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Marie Curie:- Initial Training Networks- Industry-Academia Partnership and PathwaysEmma CareyUniversity of Bristol, 20 October 2010UK National Contact [email protected]

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


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Arts and Humanities Research Council

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Economic and Social Research Council

UK Research Office

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Medical Research Council

Natural Environment Research Council

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Ukro s services

UKRO’s Services

UK Research Office


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Framework Programme 7 and the ‘People’ specific programme UK NCP for Marie [email protected]

http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie


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FP7 Specific Programmes

Co-operation – Collaborative Research

Framework Programme 7

European Research Council

Marie Curie Actions

Capacities – Research Capacity

JRC

EURATOM


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Marie Curie Actions

Objectives and Policy Context:

  • Make Europe more attractive to researchers

  • Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers

  • Strengthen human potential by:

    • Encouraging people to become researchers

    • Encouraging researchers to carry out their research in Europe

  • Trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility

  • €4.7 Billion

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Marie Curie Actions

Objectives and Policy Context:

“The People Work programme actively supports the Commission’s Europe 2020 Strategy, and in particular 3 flagship initiatives: ‘Innovation Union’, ‘Youth on the Move’ and ‘An Agenda for new skills and jobs’” (2011 Work programme)

EU 2020: http://ec.europa.eu/eu2020/index_en.htm

Innovation Union: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm

Youth on the Move: http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/news2540_en.htm

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Overview of marie curie actions

Overview of Marie Curie Actions

People Specific Programme


2011 deadlines

2011 Deadlines

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Definition of researchers

Definition of researchers

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Transnational mobility requirements

Transnational Mobility Requirements

  • Must not have been resident in host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years date of recruitment or secondment

  • Researchers can return to the country of their nationality if the mobility rule is respected

  • For international organisations the country mobility rule does not apply – BUT the fellow must not have spent more than

  • 12 months in the previous 3 years at the host international organisation.

  • Note – IOF 3rd country nationals have to have spent 5 years before the deadline in Member States or countries associated to FP7

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Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPPs)

http://www.ukr


Iapps 2011 call info

IAPPs – 2011 call info

  • Publication date: 20 July 2010

  • Call deadline: 7 December 2010

  • Indicative budget: €80 million

  • Indicative timetable:

    • Results expected 4 months after deadline

    • Grants agreement signature from 9 months after deadline

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IAPPs in context

“ Transnational and intersectoral mobility is a key feature and strong participation by enterprises, in particular SMEs, is considered an important added value. The enhancement of industry-academia co-operation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge-sharing is encouraged.”

Indicative budget share for IAPPS 2007-2013 = 5-10% of overall people budget

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What is an Industry–Academia Pathways and Partnership?

  • It is a two-way partnership with at least one commercial enterprise and one academic organisation in two different Member or Associated Countries

  • An IAPP aims to increase industry-academia co-operation by:

    • Supporting the creation, development, reinforcement and execution of strategic partnerships

    • Creating diverse career possibilities and experience for researchers

    • Knowledge sharing/cultural exchange, especially SMEs

    • Aiming for longer term co-operation between both sectors

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What can you do with an IAPP?

  • Projects funded for up to 48 months

  • Staff exchange – early stage or experienced researchers (and possibly technical staff and research managers!) for between 2 months and 2 years (mandatory)

  • Recruit experienced researchers for between 12 months and 2 years (optional)

  • Newly recruited experienced researchers must be appointed under employment contracts only

  • Focus of the scheme is on inter-sectoral mobility

  • Organise common workshops/conferences

  • For SMEs, a contribution towards small equipment costs (up to 10% of project total)

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Definitions of eligible organisations

Each IAPP must involve at least one university/research centre in the non-commercial sector andat least one entity from the commercial sector. An IAPP project can be co-ordinated by a partner from either of the two sectors

Commercial sector partners:

  • must be organisations operating on a commercial enterprise, gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets.

  • may include: incubators; start-ups; spin-offs; venture-capital companies; etc.

