Presentation on theme: "04/12/2013 HORIZON 2020 The New EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 Maive Rute DG Research & Innovation European Commission."— Presentation transcript:
1 04/12/2013HORIZON 2020The New EU Framework Programme for Research and InnovationMaive Rute DG Research & Innovation European Commission
2 04/12/2013What is Horizon 2020The new European Union programme for research and innovation forA budget of just over €79 billion; 30 per cent higher in real terms than the periodA core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area:Responding to the economic crisis to invest in jobs and growthAddressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environmentStrengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology2
3 04/12/2013What's newAn integrated programme coupling research to innovation – support from research to retail, bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives*Challenge based - tackling major challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transportStrong focus on SMEsOpen to the rest of the worldMajor simplification - for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyondThe 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)3
5 Priority 1. Excellent science (24.4 Billion Euro) 04/12/2013Priority 1. Excellent science (24.4 Billion Euro)Why:World class science isthe foundation of tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and well-beingEurope needs to develop,attract and retain researchtalentResearchers need accessto the best infrastructuresEuropean Research CouncilFrontier research by the best individual teams13.095Future and Emerging TechnologiesCollaborative research to open new fields of innovation2.696Marie Sklodowska-Curie ActionsOpportunities for training and career development6.162Research Infrastructures (including e-infrastructure-Ensuring access to world-class facilities2.4885
6 Priority 2. Industrial leadership (17 Billion Euro) 04/12/2013Priority 2. Industrial leadership (17 Billion Euro)Why:Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g.advanced manufacturing,micro-electronics) underpininnovation across existing andemerging sectorsEurope needs to attractmore private investment inresearch and innovationEurope needs more innovativeSMEs to create growth and jobsLeadership in enabling and industrial technologies(ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space)13.557Access to risk financeLeveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation2.842Innovation in SMEsFostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMES616 +complemented by expected 20% of societal challenges and LEITs + 'Access to risk finance' with strong SME focus'
7 Priority 3. Societal challenges (30 Billion Euro) 04/12/2013Priority 3. Societal challenges (30 Billion Euro)Health, demographic change and wellbeing7.472Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy3.851Secure, clean and efficient energy5.931Smart, green and integrated transport6.339Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials3.081Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies1.310Secure societies1.695Science with and for society462Spreading excellence and widening participation816Why:Concerns of citizens and society/EU policy objectives(climate, environment, energy,transport etc.) cannot beachieved without innovationBreakthrough solutionscome from multi-disciplinarycollaborations, including socialsciences & humanitiesPromising solutions need to betested, demonstrated andscaled up
8 04/12/2013Major SimplificationA single set of rules for all funding under Horizon 2020Fewer, more flexible, funding instrumentsMore coherent with other new EU ProgrammesSimpler reimbursement: 1 project = 1 funding rate100% of the total eligible costs (70% for innovation actions)Single flat rate for indirect costs (25% of eligible costs)Faster time to grantWithin 8 months of call deadline in most cases4. Fewer, better targeted controls and audits5. Coherent implementationThrough dedicated agencies with central support service within the CommissionSingle IT system6. Simplification in grant agreementsNo time-sheets for personnel working full time on a project8
9 04/12/2013Strong focus on SMEsIn collaborative projects - 20% of total budget for societal challenges and enabling & industrial technologies to go to SMEsA new SME instrument in all societal challenges and enabling & industrial technologies (7% of relevant budgets)Simplification of particular benefit to SMEs (e.g. single entry point)Eurostars joint programme with Member States and associated countries for research-intensive SMEsSupport measures under 'Innovation in SMEs' - networking and brokering; SMEs to ‘spin in’ technology by connecting to researchers and innovators across EuropeAccess to risk finance to have a strong SME focus - (debt and equity facilities)9
