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  1. Horizon 2020 and Wales

  2. Horizon what? • Commission proposal for around €70 billion research and innovation funding (2014-2020) • Part of next EU budget, complementing Structural Funds, Higher Education, etc • A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union, etc • A single programme bringing together three formerly separate programmes (FP7, CIP, EIT) Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  3. Principles • Main funding criterion is excellence • More innovation (“research to retail”) • Focus on societal challenges e.g. health, clean energy and transport • Easier access for participants(“simplification”) • Widening participation (“spreading excellence”) Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  4. Proposed structure for Horizon 2020 Overarching framework [multiple legal bases] Excellent Science Industrial Leadership Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and well-being Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies ERC Bioeconomy: Food, agriculture, marine and water FET Access to Risk Finance Secure, clean and efficient energy Marie-Curie Smart, green and integrated transport Financial instruments EIB, EIF Climate, Resource efficiency, Raw materials Infrastructures Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Innovation in SMEs Protecting Freedom and Security in Europe EIT JRC

  5. Proposed funding breakdown Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  6. Timetable • Co-decision with European Parliament: Autumn 2013 • Adoption of work programmes: Autumn 2013 • Horizon events: Autumn 2013 • First calls for proposals: December 2013 • Formal launch of Horizon 2020: January 2014 Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  7. WEFO’s Horizon 2020 Unit • Established in January 2013 • A central contact point (one-stop-shop) for integrated, consistent and targeted advice and support for Welsh organisations on accessing the most appropriate research and innovation funding from the EU Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  8. Role of Unit • Proactively engaging and focussing Welsh, UK and EU resources and expertise for the benefit of Welsh organisations seeking funding • Working with stakeholders to identify and addressgaps in advice/support • Where appropriate enhancing the support available through additional investment, with Structural Funds likely to play a key role Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  9. Overview of WEFO’s approach todelivering Horizon 2020 support National Contact Points Sector forums European Commission UK Depts • Bid Writing • Technical advice • Capacity building • Financial support • Specific networks ChiefScientists Dept. W E F O Others Enterprises Horizon 2020 Unit W E F O W E F O Technology Strategy Board UKRO ENHANCEMENT W E F O Enterprise Europe Network Wales (EEN) HEFCW ES&TSectorTeams Welsh Higher Education Welsh Government Office Brussels Welsh Government Depts. Welsh Higher Education Brussels

  10. Rationale for Unit • Building on existing relationships with Welsh Government Departments, the European Commission, Higher Education and those representing business needs • Located within a branch dealing with the R&I Structural Funds Priorities, increasing synergy between the two funding streams • Structured around WEFO teams in North and South Wales to provide a ‘local’ dimension to the service Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  11. Examples of activity • Targeted awareness raising, e.g. Digital 2013 workshop • Building new links between existing support structures, e.g. sector teams, NCPs, HE • Working with stakeholders to identify ‘external funding ready’ researchers and businesses • Focussing investments on building capacity that is directly linked to improving access to wider research funding Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  12. SCoRE Cymru (formally WECF) • Supporting Collaborative Research and innovation in Europe • Grants to support Welsh-based organisations with the costs of accessing programmes such as FP7/Horizon 2020 Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  13. Currently supports… • The travel and accommodation costs involved in: • identifying and building consortia, • negotiation of contracts. • The cost of subcontracted expertise for: • writing funding proposals, • negotiation and conclusion of consortium agreements and/or contracts. Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  14. Grant available Travel • Up to £1,000 and/or 100% of the costs for SMEs • Up to £1,000 and/or 75% of the costs for HE • Up to £1,000 and/or 50% of the costs for other organisations travelling with a Welsh SME/HE partner Proposal development • Up to £10,000 and/or 100% of the costs Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  15. Improvements in SCoRE Cymru • Grant rate increases • Simplification of guidance and forms • Now supports early consortium building • Travel outside the EU and to UK destinations allowed under certain circumstances • Assessment criteria focus on quality of proposal rather than eligibility rules • Administration simplified to reduce turnover time Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  16. Current activity • Continuing to engage with stakeholders, e.g. devolved administrations • Acting on EBC recommendations • Developing Welsh events, e.g. on Space and ICT/Health • Independent evaluation of gaps in support • Next phase of SCoRE Cymru Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  17. Any questions? • Contact us via email at Horizon2020@wales.gsi.gov.uk • Or via the WEFO Helpline on0845 010 3355 • Or visit the WEFO website at http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/other/fp7/?lang=en Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future