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1Leonardo Piccinetti EFB FP7 at a glanceLeonardo PiccinettiEFB
2Key data on FP7The current FP7 is short for: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and DemonstrationIt is:a policy planning tool for research and technological development at EU level that gathers all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roofthe main financial instrument to build the European Research Area, and to investment in knowledge, innovation and human capital in order to increase the potential for economic growth and to strengthen European competitiveness.> and it is the 7th main instrument for funding research
3Evolution of EU Research Framework Programmes EU Framework programmes have been implemented since 1984 and are the main financial tools through which the EU supports R&D activities covering almost all scientific disciplines.1957: EURATOM treaty; Joint Research Centre set up1971: COST programme is 1st attempt to stimulate cooperation1983: ESPRIT programme1984: 1st Framework Programme:1987: "European Single Act" – Research and Development becomes a Community responsibility.1993: Treaty on European Union; Upgrading the role of RTD in the EU.2002: 6th Framework Programme ( )2007: 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological DevelopmentBefore the FP7 Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Developmen, The EU has implemented several other Research programmes.in 1960s, starting with increasing preoccupation with the technology gap between EU and US, the EC(Union) has in fact designed different research programmes aiming to deal with the changing technology challenges(The Treaty of Rome in 1957, that marked the foundation of the EEC did not include the technology policy. Non communitarian research treaties concentrated on coal steel, agriculture and nuclear energy (EURATOM))The First framework Programme lasted for 5 years, from 1984 – 1987, and had a budget of 3,7 billion ECU.
4Evolution of EU Research FP EU Framework programmes have been implemented since 1984 and are the main financial tools through which the EU supports R&D activities covering almost all scientific disciplines.3,755,396,613,114,9619,524681012141618205050,5Billion ECU/EURFrom the FP1 to the FP7 both the budget and the focus of the programmes has varied and has been adjusted to cope with the current technological challenges.This graph shows how the WEU R&D budget has increased throughout the years: from the 3,7 billion ECU of 1984 to the 17,5 bil EUR of FP6 and the 35bil EUR in FP7
5The 7th Framework Programme FP7 covers a period of 7 years: 2007 to 2013Has two major strategic objectives:Strengthening the scientific and technological base of the European industry, andEncouraging its international competitiveness through research that supports EU policies.Overall budget: Million EuroImplemented via calls for proposals that are described in work programmes updated each year.
6FP7 Budget Profile per Year FP7 budget is over 60% higher than FP6 budgetTwo-thirds will be allocated during the last 4 years ( )
7Euratom – nuclear research center for non nuclear research The 4 pillars reflecting the FP7 objectivesCooperationIdeasCapacities1. HealthEuropean Research CouncilResearch Infrastructures2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, BiotechnologyStarting GrantResearch for the benefits of SMEs3. ICTAdvanced GrantRegions of Knowledge4. Nano, Materials and Production TechnologiesResearch PotentialPeople5. EnergyScience in SocietyMarie Curie Fellowships6. Environment (incl. Climate Change)Initial Training ofResearchersCoherent development ofresearch policies7. Transport (incl. Aeronautics)Life-long Training andCareer DevelopmentInternational Cooperation8. Socio-Economic Sciences & HumanitiesIndustry-AcademiaPartnerships & Pathways9. SpaceInternational DimensionEuratom – nuclear research(fusion and fission)10. SecuritySpecific ActionsJRC – S&T referencecenter for non nuclear research
9The 4 pillars reflecting the FP7 objectives Cooperation1. Health2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, Biotechnology3. ICTSupports all types of transnational research activities10 Themes corresponding to major fields of knowledge and technology4. Nano, Materials and Production Technologies5. Energy6. Environment (incl. Climate Change)7. Transport (incl. Aeronautics)8. Socio-Economic Sciences & Humanities9. Space10. Security
10FP7 pillar programmes Collaborative research (projects and networks) I. CooperationSupports transnational research activities:Collaborative research (projects and networks)Joint Technology InitiativesCo-ordination of national research programmesInternational Co-operation
11Collaborative projects and networks FP7 - COOPERATIONI. Collaborative Research activitiesAchieved through following types of funding schemes:Collaborative projects and networksJoint Technology InitiativesCo-ordination of national research programmesInternational Co-operationCollaborative projects (former IP and STREP)Networks of Excellence (NoE)Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) : coordinating or networking actions /Support ActionsCollaborative Projects (CP)Large-scale integrating projects (IP)Ambitious objective-driven research via “Programme Approach”Addressing multiple issuesGenerally multi-component and multi-disciplinary10-20 participants, 3-5 years, 4-25 M€ fundingSmall or medium scale focused research actions (STREP)Well defined on single focused issue“Project” approachMainly mono-disciplinarySingle component5-10 participants, 2-3 years, 1-4 M€ fundingNetworks of Excellence (NoE)Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)Coordinating or networking actions (CA)Support actions (SA)_________________as a basic rule: COOPERATION between Countries and Organisations (Applications should come from multinational consortia and NOT from individual organisations)a wide range of organisations and individuals (Universities, Research centres, SMEs, PAs, even individuals …)as a general principle from any country in the world but procedures and funding vary for different groups of countriesEU member states and countries associated to FP7 (through S&T agreements, EEA agreement and MoU) enjoy the broadest rights and access to fundingThe International Cooperation Partner Countries (e.g. Russia, Developing countries, Mediterranean and WB) participate under same conditions as EU MS but consortia must have a higher minimum number of participants.
12Joint Technology Initiatives FP7 - COOPERATIONII. Joint technology InitiativesCollaborative projects and networksJoint Technology InitiativesCo-ordination of national research programmesInternational Co-operationGather Industry, research institutions, public authoritiesPrivate and public funding (loans EIB)Foreseen in the fields of innovative medicine, nanoelectronics, areonautics and air transport, hydrogen and fuel cells (other topics possible)Based on the Technology Platforms
13Co-ordination of national research programmes FP7 - COOPERATIONIII. Coordination of national research programmesAchieved through:Collaborative projects and networksJoint Technology InitiativesCo-ordination of national research programmesInternational Co-operationERA-NET networksParticipation of the EU in jointly implemented national research programmes (Article 169)
14International Co-operation FP7 - COOPERATIONIV. International CooperationAllowing for:Collaborative projects and networksJoint Technology InitiativesCo-ordination of national research programmesInternational Co-operationOpening to the rest of the worldCo-ooperation programmes on specific topics linked with this area
15The 4 pillars reflecting the FP7 objectives IdeasStarting GrantAdvanced GrantFunds NEW IDEAS:research activities that are by their nature are too risky to be financed
16FP7 pillar programmesII. IdeasBasic research at the frontier of knowledge carried out by individual teamsBottom-up, no pre-defined topicsSubjects defined by researchersImplemented through the European Research Council ERCPeer review system – Criterion of scientific excellence
17The 4 pillars reflecting the FP7 objectives PEOPLE is a key component for the ERA as it deals with HUMAN CAPITAL, science careers and the development of a EU labour „research market“Stimulate Europeans to enter the research sectorEncourage EU researchers to stay and work in EuropeMake EU attractive for the best foreign researchersPeopleMarie Curie FellowshipsInitial Training ofResearchersLife-long Training andCareer DevelopmentIndustry-AcademiaPartnerships & PathwaysInternational DimensionSpecific Actions
18FP7 pillar programmes Initial training of researchers III. People (based on experience of theMarie Curie Actions)Initial training of researchersLife-long training and career developmentIndustry-academia pathways and partnershipsThe international dimensionFor young researchers in the public and private sectorInitial training and career developmentIntegrated training programmes
19Life-long training and career development FP7 - People (Marie Curie actions)Initial training of researchersLife-long training and career developmentIndustry-academia pathways and partnershipsThe international dimensionSupporting the career of expierenced researchersAdditional/complementary competences and skillsReintegration of researchers after a break or after a research period abroad
20Industry-academia pathways and partnerships FP7 - People (Marie Curie actions)Initial training of researchersLife-long training and career developmentIndustry-academia pathways and partnershipsThe international dimensionLonger term collaboration between academia and industryStaff exchangeSpecially intendend for SME
21The international dimension FP7 - People (Marie Curie actions)Initial training of researchersLife-long training and career developmentIndustry-academia pathways and partnershipsThe international dimensionIncoming fellowships for highly talented researchers outside the EUOutgoing international fellowshipsExchange of researchers between European organisations and organisations from third countries
22The 4 pillars reflecting the FP7 objectives CapacitiesResearch InfrastructuresThe aim is to enhance research andinnovation capacities throughout Europeand ensure their optimal useFocuses on and operates in:Research infrastructuresResearch for and by SME‘sRegions of knowledgeResearch PotentialScience in SocietySpecific activities of International Co-operationResearch for the benefits of SMEsRegions of KnowledgeResearch PotentialScience in SocietyCoherent development ofresearch policiesInternational Cooperation
23Research infrastructures IV. CapacitiesResearch infrastructuresFor optimising use and development of best research infrastructures existing in Europe and help create new ones. Infrastructures are facilities, resources, services, etc.Research for the benfit of SMEssupports the strengthen of INNOVATION capacities of SMEs for devloping new technology based products and marketsSMEs are able to outsource research, increase own research efforts, extend networks, better exploit results, etc.
24Stimulate the debate on S&T related to society and culture IV. CapacitiesRegions of knowledgeInitiatives for enhancing research potential of REGIONS through trans-national networks or research driven clusters.Research PotentialInitiatives for identifying needs, opportunities for reinforcing capacities of existing centres of excellencesScience in SocietyStimulate the debate on S&T related to society and cultureSpecific activities of International Co-operation