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

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7 Introduction

8  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 Excellent Science 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 WellbeingFood securityTransportEnergyClimate actionSocietiesSecurity Widening Participation; Science with and for Society European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Joint Research Centre (JRC) EURATOM

10  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 FP7Horizon 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  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  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  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  Two-year work programmes for  Harmonised structure across all EC Directorate-Generals  Strategic Programme defines overall focus areas  Topics structure: “Specific challenge”, “Scope”, “Expected Impact”, “Type of action”

16 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 Non-competitive actions

17 Pillar 1 – Excellent Science

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

19 European Research Council

20  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 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 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

23  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 FP7Horizon 2020 ITN Innovative Training Networks (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  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  Participants defined as ‘academic’ and ‘non-academic’  Early stage researchers (ESRs) only  The Innovative Doctoral Programme strand will move to the COFUND scheme. 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)

27  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  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 Future Emerging Technologies

30  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 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 Open, light and agile Roadmap based research

31 Research Infrastructures

32  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  Developing the European Research Infrastructures (RI) for 2020 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

35 Total budget €15 bn

36  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  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 New generation of components and systems Future Internet Advanced Computing Content technologies and information management Robotics Micro- and nano-electronic technologies/ Photonics Micro- and nano-electronic technologies/ Photonics Cross-cutting and horizontal activities and International Co-operation Future Internet Public Private Partnership

40  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  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  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 “ 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.”

43  Stage 1: Feasibility 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  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

45 Pillar 3 – Societal Challenges

46 ChallengeObjectives 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  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 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 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing EIP Active and Healthy Ageing Health for Growth Structural Funds Ambient Assisted Living Research InnovationDeployment Horizon 2020 Health - Context

50 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 Sustainable agriculture and forestry Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries Cross-cutting actions covering all activities + Contributions to other focus areas: Waste

52 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 Draft Work Programme ) 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 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 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe Contributing to focus areas + Global environmental observation and information systems

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

58 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?

59 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 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

61 Joint Technology Initiatives

62 JTIs Bio-Based Industries Clean Sky Electronic Components and Systems Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Innovative Medicines

63  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

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

65  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

66 “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 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” “SSH will be mainstreamed as an essential element of the activities needed to tackle each of the societal challenges”

68 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 3 rd countries on Europe’s security”

69 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  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

71 Excellent ScienceIndustrial Leadership Societal Challenges ICT in bottom up schemes: ERC, MSCA, FET, and e- Infrastructures ICT in LEIT – micro- nano-electronics KET and photonics KET ICT embedded in Societal Challenges

72 Practical aspects of Horizon 2020

73  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  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  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)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)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

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