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1 Carlo Guaraldo, INFN – LNF HadronPhysics Project Coordinator NuPECC Meeting Bordeaux - October 27 th -28 th, 2006 FP7: overview and observations


3 Carlo Guaraldo 3 Four Specific Programmes Cooperation – Collaborative Research People – Human Potential Ideas – Frontier Research Capacities – Research Capacity JRC (non-nuclear) Euratom + +

4 Carlo Guaraldo 4 Thematic Priorities 1.Health 2.Food, agriculture and Biotechnology 3.Information and Communication Technologies 4.Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies 5.Energy 6.Environment and climate change 7.Transport 8.Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities 9.Space and Security research Cooperation – Collaborative research

5 Carlo Guaraldo 5 To promote basic, frontier research. To support the truly creative scientists. Investigator driven approach, allowing researchers to propose their own topics, providing grants for individual teams. Ideas – Frontier Research European Research Council (ERC) created to implement the Ideas programme

6 Carlo Guaraldo 6 People – Human Potential Initial training of researchers - Marie Curie Networks Industry-academia pathways and partnerships Specific actions - Excellence awards

7 Carlo Guaraldo 7 Programmes 1.Research Infrastructures 2.Research for the benefit of SMEs 3.Regions of Knowledge 4.Research Potential 5.Science in Society 6.Coherent development of research policies 7.Activities of International Cooperation Capacities – Research Capacity

8 Any university or research centre or other legal entity, whether established in a Member State or Associated country, may participate. A legal entity is any natural person, or any legal person created under the national law of its place of establishment, or under Community law or international law, which has legal personality. At least three legal entities, independent from each other, must participate, and no two of which established in the same Member State or Associated country. Participation Rules

9 Carlo Guaraldo 9 Austria Belgium Czech RepublicCyprusDenmark EstoniaFinlandFranceGreece Hungary IrelandItalyLatvia Germany Lithuania LuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsPolandPortugal SlovakiaSloveniaSpainSweden United Kingdom European Union Member States

10 Carlo Guaraldo 10 BulgariaRomania European Union Member States starting from 01/01/2007

11 Carlo Guaraldo 11 CroatiaTurkey Candidate countries

12 Carlo Guaraldo 12 IcelandIsraelLiechtensteinNorwaySwitzerland Associated Countries

13 Carlo Guaraldo 13 Eligible costs The three cost reporting models used in FP6 are abandoned: Additional cost model Full cost model Full cost flat rate model Participants can charge all their direct and indirect costs and have the option of a flat rate for indirect costs.

14 Carlo Guaraldo 14 Integrating Activities in public bodies and research non-profit organizations – 75% Frontier Research – 100% Coordination Actions (CA) – 100% Specific Support Actions (SSA) – 100% Marie Curie – 100% Maximum funding rates

15 Carlo Guaraldo 15 Work Programme (Orientations)

16 Carlo Guaraldo 16 Support to existing research infrastructures Integrating Activities (i) Networking Activities (ii) Transnational access (iii) Joint research activities All three categories of activities are mandatory as synergistic effects are expected from these different components.

17 Carlo Guaraldo 17 bottom-up to respond to the needs of the scientific community in all fields of science and technology, without any preference for one field over another; targeted to establish a synergy with prioritary topics within the thematics of the specific programme Cooperation. Integrating Activities approach The targeted approach for I3 was not included in FP6. An analysis was made, a posteriori, to identify those I3s addressed to specific fields.

18 Carlo Guaraldo 18 Targeted approach for Integrating Activities in FP7: examples of prioritary topics within the thematics of the specific programme Cooperation

19 Carlo Guaraldo 19 Thematic area: Health Priority topics for Integrating Activities (Appendix 1 of FP7 WP) Synergy with the Cooperation programme, (link with the thematic areas of the Cooperation specific programme) Examples of existing research infrastructures relevant to the topic in that area requiring integration at an European level... to provide access to hadron therapy facilities for particle therapy research The Cooperation program, under the Health theme, includes a pillar on "Translating research for human health", where research on cancer, cardiovascular disease and diseases of the nervous system is included. In the past 10 years, it has been demonstrated that radiotherapy with hadrons (protons and light ions) offer several advantages over conventional therapy with photons. Hadron therapy has therefore good prospects for being successfully used in early stages of tumours not amenable to surgery and in the treatment of radio-resistant tumours. Access to hadron therapy facilities established throughout Europe is essential to the above aim. The proposed topic will be of relevance for the topic "HEALTH-2007-B : Innovative combination clinical trials for multimodal cancer therapy" from the WP 1st and 2nd calls of the Health Programme. Several hadron therapy facilities with dedicated synchrotron beamlines for research and clinical purposes are available or are under construction in the following locations:1. GSI in Darmstadt, DE/ 2. The Heavy Ion Therapy Centre at the DKFZ in Heidelberg, DE/ 3.CERN PIMMS synchrotron in Geneva, CH/ 4. The PIMMS/TERA synchrotron in Pavia, IT/ 5. The MED AUSTRON synchrotron in Wiener Neustadt, AT/ 6. ETOILE synchrotron in Lyon.

