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1 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Framework Programme 7 Participation IST-Africa FP7-ICT Call 10 & 11 November 2012 Paul Cunningham & Miriam Cunningham IST-Africa Initiative Co-ordinator/ IIMC Ltd, Ireland

2 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under ICT Call 10 & Call 11 FP7 Instruments Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

3 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa What is Framework Programme 7? European Community Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Collection of specific actions at EU level to fund and promote transnational research Open to International Cooperation (including ACP countries) to join forces for addressing major challenges where significant added value is expected to be gained from worldwide R&D cooperation Budget of c. €50 billion from 2007 – 2013 Primary instrument to continue to develop European Research Area (ERA) with goal of reducing fragmentation of research, increase competitiveness and influence standards

4 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Structure of Framework Programme 7 II. Ideas – Frontier Research (bottom up) € 7.3 billion I. Cooperation – Collaborative research (top down) € 32 billion HealthFood, Agriculture and Biotechnology Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)Environment (including Climate change) Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies EnergyTransport Socio-economic Sciences and the HumanitiesSecurity and Space Research III. People - Mobility(Marie Curie)€ 4.7 billion IV. Capacities€ 4.2 billion Support of existing research infrastructureNew infrastructure Research for and by SMEs Regions of knowledge Research PotentialScience in Society Specific activities of International Co-operation (ICT for the Prevention of Natural/Human Disasters Call 2)

5 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7 Basic Principles Each Thematic area has its own Work Programme outlining upcoming Calls and Action lines open for funding Proposals can only be submitted in response to publicly-announced calls for proposals with strict deadlines fier=FP7-ICT All proposals* are presented by multinational consortia of organisations with one European partner nominated as the Project Coordinator. Proposals are evaluated by independent experts All proposal coordinators receive an Evaluation Summary Report Funding follows successful evaluation, selection and negotiation of grant agreement * except certain Support actions

6 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Calls for Proposals Each thematic area issues regular call in Official Journal and Cordis –Closing date, available budget and focus Information Pack available for Open Calls –Call Text –Workprogramme Description –Guide for Proposers –Proposal Evaluation and Selection Procedures –Model Grant Agreement –Financial Guidelines –Negotiation Guidelines All Proposals are submitted online via Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS)

7 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Upcoming Calls under FP7-ICT To access Call Documentation, please visit Work Programme for FP7-ICT for FP7-ICT Call 10 – Opened July 2012 with a closing date of 15 January 2013 FP7-ICT Call 11 – Opened 18 September 2012 with a closing date of 16 April 2013

8 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Who can Participate in FP7? Participants from EU-27 Member States Associate Candidate Countries –Turkey, Croatia Associate States (International Agreement) –Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland EU Scientific Cooperation Agreements –Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, India, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Kazakjstan, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC-INCO), which includes ACP countries and Third countries specifically outlined in the Work Programme description for a Specific Call

9 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Types of Organisations Research organisations, Universities High-tech Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) SME Associations (Specific instruments) Public Administrations Individual researchers wishing to work in another country (Marie Curie) Institutions running a research facility of multi-national interest

10 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Eligible for EU Funding Eligibility for Funding: –Legal entities from Member State and Associated Country or created under EU Community law (and the JRC) –International European interest organisations –Legal entities established in International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC-INCO) including ACP countries and –Legal entities established in 3rd countries other than ICPC-INCO, if provided for in SP or WP; or if essential for carrying out action; or if provision for funding is provided for in a bilateral agreement between Community and that country

11 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Geographic spread for Consortia The minimum consortia structure is dictated by each Call but in general there is a requirement for participation of the following: –Three independent legal entities from three different EU Member States (MS) or Associated countries (AC) –International (intergovernmental) organisations can participate –Participants from Third Countries & International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) if in addition to minima –Collaborative projects for Specific Cooperation Actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (ICPC): minimum 4 participants of which 2 in different MS or AC and 2 in different ICPC countries unless otherwise specified –Support actions; no specific restrictions apart from inclusion of European coordinator

12 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under ICT Call 10 & Call 11 FP7 Instruments Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

13 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Identifying Relevant Research Areas Must be appropriate based on your organisations research and strategic goals –Necessary to be aligned with overall strategic focus and human resources in place Maximum funding for most projects is 50% (Industry) - 75% (Research organisations, public bodies and SMEs) –Necessary to secure co-funding internally or a national level –For public funded institutions this is not such a big challenge as permanent staff salaries are already covered by government. As a result funding reimbursement can be allocated to co-fund additional researchers Expensive and time consuming to write proposal –Need to undertake research and identify previous projects funded in area –Need to clearly identify current state-of-the-art (SoA) and how the proposed project focus and methodology goes beyond the SoA Proposals submitted must be relevant to the action lines open within specific calls Irrelevant proposals will not be evaluated

