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1 1 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 RTD Energy Calls INFO DAY Moscow, 13 December 2007 European Commission DG Research Gilles Lequeux Tel: +32/2/

2 2 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING EU Most Relevant Policy Initiatives Green Paper of March 2006 on “A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy” Energy Package adopted in 2007 including the following statements: Technology is a key element in achieving the Green Paper triangle and hence the proposed Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Main EU targets: 20% of greenhouse gas emissions reduction by % of energy efficiency improvement by % of renewable energy sources in the energy mix by 2020 (With 10% Biofuels in transport)

3 3 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Energy Theme : Overall objective Adapting the current fossil-fuel based energy system into a more sustainable one, less dependent of imported fuels, based on a diverse mix of energy sources and carriers, with particular attention being paid to lower and non-CO2 emitting energy technologies, combined with enhanced energy efficiency and conservation. To address the pressing challenges of security of supply and climate change, whilst increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s industries.

4 4 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING EU FP : Co-operation Specific Programme THEMES 1.Health 2.Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology 3.Information and communication technologies 4.Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies 5.Energy (2.3 Billion €) 6.Environment (including climate change) 7.Transport (including aeronautics) 8.Socio-economic sciences and the humanities 9.Space 10.Security

5 5 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Energy Theme : Overview Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Renewable fuel production CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Smart energy networks Clean coal technologies Renewables for heating and cooling Energy savings and energy efficiency Note : 10 “activities” implemented jointly by DG RTD and TREN Knowledge for energy policy making Horizontal Programme Actions

6 6 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 RTD Energy Calls in Brief 4 calls managed by DG RTD (R&D focus) in 2008 Collaborative Projects (CP) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) Two stages submission and evaluation procedures, with the exception of co-ordinated call between Russia and EU For each topic: content/scope; funding scheme; expected impact; any other pertinent information Where applicable, indication of maximum number of projects will be supported Unless budget split is specified, competition within and across topics within the same call

7 7 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING The Four 2008 RTD Energy Calls (General) RTD Energy Call: 6 activities; 11 topics; 26.3 M€; 2 stages submission and evaluation - FP7-ENERGY Energy and Materials Programmes Joint Call: horizontal actions; same topic in both programmes “Novel materials for energy applications”; 25 M€ (15+10) - FP7-ENERGY-NMP Future and Emerging Technologies: horizontal actions; 1 topic “strictly bottom-up”; 2 stages; 15 M€ - FP7-ENERGY-2008-FET EU-Russia co-operation (coordinated call): 2 activities; 2 topics (“Power generation from biomass” and “Innovative operational and monitoring tools for large power systems”; 4 M€; single stage FP7-ENERGY-2008-RUSSIA

8 8 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Reimbursement of costs according to the type of organisation, of action and/or activity Research and technological development activities: up to 50% of eligible costs. However, it can be up to 75% for: Non profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments and research organisations, and SMEs EU FP7 funding rules Upper funding limits (1)

9 9 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING EU FP7 funding rules Upper funding limits (2) Demostration activities: up to 50% Other activities including management: up to 100% Coordination and support actions: up to 100%

10 10 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oTwo Mechanisms for implementation of international cooperation –“Opening” of all activities and topics to international cooperation –Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA) oOther specific actions such as joint co-funded projects (EU Russia Call) International Cooperation Mechanism

11 11 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oOpening: all topics are open to the participation of applicants from third countries oTargeted Opening: topics for which the participation of third countries or regions is explicitly encouraged  The third country partner is in addition to the legal minimum consortium of:  3 legal entities from MS/AC for collaborative projects  3 legal entities from MS/AC for Coordination Action  1 legal entity from MS/AC for Support Action International Cooperation “Opening”

12 12 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oCountries with S&T cooperation agreement oCountries engaged in bi-lateral or multi-lateral strategic dialogues, partnerships or agreement on Energy RTD - Industrialised countries - Targeted ICPC presenting a clear strategic and/or S&T interest for energy - IPHE, CSLF oOne “targeted Opening” topic devoted to the participation of CSLF members (including Russia) in the General Call FP7-ENERGY “Targeted Opening”

13 13 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oTopics for Collaborative Projects especially designed and devoted to the international cooperation with targeted ICPC oAddress problems, on the basis of mutual benefit, of shared interest and importance e.g. the environment consequences of energy policies, energy supply inter-dependency, technology transfer and capacity building Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA)

14 14 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oPriorities for activities are identified through bi-lateral dialogues with targeted ICPC and/or at multi-lateral level, and based on mutual interest and benefit  CP: at least 4 legal entities: 2 MS/AC + 2 ICPC oOne SICA topic devoted to the participation of CSLF members (including Russia) in the General Call FP7-ENERGY Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA)