10 Partnerships with industry and Member States 04/12/2013Partnerships with industry and Member States€22 billion Innovation Investment Package proposed by Commission (July 2013)Joint Technology Initiatives (with industry under Article 187):Innovative Medicines InitiativeClean Sky (Aeronautics)Fuel Cell and HydrogenBiobased industriesElectronic components and systemsJoint programmes (with Member States, under Article 185)European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)European Metrology Research ProgrammeEurostars (for SMEs)Active and Assisted Living10
11 International cooperation 04/12/2013International cooperationPrinciple of general openness: the programme will remain to be the most open funding programme in the worldOpen to the association of: enlargement countries / EFTA / European Neighbourhood (and others associated to FP7)Targeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation11
12 New approach to work programmes and calls 04/12/2013New approach to work programmes and callsMore strategic work programmesFocusing on areas where EU level action has greatest impactWith a coherent set of actions from research to innovationGreater integrated across different parts of Horizon 2020Less prescriptive callsMore open to innovative proposalsStronger emphasis on impactStimulating inter-disciplinary projectsTwo year work programmesGreater participation in setting work programmes, including by citizensMore advanced notice for applicants12
13 STANDARD AWARD CRITERIA Evaluation criteriaSTANDARD AWARD CRITERIAQUALITY &EFFICIENCYOF THE ACTIONIMPACTEXCELLENCEERC frontier Research actions only EXCELLENCEInnovation actions higher weighting for 'IMPACT'Proposal evaluated by the experts 'as it is'and not as 'what could be' = no need for negotiation13
14 Simpler access through the Participant Portal Single entry point from calls to electronic submission of proposalsNew tools for smart searches for the benefit of users, including newcomers to the programme.14
15 Next steps Legislative decision on EU budget (2014-20) 04/12/2013Next stepsLegislative decision on EU budget ( )Legislative decisions on Horizon 2020Horizon 2020 launch eventsLaunch of first calls for proposalsLaunch of Joint Technology Initiatives and Joint Programmes with Member StatesOct 2013 – Feb 201411 December 2013During 201415
17 Performance of Estonia in FP7 04/12/2013Performance of Estonia in FP7Estonia participates in 411 projects (signed grant agreements)Benefiting from a total of 79 million euro EU contributionGreatest EU contribution to Estonian participants in:Health; Research for the benefit of SMEs; Marie Curie Actions; Information and Communication TechnologiesTop 5 organisations in terms of EU contributions in FP7TARTU ULIKOOLEESTI MAAULIKOOLSIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUURSIHTASUTUS ARCHIMEDESTALLINN UNIVERSITYSuccess rate for applications is 20.7 % (similar to EU average: 20.9%)17
18 Challenges for Estonian research and innovation system 04/12/2013Challenges for Estonian research and innovation systemStrengthen linkages between business, universities and research institutes – e.g. commercialisation of research resultsStronger focus on innovation – increase share of high- tech goods in economy and of employment in knowledge intensive activitiesUpgrade the role of Estonian industry in the global value chain – currently mostly driven by subcontracting manufacturingR&I human resources - increase attractiveness of R&I career18
19 Opportunities for Estonia in Horizon 2020 Opportunities in all pillars of Horizon 2020;Important to build on national and regional strengths and national investments in education, science and innovation - Smart Specialisation;Ensure an adequate support system for Horizon (through high quality NCPs);New opportunities provided by:Teaming & Twinning;ERA Chairs;Expert evaluators
20 04/12/2013Conclusions:Research and innovation triggers growth and jobs and will help us exit the crisisNeed for sustained investment in research and innovation at regional, national and EU levelA clear and smart specialisation strategy building on domains where Estonia has a good industrial tradition and S&T strengthsIncreased efforts at national level to strengthen R&I capacity to ensure successful applications for competitive EU fundingHorizon 2020 is the largest funding programme for R&I in the world: Estonian researchers should actively participate!
21 For further information Participant PortalHelpdeskExpert evaluators needed!Learn more about Horizon 2020Thank you for your attention!