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  1. Horizon 2020 Vanessa Davies, Horizon 2020 Unit Welsh European Funding Office

  2. What is Horizon 2020? • EU Research & Innovation programme worth nearly €80 billion • 7 year programme (2014-2020) • A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area • Continuation of Investment in frontier research 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. Structure of Horizon 2020 Excellent Science Industrial Leadership Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and well-being Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies ERC Food security, sustainable agriculture, forestry, marine, maritime, inland water and bio-economy FET Access to Risk Finance Secure, clean and efficient energy Marie Sklodowska- Curie Smart, green and integrated transport Financial instruments EIB, EIF Climate action, environment, Resource efficiency, Raw materials Infrastructures Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Innovation in SMEs Secure Societies: Protecting the Freedom and Security of Europe and its citizens European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Joint Research Centre Science with and for Society Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

  4. Excellent Science - €22 billion • European Research Council • Frontier Research by the best individual teams • Future and Emerging Technologies • Collaborative Research to open new fields of innovation • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (including COFUND) • Opportunities for training and career development • Research Infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) • Ensuring access to world-class facilities 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

  5. Industrial Leadership - €15 billion • Leadership in Industrial and Enabling Technologies • ICT, nanotechnologies, biotechnology, photonics, manufacturing, space • Access to risk finance • Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research • Innovation in SMEs • Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs 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. Societal Challenges - €26 billion 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing 2. Food, agriculture, marine research and the bioeconomy 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy 4. Smart, green and integrated transport 5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 6. Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies 7. Protecting freedom and security in Europe 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. Horizon 2020 – What’s New? • Single set of rules for participation, coherent with other new EU Programmes • One project – one funding rate - Eligible costs: direct + indirect (flat rate, 25% of direct costs) - 100% for research projects; - 70 % for activities closer to market (100 % for non-profit) • Simple evaluation criteria: Excellence, Impact, Implementation • New funding schemes: pre-commercial procurement, prizes, loan and equity instruments, etc. Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  8. Implementation • Run by the European Commission • 3 year strategic programme • 2 year work programmes • Competitive calls (historic 20% success rate) • 3 partners in 3 countries (in most cases) • 8 month time to grant (Commission ambition) • Criteria: excellence, impact, implementation • Reimbursement: 100% direct costs (70% close to market) + 25% indirect 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

  9. Horizon 2020 - Health Challenge • SC1 – Work Programme • Work programmes (WP) with a 2 year-duration! • 16 topics - ‘co-ordination activities’ call (7 ERA-NET) • 34 topics - ‘personalising health and care’ (PHC) focus area call • Objectives: • Create opportunities for real breakthrough research • Translation of findings into the clinic • Reduce health inequalities • Promote active and healthy ageing Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

  10. Horizon 2020 First Health Calls • Some facts and figures: • H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage (8 topics, €303 million) • Opening: 11 Dec. 2013 • stage 1 proposals, deadline: 11 March 2014 – 1681 proposals received • evaluation: => 626 proposals invited to submit full proposal (15 May 2014) • stage 2 proposals, deadline: 19 Aug. 2014

  11. Horizon 2020 First Health Calls • H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage (8 topics, €185 million) • Opening: 11 Dec. 2013 • Deadline: 15 April 2014 – 451 proposals received • evaluation: => in progress

  12. Specific SME initiatives SME Instrument: three phases Feasibility study (upto €50,000). To fund a 6-month feasibility study. Application is short (10 pages) but requires firms to set out a clear business plan, and to have a new product development as part of that agenda. Innovation activities, e.g. testing, scaling-up, market replication (70/100% funding). Successful companies will be granted between €500,000 and €2.5 million for demonstration and piloting the product. Whilst the money will be available solely for SMEs, research and technology organisations may also be able to benefit from contracts under the projects.  Facilitating access to risk capital – mentoring (no direct funds) Mentoring and coaching in all 3 stages 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. Example of an open call • Dedicated SME Instrument: • (Used to fund projects by high-growth companies under the industrial leadership and societal challenges pillars. Approx. €9.3bn will be spent over the seven-year period; in 2014 and 2015 largest pockets of money can be found in health, energy and transport. There is an open call system with cut off dates for evaluation throughout the year. More information is available via the Commission’s website. • Open now within Health: • PHC-12-2014-1: Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices • Deadline date: 17 December 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

  14. Access to Risk Finance Under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar, this section will help companies and other types of organisation engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter-guarantees and equity finance. In brief: • Debt facility – focus on R&I SMEs • Equity facility – focus on early-stage SMEs • Administered through the European Investment Bank (EIB) /European Investment Fund (EIF) and Financial Intermediaries 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. Something to build on?(FP7 – March 2014) 419 participations (2.5% of UK) €138m approved (2.1% of UK) Relative success in Health and Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotech Sectors (approx):70% HE, 24% Industry 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. Horizon 2020 Unit 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. 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 • Teams in North and South Wales 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

  18. Role of Unit • Proactively engaging and targetingexisting Welsh, UK and EU resources and expertise for the benefit of Welsh organisations • Working with stakeholders to identifygaps in advice/support and how best to address them • Where appropriate enhancing the support available through additional investment, with Structural Funds likely to play a 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

  19. Overview of WEFO’s added value approach todelivering Horizon 2020 support National Contact Points Sector forums European Commission UK Depts Bid writing Technical advice Capacity building Financial support Specific networks ChiefScientific Advisor 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

  20. Examples of Unit’s activity • Targeted awareness raising • Working with stakeholders to build new links between existing support structures • Working with stakeholders to identify and target ‘competitive funding ready’ researchers and businesses • Focussing investments on building capacity or addressing barriers that will ensure improved access to competitive 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

  21. SCoRE Cymru • Supporting Collaborative Research and innovation in Europe • Grants to support Welsh-based organisations with the costs of accessing EU programmes such as 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

  22. SCoRE Cymru: 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

  23. SCoRE Cymru: Grant available Travel – up to £1,000 • Up to 100% of the costs for SMEs • Up to 75% of the costs for HE • Up to 50% of the costs for other organisations travelling with a Welsh SME/HE partner Expertise - up to£10,000 • Up to 100% of the costs for all organisations 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

  24. SCoRE Cymru: Features Quick turnover time for travel applications Supports early consortium building Travel outside the EU and to UK destinations allowed under certain circumstances Assessment criteria focus on quality of proposal and added value 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

  25. Useful contacts • WEFO Horizon 2020 Unit email: Horizon2020@wales.gsi.gov.uk • WEFO Helpline 0845 010 3355 • WEFO website http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/horizon2020/?lang=en • UK Horizon 2020 websitehttps://www.h2020uk.org/ • European Commission Horizon 2020 site http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en • Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html • Fit for Health: http://www.fitforhealth.eu/Developed by the Fit for Health network in close cooperation with the Health-NCPs. The quality checked database contains expertise profiles of researchers and SMEs acting in the Health / Life sciences sector. The service includes partner search activities advice on all aspects related to a research project. • EEN http://www.enterpriseeuropewales.org.uk 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