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Information society technologies in the 6th framework programme

Information Society Technologiesin the 6th Framework Programme

WP 2003-2004

First call

Gérard Comyn

Head of Unit

European Commission, IST programme

Workprogramme coordination and cross programme themes


Outline of presentation

Outline of presentation

  • A reminder: IST within FP6

    • Structure and budget

    • The IST Priority: Objectives, vision & content

  • IST workprogramme 2003-2004

    • Main features

    • Focus and priorities

    • Roadmap of calls and budgets

  • Call 1

  • FP6 Instruments in IST

    • Reminder of new and traditional instruments

  • Contractual Issues


Era a new context for eu supported rtd

ERA-a new context for EU supported RTD

  • Moving to a European level Research policy

    • Strengthen co-operation between National and EU Activities

    • Improve links between National and EU policies and schemes

    • Supports enlargement

    • Development of a “shared vision” on European RTD

    • Potential for co-funding arrangements

  • FP6 is a major instrument to realise ERA

  • Realising ERA will require

    • New thinking: more strategic and goal oriented

    • New approach: concentration, critical mass and flexibility

    • New scope: taking account of the international dimension of RTD(greater awareness of who’s doing what)

    • New instruments: Integrated Projects (IPs) & Networks of Excellence (NoEs)


Fp6 budget breakdown

~200M€ for GEANT/GRID

~100M€ for GEANT/GRID

16270 M€

FP6 Budget breakdown

  • Focussing and Integrating

    • Genomics 2255M€

    • Information Society Technologies3625M€

    • Nanotechnologies, int.. 1300M€

    • Aeronautics and space1075M€

    • Food quality and safety 685M€

    • Sustainable development2120M€

    • Citizens and governance .. 225M€

    • Anticipation of S&T needs

      • Anticipating needs555 M€

      • SMEs 430M€

      • Specific INCO 315M€

  • Strengthening ERA foundations 320M€

  • Structuring ERA

    • Research and Innovation 290M€

    • Human resources1580M€

    • Research Infrastructures 655M€

    • Science/Society 80M€

  • Joint Research Centre 760M€


Ist in fp6 objectives strategy

IST in FP6 - objectives & strategy

  • Main objectives

    • Establishing Europe’s leadership in the technologies at the heart of the knowledge economy and society

    • Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness & technology base

    • Building the information and knowledge society for ALL

  • Strategy

    • Concentration and focus, building critical mass

    • Visionary, forward looking (longer term / high risk)

    • Combine flexibility with greater speed in implementation

    • Scope of activities: Core technologies & “pull-through” applications


The ist vision

The IST vision

  • Bringing the users, “people”, to the foreground…..….. to the “centre of our attention”

    • building trustful technologies for the background (almost invisible)

    • Making technology “adapt” to people and business needs

  • Moving to an era where …..“Our surrounding is the interface’ to IST applications & services”

  • Exploring beyond “the PC, screens & keyboard interfaces”...

  • Enabling multi-sensorial dialogues …..

    • supported by computing & networking

    • ‘everywhere’, embedded in everyday objects(e.g: furniture, clothes, vehicles, smart materials, …)


Information society technologies in the 6th framework programme

Security, privacy

IPRs, dependabilty

Smart cards,...

Health, eInclusion,

mobility, environment

safety, cultural heritage

GRIDS for

science, engineering

business and society

E and m business,

e and m work,

Learning, egovernment

Trust &

Security

IST for societal

challenges

IST for work & business

challenges

Demanding

applications

Applied IST for major societal and economic challenges

Communication, computing

& software technologies

components & µsytems

Knowledge & interface

technologies 

Communication

& networking

Software

µ, nano & opto

electronics

µ and nano

systems

Knowledge

technologies

interfaces

  • Mobile: beyond 3G

  • Fixed:All optical

  • Integrated (IPv6)

