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2 What is FP7?  FP7 is short for: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development  It is the European Union’s main instrument for funding research in Europe between 2007 and 2013  FP7 supports research in selected priority areas  It represents a 41% budget increase from FP6 at 2004 prices

3 New elements in FP7 vis-à-vis FP6  Duration increased from 5 to 7 years  Annual budget increased significantly  New structure: Cooperation, Ideas (ERC), People, Capacities, Euratom and JRC activities  Basic research (~ €1 billion per year): European Research Council  Funding of research infrastructures  Flexible funding schemes  Simpler procedures

4 Some facts about Israel & the Framework Programs  Israel joined the 4 th FP in August 1996 and became the first country, outside the EU, associated to this program.  These programs are now the 2 nd largest funding source for Israeli universities, after the ISF.  About 75% of the Israeli academy international collaboration used to be with the U.S.A, and only about 25% with Europe. Today the relations are almost equal.

5 Advantages for Israel  Accessibility to the European market  “Getting closer to Europe” – understanding Europe  Exposure to and partnership in new technologies  Leverage for implementation of big, visionary and money-abundant projects

6 Budgets for the different FP’s Israel joined half way FP

7 FP7 Structure Cooperation – Collaborative research Ideas – "Frontier" research People – Marie Curie Actions Capacities – Research Capacity JRC non-nuclear research Euratom direct actions – JRC nuclear research Euratom indirect actions – nuclear fusion and fission research + 4 pillars

8 FP7 – Indicative breakdown (€ million)

9 IDEAS 7,460M€ Supporting, investigator- driven research projects carried out across all fields COOPERATION 32,365M€ 10 Thematic Areas Health 6,050M€ Agri & Bio 1,935M€ ICT 9,110M€ NMP 3,500M€ Energy 2,300M€ Environment 1,900M€ Transport (incl. AERO) 4,180€ Socio Economic Sciences and the Humanities 610M€ Space 1,430M€ Security 1,350M€ PEOPLE 4,728M€ Strengthening the human potential in research and technology in Europe Initial Training of Researchers Life-long training & Career Development Industry-academia pathways International Dimension Specific support action CAPACITIES 4,217M€ Research Infrastructures 1,715M€ Research for the benefits of SMEs 1,336M€ Regions of Knowledge 126M€ Research Potential 340M€ Science in Society 330M€ International Cooperation 180€ The 4 Pillars

10 Cooperation - Collaborative research International cooperation projects, across the EU and beyond, in 10 thematic areas, corresponding to major fields in science and research: 1.Health 2.Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology 3.Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 4.Nano-sciences, Nano-technologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) 5.Energy 6.Environment (including Climate Change) 7.Transport (including Aeronautics) 8.Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) 9.Space 10.Security

11 Cooperation - thematic areas (€ million)

12 Health Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health Translating research for human health Optimising the delivery of healthcare to European citizens Budget: € 6 billion ( ) Objective: to improve the health of European citizens, and increase and strengthen the competitiveness and innovative capacity of European health-related industries and businesses.

13  Detection, diagnosis and monitoring  Prediction of sustainability, safety and efficacy of therapies Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health Biotechnology, generic tools and technologies for human health

14  Integration of biological data and processes  Research on the brain and related diseases, human development and ageing  Translational research in infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, SARA, avian influenza.  Translational research in major diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, rare diseases, other chronic diseases including rheumatoid diseases, arthritis and muscoskeletel diseases Translating research for human health Translating research for human health

15  Translation of clinical outcome into clinical practice  Quality, efficiency and solidarity of health care systems including translational health care systems and home care strategies  Enhanced disease prevention and better use of medicines  Appropriate use of new health therapies and technologies Optimising the delivery of healthcare to European citizens Optimising the delivery of healthcare to European citizens

16 Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments “Fork to farm”: Food, health and well being Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Objective: to provide the basis for safer, eco-efficient and competitive products and services for agriculture, fisheries, feed, food, health, forest-based and related industries. Budget: € 1.9 billion ( )

17  Enabling research on sustainable production systems; plant and animal production and health; animal welfare; fisheries and aquaculture, including exploitation and sustainable use of their biodiversity.  Tools to implement relevant strategies, policies and legislation supporting the European knowledge based bio-economy Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest, and aquatic environments

18 “Fork to farm”: Food, health and well being “Fork to farm”: Food, health and well being The integrity and control of the food chain (“fork to farm”) will be subject to research, addressing food, health and well-being

19 Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes it will develop improved crops and forest resources, feed- stocks, marine products and biomass technologies for energy, environment, and high added value products such as materials and chemicals

