Presentation on theme: "How to form a consortium"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to form a consortium EURADEHow to form a consortiumMaastricht University – Centre for Contract ResearchProfessional acquisition and management of research funding is both a complex process as well as an overall new mindset! The Centre for Contract Research manages this process and assists in the further development of such a mindset.
2 EU Funding: FP 7FP7 stands for Seventh Framework Programme for Research & Technological DevelopmentThe EU’s main instrument for funding research in EuropeSupports research in selected priority areasImplemented by the European Commission (EC)Running from 2007 to 2013Total budget = 53,2 EuroAn important budget increase from FP6
3 FP 7: Structure Made up of 4 main specific programmes Plus a specific programme on nuclear research (Euratom &JRC)Integration of the international dimension into all specific programmesThe budget of the “Cooperation” specific programme is the largest one (around 60% of the total budget)
5 FP7 Budget outlinemaximum EC financial participation € million (80389 million CAD)nuclear research and training activities € 2751 million (4377 million CAD)
6 What types of FP 7 projects exist? Collaborative Projects (CPs)Research projects, Integrated Projects (IPs): ambitious, large scale projects, objective driven researchSpecific Targeted Research Project (STREPs): objective driven research more limited in scope than IPsSpecific International Cooperation Action (SICAs): R&D projects with developing countries or emerging economies (ICPC)Networks of Excellence (NoEs)Instruments to overcome the fragmentation of the European research landscape in a given areaSTREPs: small to medium size scale projects) / focused projects(targeting a specific objective)2) Joint programmes for long term cooperationIntegration of research activities & capacities
7 What types of FP 7 projects exist? (2) Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs)Coordination Action (CAs): coordination of research activities (events / studies / expert groups etc.)Specific Support Action (SSAs): support to research activities and policies (designed to underpin the implementation of FP 7) (fact findings / feasibility studies / data dissemination etc.)
8 (Minimum) conditions for participation At least 3 independent legal entities from 3 different EU Member States (MS) or Associated Countries (AC)provided this minimum has been achieved, any number of additional participants from other countries can be includedinterest organizations & entities established under Community law)Specific Coordination & support actions (CSA): minimum of 1 legal entity Collaborative projects for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation with partner countries(ICPC) identified in WP (SICAs): min. 4 participants (2 in different MS or AC + 2 in different ICPC countriesunless specified in WP) Participation of international organisations & participants from third countries if in addition to minima
9 Forming a consortium Minimum 3 partners from 3 member states Academic, industry and NGO (DPO)Small/medium or Large collaborative projectsVisit FP7 meetings for networking purposesGet in contact with yout NCPSearch the FP7 (and FP6) databases
10 Participating countries in FP7 Member States (blue):Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania,Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland,Sweden, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and RomeniaAssociated Countries (white):Switzerland, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein and NorwayCandidate Countries (green):Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.Potential candidate countries(yellow):Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo issues.