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Practical tips to participation in EU RTDI Projects How to get started? Ömer Ceylan STELLA Consulting, Belgium
The context: Whats the catch? Success rates - 10 – 20% (FP7, CIP, etc.) Funding - Co-funding (50-75%) Eligibility - Partnership, financial and technical capacity, types of activities, budget Application procedure - Fully conform + excellent proposal + patience & flexibility Advantages?
Typical features of Community Programmes (FP7, CIP, etc.) Transnational projects implemented by multinational and interdisciplinary consortia Projects and activities of Community interest Calls Mostly top-down definition of topics Competition at the EU level Evaluation in Brussels
How to begin? Project idea vs. call for proposal (or vice-versa) Surf and read Official documents (Work Programme, Guides, etc.) Previously funded projects (project databases) State of the art Policy background and Commissions priorities
How to succeed? Applicability and replication potential European added value / Contribution to the EU Sensible partnership – clear roles, synergies, balance (geographical, institutional, disciplinary) Innovation / going beyond the state of the art Evaluation criteria and the evaluation process Subcontracting – never for any activity/work that is core part of the project!
Final tips Keep regular track of calls (e.g. make a database) Identify your (organisations) role and capacity Create a partner profile (and distribute it) Register yourself as an evaluator (FP7, CIP, etc.) Check also other programmes: LIFE+, LLP, e-TEN, TEN-T, and many more Dont give up!
Thank you for your attention & Good luck with your projects!