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1 Title Sub-title PLACE PARTNER’S LOGO HERE European Commission Enterprise and Industry Project BEBB Better Environment – Better Business LOGO HERE

2 HORIZON 2020 and the environmental project opportunities the programme will offer Disclaimer: Status of discussions as of today, 02/09/2013, in the absence of a final decision of the legislators on the programmes and on agreements with the Member States on work-programmes for 2014 and 2015 HORIZON 2020| 02/09/2013| 2

3 MAIN PRIORITIES OF HORIZON 2020 Excellent science Industrial leadership Sociatal challenges Title of the presentation | Date | 3

4 Title of the presentation | Date | 4 PRIORITY 1

5 WHY?  World class science is the foundation of tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and wellbeing  Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent  Researchers need access to the best infrastructures PRIORITY 1

6 OPPORTUNITIES:  Frontier research by the best individual reasearceres - substantial grants to top-level individual researchers working in Europe  Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation  Opportunities for training and career development  Ensuring access to world-class facilities PRIORITY 1

7 PRIORITY 2

8 WHY?  Strategic investments in key technologies underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors  Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation  Europe needs more innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth and jobs PRIORITY 2

9 OPPORTUNITIES:  Make Europe a more attractive location to invest in research and innovation  Major investments in key industrial technologies such as (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space)  Facilitate access to risk finance PRIORITY 2

10 Title of the presentation | Date | 10 PRIORITY 3

11 WHY?  Concerns of citizens and EU policy (society) objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport, etc) cannot be achieved without innovation  Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanities  Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up PRIORITY 3

12 OPPORTUNITIES:  The goal will be more than ever to bring excellent research results to market  To deliver direct benefits to citizens, such as affordable health-care, protection against cyber-crime, and the transition to a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy PRIORITY 3

13  a more transparent program architecture  a single set of rules for participation, including on eligibility for funding, evaluation and IPR  Replacing the four methods to calculate overhead or indirect costs with a single flat rate (25%) and only two funding rates - for research (100%) and for close to market activities respectively (70%)  streamlined funding rules, for instance allowing the use of researchers' own accounting methods SIMPLIFIED RULS 1

14  audit strategy focused on risk and fraud prevention  no time-sheets for personnel working full time on a project, possibility of output-based grants  further simplified provisions in the Grant Agreement and implementing procedures to facilitate access to Horizon 2020 (e.g. common IT platform)  earlier project starts (100 days less from application to grant)  Improved rules on intellectual SIMPLIFIED RULS 2

15 Structural simplification:  a simpler program architecture centered on three strategic objectives, making it easier for participants to identify where funding opportunities exist  a single set of participation rules, on issues such as eligibility, evaluation or Intellectual Property Rights, applying to all components of Horizon 2020, with deviations only possible when justified by specific needs IN DETAILS...

16 Simpler funding rules:  simpler reimbursement of direct costs, with a broader acceptance of beneficiaries' usual accounting practices  the possibility of using unit personnel costs (average personnel costs), including for SME owners without a salary  simplification of time-recording by providing a clear and simple set of minimum conditions; in particular abolition of time-recording obligations for staff working exclusively on an EU project IN DETAILS...

17 Simpler funding rules:  indirect costs will be covered by a single flat-rate applied to the direct costs as a general rule - removing a major source of financial errors and complexity  two funding rates but only one predetermined rate applicable to all participants and activities in the same project: one project - one rate  lump sums, prizes, output based funding for specific areas where this has proved appropriate IN DETAILS...

18 New control strategy - balance between trust and control:  an ex-ante financial capacity checks required only for project private coordinators  a reduction of the number of certificates on financial statements by requiring only one such certificate per beneficiary at the end of the project  reduction of the limitation period for ex-post audits from five to four years  7% of Horizon 2020 beneficiaries being subject to audit over the whole programming period IN DETAILS...

19 BUDGET UNDER 7FP  4 kinds of indirect costs actual real 60% 20%  2 funding rates for RTD activities - 50% and 75% depending on the beneficiary  Different funding rate for different budget heading - management, demo, RTD and others

20 BUDGET UNDER H2020 Participant short name Direct costs Indirect costs (25%) Total costs Requested EU contribution (100%) University A862.500 215.6251.078.125 Foundation B828.230 207.057,51.035.287,5 University C641.001 160.250,25801.251,25 SME D465.625 116.406,25582.031,25 Enterprise E486.486 121.621,5608.107,5 SME F562.722 140.680.5703.402,5 Total3.846.564 961.6414.808.205

21  Integrated approach - around 20% of the total budget for societal challenges and LEITs goes to SME Instrument  SME participation in collaborative R&D or innovation projects (all three priorities)  Innovation in start-ups, spin-offs and young companies (Eurostars2)  Access to risk finance (debt and equity facility)  Exchange and mobility of researchers involving SMEs (Marie Curie actions) STRONG PARTICIPATION BY SMEs

22 FP7 TRANSFERRED INTO H2020 FP7 Cooperation program Theme Horizon 2020 PillarHorizon 2020 activity HealthSocietal challenges Health, demographic change and wellbeing challenge Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Societal challenges Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy challenge Industrial Leadership Biotechnology Information and communication Technologies Societal challenges Applications within relevant challenges Industrial Leadership Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

23 FP7 TRANSFERRED INTO H2020 FP7 Cooperation program Theme Horizon 2020 PillarHorizon 2020 activity Nano-science, nanotechnologies and new production technologies Societal challenges Applications within relevant challenges Industrial Leadership Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Support for enabling technologies Energy includes follow-up to CIP intelligent energy program Societal challenges Secure, clean and efficient energy challenge Environment (including climate change and CIP eco- innovation actions) Societal challenges Climate action, resource efficiency including raw materials challenge

24 FP7 TRANSFERRED INTO H2020 FP7 Cooperation program Theme Horizon 2020 Pillar Horizon 2020 activity Transport (incl. Aeronautics) Societal challenges Smart, green and integrated transport challenge Socio-economic science and humanities Societal challenges Inclusive, innovative and secure societies challenge and applications within all other societal challenges Space Industrial Leadership Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Space Security Societal challenges Inclusive, innovative and secure societies challenge

25 NEXT STEPS... Formal political decisions on Horizon 2020Autumn 2013 Formal political decision on Multi-annual financial framework (2014-2020) Autumn 2013 Adoption of work program and publication of first calls for proposals 11 December 2013 Horizon 2020 national launch eventsOctober to January 2014

26 THANK YOU FOR THE ATTENTION !!! office@chambersz.comoffice@chambersz.com ; www.chambersz.comwww.chambersz.com Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Stara Zagora


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