4 Agenda About NCP-Taiwan Introduction of FP7 & NCP Rules for participation FP7 Energy Info. Day in BrusselsConclusion
5 NCP-Taiwan Office is working for the benefit of all Taiwanese organizations, which have an interest in EU Framework programmes (FP).
6 NCP-Taiwan’s objectives To carry out National Science Council’s mission of reaching out to the global R/D communities, in this case, the European Union’s Framework Program (EU-FP).To build then strengthen the relationship with the EU-FP7.To inform and assist academic and industrial communities in Taiwan about EU-FP7 programs and furthermore to take part in many of the EU-FP7 projects in Europe.To help to build further NCPs in Taiwan when needed and train qualified staffs for them when required.Above all, the EU-FP7 NCP-Taiwan office is a service oriented organization.
7 FP7 IntroductionFramework Program started from 1984, and FP7 is the 7th program. It lasts for seven years from 2007 until 2013.The program has a total budget of over € 50 billion.The program aims to strengthen the innovation ability of EU, and provides funding and collaborative services for the researchers in Member States.FP7’s short-term objective is to establish the “European Research Area (ERA)”, and become the "most dynamic competitive knowledge-based economy in the world as its long-term objective.
8 From FP5 to FP7 COOPERATION Integrating IDEAS Structuring ~+ 9,8% 7 yearsM€COOPERATIONRecherche collaborativeProject: consortiumNetwork of excellenceJoint technologiesinitiativesERA-NET Plus4 yearsM€4 yearsM€IntegratingNetwork of excellenceIntegrated projectERA-NETMobility &infrastructuresIDEASEuropean Research CouncilProjectConsortiumStructuringInfrastructures, MobilitéInnovation, INCO~+ 9,8%per year~+ 40 %per yearPEOPLEMarie Curie ActionsAccompanyingMeasuresInnovation, INCOStrengthening ERACAPACITIESInfrastructures, SMEsInternational CooperationOTHERSEuratom, JRC (EC)
10 What is a NCP ? (National Contact Point) The main tasks of NCP is to inform and assist potential participants and contractors in ongoing EU-FP projects.NCPs have been set up in all Member States and Associated Countries worldwide.1262 NCPs in EU Member States and associated states, and 233 NCPs in third countries.The existing NCP systems in Member States and Associated Countries show a wide variety of organizational structures.
11 The organization of NCPs in U.K., France and Germany Lower FlexibilityHigher FlexibilityCentralizedDecentralizedNCP in U.K. is a decentralised network, ministries join the programs separately based on their own assessments. Higher flexibility but a bit difficult to integrate resources.NCPs in Germany are generally ruled by the government to involve in FP projects. Well structured, but lesser flexibility.France seems to take the middle approach.The number of NCPs: in UK:37; France: 67; Germany: 79.
12 NCP-Taiwan NCP Taiwan Website ParticipationInformationCoordinatorsEU NCP networksNSC-International CooperationCoordinate and integrate research project in TaiwanNCP provides info. of EU research at National level.NCP-TaiwanEU’s specific research themesNCP TaiwanWebsitescientific and technological experts from industrial, official, academic, and research communities
13 NCP-Taiwan Project Execution Plan(1/2) Establish offices in Northern, Middle and Southern Taiwan. Northern Taiwan office serves as the HQ office.Hold NCP council meeting: invite NSC, MoEA, MoE and PIs of National Research Programs.Set up the portal for NCP-Taiwan.Inform, raise awareness, advise, assist and train:Domestic conferences for introduce EU-FP programme.Planning and implementing activities on training information experts of EU-FP program.Conferences on FP7 Competition and Cooperation Strategy research
14 NCP-Taiwan Project Execution Plan(2/2) Find EU partnersVisiting EU’s research institutes for collaboration opportunities.Holding conferences on Taiwan-EU scientific and technological collaborationAttending EU’s INFO-DAYHolding meetings for National Research Programs and focused universities on FP’s information.Help to realize actual FP7 project participation.
