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1 Priority 3 – NMP in FP6 Renzo Tomellini renzo.tomellini@cec.eu.int
Head of the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Unit European Commission Research DG Disclaimer: Note that these slides are not legally binding and do not represent any commitment on behalf of the European Commission

2 Where do we stand in Europe?
Enjoys a strong position in terms of producing knowledge in nanotechnology (e.g. publications) Weaker in transforming this knowledge into products and services (e.g. patents, start-ups) Europe already has a commercial deficit for high-tech products of around €23 billion per year Few “centres of excellence” on the scale of those being developed in other regions e.g. the USA Lower level of private R&D funding from industry in comparison to e.g. the USA and Japan

3 Is there a European Strategy for Nanotechnology?

4 Commission Communication
Communication drafted by the Directorate General (DG) for Research and agreed with 16 other DGs Adopted on the 12th May with reference COM (2004) 338

5 An integrated and responsible approach
Nanotechnology requires action on several fronts Research and Development Societal Issues Infrastructure Human Resources Industrial Innovation International Cooperation Health, safety, environmental and consumer protection

6 R&D: Building the Momentum
European public investment in nanotechnology R&D should increase by a factor of 3 by 2010 Focus upon transforming our knowledge into wealth generating products and processes Reinforce the next FP for added-value via critical mass, transnational collaboration and competition Effective coordination of national programmes with both OMC and ERA-NET mechanisms Bring public and private stakeholders together to strengthen roadmap and foresighting activities

7 Infrastructure: European “Poles of Excellence”
Europe needs a coherent system of infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology Measures needed to maximise the added-value of existing infrastructure, in particular, to help SMEs Existing infrastructure should be examined and mapped to identify most urgent needs Where needed, dedicated Europe nanotechnology infrastructure with critical mass should be built All financing mechanisms should be explored e.g. European Investment Bank, Structural Funds, etc

8 Investing in Human Resources
Identify the educational needs of nanotechnology and provide examples of best practice Encourage the definition and implementation of new courses and curricula for nanotechnology Promote the integration of complementary skills into research training e.g. entrepreneurship Explore the possibility of dedicated Marie Curie calls for proposals in nanotechnology Create a “European award in nanotechnology” to encourage young researchers

9 Industrial Innovation: Knowledge to Technology
Promote conditions that encourage investment in nanotechnology R&D by industry Investigate the prospects and conditions for the optimal industrial exploitation of nanotechnologies Invites the European Investment Bank and other institutions to strengthen the capital base for R&D Encourages closer cooperation between patent offices towards a more efficient patenting system Invites Member States to review existing regulation and consider specificities of nanotechnology Boost and coordinate actions in metrology, standards and norms

10 Integrating the Societal Dimension
Due attention should be paid to the integrating societal aspects into nanotechnology R&D Europe should pursue an open and proactive approach to governance in nanotechnology R&D A dialogue with EU citizens and consumers should be encouraged to promote informed judgement The Commission reaffirms its commitment to ethical principles The responsible and transparent development of nanotechnology is essential for public confidence

11 Public Health, Safety, Environmental and Consumer Protection
A high level of public health, safety, environmental and consumer protection requires: Identification of safety concerns (both real and perceived) and action at the earliest stage Toxicological and ecotoxicological data and evaluation of human/environmental exposure Adjustment, if necessary, of risk assessment procedures for issues of nanotechnology Integration of risk assessment at all stages of the life cycle of the technology

12 A Further Step: International Cooperation
Encourage international debate on issues such as public health, safety, environment, consumer protection, risk assessment, metrology, norms Provide access to knowledge to economically less developed countries to contribute towards the prevention of any “knowledge apartheid” Promote the monitoring and sharing of information related to the scientific, technological, economical and social development of nanotechnology Define an international “code of good conduct” for the responsible development of nanotechnology

13 Political Response to the Proposed Strategy
Estimate that around 10,000 copies have been accessed from our webpages Discussed in the European Council and conclusions adopted on 24 September Proposed integrated and responsible strategy has been welcomed Discussed in the Economic and Social Committee and favourable opinion delivered on 10 November

14 Thematic Priority 3 concentrates on:
i) Nanotechnology, as a flagship of the next industrial revolution ii) Multi-functional knowledge-based Materials, as critical drivers of innovation iii) New Production processes and devices, as the key to sustainable development

15 Overall approach and objectives of Priority 3
Transition towards knowledge-based society & sustainable development, from resource-based to knowledge-based enterprises Strong impacts aimed at EU level Promotion of real industrial breakthroughs not incremental research Integrated, multidisciplinary and holistic approach SME emphasis

16 From 2004 to 2005 Analysis of the results of previous calls
In general, good participation so far in quantity (proposals) and quality (proposals retained for negotiations or those passed to stage 2) in terms of partners involved, but also in terms of excellent scientists Disappointment (for both ACC and MS) due to over-subscription Important to register the feedback from ACC’s scientific community and stakeholders in order to better focus next calls The entire evaluation process is not yet complete so that conclusions cannot be drawn to date Increase participation in IP an NoE: contacts, be known, learn

17 NMP calls in 2003/04: very large participation
NMP: M€ (NI); M€ (TI) IP SME: M€ (IP) NMP-IST: 25 M€ (NI); 10 M€ (CA,SSA)+ 180 M€ - NMP-ACC; NMP-NSF; NMP-Steel; NMP-NCPs: 30M€ In total over 1000 proposals involving participants (20% of FP6 ) NMP - highest number of participations under FP6 in 2003 for all Thematic Priorities! In general, good participation so far in quantity (proposals) and quality (proposals retained for negotiations or those passed to stage 2) in terms of partners involved, but also in terms of excellent scientists Disappointment (for both ACC and MS) due to over-subscription Important to register the feedback from ACC’s scientific community and stakeholders in order to better focus next calls The entire evaluation process is not yet complete so that conclusions cannot be drawn to date Increase participation in IP an NoE: contacts, be known, learn

18 Lessons learnt from the first call
- High subscription in the 1st call - Good S&T quality - Good coverage of topics - Need for more industrial participation - However very good SME participation …towards the Work Programme 2004 , and 2005 Need for selective use of instruments Need for increased focus of topics Two stage procedure simplified (from « outline » to « incomplete » proposals) Need for better training of coordinators …as well as experts Importance of NCPs

19 From 2004 to 2005 What does it cover? What is new?
In general, good participation so far in quantity (proposals) and quality (proposals retained for negotiations or those passed to stage 2) in terms of partners involved, but also in terms of excellent scientists Disappointment (for both ACC and MS) due to over-subscription Important to register the feedback from ACC’s scientific community and stakeholders in order to better focus next calls The entire evaluation process is not yet complete so that conclusions cannot be drawn to date Increase participation in IP an NoE: contacts, be known, learn

20 Work Programme 2005 What’s new?
Ever increasing emphasis on industrial participation Higher integration of topics (see Area 4) Selective use of instruments: one single instrument per topic More topics addressed by IPs and STREPs Emphasis on integration and multidisciplinarity

21 WP 2005 … *including 70 M€ joint call IST

22 WP 2005 and next calls * coordinated call with Energy:
Most significant changes in RTD areas (according to the Work Programme 2005 for NMP Priority) Areas 1, 2 and 3: re-focused topics Area 4 “Integration”: focus on construction; mat. Manufacturing; industrial biotechnology; technical textiles; components for transport; biomaterials; security Area 5 NEW AREA - cross priority activities: * coordinated call with Energy: * cooperation with third countries

23 WP 2005 and next calls AREA 1: Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
Focus on 5 topics 1.1 Long-term interdisciplinary research into understanding phenomena, mastering processes and developing research tools Towards converging technologies (STREP) Standardisation for nanotechnologies (SSA) 1.2 Nano-biotechnologies Using nature as a model for new nanotechnology-based processes (STREP) 1.3 Nano-metre-scale engineering techniques to create materials and components Three-D nano-structures based on elements other than carbon (STREP) 1.4 Development of handling and control devices and instruments (none) 1.5 Applications in areas such as health and medical systems, chemistry, food and the environment Nanotechnology-based targeted drug delivery (IP) Interaction of engineered nanoparticles with the environment and the living world (STREP)

24 WP 2005 and next calls AREA 2: K-B multifunctional materials
Focus on 8 topics: 2.1 Development of fundamental knowledge Interfacial phenomena in materials (STREP) New generation of tools for advanced materials characterisation (STREP) Methods of computational modelling of multifunctional materials (CA) 2.2 Technologies associated with the production, transformation and processing of knowledge-based multifunctional materials Advanced materials processing (CA) Development of nanostructured porous materials (IP) Multifunctional ceramic thin films with radically new properties (STREP) 2.3 Engineering support for materials development Multifunctional organic materials (STREP) Materials for solid state ionics (STREP)

