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1 The European Unions 7th Research Framework Programme: EU-China Relations in S&T Opportunities for further collaboration Philippe Vialatte, EU Delegation to China Event on Opportunities with Europe, At EC2, 30 August 2011

2 2 EU Policy context lEurope 2020: smart, sustainable, inclusive growth smart, sustainable, inclusive growth innovation (Innovation Union) 7 flagship initiatives: innovation (Innovation Union), education, digital society, climate-energy-mobility, competitiveness, employment-skills, fighting poverty lInnovation Union Flagship strategy A strategic and integrated approach to research and innovation Putting in place the key conditions to make Europe attractive for research and innovation Focus on major challenges and aiming at competitiveness and jobs lHorizon 2020 under preparation: to implement Innovation Union lCurrent trends for EU-China S&T: Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement More strategic cooperation: Benefit of EU / win-win Equal partnership, Co-funding Project / programme-level cooperation task-forces (e.g. FAB) to discuss common priorities for Research

3 3 EU research: the story so far 1952:ECSC treaty; first projects started March 1955 1957:Euratom treaty; Joint Research Centre set up 1983:ESPRIT programme (ICT) 1984:First Research Framework Programme (1984-1987) 1987:Second Research Framework Programme (1987-1991) 1990: Third Research Framework Programme (1990-1994) 1994: Fourth Research Framework Programme (1994-1998) 1998: Fifth Research Framework Programme (1998-2002) 2002: Sixth Research Framework Programme (2002-2006) 2007: Seventh Research Framework Programme (2007-2013) 2014: Horizon 2020 (2014-2020)

4 4 7 th Framework Programme (2007 – 2013) EURO 53 billion

5 5 Cooperation Programme – Collaborative Research 10 Thematic Priority Areas 1. Health6050 M 2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology1935 M 3. Information and Communication Technologies9110 M 4. Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and 3500 M new Production Technologies 5. Energy2300 M 6. Environment (including Climate Change)1900 M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics)4180 M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities 610 M 9. Space1430 M 10. Security1350 M

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7 7 7 th EU Research FP basic principles lTransnational cooperation lPublic calls, peer review evaluation, competitive selection lScientific Excellence, innovation lCost-sharing lParticipants own the results lFully open to international participation

8 8 EU-China:2 main types of S&T cooperation using FP7 lBottom up: openness of the EU 7 th Research FP All calls open for participation by researchers from all countries. For certain partner countries – including China – participation in FP7 projects can be partly funded by the EU. lTop down: EU-China strategic S&T Cooperation: joint / parallel Calls for Proposals based on shared priority and co- investment of resources Targeted opening, Twining, Coordinated calls

9 9 Chinese Participation in FP7 lMARIE CURIE ACTIONS >200 Chinese researchers have been funded in FP7 MCA IRSES proposals involving 48 Chinese partners lCOOPERATION (as of 18 May 2011) In all proposals submitted u1326 Chinese partners involved in submitted proposals In the main list u243 Chinese partners involved in main-listed proposals (19% success rate) u27 M EC contribution to Chinese partners CHINA IS THE 3 RD LARGEST PARTICIPANT COUNTRY IN FP7 OUTSIDE OF EUROPE

10 10 China

11 11 EnergyEnviron.HealthICTFood, Ag, Biot Ind. Tech SecuritySpaceSocial scienc. Transp.

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13 13 How to get started? Find a call Find partners

14 14 Who can participate? lAll Cooperation thematic areas open minimum legal3 independentpartners3 different + any additional partner minimum legal consortium requirement: 3 independent partners from 3 different EU Member States (27) or associated states (13) + any additional partner (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey) lWP2012: specific topics targeting China

15 15 Submitting a Proposal A proposal is submitted electronically by the Coordinator (who must be based in Europe) lYou have to provide some administrative details of your institution lProvide inputs on your part of the proposed scientific work to the Coordinator, who will submit the proposal to the EC

16 16 Evaluation Criteria lScientific and Technological Quality Concepts, objectives, work plan, relevance to Call for proposals lImplementation Quality of participants and consortium, distribution of resources, management lImpact Contribution to work programme expected impacts, dissemination and exploitation of results

17 17 Key success factors for applicants lCompetition is tough: only the best proposals get funded –about 15-25% of proposals get funded, variation in areas lProposals must be within the scope of the Call for Proposals lThe Consortium of partners must be excellent in their field and appropriate to the task to be performed – select the right partners lThe proposal must address all the evaluation criteria – scientific and technological quality, implementation, impact lRespect the basic rules – deadlines, number of participants, ceilings, length, ethics, …

18 18 deadlines by the end of the year Examples of S&T topics in the call for proposals 2012 launched on 20 July 2011 (with deadlines by the end of the year)

19 19 Health Examples of topics covered in the next call: lActivity 1: Biotechnology, generic tools and medical technologies for human health Technologies for personalised medicine Research on Transplantation and on therapeutic DNA/RNA delivery lActivity 2: Translating research for human health Rare diseases research Research on Ageing, Diabetes and Systems Medicine Infectious diseases: HIV/TB/Malaria/HCV lActivity 3: Optimising the delivery of healthcare Health service delivery and Health Technology Assessment Health systems and services in low and middle income countries See:

20 20 Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology lSustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments lFood (including seafood), health and well being lLife sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes lInternational cooperation mandatory in Conversion of bio-waste in developing countries and Novel protein sources lFibre crops topic with China Budget for call 2011 about 310M EURO Deadline: November 15 See:

21 21 Information and Communication Technologies ChallengesObjectives Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service infrastructures Future Networks - Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering Trustworthy ICT Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) Alternative Paths to Components and systems Very Advanced Nanoelectronic Components - Smart Components and Smart Systems Integration - Core and Disruptive Photonic Technologies Technologies for Digital Content and languages Intelligent Information Management ICT for a Low Carbon EconomySmart Energy Grids - ICT for Efficient water Resources Management Cooperative Systems for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Mobility ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources Technology-Enhanced Learning Future and Emerging Technologies Unconventional Computation (UCOMP) - Dynamics of Multi-Level Complex Systems - Minimising Energy Consumption of Computing to the Limit - Coordinating Communities, Identifying New Research Topics for FET Proactive Initiatives… Science of Global Systems Horizontal ActionsPre-Commercial Procurement Actions See:

22 22 Nano-sciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies lTopics span from enabling research, to applications and demonstration activities lChallenges also addressed in Energy and Energy Efficiency; Environment and Sustainable Development; Health and Safety lEnhanced Innovation Elements, e.g. up-scaling and demonstration activities l47 topics in nanotechnology, advanced materials, production; and factory of the future, energy-efficient buildings and green cars See:

23 23 Energy Budget 325 M CSP lSolar energy: cost reductions of PV systems, multifunctional PV modules; Research and demonstration on CSP; lWind energy: very large off-shore wind turbines and improvement of current turbines lOcean energy: demonstration of ocean energy farms lBiofuels: biofuels from algae; aviation jet fuels; demonstration of lignocellulosic ethanol; biomass- related logistics lHeating and cooling: medium temperature solar collectors lClean Coal Technologies: Plant integration of CO2 capture; new combustion technologies lSmart Energy Networks: Grid integration of renewable energy sources; pan-European energy networks; smart metering; battery safety lEnergy efficiency: Smart Cities lFuture Emerging Technologies See:

24 24 Energy: China specific activities See: Twinning: Targeted opening: Contacts:

25 25 Environment (including climate change) Two calls - 20 July - 255 million Focus on five challenges for resource efficiency and climate resilience: – Coping with climate change – Sustainable use and management of land and seas – Improving resource efficiency – Protecting citizens from environmental hazards – Mobilising environmental knowledge for policy, industry and society Most topic areas are evaluated through a two-stage process Emphasis on innovation All topics open to international participation

26 26 Environment (including climate change) All topics open for Chinese participation Topics with international collaboration encouraged: – Development of advanced techno-economic modelling tools for assessing costs and impacts of mitigation policies [Topic: ENV.2012.6.1-2] – Strategies, costs and impacts of adaptation to climate change [Topic: ENV.2012.6.1-3] – Exploration of the operational potential of the concepts of ecosystem services and natural capital to systematically inform sustainable land, water and urban management [Topic: ENV.2012.6.2-1] – Long-term monitoring experiment in geologically active regions of Europe prone to natural hazards: the Supersite concept [Topic: ENV.2012.6.4-2] – Integrating environmental and health data to advance knowledge of the role of environment in human health and well-being [Topic: ENV.2012.6.4-3]

