Presentation on theme: "HORIZON 2020 Overview Malta launch conference 7 February 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 HORIZON 2020 Overview Malta launch conference 7 February 2014 04/12/2013HORIZON 2020 OverviewMalta launch conference 7 February 2014Alan Cross 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 technologySimpler access for all stakeholders2
4 Industrial leadership Three prioritiesExcellent scienceSocietal challengesIndustrial leadership
5 Priority 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 Curie Actions*Opportunities 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) Why:Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, microelectronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectorsEurope needs to attract more private investment in research and innovationEurope needs more innovative SMEs 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) Why: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 upHealth, 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 participation816
8 Work Programme 2014 Funding for calls Excellent Science Pillar: ~ € 3 billionEuropean Research Council (4 calls) € millionMarie Skłodowska-Curie actions (6 calls) € 800 millionFuture and Emerging Technologies (FET) (4 calls) € 200 millionEuropean 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 millionNanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Production (5 calls) € 500 millionSpace (5 calls) € 128 millionAccess to Risk Finance (financial instruments) (2 calls) € 5 million (€ 295 million NOT in calls)Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (1 call) € 10 millionSME Instrument € 251 million
10 Work Programme 2014 Funding for calls Societal Challenges Pillar: ~ € 2.8 billionHealth, demographic change and wellbeing (2 calls) € 600 millionFood Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine and Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy (3 calls) € 300 millionSecure, clean and efficient energy (4 calls) € 600 millionSmart, green and integrated transport (3 calls) € 540 millionClimate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials (3 calls) € 300 millionEurope in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (5 calls) € 112 millionSecure Societies (4 calls) € 200 millionIn additionSpreading Excellence and Widening Participation (3 calls) € 50 millionScience 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 developedIncluding basic research, applied research, knowledge transfer or innovationBringing 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 innovationFor those that would like to bring results to the market, support via:Demonstration activitiesTestingPrototypingPilot type activities etc.
13 What is new? New approach to Work Programme and Calls More 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 programmesMore advanced notice for applicantsPlanning ahead
14 Partnerships with industry and Member States Additional contractual Public-Private PartnershipsIn 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 LEITsNew SME instrument> € 500 million inSupport measures under 'Innovation in SMEs'Access to risk financeParticipation 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 actorBottom-up funding: ERC, MSCA, Research InfrastructuresEmbedding genderIntegrated 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 proposalsNew tools for smart searches for the benefit of users, including newcomers to the programme.
19 STANDARD AWARD CRITERIA EvaluationSTANDARD AWARD CRITERIAQUALITY &EFFICIENCYOF THE ACTIONIMPACTEXCELLENCEERC frontier Research actions only EXCELLENCEInnovation actions higher weighting for "IMPACT"AttentionProposal strictly evaluated by the experts “as it is” and not as “what it could be” = no need for negotiation!Page limits apply!
21 Maltese participation in FP7 173 'participations' from Malta in146 signed grant agreements, with atotal 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 AreaNumber of grant holdersEC contribution (EUR million)Research for the benefit of SMEs313.95Information and Communication Technologies141.84Transport (including Aeronautics)71.31Science in Society131.25Marie-Curie Actions241.20Security81.00
23 For further information Participant PortalHelpdeskExpert evaluators needed!Learn more about Horizon 2020
24 Support services National Contact Points: On the ground support from specialists, in your own languageHorizon 2020 Helpdesk:Questions about any aspect of European R&I in general and Horizon 2020Enterprise 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 networkSpecific Helpdesks:Helpdesks for ethical issues. Intellectual property rights (IPR) and standardisation can be consultedIT Helpdesk:For any IT-related problems on the Participant Portal, this helpdesk is to be contactedSee: