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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 180+ 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 2013 - September 2016 (36 month project)

7 ERA-Can+: project objectives ERA-Can II ACCESS2CANADA New elements

8 ERA-Can+ : project partners OrganizationAcronymCountry Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea APREItaly Zentrum für Soziale InnovationZSIAustria Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRSFrance Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. DLRGermany Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada DFATDCanada Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada AUCCCanada The Public Policy ForumPPFCanada

9 ERA-Can+: project goals 1.Enriching the EU-Canada policy dialogue by identifying areas of mutual interest, targeted opportunities, and implementation plans 2.Stimulating transatlantic cooperation in research and innovation by raising awareness of opportunities 3.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 On line Twitter@ERA_Can #ERACAN Facebook GroupEuropean Research Area Canada LinkedIn GroupERA-Can

13 Horizon2020 Overview

14 Horizon 2020 The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 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 (2007-2013) 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 SectorNumber of Participants Percentage of Participants Universities23772% Governments (Public Agencies)4313% Companies and NGOs4815%

17 Canadian Participation in FP7 By Province

18 Canadian Participation in FP7 Program ApplicantsParticipants CapacitiesInternational148 For SME40 Infrastructure148 Science in Society134 CooperationEnergy238 Environment3815 Food/Ag/Biotech9029 Health6630 ICT14222 Nanotechnology3214 Security83 SSH388 Space395 Transport5328 IdeasERC602 PeopleMarie-Curie Actions656138 EURATOM/JTI 86 TOTAL 1303328

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 7 th 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, 2014-2020) European Research Council (ERC) Frontier research by the best individual teams13 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 development6 162 Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities2 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 GrantPurposeFunding 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 €150 000 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 GrantCall Closes ERC Starting GrantMarch 25, 2014 ERC Consolidator GrantMay 20, 2014 ERC Proof of Concept GrantOctober 1, 2014 Information on ERC Grants: ERC Calls: es/h2020/index.html es/h2020/index.html

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: h2020/index.html h2020/index.html

26 Pillar 2: Industrial Technologies Funding (€ million, 2014-2020) 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, 2014-2020) Health, demographic change and wellbeing7 472 Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the Bioeconomy 3 851 Secure, clean and efficient energy *5 931 Smart, green and integrated transport6 339 Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials3 081 Inclusive and reflective societies1 309 Secure societies1 695 Science with and for society462 Spreading excellence and widening participation816  Additional funding for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities (2014-2018)

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: (a) the project would not be successful without their contribution and (b) 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 1.Find a call 2.Find partners 3.Create an account 4.Register your organization 5.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: guide/grants/applying-for-funding/find-partners_en.htm

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: sktop/en/organisations/register.html

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 ( - Karen Davison, Sr. Science Advisor, Fisheries & Oceans Canada ( - 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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