years at the host international organisation. Transnational Mobility Requirements
INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIPS AND PATHWAYS IAPP
IAPPs – 2012 call info Publication date: 19 October 2011 Call deadline: 19 April 2012 17:00 CET Indicative budget: €80 million (same as 2011) Indicative timetable: –Results expected 4 months after deadline –Grants agreement signature from 9 months after deadline
IAPPs in context “In the context of the 'Innovation Union' flagship initiative, inter-sectoral mobility between academia and industry continues to be a priority as a means to improve cooperation between the two sectors and to eliminate cultural and other mobility barriers. At the same time it plays a structuring role by allowing researchers to acquire key skills which are equally relevant to the public and private sectors.”
What is an Industry–Academia Partnerships and Pathways? It is a two-way partnership with at least one commercial enterprise and one academic organisation in two different Member or Associated Countries Includes secondments, recruitment and networking activities Project can be up to 48 months Majority of researcher months should be secondments
Definitions of eligible organisations Each IAPP must involve at least one university/research centre in the non-commercial sector and at least on entity from the commercial sector. Commercial sector partners: must be organisations operating on a commercial enterprise, gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets. Non-commercial sector partners can include; National organisations, e.g., universities, public non- commercial research centres; Non-profit or charitable organisations (e.g., NGOs, trusts, etc.), International European interest organisations (e.g. CERN)
Eligible organisations Commercial sector partners: may include: incubators; start-ups; spin-offs; venture capital companies; etc. may range in size from the smallest- micro-companies with research capacity to very large multi-national enterprises Non-commercial sector partners can include; National organisations, e.g., Universities, public non-commercial research centres Non-profit or charitable organisations (e g NGOs trusts, etc.) International European interest organisations (e.g. CERN) The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission Other international organisations (e.g. WHO, UNESCO, etc.)
Non-ICPC Countries Non ICPC countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore etc and international organisation would be expected to fund their own participation
Industry–Academia Partnerships and Pathways aims An IAPP aims to increase industry-academia co- operation by: –Supporting the creation, development, reinforcement and execution of strategic partnerships –Creating diverse career possibilities and experience for researchers –Knowledge sharing/cultural exchange, especially SMEs –Aiming for longer term co-operation between both sectors
What can you do with an IAPP? Staff exchange (mandatory) – experienced researchers, early-stage researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years Secondments at least 50% of researcher months Recruit experienced researchers for between 12 months and 2 years (optional) Organise common workshops/conferences/ training/networking activities Inter-sectoral mobility, within framework of whole project, in same country up to a maximum of 30% of total researcher months For SMEs, a contribution towards small equipment costs (up to 10% of project total)
Employment To be eligible for secondment staff must have been active (work, studies, etc) continuously for at least one year full time equivalent Employed under an employment contract (except for short stays or researcher continues on salary from home. Otherwise ‘fixed amount fellowship’) Flexibility The partner will secure by contract the commitment of researchers for at least one year in order to further develop the knowledge
Statistics 2011 PanelApplications submitted Main ListSuccess rate CHE11218.2% ECO8112.5% ENG622235.5% ENV18738.9% LIF511631.4% MAT00n/a PHY7342.9% SOC800% OVERALL1655130.9% Note: all apps which met threshold were on main or reserve list!
Industry–Academia Partnerships and Pathways aims A project that matches “their” objectives: “This action seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors. The IAPP action supports the 'Innovation Union' flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU. Stronger cooperation between universities and business via staff exchange will encourage entrepreneurship and help to turn creative ideas into innovative products and processes that can efficiently address European and global societal challenges.”