  • may range in size from the smallest- micro-companies with research capacity to very large multi-national enterprises

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Definitions of eligible organisations

Non-commercial sector partners can include;

  • National organisations, e.g., universities, public non-commercial research centres

  • Non-profit or charitable organisations (e.g., NGOs, trusts, etc.)

  • International European interest organisations (e.g. CERN)

  • The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

  • Other international organisations (e.g. WHO, UNESCO, etc.)

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Statistics 1

Statistics (1)

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Statistics 2

Statistics (2)

Industry/Academia ratio (A list)

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SME participation


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Size of consortia:

“There is no predefined maximum number of participants. However under similar schemes in the past the most common number of participants was 2-3. Largest projects ranged from 4 to 6 participants. Past experience has shown that this is a manageable size.”(2011 Guide to Applicants)

Size of grants in 2007

  • Funding model flexible: smallest €270,000, largest > €2.2m

  • Smallest consortium = 2 partners

  • Largest consortium = 15 partners

  • Average consortium size = 3.7 partners

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Submission and Evaluation

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


Your project is mainly defined in

Your project is mainly defined in ….

…PART B of the proposal forms(Part A is administrative info)

  • PART B addresses the evaluation criteria

    • …which vary according to MCA

    • …and have different weightings and thresholds

  • General structure of Part B for individual fellowships is:

    • Cover Page, Table of Contents

    • S & T Quality

    • Transfer of Knowledge

    • Implementation

    • Impact

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Evaluation of proposals

Evaluation of proposals

  • Evaluation by competent experts in the field

  • Need to address all of the issues to maximise scores

  • Total score is 100%

  • Overall threshold (70%)

  • Some criteria have a threshold

  • Each area is weighted

  • Science counts for 25%; Impact counts for 30%!!

  • You must focus on the objectives of the activity to be successful

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Process timetable

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Maximising Your Chances of Success

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


What does the commission want

What does the Commission want?

A project that matches “their” objectives:

“This action seeks to enhance industry-academia co-operation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer-term co-operation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors.

The IAPP action in 2010 will provide EUR 80 million to support the ‘Innovation Union’ flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU.”

Text taken from 2011 People Work Programme

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Iapps part b

IAPPS – Part B

3/5

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S & T Quality 25%

3/5

Transfer of knowledge 20%

Researcher N/A

  • Implementation 25%

3/5

Impact 30%

No threshold

Overall threshold 70%


Mca s t quality

MCA – S&T Quality

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Assessors comments on s t quality positive

Assessors’ comments on S & T quality: positive

  • The project is very challenging and innovative

  • The involvement of the private sector is meaningful and complementary to the academic partners

  • The proposal is genuinely inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary

  • Science and Technological objects are clearly described and detailed

  • Valuable and innovative scientific advances with respect to the state-of –the-art are envisaged

  • The research methodology is appropriate, comprehensive and well-planned

  • The research programme and methodology are very well detailed and integrated with the envisaged transfer of knowledge and training.

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Assessors comments on s t quality negative

Assessors’ comments on S & T quality: negative

  • The research programme lacks a detailed list of workpackages, timetable and particular involvement of each partner is not specifically included.

  • The project is not very original since it is based on previous results obtained by academic partners.

  • The project research methodology is not properly developed and lacks details as regards risk assessment, milestones and outcomes.

  • Presents limited intersectoriality

  • No previous documented information – articles, scientifc journals, conferences, and so on.

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Mca transfer of knowledge

MCA – Transfer of Knowledge

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Assessors comments on transfer of knowledge positive

Assessors’ comments on Transfer of Knowledge: positive

  • Well-planned strategy for secondments and recruitments providing for effective knowledge transfer between public and private sectors

  • The inter-sectoral secondments are planned in detail (names of researchers and scientific areas in which they will be involved)

  • The involvement of ESRs in the secondment scheme is important for the advancement of their scientific careers

  • The partners demonstrate sound capacity to receive and transfer knowledge; suitable scientific, training and complementary training course are planned

  • The researchers who will be recruited have defined research tasks and the requested duration and time of recruitments is appropriate

  • The human resources in the proposal are clear, relevant, consistent with the research, well justified and of high quality

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Assessors comments on transfer of knowledge negative

Assessors’ comments on Transfer of Knowledge: negative

  • Secondments are only indicated in terms of person/month within a table, but are not described in detail and no additional explanations are given.

  • ToK referring to young researchers is not addressed in sufficient detail.

  • There is only a limited consistency between the research programme and ToK due to the vague description of the latter.

  • Transfer of knowledge is unbalanced with too much emphasis on academic research

  • Importance of ToK in terms of intersectorialty is not demonstrated as the industrial partner has limited participation in research

  • The precise role in training of the industrial partner is not clearly described.

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Mca implementation 1

MCA – Implementation (1)

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Mca implementation 2

MCA – Implementation (2)

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Assessors comments on implementation positive

Assessors’ comments on Implementation: positive

  • The partners are complementary and well-suited for the envisaged research and ToK

  • The key scientific staff involved are experienced and have an appropriate level of involvement

  • Project management and risk assessment are well-structured and approached

  • The envisaged work plan is very well thought out and structured, with detailed and suitable deliverables, clear allocation of roles and effective progress reporting measures

  • IP generated under this project will be carefully managed and the strategy takes carefully into account development perspectives of the industrial partner

  • Facilities and infrastructures are up-to-date and suitable for the project outcomes.

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Assessors comments on implementation negative

Assessors’ comments on Implementation: negative

  • Secondments are not sufficiently specified

  • Some aspects of management structure are not described in detail

  • The management plan is scarcely defined in some points

  • Time commitment of the co-ordinator to project activities is limited

  • Recruitment strategy and its contribution to research activities is not detailed

  • The technical background of the academic partners is not clear

  • It is not sufficiently detailed on the point of capacities, specifically in regard to scientific expertise, facilities and infrastructures, to achieve a real experience and know-how exchange

  • IPR aspects are unclear.

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Mca impact

MCA – Impact

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Assessors comments on impact positive

Assessors’ comments on Impact: positive

  • The project plans for the lasting collaboration between the partners in a field that is still not widely exploited.

  • The circulation of information and the exploitation of results is well addressed

  • There are possible and promising exploitation routes for the planned results

  • It can be foreseen that new and fruitful collaboration will ensue

  • Dissemination strategy is accurately designed and has appropriate targets; tools are adequate and of excellent quality

  • The potential impact of the project is relevant, with a clear European dimension.

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Assessors comments on impact negative

Assessors’ comments on Impact: negative

  • The intersectoriality of the project is not described in detail in terms of future collaborations; indeed, it is specifically mentioned that lasting collaboration will only be foreseen in the case of developing a spin-off project

  • Contribution of the SME to the project is limited

  • Standardisation aspects are not properly addressed

  • Possible commercial impact, in particular through SME, not addressed.

  • Central role of SME is stressed but the need for key extra equipment seems to contradict the present adequacy and availability of infrastructure

  • Details of application are not well described.

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Marie curie initial training networks uk national contact point mariecurie uk@bbsrc ac uk

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks UK National Contact [email protected]

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


Itns 2011 call info

ITNs – 2011 call info

  • Publication date: 20 July 2010

  • Call deadline: 26 January 2011

  • Indicative budget: €318.41 million

  • Indicative timetable:

    • Results expected 4 months after deadline

    • Grants agreement signature from 9 months after deadline

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What is an ITN?

  • Aims:

    • Offering a series of fellowships to ESR and EXR through a Joint Training Programme including complementary skills modules – focus on development of early-stage researchers

    • Covers networking costs & the organisation of short training events

    • As an option, can recruit ‘visiting scientists’

    • Duration of funding for networks = 48 months

  • ITNs are in:

    • Defined scientific fields as well as inter-disciplinary, new and emerging supra-disciplinary fields

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Who can participate in an ITN?

  • At least 3 different research groups from Member or Associated States

  • BUT ALSO it can be single sites (in Member or Associated States) if the international context is strong – role of associated partners key

  • Third country partners are eligible, in addition to the minimum requirements. International Co-operation Partner Countries (ICPC) may receive funding, whilst those in non-ICPCs may receive funding if absolutely essential for the project

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Who participates in an ITN?

  • An ITN has both industrial and academic partners. Industry involvement essential at one of two levels:

    • As a full partner

    • Provider of specific training or secondment opportunities

      Note: the third-level option of involvement through membership of an advisory board is no longer available

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Who participates in an ITN?

Private sector partners:

  • must be organisations gaining the majority of their revenue through competitive means with exposure to commercial markets.

  • Industry representatives can participate but do not satisfy this criterion

  • Think broadly about potential private sector partners – end users?

    ITN must have Coherent quality standards and mutual recognition of training/ diplomas

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Who can you recruit to an ITN?

  • An ITN supports researchers:

    • With up to 5 years FTE

    • From all over the world

    • For periods of 3 - 36 months (ESRs)

    • For periods of up to 24 months (EXRs)

      Researchers can be of any nationality but must comply with the mobility rule

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Itns key issues

ITNs – key issues

  • Ratio ESR/ER:

    - ‘The total amount of ESRs and ERs should be reasonableand in line with what is recommended in the Guide for Applicants’ (80/20)

  • Visiting Scientists:

    - Exceptional and duly justifiedin the context of the training programme. Even less prominence in 2011 call.

  • Conferences:

    • ‘should be proportionate to the proposed research training programme’

    • ‘is an opportunity for the recruiter researchers to exchange knowledge with more experienced researchers from outside the network’.

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Results and funded projects uk national contact point mariecurie uk@bbsrc ac uk

Results and funded projects UK National Contact [email protected]

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


Itns result of 2007call

ITNs – result of 2007call

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Itns results of 2008 call

ITNs – results of 2008 call

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Itns results of 2010 call

ITNs – results of 2010 call

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Evaluation criteria uk national contact point mariecurie uk@bbsrc ac uk

Evaluation criteria UK National Contact [email protected]

http://www.ukro.ac.uk


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Process timetable

MCA – Submission & Evaluations


Who do i need in my consortium

Who do I need in my consortium?

  • Depends on topic…

  • Partners must match activities in proposal

  • Appropriate balance of sectors – industry, academia, civil society, user groups, etc

    • Industry considered essential but others could also be important for the topic

  • Consideration of what the purpose of the scheme is RESEARCH TRAINING

  • NOTE – no more than 40% of funding should go to one country

  • EU dimension/ added-value!

  • Building your consortium


    What is eu added value

    What is EU added-value?

    • How does the EU benefit from funding your project and why is it required at the EU level?

    • S&T

    • Expertise from other EU countries

    • Access to data from other countries

    • Different cultural and social perspectives

    • Research/training too costly for one country

    • Implementation

    • Avoid having one partner dominate research/training activities and budget

    • Appropriate geographic spread for that project

    • Impact

    • Improve competitiveness, health and environment of EU

    • Feed into EU-wide policy objectives and their development

    • Decrease fragmentation and duplication

    Building your consortium


    Your project is mainly defined in1

    Your project is mainly defined in ….

    • PART B addresses the evaluation criteria

      • …which vary according to MCA

      • …and have different weightings and thresholds

    • General structure of Part B for ITNs and IAPPs is:

      • Cover Page, Table of Contents

      • S & T Quality

      • Training/Transfer of Knowledge

      • Implementation

      • Impact

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    Weightings and thresholds for itns

    Weightings and thresholds for ITNs

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    S t quality criteria

    S & T Quality criteria

    • S&T objectives of the research programme, including in terms of inter/multi-disciplinary, intersectoral and/ or newly emerging supra-disciplinary fields

    • Scientific quality of the research programme

    • Appropriateness of research methodology

    • Originality and innovative aspect of the research programme - Knowledge of the state-of-the-art