  • Audiovisual systems

  • Embedded

  • Distributed

  • Reliability

  • Adaptability

  • CMOS : the limit

  • System-on-Chip

  • Nano-scale

  • New materials

  • Multidiscplines

  • New Sensing

  • Networked

  • New materials

  • Nano-scale

  • Context based

  • Semantic based

  • Agent based

  • Scaleable

  • All senses

  • Multilingual

  • Intuitive

  • ‘Surrounding’

anywhere, anytime, anywhere, any service, for all’

core technologies & “pull-through” applications


Future emerging technologies

Future & Emerging Technologies

  • More exploratory and visionary research

  • Helping new IST-related S&T fields and communities to emerge

  • Complementary to

    • other IST strategic objectives

    • other FP6 ‘Anticipating S&T needs / frontier research’ (new fields / multidisciplinary work)

  • Open scheme: openess to unforeseeable ideas

  • Proactive initiatives: critical mass where focus is needed

    • e.g. ‘beyond robotics’, ‘complex systems research’


Information society technologies in the 6th framework programme

GEANT + GRIDs in FP6

FP6 goals

FP5 results

100+ Gigabit/s, Terabit/s,- progressive inclusion in schools

10Gigabit/s, EU + NAS

GÉANT

Mediterranean& Latin America

International

Global connectivity

Large scale GRIDs platforms(virtual communities)

GRIDs

Initial pilots

Next Generation Internet solutionsfor the Research Community

IPv6,

Quality of Service

Test-beds


Outline of presentation1

Outline of presentation

  • A reminder: IST within FP6

    • Structure and budget

    • The IST Priority: Objectives, vision & content

  • IST workprogramme 2003-2004

    • Main features

    • Focus and priorities

    • Roadmap of calls and budgets

  • Call 1

  • FP6 Instruments in IST

    • Reminder of new and traditional instruments

  • Contractual Issues


Ist workprogramme 2003 04 approach

IST Workprogramme 2003- 04: Approach

  • A two year WP

  • A limited number of calls: Three over two years

  • Concentration on a limited set of « Strategic Objectives »

  • 12 “Strategic Objectives” in 2003,11 in 2004

  • ~2/3 of budget targeted to new instruments


Ist workprogramme budget phasing

First WP covers all topics of the SP

IST Workprogramme - budget phasing

Planning over 4 years

Two calls drawing on 2003 and 2004 budgets

Second WP

(covers also all topics of SP)

with updated focus


Defining the sos five main groups 1

Defining the SOs: Five main groups (1)

  • Reinforce leadership where Europe has demonstrated strengths, e.g.

    • mobile communications and services, broadband communications

    • micro-opto electronics & µsystems,

    • networked audiovisual systems...

    • Security and dependability,…

  • Seize new opportunities that arise from the ‘AmI’ vision and address weaknesses / threats critical for its realisation, e.g.

    • multimodal interfaces, semantic-based knowledge handling,..

    • embedded systems, integration of sensing & actuating devices, ...

    • Knowledge and computing GRIDs


Defining the sos five main groups 2

Defining the SOs: five main groups (2)

  • Continued support to leading / challenging applications, responding to emerging needs, e.g.

    • eHealth, eInclusion, eLearning and culture,

    • Entertainment and leisure content

    • business support tools, networked organisations,...

  • Support to research at the frontier of knowledge

    • FET open

    • FET proactive

    • Cognitive science

  • Support to infrastructure development

    • Research networking test beds

    • Open development platforms

    • IST for safety in transport, risk management,..


The strategic objectives what do they describe

The strategic objectives: what do they describe?

For each objective, the WP:

  • Defines the goals to be achieved with RTD in Europe

  • Focuses on the parts that need to be addressed with the EU effort

  • Provides guidance on the types of instruments that need to be supported

  • Identifies the links with member-states activities

  • Identifies links with policies,,e.g. eEurope,..


