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1 How to form a consortium
EURADE How to form a consortium Maastricht University – Centre for Contract Research Professional 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 7 FP7 stands for Seventh Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development The EU’s main instrument for funding research in Europe Supports research in selected priority areas Implemented by the European Commission (EC) Running from 2007 to 2013 Total budget = 53,2 Euro An 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 programmes The budget of the “Cooperation” specific programme is the largest one (around 60% of the total budget)

4 FP7 Main programmes and themes

5 FP7 Budget outline maximum 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 research Specific Targeted Research Project (STREPs): objective driven research more limited in scope than IPs Specific 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 area STREPs: small to medium size scale projects) / focused projects (targeting a specific objective) 2) Joint programmes for long term cooperation Integration 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 included interest 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 countries unless 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 projects Visit FP7 meetings for networking purposes Get in contact with yout NCP Search 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 Romenia Associated Countries (white): Switzerland, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein and Norway Candidate Countries (green): Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey. Potential candidate countries (yellow): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo issues.

11 Find your National Contact Point

12 Find partners at the FP7 site

13 Find a project in FP7

14 Also look at FP6 projects

15 Find a call

16 Structure of an FP7 proposal
Workpackages Tasks Deliverables Milestones

17 Setting out the work packages
WP 1: Management WP 2: … WP 3: … WP 4: … WP 5: … WP 6: Dissemination and communication

18 Setting out the work packages (PERT chart)
WP1 Management WP2 … WP3 WP4 … WP5 … WP6 Dissemination and Communication

19 Dividing the workload Coordinator Others involved WP1 ... WP2 WP3 WP4


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