15 15 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING oFunding to Associated Countries to the EU follows the rules applied to the EU Member States oExcept if specified differently, EU funding may be provided to all International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) including Russia according to EU FP7 rules oFunding for organisations from industrialised countries may be provided on a case-by-case basis only if essential for carrying out the project oDifferent funding rules can be applied in specific cases such as for joint co-funded projects (e.g. EU Russia Call) International Cooperation EU Funding

16 16 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 RTD Energy Calls in Brief Relevant general documents readily available include: EC Rules for participation Rules for submission, evaluation, selection, award Standard model grant agreement Guide for beneficiaries Guide to Financial Issues All documents listed above and additional ones can be found at: Further call-specific documents : Guide for applicants Call fiche Pre-proposal check (when applicable) Available on the following site:

17 17 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING All calls published on 30 November 2007 with submission deadline 26 February 2008 at (Brussels local time) Gateway to information RTD Energy Calls : Submission Deadline

18 18 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 General Call FP7-ENERGY INFO DAY – RTD Energy Calls Moscow, 13 December 2007

19 19 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 General RTD Energy Call Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Renewable fuel production CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Smart energy networks Clean coal technologies Renewables for heating and cooling Energy savings and energy efficiency Knowledge for energy policy making Horizontal Programme Actions JTI

20 20 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING 2008 General RTD Energy Call Activity / AreaTopic Max. No. of projects Funding Scheme Indicative Budget 2/1"RESe" / PV Concentration PV (MED + US, Australia) 1 CP (Research) - SICA 13 M€ 3/2"RESf" / 2nd GenerationBiofuels (LA)open CP (Research) - SICA 5/2 CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) for Zero Emission Power Generation / Storage CCS - Capacity building (Emerging Economies) openCP -SICA CCS - Public acceptance1CSA (support) 13 M€ CO2 Storage - Methodology for qualification of deep saline aquifers open CP (Research)- Targ. Op. CO2 transport and storage infrastructure development 1CP 2/7RESe / HydroPrenormative research for hydropower1CP 7/1 Smart Energy Networks / Interacttive Distribution Networks Open-access standards for smart multi- metering services 1CP 7/2 Smart Energy Networks / Pan-European Networks Innovative concepts and technologies for gas networks openCP (Research) 8/1 Energy Efficiency and Savings / Manufacturing Industry Energy efficiency of industrial heat exchangers and boilers openCP (R&D) 10Horizontal Programme Actions Trans-national cooperation among National Contact Points 1CSA (Coordin.) 0,3 M€

21 21 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Two stages Evaluation Procedure – Stage 1 ( “outline” proposals) Submission deadline: 26 February 2008, 17:00:00 Evaluation: March-April 2008 Limited size (10 pages, A4 format) + 2 pages describing consortium and estimated financial resources involved will be evaluated on the basis of S&T quality only (threshold 4/5). Mark of 0 to 5 with possibility of ½ marks

22 22 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Submission deadline will be specified in invitation letter (indicative: 29 May 2008) Evaluation: June 2008 Full proposal should be complete and precise, but as concise as possible Will be evaluated against the entire set of evaluation criteria. Marks of 0 to 5 with possibility of ½ marks. Thresholds: S&T quality 4 Implementation 3 out of 5 Impact3,5 Overall12 out of 15 Two stages Evaluation Procedure – Stage 2 ( “full” proposals)

23 23 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Funding scheme Collaborative project: min. 3 legal entities from EU MS/AC Collaborative project (SICA): min. 2 legal entities from EU MS/AC + min. 2 legal entities from ICPC Coordination action: min. 3 legal entities from EU MS/AC Support action: min. 1 legal entity from EU MS/AC

24 24 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Joint Call on Materials for Energy Applications FP7-ENERGY-NMP INFO DAY – RTD Energy Calls Moscow, 13 December 2007

25 25 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Materials for Energy Energy technologies require new materials to increase the efficiency, reliability and service lifetime, as well as to reduce capital costs Basic understanding is essential for developing new and improved materials. This long-term fundamental effort should be combined with engineering considerations to maximise the impact. Materials researchers and energy specialists have to work together to achieving progress

26 26 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Materials for Energy Multidisciplinary and multisectorial work is encouraged in order to combine knowledge and work across traditional boundaries Closer collaboration between research and high-tech SMEs is essential Going beyond conventional approach is required. Think new, be ambitious

27 27 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING FP7-ENERGY-NMP Call Indicative budget: 25 M€ (15 M€ Energy + 10 M€ NMP) Funding scheme: Collaborative Projects (min. 3 legal entities from EU MS and/or AC) Max. EC contribution 3M€ - This is an eligibility criterion) Publication of the Call: 30 November 2007 Type: Two stages Deadline for Stage One: 26 February 2008, 17:00