14 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa International Consortium Need to identify European partners that you wish to work with in the long term to justify investment building a relationship –Start with organisations that you have already meet (through participation at workshops and conferences) or have cooperative agreement in place with –Ask International Cooperation Dept for list of organisations with whom the University has MoU’s in place –As part of general research, look at projects previously funded in thematic areas of interest. Identify interesting projects and organisations that participated. –Make contact outlining opportunity to cooperate under Call 8 or Call 0 Provide organisational profile, outlining current research and expertise Outline thematic area of interest and activities of interest The role of each partner must be clearly articulated and illustrate how their experience is relevant and complementary –Clearly identify the role most appropriate based on human resources, expertise and project focus Technical partner – Development role – clearly identify focus and level of cooperation with other technical partners, continguencies Demonstration partner – participation in pilots and user requirements Dissemination partner

15 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under ICT Call 10 & Call 11 FP7 Instruments Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

16 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Call 10 Overview (Closing 15 Jan ’13)

17 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Call 11 Overview (Closing 16 Apr ’13)

18 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 1 Challenge 1 (Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures) covers tools and platforms for novel Internet application development and deployment: –Future Networks provide the infrastructure that connects Future Internet of people, content, cloud and things – next generation heterogeneous wireless and mobile broadband systems; high throughput low-latency infrastructures, Internet architectures enabling innovation in network virtualisation; tighter integration of satellite and terrestrial communications technologies (Call 11) –Software Engineering, Services and Cloud computing – focus on delivering services across future computing continuum embracing clouds, communications objects, sensors and smart devices (Call 10) –Digital Enterprise – new forms of business relations with valorisation of digital assets, big/public data and virtual and agile enterprises, applications for sensing (Call 10) –Trustworthy ICT – cyber security and privacy in cloud computing, mobile services and management of cyber incidents (Call 10) –Connected and Social Media – development of advance digital media access and delivery platforms supporting innovation (Call 10) –Research Experimentation (FIRE) – technological and social innovation by investigating new paradigms – new testbed facilities (Call 10)

19 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Call 10) Under Call 1 of FP7, 27 proposals (6 IPs, 1 NoE, 18 STREPs and 3 CSA) were funded out of 186 proposals received, with funding of ~120 million euro in areas of Service front-ends, Service Architectures, Virtualised Infrastructures and Service/Software Engineering. Under Call 8, 2 proposals were funded focusing on is focused cloud computing, internet of services and advance software engineering. Call 10 is focused on delivering services across the future computing continuum embracing clouds, communicating objects, sensors and smart devices, possibly utilising open source approaches a) Advanced computing architectures and software engineering for the cloud and beyond – Target outcomes –Implementation of computing architectures, patterns and programming models for the efficient and secure usage of heterogeneous and distributed computing resources spanning the smart device to the large data centre, building on European users' needs and advancing cloud architectures and standards. –Instruments: IP and STREP

20 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Call 10) II b) Innovative software and tools for services - Target outcomes –Innovative and self-adaptive Internet-based services using agile software technologies and tools for any phase of the service lifecycle and exploiting widely distributed computing architectures, large distributed data sets and smart sensors. This work should take into account the social, open and collaborative dimensions of software development and service provisioning, and be implemented by short duration projects. Instruments: (b): IP, STREP c) Coordination and support actions - Target outcomes –Support for the adoption of cloud computing taking into account legal and socioeconomics as well as technical issues. –Support for global interoperability in software and services technologies, achieved through standardization and European and international cooperation. –Promotion of Open Collaboration models in the scientific community and in the software development community.. Instruments: (c): CSA

21 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Call 10) III Expected impact It is necessary to illustrate how the proposed projects and implementation plans will contribute to the impacts expected from projects funded under this action line: –Accelerating the development and deployment of cloud computing and internet services. –Increasing Europe's ability to design and deliver innovative services with strong user engagement through better involvement of SMEs and individual researchers/developers. –Strengthening the European software industry with the know-how to build complex services and big data management in a multi-layered cloud computing continuum. –Where relevant, successful contribution to international standardization. Indicative Budget - IP and STREP: EUR 39 million, of which a minimum of 25% allocated to IPs and 25% to STREPs - CSA: up to EUR 2.5 million

22 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering (Call 10) IV Resources for Objective ICT Software & Services Architectures, Internet of Services - Overview of Projects funded to date under FP7 – FP7-ICT Objective 1.2 Software & Services Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering ( ) Software & Services FP7 Project Portfolio. FP7-ICT Objective 1.2 ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ict/docs/ssai/ssai-fp7-project-portfolio-final_en.pdf FP7-ICT Objective 1.2 Internet of Services, Software and Virtualisation ( ) - FP7-ICT Objective 1.2 Cloud Computing, Internet of Services, Advanced Software Engineering

