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1 7 th Framework Programme Birkbeck, University of London 23 November 2011 Philippa Shelton

2 UKROs Mission UK Research Office UKROs mission is to promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities by: Enabling sponsors and subscribers to make informed decisions about participation in EU programmes and to realise the opportunities available to them; Supporting UK input into European research policy development and implementation through informing and interfacing with the appropriate bodies; and Developing and maintaining a suite of quality services that meet the evolving needs of sponsors and subscribers. UKROs mission is to promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities by: Enabling sponsors and subscribers to make informed decisions about participation in EU programmes and to realise the opportunities available to them; Supporting UK input into European research policy development and implementation through informing and interfacing with the appropriate bodies; and Developing and maintaining a suite of quality services that meet the evolving needs of sponsors and subscribers.

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4 Framework Programme 7

5 What is FP7? Main EU-level tool for meeting European Research Area objectives Aims to build the knowledge triangle (research, innovation, education) Designed to complement activities in EU Member States, as well as other EU policies Lifelong Learning Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) European Institute of Innovation and Technology National funding FP7 contains a significant international dimension FP7 Overview FP7 is the EU funding programme for research and technological development 7-year programme ( ) New Calls for Proposals each year Total budget of million Structured into four main Specific Programmes

6 FP7 Funding Opportunities Health Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biotechnology (FAFB/KBBE) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities (SESH) Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP) Security Research Infrastructures Research for the Benefit of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Activities of International Co-operation Coherent Development of Policies Individual Fellowships & Reintegration Grants Initial Training Networks, Innovative Doctoral Programmes, European Industrial Doctorates Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways International Research Staff Exchange Scheme COFUND and Researchers Night Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Co-operation – collaborative research Capacities Space People - Marie Curie Plus JRC and Euratom Proof of Concept: new, for existing grant holders only FP7 Overview Ideas – European Research Council ERC Synergy Grants new CSAs / Calls for Tender on ERC

7 FP7 Who is Eligible for Funding?

8 Who is eligible for funding? EU-27 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK Associated Countries (FP7) Albania*, Bosnia and Herzegovina *, Croatia*, Faroe Islands*, FYR Macedonia*, Iceland*, Israel*, Liechtenstein*, Moldova*, Montenegro*, Norway*, Serbia*, Switzerland and Turkey* *except Euratom FP7 - Eligibility

9 Country eligibility FP7 - Eligibility

10 Eligible for EC funding Other countries / organisations (but with NO FUNDING from the EU) Legal entities in EU member states or Associated Countries (AC) JRC International European Interest Organisations Legal entities in International Co-operation Partner Countries (ICPC) International organisations & non-ICPC third countries, only if: - Mentioned in Specific Programme or Work Programme, OR - Essential for carrying out the action, OR - Provided for in a bilateral agreement with the EC

11 FP7: Timetable

12 Recent Calls: Co-operation (1) Joint/General Activities ThemeCall identifier Deadlines FAFBFP7-KBBE /11/2011 ICTFP7-ICT FP7-ICT FP ICT-GC FP7-ICT-2011-C 17/01/ /04/ /12/2011 Various until 31/12/2012 NMPFP7-NMP-2012-LARGE-6 FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6 FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6 FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6 08/11/ /01/2012 SSHFP7-SSH FP7-SSH /02/2012 SpaceFP7-SPACE /11/2011 SecurityFP7-SEC /11/2011 FP7 Co-operation Calls

13 Recent Calls: Co-operation (2) Joint/General Activities Call / Call identifierThemes Deadlines ERANET CallHEALTH/FAFB/NMP/SSH/ ENERGY/TRANSPOT 28/02/2012 FP NMP-ICT-FoFNMP/ICT 01/12/2011 FP NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT- EeB NMP/ENV/ENERGY/ICT 01/12/2011 FP GC-MATERIALSTRANSPORT/NMP 01/12/2011 FP7 Co-operation Calls

