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1 The new programme of EU funding
Horizon 2020 The new programme of EU funding Edward Heelas Birkbeck, University of London 11/10/2013

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7 Horizon 2020 Introduction

8 What is Horizon 2020? The European Union’s funding instrument for research and innovation from Budget of EUR 70,2 billion From research to innovation – from basic research to bringing ideas to the market Focus on societal challenges EU society is facing (e.g. health, clean energy, food security, integrated transport) Promise of simplified access for all

9 Horizon 2020 structure Excellent Science Industrial Leadership
European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research Infrastructures Industrial Leadership Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) - ICT, KETs, Space Access to Risk Finance Innovation in SMEs Societal Challenges Health and Wellbeing Food security Transport Energy Climate action Societies Security Widening Participation; Science with and for Society European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EURATOM Joint Research Centre (JRC)

10 Rationale for 3 Pillars Clear distinction between funding for bottom-up, excellence- based research (Pillar 1: Excellent Science) and research addressing specific challenges (Pillar 3: Societal Challenges) Dedicated part of the programme targeted primarily at industry, in particular Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (Pillar 2: Industrial Leadership) Programme integrates funding for research and innovation projects funding for innovation projects within all 3 pillars

11 From FP7 to Horizon 2020 FP7 Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
Research themes SME participation important Growing importance of innovation Range of funding rates, complex rules Integrates FP, EIT, CIP Societal Challenges Strong industry focus overall Covering the entire cycle from basic idea to market Single reimbursement rate for all

12 UK performance in FP7 As at July 2013:
UK-based organisations have been awarded €5.2 billion of FP7 funding, (the second highest share by country, after Germany), equivalent to 15% of the programme’s overall budget Academic organisations were awarded 62% of this share (thus 10.9% of the entire FP7 budget went to UK academia), and around 17% to SMEs UK organisations were involved in around 8100 funded projects (the highest number by country) The highest number of European Research Council grants went to the UK, with around 800 grants based at over 75 different host institutions

13 Funding in Horizon 2020 Basic model for research projects
100% direct costs + 25% indirect costs (overhead) Basic model for “innovation” projects 70% direct costs + 25% indirect costs For Universities involved in innovation projects: 100% direct costs Some calls different – e.g. prizes

14 Who will be eligible for funding?
28 EU Member States (Croatia as of 2013) Associate Countries (similar list to FP7 expected) Still under negotiation Some might not sign agreement in time for Horizon 2020 start but can still apply as long as the agreement is signed in time for grant signature. Third countries (funding will depend on GDP) BRIC no longer eligible for automatic funding

15 Work Programmes Two-year work programmes for 2014-15
Harmonised structure across all EC Directorate-Generals Strategic Programme defines overall focus areas Topics structure: “Specific challenge”, “Scope”, “Expected Impact”, “Type of action”

16 Project types CP: Collaborative Project
“Traditional” multi-national, multi-partner collaborative projects 100% - predominantly research 70% - largely closer to market “innovation projects” CSA: Coordination and Support Action “Traditional” multi-national, multi-partner support actions 100% or 70% SME Instrument SMEs only – research can be subcontracted to HEIs cPPP: contractual Public/Private partnership Vehicle to pursue specific technological roadmap. Part funded by industry. EU funding element from Horizon Issue research calls – same funding regime as Horizon 2020 ERANET Research programmes run by network of national funders in specific field part funded by EU from Horizon Issue research calls on their own funding regimes Prizes All or nothing specific competitive calls – content varies PCP: Pre-contractual procurement Non-competitive actions PPI: Public procurement of innovative solutions

17 Pillar 1 – Excellent Science
Horizon 2020 Pillar 1 – Excellent Science

18 Excellent Science Total budget = €21.6 billion
Overall objective: “to strengthen the excellence of European research”

19 Horizon 2020 European Research Council

20 ERC in Horizon 2020 – What can be Funded?
The ERC seeks to fund the best ‘frontier research’ proposals submitted by excellent researchers, with excellence as the single peer review criterion. Will fund projects led by a Principal Investigator, if necessary supported by a team (no need for pan-European collaboration). Will operate on a ‘bottom-up’ basis, without pre-determined research priorities. 25 panels in 3 domains which proposals can be submitted to: Physical Sciences and Engineering Life Sciences Social Sciences and Humanities

