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1 ALEXANDRA CAMILLERI National Contact Point ENERGY, PeopleNetwork & ICT-AGRI Malta Council for Science & Technology INFORMATION DAY ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT NCP Energy Network C-Energy+ ENERGY WP 2012 KIEV, 20th June 2011

2 Global Network with national dimension NCP MALTA Ing Alexandra Camilleri MCST

3 C-ENERGY + has the overall objective to reinforce the network of Energy NCPs for the FP7, broadening their expertise and improving the quality of their services

4 C-ENERGY + Specific Objectives Reinforcing the Network of Energy NCPs Increasing the quality of Energy proposals Expected Impact A uniform high level Energy NCPs services across Europe More effective participation also of organisation from Third Countries

5 C-ENERGY + 4 meetings 2 joint Workshops 2 International Brokerage events 4 Training sessions 15 On-the-job training visits Website:

6 C-ENERGY +

7 Role of NCPs National Contact Points (NCPs) play a crucial role in the Framework Programmes because: we reach out to the European research community in order to inform and raise awareness about the funding opportunities of the Framework Programmes, we advise and assist potential applicants in the preparation, submission and follow-up of grant applications, and we offer support during the execution of projects.

8 7th Framework Programme FP7 has a total budget of over € 50 billion. Any transnational research activities can be funded within this programme Focuses on research at the "frontier of knowledge", where risks are higher Focused on supporting training, mobility and career development of European researchers Targeted at enhancing research infrastructures, promoting "Regions of Knowledge ENERGY

9 THEMEM€% 1.Health % 2.Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology1935 6% 3.Information and Communication Technologies905028% 4.Joint Technology Initiative, Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials347511% 5.Energy2350 7% 6.Environment (including climate change)1890 6% 7.Transport (including Aeronautics)416013% 8.Socio-economic sciences and Humanities 623 2% 9.Security % 10.Space1400 4% This programme also includes cooperation between the EU and third countries. COOPERATION PRIORITIES

10 FP7 PROPOSED ACTIVITIES IN ENERGY The Energy theme funds research activities in the following areas: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Renewable energies for electricity, fuel production, heating and cooling (Photovoltaics, Biomass, Wind, Geothermal Energy, Solar Power, Ocean, Hydro) CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Clean Coal Technologies Smart energy networks Energy efficiency and savings Knowledge for policy making Horizontal Programme Activities (Future Emerging Technologies, Materials for energy applications)

11 International Cooperationin Energy Research FP7 To promote the participation of third countries in FP7 energy theme through information; dissemination and brokerage activities; To set up strategic partnerships with priority countries based on scientific and or/technology excellence which are of common interest and mutual benefit; To deliver win-win concrete results at operational level While supporting other EC policies

12 FP5 ( ): For the 1st time, opening to non EU country participation with very limited results FP6 ( ): + a specific/separate programme (315 M€) entirely devoted to support International Cooperation in S&T and promote participation of non EU country in all thematic programmes including energy research International Cooperation in the FPs to date

13 FP7 (2007 – 2013): A new approach to reinforce International Cooperation  A better integration in all thematic programmes including Energy with new specific mechanisms of implementation and corresponding rules for participation  A specific/separate International Cooperation programme (180 M€) to implement horizontal support and measures to international cooperation  An international dimension in the « PEOPLE » Specific Programme to foster international staff exchange International Cooperation

14 THIRD COUNTRY PARTICIPATION TO DATE

15 Strategic Framework: SET-Plan The SET-Plan is a research and development strategy, targeting the energy sector. It was launched by the EU because economic growth, welfare and competitiveness of the EU will depend on the EU’s success in developing, deploying and competing in new low-carbon technologies. FP7 Energy actions should be viewed within context of SET-Plan and Support development of the SET-Plan

16 The SET-PLAN includes: The European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative The European CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage Initiative The European Electricity Grid Initiative The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) Joint Technology Initiative The Sustainable Nuclear Initiative Energy Efficiency – The Smart Cities Initiative The Solar Europe Initiative The European Wind Initiative The SET-Plan Steering Group (SET-Group) The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) The SET-Plan Information System (SETIS) European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-PLAN)

17 Energy Work Programme 2012 The European Information Day on the 2012 FP7 Energy Calls for Proposals will take place in Brussels on 7th July The event will also be webstreamed. More details and the registration page can be accessed at

18 Energy WP 2012 – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION “Opening” of all activities to International Cooperation Opening: all topics are open to the participation of applicants from third countries Targeted Opening: topics for which the participation of third countries or regions is explicitly encouraged  ICPC may be funded in general, while Industrialised countries only if specified in the work programme  The third country partner is in addition to the legal minimum consortium of 3 legal entities MS/AC for Collaborative Projects or of 1 legal entity MS/AC for Coordination and Support Actions

19 Energy WP 2012 – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA) Topics for Collaborative Projects especially designed and devoted to the international cooperation with targeted ICPC o Priorities for activities are identified through dialogues with targeted ICPC and based on mutual interest and Benefit o CP: at least 4 legal entities: 2 MS/AC + 2 ICPC o CSA: minimum 1 MS/AC

20 Energy WP 2012 – INNOVATION UNION A key objective of this Work Programme is to contribute to the implementation of the Innovation Union initiative. The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. The Innovation Union plan contains over thirty actions points, with the aim to do three things:  make Europe into a world-class science performer;  remove obstacles to innovation – like expensive patenting, market fragmentation, slow standard-setting and skills shortages – which currently prevent ideas getting quickly to market; and  revolutionize the way public and private sectors work together, notably through Innovation Partnerships between the European institutions, national and regional authorities and business.

21 Energy WP Highlights Innovation Union aspects: this Work Programme is to contribute to the implementation of the Innovation Union initiative by enhancing the innovation potential of supported projects. SET-Plan: it focuses on the implementation of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), the technology pillar of the EU's Energy and Climate policy. The SET-Plan Roadmaps specify the research and demonstration needs for the next decade to accelerate the market up-take of the most promising technologies in the areas of solar, wind, bioenergy, smart grids, CCS and smart cities. Joint Actions: this WP launches for the first time a number of joint actions between the European Commission and Member States as well as Associated Countries SMEs: Participation of SMEs is explicitly encouraged in the following topics:  Biofuels from microalgae or macroalgae  lignocellulosic biomass harvesting, storage and transport  Future Emerging Technologies

22 Energy WP Highlights International cooperation: All activities are open to researchers and research institutions from third countries and strong efforts are made to encourage them to seize this opportunity.Topics that have been specifically highlighted as particularly well suited for international cooperation with CSLF countries(Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum) are:  Impact of the quality of CO2 on transport and storage  Facilitating the deployment of safe stationary batteries. Cross Thematic approaches:The Energy Theme collaborates with other FP7 Themes in the following topics:  lignocellulosic biomass harvesting, storage and transport (with the KBBE Theme)  bio-based fuels for air transport (with the Transport Theme)  planning and screening of city plans – ("Smart Cities and Communities")

23 Energy WP Highlights Socio-economic dimension of research: account should be taken of possible socio-economic impacts of research, including its intended and unintended consequences and the inherent risks and opportunities. A sound understanding of this issue should be demonstrated both at the level of research design and research management. Projects raising ethical or security concerns are also encouraged to pay attention to wider public outreach. Gender dimension: all projects are encouraged to have a balanced participation of women and men in their research activities and to raise awareness on combating gender prejudices and stereotypes. specific actions to promote gender equality in research can now be financed as part of the proposal.

24 Energy WP 2012 – Content of Calls Calls will be published in the following Energy Areas: PHOTOVOLTAICS WIND: CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER OCEAN SECOND GENERATION FUEL FROM BIOMASS LOW/MEDIUM TEMPERATURE SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY CO2 STORAGE POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR INTEGRATED ZERO EMISSION SOLUTIONS CROSS CUTTING AND REGULATORY ISSUES DEVELOPMENT OF INTER-ACTIVE DISTRIBUTION ENERGY NETWORKS PAN-EUROPEAN ENERGY NETWORKS EFFICIENT ENERGY USE IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AND BUILDING SECTOR SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES ERA-NET PLUS ON BIOENERGY FUTURE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

25 Energy WP 2012 – Rules for Participation Funding schemeMinimum conditions Collaborative ProjectAt least 3 independent legal entities, each of which is established in a MS or AC, and no two of which are established in the same MS or AC. Coordination and Support Action (coordinating action) At least 3 independent legal entities, each of which is established in a MS or AC, and no two of which are established in the same MS or AC. Coordination and Support Action (supporting action) At least 1 independent legal entity.

26 Energy WP 2012 – Current Call Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Call for Proposals now launched – deadline 18th August 2011 Call title: FCH JU Call for Proposals 2011 Part 1 Call identifier: FCH-JU Publication date: 03 May 2011 Indicative deadline: 18 Aug 2011 at hrs (Brussels local time) Indicative budget1: EUR 109 million

27 Energy WP 2012 – Forthcoming Calls Call title: Energy Call Part 1 Call identifier: FP7-ENERGY Date of publication: 19th July 2011 Deadline: at , (Brussels local time) Indicative budget : EUR 150 million Call title: Energy Call part 2 Call identifier: FP7-ENERGY Date of publication: XXX July 2011 Deadline: 08 March 2012 at , Brussels local time Indicative budget: EUR 81 million

28 Energy WP 2012 – Forthcoming Calls Call title: Smart Cities and Communities Call identifier: FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012 Date of publication: XXX July 2011 Deadline : 01 December 2011 at , Brussels local time Indicative budget: EUR 40 million Call identifier: FP7-ERANET-2012-RTD Indicative budget: EUR 10 million Call identifier: FP NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB Indicative budget: EUR 35 million

29 Energy - Staying informed Energy Research web site and Energy Helpdesk Calls for proposals Conferences, proceedings, Newsletter _en.htm C-Energy+ and National Contact Points

30 THANK YOU ALEXANDRA CAMILLERI MALTA COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


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