20 Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies ICT Technology Pillars Integration of Technologies Applications Research Future and Emerging Technologies Objective: to boost innovation, creativity and competitiveness of all industry and service sectors. Budget: € 9.1 billion ( )

21 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Materials New Production Integration of technologies for industrial applications Objective: to enable novel solutions which could result in improved performance in the entire production sector as well as in the health/medicine/agriculture domains Budget: € 3.5 billion ( )

22 5. Energy Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Renewable fuel production CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Smart energy networks Energy efficiency and savings Knowledge for energy policy making Renewables for heating and cooling Clean coal technologies Budget: € 2.3 billion ( ) Objective: to identify and develop adequate and timely solutions to the alarming trends in global energy demand and to the finite nature of conventional oil and natural gas reserves, and to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

23 6. Environment Environmental Technologies Earth observation and assessment tools Sustainable Management of Resources Climate change, pollution and risks Objective: to build a coordinated approach at pan- European and international level to the challenges posed by the increasing natural and man-made pressures on the environment and its resources. Budget: € 1.8 billion ( )

24  Pressures on environment and climate  Environment and health  Natural hazards Climate change, pollution and risks

25  conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity  Management of marine environment Sustainable Management of Resources

26 Environmental Technologies  Environmental technologies for observation, simulation, prevention, mitigation, adaptation, remediation and restoration of the natural and man-made environment  Protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage  Technology assessment, verification and testing

27  Earth and ocean observation systems, monitoring methods for the environment and sustainable development  Forecasting methods and assessment tools for sustainable development Earth observation and assessment tools Earth observation and assessment tools

28 7. Transport Aeronautics and air transport Surface transport (rail, road and waterborne) Support to the European global satellite navigation system (Galileo) Budget: € 4.1 billion ( )

29 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective Major trends in society and their implications Europe in the world The citizen in the European Union Socio-economic and scientific indicators Foresight activities Budget: € 610 million ( ) Objective: to better understand the social and economic challenges Europe faces with, and to tackle them effectively by designing suitable policies.

30 9. Space Space-based applications at the service of the European Society Space-based applications at the service of the European Society Exploration of space RTD for strengthening space foundations RTD for strengthening space foundations Budget: € 4.1 billion ( )

31 10. Security Protection against terrorism and crime Security of infrastructures and utilities Border security Restoring security in case of crisis Security systems integration and interoperability Security systems integration and interoperability Security and society Security Research Coordination and structuring Security Research Coordination and structuring Budget: € 1.3 billion ( ) Objective: to address the need for a comprehensive security strategy encompassing both civil and defence security measures

32 Initial training of researchers Marie Curie Networks Initial training of researchers Marie Curie Networks Life-long training and career development Individual Fellowships Co-financing of regional/national/international programmes Life-long training and career development Individual Fellowships Co-financing of regional/national/international programmes Industry-academia pathways and partnerships Industry-Academia Scheme Industry-academia pathways and partnerships Industry-Academia Scheme International dimension Outgoing International Fellowships; Incoming International Fellowships International Cooperation Scheme; Reintegration grants International dimension Outgoing International Fellowships; Incoming International Fellowships International Cooperation Scheme; Reintegration grants Specific actions Excellence awards Specific actions Excellence awards People Human Potential, Marie Curie Actions

33 Initial Training Networks (ITN) Main Features Trans-national network of participants Training through research Complementary skills: entrepreneurship, management, IPR, grant writing, communication Industry participation Mutual recognition training / qualifications Early-stage researchers (3-36 months) Experienced researchers (up to 24 months) Visiting scientists

34 Life-long training & career development fellowships Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) Main features Objective: career development/competence diversification Experienced researchers for up to 2 years Joint application with hosting research organisation Trans-national mobility within EU or Associated Countries (AC) –For EU/AC nationals –Host institutions in EU/AC

35 Life-long training & career development fellowships European Reintegration Grants (ERG) Main features To built on previous trans-national mobility To promote perspectives of research career development (Re)integration in a MS or AC, incl. own country Previous Marie Curie fellowship (MC) of ≥18 months Continous submission; evaluated at regular intervals (cut-off dates of call) Project duration: 2 to 3 years

36 Industry-Academia partnerships and pathways Main Features Longer-term co-operation between sectors Staff secondments & recruitment of experienced researchers Salary costs Networking & workshops/conferences costs SMEs: small equipment costs Project duration: up to 4 years

37 International dimension International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) Main Features 1-2 yrs outside EU & 1 yr return to Europe For experienced researchers (PhD or ≥4 yrs research) Obligatory return Contract with return institution Community contribution similar to Intra- European fellowships