21 ERC in H2020– Five Schemes Starting Grants Consolidator Grants
Advanced Grants Synergy Grants Proof of Concept Please see the ERC’s April 2013 statement on the timing of the 2014 calls:

22 Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

23 MSCA in Horizon 2020 Operates in a ‘bottom-up’ basis, open to all research and innovation areas Mobility is a key requirement Key areas supported: Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge Co-funding of activities

24 MSCA – 4 Schemes FP7 Horizon 2020 ITN Innovative Training Networks IEF
(Early Stage Researchers) IEF IF Individual Fellowships (Experienced Researchers) IOF IIF CIG IAPP RISE Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (Exchange of Staff) IRSES COFUND Cofunding or regional, national and international programmes

25 Individual Fellowships
2 strands in IF scheme: Outgoing Fellowship - (MS/AC to third country), with mandatory return phase European Fellowship - (any country to MS/AC) 2 main changes to FP7: Optional intersectoral secondment in a MS/AC during the fellowship ICPC return phase could be removed

26 Innovative Training Networks
European Training Networks (minimum of three participants) Joint Doctorates (at least three academic participants who can deliver a doctoral degree) European Industrial Doctorates (one academic participant and one  non-academic participant) Participants defined as ‘academic’ and ‘non-academic’ Early stage researchers (ESRs) only The Innovative Doctoral Programme strand will move to the COFUND scheme.

27 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
Focused on exchange of staff Amalgamation of IAPP and IRSES with 7 main changes Project to be based on new or existing ‘joint research project’ Participants - ‘academic’ / ‘non-academic’ NOT ‘public sector’ /‘private sector’ Minimum 3 participants - 3 different countries (2 MS/AC) If all participants MS/AC, minimum 1 academic +1 non-academic participant from different countries Secondment period - 1 to 12 months- doesn’t need to be continuous One simplified funding system- ‘unit cost’ with country co-efficient factors Projects between research months

28 COFUND Funding model in COFUND will differ from FP7
Supports 2 programmes: Doctoral programmes (Innovative Doctoral Programmes) Fellowship programmes Funding model in COFUND will differ from FP7 Standard ‘unit costs’- fixed amounts per researcher /year Maximum EU contribution to single legal entity/ year Programmes up to 60 months Shorter time to grant All researchers should be covered by full social security Principles of the Charter and Code should set out provisions for ESRs

29 Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies

30 Overview of FET Activities
Expanded from ICT and Energy to be used as cross-cutting funding scheme Supports frontier research: alternative ideas, concepts or paradigms of risky or non-conventional nature Open, light and agile Roadmap based research FET Open ‘Fostering novel ideas’ Individual research projects Early ideas Coordination and support activities FET Proactive ‘Nurturing emerging themes and communities’ Open research clusters Global Systems Science (GSS); Knowing, doing being: cognition beyond problem solving Future generations of high-performance computing FET Flagships ‘Tackling grand Interdisciplinary science and technology challenges’ Common research agendas Graphene Human Brain Support to Flagships

31 Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures

32 Research Infrastructure: context
ESFRI Roadmap – identifies new pan-European RIs or major upgrades to existing ones ERIC – legal instrument at EU level to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of RI of European interest Background information at:

33 Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020
Developing the European Research Infrastructures (RI) for and beyond: Developing new world class RIs Integrating and opening national RIs of pan-European interest Development, deployment and operation ICT based e- Infrastructures Foster innovation potential of RI and their human capital Reinforcing European RI policy and international co-operation

34 Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership
Horizon 2020 Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership

35 Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership
Total budget €15 bn

36 Pillar 2: Rationale Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs Emphasis on combining enabling technologies to find solutions for societal challenges – particularly energy efficiency targets, sustainability and climate change objectives

37 LEIT – Key Enabling Technologies
Strong focus on industrial involvement and applied research Developing industrial capacity in focus areas: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Micro- and nano-electronics, Photonics Nanotechnologies Advanced Materials Biotechnology Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

38 KETs - Combining several key enabling technologies for advanced products

39 ICT in LEIT - Challenges
New generation of components and systems Advanced Computing Future Internet Content technologies and information management Robotics Micro- and nano-electronic technologies/ Photonics Cross-cutting and horizontal activities and International Co-operation A new generation of components and systems Reinforcing EU stronghold positions in electronics, microsystems and embedded systems. From smart integrated components to cyber-physical systems Advanced Computing Reinforcing and expanding EU low-power ICT industrial strengths Complementarities with FET, Research infrastructures, JTI ECSEL Content technologies and information management Strengthen EU position as provider of digital content and data products and services New tools to model, analyse and visualise vast amounts of data Big data, machine translation, tools for creative industries Robotics Advance robot capabilities Future internet Address most critical technical aspects for the internet to be ready to support future expectations Micro- and nanoelectronics and photonics Addresses research in the two Horizon 2020 ICT Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)# Micro- and nanoelectronics KET implemented by JTI ECSEL: multi-disciplinary industry-driven research technology development (Technology Readiness Levels 2-8) within European Commission: generic technology development focused on advanced research/technology development (lower Technology Readiness Levels) Photonics KET covers photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP) and activities address the whole innovation chain Future Internet Public Private Partnership

40 Space in LEIT To foster a cost-effective competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs Develop innovative space technology from idea to demonstration in space Use space data for scientific, public and commercial purposes Work with Member States’ and European Space Agency research activities Boost Space industry competitiveness and capacity for innovation Use European space infrastructure to full capacity International cooperation in space science and exploitation Note that infrastructure development of Galileo and GMES (now Copernicus) funded outwith Horizon 2020

41 Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in LEIT
Factories for the Future: FoF Energy Efficient Buildings: EeB Photonics Sustainable Process Industries through Resource and Energy Efficiency: SPIRE Expected to show continuity from NMP theme under FP7 Roadmaps all in the public domain

42 Innovation in SMEs Replaces Research for SMEs instrument (R4SME)
“The specific objective is to stimulate growth by means of increasing the levels of innovation in SMEs, covering their different innovation needs over the whole innovation cycle for all types of innovation, thereby creating more fast-growing, internationally active SMEs.” Replaces Research for SMEs instrument (R4SME) Dedicated SME instrument Target highly innovative SMEs looking to develop and grow in international environment Single company or collaborative Allows for out-sourcing of research Three stage support through innovation cycle One project can access all three in order One application per year, in all fields across LEIT and Pillar 3

43 Innovation in SMEs Stage 1: Feasibility Stage 2: Innovation Activity
6-9 month project €50k lump sum funding to assess technological / commercial potential of project Stage 2: Innovation Activity 12 – 24 month duration €1m - €3m funding Emphasis on demonstration and market replication Stage 3: Commercialisation phase No direct funding Simplified access to debt and equity financial instruments Assistance with IPR protection

44 Access to Risk Finance Funding for single beneficiaries for investment in research and innovation projects. Two types of funding will be provided: Debt funding: loans and guarantees for investment in a project Equity funding: investment of capital in a project Funding is mainly designed for early stage SMEs, or in some cases at the expansion stage Some risk financing for a basic or applied research project by a public organisation (university, research institute) is also planned, under the new ‘Risk-Sharing Finance Facility’ Funds will be managed by the European Investment Bank See this UKRO portal article for more details: See this webpage for information on the RSFF funds available to universities: Funding is likely to be around €150,000 plus per loan.