20 Carlo Guaraldo 20 Thematic area: Information and Communication Technologies Priority topics for Integrating Activities (Appendix 1 of FP7 WP) Synergy with the Cooperation programme, (link with the thematic areas of the Cooperation specific programme) Examples of existing research infrastructures relevant to the topic in that area requiring integration at an European level … for nano- electronics and integrated micro- /nano-systems research, based in particular on the networking of and transnational access to clean rooms This is particularly useful for the ICT collaborative research priority activities under "Nanoelectronics, photonics and integrated micro/nano-systems" and in particular to support collaborative research to be undertaken on the topics of "Nanoelectronics, photonics and integrated micro/nano systems", "system-on-chip and system-in-package", "photonics" "organic and large-area electronics", "display systems" and "micro/nanosystems". To keep Europe at the leading edge of ultimate scaling of electronic components and circuits, to maintain excellence in advanced materials and device research, and to continue to lead in integrated micro/nano-systems, there is a need to network and to enable transnational access to the currently world-class clean room facilities in Europe. These bring together state-of-the-art laboratories and expert knowledge in many different yet equally critical competencies and enable cross-disciplinary transfers. Today, a large number of universities and specialized centers including also the industrially oriented institutes provide relevant scientific expertise, process modules and device architectures, e.g. IMEC, CEA-LETI, FhG, CNRS, RWTH, UCL, University of Warwick, Chalmers University of Technology, Forschungszentrum Juelich, KTH, AMO, SOTON, University of Bologna, Milan University, Vienna Technical University

21 Carlo Guaraldo 21 FP7 Budget information

22 Carlo Guaraldo 22 Budget growth over the six Framework Programmes IIIIVIIIVIV

23 Carlo Guaraldo 23 Budget breakdown of the FP7 ( ) (in million ) Council's agreement of July 2006 COOPERATION IDEAS7.460 PEOPLE4.728 CAPACITIES4.217 TOTAL50.521

24 Budget breakdown of the specific programme Capacities (in million ) Programmes Council's agreement of July 2006 CAPACITIES Research Infrastructures1.850 (1.780*) Research for the benefit of SMEs1.336 Regions of Knowledge126 Research Potential370 Science in Society280 Coherent development of research policies 70 Activities of International Co- operation 185 TOTAL CAPACITIES4.217 * October 2006

25 Budget per call (in M) & possible timing of calls ActivityBudget Call 1 Dec Call 2 (+) Dec Call 3 Dec Call 4 (*) Dec Integrating activities ICT-based e- Infrastructures Design studies Construction phase Construction +RSFF Support measures (RTD) Total (+) 4-years contracts (*) topping up: reserved to selected projects in Call 2: + 1 year contract

26 Implementations of calls Call 1 Date of publication: early 2007 (advance notice in December 2006) Closure date(s): Spring 2007 (March 2007) Invited topics Activity/Area (millions) indicative 1. Support to existing research infrastructures 1.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based e- infrastructures Support to new research infrastructures 2.1 Design studies Construction - preparatory phase135

27 Carlo Guaraldo 27 Implementations of calls Invited topics Activity (millions) indicative 1. Support to existing research infrastructures 1.1 Integrating Activities Bottom-up approach, i.e. in all scientific and technological fields (58%) 168* Targeted approach: Integrating Activities in specific fields (42%) ICT-based e-infrastructures95 Call 2 – First call for Integrating Activities Date of publication: early 2008 (advance notice in December 2007) Closure date(s): Spring 2008 (March 2008) * Budget allocated to I3s in the first call of FP6 was 203 M

28 Carlo Guaraldo 28 Basic research (bottom up I3) compared to finalized research (targeted I3): from more than 85% in FP6 to less than 60% in FP7 Duration of a contract: from (4)-5 years in FP6 to 4 years in FP7 not 7 years Budget allocation to I3s in the first call: from 203 M in FP6 to 168 M in FP7 Observations (1)

29 Carlo Guaraldo 29 More selection in the first call (20% less budget allocated): selected projects in FP6: 24 in 2003 (14 I3, 1 CA, 9 SSA) 10 in 2004 (3 I3, 2 CA, 5 SSA) possible selected projects in FP7 (assuming a percentage reduction): 19 in 2008 ( 11 Integrating Activities) More competition in the first call: Should we expect that two I3s in Nuclear Physics will be both selected? Observations (2) WARNING! This statement does NOT mean to wish for a merging!

30 Carlo Guaraldo 30 1.To have good scientific ideas creating multiple interconnections between activities to achieve an overall integrating effect 2.To have a strong steering committee 3.To have a dedicated full-time project coordinator * 4.To have a full-time management team and a strong support from the coordinating organisation * Suggestions from a FP6 Coordinator: ingredients to win the competition * essential in the negotiation phase with the EC * mandatory for managing the project efficiently and effectively


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