ICT â€“ EU Brazil Second Coordinated Call. Objective ICT-2013.10.2 EU-Brazil research and development Cooperation. Paulo Lopes ICT Counsellor European Inion Delegation in Brazil.
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ICT – EU Brazil Second Coordinated Call Objective ICT-2013.10.2 EU-Brazil research and development Cooperation Paulo Lopes ICT Counsellor European Inion Delegation in Brazil "The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission"
mutual trust cooperation win-win 1st coordinated call 2010 ad hoc participations 2nd coordinated call 2012
EU-Brazil 2nd ICT Coordinated Call Topics: • Cloud Computing for Science • Sustainable technologies for a Smarter Society • Smart services and applications for a Smarter Society • Hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services One proposal per topic to be funded.
Topic 1 Cloud Computing for Science • To explore cloud computing solutions that address researchers needs when building applications of high relevance for grand challenges (including both scientific and societal, such as environmental modeling, weather simulation, biodiversity, life sciences, etc) using distributed resources (network, computing and data).
Topic 1: Expected output • In general: increase in computational efficiency. • R&D in this topic would target: • • Infrastructure technologies for sustainability • • Support platforms for e-Science applications • • Software engineering techniques • • Other Crosscutting issues
Topic 1: Expected Outcome • Direct impact: health care, water management, climate change mitigation, natural resoruce manegement… • Indirect Impact: Poverty reduction • Specific science fields to be impacted will depend on the exact scope of the proposals.
Topic 2 Sustainable technologies for a Smarter Society To explore system solutions to build sustainable complex systems that are cost effective, energy friendly, affordable and based on open standards to address current society challenges for better living, supporting the emergence of smart services and applications.
Topic 2 - R&D in this topic would target: Technologies, components and systems for the deployment of sustainable ICT solutions Systems development platforms that are cost effective, energy friendly, affordable and based on open standards Integration and/or re-use of existing components (sub-systems) in a systems-of-systems engineering perspective Demonstration of the final platform in a particular application area (energy-efficient buildings, transport and traffic management, smart grids, safety and control of the food or water supply, environment monitoring and control, etc.)
Topic 2: Expected Outcome In General: Systems-of-systems engineering, mixed criticalities Direct impact: Electricity, water and other natural resources management Communications and transport Education and health Climate change mitigation Indirect Impact: International standardisation efforts Sharing of best practices
Topic 3 Smart services and appl. for a Smarter Society • To support the deployment of interoperable infrastructures exploiting new trends on future internet and open data (namely from sensors and social networks) to create context aware services and applications of relevance for citizens in domains such as management and monitoring of large crowds at large scale events, emergency situations, mobility, etc.
Topic 3 - R&D in this topic would target: • ●To explore data "mash up" processes which synthesizes new information by collecting, connecting, reusing, combining and semantically aggregating disjoint information extracted from a plethora of sources • ●To develop smart, open experimental platforms to enhance the quality-of-experience of urban living • ●To support the deployment of interoperable wireless infrastructures exploiting new trends on Future Internet and open data • ●The federation of experimental platforms will be encouraged where appropriate
Topic 3: Expected Outcome • To foster critical mass to develop new standards and markets driven by Future Internet facilities • Contribution of ICT to societal and sustainability targets, including that of standards on the minimum quality guarantees of the shared data • Support to the upcoming Football World Cup and Olympic Games to be held in Brazil
Topic 4: Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband TV Applications and Services • Hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services taking advantage of the widespread Internet connectivity will be developed for commercial use, for educational or to achieve other public goals. • Although TV broadcast transmission standards are different in Brazil and Europe, there is an opportunity to foster the development of intuitive and attractive new servicesconnecting broadcast and broadband seamlessly, whilst enabling new business models.