45 Pillar 3 – Societal Challenges
Horizon 2020 Pillar 3 – Societal Challenges

46 Societal Challenges – Key Objectives
Health Improve lifelong health and wellbeing Food security Secure sufficient supplies of safe and high quality food and other bio-based products Energy Transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system Transport Resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, safe, seamless, and performing transport system for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Climate and resources Resource efficient and climate change resilient economy and a sustainable supply of raw materials Societies Foster inclusive, innovative and secure European societies

47 Societal Challenges rationale
Concerns of citizens and society + EU policy objectives Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences and humanities Addressing challenges requires full research & innovation cycle, from research to market Focus on policy priorities without predetermining technologies or types of solutions to be developed Total budget €26.2 bn

48 Challenge 1: Health, demographic changes and well being
Calls divided into 8 specific activity areas: Understanding health, aging and diseases Effective health promotion, diseases prevention, preparedness and screening Improving diagnosis Innovative treatments and technologies Advancing active and healthy aging Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care Improving health information, data exploitation and providing an evidence base for health policies and regulation Co-ordination activities e.g. AHA EIP; More years, Better Lives; Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

49 Horizon 2020 Health - Context
EIP Active and Healthy Ageing Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Health for Growth More Years, Better Lives Neurodegenerative Disease Antimicrobial Resistance Structural Funds Ambient Assisted Living Research Innovation Deployment

50 2014-2015 Calls divided into 3 specific activity areas:
Challenge 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy Calls divided into 3 specific activity areas: 1. Sustainable food security Sustainable food production systems Safe food and sustainable consumption Global drivers of food security 2. Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of the Oceans Sustainably exploiting the diversity of marine life New offshore challenges Ocean observation technologies/systems Horizontal aspects, socio-economic sciences, innovation, engagement with society and ocean governance

51 3. Innovative, sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy
Challenge 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy 3. Innovative, sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy Sustainable agriculture and forestry Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries Cross-cutting actions covering all activities + Contributions to other focus areas: Waste

52 Challenge 3: Secure, clean and efficient energy
Calls divided into 3 specific activity areas: 1. Energy efficiency Bring to mass market technologies and services for a smart and efficient energy use Unlock the potential of efficient and renewable heating-cooling systems Foster uptake of energy efficiency technologies in industry Innovative finance for sustainable energy 2. Low-cost, low-carbon energy Accelerating the development of transformative energy technologies Renewable electricity and heating/cooling Modernising the single European electricity grid Enhanced energy storage technologies Sustainable biofuels and alternative fuels for transport Sustainable use of fossil fuels Social, environmental and economic aspects of the energy system 3. Smart Cities and Communities Commercial-scale solutions with a high market potential, integrating energy, transport and ICT sectors

53 Challenge 4: Smart, green and integrated transport
Draft Work Programme 1) Mobility for Growth 2) Green vehicles 3) Blue growth 4) Small Business Mode of transport Aviation Rail Road Waterborne Transport integration Urban mobility Logistics Intelligent transport systems Infrastructures

54 Challenge 5: Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
Fighting and adapting to climate change Protecting the environment, sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials To achieve: Transition to a green economy through eco-innovation + Global environmental observation and information systems Contributing to focus areas Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

55 Draft Work Programme for 2014-15
1. Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials Addressing whole production and consumption cycle – waste prevention, design of processes and products for recyclability, reuse, waste management 2. Water innovation: Boosting its value for Europe Integrated approaches to water and climate change Bringing innovative water solutions to the market 3. Fighting and adapting to climate change Better understanding of climate change and reliable projections Innovative adaption and risk prevention measures Climate change mitigation policies 4. Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems Functioning of ecosystems, interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining economy and human beings Support for decision making and public engagement

56 Draft Work Programme for 2014-15
5. Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non- agricultural raw materials Better knowledge on availability Promotion of sustainable supply (exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and recovery) Alternatives for critical raw materials Improve social awareness 6. Enabling the transition towards a green economy through eco- innovation Strengthen eco-innovation and market uptake Innovative policies and societal changes Resource efficiency through digital systems 7. Developing comprehensive and sustained global environmental observation and information systems

57 Challenge 6: Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies
Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures Young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe Reflective societies: cultural heritage and European identities To achieve: inclusive and innovative European societies in a context of unprecedented transformations and growing global interdependencies Europe as a global actor New forms of innovation