15 Promoting Taiwan’s National Research Programs to join FP7 Budget of National Research Programs is NTD 15 billion per year, with a total budget of around NTD 105 billion during 7 years period, which is about 4% of the total budget of FP7.National Research ProgramsFP7 ProgrammeTelecommunicationsICT、Transport、SecurityAgricultural BiotechnologyFood、Agriculture、BiotechnologyBiotechnology and PharmaceuticalsGenomic MedicineHealthTaiwan e-learning and Digital Archives ProgramICTSystem-on-ChipNanoscience and NanotechnologyNanotechnologiesEnergy15
16 Categories of Countries; Member States: (27)Associated countries: Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia.International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC):a). countries neighboring the EU (Mediterranean Partner countries, Western Balkans, Eastern European and Central Asian Countries);b). Emerging economies (China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa).Industrialized countries: USA, Canada, Japan, Australia.. And other high-income countries and territories.* Information was provided by Philippe Vialatte, DG Research on 23 September 2008
17 Team Introduction PI：Jeng-Ywan Jeng Dean of R&D Office at NTUST Professor of Mech. Engineering Department at NTUSTDr. of Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool UniversityCEO： Yong-Chie HENGVisiting Professor ofelectronic engineeringdepartment at NTUSTFormer Vice Presidentof Motorola Inc. U.S.A.Dr. of Wireless Communications at University of Wales, U.K.CO-PI： Wei-Chung WangProfessor & Dean of International Affairs atNTHUDr. of EngineeringScience and Mechanicsat Iowa State UniversityCO-PI：Hua-Mei LiuAssociate professor ofManagement Institute at NTUSTDr. of Law at Munich UniversityCO-PI： Yon-hua TzengDean of R&D Office at NCKUProfessor of Microelectronics Department at NCKUDr. of Mechanical Engineering at TEXAS TECH University
18 Applications Main Listed Taiwan’s FP7 participation so farApplicationsReceivedEvaluatedApplications Main ListedCooperation13122(ICT:1, Health:1)Capacities5(Infrastructure)Success rateTotal CostParticipationEC ContributionCooperation17%500,000200,000Capacities40%230,000170,000* Figures were provided by Philippe Vialatte, DG Research on 23 September 2008
19 The following presentation Rules for participation, was given by European Commission Research DG Mirela ATANASIU at EU-FP7 Energy Info Days.(material is designated« not legally binding »)
20 Rules for Participation – Proposals: from submission to selection ? ? ? ?? ? ? ??European CommissionResearch DGMirela ATANASIU
21 CONTENT FP7 RULES for PARTICIPATION PREPARATION, SUBMISSION and EVALUATION of PROPOSALSCLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS
22 PART I. FP7 RULES for PARTICIPATION(*) DefinitionsWho can participateFunding limits, Eligible costsGuarantee Fund(*) Regulation (EC) No.1906/2006 of 18 December 2006 (OJ L 391, 30/12/2006)
23 DEFINITIONS (1)Public body means any legal entity established as such by national law, and international organisationsResearch organisation means a legal entity established as a non-profit organisation which carries out research or technological development as one of its main objectivesHigher and secondary education establishments Term used by Financial Regulation / Implementing Rules, includes universities, schools for applied sciences and similar
24 DEFINITIONS (2)SMEs mean micro, small and medium-sized enterprises within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC in the version of 6 May 2003 (*)International cooperation partner countries (ICPC) – see Annex 1 to the work-programme(*) enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million
25 DEFINITIONS (3) New terminology in comparison to FP6 “Contract” “Grant Agreement”“Contractor” “Beneficiary”“Instruments” “Funding Schemes”“Audit certificate” “Certification on Financial Statement”“Proposers” “Applicants”
26 WHO CAN PARTICIPATE in FP7 ? Any undertaking, university or research centre or other legal entity, whether established in a:Member State (MS)Associated country (AC)*Candidate countryInternational organisations and participants from third countries can participate only if in addition to the minima* Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, FYROM, Switzerland, Israel. From 1/1/08 also Albania and Montenegro