Indicative call sequence topics 1

i

Indicative call sequence & topics (1)

Technology components

+ Services and Products engineering 2010 : Joint call with priority 3

Integrated systems

Sectorial

Applications

+ Services and Products engineering 2010 : Joint call with priority 3


Indicative call sequence topics

Indicative call sequence & topics

Technology components

Integrated systems

Sectorial

Applications


Fet and research networking

FET and Research Networking

  • FET: Two schemes

    • Open, continuous call for STREPS, CAS and SSAs

    • Proactive:

      • three initiatives in Call1

  • Research Networking

    • Test beds on GEANT and GRIDs

    • Complements the Research Infrastructure activity


Budget allocation

Budget allocation

  • 80% of budget pre-allocated

  • 20 % flexible, to be allocated after evaluation

  • Five groups of objectives

    • Strengthening leadership Marked increase (~27%)

    • Seizing opportunitiesSubstantial increase (~45%)

    • Ensuring co-evolution Same level

    • InfrastructuresFollowing Council decision

    • FETFollowing commitment

  • Allocation only for the first two years: To be revised for 2005-2006

  • ~2/3 of budget on new instruments (all together not per objective)


Information society technologies in the 6th framework programme

Call 1


Information society technologies in the 6th framework programme

Call 2


Outline of presentation2

Outline of presentation

  • A reminder: IST within FP6

    • Structure and budget

    • The IST Priority: Objectives, vision & content

  • IST workprogramme 2003-2004

    • Main features

    • Focus and priorities

    • Roadmap of calls and budgets

  • Call 1

  • FP6 Instruments in IST

    • Reminder of new and traditional instruments

  • Contractual Issues


Pushing the limits of cmos preparing for post cmos

Call 1

Pushing the limits of CMOS, preparing for post-CMOS

75 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • semiconductor devices shrunk by an order of magnitude

    • alternative devices

    • design in-time and at cost of reliable systems-on-chip or systems-in-package

  • Research Tasks

    • materials, equipment, processes, packaging : nano-CMOS, the high-frequency challenge, lithography; new devices, new on-chip wiring

    • design methods and tools: system-level SoC design, reconfigurable systems; SoC design standardisation and training


Micro and nano systems

Call 1

Micro and nano systems

85 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • cost-efficiency, performance and functionality

    • level of integration and miniaturisation

    • improved interfacing and networking

  • Research Tasks

    • technology, design and industrialisation of sensors, actuators, other devices, MST components, microsystemsand the integration technology

    • system level packaging and interconnect

    • micro-nano technology

    • large area systems integration


Broadband for all

Call 1

Broadband for all

60 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • single access network physical infrastructure shared by multiple services

    • broader/faster, lower costs, enhanced intelligence and functionality

  • Research Tasks

    • multi-service capability

    • increased bandwidth capacity

    • low cost access network equipment

    • network management, control and protocols


Mobile wireless systems beyond 3g

Call 1

Mobile & wireless systems beyond 3G

90 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • heterogeneous and generalised wireless access network

    • support for mobility, security, Quality of Service, scalability

  • Research Tasks

    • reconfigurability

    • spectrum resource management

    • global roaming

    • inter-working


Towards a global dependability and security framework

Call 1

Towards a global dependability and security framework

55 M Euro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • security and dependability of ICT infrastructures

    • trust and confidence in the use of IST

  • Research Tasks

    • security and mobility, virtual identity management, privacy enhancing technologies

    • dependable network and information systems

    • simulation-based management decision support tools for critical infrastructure protection

    • crypto technologies, digital assets management

    • smart devices, biometrics, security certification, forensic technologies


Multimodal interfaces

Call 1

Multimodal interfaces

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • natural and adaptive multimodal interfaces, that respond intelligently to speech and language, vision, gesture, haptics and other senses

  • Research Tasks

    • interaction between and among humans and the virtual and physical environment

    • multilingual systems

65 MEuro


Semantic based knowledge systems

Call 1

Semantic-based knowledge systems

55 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • semantic-based and context-aware systems to acquire, organise, process, share and use the knowledge embedded in multimedia content

  • Research Tasks

    • semantic-enabled systems and services facilitating multimedia content mining

    • knowledge-based adaptive systems combining semantically enriched content with ‘anytime-anywhere inferencing’


Networked audiovisual systems home platforms

Call 1

Networked audiovisual systems & home platforms

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • open trusted and interoperable multimedia user platforms and devices

    • notably for broadcasting and in-home platforms

  • Research Tasks

    • co-operating IP Audio-Visual networks, multimedia streaming, and storage and management appliances

