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1 ERA-Can+ Information Session

2 Overview ERA-Can+ Project Overview Horizon 2020 Overview
Opportunities for Canadians in H2020 Steps to Participation in H2020 Questions Thematic Breakout Sessions

3 ERA-Can+ Project Overview

4 AUCC snapshot National voice for Canadian universities
Representing 97 public and private not-for-profit Canadian universities and university degree-level colleges, at home and abroad Celebrated centennial in 2011 Not-for-profit organization, funded by membership fees and revenue from publications, international projects and scholarship management NCP elect for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

5 Canada’s Public Policy Forum
We are a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening public administration and governance in Canada. We build bridges and transfer knowledge across the public, private, and voluntary sectors by encouraging constructive dialogue. We are mobilizing our network of member organizations to facilitate Canadian participation in ERA-Can+.

6 ERA-Can+: project objectives
ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between Canada and the EU in science, technology and innovation to support and encourage their mutual prosperity, address common societal issues and meet global challenges together October September 2016 (36 month project)

7 ERA-Can+: project objectives

8 ERA-Can+ : project partners
Organization Acronym Country Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea APRE Italy Zentrum für Soziale Innovation ZSI Austria Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS France Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. DLR Germany Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada DFATD Canada Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada AUCC The Public Policy Forum PPF

9 ERA-Can+: project goals
Enriching the EU-Canada policy dialogue by identifying areas of mutual interest, targeted opportunities, and implementation plans Stimulating transatlantic cooperation in research and innovation by raising awareness of opportunities Enhancing coordination among Canadian federal and provincial funding bodies, sector leaders and networks and their counterparts at the EU level and in European Members States. Strengthening and supporting the Canadian NCP network.

10 ERA-Can+: project activities
Holding symposia on research infrastructure and innovation Producing reports on science, technology and innovation collaboration between Canada and the EU Twinning Canadian and EU projects Fostering program level cooperation

11 Opportunities for Canadians
Guide to European programs for Canadian researchers Webinars on Horizon 2020, intellectual property rights and legal and financial considerations Roundtables on areas of mutual interest European Brokerage Events

12 ERA-Can+:online presence
Website On line Helpdesk Twitter @ERA_Can #ERACAN Facebook Group European Research Area Canada LinkedIn Group ERA-Can

13 Horizon2020 Overview

14 Horizon 2020 The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Current budget of €79 billion A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union and European Research Area: Responding to the economic crisis by investing in future jobs and growth Addressing concerns about livelihoods, safety and the environment Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology

15 Canadians in FP7 ( ) Canadian participation in European Framework Programmes has been increasing consistently since 1994 328 Canadians participated in 284 projects under FP7 FP7 proposals that included Canadians had a 24% success rate

16 Canadian Participation in FP7
By Sector Sector Number of Participants Percentage of Participants Universities 237 72% Governments (Public Agencies) 43 13% Companies and NGOs 48 15%

17 Canadian Participation in FP7
By Province

18 Canadian Participation in FP7
Program Applicants Participants Capacities International 14 8 For SME 4 Infrastructure Science in Society 13 Cooperation Energy 23 Environment 38 15 Food/Ag/Biotech 90 29 Health 66 30 ICT 142 22 Nanotechnology 32 Security 3 SSH Space 39 5 Transport 53 28 Ideas ERC 60 2 People Marie-Curie Actions 656 138 EURATOM/JTI  8 TOTAL 1303 328

19 Horizon 2020: Changes from FP7
A single program bringing together three separate programs/initiatives* Coupling research to innovation from research to retail Focus on societal challenges facing EU e.g. health, clean energy and transport Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in EU countries and internationally The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

20 Structure of H2020: Three Pillars

21 Pillar 1: Excellent Science
Funding (€ million, ) European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research by the best individual teams 13 095 Future and Emerging Technologies Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation 2 696 Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Opportunities for training and career development 6 162 Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities 2 488

22 European Research Council (ERC) Grants
Open to researchers of any nationality Supports independent research teams or programs Bottom-up 50% of principal investigator’s working time must be spent in an EU Member State or Associated Country

23 European Research Council (ERC) Grants
Purpose Funding Starting Grants Support researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD Up to €2 over up to 5 years Consolidator Grants Support researchers with 7 to 10 years experience after PhD Up to €2.75 over up to 5 years Advanced Grants Support researchers who are leaders in their fields Up to €3.5 over up to 5 years Proof of Concept Grants For ERC Grant holders, bridging gap between research and market innovation Up to € over 18 months Synergy Grants Pilot scheme for small groups of excellent researchers Up to €15 million over up to 6 years

24 ERC Grant Calls Grant Call Closes ERC Starting Grant March 25, 2014
ERC Consolidator Grant May 20, 2014 ERC Proof of Concept Grant October 1, 2014 Information on ERC Grants: ERC Calls:

25 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
MSCA Under Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions under FP7 Mobility and career development program MSCA Opportunities for Canadians MSCA Calls:

26 Pillar 2: Industrial Technologies
Funding (€ million, ) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space) 13 557 Access to risk finance Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation 2 842 Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs 616 + complemented by expected 20% of budget of societal challenges + LEITs and 'Access to risk finance' with strong SME focus

27 Pillar 3: Societal Challenges
Funding (€ million, ) Health, demographic change and wellbeing 7 472 Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the Bioeconomy 3 851 Secure, clean and efficient energy * 5 931 Smart, green and integrated transport 6 339 Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 3 081 Inclusive and reflective societies 1 309 Secure societies 1 695 Science with and for society 462 Spreading excellence and widening participation 816 Additional funding for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities ( )

28 Social Sciences and Humanities
Integrated approach to the social sciences and humanities Pillar 3: Societal Challenges Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Secure societies Health, demographic change and well-being Bottom-up funding European Research Council Grants (ERC) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

29 Opportunities for Canadians

30 International Cooperation
Horizon 2020 is open to international participation Automatically funded: Member States Associated Countries Countries listed in H2020 annexe Third Countries are funded: When a provision in made in the call text When the Commission deems participation essential When an agreement exists between two funding bodies A strategy for international cooperation in Horizon 2020 has been adopted May result in targeted opportunities for international cooperation

31 Collaborative Projects
Canadians can partner with Europeans to respond to calls under all three Pillars Canadians do not normally receive funding To be funded, Canadians need to: Request funding at the proposal stage Have the support of all other partners Demonstrate that their participation is essential to the project’s success To be deemed essential, Canadians must demonstrate that: the project would not be successful without their contribution and no one in Europe is able to make the same kind of scientific and innovative contribution Under FP7, the EC funded 75 Canadian researchers

32 SME Participation Collaborative Projects
Canadian companies can partner with European organizations on calls under the three Pillars MSCA Canadian companies can participate in MSCAs: Innovative Training Networks Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges SME Instrument Canadian SMEs are not eligible for funding through the SME Instrument Additional Information:

33 First Steps to Participation in Horizon 2020

34 How to Participate H2020 Online Manual Reference documents
Guide for SMEs Steps to Participation Find a call Find partners Create an account Register your organization Submit your proposal

35 Participant Portal

36 1. Find a Call All H2020 calls are listed under the Funding Opportunities section of the H2020 Participant Portal Search for calls by: H2020 Pillar or Program Key words Find the following information for each call: Call description Call documents Support services Select a relevant topic under the call

37 2. Find Partners Pre-existing partnerships H2020 partner search tools
CORDIS Partner Search Ideal-ist Partner Search Partner Search of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies Fit for Health Innovative Medicines Initiative Partnership Service Enterprise Europe Network Opportunities Database Accessible through the Participant Portal H2020 Online Guide:

38 3. Create an Account

39 4. Register Your Organization
To participate in a Horizon 2020 project proposal, your organizations must be registered. Check if your organization has been registered or register your organization:

40 5. Submit a Proposal How to submit a proposal
Electronic submission system on Participants Portal through topic or call page Who submits the proposal Collaborative projects: Contact person at coordinating organization must create and submit the proposal ERC and MSCA Individual Fellowships: Individual researcher creates and submits the proposal

41 5. Submit a Proposal Submission Process Part 1: Administrative Forms
basic administrative data declarations of partners, organisations and contact persons Part 2: Technical Annex detailed description of the planned research and innovation project work packages costs Support Services Proposal Submission System User Manual:

42 Canadian NCP Network National Contact Point (NCP) Coordinators
Karen Johnstone-Hobbs, S&T Counsellor, Mission of Canada to the EU – Debbie Kemp, Deputy Director, Innovation Outreach, DFATD - NCP Food, Agriculture, Bio Economy: Sara Sarkar, Sr. Analyst, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada - Agriculture Karen Davison, Sr. Science Advisor, Fisheries & Oceans Canada - Marine NCP Health: Jacqueline Jorge, Policy Analyst, International Relations, CIHR Jonathan Nagle, Manager, International Relations & Executive Support, CIHR

43 Canadian NCP Network NCP Space:
Jean-Pierre Arseneault, Counsellor (Space), Canadian Space Agency, Paris, FR NCP ICT & Future and Emerging Technologies: Debbie Kemp, Deputy Director, Innovation Outreach, DFATD NCP Arctic/Polar Martin Raillard, Chief Scientist, Canadian High Arctic Research Station NCP MSCA: Kate Geddie, Assistant Director, Research, AUCC Gail Bowkett, Director, Research & International Relations, AUCC Please Note: The contacts listed here are the NCPs elect. We are exploring the expansion of our NCP network across Canada to take advantage of additional thematic areas in Horizon 2020.

44 Thank you

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