28 28 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Scope and content The projects are to address a wide spectrum of novel materials, including nanomaterials, for energy applications; All technology areas of the Energy Theme are included; The research activities to be supported should go beyond conventional approaches, be novel, ambitious and of long term nature

29 29 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Special features This joint call is particularly well suited for cooperation with top class research groups from Third Countries (EU-Russia Joint workshop on FC and hydrogen storage materials – 26/09/2007) Activities related to benchmarking and validation (testing) of the new materials, which would have a positive effect on the industrial impact, are encouraged

30 30 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Expected impact The potential impact on the energy system has to be significant and well documented Exploration of new paths Contribution to the establishment of a strong strategic position for European science and technology

31 31 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Two stages Evaluation Procedure – Stage 1 ( “outline” proposals) Submission deadline: 26 February 2008, 17:00:00 Evaluation: March-April 2008 Limited size (10 pages, A4 format) + 2 pages describing consortium and estimated financial resources involved

32 32 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Evaluation 1st stage proposals will be evaluated based on two criteria with the following thresholds: Minimum threshold S/T quality4/5 Impact3/5 Overall threshold8/10

33 33 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Submission deadline will be specified in invitation letter (indicative: 29 May 2008) Evaluation: June 2008 Full proposal should be complete and precise, but as concise as possible Two stages Evaluation Procedure – Stage 2 ( “full” proposals)

34 34 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Evaluation Stage 2 proposals will be evaluated based on three criteria with the following thresholds: Minimum threshold S/T quality4/5 Implementation3/5 Impact4/5 Overall threshold12/15

35 35 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Future Emerging Technologies FP7-ENERGY-2008-FET INFO DAY – RTD Energy Calls Moscow, 13 December 2007

36 36 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Objectives “The objective is to support research aiming at identifying or further exploring new scientific and technological opportunities in a given field and/or in combination with other relevant areas and disciplines, as well as to nurture novel ideas and radically new uses and to explore new options, in particular those with a potential for significant breakthrough ”

37 37 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Scope and content The projects will aim at ensuring a genuine chance for “emerging ideas” to be funded based on the strategic need to utilise the creative spirit in European research. All the areas of the Energy Theme are addressed The aim is at providing rewards for “high risk / high impact” science and to vigorously promote multi- disciplinarity on a European collaborative basis.

38 38 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING  Special features: In order to maximise industrial relevance and impact of the research effort, the active participation of High Technology SMEs represents an added value to this topic.  Expected impact: To explore new paths leading to highly innovative novel technologies for energy applications and, to contribute to the establishment of a strong scientific and technical base for European science and technology in energy emerging areas. Features - Impact

39 39 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING FP7-Energy-2008-FET Call  Indicative budget: 15 M€  Funding scheme: Collaborative Projects (min. 3 legal entities from EU MS and/or AC)  Publication of Call: 30 th November 2007  Type of Call: Two stages

40 40 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Two stages Evaluation Procedure – Stage 1 ( “outline” proposals) Submission deadline: 26 February 2008, 17:00:00 Evaluation: March-April 2008 Limited size (10 pages, A4 format) + 2 pages describing consortium and estimated financial resources involved

41 41 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Submission and Evaluation 1st stage proposals evaluated based on scientific quality (a list of proposals for 250% of the available budget will be invited to proceed to stage 2)

42 42 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Submission and Evaluation Stage 2 proposals will be evaluated based on three criteria with the following thresholds: Minimum threshold S/T quality4/5 Implementation3/5 Impact4/5 Overall threshold12/15

43 43 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Energy EU-Russia Call FP7-ENERGY-2008-RUSSIA INFO DAY – RTD Energy Calls Moscow, 13 December 2007

44 44 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING  Date of publication: 30 November 2007  Deadline: 26 February 2008  Indicative budget: 4 M€ (EC contribution)  Topic ENERGY : Enhancing strategic international cooperation with Russia in the field of power generation from biomass  Topic ENERGY : Innovative operational and monitoring tools for large power systems  All specific arrangements for this particular Call will be set out in the relevant Guide for Applicants Call Information

45 45 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Some Advice Get in touch with your NCP and other intermediaries For the russian organisations, get in touch as soon as possible with EU organisations interested to cooperate and submit a proposal Look at the EU “List of Projects” and the Technology Platforms reports Be aware that drafting a proposal and establishing the right consortium takes time, particularly as the EU coordinator Read carefully the Work Programme (topic, funding scheme, expected impact, etc.) and other documents (e.g. guides for applicants) Do not assume that the independent evaluation experts know everything you know

46 46 Energy Info Day FP7-ENERGY-2008 – 13th December 2007 NOT LEGALLY BINDING Directorate-General for Research Directorate K - Energy


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