Presentation on theme: "European Funding Instruments in R&D: Opportunities and Possible Synergies in Regional Policy vs. Horizon 2020 Dr. Béla Kardon Workshop on Future Perspectives."— Presentation transcript:
1 European Funding Instruments in R&D: Opportunities and Possible Synergies in Regional Policy vs. Horizon 2020Dr. Béla Kardon Workshop on Future Perspectives for EU-Japan Research and Innovation CooperationZürich, 18 July 2013
2 Topics of the Presentation Horizon International CooperationRegional/Cohesion PolicyBest practices in HungaryZürich, 18 July 2013
3 The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020: Commission’s proposals of 29 June 2011 Key Challenge: stabilise the financial and economic system while taking measures to create economic opportunitiesSmart & inclusive growth (€491bn)Education, Youth, SportConnecting EuropeCohesionCompetitive Business SMEsHorizon 2020Sustainable growth, natural resources (€383bn)Security and citizenship (€18.5bn)Global Europe (€70bn)Administration (€62.6bn)TOTAL: €1.025bnSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
4 Horizon 2020 & The New International Cooperation Strategy
5 What’s newA single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives*Coupling research to innovation – from research to retail, all forms of innovationFocus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transportSimplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond.*The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects ofCompetitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)Source: EC, DG Research and Innovation
6 Excellent science Industrial leadership Societal challenges Three priorities:Excellent scienceIndustrial leadershipSocietal challengesSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
7 Priority 1. Excellent science Why:World class science is the foundation of tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and wellbeingEurope needs to develop, attract and retain research talentResearchers need access to the best infrastructuresSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
8 Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-2020) European Research CouncilFrontier research by the best individual teams13 268Future and Emerging TechnologiesCollaborative research to open new fields of innovation3 100Marie Curie actionsOpportunities for training and career development5 572Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure)Ensuring access to world-class facilities2 478Source: EC, DG Research and Innovation
9 Priority 2. Industrial leadership Why:Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectorsEurope needs to attract more private investment in research and innovationEurope needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobsSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
10 Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-20) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space)13 781Access to risk financeLeveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation3 538Innovation in SMEsFostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs619 complemented by6 829 (expected 15% of societal challenges + LEIT) and'Access to risk finance' with strong SME focusSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
11 Priority 3. Societal challenges Why:Concerns of citizens and society/EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport etc) cannot be achieved without innovationBreakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanitiesPromising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled upSource: EC, DG Research and Innovation
12 Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-2020) Health, demographic change and wellbeing8 033Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the bioeconomy4 152Secure, clean and efficient energy*5 782Smart, green and integrated transport6 802Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials3 160Inclusive, innovative and secure societies3 819*Additional €1 788m for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities ( ). Does not include ITER.Source: EC, DG Research and Innovation
13 Next stepsOngoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on the basis of the Commission proposalsOngoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on EU budget (including overall budget for Horizon 2020)Mid 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by Parliament and Council on Horizon 2020End 2013: Horizon 2020 starts, launch of first calls
14 International cooperation Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: A strategic approach
15 International Cooperation: A Strategic Approach International cooperation is crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectives.Principle of general openness: the programme will remain to be the most open funding programme in the world.Targeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation (dedicated measures in the 'Inclusive, innovative and secure societies' challenge).
16 New strategy for international cooperation in research & innovation Need to engage more actively and strategically in international cooperation:Three main objectives:Strengthen the Union's excellence and attractiveness in research and innovation as well as its industrial and economic competitivenessTackle global societal challengesSupport the Union's external policiesCombining openness with better targeted actionsStrengthened partnership with Member StatesStronger contribution of research and innovation to external policies of the Union
17 Key NoveltiesGeneral opening of Horizon 2020, but with more restricted approach to automatic fundingTargeted activities with scale and scope to achieve impactMulti-annual roadmaps for key partner countries/regionsStronger partnership with Member StatesCommon principles for conduct of international cooperationStrengthened implementation, governance, monitoring and evaluation
18 Dual approach Openness: Targeted actions: Horizon 2020 open to participation from across the worldRevision to the list of countries which receive automatic fundingTargeted actions:Thematic: identifying areas for international cooperation on the basis of the Union's policy agendaDifferentiation by countries/regions to target partners for cooperation multi-annual roadmaps for cooperation with key partners
19 Thematic targetingStarting point: Horizon 2020 societal challenges and enabling technologiesIdentify areas based on analysis of a set of criteria of the EU and potential partners:Research and innovation capacityAccess to marketsContribution to international commitments, e.g. MDG or Rio+20Frameworks in place to engage in cooperation (EU, international partners and MS) – including lessons learnt from previous cooperation
20 Instruments Policy instruments Funding instruments more strategic use of S&T agreements with key third countriesstrategic partnerships (e.g. Russia)more visibility for STI in general cooperation frameworksFunding instrumentscollaborative projects (third country participation required and/or taken into account in evaluation)networking between existing projectsjoint initiatives of Union and third countries: coordinated calls, contribution of Union to third country/international organisations, ERA-Net/Art185Information gathering (multiple sources: ERAWATCH, OECD, UNESCO, EEAS Delegations and Counsellors,…)
21 CoordinationCoordination with other policies and instruments of the Unionexternal policies (including development policy)other policies with strong international dimension, e.g. tradeexternal dimension of other Union policies, e.g. educationInternational organisations and multilateral forashaping global agendas: UN bodies, OECD bodies, Carnegie forum,…strengthen links with intergovernmental organisations and initiatives: COST, EUREKA, EIROForum
23 Cohesion Policy Cohesion Policy NEFMI TPF to reduce regional disparities in Europe terms of income, wealth and opportunities. Europe's poorer regions receive most of the support, but all European regions are eligible for funding under the policy's various funds and programmes.Aim:The European Social Fund (ESF)increasing the adaptability of workers and enterprisesenhancing access to employment and participation in the labour marketreinforcing social inclusion by combating discriminationfacilitating access to the labour market for disadvantaged peoplepromoting partnership for reform in the fields of employment and inclusion.The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)regional developmenteconomic changeenhanced competitiveness and territorial co-operation throughout the EU.Funding priorities include modernising economic structures, creating sustainable jobs and economic growth, research and innovation, environmental protection and risk prevention.Investment in infrastructure also retains an important role, especially in the least-developed regions
24 Objectives of the new Cohesion Policy EU 2020 is the basis of the new programming period, the multiannual financial frameworkConcentration of resources on the objectives of Europe 2020 through a common set of thematic objectives to which the funds will contribute;Simplification through more coherent planning and implementation arrangements;Focus on results through a performance framework and reserve;Reduce the administrative burden for beneficiaries and managing authorities.
25 Coherence of EU- and National Strategies EU2020 headlinegoalsNRP prioritiesSROP programmesReducing study time overhang and drop out ratesImproving foreign language skillsRaising the number of engineering and IT graduatesDeveloping the vocational training system and strengthening its labour market relevanceRaise R&D expenditure to 1.8% of GDP4.1.1/B Mentor services4.1.1/C Regional cooperation4.1.2/B Support for Teachers training4.1.2/D Language training4.2.2/A Innovative research teams4.2.2/C Future programmes (R&D)Dissemination and future HR4.2.5/A Electronic content service4.2.5/B Electronic content developingIncreasing the share of those having completed tertiary level educationIncreasing employment rateIncreasing expenditures on R&DReducing the share of people living in povertyIncreasing the share of renewable energy resourcesDigital agenda
26 Reducing regional disparities – improving competitiveness Competitive economyCompetitive researchThe main criteria for competitveness is the existence of competitive enterprisesEnterprises cannot be competitive without competitive workforceCompetive workforce is highly dependent on higher education trainings and competitve higher education institutionsCompetitive higher education is based on competitive researchCompetitive enterprisesCompetitive higher educationCompetitive labour forceZürich, 18 July 2013
27 Funding Sources for RSDI – Hungarian example National SourcesHungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)Research and Technological Innovation Fund (KTIA)EU FundingFramework Programmes for RTD (Horizon2020)CIPEtc.Cohesion PolicyStructural FundsESFERDFCohesion FundsOther Sources: Swiss Contribution; EEA financing mechanism, etc.
28 Expectations of the European Commission Using Cohesion PolicyOperative ProgrammesNational RegulationsExpectations of the European Commission
29 Finding synergies between the different type of funds Budgetary sources -Structural fundsPublishing complementary calls in regions not eligible for EU fundingStructural Funds – FP7Using ESF and ERDF to prepare institutions to participate in Horizon 2020National Budget – FP7COFUNDStructural Funds - Structural FundsHarmonizing the content of operational programmesStructural FundsNational budgetFP7
30 Lessons learned / best practices A few examples for possible synergiesCohesion policy and national sourcesPublishing calls in regions not eligible for Cohesion Policy funding– using national sources. (KTIA – SROP A & SROP C)Cohesion Policy and FP7European Social Fund based measure aiming at integrating Hungary into the European Research Area – increase involvement in FP7 calls. (SROP A & SROP C)Creating a national equivalent of a European Event using the Cohesion Policy funds – Researchers Night – SROP 4.2.3
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