27 PARTICIPATION Minimum Conditions General:3 independent participants from 3 different Member States (MS) or Associated countries (AC)Natural persons may participateJRC may participate and is deemed to be from a different MS or AC (same principles for international European interest organisations and entities established under Community law)Additional conditions can be established by the work programme (WP) or specific programme (SP) (e.g. number or type of participant, place of establishment)
28 PARTICIPATION Minimum Conditions Specific:Coordination and support actions– minimum of 1 legal entity (except actions to coordinate – minimum 3 legal entities)Collaborative projects addressing the participation of international cooperation partner countries (ICPC) – minimum is 4 participants of which 2 in MS or AC and 2 in ICPC countries unless otherwise foreseen in work programmeParticipation of international organisations and participants from third countries possible, if in addition to minima
29 GENERAL PRINCIPLES Implementation and grant agreements Principles of co-financing and no profitForms of grants (Community Financial contribution):Reimbursement (in whole or in part) of eligible costs is the preferred methodFlat rate financing, including scale of unit costsLump sum financing, in particular as option for participants from ICPCcombination possible (ERA-NET scheme)
30 ELIGIBILITY for Funding Legal entities from MS and AC or created under Community law (and JRC)International European interest organisationsLegal entities established in international cooperation partner countries (ICPC)andInternational organisations, third countries other than ICPC, if provided for in SP or WP; or essential for carrying out action; or provision for funding is provided for in a bilateral agreement between Community and the third country
31 UPPER FUNDING LIMITS (1) Reimbursement of costs: according to the type of organisation, of action and/or activityResearch and technological development activities: up to 50% of eligible costs except forPublic bodies: up to 75%Secondary and higher education establishments: up to 75%Research organisations (non-profit): up to 75%SMEs: up to 75%Security related research: up to 75%.
32 UPPER FUNDING LIMITS (2) Demonstration activities: up to 50%Coordination and support actions: up to 100%Other activities: up to 100% including e.g. Management
33 ELIGIBLE COSTS (1) actual (*) incurred during the duration of project in accordance with the usual accounting principles of beneficiaryrecorded in the accounts of beneficiaryused for the sole purpose of achieving the objectives of the projectNon-eligible: identifiable indirect taxes including VAT, duties, interest owed, provisions for future losses or charges, exchange losses, costs declared, incurred or reimbursed in another Community project etc…
34 ELIGIBLE COSTS (2) (*) Average personnel costs accepted if : are consistent with the management principles and accounting practicesdo not significantly differ from actual personnel costs, if identified according to a methodology approved by the Commission (NEW) – see the model Grant Agreement
35 DIRECT/INDIRECT COSTS eligible costs shall be composed ofDirect costs = attributable directly to the actionIndirect costs = not attributable directly to the action, but which have been incurred in direct relationship with the direct coststhe reimbursement of participants’ costs shall be based on their eligible direct and indirect costs
36 INDIRECT COSTSPrinciples and flat rates are set out in the model Grant AgreementGeneral:either actual overhead or simplified methodflat rate of 20% of direct costs, excluding subcontracting and 3rd parties costs not used on the premises of the beneficiary.Specific:Non-profit Public Bodies, Secondary and Higher Education establishments, Research Organisations and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs, may opt for a flat rate of 60% of direct costs for funding schemes with RTD (until end of 2009).CSA funding scheme: limit of 7% of direct costs
37 Participant GUARANTEE FUND replaces the financial collective responsibilitymanaged by the Community represented by the Commission on behalf of the participants – under conditions established by the model Grant Agreement5 % of the total EC contribution, offset by the EC from the initial pre-financing (returned at the end of the project)However, there is still “collective technical responsibility” of the consortium to carry out the project jointly and severally towards the Community
38 PREPARATION, SUBMISSION and EVALUATION of PROPOSALS PART II.PREPARATION,SUBMISSION andEVALUATION of PROPOSALS
39 ROAD MAP Publication of the Calls 3rd of September 2008 Submission of Proposals specific deadline for each call (Nov’08-Jan’09)Eligibility and Evaluation criteriaEvaluation processEvaluation resultsNext stepsRedress procedure