23 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Digital Enterprise (Call 10) I Focused on –New forms of Enterprises; Extensive connectivity of digital assets & Enhancing business processes through sensing capabilities. Target Outcomes a) New models for the Digital Enterprise Based on new forms of business relations with valorisation of digital assets, big/public data, and supporting extended, virtual or agile enterprises in the Future Internet. Research targets innovative concepts, methods, architectures, systems and business models for new digital enterprise systems, including web entrepreneur businesses. Multiple intelligent interconnected entities (material and immaterial components, e.g. tweets, personal assistants, crowdsourcing knowledge, natural interfaces, etc.) should be considered to support cooperation between people, business assets, devices, resources and services. Instruments: STREPs b) Applications for the Sensing Enterprise To enhance the global and physical context awareness of business systems through the development of applications services and solutions for the "Sensing Enterprise" supported by smart components. These components may be sensors, tags, intelligent agents, smart objects, etc. enabling a continuous awareness and improvement of business operations in a digital environment that will bring new business trends and models not possible otherwise. Instruments: STREPs

24 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Digital Enterprise (Call 10) II c) Coordination and Support Actions One CSA supporting the international road mapping, research coordination and policy activities aimed at the acceleration of new forms of Internet-based Enterprise innovation throughout Europe. Instruments: One CSA Expected impact New models of business that support and enhance cooperative networking among the wide range of enterprise assets and artefacts through their entire lifecycle and enabled by sensing capabilities of smart components. Take-up and use by European businesses of mobile connectivity and sensing technologies to increase flexibility and productivity by incorporating data from smart sensors directly into business processes. Indicative budget distribution - STREP: EUR million -CSA: EUR 0.70 million Resources for Objective ICT Future Internet Enterprise Systems Cluster - Overview of Projects funded to date under FP7

25 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Trustworthy ICT (Call 10) I Under the 2007 – 2008 WP of FP7, 24 projects were funded focused on Objective Secure, dependable and trusted Infrastructure (5 IPs, 14 STREPs, 1 NoE and 4 CSAs) and 10 projects were funded focused on Objective Critical Infrastructure Protection (8 STREPs and 1 CA). –Research covers a broad range of topics such as security of the Internet and mobile communication networks, data and privacy protection schemes in the digital world, privacy protective identity management schemes, security of electronic services, and protection of critical information infrastructures against malfunctions or attacks. Call 8 focused on realising a trustworthy Information Society based on an ecosystem of digital communication, data processing and service provisioning infrastructures, with trustworthiness in its design, as well as respect for human and societal values and cultures. Call 10 focused on cyber security and privacy in three major technological areas: cloud computing, mobile services and the management of cyber incidents. Activities will cover R&D and innovation activities, including the adaptation and integration of technology and demonstration in real life environments, from the design to the implementation stage. This objective also aims at supporting trust and security policies.

26 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Trustworthy ICT (Call 10) II a) Security and privacy in cloud computing –The solutions should be scalable, portable and robust against any type of failure. –should improve the security components, in particular for identification, authentication and encryption, in terms of speed of processing and easiness of deployment in highly distributed environments, with very large amounts of users. –should ensure the long-term privacy and security of data and applications, including when necessary through hardware solutions, and enhance user control (including on location of data) and usability. –New models and tools for inter-domain security breaches detection, notification and reaction should be developed. Instruments: (a): IP and STREP b) Security and privacy in mobile services –The efficiency, robustness and performance of the security solutions for mobile environments should be improved, in particular for system security (e.g. malware detection), data management and identification/authentication. –should address the specificities of the mobile devices (smart phone, tablet…) compared to traditional personal computers: lower resources (e.g. computational, power), different models of software development and distribution (e.g. applications marketplaces). –should include privacy-by-design and give to users the long-term control of the security and privacy of their data and processes, including notification for intentional or unintended breach. –should be scalable, inter-operable and applicable across technologies, vendors and operators.. Instruments: (b): IP and STREP

27 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Trustworthy ICT (Call 10) III c) Development, demonstration and innovation in cyber security –This activity addresses the application of technologies to increase the level of cyber security in Internet. –includes the development and demonstration of technologies, methodologies and processes to prevent, detect, manage and react to cyber incidents in real-time, and to support the breach notifications, improving the situational awareness and supporting the decision making process. –It will also develop and demonstrate advanced technologies and tools that will empower users, notably individuals and SMEs, in handling security incidents and protecting their privacy.. Instruments: (c): up to one IP d) Technologies and methodologies to support European trust and security policies –Develop a cyber security research agenda, including anticipation of future trends, directly inferred from the European strategies for internet security and addressing the needs for interoperability. –Analyse the innovation process in privacy and cyber security technologies, identifying the obstacles and propose improvements; identify market conditions and economic incentives for organisations to invest in ICT security and integrate it into their products, services and systems;. –Facilitate the application of privacy and security by design practices in the development and implementation of products and services, foster a risk management culture among users and support an unhindered usage of Internet and other telecommunications technologies against arbitrary disruptions, censorship and surveillance. Instruments: (c): up to one CSA per bullet point

