NETWORK of EXCELLENCE …the art of GETTING TOGETHER to cross RIVERS!
NETWORK of EXCELLENCE It aims at REDUCING FRAGMENTATION and ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE to increase competitiveness while fostering sustainability of EU industry What is it for? How does it work? It develops the PROGRESSIVE and LASTING INTEGRATION of multidisciplinary research TEAMS in selected areas of the Work Programme It is a NETWORK of TEAMS, working together towards a virtual research institute to achieve EXCELLENCE at the forefront of Science and Technology What is it?
INTEGRATED PROJECT …the art of BUILDING BRIDGES!
INTEGRATED PROJECT It must provide RADICAL INNOVATION, identifying integrated solutions for a sustainable, competitive and socially appealing EU industry What is it for? How does it work? It orchestrates the operational INTEGRATION of RTD, innovation-related, knowledge-management and skill- development DISCIPLINES, TECHNOLOGIES and ACTIVITIES, in dialogue with society It is a cutting-edge INSTRUMENT for ACHIEVING BREAKTHROUGH, by supporting and integrating work in different RTD disciplines and activities in a forward-looking perspective What is it?
…the art of MAKING PILLARS! SPECIFIC TARGETED RESEARCH PROJECT
It performs as a FORWARD-THINKING TOOL for FUTURE BREAKTHROUGHS, anticipating the needs of society What is it for? How does it work? It addresses the need for NEW KNOWLEDGE: planting the seeds of long term innovation, it could be considered an incubator of new ideas and paradigms It is an INSTRUMENT to explore NEW CONCEPTS at the FRONTIERS of KNOWLEDGE for supporting ambitious and highly creative research What is it?
COORDINATION ACTION …the art of BRINGING TOGETHER!
COORDINATION ACTION It aims at STRENGTHENING COORDINATION and the LINKS between different research initiatives What is it for? How does it work? It develops mutual synergies adding value to the different research initiatives It is an ACTION to bring together different RTD initiatives (EUREKA, COST, ESF, national, regional, European RTD Projects) What is it?
…the art of SUGGESTING! SPECIFIC SUPPORT ACTION
It performs as an INSTRUMENT to bring new and forward- looking ideas and creativity to RTD activities What is it for? How does it work? It launches ACTIONS such as foresight scenario-building and technology roadmaps to orient RTD activities It is an INSTRUMENT to prepare future RTD activities and policies in a foresight perspective What is it?
CONCLUSIONS (1): Industrial research research is a key element to promote a competitive competitive and sustainable sustainable industry for the European society: this goal can be achieved through radical industrial innovation … this requires new production and consumption paradigms, founded on k kk knowledge-based products, processes and services; S&T excellence …founded on S&T excellence, which integrates the existing knowledge with the creation of new one
CONCLUSIONS (2): Integration… educationskills development education and skills development should complement these activities fostering the dialogue with society… …combining materials-sciences materials-sciences, nanotechnologies nanotechnologies and production technologies technologies and bringing together multi- sectoral dimensions; enthusiasm …and generating enthusiasm for science !!! …is pivotal to transforming industry towards high-added value organisations...
INSTRUMENTS ? PurposeTarget audience EU-funded activities Indicative EU funding Average duration Optimum consortium Specific characteristics NoE Art of getting together Durable integration of participants research R&D institutes Universities mainly indirectly: Industry/ SMEs Integrating Joint Research Spreading excellence Consort. mgmt 7 million 5-15 million 48-60 months 6-12 partners Institutional COMMITMENT at strategic level from the very start & for the whole duration Limited number of partners IP Art of breakthrough Ambitious multiple objective research Industry/S MEs R&D institutes Universities Research Training Innovation Consort. mgmt 10 million 4-25 million 36-60 months 10-20 partners RADICAL INNOVATION through INTEGRATION of disciplines, techs, activities PROGRAM approach on multiple issues STREP Art of new knowledge Single objective research Industry/S MEs R&D institutes Universities Research Training Innovation Consort. mgmt 1.9 million 0.8-3 million 18-36 months 6-15 partners PROJECT approach on a single issue FRONTIERS of KNOWLEDGE CA Art of bringing together Coordination Networking R&D institutes Universities Industry/S MEs Meetings seminars workshops info systems Consort. mgmt 1 million 0.5-1.8 million 18-36 months 13-26 partners NO funding research activities Activities for coordination (programme approach) SSA Art of forward- looking supporting Orient RTD activities R&D institutes Universities Industry/S MEs Foresight scenario- building Technology roadmaps 0.5 million 0.03-1 million 9-30 months 1-15 partners NO funding research Project approach Possibility of one single participant
New Instruments: Networks of Excellence Integrated projects Traditional Instruments: Specific targeted research projects Coordination actions Specific support actions Europides has got the instruments!
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