27 27 Transport (including Aeronautics) See: Focus on 3 major societal challenges lEco-Innovation lSafe and seamless mobility lCompetitiveness trough Innovation 3 sub-themes - All topics open to partners from China (313M) lAeronautics and Air Transport - 150M: Level 2 (>5M) & Level 1 (<5M) Open call for long term Innovation (5M) 5 topics for IP Level 2 (65M): propulsion (2), safety (2), aero-structure 41 topics for CP Level 1 and CSA (71M): flight physics, aero-structure, propulsion, systems, avionics, production, maintenance & repair, airports, human factors, noise Biofuels for aviation (5M) and Co-funded cooperation with Japan (4M) lSustainable Surface Transport - 150M Group N° 1: Increasing railway capacity (24M) Group N° 2: Ensuring safe, green & competitive waterborne transport (28M) Group N° 3: European Green Car Initiative (63M) Group N° 4: Cross-cutting - urban mobility, ITS, safety & security (30M) Joint programming in marine and maritime research (2M) ERA-NET Transport (all surface transport modes, 3M) lSocio-economic research and cross-cutting issues – 7 topics, 13M

28 28 Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities lA SICA with CHINA was launched in 2011, implemented with the project URBA-CHINA ( Megatrends to 2050) EU-Delegation engagement in an EU-China Urbanisation Partnership, draft of joint activities lChinese institutions participate in ongoing projects and are welcome to join European partners to address any topic they consider important: this is especially the case for the research area on Europe in the World lTopics of interest include EU internal and external relations, and Integration processes in South East Asia. See:

29 29 Space Earth observation lArchiving and exchange of climate change data lEmergency response support (risk and vulnerability mapping, geo- information tools to support emergency recovery) Space science and technology lSupport the exploitation of space science and mission data lAdvanced observation technologies and instrumentation lKey technologies for space transportation and in-space activities (power generation and storage, re-entry technologies, thermal shielding, next generation of habitation modules) See: See:

30 30 Home page : FP7 Security Research projects Areas covered by WP2012 - 220M Security See:

31 31 Ideas Programme – Frontier Research lThe European Research Council – first pan-European funding organization for basic research lInvestigator-driven research /bottom-up approach. No thematic priorities lGrants for young and senior individual researchers, of any nationality, and their teams, up to five-years. No consortia, no networks. lGrant packages: Starting grant: up to 2m Advanced grant: up to 3.5m lPromotes high-quality research through competition for funds at European level, also open to researchers from outside Europe lScientific excellence is the only criterion for success lERC visit to China in June 2011 to promote ERC and encourage China applications lInternational cooperation strategy and webpage under preparation European Research Council website:

32 32 Current ERC calls for proposals Starting Independent Researcher Grants Call for Proposals lCompetition targeted at early-career research leaders, of any age, with 2-12 years of experience after their PhD. lApplicants can be of any nationality as long as they are working, or moving to work, mainly, in Europe. Team members can also be located and work in Countries outside Europe. lOpen to proposals in any field of research (from Social Sciences and Humanities to Life Sciences and Physical Sciences). lCall budget : 729.97 Mio Euro lIndividual grant : up to 2 Mio euros lDeadlines : October 2011 (for Physical Sciences/Engineering) and November 2011 (for Life Sciences/Social Sciences and Humanities)

33 33 Marie Curie Actions - Fellowships programme Initial training Networks for Early stage researchers International dimension Outgoing fellowships Incoming fellowships International reintegration grants International Staff Exchange Programmes Life long training and career development: Intra European Fellowships Co-funding of national programmes European Reintegration Grants Industry dimension Industry-academia partnership and pathways Specific actions Such as: Researchers Night; Marie Curie Awards, ERA-More; networking of NCPs

34 34 Marie Curie Actions – opportunities 5623 opportunities advertised, including 243 Marie Curie vacancies (18 May 2011)

35 35 Capacities – Research Capacity This part of the FP will enhance research and innovation capacities throughout Europe and ensure its optimal use through: lDevelopment of research infrastructures lResearch for the benefit of SMEs lSupporting development of regional research-driven clusters lUnlocking research potential in the EU region lBringing science and society closer lActivities of targeted international cooperation to support international participation across the whole of FP7

36 36 Capacities – Activities of international Cooperation Recently published call includes: lBi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation including priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies (INCO-NET, closing date: 15 Nov 2011): target regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Mediterranean Region, South-East Asian Region) lBilateral coordination for the enhancement and development of S&T Partnerships (BILAT, closing date: 15 Nov 2011): target countries: China Australia, Brazil, China, India, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South-Korea, United States of America Argentina, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Ukraine

37 37 Information Sources lParticipation in FP7: lGeneral information on European research: lList and description of projects in FP7 and 6: lEU-China S&T Relations: lAny questions? lOr lEU Research & Innovation Newsletters: To keep up to date on EU research, subscribe to newsletters: and via the Delegation website above

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