Presentation on theme: "FP7 Cooperation & the forest based industries. Dr John Dardis, National Contact Point FAFB The right proposal in the right place 18 dec 2007."— Presentation transcript:
FP7 Cooperation & the forest based industries. Dr John Dardis, National Contact Point FAFB The right proposal in the right place 18 dec 2007
OUTLINE AN APOLOGY!!! General Comments on FP7 FAFB FP6 v FP7 Activities 2007 experience 2008 Opportunities Shaping the Future Useful Information
The Structure of FP7 4 specific programmes Cooperation – 9 Thematic Areas/ Priorities Ideas – Scientific Excellence – Think SFI!! People – Marie Curie Capacities - SMEs, regional potential, Science in Society and international cooperation.
Thematic Breakdown Within the Cooperation Programme Thematic AreaBudget (€m)% Health 6,05019 Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology 1,9356 Information and Communication Technologies 9,11028 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies 3,50011 Energy 2,3007 Environment (including Climate Change) 1,9006 Transport (including Aeronautics) 4,18013 Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities 6102 Space & Security 2,7809 Total Cooperation Budget 32,365
DEFINITIONS FOR FAFB SMALL COLLABORATIVE PROJECT – up to €3m LARGE COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS & NETWORKS OF EXCELLENCE - €3 - 6m COORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTIONS - €1m
DEFINITIONS FOR FAFB SMALL COLLABORATIVE PROJECT – up to €3m 3 indept legal entities each in MS or AC, no 2 of which are in the same MS/AC SICA 4 indept legal entities, 2 must be in different MS/AC, other 2 in different international co- op partner countries CSA (co-ordination action 3 indept legal entities each in MS or AC, no 2 of which are in the same MS/AC CSA (support action) At least 1 indept legal entity Even more defined thereafter!
WHY WOULD I GET INVOLVED IN FP7 Simple psychology To work with and be the best in the EU at what you do Status.... You and your college Implications for career and future funding eg DAF Movement to other institutions (outside coop) Attracting the best post grads and post docs..
Theme Area 2: FAFB Continuity with FP 6 Food Quality and Safety??!! 7 Year Programme Major differences: +Sustainable Agriculture Research +FORESTRY Importance of Biotech aspect to research Fisheries Overlaps with Health, Energy, Environment, Nanosciences
The Objective and Context Bringing together Science, Industry and other Stakeholder to exploit new and emerging research opportunities that address social, environmental and economic challenges: The demand for: safer, healthier, high quality food Sustainable use and production or renewable bio-resources Increasing risk of epizootic and zoonotic diseases Food related disorders Threats to sustainability and security of ag, aquaculture and fisheries Animal welfare READ IT!! NEVER WRITE A PROPOSAL THAT DOESN’T REFER TO THESE REFERENCE EU POLICY DOCS (RUSSIA INDIA CHINA)
ACTIVITIES – FAFB’s 3 PARTS 2.1 Sustainable Production and Management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments 2.2 Fork to Farm: Food, Health and Well Being 2.3 Life Sciences & Biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes
2.1 Sustainable Production and Management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments Enabling Research Incr Sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture) Optimised animal health production and welfare across agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture Socio-economic research and support to policies
2.2 Fork to Farm: Food, Health and Well Being Consumers Nutrition Food Processing Food Quality and Safety Environmental Impacts & Total Food Chain
2.3 Life Sciences & Biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes Improved Biomass & Plant based renewables Bioprocesses Environmental biotechnologies; Use of waste and by-products
Where do the calls come from? Advisory Committee Programme Committee SCAR Research Community EFSA JRC etc Expert workshops Conferences Ongoing Research analysis TPs Interservices in Commission
2007 Topics covered CALL 1 November Publication Activity 2.2 Increased sustainability Novel Forest Tree Breeding Developing new methods for valuing and marketing of currently non-marketable forest goods and services Activity 2.4 Socio-Economic and Support to Policies Policy and institutional aspects of sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural development in the Mediterranean partner countries Activity 3.1 Improved Biomass and Plant Based Renewables FOREST PRODUCTS - New forest based products and processes
2007 LESSONS LEARNED Stick to the guidelines Stick to the budgets Partners for partners sakes gone due to money constraints Influencing Calls – change in landscape from FP6 our system is evolving and this must be taken into consideration Two Stage evaluations Out!!
2007 IRELANDS PERFORMANCE IN FAFB Overall Success Rate 15% 29% of Proposals with Irish partner successful Prof Mike Gibney 1 st Irish co-ord in Theme 2% of total budget secured ie €3.7m 10 Irish Partners successful from: UCD, Teagasc, TCD, Marine Institute
2008 Call Published 29 Nov 07 Closing Date 26 feb 2008 One Stage Evaluation Watch the rules!!
2008 Topics CALL 2B Activity 2.2 Increased sustainability Improved agro-forestry systems for sustainable farming Forecasting forest diversity under the influence of climatic changes and the consequences for stability and productivity of forest ecosystems Forest energy - Short rotation forestry as a sustainable and eco-efficient land use management system for fossil fuels substitution within CDM-projects Activity 3.1 Improved Biomass and Plant Based Renewables Upgrading of wood, wood-related residues and humic-origin substances to added-value chemicals and materials: from biological understanding to innovative application
Other Themes ENERGY Matthew Kennedy Matthew.Kennedy@sei.ie Emphasis will be given to the following activities: Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Renewable fuel production Renewables for heating and cooling CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation Clean Coal Technologies Smart energy networks Energy efficiency and savings Knowledge for energy policy making
Other Themes ENVIRONMENT BRIAN DONLON email@example.com As environmental problems extend beyond national frontiers and natural resources are under pressure, Europe needs a new sustainable relationship with the environment. Funded actions focus on: predicting climate, ecological, earth and ocean systems changes; tools and technologies for monitoring, prevention and mitigation of environmental pressures and risks including on health; sustainability of the natural and man-made environment.
GETTING INVOLVED Do the training courses Talk to your NCP – Our network will help you out Find the partners – Harrass, cajole….Pick up the phone Use partner search Co-ordinate?? Get the financial assistance Meet the research officer
Financial Assistance DAF will continue support for Researchers Coordinator - preparation of proposal up to €25,000 Other Assistance from EI: Travel Support Feasibility Studies www.fp7-ireland.com Forms found at: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/FP6/Funding/Enterprise+Ireland+Funding.htm
Planning for the future – how your NCP can help If we want to shape future calls, now is the time Talk to me about your area…. Think EU Give me the ammo. I will happily fight in Brussels once material is clear Get involved in EU projects, COST, ERA NET etc THINK BEYOND CO_OP PROGRAMME – I can help
USEFUL WEBSITES www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home.html www.europa.eu.int/comm/research/future/index_en.html www.europa.eu.int/comm/research/future/index_en.html Cordis News: www.cordis.europa.eu/news/en/home.htmlwww.cordis.europa.eu/news/en/home.html www.fp7-ireland.com www.fp7-ireland.com Expert Evaluators: www.cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/index www.cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/index Do the training courses Official Websites
Contact Details Dr. John Dardis & Dr Deirdre Corcoran FP7 National Contact Point for Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Tel: 01-607-2351 John.firstname.lastname@example.org GET ON OUR MAILING LIST!! IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING LET US KNOW!!
Project Structures FP6FP7 Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) Collaborative Projects Small or Medium Scale Large-scale Integrated Project Integrated Projects (IP) Specific Support Actions (SSA) Coordinated and Support Actions Coordinating Supporting Coordinating or Support Co-ordinated Action (CA) Network of Excellence (NOE)