    • adaptive Quality of Services for scalable audio-visual flows on heterogeneous networks

    • access to streamed and stored audiovisual media from any device, from anywhere in the home

    • more intuitive interaction with hybrid 3D multimedia signals and objects

60 MEuro


Networked businesses and governments

Call 1

Networked businesses and governments

75 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • organisational networking, process integration, and sharing of resources

  • Research Tasks

    • management of dynamic collaborative networks

    • technologies for interoperability

    • e-government platforms, applications and multi-modal services

    • knowledge management


Esafety for road and air transport

Call 1

eSafety for road and air transport

65 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • integrated and global approach to intelligent road vehicles and aircraft; which offers higher safety and value added services

  • Research Tasks

    • on-board safety systems that assist the driver in road vehicle control

    • airborne collision avoidance systems for aircraft

    • location based value added services

    • vehicle and information infrastructure management systems


Ehealth

Call 1

eHealth

70 MEuro

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • ubiquitous management of citizens’ health status

    • assistance to health professionals

    • integration into clinical practice

  • Research Tasks

    • biosensors and secure communication and their integration into wearable or implantable systems

    • decision support tools for prevention, diagnosis and treatment


Technology enhanced learning and access to cultural heritage

Call 1

Technology-enhanced learning and access to cultural heritage

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • systems and services forimproved access to Europe's knowledge and educational resources, including cultural and scientific collections

  • Research Tasks

    • learning systems and services in support of ubiquitous, experiential and contextualised learning and virtual collaborative learning communities

    • digital libraries services, environments for intelligent heritage and tourism, digital restoration and preservation

65 MEuro


Services and product engineering 2010

Joint call with priority 3

Services and product engineering 2010

  • Key Objectives & Breakthroughs

    • collaborative technologies and methods for extended service and product design and development approaches,

    • with focus on new holistic product/service concepts

  • Research Tasks

    • collaborative technologies and methodologies

    • integration of miniaturised devices (e.g. smart tags, sensors) and related software into end-products

    • optimisation of value creation processes in manufacturing

    • holistic product design, development and distribution tools and methods in a rich variety of sectoral settings

  • Open to IPs, NoEs in two stage procedure, CAs and SSAs in one stage

25 MEuro +35


Fet open scheme

FET OPEN Scheme

60 MEuro

  • Research implemented through STRePs / Specific Targeted Research Projects

    • 2-step process

      • a short anonymous proposal submitted first, at any time

      • full proposal only if short proposal was successful

  • Support for research communities through CAs / Coordination Actions and SSAs / Specific Support Actions

    • 1-step process

  • Continuous submission:

    • Open on 17/12/2002

    • Three evaluation cut-off dates per year:13 May 2003, 16 September 2003, 13 January 2004, 11 May 2004, 14 September 2004, …


Fet proactive initiatives call planning

FET Proactive Initiatives : Call Planning

40 MEuro

  • 1st Call: deadline 24/4 ‘03

    • Beyond robotics

    • Complex systems research

    • The Disappearing Computer

  • 3rd Call: (tentative subjects and deadline)

    • Quantum information processing and communication

    • Molecular computing

    • Global computing

    • Life-like perception and cognition systems


Outline of presentation3

Outline of presentation

  • A reminder: IST within FP6

    • Structure and budget

    • The IST Priority: Objectives, vision & content

  • IST workprogramme 2003-2004

    • Main features

    • Focus and priorities

    • Roadmap of calls and budgets

  • Call 1

  • FP6 Instruments in IST

    • Reminder of new and traditional instruments

  • Contractual Issues


Instruments rationale

Instruments: Rationale

Drafted with the aim of

  • Achieving the FP objectives: Integration, critical mass, improving impact,…

  • Simplification: no implementing regulations; less than 10 model-contracts (currently 33)

  • Flexibility: the work programme may adjust rules to RTD activities’/instruments’ specificity

  • Autonomy for participants: within the framework of the rules, organisation of relations within the consortium is a matter for participants themselves


Instruments for the ist priority

Instruments for the IST priority

  • Integrated Projects

    • Objective driven

  • Networks of Excellence

    • Structuring, aggregating,..

  • +Article 169

  • Targeted research projects

    • (address specific issues)

  • Co-ordination Actions (CAs)

  • Support Actions (SSAs)

NEW

No longer available …..

- Individual Take-up Actions

- SME Exploratory Awards


Integrated projects purpose

Integrated Projects - purpose

  • Designed to support research that is …..objective and result driven

    • clearly defined objectives and results

  • Each IP should

    • integrate the types of activities needed to obtain the goals

    • integrate the critical mass of resources needed to obtain the goals

    • integrate all elements of technology / value chain ….to attain high-impact goals

    • support industry (large & SME) collaboration with academia


Ips addressing all needed elements of the value chain

Integrated project

Current projects

IPs: addressing all needed elements of the value chain

Ex: Multi-sensorial interfaces


Integration along the innovation cycle

Best practice

IP

Take-up, trials

Industry driven research

Basic research

Integration along the innovation cycle

Adoption

Time


Potential evolution of an integrated project

ApplicationVision2008-2010

technology / application RTD project

roadmap + single objective

Workpackage

Workpackage

Workpackage

Workpackage

RTD + demonstration + take-up

Workpackage

Workpackage

Spin-off resultsCall for trials

Add partners e.g. SMES

Call for trials

Add partners e.g. SMEs

Call for IP’s in application domain

Call to extend and complete

Call for integration of results

Potential evolution of an Integrated Project

Proposed project roadmap


Integrated projects possible implementations

  • “Monolithic”

  • partners known at outset

  • tasks identified

  • budget known

  • “Incremental” participation

  • tasks identified

  • budget known

  • not all participants are in

  • “Incremental” funding

  • objectives known

  • technology roadmap known

  • tasks to be completed

  • budget to be changed

  • participants as well

Integrated Projects - possible implementations


Networks of excellence objectives

Networks of Excellence - objectives

  • To reinforce or strengthen ….scientific and technological excellenceon a given research topic

    • by integrating the critical mass of expertise needed to provide European leadership and be a world force

    • around a Joint programme of activity (JPA)

  • Structuring European research by …integrating research capacities across Europe.

    • Durable integration

    • To progress knowledge on a particular theme

  • Overcome the fragmentation of European research

  • To act as a “Virtual Centre of Excellence”

  • To spread excellence beyond the partners


Noe aims at integrating shaping research

The JPA

Partner 2

Partner 1

Partner 2

Partner 2

Partner1

Integrating activities

“Binding”

Partner1

Partner 4

Partner 4

Partner 4

Partner 3

Partner 3

Partner 3

with the NoE

Coordinated

NoE - aims at integrating & shaping research

The NoE field

RTD activities in Europe before the NoE(today)


Example

Example

  • Situation before the network:

    • good isolated research teams in Europe

    • fragmented effort, redundancy of work, multiplication of effort on basic research tools such as software libraries etc…

    • a huge gap with US, Japan in terms of quality of deliverables and impact

    • links to industry very sparse

  • The network:

    • Brings together between 8 to 15 the best teams in Europe

    • Between 50 and 150 researchers per year

    • EU funds are a small part of the total effort

    • Helps emerge common research work between ALL team members

    • Fosters exchange of knowledge, coordination of activities,

    • buillds links with the US, Japan,…

    • Common deliverables, co-written papers and common research tools


Example1

Example

  • Main outcomes

    • Solid research community with coordinated activities

    • common software libraries incorporating all advances brought by all teams

    • agreement on common open standards, methodologies for data representations, for visualisation , for problems handling....

    • From coordination to common programmes..

    • Wider dissemination of activities to SMEs, etc..


Example of implementation in ist

Integrated Projects

Current Industrial strength / presence

« Monolitihic »

Incremental

Integrated Projects

Targeted Research Projects

Networks of Excellence

Industrial exploitation

Fundamental research

Basicresearch

Industry-driven research

Example of implementation in IST


Outline of presentation4

Outline of Presentation

  • A reminder: IST within FP6

    • Structure and budget

    • The IST Priority: Objectives, vision & content

  • IST workprogramme 2003-2004

    • Main features

    • Focus and priorities

    • Roadmap of calls and budgets

  • Call 1

  • FP6 Instruments in IST

    • Reminder of new and traditional instruments

  • Contractual Issues


Who can participate

Who can participate?

