Presentation on theme: "Anthea Fabri Horizon 2020 National NCP Coordinator"— Presentation transcript:
1 Anthea Fabri Horizon 2020 National NCP Coordinator Support for researchers through the National Contact Point (NCP) OrganisationAnthea FabriHorizon 2020 National NCP Coordinator
2 Outline: General purposes of NCPs The Maltese NCP System Tasks of the NCPsTips for SuccessMalta’s participation in FP7
3 Context:National Contact Point (NCP) Systems are established to promote equal and consistent support;Objective: to provide information about the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and give support to applicants at all stages of the application process.
4 General purpose of NCPs NCP systems are established, operated and financed by National Governments;National authorities will ensure compliance with ‘minimum standards and guiding principles’;EC provides general and specialist information on Horizon 2020 to the NCPs, promotes the cooperation through transnational networks and trainings.
5 Rules of Participation Publication of CallsRules of ParticipationEuropean CommissionResearchers /OrganisationsNational Contact Points
6 The Maltese NCP SystemThe Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is mandated by the Government as the NCP Organisation for Horizon 2020 – the New Framework Programme – to provide targeted information and hands-on advice;NCPs for different areas of Horizon 2020 nominated;Every local NCP is part of a NCP network at European level.
7 Tasks of the National Contact Points 1. We inform2. We advise3. We connect
8 1. We inform Identify opportunities for Malta in current calls; Circulate general and specific information on Horizon 2020;Organise information and promotional activities;Provide information as necessary on other European RTD-programmes such as COSME, COST.
9 2. We advise Offer one-to-one consultations and full confidentiality; Assist researchers and organisations in particular new actors and SMEs;Assist in partner searchers (internet based tools, cooperation networks, EEN etc.);Advise on administrative procedures, rules and issues (role and responsibilities of participants, rights and obligations, funding schemes...);
10 2. We advise cont.. Advise on joining consortia and proposal writing; Organise training sessions for specific groups or on particular topics;Review proposals before submission;Advise during project negotiation and project implementation stages.
11 3. We connect Brokerage events; Consortium meeting; Partner Search Platforms:NCP Networks;Direct contact with NCPs;Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
12 Cooperation between NCPs and Commission Services – Main interactions: Provide information and data related to the mandate of NCPs;Invite NCPs to participate in information and awareness activities;Provide information at the earliest possible time on work programmes, roadmaps, upcoming calls, changes in administrative rules etc.;Address problems, identify good practices;Provide relevant distribution material.
13 Tips for Success.. Think Strategic; Have a New and Innovative Idea; Have a Strong Profile;Be Selective and Realistic;Be close to your business;Learn from Past Experiences;Read ALL documents;Raise Issues Early (IP, financial issues);Speak to your NCP.
14 Malta’s participation in FP7 €17.4 million in funds;146 projects;173 local participants;20 projects coordinated by MT entities.
15 Thank you!For further information: Anthea Fabri Horizon 2020 National NCP Coordinator Malta Council for Science and Technology, Tel:Find out more: