Presentation on theme: "7th Framework Program Achilleas D. Stalios"— Presentation transcript:
1 7th Framework Program 2007-2013 Achilleas D. Stalios European Commission -DG Research-Industrial Technologies Directorate -Materials-
2 Funding programmes Education - Lifelong Learning Programme Research- FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMES- Seventh Framework Programme for research anddevelopmentInnovation- Competitiveness and Innovation ProgrammeStructural and Cohesion Funds
3 R&D – European weaknesses USJapanR&D intensity (% of GDP) (3)1.972.593.12Share of R&D financed by industry (%) (2)55.963.173.9Researchers per thousand labour force (FTE) (3)5.59.09.7Share of world scientific publications (%) (3)38.331.19.6Scientific publications per million population (3)639809569Share of world triadic patents (%) (1)31.534.326.9Triadic patents per million population (1)30.553.192.6High-tech exports as a share of total manufacturing exports (%) (3)19.728.526.5Share of world high-tech exports (%) (2)16.720.010.6Note: (1) 2000 data (2) 2002 data (3) 2003 data
5 Towards The 7th Framework Programme 2007-2013 (‘co-decision’) Directorates Generals involved in Research and contributing to FP7-ResearchInformation Society and CommunicationTransport and EnergyEnterpriseFishery
6 FP7 : What’s new? Main elements: Duration increased to seven years New FP7Mainelements:Duration increased to seven yearsTotal budget of €50.5 billion=>63% increaseFrontier research (~ €1.1 billion per year)New structure:Cooperation – Ideas – People – CapacitiesFlexible funding schemesJoint Technology initiativesSimpler proceduresOutsourcing
7 FP7 2007 –2013 Specific Programmes Cooperation – Collaborative researchIdeas – Frontier ResearchPeople – Marie Curie ActionsCapacities – Research Capacity+JRC (non-nuclear)Cooperation- Collaborative ResearchThe largest oneJRC (nuclear)Euratom
8 Total European Community budget for non-nuclear research: FP7/ BudgetIdeas7 460 €MCooperation€MPeople4 728 €MCapacities4 217 €MNon-nuclear JRC1 751 €MTotal European Community budget for non-nuclear research:50.52 € billions
10 FP7/ Cooperation programme Funding SchemesCollaborative projectsProjects can range from small or medium-scale focused research actions (CP)Large‑scale integrating projects for achieving a defined objective. (Large CP)Coordination and support actionsSupport for activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and policies (networking, exchanges, trans-national access to research infrastructures, studies, conferences, etc.). (CA) and (SSA)Networks of Excellence
11 FP7 /Cooperation programme (collaborative research) 10 Themes1. Health2. Food, agriculture & fisheries and biotechnology3. Information Society and Communication Technologies -> ICT4. Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, Materials & new Production technologies -> NMP5. Energy6. Environment (including climate change)7. Transport (including aeronautics)8. Socio-economic sciences & the humanities9. Security10. SpaceM€6 100/ April1 935/ May9 050/ May3 475/364 4May1st2 350/ May1 890/ May4 160/ May623/ May1 400/ Jun1 430/ May
12 4. Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies Nanosciences and nanotechnologiesMaterialsNew productionIntegration of technologies for industrial applicationsWorkprogrammes include indicative priorities for future calls!!!