Evaluation of proposals Evaluation by independent experts Single stage First checked for eligibility by REA (pg 28/29) Need to address all of the issues to maximise scores Overall threshold (70% or 3.5/5) Evaluation scores awarded for 4 criteria and not sub-criteria 3 out of 4 criteria have a threshold Each area is weighted Transfer of Knowledge – high weighting
B2. S&T Quality Sub-criteria 3/525% Scientific/technological objectives of the research programme, including in terms of intersectoral issues Scientific quality of the joint collaborative research Programme Appropriateness of the research methodology Originality and innovative aspect of the research programme. Knowledge of state-of-the-art
B2 S&T Quality Introduction, describe main objectives and how achieved –Summarise the project and purpose and impact Ensure you keep the policy objectives in mind and what IAPP is trying to achieve in terms of objectives Knowledge and cultural sharing Career and skills development in the field(generic and transferable) Longer term cooperation Detailed description of S&T objectives Highlight planned research collaborations Emphasize interdisciplinarity (if applicable) and intersectoral aspects State ethical and relevant issues Explain in detail the current knowledge in the field / state-of –the-art. Who, when, what was done, what is the gap include references
B2 S&T Quality highlight the originality and innovation – how your project is advancing the state of the art –Integrating different processes / expertise of academia and industry. E.g. developing new materials and combining design –Is this the first time of bringing together these kind of partnershup across thes ectors and expertise? Explain key elements of research methodology and ensure it is appropriate, comprehensive and well-planned –Intergrate with the knowledge transfer programme and training Detail the synergies and complementarities that are being exploited and how –Define specific roles and expertise and why the partner is best suited for the role in the project and how they are complimentary –e.g Technical and scientific expertise, different disciplines etc –How ? – relate their expertise to the specific tasks/methods
S&T Quality – negative feedback The research programme lacks a detailed list of workpackages, timetable and particular involvement of each partner is not specifically included. The project is not very original since it is based on previous results obtained by academic partners. The project research methodology is not properly developed and lacks details as regards risk assessment, milestones and outcomes. Presents limited intersectoriality No previous documented information – articles, scientific journals, conferences, and so on.
B3. Transfer of Knowledge Sub-criteria 3/520% Quality of the transfer of knowledge programme. Consistency with the research programme Importance of the transfer of knowledge in terms of intersectoral issues Adequacy of the role of researchers exchanged and recruited from outside the partnership with respect to the transfer of knowledge programme
B3. Transfer of Knowledge Need for knowledge transfer: –What will each partner gain and why through secondments and employed researchers? E.g. Access to facilities, instrumentation and new methods –How will the KT will significantly increase the research quality and RTD capability and competitiveness of the partners describe in detail the KT programme ( Ensure there is consistency with the research programme described) S&T Broader training (e.g. Communication, ethics, language trainng and managerial skills) How will the knowledge be imbedded back into their sending organisation – through what measures
B3. Transfer of Knowledge Need for knowledge transfer: –What will each partner gain and why through secondments and employed researchers? E.g. Access to facilities, instrumentation and new methods –How will the KT will significantly increase the research quality and RTD capability and competitiveness of the partners Describe in detail the KT programme ( Ensure there is consistency with the research programme described) S&T Broader training (e.g. Communication, entrepreneurship, IPR, project management, product development, marketing, ethics, language training and managerial skills) Broader KT through conferences, workshops, groups for broader dissemination across sectors
B3. Transfer of Knowledge How will the knowledge be imbedded back into their sending organisation – through what mechanisms Describe how will the knowledge be imbedded back into their sending organisation – through what measures Describe the roles of the secondments and recruitment Explain the chosen mixture of researcher in terms of experience Justify the recruitment of experienced researchers and what they will bring new to the project
B3. Transfer of Knowledge Table identical to A4
B3 KT– negative feedback Secondments are only indicated in terms of person/month within a table, but are not described in detail and no additional explanations are given. ToK referring to young researchers is not addressed in sufficient detail. There is only a limited consistency between the research programme and ToK due to the vague description of the latter Transfer of knowledge is unbalanced with too much emphasis on academic research Importance of ToK in terms of intersectorial aspects is not demonstrated as the industrial partner has limited participation in research The precise role in training of the industrial partner is not clearly described.
B4. Implementation Sub-criteria 3/520% Capacities (expertise/human resources/facilities/infrastructures) to achieve the research and exchange of know-how and experience. Fit between capacity of host and size of support requested Adequate exploitation of complementarities and synergies among partners in terms of transfer of knowledge.
