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  1. Horizon 2020 The new programme of EU funding Edward.heelas@bbsrc.ac.uk 11/10/2013 Edward Heelas Birkbeck, University of London

  2. UK Research Office • UKRO’s Mission: “To promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities” • The Office: • Is based in Brussels, was established in 1984 • Is sponsored by the seven UK Research Councils • Around 130 research organisations subscribe to UKRO

  3. Activities • UKRO services: offering a suite of quality services to help subscribers and sponsors to make informed decisions on participating in EU programmes • Policy work: supporting UK input into European research policy development and implementation • Brussels liaison: establishing and maintaining contacts with the European Institutions and other major Brussels stakeholders in research and innovation.

  4. UKRO subscriber services • UKRO Portal: tailored news articles and clear and accessible web pages on the latest in EU funding • Enquiry service: individual support through your dedicated European Advisor • Annual briefing visits: bespoke training for your institution • Meeting room: a venue in Brussels

  5. UKRO Portal: www.ukro.ac.uk • Tailored news articles on EU funding • Calls for proposals • Funding and policy news • Events, partner searches, job opportunities • Web pages on EU research programmes and policy • Email alert function/ news by topic • Daily, weekly, only on your discipline? Personalise your account to best meet your needs! • Create your profile today!

  6. Personal News Page

  7. Horizon 2020 Introduction

  8. What is Horizon 2020? • The European Union’s funding instrument for research and innovation from 2014-2020 • Budget of EUR 70,2 billion • From research to innovation – from basic research to bringing ideas to the market • Focus on societal challenges EU society is facing (e.g. health, clean energy, food security, integrated transport) • Promise of simplified access for all

  9. Horizon 2020 structure Widening Participation; Science with and for Society Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) EURATOM

  10. Rationale for 3 Pillars • Clear distinction between funding for bottom-up, excellence-based research (Pillar 1: Excellent Science) and research addressing specific challenges (Pillar 3: Societal Challenges) • Dedicated part of the programme targeted primarily at industry, in particular Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (Pillar 2: Industrial Leadership) • Programme integrates funding for research and innovation projects funding for innovation projects within all 3 pillars

  11. From FP7 to Horizon 2020 FP7 Horizon 2020 • Integrates FP, EIT, CIP • Societal Challenges • Strong industry focus overall • Covering the entire cycle from basic idea to market • Single reimbursement rate for all • Framework Programme • Research themes • SME participation important • Growing importance of innovation • Range of funding rates, complex rules

  12. UK performance in FP7 • As at July 2013: • UK-based organisations have been awarded €5.2 billion of FP7 funding, (the second highest share by country, after Germany), equivalent to 15% of the programme’s overall budget • Academic organisations were awarded 62% of this share (thus 10.9% of the entire FP7 budget went to UK academia), and around 17% to SMEs • UK organisations were involved in around 8100 funded projects (the highest number by country) • The highest number of European Research Council grants went to the UK, with around 800 grants based at over 75 different host institutions

  13. Funding in Horizon 2020 • Basic modelfor research projects • 100% direct costs + • 25% indirect costs (overhead) • Basic model for “innovation” projects • 70% direct costs + • 25% indirect costs For Universities involved in innovation projects: 100% direct costs Some calls different – e.g. prizes

  14. Who will be eligible for funding? • 28 EU Member States (Croatia as of 2013) • Associate Countries (similar list to FP7 expected) • Still under negotiation • Some might not sign agreement in time for Horizon 2020 start but can still apply as long as the agreement is signed in time for grant signature. • Third countries (funding will depend on GDP) • BRIC no longer eligible for automatic funding

  15. Work Programmes • Two-year work programmes for 2014-15 • Harmonised structure across all EC Directorate-Generals • Strategic Programme defines overall focus areas • Topics structure: “Specific challenge”, “Scope”, “Expected Impact”, “Type of action”

  16. Project types

  17. Horizon 2020 Pillar 1 – Excellent Science

  18. Excellent Science • Total budget = €21.6 billion • Overall objective: “to strengthen the excellence of European research”

  19. Horizon 2020 European Research Council

  20. ERC in Horizon 2020 – What can be Funded? • The ERC seeks to fund the best ‘frontier research’ proposals submitted by excellent researchers, with excellence as the single peer review criterion. • Will fund projects led by a Principal Investigator, if necessary supported by a team (no need for pan-European collaboration). • Will operate on a ‘bottom-up’ basis, without pre-determined research priorities. 25 panels in 3 domains which proposals can be submitted to: • Physical Sciences and Engineering • Life Sciences • Social Sciences and Humanities

  21. ERC in H2020– Five Schemes Please see the ERC’s April 2013 statement on the timing of the 2014 calls: http://erc.europa.eu/update-ERC-calls-proposals-2014

  22. Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  23. MSCAin Horizon 2020 • Operates in a ‘bottom-up’ basis, open to all research and innovation areas • Mobility is a key requirement • Key areas supported: • Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers • Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility • Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge • Co-funding of activities

  24. MSCA – 4 Schemes

  25. Individual Fellowships • 2 strands in IF scheme: • Outgoing Fellowship - (MS/AC to third country), with mandatory return phase • European Fellowship - (any country to MS/AC) • 2 main changes to FP7: • Optional intersectoralsecondment in a MS/AC during the fellowship • ICPC return phase could be removed

  26. European Training Networks (minimum of three participants) Innovative Training Networks • Participants defined as ‘academic’ and ‘non-academic’ • Early stage researchers (ESRs) only • The Innovative Doctoral Programme strand will move to the COFUND scheme. Joint Doctorates (at least three academic participants who can deliver a doctoral degree) European Industrial Doctorates (one academic participant and one  non-academic participant)

  27. Research and Innovation Staff Exchange • Focused on exchange of staff • Amalgamation of IAPP and IRSES with 7 main changes • Project to be based on new or existing ‘joint research project’ • Participants - ‘academic’ / ‘non-academic’ NOT ‘public sector’ /‘private sector’ • Minimum 3 participants - 3 different countries (2 MS/AC) • If all participants MS/AC, minimum 1 academic +1 non-academic participant from different countries • Secondmentperiod - 1 to 12 months- doesn’t need to be continuous • One simplified funding system-‘unit cost’ with country co-efficient factors • Projects between 50-500 research months

  28. COFUND • Supports 2 programmes: • Doctoral programmes (Innovative Doctoral Programmes) • Fellowship programmes • Funding model in COFUND will differ from FP7 • Standard ‘unit costs’- fixed amounts per researcher /year • Maximum EU contribution to single legal entity/ year • Programmesup to 60 months • Shorter time to grant • All researchers should be covered by full social security • Principles of the Charter and Code should set out provisions for ESRs

  29. Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies

  30. Overview of FET Activities • Expanded from ICT and Energy to be used as cross-cutting funding scheme • Supports frontier research: alternative ideas, concepts or paradigms of risky or non-conventional nature Open, light and agile Roadmap based research

  31. Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures

  32. Research Infrastructure: context • ESFRI Roadmap – identifies new pan-European RIs or major upgrades to existing ones • ERIC – legal instrument at EU level to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of RI of European interest • Background information at: • http://ec.europa.eu/research/infrastructures

  33. Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020 • Developing the European Research Infrastructures (RI) for 2020 and beyond: • Developing new world class RIs • Integrating and opening national RIs of pan-European interest • Development, deployment and operation ICT based e-Infrastructures • Foster innovation potential of RI and their human capital • Reinforcing European RI policy and international co-operation

  34. Horizon 2020 Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership

  35. Pillar 2 – Industrial Leadership Total budget €15 bn

  36. Pillar 2: Rationale • Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors • Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation • Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs • Emphasis on combining enabling technologies to find solutions for societal challenges – particularly energy efficiency targets, sustainability and climate change objectives

  37. LEIT – Key Enabling Technologies • Strong focus on industrial involvement and applied research • Developing industrial capacity in focus areas: • Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) • Micro- and nano-electronics, • Photonics • Nanotechnologies • Advanced Materials • Biotechnology • Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

  38. KETs - Combining several key enabling technologies for advanced products

  39. ICT in LEIT - Challenges New generation of components and systems Advanced Computing Future Internet Content technologies and information management Robotics Micro- and nano-electronic technologies/ Photonics Cross-cutting and horizontal activities and International Co-operation Future Internet Public Private Partnership

  40. Space in LEIT • To foster a cost-effective competitive and innovative space industry and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs • Develop innovative space technology from idea to demonstration in space • Use space data for scientific, public and commercial purposes • Work with Member States’ and European Space Agency research activities • Boost Space industry competitiveness and capacity for innovation • Use European space infrastructure to full capacity • International cooperation in space science and exploitation • Note that infrastructure development of Galileo and GMES (now Copernicus) funded outwith Horizon 2020

  41. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in LEIT • Factories for the Future: FoF • Energy Efficient Buildings: EeB • Photonics • Sustainable Process Industries through Resource and Energy Efficiency: SPIRE • Expected to show continuity from NMP theme under FP7 • Roadmaps all in the public domain

  42. Innovation in SMEs “The specific objective is to stimulate growth by means of increasing the levels of innovation in SMEs, covering their different innovation needs over the whole innovation cycle for all types of innovation, thereby creating more fast-growing, internationally active SMEs.” • Replaces Research for SMEs instrument (R4SME) • Dedicated SME instrument • Target highly innovative SMEs looking to develop and grow in international environment • Single company or collaborative • Allows for out-sourcing of research • Three stage support through innovation cycle • One project can access all three in order • One application per year, in all fields across LEIT and Pillar 3

  43. Innovation in SMEs • Stage 1: Feasibility • 6-9 month project • €50k lump sum funding • to assess technological / commercial potential of project • Stage 2: Innovation Activity • 12 – 24 month duration • €1m - €3m funding • Emphasis on demonstration and market replication • Stage 3: Commercialisation phase • No direct funding • Simplified access to debt and equity financial instruments • Assistance with IPR protection

  44. Access to Risk Finance • Funding for single beneficiaries for investment in research and innovation projects. Two types of funding will be provided: • Debt funding: loansand guarantees for investment in a project • Equity funding: investment of capital in a project • Funding is mainly designed for early stage SMEs, or in some cases at the expansion stage • Some risk financing for a basic or applied research project by a public organisation (university, research institute) is also planned, under the new ‘Risk-Sharing Finance Facility’ • Funds will be managed by the European Investment Bank

  45. Horizon 2020 Pillar 3 – Societal Challenges

  46. Societal Challenges – Key Objectives

  47. Societal Challenges rationale • Concerns of citizens and society + EU policy objectives • Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences and humanities • Addressing challenges requires full research & innovation cycle, from research to market • Focus on policy priorities without predetermining technologies or types of solutions to be developed • Total budget €26.2 bn

  48. Challenge 1: Health, demographic changes and well being 2014-2015 Calls divided into 8 specific activity areas: • Understanding health, aging and diseases • Effective health promotion, diseases prevention, preparedness and screening • Improving diagnosis • Innovative treatments and technologies • Advancing active and healthy aging • Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care • Improving health information, data exploitation and providing an evidence base for health policies and regulation • Co-ordination activities e.g. AHA EIP; More years, Better Lives; Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

  49. Horizon 2020 Health - Context EIP Active and Healthy Ageing Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Health for Growth More Years, Better Lives Neurodegenerative Disease Antimicrobial Resistance Structural Funds Ambient Assisted Living Research Innovation Deployment

  50. Challenge 2: Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy 2014-2015 Calls divided into 3 specific activity areas: 1. Sustainable food security • Sustainable food production systems • Safe food and sustainable consumption • Global drivers of food security 2. Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of the Oceans • Sustainably exploiting the diversity of marine life • New offshore challenges • Ocean observation technologies/systems • Horizontal aspects, socio-economic sciences, innovation, engagement with society and ocean governance