Advanced Hybrid Media Experience • Key issue: develop and author applications, which can run on differentdevices and software platforms • Further relevant aspects: • Synchronisation of content from different A/V sources running on different distributed types of devices. • Intelligent search and navigation mechanisms • Identity management, trust and security • Hyperlinking of video content, especially for social TV applications
Expected Impact • Enhance the competitiveness of the EU and Brazilian industry, including innovative SMEs and developers of web and TV apps. • Allow application developers to market their services and applications worldwide, independently of the terrestrial Digital TV standard used. • Enable new business models through the development of intuitive and attractive services, connecting broadcast and broadband seamlessly.
Key characteristics • Excellent proposals • Solid consortia • Innovative work • Proven implementation capacity • Good impact both on EU and BR • Catalytic role for further bilateral cooperation
Tentative schedule • Work Programme consolidated – May 2012 • Second Call launch – 10thJuly 2012 • Second Call close – 24thOctober 2012 • Evaluations & Negotiations – December 2012/ beginning 2013
Special requirements • Two proposals submitted (EU and MCTI): • The description of the work (part B) will be common for the two coordinated proposals (English and Portuguese). • Two different administrative parts. • The EU FP7 proposal cover the EC participants and their costs. • The proposal submited to MCTI cover the Brazilian participants and their costs
Special requirements • The Part B must contain as an Annex a final draft of a required Coordination Agreement to be signed between the two consortia of two coordinated projects (see Annex 4 of the Guide)… showing that the two consortia have already taken into account how they are going to regulate their cooperation activities, and in particular how they are going to deal with IPR issues in a balanced way, respecting the FP7 Rules of Participation.
Special requirements • Proposals must demonstrate a balanced effort between the two coordinated projects and a research plan properly involving coordinated research activities between Europe and Brazil.
Second EU-Brazil ICT Coordinated Call- Background Information at web sites - Brazil-EU ICT workshop - Brasilia (7/11/2011) • http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/internationalrel/dialogue_coop/latin_america/index_en.htm EU-Brazil FIRE workshop – Aalborg (9/5/2012) • http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fire/events/2012-fia-aalborg/20120509-brazil-eu-fia_en.html EU-Brazil at ICT Proposers Day – Warsaw (26/09/2012) • http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ictproposersday/2012/index_en.htm A supporting website of advice, information and documentation • http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/ Information events (like this one) - Information Desk
Getting help with your proposal The ICT theme provides: • Model grant agreements, guides, checklists, etc. at: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/find-doc_en.html • An ICT Information desk for proposers’ questions email@example.com • An IPR Helpdesk http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/index.html • A Helpdesk for electronic proposal submission firstname.lastname@example.org • And a network of National Contact Points in Europe and beyond: • http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/ncps.htm
Getting help with your proposal • Contacts for further info: • Marylin Peixoto da Silva Nogueira, email@example.com • Lucja.Adamczyk-Dobbelstein@ec.europa.eu
Proposals and projects in the coordinated call FP7-ICT-EU-Brazil Background information
Focused projects (STREPs) For the EU-BR call • Purpose: Objective driven research more limited in scope than an IP • Target audience: Industry incl. SMEs, research institutes, universities • Typical duration: 30 months • Optimum consortium: 3-6 participants • Typical total EU contribution: range 1.000.000 € -1.500.000 € • Fixed workplan and fixed partnership for duration
Minimum consortia • Three independent legal entities from three different EU Member States or Associated countries (presently: Albania (AL), Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA), Croatia (HR), the Faroes (FO), Iceland (IS), Israel (IL), Liechtenstein (LI), FYR of Macedonia (MK), Montenegro (ME), Norway (NO), Serbia (SR), Switzerland (CH), Turkey (TR) • EEIGs composed of members that meet the criteria above can participate • International (intergovernmental) organisations can participate • Participants from third countries if in addition to minima
Proposal Part A (online) A1 • Title, acronym, objective etc. • free keywords • 2000 character proposal abstract • previous/current submission (in FP7) A2 • Legal address/administrator address/R&D address • Clear identification as SME/Public body/Research centre/ Educ. establishment • Proposer identification code PIC (later calls) A3 • More cost detail (direct/indirect costs distinguished)
Specific requirements for coordinated call Part A A1 • Duration: No more than 30 months • 2000 character proposal abstract: Including Title and acronym of the coordinated proposal [submitted to the MCTI • previous/current submission (in FP7): Include here the acronym of the coordinated proposal to the MCTI A2 • Only include in this section the participants to the EU call • Use Proposer identification code (PIC) if you have it A3 • Total EC contribution for the EU proposal can not exceed € 1.5 m
Proposal Part B (pdf format only) Part B format directly linked to evaluation criteria Summary • S&T quality (bullet points = sections) • Implementation (idem) • Impact (idem) Ethics Section lengths recommended Part B templates are available through the EPSS
Specific requirements for coordinated call Part B Part B is common for the two coordinated calls and should clearly describe the activities by both the EU and Brazilian participants. It is required to submit the part B in both English (for the EU call) and Portuguese (For the Brazilian call).
