1From “FP” to Horizon 2020: Opportunities within EU Framework Programmes for RTD Maria PutselevaPolicy Officer Science & TechnologyDelegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation
2European Framework Programmes for RTD (FPs) FP = financial instrument for EU research strategyLargest publicly funded competitive RTD programme worldwide (annual budget in FP7 > € 7 billion)Basic rule: trans-national collaborationThematic programmes in all relevant technology areas (health, agri-bio- food …………….. space research)Special programmes for researchers’ mobility, research infrastructures, SMEs, capacity buildingA fixed budget for a defined number of years
3FP7 2007 –2013 4 Specific Programmes plus JRC, nuclear and non-nuclear research (2.5 bn €) Cooperation billion €Trans-national cooperation in 10 research themes through multi-national consortia.Ideas billion €Funding for top researchers from anywhere in the World: investigator-driven “frontier research”, supported by an autonomous European Research Council (ERC)People billion €Training, mobility, career development of researchers, (“Marie Curie” actions) - incl. International grantsCapacities billion €Research infrastructures; research specifically for SMEs; regional research driven clusters3
4FP7 “Cooperation” Thematic Priorities: 6,0 1,9 Health Billion Euro6,0 1,99,13,52,21,94,10,62,9Σ 32,3Thematic Priorities:HealthFood, agriculture & biotechnologyInformation & communication technologiesNanotechnologies & materialsEnergyEnvironmentTransportSocio-economic sciencesSecurity & 10. Space
5Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Two calls on ICT (deadlines: 15 January 2013, 16 April 2013)Three cross-thematic calls: “Factories of the Future”, “Smart Cities and Communities” and “ICT for Green Cars”Previously announced calls:Future and emerging technologies (FET) (deadline: )Research priorities:Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructuresCognitive systems and roboticsAlternative paths to components and systemsTechnologies for digital content and languagesICT for health, ageing well, inclusion and governanceICT for a low carbon economyICT for the enterprise and manufacturingICT for learning and access to cultural resources
6Russia in the 7th EU Framework Programmes for RTD (2007-2013) By June 2012 :Overall, Russia is the most active international partner country440 Russian participants in 271 projects, receiving ~ €57.6 million EU fundingHighest participation in Transport, Space, ICT, Agri- Biotech-Food and Nanotechnologies / materials research
7The next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
8Competitive Business SMEs The Multiannual Financial Framework : Commission’s proposals of 29 June 2011Key challenge: stabilise the financial and economic system while taking measures to create economic opportunities1. Smart & inclusive growth (€491bn)2. Sustainable growth, natural resources (€383bn)3. Security and citizenship (€18.5bn)4. Global Europe (€70bn)5. Administration (€62.6bn)Education, Youth, SportHorizon 2020Connecting EuropeCohesionCompetitive Business SMEsTotal:€ 1,025bn
9What is Horizon 2020Commission proposal for a € 80 billion research and innovation funding programme ( )A core part of Europe 2020 Strategy, Innovation Union & European Research Area:Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growthAddressing peoples’ concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment.Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology
10EU Framework Programme Budgets FP1 (1984-88) to Horizon 2020 (2014-20)
12Priority 1: Excellent Science Proposed funding (million Euro, 2014-20) European Research Council - ERCFrontier research by the best individual teams13 268Future and Emerging Technologies - FETCollaborative research to open new fields of innovation3 100Marie Curie Actions - MCAOpportunities for training and career development5 572Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures)Ensuring access to world-class facilities2 478
13Priority 2: Industrial Leadership Proposed funding (million Euro, )Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – LEIT (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space)13 781Access to risk financeLeveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation3 538Innovation in Small and Medium- sized Enterprises - SMEFostering all forms of innovation in all types of SME619complemented by (expected 15% of societal challenges + LEIT) and 'Access to risk finance' with strong SME focus
14Priority 3: Societal Challenges Proposed funding (million Euro, )Health, demographic change and wellbeing8 033Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the bioeconomy4 152Secure, clean and efficient energy*5 782Smart, green and integrated transport6 802Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials3 160Inclusive, innovative and secure societies3 819*Additional €1 788m for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities ( ) Does not include the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ITER.
15ICT funding in Horizon 2020EU investments increase by 46% compared to FP7.Support for riskier ICT research and innovation that can deliver new business breakthroughs.In particular, Horizon 2020 will support the development of:A new generation of components and systems including Micro / nano- electronics and photonics technologies, components and embedded systems engineering.Next generation computing, Advanced computing systems and technologies.Infrastructures, technologies and services for the future Internet,Content technologies and information management, including ICT for digital content and creativity.Advanced interfaces and robots and Robotics and smart spaces.
16International cooperation International cooperation is crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectives.Principle of general openness: the programme will remain to be the most open funding programme in the world.Targeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation.
17Next stepsOngoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on the basis of the Commission proposalsOngoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on EU budget (including overall budget for Horizon 2020)July 2012: Final calls under 7th Framework Programme for Research to bridge gap towards Horizon 2020Mid 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by EU Parliament and Council on Horizon 20201/1/2014: Horizon 2020 starts; launch of first calls
18European Research Information EU Research & InnovationSeventh Framework ProgrammeFP7 Calls for Proposals and information on research programmes and projects:FP New Partners ServiceExperts’ registration in FPhttps://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/index.cfmHorizon 2020