  • New Every legal entity that contributes to the project (incl. Project managers)

  • New Associated candidate countries = Member State

  • New International European interest organisations = Member State

  • New For non EU or AS or ACC

    • Participation for all

    • Financing for INCO countries

    • Financing for others if essential to carry out the project

  • New Minimum number

    • 3 from MS or AS, with 2 from MS or ACC for all instruments

    • 1 (MS or AS or Third Country or International organisation) possible for specific support actions

    • Minimum number can be increased by work-programmes


Contracts

Contracts

  • Contractual link of all participants with the Commission

    • New no more categories : all participants are contractors and have the same rights & obligations

  • Contract enters into force and the advance is paid

    • New once signed by the coordinator and the Commission

    • New other contractors’ written consents are collected by the coordinator and sent to the Commission within two months

  • = quicker entry into force and payment


Evaluation

Evaluation

  • New: To be specified in Workprogrammes according to instrument and activity

  • NewTwo-stage evaluation procedure if specified in the call for proposals

  • NewEvaluation on a non-anonymous basis unless otherwise specified in call for proposal

  • Manuals on evaluation and negotiation and selection procedures: draft on the Web

  • Exclusion criteria

    • Violation of fundamental ethical principles

    • New Financial irregularities (see EC Financial Regulations)


Integrated project evaluation

Integrated Project - Evaluation

  • Evaluation by a strengthened peer-review system

    • involving one step written submission. 5 individual evaluators, panel sessions with hearings of proposals that pass all thresholds

  • Key criteria:

    • relevance to the objectives of the specific programme (3)

    • Potential impact (3)

    • S&T excellence (4)

    • quality of the consortium (3)

    • quality of the management (3)

    • Mobilisation of resources (3)


Noe evaluation

NoE - Evaluation

  • Evaluation by a strengthened peer-review system

    • involving one step written submission. 5 individual evaluators, panel sessions with hearings of proposals that pass all thresholds

  • Key criteria:

    • relevance to the objectives of the specific programme (3)

    • Potential impact (3)

    • Excellence of the participants (3)

    • Degree of integration and quality of the JPA (4)

    • quality of the consortium (3)

    • Organisation and management (3)


Streps evaluation

STREPs: Evaluation

  • Evaluation similar to FP5 projects

    • !! Non anonymous

  • Key criteria

    • Relevance to the objectives of the programme (3)

    • S&T excellence (4)

    • Potential impact (3)

    • Quality of the consortium (3)

    • Quality of the management (3)

    • Mobilisation of resources (3)


Flexibility and autonomy in implementing ips

Flexibility and autonomy in implementing IPs

  • For the implementation plan, each year, the consortium

    • proposes a detailed plan for the coming 18 months

    • and may propose to update the overall plan

      • both need approval of the Commission to enter into force

  • For the Community contribution

    • the contract will not specify its distribution between participants nor between activities

  • For changes in the consortium

    • the consortium may itself decide to take in new participants (though without additional funding)

      • the contract will specify when this must involve a competitive call

    • the Commission may decide to launch calls to add activities and participants (with additional funding)


Integrated projects payment report schedule

Reporting

Accepted costs

Detailed work plan

Reporting

Accepted costs

Adjusted advance

Accepted costs

Detailed work plan

Reporting

Adjusted advance

Reporting

Adjusted advance

Accepted costs

Detailed work plan

Initial advance

Detailed work plan

0 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Months

Integrated Projects - payment & report schedule

Example of 4 year contract


Flexibility and autonomy for noe

Flexibility and autonomy for NoE

  • For the JPA, each year, the network

    • proposes a detailed JPA for the coming 18 months

    • and may propose to update the overall JPA

      • both need approval of the Commission to enter into force

  • For the allocation of the Community grant

    • the partnership will have freedom to distribute it between partners and between activities

  • For changes in the network partnership

    • the partnership may itself decide to take in new partners (though without additional financing)

      • the contract will specify when this must involve a competitive call

    • the Commission may decide to launch calls to add partners (with additional financing)


Implementation of streps cas and ssas

Implementation of STREPs, CAs and SSAs

  • For the work plan, the consortium

    • proposes a detailed plan for the whole duration

    • and may propose to modify the detailed work plan

      • but needs approval of the Commission to enter into force and

      • without modifying the overall objectives and deliverables

  • For the Community contribution

    • the contract will not specify its distribution between participants

  • For changes in the consortium

    • the consortium may modify its composition (subject to Commission approval, without additional funding, infrequent occurrence)


Financing general commission rules

Financing: General Commission rules


Financing per instrument

Financing per instrument


Financing grant to the budget

Financing: Grant to the budget

  • IPs, STREPs, CAs, SSAs

  • Calculation basis: %age of the preliminary budget of the execution plan

  • Payment basis: covers a share of the expenditure incurred, necessary for the execution of the indirect action

  • %age depends on:

    • type of activity

    • participant involved


Grant to the budget cost models provisional

Grant to the budget - Cost models (provisional)

  • A single family of three closely related cost models

    • FC: all actual direct and indirect costs;

    • FCF:all actual direct costs plus 20% of these direct costs (excluding subcontracting) to cover related indirect costs; and

    • ACF: additional actual direct costs plus 20% of these direct costs (excluding subcontracting) to cover related indirect costs

    • Still under discussion: AC +full additional overheads ??

  • Each organisation may use only one of the models for all its FP6 participations, where they are relevant


Grants to the budget rates of community support

Grants to the budget: Rates of Community Support

  • Maximum rates of support for FC and FCF participants:

    • 50% for RTD and innovation-related components

    • 35% for any demonstration component

    • 100% for any training activities

    • 100% for consortium management

  • AC participants: supported at up to 100% for all components of the project (except for consortium management which will be supported as under FCF)

  • For IPs, no more than 7% of the Community contribution can be used to support consortium management costs reimbursed at up to 100%


Noe financial regime general principles

NoE -financial regime, general principles

  • Community support helping overcome the barriers to durable integration

    • these barriers are often organisational, cultural & human(cannot be quantified in normal accounting terms)

  • An “incentive” taking the form of a global “fixed grant for integration”

    • calculated on basis of the total number of researchers that make up the research capacities of the partners on the topic of the network

    • where a “researcher” has a PhD or at least four years research experience

    • with a bonus for registered PhD students

  • Payment basis:

    • completion of the JPA + costs certificates mentioning that the costs incurred are greater than the grant itself


Noe financial regime

NoE - financial regime

  • Grant for integration based on:

    • the degree of integration proposed by the consortium

    • the number of researchers that all participants intend to integrate

    • the characteristics of the field of research concerned

    • the joint programme of activities

  • a lump sum per researcher ‘involved’

    • starts from 20K€ per researcher

    • diminishes as the number of researchers increases

  • Payments

    • disbursed in annual instalments

    • according to planned progress in the JPA

    • including the effort towards lasting integration

    • possibly degressive to avoid dependence

    • can be used by the network for any activity


Grant for integration illustration

Grant for integration - illustration

  • The average annual grant to a network could vary with the number of researchers as follows

  • In this illustration a network of 200 researchers supported over 5 years would therefore receive a fixed grant of €17.5M (plus bonus for registered PhD students)

50 researchers …………………….€ 1 million/year

100 researchers ……………………...€ 2 million/year

150 researchers …………………..….€ 3 million/year

250 researchers ………………………€ 4 million/year

500 researchers ………………………€ 5 million/year

1000 researchers & above ……………€ 6million/year

for intermediate numbers the grant would be calculated by linear interpolation


Costs reporting advance payments allocation

Costs reporting, advance payments, allocation

  • New no cost categories but list of ineligible costs

  • NewParticipants’ own accounting rules

  • New Periodical cost certificates by external auditor

  • New Periodical advances and settlements

    • yearly for IP and NoE

    • periodicity of settlements to be specified in the contract for other instruments