B4. Implementation Sub-criteria 3/520% Appropriateness of management plans (recruitment strategy, IPR strategy, demarcation of responsibilities, rules for decision making, etc. How essential is non-Third Country participation, if any, to the objectives of the research programme. In case of SMEs participation: adequacy of the available infrastructures and justification of equipment
B4. Implementation Capacities: 1 table ½ page per full and associated partners
B4. Implementation Additionally describe how infrastructure and human resource capacity of each organisation relates to work-plan and schedule –Will evaluate the fit between capacity of host and size of support requested Describe synergies and complimentarities –Provide details of the collaborations –Highlight involvement of participants from different sectors Overview of WPs, deliverables and milestones (using tables) –Indicate how tasks are linked to the objectives
Describe management structure: –Demarcation of responsibilities Project management; Administration; Management team;/steering board (S&T – work package leaders), IPR / exploitation manager –Decision making and process –Monitoring and reporting process ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/mariecurie-actions/docs/iapp- reporting-guidlines_en.pdf –Comment on gender balance of the management –Detail communications strategy –Briefly describe consortium agreement between partners Detail IPR strategy for the consortium (issues) –Will you create an exploitation plan? –Detail potential of results created and describe ownership arrangements –Patents
B4. Implementation Describe the Recruitment Strategy –How posts are published and where –Outline contingencies in case there are difficulties –Equal opportuntties (all partners have policies?; gender equality) –Conditions of employment Provide some information on the conditions that researchers will be working under twill be in line with the ‘European Charter for Researchers’ and ‘Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers’ Demonstrate scientific and organisational competence within the partnerships –Relevant project management experience –Experience of similar grants/projects and Marie Curie Justification of Other Third Country Participation
Implementation – negative feedback Secondments are not sufficiently specified Some aspects of management structure are not described in detail The management plan is scarcely defined in some points Time commitment of the co-ordinator to project activities is limited Recruitment strategy and its contribution to research activities is not detailed The technical background of the academic partners is not clear It is not sufficiently detailed on the point of capacities, specifically in regard to scientific expertise, facilities and infrastructures, to achieve a real experience and know-how exchange IPR aspects are unclear.
B5. Impact Sub-criteria : No threshold30% Provision to develop new intersectoral and lasting collaboration; extent to which SMEs contribute to the project, where appropriate Strategy for the dissemination and exploitation/commercialisation of the results* Impact on the innovation potential of the ERA; in the relevant fields, description of potential applications Facilitation of sharing knowledge and culture between the participants and external researchers (conferences, workshops, training events) Impact of proposed outreach activities*
IAPP expected Impact Work Programme pg 23, 3.1.3: Expected impact of the action: “Research projects under this action are expected to structure effectively and significantly enhance the interaction at human resources level between research organisations in the public and private sector, in terms of knowledge sharing and broad skills development, bringing closer together their different cultures and expectation patterns, with a view to more effectively advancing the contributions of research to Europe's knowledge economy and society”
B5. Impact Demonstrate immediate and longer terms benefits –How the project fosters new collaborations –How the project might continue beyond the life of the project Describe SMEs contribution to the project Strategy for dissemination and exploitation –Outline practical steps to disseminate results During the project After completion of the project E.g. Feed into teaching, website, papers, presentations –Describe the commercial routes for exploitation of results By commercial sector partners Benefits of external experienced researchers to the project – knowledge transfer and dissemination events (what roles will they play?)
B5. Impact Impact on ERA of the Innovation –On S&T field/s: Description of potential applications –Impact on Policies/directives – EU: contribution to Innovation Union (national, regional) –Effective knowledge sharing –Adequate flow of competent researchers – mobility –Access to world class infrastructures – through the network Impact on Society and Economy Impact on knowledge economy – making EU more competitive
B5. Impact Impact of Outreach Activities: Promoting and raising awareness of science with the general public. –Detail a plan of various outreach activities – BE CREATIVE –Each fellow expected to undertake 1 activity / year – at least –Explain expected impact –Include also in the Gantt Chart, knowledge transfer programme/dissemination Impact on partners and the partnership –Ways in which the partners will benefit –What will be created as a result of the funding and what benefits will it bring Impact on Researchers skills and career development
Impact– negative feedback The intersectoriality of the project is not described in detail in terms of future collaborations; indeed, it is specifically mentioned that lasting collaboration will only be foreseen in the case of developing a spin-off project Contribution of the SME to the project is limited Standardisation aspects are not properly addressed Possible commercial impact in particular through SME not addressed. Central role of SME is stressed but the need for key extra equipment seems to contradict the present adequacy and availability of infrastructure Details of application are not well described.
DIAB SMART: Development of a new generation of DIABetic footwear using an integrated approach and SMART materials Partners: Staffs Uni (lead); Spain, Germany (Uni); UK; India Duration: 48 months Project Cost: 809,328 euro DiaBSmart project aims to generate, transfer and exchange the clinical, academic and production knowledge between the partners to create a new generation of diabetic footwear through a newly developed patient assessment system. The transfer of knowledge(TOK) between various sectors ensures that the need of patients is considered and transferred effectively to product development using a scientific approach. This project while enhancing the knowledge base in diabetic assessment; will have a clear impact on new product development leading to both clinical and economic benefits.
The integration of intermediate pyrolysis and vapour gasification to create and effective and efficient biomass-to- energy system for combined heat and power. (PYROGAS ) Partners: Aston uni; Germany Duration: 48 months Project Cost: 1.08 million euro The aim of the programme is therefore, through a programme of laboratory and demonstration scale testing, to fully integrate the intermediate pyrolysis and gasification processes to form the PYROGAS concept for power and heat from biomass, and to demonstrate its successful operation on a range of feed stocks. The use of biomass, and waste, as a fuel for the production of energy in the form of electrical power and heat has in recent years come to be recognised as a key element in the move to sustainable forms of energy as part of the strategy to combat climate change. Throughout Europe, challenging targets for the provision of bio-energy and reduction in carbon emissions have been identified but progress towards those targets is extremely slow.
Modelling and optimal design of ceramic structures with defects and imperfect interfaces (INTERCER2) ) Partners: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO; Liverpool and Abersytwyth Unis, Italy Duration: 48 months Project Cost: 2.4 million euro Ceramic industry is broadly developed in Europe and the current investment is estimated at 26 billion. With its 9,2 billion segment, Italy is a leader country in the production of traditional ceramics, while France, UK and Germany are driving countries for advanced ceramics, growing at 21% per year. Advanced ceramics are crucial for new technologies and nano-tech applications addressed to thermo-mechanical and bio-medical applications, while traditional ceramics have a worldwide market and have been suggested as materials minimizing the impact on the environment (when compared to other finishing materials). The main aim of the research project is to develop novel advanced ceramic products in close collaboration between academic and industrial partners which will be directly oriented to industrial and social needs. The goal will be achieved by (i) improvement of the powder compaction and ceramic production process; (ii) development of novel advanced ceramic multifunctional materials and structures
Eco Friendly Tuneable Microwave continuous Flow Reactor for the Synthesis of Lecucettamines in Therapeutic Activity Against Alzheimer's Disease (MICRO-THERAPY) Organisation: LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY; Uni and SME in France Duration: 48 months Project Cost: 653242.00 euro The four-year MICRO-THERAPY is a fully integrated interdisciplinary proposal which will develop a new area of competence in the three partners, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Rennes1 and ManRos Therapeutics. It brings together a powerful set of partners covering fully the three key aspects - microwave engineering, chemistry and biology to create new technology and sustainable technical and scientific expertise applicable to the bio- pharmaceutical industry. The proposed research programme is unique in terms of generating a tuneable, multipurpose, microwave, continuous, atmospheric pressure, flow reactor for the efficient conduct of various chemical reactions for the synthesis of Leucettamines to be used against Alzheimers disease.
Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Financial Regime and Submission Tatiana Panteli Funding Advisor, WMES
What type of expenses are covered? ResearcherOrganisationShared Living allowance (including salary) Management Activities Training / research expenses of eligible researchers Mobility allowance Contribution to Overheads Small Equipment (for SME only) Correction Coefficient for the UK is 134.4
Category 1: Living Allowance (correction factor applied) TypeResearcher Categories Employment Contact (€/year) Fixed amount Fellowship (€/year) SecondmentESR38,00019,000 ER (<10)58,50029,250 ER (>10)87,50043,750 RecruitmentER (<10)58,50029,250 ER (>10)87,50043,750 Living Allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the fellow. The host may pay a top-up in order to complement this.
Category 2: Mobility Allowance (correction factor applied) A flat rate contribution to cover those personal household, relocation and travel expenses associated with undertaking transnational mobility. Without family: €700 per month With family: €1000 per month Family: wife, husband, civil partner, children. Important: this category will not cover travel to the conferences, workshops, etc.
Category 3: Contribution to the Training Expenses and Research/ Transfer of Knowledge Expenses €1800 per researcher per month -Research costs -Transfer of knowledge activities -Training/partnership project -Coordination between participants
Category 4: Management Activities Max of 10% of the total EU contribution. Based upon actual expenses. Category 5: Contribution to Overheads Flat rate of 10% of direct costs per partner and per period (except for subcontractors). Category 6: Small Equipment (for SME only) Up to max of 10% of the total contribution to the SME participant (SME budget).
FAQ about finances Basic principle = funding follows researcher but is intended to be flexible Budget for each partner calculated on the basis of incoming researchers, i.e., the researchers recruited or received in secondment by the organisation Administrative flexibility in terms of who actually pays researcher – i.e., researcher may remain on payroll of sending organisation to provide continuity of pension payments Financial arrangements will be part of negotiation process with Commission & must be detailed in consortium agreement Secondees should be on employment contracts with host institution unless for short stays or they continue to receive usual salary from home organisation during secondment.
Ask your Research Support Office to provide PIC Once completed click onto next which will bring you onto the final registration page asking for basic proposal details.
Enter a title, acronym, short abstract (you can use your title here if you do not have an abstract). Please note this information can be changed at a later date as this information is not evaluated and only required to complete the initial registration Click next and then click to register. You will then receive an automated email with details and web link to use EPSS for your proposal. The email will provide some initial login details with the coordinator’s/partner’s username and temporary password
When you log into EPSS for the first time via https://www.epss-fp7.org https://www.epss-fp7.org EPSS will ask you to change the password. Enter the password provided in the automated email and enter a new one then press: SUBMIT.
How to complete the A forms? Coordinator A1 – general information on the proposal A2 – Information on organisation (Nr 1) A4 – secondments and recruitment of ESRs/ Ers (one line per partner, corresponds with part B) Full Network Partners A2 – Information on organisation
Choose your panel carefully! PanelFunding Threshold LIF83.1 ENG 72.2 ENV 74.8 ECO 71.0 MAT 0 (no applications received) SOC 0 (no applications funded) PHY 86.1 CHE 80.1
What does the Commission want? A project that matches “their” objectives: “This action seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors. The IAPP action supports the 'Innovation Union' flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU. Stronger cooperation between universities and business via staff exchange will encourage entrepreneurship and help to turn creative ideas into innovative products and processes that can efficiently address European and global societal challenges.” Text taken from 2012 People Work Programme
Usual weaknesses in IAPP Science The scientific objectives of the programme are not very challenging. The knowledge of the state of the art is not convincingly presented and progress beyond the state of the art is not satisfactorily justified. The objectives are not sufficiently quantified. Innovative aspects and originality are not properly demonstrated. The description of research methodology is lacking in details to be convincing that the targets and expected results can be reached. Transfer of Knowledge The transfer programme is not fully consistent with the scientific programme. The description of the roles of the seconded researchers is not enough detailed and the short durations of the secondments are not properly justified.
Implementation Possible risks and relevant risk management strategies are not addressed in detail. The management plan does not clearly reflect the intended involvement of the partners and the knowledge transfer between them. The involvement of end users is not satisfactory. Impact The dissemination strategy is too generic. The SMEs’ role is limited. The impact is affected by the commercial partners’ secondments being scheduled only at the end of the project.