40 THREE “BIBLES” WORK PROGRAMME GUIDE(S) FOR APPLICANTS Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS) - USERS GUIDE
41 WORK-PROGRAMME: ENERGY-2009 Includes Call Fiches for the 2009 CallsIdentifies topic(s) specific for each CallSpecifies Funding Scheme for each TopicIndicates the selection and evaluation criteria
42 GUIDE(S) FOR APPLICANTS Specific for the Call & Funding SchemeInclude description of Funding SchemesState how to submit proposal incl. instructions for Parts A & B (template & page limits)Provide Eligibility criteria as well as Evaluation CriteriaIndicate detailed evaluation procedure & timetable
43 FUNDING SCHEMES RTD-Energy Calls Collaborative Projects (CP)Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)Coordination type (typically in the range of 1-2 M€)Support type (up to 1 M€)
44 ELECTRONIC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION SYSTEM-EPSS Electronic submission of proposals in EPSS CORDISFill in Part A proposal details using on-line web formUpload PDF of Part B proposal descriptionRemember to Save and Submit regularlyLatest Submission overwrites previous oneDon’t wait until last minute!
45 PARTS of PROPOSALPART A: Administrative information about the proposal and the participants (On-line web forms)PART B: Scientific & Technical content of proposalTemplate or list of headingsTo be uploaded into the EPSSIn PDF and within size limit of 10MbytesTo be only submitted electronically by the coordinator using the Commission's EPSSDifferent templates for one/two stages submission !!!
46 BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL - Check List Does your planned work address the topic(s) open in the call?Is your proposal eligible?Is your proposal complete?Are you applying for the right funding scheme?Does your proposal follow the required structure?Do you have the agreement of all the members of the consortium to submit it on their behalf?
47 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAMinimum conditions that a proposal must fulfil to be retained for evaluation:Specific for call and funding schemeSubmission of proposal before the deadlineMinimum number of eligible, independent participantsCompleteness of proposal (parts A & B)ScopeOthers: budget limit, maximum number of pages (part B), etc. – specified in the work-programme
48 EVALUATIONPeer-review carried out by independent experts selected by the CommissionExperts selection is based on high level expertise and appropriate competences. Furthermore, academic/industrial balance, as well as geography, gender, « rotation » balances.Experts sign confidentiality and no-conflict of interest declarationsFollowing the Commission “Rules for submission of proposals, and the related evaluation, selection and award procedures”
49 EVALUATION CRITERIA Criteria adapted to each funding scheme indicated in the work programme and in the Guide for applicantsreduced criteria for first stage in a two stages call !!!Divided into three main criteria:S&T Quality (including relevance to the topic of the call)Concept, objective, work-planImplementation (operational capacity of participants)Individual participants and consortium as a wholeAllocation of resourcesImpactContribution to expected impacts listed in work programmePlans for dissemination/exploitation
50 EVALUATION PROCEDUREEvaluation shall follow a single stage or a two-stage submission procedure as indicated in the Work ProgrammeProposal for a two-stage submission:1st stage:Minimum Participants, all budget under coordinatorPart B: Brief outline of the work planned (around 10 pages)2nd stage: Full proposal (only succesful applicants in the first stage evaluation)
51 NEXT STEPS After evaluation Results of evaluation are communicated to the coordinator in the initial information letter which includes the Evaluation Summary Report (ESR)Commission informs relevant Programme Committee(s)Commission draws up final list of proposals for possible funding (respecting funding availability)Opening negotiation letters are sent
52 REDRESS PROCEDURETriggered by the initial information letter and the Evaluation Summary ReportEnsures consistent and coherent approach to complaintsComplains must relate to shortcomings in the conduct of the eligibility check and/or evaluation processLooks at the procedure and factual questionsNot an internal evaluation of the proposalNot calling into question the scientific assessment of the experts