13 Selected topics in Materials and Nanotechnology in FP7 NanomaterialsNMPLarge CPNanostructured polymer-matrix compositesNMPCPNanostructured coatings and thin filmsNMPOrganic materials for electronics and photonicsNMPNanostructured materials with tailored magnetic propertiesNMPAdvanced material architectures for energy conversionNMPHighly porous bioactive scaffolds controlling angiogenesis for tissue engineeringNMPNanostructured catalysts with tailor-made functional surfacesNMPRenewable materials for functional packaging applicationsNMPModelling of microstructural evolution under work conditions and in materials processing
14 Nanomaterials –cont’d ENERGYCPNovel nanostructured materials for hydrogen storageENERGYBasic research for materials and processes for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC)ENERGYBasic research on materials and processes for High Temperature Fuel Cells (SOFC & MCFC)ENERGYNew materials and processes for advanced electrolysersENERGYNew materials and processes for advanced multi-fuel processorsAATCP, CSAAerostructuresNanoelectronicsICTCP, NoE, CSANext generation nanoelectronics components and electronics integrationICTCP, CSA (CA only)Nano-scale ICT devices and systems
15 NanoscienceNMPCPNano-scale mechanisms of bio/non-bio interactionsNMPSelf-assembling and self-organisationNMPCSASupport to ICPC researchers in nanotechnology and creation of a free and open electronic archive of nanosciences and nanotechnologies scientific and technical publicationsNMPDevelopment of methodology, collection and elaboration of scientific-technical and socio-economic data and studies on nanosciences and nanotechnologies, including risk assessment, and establishment of an observatoryNMPCSA (ERANET)ERANET Plus in nanosciences
16 Technology development NMPLarge CPPilot lines to study, develop and up-scale nanotechnology-based processes from laboratoryNMPSME-targeted CPEquipment and methods for nanotechnologyNMPCSAAnalysis of the ethical, regulatory, social and economic environment of nanomedicineNMPCoordination in nanometrologyNMPExamining capacity building in nanobiotechnologyNMPRapid Manufacturing Concepts for Small Series Industrial ProductionNMPProcesses and Equipment for High Quality Industrial Production of 3-Dimensional NanosurfacesNMPProduction Technologies and equipment for Micro-ManufacturingNMPMultifunctional materials for future vehicles
17 Impact assessment and societal issues NMPLarge CPSpecific, easy-to-use portable devices for measurement and analysisNMPCPRisk assessment of engineered nanoparticles on health and the environmentNMPCSAScientific review on the data and studies on the potential impact on health, safety and the environment of engineered nanoparticlesNMPCreation of a critical and commented database on the health, safety and environmental impact of nanoparticlesNMPCoordination in studying the environmental, safety and health impact of engineered nanoparticles and nanotechnology based materials and productsHEALTHAlternative testing strategies for the assessment of the toxicological profile of nanoparticles used in medical diagnosticsSiS CTScience in Society: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
18 NanomedicineNMPLarge CPSubstantial innovation in the European medical industry: development of nanotechnology-based systems for in-vivo diagnosis and therapy (in coordination with topics HEALTH and HEALTH )HEALTHCPImproving targeted drug delivery to cancer cells for cancer therapeutics other than gene therapyHEALTHNovel targeted imaging probes for early in vivo diagnosis and/or evaluation of response to therapyHEALTHLarge CP 2nd callDevelopment of emerging gene therapy tools and technologies for clinical applicationICTLarge CP, CSAPersonal Health Systems for Monitoring and Point-of-Care diagnostics
19 * 2nd for ICT call will be public May/June 2007 Other Important TopicsICTCP, NoE, CSA 2nd call*Micro/nanosystemsICTCP, NoE, CSA 2nd callPhotonic components and subsystemsICT-2007-CCP, CSA (CA only)FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) Open(Open call for bottom-up activities)AATCP, CSALife-cycle [of air vehicles, including increased use of nanotechnologies]KBBECPNano-devices for quality assurance, food safety and product propertiesKBBEInnovative and safe packagingKBBEConverging technologies and their potential for the food area* 2nd for ICT call will be public May/June 2007
20 1. S/T quality (in relation to the topics addressed by the call) FP7 /Collaborative projects Evaluation Criteria1. S/T quality (in relation to the topics addressed by the call)2. Implementation3. ImpactSound concept, and quality of objectivesProgress beyond the state-of-the-artQuality and effectiveness of the S/T methodology and work planAppropriateness of the management structure and proceduresQuality and relevant experience of the individual participantsAppropriate allocation and justification of committed resourcesContribution to impacts listed in the work programme under relevant topic/activityAppropriateness of dissemination and/or exploitation of projects results, plans
21 Potential Joint Technology Initiative: New Nanoelectronics ApproachesHydrogen and Fuel Cells for Sustainable Energy FutureAeroanutics and Air TransportGlobal Monitoring for Environment and SecurituEmbedded SystemsInnovative Medicines InitiativeTechnology Platforms related to Theme 4:ENIAC: European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory CouncilNanoMedicine- Nanotechnologies for Medical ApplicationsTechnology Platform on Sustainable ChemistrySteelFuture Textiles & ClothingManufacturing TechnologiesThe European Construction Technology PlatformIndustrial SafetyThe European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology PlatformThe European Technology Platform on PhotovoltaicsPhotonics 21: The Photonics Technology PlatformEUMAT: European TP for Advanced Engineering Materials and TechnologiesEuropean Aluminum Technology PlatformUpdated 250/10/2006 per A. O’Rourke
22 Support to individual teams through Europe-wide competition FP7/ IdeasFrontier researchInvestigator-drivenSupport to individual teams through Europe-wide competitionGovernance: European Research CouncilExecutive Agency
23 FP7/ Ideas Scientific Council 22 high level scientists reflecting the full scope of European research, nominated by CommissionDr. Claudio BORDIGNON (IT) Professor Manuel CASTELLS (ES) Prof. Dr. Paul J. CRUTZEN (NL) Prof. Mathias DEWATRIPONT (BE) Dr. Daniel ESTEVE (FR) Prof. Pavel EXNER (CZ) Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim FREUND (DE) Prof. Wendy HALL (UK) Prof. Dr. Carl-Henrik HELDIN (SE) Prof. Dr. Fotis C. KAFATOS (GR) Prof. Dr. Michal KLEIBER (PL) Prof. Norbert KROO (HU) Prof. Maria Teresa V.T. LAGO (PT) Dr. Oscar MARIN PARRA (ES) Prof Robert MAY (UK) Prof. Helga NOWOTNY (AT) Prof. Christiane NÜSSLEIN-VOLHARD (DE) Dr. Leena PELTONEN-PALOTIE (FI) Prof. Alain PEYRAUBE (FR) Dr. Jens R. ROSTRUP-NIELSEN (DK)Prof. Salvatore SETTIS (IT) Prof. Dr. Rolf M. ZINKERNAGEL (CH)
24 Role of the Scientific Council FP7 / IdeasRole of the Scientific CouncilEstablish overall scientific strategy and preparation of work programmes (incl. calls for proposals, evaluation criteria)Define scientific management: peer review methodology; selection and accreditation of experts; monitor quality of operations and evaluate programme implementationAssure communication with the scientific community
25 FP7 / Ideas Work Programme / Launch strategy Two streams of activity are foreseen:- Early stage independent investigators (“Starting Grants”)> 2 < 9 years after PhDup to 5 years project~1/3 of the annual budget:M€ per year (200 grants)- Established Investigators (“Advanced Grants”)
26 FP7 / IDEAS Starting Grants / Evaluation criteria The potential of the people and their track record (research excellence of the applicant at the PhD level and subsequently, achievements, publication list)Excellence of the project:- Scientific value- Innovativeness- Feasilibility of objectives sought- Methodology proposed- Project management- Research environment
27 FP7 / IDEAS Starting Grants / Evaluation criteria Principal Investigator: Potential to perform world class researchQuality of research output: Has the Principal Investigator published in high quality peer reviewed journals or the equivalent? To what extent are these publications ground-breaking and demonstrative of independent creative thinking and capacity to go significantly beyond the state of the art?Intellectual capacity and creativity: To what extent does the Principal Investigator's record of research collaborations, project conception, supervision of students and publications demonstrate that he/she isable to confront major research challenges in the field, and to initiate new productive lines of thinking?2. Quality of the proposed research projectGround-breaking nature of the research: Does the proposed research address important challenges in the field(s) addressed? Does it have suitably ambitious objectives, which go substantially beyond thecurrent state of the art (e.g. including trans-disciplinary developments and novel or unconventiona approaches)?Potential impact: Does the research open new and important scientific, technological or scholarly horizons?Methodology: a) is the outlined scientific approach (including the activities to be undertaken by the individual team members) feasible? (Stage 1) b) is the proposed research methodology (including when pertinent the use of instrumentation, other type of infrastructures etc.) comprehensive and appropriate for to the project? Will it enable the goals of the project convincingly to be achieved within the timescales and resources proposed and the level of risk associated with a challenging research project? (Stage 2)3. Research EnvironmentTransition to independence: Will the proposed project enable the Principal Investigator to make or consolidate the transition to independence?Hosting institution (normally applicant legal entity): Does the institution hosting the project have most of the infrastructure necessary for the research to be carried out? Is it in a position to provide an appropriate intellectual environment and infrastructural support and to assist in achieving the ambitions for the project and the Principal Investigator?Participation of other legal entities: If it is proposed that other legal entities participate in theproject, in addition to the applicant legal entity, is their participation fully justified by the scientificadded value they bring to the project?
29 FP7 / Ideas Starting Grants / Peer review panel Social Sciences SH1 Individuals and organisations: Economics, management, demography, geography, urban and environmental studies.SH2 Institutions, behaviour, values and beliefs: Anthropology, sociology, political science, law, communication, social studies of science and technology.SH3 The human mind and its complexity: Cognition, linguistics, psychology and philosophy.SH4 Cultures and cultural diversity: Literature, visual and performing arts, music and cultural studies.SH5 The study of the past and of cultural artefacts: Memory, history and archaeology.