58 Draft Work Programme 1. Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe The reform of the EU economic governance structure to better secure financial and economic stability The social, political and cultural consequences of and responses to the crisis Understanding the evolution of the crisis The impacts of broader global trends on the EU’s economy 2. Young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe The situation of young people, their capabilities, prospects and needs – from the economic, social and individual perspective How to ensure the full participation of young people in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe? The full text on 1, point 2: “Trusted organisations, practices services and policies that are necessary to build resilient, inclusive, participatory, open and creative societies in Europe, in particular taking into account migration, integration and demographic change”

59 Draft Work Programme 3. Reflective societies: cultural heritage and European identities European diversities, cultural heritage and identity formation - ‘Unity in diversity’ Intellectual, artistic and historical legacy of the EU Digital technologies for European cultural heritage 4. Europe as a global actor International cooperation in research and innovation Research to support Europe’s role as a global actor 5. New forms of innovation Social and public sector innovation, new business models Modernisation of public administration, incl. ICT-enabled open government Uptake of technologies in education, training and inclusion

60 Challenge 7: Secure societies
Specific Activities Fight crime, illegal trafficking & terrorism Protect critical infrastructures, supply chains and transport modes Strengthen security through border management Improve cyber security Increase Europe’s resilience to crises and disasters Ensure privacy and freedom & enhancing societal understanding Enhance standardisation & interoperability of systems Avoiding incidents and mitigating potential consequences; New technologies & capabilities for fighting (cyber) crime, terrorism and illegal trafficking; Understanding and tackling terrorist ideas and beliefs 2. New technologies, processes and capabilities to help protect critical infrastructures, systems and services; Analysing and securing networked infrastructures against any type of threats 3. Technologies and capabilities to improve border security, including control and surveillance issues; Consideration of effectiveness, compliance with legal / ethical principles, respect of fundamental rights, etc; Improved integrated European border managemen t 4. Prevention, detection and management of cyber-attacks; Research to enable quick reactions to new developments in trust and security; Particular attention to protection of children 5. Technologies and capabilities to support different types of emergency management operations in crises and disasters; Interoperation between civilian and military capabilities; development of dual-use technologies to enhance this interoperability. 6. Safeguarding the human right of privacy; Controlling personal data; Perceptions, insecurity and the role of the media; Ethical, legal and human rights issues 7. Pre-normative and standardisation activities supported across all mission areas; Integration and interoperability of systems and services; Communication, distributed architecture, human factors.

61 Joint Technology Initiatives
Horizon 2020 Joint Technology Initiatives

62 Joint Technology Initiatives in Horizon 2020
JTIs Bio-Based Industries Clean Sky Electronic Components and Systems Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Innovative Medicines

63 Joint Technology Initiatives in Horizon 2020
Funded through societal challenges Currently going through political process At the proposal stage (published in July 2013) Agreement needed between Council of the EU and the European Parliament ITRE committee expected to appoint a rapporteur for each JTI Aim is to launch the first calls in Spring 2014 In July 2013, the European Commission published its Communication on PPPs in Horizon The term 'PPP' encompasses both Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) and contractual PPPs. Five JTIs are planned to operate in Horizon 2020, which would each be managed by a separate legal entity (a Joint Undertaking). Some eight contractual PPPs will also be launched, for which the calls would appear within the Horizon 2020 work programmes. For both JTIs and contractual PPPs, the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation would apply. Each JTI must go through a separate decision-making process to the main Horizon 2020 legislation, which will result in what is known as a 'Delegated Act', and this involves a consultation with the European Parliament. This is because the JTIs fall under a different Article of the EU Treaty (Article 187), as they involve setting up a new legal entity in the form of a Joint Undertaking. The Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee is expected to appoint a rapporteur for each proposed JTI by the end of September. In parallel, discussions are currently ongoing within working groups of the Council of the EU (Member States' representatives and the Commission) on each JTI. Following the resolution of key issues in the Parliament and Council discussions over the next few months, the aim is for the proposal for each JTI to be adopted in time to set up the necessary structure and launch the first calls in spring UKRO will keep ELOs and Sponsors informed as these discussions continue. Sponsors Additional Information

64 Horizon 2020 Cross-cutting aspects: Science with and for Society, Social Sciences and Humanities, International Cooperation, ICT

65 Science with and for Society
Objective is to “build effective cooperation between science and society, recruit new talent for science and pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility” Better alignment of the research and innovation process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society = Responsible Research and Innovation Cross-cutting issue in Horizon dedicated work programme to further develop, disseminate and support good RRI practices all across Europe Responsible Research and Innovation is a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020 and will be taken up by all activities, as appropriate.

66 Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020
“Social sciences and humanities (SSH) research will be fully integrated into each of the general objectives of Horizon 2020” Excellent Science Base SSH fully supported under the ERC, MCSA and research infrastructures FET calls for “intense collaboration across disciplines…cognitive sciences, social sciences or economics…and with the arts and humanities” Industrial Leadership “Societal engagement on responsible nanotechnology” “Innovative materials for creative industries” “Developing smart factories that are attractive to workers” “Human-centric digital age”

67 Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020
“SSH will be mainstreamed as an essential element of the activities needed to tackle each of the societal challenges” Health “Individual empowerment for self-management of health” “Promoting integrated care” “Optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of health care systems and reducing inequalities” Food security “A systems approach for the reduction, recycling and reuse of food waste” “Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through enhanced governance and social innovation” “Tackling malnutrition in the elderly” Energy “Socio-economic research on energy efficiency” “The human factor in the energy system” “Consumer engagement for sustainable energy”

68 Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020
Transport “Mobility for growth: Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making” “Transport societal drivers” Climate action “More effective ecosystem restoration in the EU” “The economics of climate change and linkages with sustainable development” Security “The role of new social media networks in national security” “Better understanding the links between culture and disaster” “Impact of climate change in 3rd countries on Europe’s security”

69 Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020
Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies “European societies after the crisis” “The young as a driver of socio-ecological transition” “European regional policies and the perceptions of Europe” “The cultural heritage of war in contemporary Europe” “Cultural opposition in the former socialist countries” “Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean” “European cultural diplomacy: exploiting the potential of culture in the EU’s external relations” “Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and understanding European cultural assets”

70 International Co-operation
No specific programme for international co-operation, but collaborating with third countries is highlighted across Horizon 2020 Pillar 1 (open to researchers from third countries) European Research Council Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Infrastructures Pillar 2 (international collaborations strongly encouraged) Key Enabling Technologies Pillar 3 (numerous topics recommending international collaborations) All Societal Challenges Funding Instruments research and innovation projects (collaborative projects with international partners) networking activities joint initiatives with international partners such as coordinated calls and joint calls Here is a list of topics from the 2014 draft wps that recommend international co-operation: Pillar 1 European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Researcher-driven research which is open to researchers from third countries Research Infrastructures Specific focus on international co-operation, especially in e-infrastructures where international co-operations is encouraged. There are also topics with Russia and a coordinated call with Brazil expected Future and Emerging Technologies Participation of excellent third country partners “is welcome” Pillar 2 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies Certain topics are identified as suitable for international co-operation Smart networks and novel internet architectures Standardisation and interoperability of information and communication systems Nanotechnology safety Advanced manufacturing systems Deployment of KETs to solve global problems ICT KETs International partnership building and support to dialogues with high income countries International partnership building in low and middle income countries International co-operation on future internet research & experimentation EU-Brazil research and development co-operation in advanced cyber infrastructure EU-Japan research and development co-operation in net futures Space KET Applications in Satellite Navigation: Galileo – EGNSS Competitiveness of the European Space Sector – Space weather Outreach and Communication – Global outreach through education In all parts of the LEITs, participants are strongly encouraged to identify and propose international collaborations that would lead to “win-win” scenarios Pillar 3 Societal Challenge 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bioeconomy Sustainable Food Security - Safe food and healthy diets Topic on novel sustainable sources of proteins Sustainable Food Security – Global drivers of food security Three topics with a global focus Blue Growth – Sustainability exploiting the diversity of marine life Topic on Atlantic ecosystem Horizontal aspects Topic on strengthening international co-operation in the field of marine sciences General call Six topics that encourage third country participation Societal Challenge 3: Secure, clean and efficient energy Topic D – Increasing energy efficiency of energy-related products Topic on partnering with Brazil on advanced biofuels (co-ordinated call with Brazil) Societal Challenge 4: Smart, green and integrated transport Aviation Topic on international co-operation in aeronautics Waterborne Topic on promoting innovation in the Inland Waterways Transport Societal Challenge 5: Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Call Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials Topic on international knowledge transfer for waste management Call Water innovation: Boosting its value for Europe Topic on strengthening partnerships with China, India and other emerging economies Topic on increasing confidence in seasonal-to-decadal predictions of the water cycle Topic on Africa, water and global change Call Climate Actions: Resource efficiency and raw materials Topic on strengthening international co-operation in the field of climate change Societal Challenge 6: Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Call 4 – Europe as a global actor Topics with likely collaboration with: the Mediterranean; the Eastern Partnership; Turkey; the Balkans; China; Latin America and the Caribbean; Japan Call 11 – Co-operation with third countries Supporting the policy dialogue with the Union’s international partners Societal Challenge 7: Secure societies Fight against crime and terrorism Forensic topic 3 – mobile, remotely controlled technologies to examine a crime scene in case of an accident or terrorist attack involving CRBN materials Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 4 – understanding the underlying social, psychological and economic aspects of the genesis, methods and motivation of organised crime Disaster resilient societies Crisis management topic 1 – potential of current measures and technologies to respond to extreme weather and climate events Crisis management topic 2 – tools for detection, traceability triage and individual monitoring of victims after a mass CBRNE contamination Crisis management topic 3 – large scale disasters’ governance Crisis management topic 4 – capacity  building for heath and security protection in case of pandemics Crisis management topic 5 – civil protection decision making solutions Crisis management topic 6 – standardisation Crisis management topic 7 – SME topic on combating biological threats Crisis management topic 8 – operationalizing resilience concepts