28 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Trustworthy ICT (Call 10) IV Expected Impact –Demonstration of secure and privacy-preserving technical solutions in clouds, mobile services and management of cyber incidents applying state-of-the-art research results, ensuring interoperability and compliance with privacy legislation. –Widen take-up of research outcomes by service providers and wider adoption of ICT security solutions by European companies and users. Unlock the market restrictions, reveal the incentives to create a functioning cyber security market and increase the number of European spin offs in the field. –Development and implementation of European strategies for internet security. –Significant contribution to making Internet a medium that can be used to exercise human rights, including in hostile environments. Indicative budget distribution –IP/STREP: EUR 33.5 million, of which a minimum of 40% allocated to IPs and 30% to STREPs –CSA: up to EUR 3 million Resources for Objective ICT Overview of Projects funded to date under FP7 Secure, dependable and trusted Infrastructure FP7 Projects ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ict/docs/security/fp7-ict-objective-1-4-security-and-trust-march-08- projects-synopsis_en.pdf Critical Infrastructure Protection FP7 Projects ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ict/docs/security/fp7-ict- objective-1-7-cip-projects-synopsis-oct-08_en.pdf ICT Security Research in FP7 Brochure ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ict/docs/security/fp7-brochure- infso-f5-low-resolution_en.pdf

29 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Connected and Social Media (Call 10) I Call 10 focuses on the development of advanced digital media access and delivery platforms and related technologies supporting innovation in the digital media sector. The aim is to develop a new generation of media clouds and Internet-based applications and services using intuitive and innovative ways of interacting with networked multimedia devices, applications and services (e.g. through enhanced immersive and interactive experiences). Target outcomes for Objective 1.6 a)Connected Media –Architectures, technologies for the end-to-end coordination of user terminals (e.g. smart phones and smart devices), home-gateways, networks and cloud infrastructure for delivering highly interactive, personalised and shared media experiences. The work should link cloud-based applications, content delivery networks, peer-to-peer networking and media processing capabilities with content-aware and information-centric networks to allow flexible control over content storage, distribution and processing in an open networked platform. –Novel platforms for customised and context-adapted hybrid broadcast-Internet services supporting the evolution of broadcasting media towards more interactivity, connectivity and integration with virtual, mixed and augmented realities, including next-generation multisensory games. The combination of multiple screens (of different types) and spatialised audio to augment user interaction, enhance flexible access and enable non-linear play-outs of interactive and user- centric media should be explored. –Improvement of Quality of Experience by providing surrounding, immersive, multisensory and interactive, always connected and seamless environments on the move, at home and at work. Development of natural user-interaction interfaces and contextual adaptation techniques through smart profiling to provide dynamic user experiences. Increasing quality, frame rates, resolution and dynamic range for more plausible digital media experiences, integrating, notably by means of augmented reality, natural and computer generated AV content. Instruments: IP, STREP.

30 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Connected and Social Media(Call 10) II b) Social Media –Technologies for intelligent dynamic media adaptation by delivery platforms, beyond the transcoding of individual streams, according to the context of individual consumers and social communities. –Simplification of access to networked media services in order to broaden the involvement of social communities in crowd sourcing. Seamless and userfriendly interactive media experiences. –Development of community-focused interactive media systems that facilitate a range of social interactions supported by user-, community-, network- and context-centric search based on effective relevance feedback and real-time social recommendation. –Optimisation of media exchange according to community usage and interaction patterns extracted from the analysis of relationships and shared activity in social networks.. Extraction and mining of data from social networks, for indexing and searching user-generated content and for research on human behaviour and social activity. Instruments: (b): IP and STREP c) Co-ordination and Support Actions –Coordination of stakeholders, and projects, identification of related policy measures to support open innovation, transfer from research to innovation and novel products to drive growth and jobs in Europe. This includes the development of integrated research and innovation roadmaps leading to the creation of business ecosystems. Instruments: (c): CSA

31 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Connected and Social Media (Call 10) IV Expected Impact –Reinforced positioning of the European ICT and digital media industry and increased market opportunities, leveraging new constituencies, in particular technological innovative industry and SMEs. –Stimulation of demand for high-performance, bandwidth-hungry media applications and services. Demonstration of the viability of new technologies and validation of innovative solutions through large scale demonstrations, pilots or testing of use cases as to guarantee sustainable deployment. –Development of a true horizontal market and ecosystem for connected TV, interactive media applications and networked games, avoiding market fragmentation and locking-in of users and applications. –Further development of social TV and social networks, especially in mobile environments, leveraging mixed (real and virtual) media as an enabler of a new generation of Internet-based applications and services. –Greater creativity stimulated through technologies and tools to capture, produce, search and exchange professional and user generated immersive and interactive digital media content.. Indicative budget distribution –IP/STREP: EUR 32 million, with at least 70% for STREPs –CSA: EUR 1.4 million Resources for Objective ICT Overview of NetMedia under FP7 Overview of projects funded to date under FP7