53 CLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS PART III.CLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS
54 CLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS Chose your partners carefully to cover the needed expertiseCheck your proposal against the check list provided in the Guide for ApplicantsDo not wait until the last moment to submit the proposalRead the reference documents before preparing the proposal
55 CLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS Reference documents:FP7 Rules for ParticipationWork Programme(s)Guide(s) for ApplicantsGuide for Submission and Evaluation of ProposalsGuide to Financial issues related to FP7Find a document :
56 CLOSING RECOMMENDATIONS Do not hesitate to ask for help or further information at:Single entry point for all FP7 and EU research questions
57 Energy Theme:10 activities listed below are implemented jointly by DG RTD and TREN. Hydrogen and fuel cellsRenewableelectricitygenerationRenewable fuel productionCO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generationSmart energy networksClean coal technologiesRenewables for heating and coolingEnergy savings and energy efficiencyKnowledge for energy policy makingHorizontal Programme Actions
58 FP7-2009-ENERGY-1 (focus on medium/long term RD&D) Indicative budget:83 M€Funding Scheme: Coordinating action and Collaborative ProjectEvaluation procedure: two-stepFirst deadline: 25 November 2008Evaluation step 1: December 2008/January 2009Second deadline (indicative): 1 April 2009Evaluation step 2: April /May 2009.FP ENERGY-2 (focus on short/medium term RD&D)Indicative budget:100 M€Evaluation procedure: single stepDeadline: 29 April 2009Evaluation: June 2009.5858
59 Funding Scheme: Coordinating action and/or supporting action FP ENERGY-3 (focus on horizontal activities and support to stakeholders )Indicative budget:5.5 M€Funding Scheme: Coordinating action and/or supporting actionEvaluation procedure: single stepDeadline: 25 November 2008Evaluation: December 2008/January 2009FP BIOREFINERY (Joint call)Indicative budget: 57 M€Funding Scheme: Coordinating action and Collaborative ProjectEvaluation procedure: single step (CA) and two-step (CP)First deadline: 2 December 2008Evaluation step 1: December 2008/January 2009Second deadline (indicative): 5 Mai 2009Evaluation step 2: May/June 2009.5959
61 Activity/ AreaTopicBudget2/1"RESe” PVEfficiency and material issues for thin film26 M€2/5"RESe” CSPKey components2/4GeothermalUnderstanding and mitigation of induced seismicity associated to geothermal development22 M€2/9Cros Cutting IssuesDeep Offshore multi-purpose platforms for wind/ocean energy conversionCoordination activities on offshore platforms3/2"RESf"/2ndGenerationAlgae and other suitable non-food aquatic biomass feedstockBiowaste as feedstock
62 Activity/ AreaTopicBudget5/1CO2 CaptureAnd Storage(CCS) for ZeroEmissionPowerGeneration /StorageInnovative capturetechniques23M€5/2Safe and reliable geological storage of CO2Towards an infrastructurefor CO2 transport andstorage7/3Smart EnergyNetworksHTS Devices for electricity networksHigh density/rapid release energy storage12M€Strategic impact of the roll-out ofelectric and plug-in hybrid vehicleon the grid
63 FP7-2009-ENERGY-2 (focus on short/medium term RD&D) This call emphasizes DEMONSTRATION. What is DEMONSTRATION?Basic research and pilot phases are finishedIndustrial led projects with significant potential and impact on targets before 2020Research only if industrial partners determine the need for research during demonstration (typically less than 20%)Demonstration projects should be led by appropriate industryAddress financial and technical riskProjects must deliver large impact for 2020 objectives (convincing impact plan will be part of evaluation)Projects must lead to high replication/deployment potential (convincing replication plan will be part of evaluation)
64 8 topics to be opened: 1. Photovoltaics (thin film) Scope: to achieve higher manufacturing throughputs and yields reduce materials and energy use reduce their overall cost2. Wind-Grid integrationScope: enable the uptake of larger amounts of renewable electricity, especially from large wind parks; demonstrate new grid management tools to match the variable supply with a varying demand on an EU-wide scale.3. Bio-refineries (led by DG RTD)Scope: Demonstration of bio-refinery complexes applied in the food sector or the forest products industries. The final output could be solid, liquid or gaseous biofuels, energy services, biochemicals and other commercial bioproducts.