Specific requirements for coordinated call Part B Part B must contain as an Annex a final draft of a required Coordination Agreement to be signed between the two consortia of two coordinated projects (see Annex 4 of the Guide). The content of the Coordination Agreement will not be examined during the evaluation, but should show that the two consortia have already taken into account how they are going to regulate their cooperation activities, and in particular how they are going to deal with IPR issues in a balanced way, respecting the FP7 Rules of Participation. (A specific Consortium Agreement is also required for the participants in the EU project; this is not included in the proposal.)
Eligibility checks • Date and time of receipt of proposal on or before deadline Firm deadlines - except for Continuously open calls • Minimum number of eligible, independent partners As set out in work programme/call • Completeness of proposal Presence of all requested administrative forms (Part A) and the content description (Part B) • In scope of the call
Specific requirements for coordinated call Eligibility Criterion Any proposal submitted to the European Commission as a response to the Coordinated Call with Brazil must be coordinated with a proposal submitted to the MCTI of Brazil. Proposals which do not include coordination between the FP7 project and a Brazilian proposal will be considered ineligible. (see Annex 2 of Guide for Applicants for this call) .
Evaluation process • On-site evaluation / remote evaluation • Independent experts • One step evaluation Eligibility Check? yes Individual reading Consensus Panel (with Hearings)
Specific requirements for coordinated call Evaluation The English version of the common Part B submitted to the EU call will be evaluated in a common evaluation according to the EU evaluation rules by a common group of evaluators. 2 EU evaluators and 2 Brazilian evaluators per proposal
Collaborative projects - Evaluation 1. Scientific and technical quality • Soundness of concept, and quality of objectives • Progress beyond the state-of-the-art • Quality and effectiveness of the S & T methodology and associated workplan
Collaborative projects - Evaluation 2. Implementation • Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures • Quality and relevant experience of the individual participants • Quality of the consortium as a whole (including complementarity, balance) • Appropriate allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (staff, equipment)
Collaborative projects - Evaluation 3. Impact • Contribution at the European and Brazilian level to the expected impacts listed in the workprogramme under the relevant activity • Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property
Specific requirements for coordinated call Evaluation To ensure a genuine EU-Brazil cooperation, priority in the evaluation will be given to proposals that demonstrate a balanced effort between the two coordinated projects and a research plan properly involving coordinated research activities between Europe and Brazil. This will be reflected in the evaluation under the criteria “Impact” and “Implementation”; (see Annex 2 of the Guide for Applicants for this call).
Evaluation criteria scoring • Scale of 1-5 (and 0) • Criterion threshold 3/5 • Overall threshold 10/15
Specific requirements for coordinated callSelection of Proposals • Up to one proposal per topic will be funded under this call: That is one proposal for each one of the four topics (1-4) implemented via Small or medium scale focused research projects (STREPs). • Proposals will only be selected for funding on the condition that their coordinated Brazilian project will be funded by the MCTI of Brazil. In the event that the highest-ranked proposal under a topic fails in the funding of its coordinated Brazilian project by the MCTI of Brazil, selection will pass to the next ranked proposal etc.