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1 http://www.ukro.ac.uk Phil Holliday phil.holliday@bbsrc.ac.uk Horizon 2020 and other funding schemes EURAXESS UK Workshop 14 March 2013

2 What is Horizon 2020 A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives Framework Programme 7 (FP7) Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Coupling research to innovation – from research to retail, all forms of innovation Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g., health, clean energy and transport Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond Horizon 2020 Overview

3 European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Excellent Science Base European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Infrastructures Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies:  ICT; Nanotechnologies; Advanced Materials; Biotechnology; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing; and Space Access to risk finance Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Tackling Societal Challenges Health, demographics changes and well being Food security, sustainable agriculture marine and maritime research and the bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action and resource efficiency including raw materials Inclusive and innovative and secure societies Protecting freedom and security in Europe Joint Research Centre (JRC)Euratom (2014-2018) Horizon 2020 Overview

4 Cross-cutting aspects Horizon 2020 – Cross-cutting aspects Aim to widen participation across whole programme to ensure excellence prevails wherever it exists Simplification as a crucial element More bottom-up elements to allow for novel ideas Package of measures to close innovation divide Links to Cohesion policy = building regional research & innovation capacity Boosting support to European Research Area (ERA) priorities – mobility, researcher careers, infrastructures, partnering, knowledge transfer, policy learning Taking account of gender, ethical issues and open access to results

5 Horizon 2020 - Rules for Participation Single set of rules: for everyone (academia & industry) One Project – One Funding Rate Maximum of 100% of direct costs for all types of partners (except for actions close to market, where a 70% max) Indirect eligible costs: a flat rate of 20% of direct eligible costs No real indirect cost option Simple Evaluation Criteria: excellence, implementation, impact New Forms of funding for innovation: including dedicated SME funding instrument Improved rules on Intellectual Property: including new emphasis on Open Access Simplification: including no time-sheets for personnel working full time on a grant Fewer, more targeted controls and audits: audit strategy focused on risk and fraud prevention Horizon 2020 – Rules of Participation

6 International co-operation Instruments: Targeted actions on basis of common interest and mutual benefit Horizontal activities to promote strategy development of international co-operation (‘Inclusive, innovative & secure societies’) Who is likely to receive funding? Industrialised and emerging economies: x Enlargement and neighbourhood countries: Developing countries:   Horizon 2020 – Cross-cutting aspects

7 Positions of the Commission, Parliament and Council Commission Position Parliament PositionCouncil Position € 80 billion€ 100 billion€ 71 billion (tbc) Include “Spreading excellence and widening participation” in Pillar one Six societal challenges Split societal challenge 6 into “Innovative/Inclusive” part and “Security” part 20% indirect costs rate Include real indirect costs option 25% indirect costs rate Bonus capped at €8,000 per person per year All close to market activities funded at 70% Universities in close to market activities funded at 100% Horizon 2020 – Positions

8 Next Steps for Horizon 2020 Trialogues on Horizon 2020 proposals First trialogue met on 31 January European Summit on 7-8 February MFF budget for 2014-2020 was agreed Horizon 2020 budget set at approx. €71 billion (tbc) Second trialogue to meet on 5 March Further trialogues (if required) will meet Final Horizon 2020 proposals published (by the end of 2013) Once Horizon 2020 legislation is approved bi-annual ‘Work Programmes’ containing calls will be published Commission hopes to launch first Horizon 2020 calls in late 2013 Horizon 2020 – Next Steps

9 Erasmus for All

10 Erasmus for All - overview Covers education at all levels, in a lifelong learning perspective, in particular: Higher Education Vocational Education and Training Adult Learning School education Youth Sport Replaces: Lifelong Learning Programme Youth in Action Erasmus Mundus ALFA III TEMPUS EDULINK bilateral co-operation with industrialised countries 75 activities in these programmes reduced to 11 under three broad headings Reduction of duplication and fragmentation Erasmus for All

11 Proposed Erasmus for All Structure Development of Horizon 2020Erasmus for All Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals Staff mobility Student Mobility Erasmus Master Youth Mobility Key Action 2 – Co-operation for innovation and Good Practices Strategic Partnerships Knowledge alliances Sector Skills alliances Erasmus Youth Participation (non-formal learning) Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform Jean Monnet Initiative Sport

12 Positions of the Commission, Parliament and Council Commission PositionParliament PositionCouncil Position € 19 billion€ 12 billion (tbc) Erasmus for AllYES Europe Streamline activities to focus on sectors Continue to use existing brand names (Erasmus, Grundtvig, etc) Separate chapter and budget for youth Minimum budgetary thresholds: 83.4% for education and training; 8% for youth; and 1.8% for sport Minimum allocations for each different education and training sectors Horizon 2020 – Positions

13 Next Steps Irish Presidency priority to establish a common text from the Parliament and Council positions European Summit on 7-8 February MFF budget for 2014-2020 was agreed Erasmus for All budget set at approx. €12 billion (tbc) First informal trialogue between Council, Parliament and Commission held on 19 February Subsequent trialogues to follow over the next few months Erasmus for All – Next Steps

14 What is left in FP7? The Final FP7 Calls

15 FP7-2013-ICT-FI (upcoming call) Opens: 16 May 2013 Deadline: 10 December 2013 Indicative budget: EUR 130 million Two topics under ICT Challenge 1: Expansion of Use Case Technology Foundation Extension and Usage One stage evaluation Negotiations expected to start May 2014 PPPs: Future Internet

16 FP7-ATT-2013-RTD-HIGH SPEED Opens: 10 July 2012 Deadline: 29 March 2013 Budget: EUR 5 million One project to be funded International co-operation on civil high speed air transport research The project will allow the gathering of critical mass and the means to perform flight testing for long term speed aircraft developments and will create durable links between the EU and the international partners Projects are funded as CP (Collaborative Projects) FP7 Co-operation: Transport

17 Individual Fellowships: IEF, IIF, IOF Intra-European (IEF) International Outgoing (IOF) International Incoming (IIF) Researchers based in the EU or Associated Country For EU Member State or Associated Country nationals* Researchers based in third countries 12 – 24 months in an EU Member State or Associated Country 24 – 36 months with 12 – 24 months in third country followed by mandatory reintegration phase in European host institution 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU Member State/Associated Country Attaining or strengthening professional independence and skills diversification Acquiring new knowledge in the third country – bringing it back to the MS/AC Mutually beneficial research co-operation and knowledge sharing Can be resuming a career in research Mandatory return phase of 1 year Possible 1 year reintegration grant for nationals from ICPCs (€15,000) * PLUS non-nationals in MS/AC for more than five years at deadline FP7 People / Marie Curie Actions

18 Career Integration Grants (CIG) Who is eligible? For experienced researchers only. Applicant must comply with the mobility rule. No requirement to have benefited from a Marie Curie project previously. What does a CIG fund? Supports a research project of 2 – 4 years €25,000 per year flat rate funding Contributes to the research costs Host commits to employ researcher for at least duration of project. Should enable transfer of knowledge and building of links with country from which researcher has moved What is an CIG? Funding for those taking up stable post after a period of mobility, to provide them with their own research budget and to support their integration into research career in Europe. FP7 People / Marie Curie Actions

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