European Funding • Building the ‘Connected’ Europe of Tomorrow • EU will Provide ‘free’ money • Enabling business growth • Transnational opportunities • Technology sourcing • Precise Application Process • In areas targeted by The Workprogramme • In response to specific public invitations • Competitive bidding
Summary of IST Offers Existing Technology New Technology Support Measures Take Up Measures RTD Actions Trials Research & Development Fellowships Best Practice Combined Training Bursaries Demonstration Accompanying Measures Assessment Support Nodes Concerted Actions Accompanying Measures & Thematic Networks (other) IST Project Clusters Studies 1 to 5 YEARS International 35 - 50% IPR 1 YEAR 100% Personnel 50% Remainder No overhead No IPR Networks of Excellence Dissemination Research Training & Awareness Working Groups Training Measures
The European Commission • The Benefit of its Citizens • Budgets spent effectively • Stimulation of Technology based Industry • The eEurope Action Plan • Fast, cheap and secure net access, • Raising levels of skills, • Stimulation of net use. See www.europa.eu.int/comm/information_society/eeurope
Summary: You need to have • An Excellent Innovative Idea • Which fits with the workprogramme • At the right time • With ‘European’ Collaborators • Clearly exploitable • Meeting the published ‘evaluation criteria’ • Which overlaps with your own objectives
The FIVE FP5 evaluation criteria 1 Scientific and technological (S&T) quality and innovation 2 Community added value and contribution to EU policies 3 Contribution to Community social objectives 4 Economic development and S&T prospects 5 Management and resources Published in Evaluation Manual
REASONS FOR FAILUREResults of Evaluation of Call 4(Closed October 11th, 2000 at 5pm (Brussels local time).)AS AN EXAMPLE • Failure was mainly due to not meeting thresholds • Criterion 1: innovation (27 instances) • Criterion 4: economic development/ST prospects(25 instances).
News from The Commission • ISTC: Recommends longer projects • APPENDIX 6Applies to projects arising from Call 6 • Payment times halved • Audited Cost Statements • For Payments > 250,000 Euro (~2%) • Initial or Final Cost Claims • Up to 4000 Euro per claim 50% from Commissionto be charged as ‘Other SpecificCosts’
News from The Commission Can the Commision trust you to do the work? [ANNEX2] • Applicable to all participants except public bodies: • Universities, Research Centers, Government, .. • Purpose: • To ensure the project partners have adequate resources • To evaluate the financial risk incurred by the Commission and where necessary, to propose suitable protection measures.
News from The Commission • Net worth test • Projects share: (Cost-EC contribution) Net worth > = Projects share
News from The Commission • APPENDIX 5Applies To Projects With at least 12 months to run • Extension to Include New NAS Partners • Must show added value • Proposed by existing Consortium • Costs • Majority to NAS Partner • Small addition to allow extension
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