30 FP7 / Ideas Starting Grants / Peer review panel Natural Sciences & Engineering PE1 Mathematical foundations: Pure and applied mathematics, theoretical computer science and mathematical physics.PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter: High energy, particle, nuclear, plasma, atomic, molecular, gas and optical physics.PE3 Structures and reactions: Condensed matter (structure, electronic properties, fluids,…), statistical physics, nanosciences, reactions.PE4 Material sciences and methods: Material sciences, molecular architecture, analytical chemistry, synthesis (both inorganic and organic) and theory, physical and environmental chemistry, method development.PE5 Information and communication: Informatics and information systems, communication technology, computer science, intelligent systems.PE6 Engineering sciences: Electronics, product design, process design & control, construction methods, fluid and solid mechanics, energy systems, bio- engineering.PE7 Universe sciences: Astro-physics/chemistry/biology/geology; solar system; stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy; cosmology; space sciences, instrumentation.PE8 Earth system science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics,oceanography, climatology, ecology, global change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources.
31 FP7 / IDEAS Starting Grants / Peer review panel Life Sciences LS1 Molecular, cellular and developmental biology: Biochemistry, molecular biology, metabolism, cell biology, signal transduction, embryology, structural biology.LS2 Genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology: Molecular genetics, cell genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling.LS3 Organismic physiology, including infection and immunity: Organogenesis, organphysiology, endocrinology, ageing, toxicology, parasitology, microbiology, virology, immunology.LS4 Neurosciences: Neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, neuroimaging.LS5 Evolutionary, population and environmental biology: Evolution, adaptation, population biology, biodiversity, ecotoxicology, marine biology, radiation biology,environmental risks, environmental medicine.LS6 Applied medical and health sciences: Clinical medicine, public health, psychiatry, surgery, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medical ethics.LS7 Applied biology and bioengineering, including agricultural sciences andbiotechnology: Genetic engineering, GMOs, synthetic biology, plant biology,fisheries, forestry,environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology,biomaterials, biohazards
32 FP7 / People Human potential OBJECTIVE-> TO MAKE EUROPE MORE ATTRATIVE FOR THE BEST RESEARCHERSScopeHuman resource development in R&D in EuropeNumerous, well-trained, motivated researchersAttract students to research careersAttract researchers to Europe and retain skills and sustainable career developmentAppropriate gender balance
33 FP7 / People Activities/ 1st calls for proposals Initial training of researchers- Marie Curie NetworksFP7-PEOPLE ITN May-25 Sept 2007Life-long training and career developmentIndividual Fellowships (IEF)FP7-PEOPLE IEF 14 August 2007- Co-financing of regional/national/international programmesFP7-PEOPLE COFUND 17 Oct 2007Industry-academia pathways and partnerships- Industry-Academia SchemeFP7-PEOPLE IAPP 31 May 2007
34 FP7 / People Activities/1st call for proposals International dimension- Outgoing International FellowshipsFP7-PEOPLE IOF 14 August 2007- Incoming International FellowshipsFP7-PEOPLE IIF 14 August 2007- Reintegration grantsFP7-PEOPLE IRGContinuous submission with "cut-off dates" for proposals received until 25 April and 17 Oct 2007Specific actions- Excellence awardsFP7-PEOPLE AWARDS 29 March 2007- Researchers' nightFP7-PEOPLE NIGHT 3 April 2007
35 FP7 / Capacities Research Capacity OBJECTIVE-> TO UNDERPIN THE NEEDS TO PERFORM RESEARCHResearch Infrastructures INFRA Pan-European R I for Nano-structures M€Research benefit of SMEs FP7-SME M€Regions of Knowledge 126 M€Research Potential M€Science in Society M€International Cooperation 180 M€Coherent Development of Policies 70 M€
36 Important definitions FP7/Rules of participation and the Model Grant AgreementImportant definitionsPublic body:any legal entity established as such by national law, and international organisations.Research organisationa legal entity established as a non-for-profit organisation which carries out research or technological development as one of its main objectives.Higher and secondary education establishmentsIncludes universities, schools for applied sciences and similar.SMEsMicro, small and medium-sized enterprises within the meaning of Recommendation 2003/361/EC in the version of 6 May 2003 (OJ L 124, , p. 36).International cooperation partner countries:FP6 INCO countries – three categories according to income per capita (low-income, lower-middle-income, or upper-middle-income); will be identified as such in the work programmes.