38 International dimension International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) Main Features 1-2 yrs in EU/AC & option of 1 year return option if from developing countries For experienced researchers (PhD or ≥4 yrs research) Community contribution similar to Intra- European fellowships

39 International dimension International Reintegration Grants (IRG) Main Features To support European researchers returning from 3rd countries Financial contribution of €25k/year for 3-4 years For research costs, including salary of researchers or assistants

40 Ideas Frontier Research- The European Research Council (ERC)  Frontier (“basic”) Research is a key driver to innovation and economic performance  establish the European Research Council (ERC) – the first pan-European funding agency for Frontier Research  support investigator-driven frontier research over all areas of research  European added-value through competition at European level  budget ~ €1 billion per year ( ~ €7.46 billion)  support projects of individual teams  excellence as sole criterion

41 Ideas (cont’d → ) 2 types of the ERC grant, both operating on a “bottom-up” basis, without predetermined priorities, across all fields of research:  The ERC Starting Independent Researchers Grants (ERC Starting Grants) Objective: to provide support to the independent careers of outstanding researchers  The ERC Advanced Investigator Researchers Grants (ERC Advanced Grants) Objective: to support excellent frontier research projects by leading established researchers.

42 Research infrastructures Research for the benefit of SMEs Research Potential Support to the Coherent development of policies Specific Activities of International Cooperation Capacities offering excellent infrastructures to conduct research Science in Society Regions of Knowledge

43 Transnational Access Integrating activities Research e-infrastructures Construction of new research infrastructures and major updates of existing ones Construction of new research infrastructures and major updates of existing ones Design studies Support to existing research infrastructures: Support to new research infrastructures: Research Infrastructures Research Infrastructures

44 Research for SMEs Research for SME associations “Exploratory” awards Promote optimal participation in the Cooperation programme Promote assistance to SMEs by networks of intermediaries Under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP): Research for the Research for the benefit of SMEs benefit of SMEs

45 Development of regional “research-driven clusters” Two objectives for European regions: Strengthen their capacity for investing in RTD and carrying out research activities Strengthen their capacity for investing in RTD and carrying out research activities Maximizing their potential for a successful involvement of their operators in European research projects Maximizing their potential for a successful involvement of their operators in European research projects Regions of Knowledge Regions of Knowledge

46 Transnational two-way secondment and recruitment Research equipment and the material environment Workshops and conferences for knowledge transfer “Evaluation facilities” Research Potential Research Potential

47 Strengthening and improving the European science system Broader engagement in political and societal issues (inc. ethical issues) Science and technology and their place in society Gender research and the role of women in research Science education – curiosity and the participation of young people Policy for the role and engagement of universities Improved communication Science in Society Science in Society

48 “Horizontal” support actions and measures not carried out in the Cooperation or People programmes “Horizontal” support actions and measures not carried out in the Cooperation or People programmes Two interdependent objectives: Support competitiveness through strategic partnerships with 3 rd countries in selected fields and by engaging the best 3 rd country scientists to work in and with Europe Support competitiveness through strategic partnerships with 3 rd countries in selected fields and by engaging the best 3 rd country scientists to work in and with Europe Address specific problems that 3 rd countries face or that have a global character, on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit Address specific problems that 3 rd countries face or that have a global character, on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit Activities of Activities of International Cooperation International Cooperation

49 FP7 Consortia Large-collaborative project strong management structure Implementation Plan RTD 4 RTD 1 RTD 2 RTD 3 RTD 5 Demonstration Training Ethical aspects, science-society dialogue Technology transfer, exploitation Management Number of partners: ~6-12 (according to program) Project duration: months Budget: 6-10M€ (according to program)

50 FP7 Consortia RTD 4 RTD 1 RTD 2 RTD 3 RTD 5 Demonstration Management Small-medium collaborative project Number of partners: ~4-8 Project duration: months Budget: 0.8-3M€ (in average 1.9M €)

51 Cost Model FC – Full Cost 75% financing (50% for large industries)  Real overhead or  60% for the 3 first years, 40% for the remaining years (for public bodies & SMEs)  Commission proposals allow to use average costs where these do not differ significantly from actual costs.  Additional flexibility – allows the use of models based on averages instead of full cost absorption accounting systems.

52 Maximum funding rates  Demonstration activities: - 50% of eligible costs minus receipts  Other activities: - 100% minus receipts, including e.g.:  Frontier research actions  Coordination and support actions  Training and career development of researchers actions  Management

53 Evaluation criteria  S&T Excellence Intrinsic quality Relevance to the topic Progress beyond the state of the art Methodology  Potential impact Outcome Dissemination  Quality of the management Quality of the consortium Mobilization of resources


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