71 ICT funding opportunities
Excellent Science Industrial Leadership Societal Challenges ICT in bottom up schemes: ERC, MSCA, FET, and e-Infrastructures ICT embedded in Societal Challenges ICT in LEIT – micro-nano-electronics KET and photonics KET Health: e-health, self management of health, improved diagnostics, improved surveillance, health data collection, active ageing, assisted living; Example topic: “ICT solutions for older people with cognitive impairments” Food: “Food chain data standardisation” Transport: smart transport equipment, infrastructures and services; innovative transport management systems; safety aspects Example topic: “ICT for smart logistics” Climate: ICT for increased resource efficiency; earth observation and monitoring Example topic: “Roadmap for electronic waste” Energy: smart cities; energy efficient buildings; smart electricity grids; smart metering; Example topic “Market uptake of energy efficiency products and services via ICT” Societies: Digital inclusion; social innovation platforms; e-government services; e-skills and e-learning; e-culture Example topic: “Preservation of digital art” Security: Cyber security; ensuring privacy and protection of human rights on-line Example topic: “Secure information sharing”

72 Getting involved Practical aspects of Horizon 2020

73 Horizon 2020 start Official programme launch 1 January 2014
Before then: First Calls for Proposals expected on Draft Work Programmes available Watch out for info days, brokerage events

74 Calls and applications
European Commission Participant Portal: to become the main entry point for EU research and innovation funding calls will be deposited here Proposal submission via Participant Portal Will also be used for negotiations, project management, evaluators, documentation… Use also: UKRO Portal alerts UKRO Portal factsheets

75 What can you do to prepare?
Check the Horizon 2020 proposals - do they cover your research area? Think about networking and building links with potential partners now Who are the key players? Who has been involved in previous projects / stakeholder groups? How can you meet them? Attending events Joining the EU evaluators database (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/experts) Joining European Technology Platforms or other relevant stakeholder groups Call for Expert Advisory Groups: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm?pg=h2020- experts) Some areas, such as Marie Curie and the ERC, are bottom-up so you could start early thinking about potential proposal ideas for H2020 Sign up for UKRO Portal, and choose ‘policy’ category

76 The new programme of EU funding
Horizon 2020 The new programme of EU funding Edward Heelas Birkbeck, University of London 11/10/2013


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