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1 InJoy&Train FAFB Information Day 16 November, 2007 FP7 OVERVIEW TIGRAN ARZUMANYAN

2 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan What is the structure of FP7? Cooperation – Collaborative research People – Human Potential Joint Research Centre (nuclear) Ideas – Frontier Research Capacities – Research Capacity Joint Research Centre (non-nuclear) Euratom +

3 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan Which are the Thematic Priorities? 10 Thematic Priorities – “Themes” 1. Health 2. Food, agriculture and fisheries and biotechnology (FAFB) 3. Information and communication technologies 4. Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 5. Energy 6. Environment (including climate change) 7. Transport (including aeronautics) 8. Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 9. Space 10. Security Cooperation – Collaborative research

4 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan  Research infrastructures  Research for the benefit of SMEs  Regions of knowledge  Research potential of Convergence Regions  Science in society  Support to the coherent development of research policies  International cooperation Capacities – Research Capacity

5 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP Budget FP1: 1984–1987 FP2: 1987–1991 FP3: 1991–1994 FP4: 1994–1998 FP5: 1998–2002 FP6: 2002–2006 FP7: 2007–2013 *Approx. figures, including EURATOM

6 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: Target audience  Participation in FP6 (and FP7) is open to all interested parties (legal entities), including: –Research centres (public or private) –Universities –Industry (SME or not) –International organisations –Industrial associations, professional bodies, consumer associations, etc. –Physical persons  Participation is open to parties from non-EU countries

7 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan International Cooperation in FP7 – International Co-operation PARTNER COUNTRIES 1- Associated countries 2- Industrialized countries (USA, Canada, Japan…) 3- International Co-operation Partner Countries (ICPC)  Countries neighbouring the EU (Mediterranean partner Countries, Western Balkans, Eastern European and Central Asian countries)  Developing countries, focussing on their needs (ACP, ASIA, Latin America)  Emerging economies (e.g. China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa…)

8 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: Minimum conditions for participation  Generally, 3 independent participants from 3 Member States or Associated Countries (or the JRC or an international European interest organisation)  Additional or different conditions may apply, depending on specific workprogramme and type of project –E.g., ICPC-oriented projects (SICA) will, generally, require 4 independent participants, 2 of which from different MS/AC and 2 from different ICPC countries

9 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP projects: possible activity types  Research and technological development  Demonstration  Training  Coordination activities  Support activities  Integration activities/ Others  Management Note: Different activity types have different funding levels!

10 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP projects: Funding schemes  Each “funding scheme”, i.e., project type, allows for a certain set of activity types. In FP7, calls will be addressing: –Small and Large Collaborative projects (in FP6, STREP/IP) –Networks of Excellence –Coordination/support actions –Fellowships (Marie Curie scheme) –Research projects for third parties (e.g., SMEs) –Individual projects (ERC)

11 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7 projects: From the proposal to the contract

12 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: margin for a bottom-up approach  The Marie-Curie scheme  The “Ideas” area  The Research for the benefit of SMEs –SME associations –Individual SMEs

13 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: Funding  Principle of co-financing & no-profit  Grants: –Reimbursement of eligible costs –Flat rates (percentage of direct costs for the indirect cost or scale of unit costs) –Lump sum amounts –Combination

14 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: Maximum funding rates In general: RTD activities – 50%, (up to 75% for Public bodies, education establishments, non-profit research organisations, SMEs)  Demonstration activities – 50%  Management, support, coordination, training activities – 100%

15 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan FP7: Intellectual property  Higher flexibility to exploit generated knowledge  In principle, each partner owns the knowledge they generate (but joint ownership also possible)  The EC contract may set restrictions to transfer of ownership  The consortium agreement can further clarify ownership of knowledge and exploitation capabilities

16 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan Getting support for participation  National Contact Points or Information Contact Points or equivalent structures receive training and support from the EC  Specific support actions (e.g. INJOY&TRAIN)  CORDIS (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7 – a very rich source of information!)  CORDIS Partner Search

17 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan Getting involved  Get informed (workprogramme, ETP documents, policy background, scientific developments, …)  Work on networking  CORDIS Partner Search Tool  Don’t hesitate to ask your NCP/ICP for advice!

18 Information Day, 16 November, 2007 Yerevan THANK YOU TIGRAN ARZUMANYAN


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