65 8 topics to be opened: 4. Solar thermal (for industrial process heat) Scope: Development of new collectors for temperatures in the range of 80 to 250°C and integration into large existing industrial heat process systems (several MWth).5. Solar thermal/biomass/geothermal (Hybrid systems)Scope: demonstrate innovative hybrid systems for heating/ cooling. The primary source should be solar thermalappropriate biomass, geothermal, heat pumps (ground source) and storage shall be integrated6. Energy Efficiency in energy intensive industryScope: innovative solutions for:- significant improvement of energy intensity of the processes- reduction of energy embedded in products.Site optimisation integrating several industries or processes will receive priority
66 8 topics to be opened: 7. Clean Coal (with a view to CCS) Scope: Development and demonstration of innovative solutions in components and/or overall processes in pulverized coal power plants (with a view to CCS).Relevant participation of key industrial partners and technology suppliers is required.8. SET-Plan Think TankScope: The targets for 2020 call for paradigm shift on energy systems for RES and EE. Multidisciplinary grouping of experts in the fields of energy, economics, engineering academics, trade, legal, industry to provide 4 input for policy alternatives and options. The work programme will analyze policy alternatives, against sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness. The topics should be developed in the context of the SET Plan
67 FP ENERGY-3 (a call for coordination and support actions; focus on horizontal activities and support to stakeholders )– Indicative budget:5.5 M€– Funding Scheme: Coordinating action and/or supporting action– Evaluation procedure: single step– Deadline: 25 November 2008– Evaluation: December 2008/January 2009
68 FP7-2009-ENERGY-3 3 Topics to be opened: 1. Technology Platform secretariatsSupport to the coordination of stakeholders' activities in the field of Photovoltaics, Biofuels, Zero Emission Energy Production, Smart Grids.Administrative activities include the organisation and management of workshops, conferences and meetings among stakeholders. Communication activities include managing the flow and exchange of information within the TP, with other relevant TPs, and externally, development and maintenance ofIT tools, and preparation of information leaflets, brochures, reports and other documents
69 3 Topics to be opened:2. European energy infrastructure networks and systems transition planningActivities could include: mapping, coordination and networking of on-going activities in Europe relating to the topic, development of transition planning techniques and tools to model the evolution of the European energy system, and development of a roadmap for planning and developing future infrastructures and policies3. Trans-national cooperation among NCPsFocusing on identifying and sharing good practices, Helping less experienced NCPs rapidly acquire the know-how accumulated in other countries, and benchmarking, joint workshops, training, twinning schemes, trans-national brokerage events
70 FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY (Joint call) 1. Sustainable Biorefineries (collaborative project)Scope: address the entire value chain, sustainable processing of biomass into building; blocks for production of bio-based chemicals, materials, second generation biofuels; power and heat, integrated multi-disciplinary approach; demonstrate performance, sustainability and feasibility at least at pilot scale in an integrated approach; demonstrate the part of the biorefinery complex that is closer to the market at industrial pilot plant scale; assess for the entire value chain the environmental, economic and social sustainability including food competition, impact on water use and biodiversity, land use, soil carbon stock balance and fertility, greenhouse gases balance, toxicological risks, energy efficiency
71 2. Enhancing exchange of information, synergies and cross-fertilization between projects in the field of Biorefineries (coordination action)Scope: promote coordination of on-going; research at European and national levels across Biotechnology, Energy, Industrial Technologies and Environment on distinctive features of the biorefinery concept; overcome fragmentation and develop cross-thematic synergies, identifying gaps and overlaps, defining research priority needs and infrastructure; Information exchange and cross fertilization in any aspect of the entire value chain, the energy efficiency, the economic, socio-economic and environmental performance, as well as other sustainability issues; dissemination of results