  • NewNo pre-allocation of the EC contribution between participants (funding is granted to the consortium as a whole)


Consortium agreement

Consortium agreement

  • Renewed importance due to the new legal and financial approaches

  • Regulates internal organisation of consortium, such as :

    • management of the project and allocation of the EC financing

    • agreement on IPR access rights

    • crisis management

  • New Compulsory except otherwise mentioned in the call

  • Not signed nor approved by the Commission

  • After or (preferably) before signing the contract

    • but some decisions must be made by the participants before signature of contract (e.g. IPR issues)

  • Non binding guidelines published by the Commission


Liability

Liability

  • New Collective responsibility of the participants

  • Responsibility of a last resort

  • Limited in proportion to the participant’s share of costs in the project, up to the total payment they are entitled to receive

  • IOs, public bodies or entities guaranteed by MS/AS solely responsible for their own debts

  • Exceptions for specific actions for SME’s and fellowships, and when duly justified for specific support actions


Monitoring and control

Monitoring and control

  • Continuous monitoring by Commission with external experts

  • New: Periodical verification of expenditure made (annual for IP & NoE) based on audit certificates

  • Technical (incl. ethical), technological, and financial audits


Intellectual property rights principles

Intellectual property rights: Principles

  • Developed on the basis of feedback from FP5, features of the “new instruments” (e.g.participants may leave/join during the project)

  • Consistency with FP5 (same concepts) but with simplifications

  • NewSame IPR rules for  all instruments (few exceptions)

  • New Same IPR rules for all participants

  • Increased certainty, in particular regarding access rights (restricted to what is necessary)

  • Increased emphasis on the management of knowledge and IP (especially new instruments)


General concepts

General concepts

  • Definitions: no major change w.r.t. FP5

    • “knowledge”, “pre-existing know-how”, “use”, “dissemination”, ...

  • Ownership: no major changes w.r.t. FP5

    • resides with the participants (incl. JRC) generating knowledge

    • exception for SMEs actions : ownership resides with the SMEs, not with the “RTD Performers”

    • exception for public procurements (Commission buys a result)

    • transfer: prior notice to other participants+ Commission (possible objection within 30 days)


General concepts 2

General concepts (2)

  • Protection

    • New required but not limited to legal protection (public domain approach, etc. possible)

  • Publication

    • New allowed if not detrimental to protection

    • prior notice to Commission + other participants (possible objection within 30 days)

  • Use / dissemination

    • New compulsory under conditions

    • Commission may disseminate itself if needed


Access rights

Access Rights

  • New Granted on written request

  • No sub-licensing (unless explicitly agreed + possible optional clause for software)

  • Obligatory ARs between participants limited to what they really need

    • either for carrying out the project or for using their own knowledge

    • Broader ARs may be freely negotiated

  • ARs granted to third parties : Commission may object

  • Feedback from FP5: need for pre-existing know-how (PEKH) to be better safeguarded

  • New Possibility for a participant to exclude specific pieces of its PEKH from the obligation to grant ARs to the others

    • with the agreement of all participants

    • before the participant concerned signs the contract


Conclusions opportunities challenges

Conclusions: Opportunities & challenges

  • Realising ERA requires …..

    • new “thinking”

    • concentration, critical mass & flexibility are key

  • FP6 provides a key opportunity to shape and improvethe impact of IST research in Europe

    • A new generation of technologies & applications is emerging

    • Europe is well positioned to shape the future & compete

    • The pace of development is increasingly fast

    • The aim is “people first” in all-inclusive knowledge society

  • Simplification of procedures and fast reactivity

    • an extensive effort needed to mobilise the constituency

    • to address the (steep) learning-curve FP5FP6


For further information

For further information

General FP6:

http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/index_en.html

http://www.cordis.lu/rtd2002

IST:

http://www.cordis.lu/ist

http://www.cordis.lu/ist/fp6/fp6.htm

IST infodesk

E-Mail : [email protected]

Fax : +32 2 296 83 88


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