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Getting European Research Funds Dr Philip Griffiths Associate Head of School, Built Environment Centre for Sustainable Technologies University of Ulster
Getting a Project Ideas European dimension Relevant programme calls Relevant project size “Supply chain” partners versus themed approach Meeting the assessment criteria
Assessment Criteria Scientific and/or technological excellence (relevant to the topics addressed by the call) ( Threshold 3.0/5 ) Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management ( Threshold 3.0/5) Potential impact through the development, dissemination and use of project results ( Threshold 3.0/5) Total ( Threshold 10.0/15 ) Does this proposal have ethical issues that need further attention? Out of Scope
Scoring 0- The proposal fails to address the criterion under examination or cannot be judged due to missing or incomplete information 1- Poor. The criterion is addressed in an inadequate manner, or there are serious inherent weaknesses. 2- Fair. While the proposal broadly addresses the criterion, there are significant weaknesses. 3- Good. The proposal addresses the criterion well, although improvements would be necessary. 4- Very Good. The proposal addresses the criterion very well, although certain improvements are still possible. 5- Excellent. The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion in question. Any shortcomings are minor.
The Call THEME EeB.NMP.2011-2 New efficient solutions for energy generation, storage and use related to space heating and domestic hot water in existing buildings 39 M Euro available in the call Lesson #1 – How many projects will the commission likely fund? Contact the project officer.
The expectations from the EU A wide impact is expected from higher energy- efficient solutions for heating and hot sanitary water production, which contribute to around 50% of energy use in residential buildings. Holistic design of solutions for energy generation, storage and use should increase the overall efficiency by at least 30%. The proposers should also anticipate future targets for energy-efficient buildings. Lesson #2 – Read the major goals carefully
The Project Einstein - EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF SEASONAL THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS IN EXISTING BUILDINGS 17 Partners Countries – Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Romania, Holland and UK Total project value – 6.16M Euro Ulster’s element – 497 k Euro
The main objectives To make STES systems cost-effective and to adapt this technology to be applied in existing buildings. To develop a novel, high efficiency, cost-effective and compact heat pump optimized for STES systems. To develop a Decision Support Tool (DST) for selection, design and evaluation of STES integrated system suitable for existing buildings. Two pilot plants will be realized and monitored: In Spain at building level & In Poland at district level.
The partners Represent solar storage experts & companies, heat pump developers, & companies, district heating installers, directional drillers, civil engineering consultants, developers, control engineers, architects, site owners
The project structure
Specific EU requirements “A wide impact is demonstrated” by utilising solar resources in widely differing climates (Poland and Spain) at different building scales “solutions for heating and hot sanitary water production” Heat pumps and space/water heating and season solar storage Holistic design of solutions for energy generation, storage and use should increase the overall efficiency by at least 30% - as demonstrated by validated design tool from field trials Lesson #3 – Read the fine print
Lesson # 4 – Read the Finer Print! EU Project Assessment CriteriaEINSTEIN Response Collaborative Project 4 M Euro17 Partners 6.61 M Euro project New technologies & methodsSTES, Heat Pumps, etc Residential building stockPoland & Spain trials Not readily available/acceptable?Development of design tools Technology integration to reduce costs and improve comfort STES, Heat Pumps, etc Supply chain & end user involvementR&D, manufacturers, installers, specifiers, end-users Decision support systems and assessment tools Development of design tools Increase the overall efficiency by at least 30% Energy efficiency increase of 300% and primary energy reduction up to 70%
And in delivering the proposal? Scientific and technical quality, relevant to the topics addressed by the call Progress beyond the state ‐ of ‐ the ‐ art, Methodology and associated work plan, deliverables, risk analysis Implementation Management structure and procedures, consortium agreement, the consortium, resources and budget Impacts Dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property Ethical issues Consideration of gender aspects
Conclusions Possible to access EU funding Need a strong new idea Needs to fit with EU’s research agenda Develop influence through technology platforms Need a partnership able to deliver With the correct mix – i.e. from across Europe Need to show track record Partner with universities