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1 European R&D Support Programme ACCESSING EUROPEAN FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

2 What is FP7 Really About? Bringing together talent from –Across Europe –Across disciplines –Across sectors –Across types of organisation To contribute to …

3 FP7 Vision The European Union becoming the world's leading research area. By …

4 FP7 Method Promoting and investing in world-class state-of-the-art research, based primarily upon the principle of excellence in research. In order to …

5 FP7 Goal address European social, economic, environmental, public health and industrial challenges, serve the public good and support developing countries Through …

6 FP7 Impact wide use and dissemination of the knowledge generated by publicly funded research activity

7 Summary Diversity … making Europe the best in research … by doing world-class research … that addresses specific objectives … and delivers practical benefits.

8 COOPERATION Collaborative Research IDEAS (European Research Council) Frontier Research PEOPLE (Marie Curie) Human Potential CAPACITIES Research infrastructures & capacities FP7 Structure

9 Key Questions before you start Is FP7 relevant to me? –Have I got something to offer FP7? –Has FP7 got something to offer me? Is FP7 suitable for me? –Topics –Timescales –Terms –Trade-offs

10 Planning & Preparation Shape ideas into project Circulate plans – build (or join) consortium Respond to relevant opportunities Identify opportunities Information service (Cordis, NCP, RCP) Use existing links & networks (Technology Platforms, NoE) Identify sota & existing projects What expertise is required Discuss… (RCP, NCP, Brussels) Links & partner search facilities Conferences / Brussels events Technology Platforms Use support services (e.g. alerts to calls) Focus on call REVIEW YOUR OBJECTIVES PROPOSAL PREPARATION (or join a project)

11 Evaluation Criteria (Cooperation) S&T Quality Scientific and/or technological excellence (relevant to the topics addressed by the call) Concept Objectives SOTA Methodology Impact Potential impact through the development, dissemination and use of project results Contribution to impacts Dissemination IP Exploitation Implementation Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the management Management structures Individual participants Consortium Allocation of resources Different sub-criteria for different calls and funding schemes

12 Evaluation Thresholds ( Example) Minimum threshold S/T quality 3/5 Implementation 3/5 Impact 3/5 Overall threshold 10/15

13 How can we help you? Free help line Provision of basic information and advice on FP7 Diagnostic visits To discuss suitability of potential projects and how you can participate Workshops Based on specific calls and themes, providing practical advice, hints and tips E-bulletins Highlighting upcoming calls for proposals, partnering opportunities, case studies and other FP7 news

14 How can we help you? FP7 Toolkit Provision of simplified guides to participation Partner Searches Seeking partners for projects initiated in Yorkshire and also opportunities to involve Yorkshire based organisations in other EU projects Proposal Support One to one guidance on preparing FP7 proposals and independent evaluation of documentation prior to submission

15 All Support is FREE

16 Hints and Tips – The Basics Ensure your proposal addresses the work programme. Write a precise, concise and readable proposal. offer enough detail and justification of costs and work packages Address the evaluation criteria in a balanced way. Rapid response to Commission requests for any clarifications.

17 Hints & Tips - Strengthen the Bid Strong partners in all areas Clear aims and shared vision Good geographical and sectoral coverage Clear roles and responsibilities (complimentarity) Transparency and efficient administration

18 Hints & Tips – Project outcomes Credible dissemination reaching all parts of Europe Intellectual Property management Clear understanding of how partners will benefit What will Europe get out of it?

19 European R&D Support Programme Thank you for listening Any questions?


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