25 WP 2005 and next calls AREA 3: New Production Processes / Devices
Focus on 5 topics: 3.1 Development of new processes and flexible, intelligent manufacturing systems New prod. technologies for new micro-device ultra precision engineering techniques (IP) New generation of flexible assembly technology and processes (IP) New concepts for global delivery (STREP) Roadmapping and foresight studies on Manufuture (SSA) Coordination of EU Manufacturing Research Activities (CA) 3.2 Systems research and hazard control (none) 3.3 Optimizing the life-cycle of industrial systems, products & services (none)

26 WP 2005 and next calls AREA 4 (NEW FOCUS) Integration of NMP for more cost and eco-effective sectoral applications 4.1 Multifunctional materials-based factory of the future (IP) 4.2 New construction products and processes for high added value applications (IP) 4.3 Mastering ‘industrial biotechnology’ – environmental tech. for sustainable production of added value products (IP) 4.4 Multifunctional technical textiles for construction, medical applic. and protective clothing (IP-SME) 4.5 Simultaneous engineering and production of integrated high-tech components for EU transport (IP-SME) 4.6 Biomaterials technologies for implants (IP-SME) 4.7 Nanotechnological approaches for improved security systems (IP-SME)

27 WP 2005 and next calls AREA 5 (NEW FOCUS) Cross-priorities activities
Focus on : Basic materials ands industrial process of functional materials for fuel cells (STREP - in coordination with Energy) Improved, energy efficient hydrogen storage systems especially for transport (STREP - in coordination with Energy) Cooperation with 3rd countries in the field of NMP (SSA) But also: WP 2004  closing date 19 October 2004 call now closed !: * IST-NMP1: Fast and flexible Manufacturing enterprise (IP, STREP, SSA) * IST-NMP2: Bio-sensors for diagnosis and healthcare (IP, STREP, SSA) * IST-NMP3: Materials, equipment and processes for production of nanophotonic and nanoelectronic devices (IP, STREP, SSA) * EU-NSF coordinated activities in computational materials research (STREP)

28 WP 2005 and next calls Call Code Instrument Deadline Budget (provis.)
NMP-NI IP only! March 17, M€ September 15, 2005 NMP-TI STREP, CA, September 15, M€ SSA NMP-SME-4 IP for SMEs March 17, M€ September 15, 2005

29 From 2004 to 2005 What makes a good proposal?

30 NMP calls in 2005 N.B. – Electronic submission !
* As in 2004 : “Stage 1” IP proposals are “Incomplete”, i.e: 20 pages strict maximum – Font 12 3 Evaluation criteria: Relevance to call; Potential Impact; S/T Excellence Go/No-go after “Stage 1” Full proposal for “Stage 2”  Hearings N.B. – Electronic submission !

31 Integrated Projects (IP)
New Instruments Integrated Projects (IP) Aim: flagship, ambitious, leading to radical innovation and transformation of industry in the long term Strong industrial participation and preferred leadership Clear deliverables - new “knowledge” / new application of existing knowledge… (need for breakthroughs) Positive image of industrial research Include all inter-related activities - ”mini programme”

32 Integrated Projects For SMEs
New Instruments Integrated Projects For SMEs (IP SMEs) Aim: flagship projects leading to long term transformation of industry, involving high-tech SMEs and serving the needs of more traditional, SME-intensive industrial sectors Provide high-tech SMEs with an opportunity to have a leading and decisive role in an Integrated Project. Substantial industrial participation IPs to provide the integrated approach shaped to the needs of identified sectors

33 Traditional Instruments unchanged…
Specific Targeted REsearch Projects (STREP) at frontiers of knowledge: support long-term innovation and transformation of industry Coordination Actions (CA) to strengthen links between national, regional and EC RTD projects, co- ordination with EUREKA, COST and ESF actions: CA  NE!!! Specific Support Actions (SSA) to prepare future research activities, roadmaps and scenarios, effective communication

34 europa.eu.int/comm/research/
New technologies: a future for Europe ! For more information: …http://…… europa.eu.int/comm/research/ In conclusion, and as far as concerns the directorate general for research of the European Commission, the main messages are the following: Increased efforts (research, education, communication); Coordinated efforts (research, industry, society); Integrated efforts (research, innovation, education); Concentrated efforts (priority topics, long-term issues) New technologies are key topics for the future. They open the way towards a renewed economic growth, a cleaner environment, a better quality of life and a wiser and more responsible society ! europa.eu.int/comm/research/industrial_technologies


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