32 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Future Network (Call 11) I Call 11 focused on the development of future broadband (fixed and mobile) networks which will be energy-efficient, secure, and robust, and will use spectrum flexibly and efficiently. Future networks will be the infrastructure which connects the future Internet of people, content, clouds and things. Target Outcomes a) Next generation heterogeneous wireless and mobile broadband systems, based on flexible spectrum usage and reduced EMF and interference Instruments: IP, STREP b) High throughput low-latency infrastructures, based on dynamic all-optical networks and hybrid wireless and cable networks. Instruments: IP, STREP c) Internet architectures enabling innovation in network virtualization, specifically through programmability of network functions and protocols. Instruments: IP, STREP d) Tighter integration of satellite and terrestrial communications technologies, as a critical infrastructure, in particular for public safety/security applications Instruments: IP, STREP e) Coordination and support actions for (re)structuring the research effort in the sector. Instruments: CSA

33 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa ICT Future Network (Call 11) II Expected Impact –Developing key enabling technologies for the future generations of the European high- speed broadband and mobile network infrastructure (factor of 10 overall capacity increase, plus factor of 10 radio efficiency increase). –Improved flexibility and economic, spectral and energy efficiency of access/transport infrastructures. (factor of 4 reduction in watts/bit). –Strengthened positioning of European industry in the fields of Future Internet technologies, mobile and wireless broadband systems, optical networks, and network management technologies. –Contributions to standards and regulation as well as the related IPR. –Adoption by network operators of integrated all-optical networks and of spectrum-flexible broadband wireless systems (by 2020). Indicative budget distribution –IP/STREP: EUR 46.5 million, of which a minimum of 50% to IPs and 30% to STREPs –CSA: EUR 2 million Resources for Objective ICT Overview of Projects funded to date under FP7 Ongoing activities in this domain

34 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 2 Challenge 2 (Cognitive Systems and Robotics) focuses on developing artificial systems that operate in dynamic real life environments, reaching new levels of autonomy and adaptability. Strong focus on advanced robotics systems, given their potential to underpin the competitiveness of key manufacturing sectors and a wide range of innovative products and services across the economy, from home appliances to health, security, space and leisure. –b) ICT Robotics, Cognitive Systems & Smart Spaces, Symbiotic Interaction: Intelligent Robotics Systems, Cognitive Systems and Smart Spaces, Symbiotic Human-Machine Interaction (IP, STREP) Call 10 –c) ICT Robotics use cases & Accompanying measures – Use cases in service robots (STREP), Robotics research roadmap coordination and socio- economic aspects (CSA), Dissemination and outreach (CSA)

35 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 3 Challenge 3 (Alternative Paths to Components and Systems) covers nanoelectronics and photonics, the heterogeneous integration of these key enabling technologies with related components and systems, as well as advanced computing and control systems at a higher level. Energy-, resource- and cost efficiency as well as recycling/end of life issues: –ICT Heterogeneous Integration and take-up of Key Enabling Technologies for Components and Systems (Call 10) - Integrating heterogeneous technologies; Technology take- up and Innovation Support –ICT Advanced computing, embedded and control systems (Call 10) - Next generation of energy- and cost-efficient servers for data-centres; Control in embedded systems with mixed criticalities sharing computing resources; Exploiting synergies and strengths between computing segments; From analysing to controlling behaviour of Systems of Systems (SoS); Access to novel computing technologies for industry; Constituency building and road-mapping –ICT Nanoelectronics (Call 11) - Integration of advanced nanoelectronics devices and technologies (16nm and below); Advanced nanoelectronics manufacturing processes; Design, modelling and simulation for advanced nano-electronics technologies –ICT Photonics (Call 11) - Application-specific photonic devices; Cross-cutting technologies for a wide range of applications; Technology take-up and Innovation Support

36 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 4 Challenge 4 (Technologies for Digital Content and Languages) aims at –enabling individuals and small organisations to create quality content and innovative services and at allowing people to access and use online content and services across language barriers; –ensuring reliability of retrieval and use of digital resources across applications and platforms and at scaling up data analysis to keep pace with extremely large data volumes –ICT Content analytics and language technologies (Call 10) - Focused on cross-media content analytics, high quality machine translation, natural spoken and multimodal interaction –ICT Scalable data analytics (Call 11) - Focused on Scalable algorithms, software frameworks, visualization; Big Data networking and hardware optimisations roadmap; Societal externalities of Big Data roadmap

37 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 5 Challenge 5 focuses on development of solutions that empower the individual to improve and manage personal life conditions and participation as a citizen, elderly, patient and consumer. Special emphasis will be given to productivity gains, customer satisfaction, and provision of new capabilities of public interest by spanning across health and social care systems and government and linking up to other areas of ICT R&D. –ICT Personalised health, active ageing, and independent living (Call 10) - Personalised Guidance Services for lifestyle management and disease prevention; Personalised Guidance Services for management of co-morbidities and integrated care; Personalised Services for Independent Living and Active Ageing –ICT Virtual Physiological Human (Call 10) - Clinical proof of concept of patient specific computer based models; Personal Health Forecasting for personalised health status monitoring and prediction; Coordination and Support Action to develop an RTD roadmap preparing the ground for in-silico clinical trials –ICT : ICT for smart and personalised inclusion (Call 10) - Accessible and intuitive solutions for personalised interfaces to smart environment –ICT ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling (Call 10) - policy modelling and simulation for achieving productivity gains and innovation in public service provision through innovative use of ICT; Roadmapping of research on ICT for Innovative Public Services and governance –ICT Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (Call 10) – Supporting grassroots experiments and prototypes enabling citizens to create and engage in digital social innovation platforms; support bottom-up social innovation and education initiatives based on crowd sourcing and networking intelligence principles; engage citizens and society at large through coordination actions

38 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 6 Challenge 6 (ICT for a low carbon economy) concentrates on the development of ICT to achieve substantial efficiency gains in the distribution and use of key resources such as energy and water, as well as the application of ICT to decarbonise transport and make it safer: –ICT Co-operative mobility (Call 10) – Supervised automated driving (IP, STREP), Coordination and Support Actions –ICT Smart Energy Grids (Call 11) – sharing of backbone infrastructure and last mile connectivity (technologies and business models); improving robustness and reliability of existing telecommunications infrastructure; ICT technologies for active electricity network management; developing telecoms services and platforms specific for energy distribution (STREP) –ICT ICT for water resources management (Call 11) - Providing quantifiable evidence of the potential of ICT to contribute to efficient water resources management by increasing household, business and industry awareness regarding water use, triggering the adoption of new demand management and pricing schemes, and contributing to meeting EU resource efficiency targets in a digital society; Validating ICT-enabled innovations in real-life operational settings with the active involvement of stakeholders and end users from the water and the ICT domain; demonstrating in public the ICT potential for efficient water use, assessing its impact at domestic, corporate or municipality level, and exploring possible business case scenarios (STREP)

39 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7-ICT Research Challenges – Challenge 8 Challenge 8 (ICT for Creativity and Learning) focuses on develop technologies and methodologies that enable people to learn more effectively and support the acquisition of new skills. It also supports production of more powerful and interactive tools for creative industries and anticipate future trends in research and innovation by encouraging interaction in and between different segments of the creative industries: –ICT Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of creativity (Call 10) – creative experience tools leveraging senses and interactive experiences (real-time simulation and visualisation, augmented reality, 3D animation, visual computing, games engines and immersive experiences) (IP, STREP); Intelligent computational environments stimulating and enhancing human creativity (STREP); progress towards formal understanding of creativity (STREP); Roadmaps for future research and innovation in creative industries (CSA) –ICT Technology-enhanced learning (Call 11) – ICT-enabled learning environments; Learning analytics, educational data mining (STREP); Holistic Learning solutions (IP/STREP); Support for organising competitions (CA)

40 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under ICT Call 10 & Call 11 FP7 Instruments Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

41 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa FP7 Funding Schemes Large-scale integrating projects (IP) Collaborative projects (CP) Small or medium scale focused research actions (STREP) Networks of Excellence (NoE) Coordination and Support actions (CSA) Support to activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and policies (networking, exchanges, trans-national access to research infrastructures, studies, conferences, etc) Support to a Joint Programme of Activities implemented by a number of research organisations integrating their activities in a given field, carried out by research teams in the framework of longer term co-operation Support to research projects carried out by consortia with participants from different countries, aiming at developing new knowledge, new technology, products, demonstration activities or common resources for research. The size, scope and internal organisation of projects can vary from field to field and from topic to topic.

42 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Large Scale Integrating Projects (IPs) Focused on objective-driven research Designed to produce new knowledge in a specific thematic area & achieve ambitious objectives through integration, critical mass IPs encompass wide variety of activities –Research and Technological Development – beyond state-of-the-art –Demonstration activities to prove viability of new technologies –Technology transfer or take up activities –Training and Dissemination –Knowledge management and exploitation –Management activities IPs should comprise of –coherent set of activities and –appropriate management structure

43 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Large Scale Integrating Projects (IPs) - 2 Minimum 3 independent legal entities from 3 different EU Member or Associated States Critical mass requires minimum 10 partners –Experience under FP6 – 10 – 20 partners Industry players, SMEs & Research organisations 3 – 5 years duration –Experience under FP6 EU contribution €4 - €25 (average €10 m) Ability to add new partners within overall budget during project life EU contribution guidelines –50% funding of eligible direct costs for Research and Development activities except for Public bodies (non-profit), Secondary and higher education establishments, Research organisations (non-profit & Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMMEs) – 75% of eligible costs –50% funding of eligible direct costs for demonstration activities –100% funding of eligible direct costs for training and management –Actual indirect eligible costs or 60% of direct costs in case of non-profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments, research organisations and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs

44 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Focused research projects (STREPs) Focused on specific objective-driven research Designed to produce new knowledge in a specific thematic area Clearly defined scientific and technological objectives directed at obtaining specific results, which could be applicable in terms of development or improvement of products, processes, services or policy STREPs include two types of activities (or combination of both) –Research and Technological Development – beyond state-of-the-art –Demonstration activities to prove viability of new technologies and –Consortium Management activities STREPs have fixed overall work plan and deliverables

45 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Focused research projects (STREPs) - 2 Minimum 3 independent legal entities from 3 different EU Member or Associated Countries. Size of consortium appropriate to goal and skills required –Experience under FP6 – 6 – 15 partners Research organisations, Industry players, SMEs years duration –Experience under FP6 EU contribution €1 - €4 (average €2 m) EU contribution guidelines –50% funding of eligible direct costs for Research and Development activities except for Public bodies (non-profit), Secondary and higher education establishments, Research organisations (non-profit & Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMMEs) – 75% of eligible costs –50% funding of eligible direct costs for demonstration activities –100% funding of eligible direct costs for training and management –Actual indirect eligible costs or 60% of direct costs in case of non-profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments, research organisations and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs

46 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Networks of Excellence (NoEs) Designed for research organisations willing to combine and functionally integrate a substantial part of their activities and capacities in a given field, with a view to creating a European 'virtual centre of research'. Based on Joint Programme of Activites –Integrating activities Coordinated programming of the partners’ activities Sharing of research platforms/tools/facilities joint management of the knowledge portfolio staff mobility and exchanges, relocation of staff, teams, equipment reinforced electronic communication systems –Activities to support the network’s goals Development of new research tools and platforms for common use –Activities to spread excellence training researchers and other key staff dissemination and communication activities networking activities to help transfer knowledge to outside of the network –Consortium management activities

47 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Networks of Excellence (NoEs) - 2 Minimum 3 independent legal entities from 3 different EU Member or Associated Countries 3 – 7 research organisations –Experience under FP6 – 6 – 12 partners Research organisations years duration –Experience under FP6 EU contribution €4 - €10 (average €5 m) EU contribution guidelines –50% - 75% funding of eligible direct costs for Research and Development activities depending on type of organisation –100% funding of eligible direct costs for other activities including management of the network –Total budget cannot be more than a quarter of the sum of the overall budgets of the participants as they are financed from a variety of sources

48 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Coordination Actions (CAs) Focused on coordination of research or creation of a network between other research actions for a specific purpose Cannot undertake research and technological development activities CAs include two types of activies –Coordination Activities Organisation of events (conferences, meetings) Performance of studies, analysis Exchanges of personnel Exchange and dissemination of good practice Setting up of common information systems Setting up of expert groups Definition, organisation, management of joint or common initiatives –Consortium Management activities CAs have fixed overall work plan, partnership and deliverables

49 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Coordination Actions (CAs) - 2 Minimum 3 independent legal entities from 3 different EU Member or Associated Countries Size of consortium appropriate to coordination activities –Experience under FP6 – 13 – 26 partners Research organisations, Industry players, SMEs years duration –Experience under FP6 EU contribution €0.5 - €2 (average €1 m) EU contribution guidelines –100% funding of eligible direct costs for Coordination activities –100% funding of eligible direct costs for consortium management –Flat rate of indirect costs: 7%

50 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Support Actions (SAs) Designed to –underpin the implementation of the Programme & complement the other FP7 funding schemes –help in preparations for future Community research and technological development policy activities and –stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil society organisations, small research teams, newly developed and remote research centres, as well as setting up research clusters across Europe –Cover one off events or single purpose activities Cannot undertake research and technological development activities SAs include two types of activies –Support Activities Conferences, seminars, working groups and expert groups Studies, analysis, fact findings and monitoring Preparatory technical work, including feasibility studies Development of research or innovation strategies High level scientific awards and competitions –Consortium Management activities

51 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Support Actions (SAs) - 2 No miniumum number Size of consortium appropriate to support activities –Experience under FP6 – 1 – 15 partners Research organisations, Industry players, SMEs years duration –Experience under FP6 EU contribution €0.3 - €3 (average €0.5 m) EU contribution guidelines –100% funding of eligible costs for Support activities –100% funding of eligible costs for consortium management –Flat rate of indirect costs: 7%

52 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under Call 10 & 11 FP7 Instruments (Project Types) Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

53 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Proposal Part A (Online) A1 –Title, acronym, objective etc. –free keywords –2000 character proposal abstract –previous/current submission (in FP7) A2 –Legal address/administrator address/R&D address –Clear identification as SME/Public body/Research centre/ Educ. establishment –Proposer identification code PIC (later calls) A3 –Breakdown of costs per partner (direct/indirect costs) Refer to Guide for Applicants which can be downloaded from

54 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Eligible Costs for A3 All participants report direct and indirect (overhead) eligible costs Eligible costs –Actual costs – no profit or mark-up –Incurred during the project –Determined according to usual accounting and management principles/practices –Used solely to achieve project objectives –Consistent with principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness –Recorded in financial accounts –Exclusive of non-eligible costs Direct Costs (IPs, STREPs) –50% funding of eligible direct costs for Research and Development activities except for Public bodies (non-profit), Secondary and higher education establishments, Research organisations (non-profit & Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMMEs) – 75% of eligible costs –50% funding of eligible direct costs for demonstration activities –100% funding of eligible direct costs for training and management

55 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Eligible Costs for A3 (2) Indirect Costs (IPs, STREPs) –Actual indirect eligible costs or –60% of direct costs in case of non-profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments, research organisations and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs Direct Costs (CAs, SAs) –100% funding of eligible direct costs for Coordination/Support activities –100% funding of eligible direct costs for consortium management Indirect Costs (Cas, Sas) –Flat rate of indirect costs: 7% –Actual costs – no profit or mark-up Other Issues –Subcontracting – “core” project activities cannot be subcontracted –Justification and integration of any third country participation

56 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Proposal Part B (IPs & STREPs) Section 1: Scientific and/or technical quality (recomm length 20 pages) –1.1 Concept and objectives –1.2 Progress beyond the state-of-the-art –1.3 S/T methodology and associated work plan, which includes Gantt chart, Work package list (template 1.3a), Deliverables list (template 1.3b), Description of each work package, and summary (template 1.3c), Summary effort table (template 1.3d), List of milestones (template 1.3e), Pert chart Section 2. Implementation –2.1 Management structure and procedures –2.2 Individual participants (max one page per participant) –2.3 Consortium as a whole –2.4 Resources to be committed (two pages) Section 3. Impact (recomm length 10 pages) –3.1 Expected impacts listed in the work programme –3.2 Dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property Section 4. Ethical Issues

57 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Proposal Part B (CAs & SAs) Section 1: Scientific and/or technical quality (recomm length 20 pages) –1.1 Concept and objectives –1.2 Quality and effectiveness of the support mechanisms and associated workplan which includes Gantt chart, Work package list (template 1.3a), Deliverables list (template 1.3b), Description of each work package, and summary (template 1.3c), Summary effort table (template 1.3d), List of milestones (template 1.3e), Pert chart Section 2. Implementation –2.1 Management structure and procedures –2.2 Individual participants (max one page per participant) –2.3 Consortium as a whole –2.4 Resources to be committed (two pages) Section 3. Impact (recomm length 10 pages) –3.1 Expected impacts listed in the work programme –3.2 Spreading excellence, exploiting results, disseminating knowledge Section 4. Ethical Issues

58 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under Call 10 and 11 FP7 Instruments (Project Types) Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

59 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Evaluation Process All proposals are independently accessed by a miniumum of 3 evaluators against proposal criteria Following submission of written reports by each evaluator, there is a Consensus meeting whereby the evaluation team discuss each criteria and agree the comments and matching scores Proposals are ranked based on scores at end of evalution process Panel Meeting of all evaluators for that Call discuss short-listed proposals and agree ranking Proposals who passed all criteria and received high ranking in the list of projects are called to negotiations When writing a proposal, it is necessary to ensure that –All sections are complete, well written and coherent following the structure outlined –Proposal addresses the Call and outlines why this proposal should be funded –Includes useful and understandable diagrams –Clearly outline how partner are complementary and how project advances state-of-the-art in its domain

60 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Evaluation Criteria for CPs (IPs & STREPs) Section 1: Scientific and/or technical quality (Threshold 3 / 5) –Soundness of concept, and quality of objectives –Progress beyond the state-of-the-art –Quality and effectiveness of the S & T methodology and associated workplan Section 2. Implementation (Threshold 3 / 5) –Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures –Quality and relevant experience of the individual participants –Quality of the consortium as a whole (including complementarity, balance) –Appropriate allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment) Section 3. Impact (Threshold 3 / 5) –Contribution at the European or international level to the expected impacts listed in the workprogramme under the relevant activity –Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property Total Score required to meet overall threshold 10 / 15

61 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Evaluation Criteria CSA (CAs & SAs) Section 1: Scientific and/or technical quality (Threshold 3 / 5) –Soundness of concept, and quality of objectives –Contribution to the coordination of high quality research Coordination actions only –Quality and effectiveness of the coordination/support action mechanisms and associated workplan Section 2. Implementation (Threshold 3 / 5) –Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures –Quality and relevant experience of the individual participants –Quality of the consortium as a whole (including complementarity, balance) for Support actions, apply only if relevant –Appropriateness of the allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment) Section 3. Impact (Threshold 3 / 5) –Contribution at the European or international level to the expected impacts listed in the workprogramme under the relevant activity –Appropriateness of measures for spreading excellence, exploiting results and disseminating knowledge through engagement with stakeholders and the public at large Overall threshold 9 / 15

62 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Table of Contents General Introduction to FP7 Identifying Relevant Research Areas Open Action Lines under Call 10 and 11 FP7 Instruments (Project Types) Proposal Structure How are Proposals Evaluated Next Steps

63 IST-Africa FP7-ICT Calls 10 & 11 November 2012 Copyright IST-Africa Next Steps Download and read the relevant Work Programmes & Guide to FP7 –www.ist-africa.org Identify relevant themes and deadlines Mobilise European partners with which your organisation has existing MoU Commence proposal preparation to meet Call deadlines Look at projects funded under this theme in the past – Look at public deliverables which provide State-of-Art – Need to clearly show how new proposals build on previous research funded and extend the SoA


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