14 Recent Calls: Capacities ThemeCall identifier Deadlines Research Infrastructures FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES /11/2011 Research for the Benefit of SMEs FP7-SME /12/2011 Regions of KnowledgeFP7-REGIONS /01/2012 Research PotentialFP7-REGPOT /01/2012 Science in SocietyFP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY /02/2012 INCOFP7-INCO (INCO-NET) FP7-INCO (BILAT) 15/11/2011 FP7 Capacities Calls

15 FP7: Application Process

16 General Trends to Expect until 2013 Innovation Union priorities Future FP7 calls will reflect Innovation Union priorities Likely to see more topics which lay the basis for innovation Examples: Eco-innovation call in Environment, ERC Proof of Concept, Demonstration in Research for the Benefit of SMEs Involving industry More topics which specify that SMEs must be involved For example, topics in FAFB theme with minimum budget to SMEs Also a focus on dissemination and communication of results Higher budget FP7 budget structured to increase in 2012 and 2013 Likely to see more proposals submitted, but more funded as well Effect of national funding situation on both application numbers and budget? ERC - Introduction

17 Process Overview FP7 Submission and Evaluation Call opens One/two stage e-submission Eligibility Check Individual Evaluation Panel Review/ Consensus Feedback (ESR) Post-evaluation Ranking Report to PC Negotiation of Proposals

18 Key documents Call Fiche (specific)Focus Work Programme (usually annual) Guide for Applicants (call and funding scheme specific) Submission EPSS Guide Rules on Submission and EvaluationBackground Model Grant Agreement, Model Consortium Agreements, Consortium Agreement check list Updatable Financial, Negotiation, IPR, Certification and Reporting Guidelines Rules of Participation FP7 and Specific Programme Text FP7 Overview

19 FP7: Co-operation

20 SMEPolicy Emerging Needs International Cooperation FP7 – Co-operation - Themes 1. Health M 2. Food, Agriculture, Fisheries & Biotechnology M 3. ICT M 4. Nanosci, Nanotech, Materials & Production Tech M 5. Energy M 6. Environment (including Climate Change) M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics) M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities 623 M 9. Space M Collaborative Research 10. Security M

21 FP7 Project Types FP7 Co-operation and Capacities have 5 main project types: Collaborative Projects S/M Scale Collaborative Projects (Small CP/ Strep) Large Scale Collaborative Projects (Large CP/ IP) Networks of Excellence (NOE) Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) Co-ordinating (CSA-CA) Supporting (CSA-SA) These may also have extra conditions: Specific International Co-operation Actions (SICA) Research for the benefit of specific groups (SMEs/CSOs) Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) ERA-NETs (and ERA-NET Plus) Other project types: Any area of FP7 or outside - Calls for tender FP7 Ideas - European Research Council (ERC) FP7 People - Marie Curie Actions Others linked with FP7 – calls run by existing ERA-NETs (and ERA-NET Plus) projects, Galileo, EDCTP, JTIs, Joint Programmes…. Project Stage – Proposal Prep

22 FP7 Co-operation: Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

23 Socio-economic sciences and humanities 6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators 5. The citizen in the European Union 7. Foresight activities 4. Europe in the world 3. Major trends in society and their implications 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society 2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective 8. Horizontal actions FP7 Co-operation - SSH

24 SSH Approach for New approach: Identifies important Societal Challenges for the EU to be addressed by specific set of research actions Work Programmes will still include some topics to be addressed by smaller collaborative projects and CSA But: Main funding scheme to be used = Collaborative Projects (Large Scale Integrating Research Projects) Four to five years in duration Minimum EC contribution = 5,500,000 (note – less than in previous calls) At least 7 partners from 7 MS/ACs FP7 Co-operation - SSH

25 SSH 2012 call Based on four priorities Innovation Union in support of smart growth Inclusive and sustainable growth Reshaping the European economy & strengthening the political unity of the EU Support for developing the external policies of the EU Two calls: one for large-scale projects (FP7-SSH ): 39 million one for small-medium-scale projects and CSAs (FP7-SSH ): 48 million - maximum funding limits in WP for all topics Funding allows for one project per large-scale challenge, one-two per topic Deadline for both calls = 2 February 2012 FP7 Co-operation - SSH

