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1 HORIZON 2020 Overview Malta launch conference 7 February 2014
04/12/2013 HORIZON 2020 Overview Malta launch conference 7 February 2014 Alan Cross DG Research & Innovation European Commission

2 04/12/2013 What is Horizon 2020 The new European Union programme for research and innovation for A budget of just over €79 billion; 30 per cent higher in real terms than the period A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area: Responding to the economic crisis to invest in jobs and growth Addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology Simpler access for all stakeholders 2

3 € 79 billion from 2014 to 2020

4 Industrial leadership
Three priorities Excellent science Societal challenges Industrial leadership

5 Priority 1. Excellent science (24.4 Billion Euro)
Why: World class science is the foundation of tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and well-being Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent Researchers need access to the best infrastructures European Research Council Frontier research by the best individual teams 13.095 Future and Emerging Technologies Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation 2.696 Marie Curie Actions* Opportunities for training and career development 6.162 Research Infrastructures (including e-infrastructure- Ensuring access to world-class facilities 2.488 5

6 Priority 2. Industrial leadership (17 Billion Euro)
Why: Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, microelectronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space) 13.557 Access to risk finance Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation 2.842 Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMES 616 +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)
Why: Concerns of citizens and society /EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport etc.) cannot be achieved without innovation Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanities Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up Health, demographic change and wellbeing 7.472 Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy 3.851 Secure, clean and efficient energy 5.931 Smart, green and integrated transport 6.339 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials 3.081 Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies 1.310 Secure societies 1.695 Science with and for society 462 Spreading excellence and widening participation 816

8 Work Programme 2014 Funding for calls
Excellent Science Pillar: ~ € 3 billion European Research Council (4 calls) € million Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (6 calls) € 800 million Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) (4 calls) € 200 million European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) (4 calls) € 277 million

9 Work Programme 2014 Funding for calls
Industrial Leadership Pillar: ~ € 1.8 billion Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEITs) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (2 calls) € 700 million Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Production (5 calls) € 500 million Space (5 calls) € 128 million Access to Risk Finance (financial instruments) (2 calls) € 5 million (€ 295 million NOT in calls) Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (1 call) € 10 million SME Instrument € 251 million

10 Work Programme 2014 Funding for calls
Societal Challenges Pillar: ~ € 2.8 billion Health, demographic change and wellbeing (2 calls) € 600 million Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy (3 calls) € 300 million Secure, clean and efficient energy (4 calls) € 600 million Smart, green and integrated transport (3 calls) € 540 million Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (3 calls) € 300 million Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (5 calls) € 112 million Secure Societies (4 calls) € 200 million In addition Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation (3 calls) € 50 million Science with and for Society (4 calls) € 45 million

11 What is new? Challenge-based approach
Focusing on policy priorities without predetermining the precise choice of technologies or solutions that shall be developed Including basic research, applied research, knowledge transfer or innovation Bringing together a critical mass of resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and scientific disciplines and research infrastructures to address the challenges

12 What is new? Coupling research to innovation For those that would like to bring results to the market, support via: Demonstration activities Testing Prototyping Pilot type activities etc.

13 What is new? New approach to Work Programme and Calls
More strategic work programmes Focusing on areas where EU level action has greatest impact With a coherent set of actions from research to innovation Greater integrated across different parts of Horizon 2020 Less prescriptive calls More open to innovative proposals Stronger emphasis on impact Stimulating inter-disciplinary projects Two year work programmes More advanced notice for applicants Planning ahead

14 Partnerships with industry and Member States
Additional contractual Public-Private Partnerships In addition: €22 billion Innovation Investment Package proposed by Commission (July 2013) Joint programmes (with Member States, under Article 185) Joint Technology Initiatives (with industry under Article 187)

15 Strong focus on SMEs 20% of budget New SME instrument
from societal challenges and LEITs New SME instrument > € 500 million in Support measures under 'Innovation in SMEs' Access to risk finance Participation with Member States (Public-Public) Eurostars joint programme

16 International cooperation
Principle of general openness the programme will remain the most open funding programme in the world Open 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 cooperation

17 Gender and Socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH)
Embedding socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) Integrated approach: SSH included as an integral part of the activities, working beyond 'silos' (e.g. understanding the determinants of health and optimising the effectiveness of healthcare systems) The 'Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies' challenge: issues such as smart and sustainable growth, social transformations, social innovation and creativity as well as the position of Europe as a global actor Bottom-up funding: ERC, MSCA, Research Infrastructures Embedding gender Integrated approach: where relevant, a gender dimension will be integrated in the research and innovation programming and content

18 Simpler access through the Participant Portal
Single entry point from calls to electronic submission of proposals New tools for smart searches for the benefit of users, including newcomers to the programme.

Evaluation STANDARD AWARD CRITERIA QUALITY & EFFICIENCY OF THE ACTION IMPACT EXCELLENCE ERC frontier Research actions only EXCELLENCE Innovation actions higher weighting for "IMPACT" Attention Proposal strictly evaluated by the experts “as it is” and not as “what it could be” = no need for negotiation! Page limits apply!

20 04/12/2013 Malta and Horizon 2020

21 Maltese participation in FP7
173 'participations' from Malta in 146 signed grant agreements, with a total EU contribution of million euros. The MT applicant success rate is 18.9% (EU average = 20.9%)

22 Malta: top 5 priority areas in terms of EU contribution
FP7 Priority Area Number of grant holders EC contribution (EUR million) Research for the benefit of SMEs 31 3.95 Information and Communication Technologies 14 1.84 Transport (including Aeronautics) 7 1.31 Science in Society 13 1.25 Marie-Curie Actions 24 1.20 Security 8 1.00

23 For further information
Participant Portal Helpdesk Expert evaluators needed! Learn more about Horizon 2020

24 Support services National Contact Points:
On the ground support from specialists, in your own language Horizon 2020 Helpdesk: Questions about any aspect of European R&I in general and Horizon 2020 Enterprise Europe Network: Every company that wants to apply for Horizon 2020 funding or has already receiving funding for an innovation project under the SME instrument is entitled to free support from the network Specific Helpdesks: Helpdesks for ethical issues. Intellectual property rights (IPR) and standardisation can be consulted IT Helpdesk: For any IT-related problems on the Participant Portal, this helpdesk is to be contacted See:

25 Thank you for your attention!

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