Presentation on theme: "Pan European Research Infrastructures and Horizon 2020"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pan European Research Infrastructures and Horizon 2020 1
2 Research Infrastructures Facilities, resources, organisational systems and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and innovation in their fields
3 The Knowledge Triangle at Work To be a genuinely competitive in the knowledge economy, one must be better:in producing knowledge through researchin diffusing it through educationin applying it through innovationResearch-Infrastructuresinnovationresearcheducation
4 Why an EU Approach for Research Infrastructures? To open access to the research infrastructures existing in the individual Member State to all European researchersTo avoid duplication of efforts and to coordinate and rationalise the use of these research infrastructuresTo trigger the exchange of best practice, develop interoperability of facilities and resources, develop the training of the next generation of researchersTo connect national research communities and increase the overall quality of the research and innovationTo help pooling resources so that the Union can also acquire and operate research infrastructures globally
5 Horizon 2020 is differentA strong challenge-based approach, allowing applicants to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutionsSimplified list of possible types of action (e.g. research and innovation -100%; innovation actions - 70%,…)Less prescription, strong emphasis on expected impactBroader topicsCross-cutting issues mainstreamed (e.g. social sciences, gender, international cooperation …)
6 A strategic programming approach Work programme preparation based on guidance obtained from a strategic programming exerciseTo increase impact of the funding, and a more integrated approachWork programmes with a 2 year-durationLeitmotif of the first work programme is the economic crisis and the path to sustainable growth - Horizon 2020 can make a significant contribution to this effort'key drivers' (competitiveness innovation and growth, leverage of industry, access to finance, new knowledge and skills, enabling technologies…), used to identify areas on which resources and effort will be focused for maximum impact
7 Focus AreasStrategic programming identifies focus areas, each covered by a specific call, that:Bring together activities from different challenges and enabling technologiesProvide support across the innovation chain from research, to development, to proof of concept, piloting, demonstration projects, and to setting standards and policy frameworks.Make use of the full spectrum of funding schemes and types of action e.g. research and innovation actions, innovation actions, ERANets, SME instrument…Integrate different perspectives, including from the social sciences and humanities, gender perspectives, and international strategy
8 Time scheduleDiscussion with Member States and Associated Countries representatives:October – NovemberFirst meeting of the Expert Advisory Group for RI in Horizon 2020:23 October 2013Publication first calls: 11 December 2013 (tentative)Deadlines for submission of RI proposals:September 2014Early 2015
9 From FP7 to Horizon 2020More focused support to the implementation and operation of world- class infrastructures such as ESFRI infrastructuresBroader access to and deeper integration of European research infrastructuresFoster the innovation potential of research infrastructuresWiden the participation to pan-European research infrastructuresMore support to e-infrastructuresReinforce policy support to European strategy on research infrastructuresDevelop international dimension of the actions
10 Industrial leadership Horizon 2020– Framework Programme for Research and Innovation ( )Excellent scienceEuropean Research CouncilFuture and Emerging TechnologiesMarie Curie actionsEuropean Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) – M€Societal challengesIndustrial leadershipHealth, demographic change, wellbeingFood security, sustainable agriculture, marine - maritime research, bio-economySecure, clean and efficient energySmart, green, integrated transportClimate action, resource efficiency, raw materialsInclusive, innovative and secure societiesLeadership in enabling and industrial technologies (ICT, space, nanotechnologies, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology)Access to risk financeInnovation in SMEs
11 Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020: structure of the work proramme 1. Developing the European RIs for 2020 and beyondDeveloping new world-class RIsIntegrating and opening national and regional RIs of pan-European interestDevelopment, deployment and operation of ICT based e-Infrastructures2. Fostering the innovation potential of RIs and their human resources3. Reinforcing European RI policy and international cooperation
12 A Coherent Toolbox of Activities EU Structural Funds & National FundingConceptPreparationImplementationOperationESFRI & Other World Class RI (OWCRI)of pan European interestIntegrating ActivitiesDesignStudyPreparatoryPhaseSupport to Implementation & OperationIndividual projects - ClustersInnovation & Human resourcesPolicy support actions – International Cooperation
13 Research Infrastructures – Calls 4 Calls - 22 topics in totalDeveloping new world-class Research InfrastructuresIntegrating and Opening RI of pan-European Intereste-InfrastructuresInnovation, Human resources, Policy and International cooperation for research infrastructures
14 Call 4 Support to Innovation, Human Resources, Policy & International Cooperation Innovation support measures This topic comprises:the development of an opportunity portal of calls, tenders and future needs and technology transfer opportunities in RI of pan European interest;the networking of procurement professionals to encourage exchange of good practices across RI sectors;Awareness campaign towards industry on the potential of RIs for their activities in selected R&D areasPilot action in the field of scientific instrumentation exploiting the innovation potential of Research Infrastructures using Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and/or Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) schemes.
15 Call 4 Support to Innovation, Human Resources, Policy & International Cooperation Strengthening the human capital of research infrastructures by supporting ..training of staff managing and operating RI of pan-European interest,exchange of staff and of best practices between facilities,adequate supply of human resources in key disciplines, including the emergence of specific education curricula.
16 Call 4 Support to Innovation, Human Resources, Policy & International Cooperation Policy measures for research infrastructures comprise:Supporting partnerships between relevant policy makers, funding bodies or advisory groups such as ESFRI & e-IRG, support cooperation and exchange of good practises between managers of research infrastructures and stakeholder networks; support survey, monitoring and assessment of the implementation and operation of research infrastructures.Supporting developing a comprehensive database targeted at policy-makers on research infrastructures of more than national relevance in Europe.
17 Call 4 Support to Innovation, Human Resources, Policy & International Cooperation International cooperation for research infrastructures aims to:Facilitate the development of global research infrastructures and the cooperation of European RI with their non-European counterparts, ensuring global interoperability and reach, and to pursue international agreements on the reciprocal use, openness or co-financing of infrastructures.Support to GSO activity on global research infrastructuresSupport multilateral cooperation on research infrastructures in one or several of the following areas: Arctic research, marine science, biodiversity, food research and medicine. Particular emphasis will be made on cooperation with USA, Canada (including for implementing the Transatlantic Research Alliance, launched by the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation) and Russia, without excluding other relevant countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
18 Call 4 Support to Innovation, Human Resources, Policy & International Cooperation The proposals supporting bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation with research infrastructures in third countries should in particular:Identify and promote opportunities (access and data sharing) available to European scientists in these research infrastructures;Help developing better coordination and cooperation of European research infrastructures with their non-European counterparts; ensuring their global interoperability and reach, and to pursue international agreements on the reciprocal use, openness or co-financing of infrastructures;Exchange good practices between user communities and managers of research infrastructures as regard for instance benchmarking performance of technology platforms, harmonisation of tests, standards, reference materials, interoperability and data handling.