26 2012 – Societal Challenges Education systems in the 21 st century Governance of cohesion and diversity in urban contexts Making longevity an asset for economic and social development Families in transitions Human rights in the EU external relations and internal policies Exercising EU citizenship; removing barriers FP7 Co-operation - SSH

27 SSH – 2009 results by activity ActivitySubmittedFundedSuccess rate Growth, employment & competitiveness in a knowledge society % Combining economic, social & environmental objectives in a European perspective % Major trends in society & their implications % Europe in the World % The citizen in the EU % Socio-economic & scientific indicators % Foresight activities % Strategic activities % TOTAL % FP7 Co-operation - SSH

28 Joint Technology Initiatives

29 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen FCH Embedded Systems ICT ARTEMIS Aeronautics and Air Transport CLEAN SKY Innovative Medicines IMI New Nanoelectronics Approaches ENIAC Joint Technology Initiatives Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)

30 Clean Sky JTI JTI for Aeronautics and Air Transport Total cost: 1.6 billion Industry-led public-private partnership 12 founding industrial members Will fund research in ambitious and complex activities Validation of technologies at high readiness levels at scale that requires substantial public and private investment Several Calls for Proposals each year JTI: Clean Sky

31 People Programme – Marie Curie Actions

32 Objectives and Policy Context: Make Europe more attractive to researchers Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers Strengthen human potential by: Encouraging people to become researchers Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility 4.7 billion Marie Curie Actions FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

33 Definition of researchers Early-Stage Researchers0 - 4 years (FTE) from obtaining degree that qualified them to embark on a doctorate Experienced Researchersi)in possession of a PhD or i)at least 4 years experience (FTE) FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

34 Transnational Mobility Requirements Must not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before application deadline / date of recruitment or secondment Mobility rule now applies to all individual fellowships – no ERG option to remain in same country under CIG schemes New rule for Career Restart Panel – must not have been in host country for more than 3 of 5 years prior to deadline Nationality criteria remains only in IOF scheme, in which applicants must either be nationals of a MS/AC or have been residing/carrying out main activity in MS/AC for 5 years before deadline Impact sub-criterion for individual fellowships:benefit of the mobility to the ERA FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

35 Marie Curie Actions Overview: Marie Curie Actions + Co-Fund, Researchers Night Host ActionsIndividual Actions Initial Training Networks (ITN) Including: Innovative Doctoral Programmes (new) European Industrial Doctorates (new) Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Intra-European Fellowships Incoming International Fellowships Outgoing International Fellowships Career Integration Grants FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

36 Central to all MC projects The RESEARCHER, their training and mobility In order to assess eligibility (for project or fellowship), it is essential that you consider the following: The minimum or maximum amount of research experience stipulated for the action The transnational mobility requirements for the action FP7 – Marie Curie Actions

37 Marie Curie Actions - Deadlines & Budgets Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways 19/04/ million Researchers Night10/01/20124 million Initial Training Networks (ITN)12/01/ million COFUND15/02/ million IRSES18/01/ million Career Integration Grants (CIG)06/03/ million Intra- European Fellowships (IEF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) 16/08/ m 40 m 440 m FP7 Marie Curie Actions Calls

38 FP7:Capacities

39 Activities FP7 - Capacities Capacities – Research Capacity (4 217 million) 1. Research infrastructures 1 715m 2. Research for the benefits of SMEs1 336m 3. Regions of Knowledge 126m 4. Research Potential 340m 5. Science in Society 330m 7. Coherent dev. of research policies 70m 6. International co-operation 180m Co-ordination of national programmes (incl. ERA-NET +)

40 FP7 Capacities: Research for the Benefit of SMEs

41 Research for the Benefit of SMEs Policy Background SMEs at heart of European industry and the Europe 2020 Strategy Playing an increasingly important role in a globalised economy Key component in turning knowledge into products, processes and services EU Member States have their own support actions for SMEs - EU level actions are necessary to complement and enhance these FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

42 Objective is to provide financial support to SMEs or SME associations to outsource R & D, with a view to acquiring IPR, and preferably ownership, of the project results Strengthens innovation capacity of SMEs Supports SMEs or SME associations in need of outsourcing research to RTD performers (including universities and research centres) Support given through 3 main calls: Research for SMEs Research for SME associations Demonstration action FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

43 Specific activities For 2012, three main SME-specific schemes will be implemented: Activity Research for SMEs Supports small groups of innovative SMEs to solve common/ complimentary technological problems Short-term projects centred on innovation needs of SMEs Must demonstrate clear exploitation potential for SMEs FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

44 Specific activities (continued) Activity Research for SME Associations Helps to develop techncal solutions to common problems Focus on specific industrial sectors or segments of the value chain Covers areas such as conforming to EU norms, standards and regulatory requirements Project duration of several years Must also involve a number of individual SMEs FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

45 Specific activities (continued) Activity Demonstration action (piloted in 2011 call) To support projects which enable SMEs to carry out demonstration activities before a product enters the market Activities can include: testing of product-like prototypes, implementation of new technical solutions or market studies/business plans SME must take the lead within the consortium Project duration foreseen to be 1.5 to 2 years In 2012 call, this is only open to SMEs/SME Associations which have previously participated in successful projects FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

46 2012 Call Participation requirements: At least 3 participants must be independent SMEs established in at least 3 EU Member States or FP7 Associated Countries At least 2 participants must be RTD performers independent from any other participant Other legal entities, such as other enterprises or end- users that make a particular contribution to the project and to solving specific problems or needs of SMEs may participate, though not in a dominant role FP7 Capacities Research for the Benefit of SMEs

47 FP7: Finances

48 FP Finances – Key Principles Co-financing principle: Usually based on reimbursement of direct and indirect costs Lump sums or flat rates in certain actions Balancing EC and own contribution No need for hard cash own contribution No profit No commercial activities Different project types/funding schemes EC principles of eligible costs and non-eligible costs Remember that fEC is not the same as full reimbursement FP7 Financial Issues

49 Maximum reimbursement rates* FP7 – Industry FP7 – Public Bodies, Universities, SMEs, etc. RTD 50%75% Demonstration 50% Other** 100% ** Co-ordination and Support Actions, Training, Management Intro to FP7 Finances

50 FP7 Funding Schemes FP7 – Funding Schemes Co-operation Theme 2011 Collaborative Projects (S/M) Collaborative Projects (L) Co-ordination and Support Actions Health Max 6 million (eligibility criteria) Must be from 6 to 12 million (eligibility criteria) Limits depend on call (eligibility criteria) ICT No firm limits Socio-Economic Sciences Max 2.7 million (eligibility criteria) Min 6.5 with min 7 partners (eligibility criteria) No firm limits but call specific

51 The future: Horizon 2020

52 Proposed Horizon 2020 Structure Development of Horizon 2020 Excellent Science Base European Research Council (ERC) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Marie Curie Actions Research Infrastructures Tackling Societal Challenges Health, demographics changes and well being Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action and resource efficiency including raw materials Inclusive, innovative and secure societies European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: ICT; Nanotechnologies; Advanced Materials; Biotechnology; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing; and Space Access to risk finance Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Joint Research Centre (JRC)Euratom ( ) Development of Horizon 2020

53 FP7: Further Information and Links

54 Sources of Information UKRO Website: UKRO information services: Use advanced search function on the UKRO Information Services! ERC Website: UK Marie Curie NCP: UK ERC NCP: Other NCPs: Cordis: Technology Platforms: platforms platforms FP7 – Further information

55 Further Information FP7 - Further Information CORDIS FP7 Pages: FP6 funded projects: DG Research Technology Platforms: Register as an evaluator…

56 Further Information EPSS Helpdesk Tel: IPR helpdesk Website Participant Portal me/ me/ European Commission FP7 Ethics Website FP7 – Further Information

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