    • Contribution of the private sector and possible other socio-economic actors

    FP7 - Marie Curie – ITN criteria


    S t quality positive feedback

    S&T Quality – positive feedback

    • Excellent overview of state-of-the-art in this research area

    • Precise and detailed research work plan

    • Scientific quality and originality of the proposal are excellent

    • Research method is appropriate and well described

    • The project is timely and novel

    • A series of well defined and relevant project objectives

    • The multidisciplinary is well demonstrated

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    S t quality negative feedback

    S&T Quality : negative feedback

    • Interdisciplinary aspect of the project is not very strong

    • Clear references to state-of-the-art and scientific originality are missing

    • The final research outputs and the practical results of the training programme should be more clearly described

    • Role of the industrial partners is not well explained

    • A precise description of the research methodology is missing

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    Training criteria

    Training criteria

    • Quality of the training programme;

      • Consistency with the research programme

      • Contribution and relevance of private sector training

      • Transferable skills offered: Management, Communication, IPR, Ethics, Grant writing, Commercial exploitation of results, Research Policy, entrepreneurship, etc..

    • Importance and timeliness of the training needs (e.g. multidisciplinary, intersectoral , and newly emerging supra-disciplinary fields)

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    Training criteria1

    Training criteria

    • a) For multi-site proposals: Adequate combination of local specialist training with network-wide training activities

      b) For mono-site proposals: Adequate exploitation of the international network of the participants for the training programme

    • Appropriateness of the size of the requested training programme with respect to the capacity of the host

    • NEW – Meaningful exposure of each researcher to another sector – particularly secondments

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    Training positive feedback

    Training : positive feedback

    • The training programme is very well structured and is fully consistent with the research programme

    • Local and network wide training will be provided

    • Complementary skills training is well thought of

    • The training topics are well identified and defined

    • The role of the participants are well described and exploitation of the network potential is adequately considered and discussed

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    Training negative feedback

    Training: negative feedback

    • The role of the Supervisory Board should be better defined

    • Reason for the need for Visiting Scientist should be given

    • Description of the training project for each researcher is too vague

    • Average number of ESRs per partner seems exaggerated

    • The role of the associate partners and their participation in the training events should be more clearly defined

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    Quality of training tips

    Quality of training - tips

    • Training in research methods and techniques

    • Personal Development Plan

    • Complementary skills training – ethics, research management

    • Transferable skills training – cf Roberts

    • Graduate School Provision – including RC courses

    • Conferences, seminars, public fora et

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    Implementation criteria

    Implementation criteria

    • Capacities (expertise / human resources / facilities /infrastructure) to achieve the research and adequate task distribution and schedule

    • Adequate exploitation of complementarities and synergies among partners in terms of research and training

    • Private sector involvement at the highest possible level appropriate to the research topic & sufficient evidence of commitment

    • Non-ICPC participation – essential to the objectives of the research training programme?

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    Implementation positive feedback

    Implementation: positive feedback

    • The type and frequency of meetings seem appropriate

    • The industrial partners play an essential and active role both in the training and research aspects of the proposal

    • The recruitment strategy is clearly defined

    • The management structure is clear and appropriate to the proposed project

    • The plan for dissemination of project results is well done

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    Implementation negative feedback

    Implementation: negative feedback

    • The industry involvement is poor in comparison to the industrial importance of the project theme and potential results

    • Description of a research PhD theme for each ESR is not provided

    • More details should be provided on the milestones and deliverables within the workplan

    • Limited rules for decision making

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    Impact criteria

    Impact criteria

    • Contribution of the proposed training programme to:

      • Acquisition of skills needed in both the public and private sectors

      • Improvement of career prospects

      • Stimulation of creativity and entrepreneurial thinking

    • Contribution of the training programme to the policy objective of structuring the initial research training capacity at European level (through establishing longer-term collaborations and/or lasting structured training programmes between the partners’ organisations)

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    Impact criteria1

    Impact criteria

    • The contribution of the training programme towards the policy objective of enhancing public-private sector collaborations in terms of research training

    • Where appropriate, mutual recognition by all partners of the training acquired, including training periods in the private sector

    • NEW – outreach activities such as articles in non-specialised press, public talks, workshops for teachers/students, science fairs, etc.

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    Impact positive feedback

    Impact: positive feedback

    • Clear impact of the involvement of visiting scientists

    • Good prospects for potential long term collaborations

    • The involvement of industrial partners will be mutually beneficial for the companies and for the ESRs/ERs

    • The project can offer great career opportunities to both ESR and ER involved

    • The training proposed by the network is such that probably no single institution in Europe would be capable of providing it on its own.

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    Impact negative feedback

    Impact: negative feedback

    • The proposed impact, as described [in the field of science] is not convincing

    • The number of visiting scientists is too high and not appropriate for the proposed programme

    • The lack of training in an industrial context is a major drawback

    • The description of the impact on the scientific community outside the network should be elaborated upon

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    Impact tips

    Impact: tips

    Think about impact on different levels, e.g.

    • Personal – what will researcher gain beyond that available at single institution?

    • European – address fragmentation, common courses, sustainability of collaboration, including that with private sector

    • Discipline – what is available in single country? Why EU level needed? Why need for trained researchers in area?

    • Others?

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    Itns final tips

    ITNs – final tips

    • Industrial participation is key

      • Addressed under all four criteria: and has been strengthened with respect to training. Aspects that are assessed under more than one evaluation criteria will count under each of these criteria

    • Evaluation criteria

      • Address thoroughly: make sure you cover each one; do not bury in text

    • Clarity of presentation

      • Present case clearly: use tables, diagrams and summaries where appropriate

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    Hints & Tips – ITNs and IAPPs


    Approaching your project proposal writing

    Approaching your project proposal writing

    • Keep the Guide for Applicants in front of you

    • Treat the criteria as examination questions

    • Think about the way your write

      • Brainstorm each section

      • Then focus on a section at a time

    • Plan your proposal writing

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    Approaching your project proposal writing1

    Approaching your project proposal writing

    • It will feel repetitive – addressing issues from different angles

    • Stick to the page limit

    • Think about your evaluators

      • Clearly address the main objectives

      • Use clear and concise language

      • Explain country specific jargon

      • Provide them with the evidence they need

    • Find colleagues to read it through

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    Financial information itns and iapps

    Financial information – ITNs and IAPPs

    http://www.ukro.ac.uk


    Cost category comparison

    Cost Category Comparison

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    Allowance rates – ITNs and IAPPs

    • Category 1:

      • Living allowance (including salary)

        Correction factor applied

    • Category 2:

      • Mobility allowance

        Without family: €700 per month

        With family: €1000 per month

        Correction factor applied

    • Category 3:

      • Training / research expenses of eligible researchers

        €1800 per research per month

        *Category 3 also includes costs for the host

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    Benefits for the institution itns and iapps

    Benefits for the institution – ITNs and IAPPs

    • Category 3:

      • Contribution to Research/Training/Transfer of Knowledge

        €1800 per research per month

        *Category 3 also includes costs for the researcher

    • Category 4:

      • Management Activities

        Maximum 10% of the total EC contribution

    • Category 5:

      • Contribution to overheads

        10% of direct costs except for subcontractors

    • Category 6: Applicable to IAPP and participating SMEs only

      • Other types of eligible expenses (small equipment expenses)

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    Researcher living allowance for itns and iapps

    Researcher Living Allowance for ITNs and IAPPs

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    Salaries are inclusive of all compulsory deductionsCorrection factor applied for cost of living (UK Co-efficient now 120.3%)


    F urther information

    Further Information

    UKRO NCP website:

    http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie/index.htm

    Queries on the schemes:[email protected]

    Tel: +32 2 230 0318; Fax +32 2 230 4803

    Other useful websites:

    • http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/people/home_en.html

    • http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index.htm

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