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Horizon 2020 – Future Emerging Technologies Department of Physics 8 th May 2014 Research Operations Presenter: Renata Schaeffer Ext: 61648

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1 Horizon 2020 – Future Emerging Technologies Department of Physics 8 th May 2014 Research Operations Presenter: Renata Schaeffer Ext:

2 Research Operations The Budget  Budget increase from €53bn in FP7 to €77bn in Horizon 2020 (at current prices) OTHERS: 5,8B€ (Spreading excellence & widening participation, Science & Society, JRC, EIT) Excellent Science 24,4bn€ Societal Challenges 29,6bn€ Industrial Leadership 17bn€

3 Research Operations Pillar structure H2020 will focus resources on 3 key priorities: Excellent Science (1) ERC (13B€) FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) (2.7B€) Marie Curie Actions (6.1B€) European Research Infrastructures (2.4B€) Societal Challenges (3) Health, demographic change and wellbeing European Bioeconomy Challenges Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Europe in a changing world Secure societies Industrial Leadership (2) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies Innovation in SMEs and Access to risk finance Widening Participation, Science with and for Society EURATOM Joint Research Centre (JRC) EIT)

4 Research Operations Overview of FET schemes FET-Open FET Coordination and Support Actions FET-Proactive initiatives Global Systems Science (GSS) Knowing, doing and being: cognition beyond problem solving Quantum Simulation Towards exascale high performance computing (HPC) FET Flagships The Graphene Human Brain Project Future and emerging technologies shall support collaborative research in order to extend Europe’s capacity for advanced and paradigm-changing innovation. It shall foster scientific collaboration across disciplines on radically new, high-risk ideas and accelerate development of the most promising emerging areas of science and technology as well as the Union wide structuring of the corresponding scientific communities."

5 Research Operations Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Expanded from ICT and Energy to be used as cross-cutting funding scheme Supports frontier research: alternative ideas, concepts or paradigms of risky or non- conventional nature (similar to ERC) Open, light and agile Roadmap based research FET Open Exploring novel ideas Individual research Early ideas Coordination and support action FET Proactive Developing topics and communities – cluster of research projects Global System Sciences Knowing, doing being- cognition beyond problem solving Quantum simulation Towards exascale high performance computing FET Flagship Tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges Graphene Human Brain (HBP) Support for Flagships

6 Research Operations FET Open: 1.FET OPEN – Novel ideas for radically new technologies Open is open – All technologies, no thematic restriction Cut off dates: 30/09/2014, 31/03/2015 and 29/09/2015 Total budget: 160M€ in 2014 – 2015 Instrument: Research and Innovation Action – 154M€ Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) – 6M€ FET Long –term visionHigh RiskNoveltyFoundationalInterdisciplinaryS&T targeted

7 Research Operations FET Open: FET Gatekeepers Long-term vision: a new, original or radical long-term vision of technology-enabled possibilities going far beyond the state of the art Breakthrough S&T target: scientifically ambitious and technologically concrete breakthroughs plausibly attainable within the life-time of the project. Foundational: the breakthroughs must be foundational in the sense that they can establish a basis for a new line of technology not currently anticipated. Novelty: new ideas and concepts, rather than the application or incremental refinement of existing ones. High-risk: the potential of a new technological direction depends on a whole range of factors that cannot be apprehended from a single disciplinary viewpoint. Interdisciplinary: the proposed collaborations must go beyond current mainstream collaboration configurations in joint S&T research, and must aim to advance different scientific and technological disciplines together and in synergy towards a breakthrough.

8 Research Operations FETOPEN 1: FET – Open research projects Specific challenge: Supporting a large set of early stage, high risk visionary science and technology collaborative research projects is necessary for the successful exploration of new foundations for radically new future technologies. Nurturing fragile ideas requires an agile, risk-friendly and highly interdisciplinary research approach, expanding well beyond the strictly technological disciplines. Recognising and stimulating the driving role of new high-potential actors in research and innovation, such as women, young researchers and high-tech SMEs, is also important for nurturing the scientific and industrial leaders of the future. Project size: 2 to 4M€  1 step submission and evaluation of a 16 pages proposal  Proposals are not anonymous Deadlines30/09/201431/03/201529/09/2015 Budget77M€38.5M€

9 Research Operations FETOPEN 2: FET – Coordination and Support Activities 2014 Specific challenge: The challenge is to make Europe the best place in the world for collaborative research on future and emerging technologies that will renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. Scope: Proposals shall address one of the following topics: FET ObservatoryFET Observatory: identifying new opportunities and directions for FET research FET CommunicationFET Communication: communicating on FET projects and activities FET ExchangeFET Exchange: structuring an emerging FET-relevant topic and communities FET ConferenceFET Conference: supporting the organisation of the third FET Conference FET PrizesFET Prizes: identifying suitable areas for prizes and competitions in FET FET ImpactFET Impact: Assessing the impacts of the FET programme Project size: 0.3 to 0.5M€ per topic, up to 1M€ for FET Conference Deadlines30/09/2014 Budget3.0M€

10 Research Operations FETOPEN 3: FET – Coordination and Support Activities 2015 Specific challenge: The challenge is to make Europe the best place in the world for collaborative research on future and emerging technologies that will renew the basis for future European competitiveness and growth, and that will make a difference for society in the decades to come. Scope: Proposals shall address one of the following topics: FET Exchange FET Exchange: structuring an emerging FET-relevant topic and communities FET Take-Up FET Take-Up: actions for stimulating take-up of FET research results towards impact and innovation Project size: 0.3 to 0.5M€ per topic Deadlines31/03/201529/09/2015 Budget1.5M€

11 Research Operations FETPROACT 1-3: 2014 Project sizes: 2 to 4M€ (GSS 2-3M€) -> Deadline: 1/04/2014 Total Budget: 35M€ in WP 2014 – 2015 Results expected by 1 September! 184 proposals submitted Updated WP to be published at the end of June 1.FETPROACT 1: Global Systems Science (GSS) – FETPROACT 2: Knowing, doing, being: cognition beyond problem solving (GSS) – FETPROACT 3: Quantum simulation – 2014

12 Research Operations FET - High Performance Computing FET - High Performance Computing  HPC is an important asset for the EU's innovation capacity of strategic importance to the EU's industrial and scientific capabilities as well as its citizens:  developing innovative industrial products and services,  increasing competitiveness,  addressing societal and scientific grand challenges more effectively.  Europe has the technology, knowledge and human skills to develop capabilities covering the whole technological spectrum of the next HPC generation (exascale computing)  Importance of developing state-of-the-art HPC technologies, systems, software, applications and services in Europe  All relevant actors, public and private, need to work in partnership  Invites the EC to elaborate its plans for HPC to support academic and industrial research and innovation under H2020

13 Research Operations FET – HPC: Critical Technologies, addressing Societal Challenges FET – HPC: Critical Technologies, addressing Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and well-being  (Personalised medicine, pharma/bio-medical simulations, Virtual Physiological Human, Human Brain Project) Smart, green and integrated transport engineering  (performance, sustainability, energy efficiency) Inclusive, innovative societies  (Smart Cities, multivariable decision/analytics support) Climate action  (Simulators for Climate & Earth Sciences, Gas&Oil) Secure, clean and efficient energy  (Fusion, nuclear plant simulations) Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine research and the bio-economy  (simulation of sustainability factors (e.g. weather forecast, stock plagues and diseases control, etc))

14 Research Operations FETHPC 1: HPC core Technologies, Programming Environments and Algorithms for Extreme Parallelism and Extreme Data Applications Specific challenge: Addressing the exascale challenges to achieve, by 2020, the full range of technological capabilities for exascale-class HPC systems which are balanced at all levels and validated with significant application drivers Scope: a. Core technologies and architectures (e.g. processors, memory, interconnect and storage) and their optimal integration into HPC systems, platforms and prototypes b. Programming methodologies, environments languages and tools: new programming models for extreme parallelism and extreme data applications c. APIs and system software for future extreme scale systems d. New mathematical and algorithmic approaches (e.g. ultra-scalable algorithms for extreme scale systems with quantifiable performance for existing or visionary applications) Project size: 2 to 4 M€, up to 8M€ per topic a) Budget: 93.4M€ -> Deadline 25/11/2014, with a minimum of 60% to be allocated to research under part a) of the scope

15 Research Operations FETHPC 2: HPC Ecosystem Development – 2014 HPC Ecosystem Development – 2014 Specific challenge: To develop a sustainable European HPC Ecosystem Scope: Coordination of the HPC strategy : coordination of the activities of stakeholders such as ETP4HPC, PRACE, application owners and users (including emerging HPC applications), the European exascale computing research community, the open source HPC community, etc. Excellence in High Performance Computing Systems : boost European research excellence on the key challenges towards the next generations of high-performance computing systems; cutting across all levels – hardware, architectures, programming, applications; ensure a durable integration of the relevant European research teams; self-sustainability of the research integration on the longer-term Project size: 2 to 4 M€ Budget: 4M€ -> Deadline 25/11/2014

16 Research Operations Conditions for participation Minimum conditions: FET, LEIT and Societal Challenges (apart from JTIs) For standard collaborative actions (RIA and IA) 3 legal entities, each established in different MS/AC For CSA : 1 legal entity For SME Instrument and programme co-fund 1 legal entity established in a MS/AC Industry participation is highly advisable even if not a requirement!

17 Research Operations Funding Model (as per Horizon 2020) Simplified funding: Direct Costs: 100% for Research and Innovation actions (+CSA) 70% for Innovation (non-profit entities up to 100%) WP to specify the reimbursement rate (RIA or IA) Indirect Costs: Flat rate of 25% of total direct costs, excluding subcontracting, costs of third parties and financial support to third parties * Funding of the action not exceed total eligible costs minus receipts

18 Research Operations Submission Process FET- Open  Continuously open  Cut-off date every 6 months March & Sept, starting as of Sept 2014 FET- Proactive  Fixed deadline call: 1st April 2014 Submission & Evaluation  'Short' proposals, 1 step submission using FET specific template  1 stage evaluation based on FET specific evaluation criteria  4 experts per proposals to best address multi-disciplinary nature of FET research Grant  Grant based on proposal 'as-is' -> No negotiation All information needed has to be in the proposal! (remember IPR, management structure, access right, business plan)  Time to contract of max. 8 months from call deadline/cut-off date

19 Research Operations Eligibility Standard criteria / FET specific criteria The part B (cover page and sections 1, 2 and 3) is strictly limited to 16 A4 pages and shall consist of:  A single A4 title page with acronym, title and abstract of the proposal.  Maximum 15 A4 pages consisting of an S&T section (section 1), an  Impact section (section 2) and an Implementation section (section 3). A proposal that do not comply with these page limits will be declared ineligible.

20 Research Operations Eligibility – cont… Part A: Administrative part of the proposal Part B: Scientific part of the proposal 16 pages – core proposal Cover page Section 1: S&T Excellence Section 2: Impact Section 3: Implementation Additional information Section 4: Members of the consortium I.E:. legal entity, CV, subcontract, third party Section 5: Ethics and Security Ethics self-assessment & supporting documents Security checklist Cover page limited to 1 page Section 1,2 &3 are limited to 15 pages Section 4 & 5 are not included in the page limit FET annotated proposal template available

21 Research Operations Evaluation Criteria: Research project ExcellenceImpactImplementation Clarity of targeted breakthrough and its specific science and technology contributions Importance of the new technological outcome with regards to its transformational impact on technology and/or society. Quality of the work plan and clarity of intermediate targets. Novelty, level of ambition and foundational character Quality of measures for achieving impact on science, technology and/or society. Relevant expertise in the consortium. Range and added value from interdisciplinary Impact from empowerment of new and high potential actors towards future technological leadership. Appropriate allocation and justification of resources (person-months, equipment, budget). Appropriateness of the research methods Threshold:4/5 Weight:60% Threshold:3.5/5 Weight:20% Threshold:3/5 Weight:20%

22 Research Operations Evaluation Criteria: CSA ExcellenceImpactImplementation Clarity of objectivesTransformational impact on the communities and/or practices for high-risk and high-impact research Quality of the work plan and management structure Contribution to the coordination and/or support of high-risk and high-impact research for new or emerging areas or horizontally Appropriateness of measures for spreading excellence, use of results, and dissemination of knowledge, including engagement with stakeholders Relevant expertise in the consortium. Appropriateness of the coordination and/or support activities Appropriate allocation and justification of resources (person-months, equipment, budget). Threshold:3/5 Weight:40% Threshold:3/5 Weight:40% Threshold:3/5 Weight:20%

23 Research Operations Evaluation Summary Report S&T ExcellenceImpactImplementation Panel comments Expert 1 comments Expert 2 comments Score /5Expert 3 comments Expert 4 comments Total weighted score /5

24 Research Operations Evaluation Process Eligibility Check Individual Reading (Remote/on Site) Consensus Panel Review Process monitored by independent experts YES? Evaluators invited on a call-by-call basis Balanced selection of experts (scientific expertise, geography, gender)

25 Research Operations Events and Consultations 1.Which network & Internet of Things technologies in Horizon 2020 EU Programme? Deadline 27/06/2014  things-technologies-horizon-2020-eu-programme things-technologies-horizon-2020-eu-programme 2.Have your say on Future and Emerging Technologies! Deadline 15/06/2014 Ideas collected are to contribute to the FET WP , especially FET Proactive Initiatives  emerging-technologies emerging-technologies 3.Future and Emerging Technologies homepage  and-emerging-technologies and-emerging-technologies

26 Research Operations Research Office EU Team Renata Schaeffer Questions on: General queries, funding opportunities and EU policy Catherine Hill Questions on: Coordinator grants Sarah Saemian Questions on: General queries, Participant Portal and EPSS Bethan Jones ERC Officer


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