37 Conditions for participation Minimum condition, general rule, at least 3 independent participants from 3 different MS or AcAdditional conditions can be established by the SP or WP (number or type of participant, place of establishment)Specific conditions may also apply for:Frontier research actions, at least 1 legal entity established in a MS or AcCollaborative projects addressing the participation of International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) minimum is 4 participants, 2 of which from MS or Ac and another 2 from ICPC countries unless otherwise foreseen in the WP
38 Upper funding limits (1) Reimbursed will be according to the type of action and/or activityResearch and technological development activities: up to 50% of eligible costs, or up to 75% for:Non profit public bodiessecondary and higher education establishmentsresearch organisationsSMEsSecurity related research, for highly reliable capabilities with impact on security of European citizens and targeted to a limited number of public usersDemonstration activities: up to 50%Other activities including management: up to 100%
39 Upper funding limits (2) Actions that will be reimbursed up to 100%:Frontier researchCoordination and support actionsTraining and career development of researchers
41 Reimbursement of eligible costs Most funding schemes, particularly at beginning of FP7 will use reimbursement of eligible costsEligibleactual (average personnel costs may be used if do not differ significantly from actual)incurred during duration of projectin accordance with the beneficiary usual accounting and management principlesrecorded in the accounts of beneficiaryused for the sole purpose of achieving the objectives of the projectNon-eligible (identifiable indirect taxes including VAT…)
42 Indirect CostParticipants may charge eligible direct and indirect costsReimbursement of indirect costs:For all:either actual overhead, or simplified method, orflat rate of 20% of direct costsFor Non profit Public Bodies, Secondary and Higher Education establishments, Research Organisations, and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs, may apply for a flat rate of 60% for funding schemes with Research, Technological Development & DemonstrationFor Coordination and Support Actions limit of7% of direct costs
43 Simplified methodA participant may use a simplified method to calculate its indirect costs if this is in accordance with its usual management and accounting principlesWhy this new approach?The Council wished to introduce a way to facilitate the transition from the Additional Cost model (abolished) towards the declaration of actual indirect costsEP added the 60% flat rate for indirect costs for specific entities, being unable to identify their indirect costs
44 Certification on the methodology It aims at certifying the methodology of calculating (average) personnel costs and overhead ratesWaives the obligation of certificates for interim paymentsSimplified certificate for final paymentsValid throughout FP7, on a voluntary basis, must be accepted by the ECParticularly aimed at legal entities with multiple participation
45 Certification on financial statements Under FP7 we do not talk anymore about audit certificates but about certificate on financial statements (CFS)Certificate on financial statements:Mandatory when requested funding reaches 375,000 Euro per beneficiary (except for project of 2 years or less: CFS submitted at the end)If above the threshold, mandatory for every beneficiary, except if a certification on the methodology is provided
46 Risk avoidance mechanism (1) Participant Guarantee Fund (“the Fund”):All beneficiaires contribute to the Fund to insure against losses of a defaulting participantThe contribution shall not exceed 5% of the EC financial contribution due to each participantFinancial interests generated by the Fund will serve to cover financial riskIn principle this amount will be reimbursed at the end of the action
47 TerminologySources: Financial Regulation/Implementing Rules, FP7 and Rules for Participation“Contract” becomes “Grant Agreement”“Contractor” becomes “Beneficiary”“Instruments” become “Funding Schemes”“Audit certificate” becomes “Certificate on Financial Statement”The results of the project (knowledge in FP6) becomes “Foreground”Pre-existing know-how becomes “Background”
48 Grant agreementThe Commission is about to establish, in close cooperation with Member States, 3 model grant agreements:General model grant agreement (including specific provisions for SMEs, Infrastructures and ERA-NET+)Specific model grant agreement for ERC actionsSpecific model grant agreement for Marie-Curie actions
49 Similarities with FP6 Signature by coordinator & Commission Accession of beneficiaries via “Form A”Later accession of beneficiaries via “Form B”Entry into force upon signature by coordinator & Commission
50 Payment modalitiesOne pre-financing (upon entry into force) for the whole duration of the actionInterim payments based on financial statements (EC contribution= amounts justified & accepted * funding rate)Retention (10%)Final payment
51 Consortium agreementUnless exempted by the call for proposals, participants will have to draw up a “consortium agreement”, to govern the following:(a) The internal organisation of the consortium(b) The distribution of the Community financial contribution(c) Additional rules on dissemination and use including intellectual property rights arrangements, as appropriate(d) The settlement of internal disputes.
52 Who evaluates proposals How to become evaluator for FP7 Cooperation The Commission invites individuals to apply as prospective independent experts in order to be included in its database of experts for the Seventh Framework Programme
53 Who evaluates proposals How to become evaluator for FP7 Ideas The Commission has invited the Member States to submit candidates as independent experts in order to be included in its specific database as panel Chairs and panel members and a pool of referees.Panel Chairs are expected to be internationally recognised, senior scientists in their fields.Panel members are expected to be senior scientists in their fields, actively pursuing research at the front line.
54 Further information Information research programmes projects: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7 EU research:RTD info magazine: