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EU Policy Briefing University of Jyväskylä – The Science Council June 2010. Dr. Antoaneta Folea Science Adviser University of Jyvaskyla antoaneta.folea@jyu.fi. Science Advisor. Science Policy. EU research funding – FP7 / FP8. Finding funding opportunities

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    1. EU Policy BriefingUniversity of Jyväskylä – The Science CouncilJune 2010 Dr. Antoaneta Folea Science Adviser University of Jyvaskyla antoaneta.folea@jyu.fi

    2. Science Advisor Science Policy EU research funding – FP7 / FP8 Finding funding opportunities Assistance for proposal preparation Assistance during negotiation of proposal and project management • Analysis of EU science and research legislative texts and their impact on the university • Drafting of policy positions papers, presentations and publications • Supporting the university science and research policy with analysis of European legislation • Presenting and/or participating in national or international conferences or seminars • Contributing to elaboration of strategies in research and innovation • Making recommendations on science policy

    3. 2009 – 2010 Redefine European research Re-focus European R&D

    4. 2008: “2020 Vision for the European Research Area (ERA)” Council of the European Union, 9 December 2008 • Council conclusions adopted by the Competitiveness Council, 2.12.2008 • Legally binding for all Member States

    5. 2008: “2020 Vision for the European Research Area (ERA)” • The ERA is firmly rooted in society and responsive to its needs • The European publicly-supported research and technology plays a key role in responding to the needs of citizens and business, through world-class cutting-edge research • The ERA defines the European way to excellence in research • Strong interactions within the “knowledge triangle” (education, research and innovation) are promoted at all levels • The ERA provides coordinated support to researchers and research institutions engaged in excellent research

    6. 2009: The Lund Declaration The Grand Challenges for research The vision that will shape the Framework Programme 8

    7. 2009: The Lund Declaration: “Europe must focus on the Grand Challenges of our time” • Grand Challenges: • Global warming • Tightening supplies of energy, water and food • Ageing societies • Public health • Security • Turning Europe into an eco-efficient economy • European research must focus on the Grand Challenges of our time moving beyond current rigid thematic approaches • Responses to Grand Challenges: broad areas of issue-oriented research in relevant fields • The Framework Programme for Research (FP7, FP8) must also respond to these demands • Actions: • Strengthening frontier research initiated by the research community itself • Taking a global lead in the development of enabling technologies • Excellence and well-networked knowledge institutions • The creation and maintenance of world class research infrastructures

    8. 2009: The Lund Declaration - Actions: • Prioritizing of research and innovation to meet Grand Challenges • Transformation of European knowledge production system through major university reform • Radical new solutions require more risk-taking in research and innovation • Strategically develop international relations and cooperations by strengthening links and alliances • World class research infrastructures are needed for excellence and attractiveness

    9. 2009: European Research Area Advisory Board ERAB “Preparing Europe for a New Renaissance” A strategic view of the European Research Area – Vision 2030

    10. ‘New Renaissance = A paradigm shift in how we think, live and interact together, as well as a paradigm shift in what the role and place of science should be’ ‘A new resolution: to make the ERA a byword for creativity, excellence and efficiency – and the catalyst for a new Renaissance in the way we think, act and research globally (ERAB, Nov. 2009)

    11. 2009: European Research Area Advisory Board ERAB: Action required by 2030 on 6 fundamental issues: • A united ERA to permit ideas and people to move freely 2. An ERA driven by societal needs to address the ‘Grand Challenges’ 3. An ERA based on shared responsibility between science, policy and society  a ‘new social contract’ between science and society 4. An ERA of open innovation between all public and private stakeholders 5. An ERA to deliver excellence; risk-taking in research will be the guiding principle for the ERA policy 6. An ERA of cohesion to allow all European research actors to take part in the knowledge-based society

    12. 2010: EU2020 “A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” A strategic view of the EU– Vision 2020 “Europe 2020 is about what we need to do today and tomorrow to get the EU economy back on track.” “We need to build a new economic model based on knowledge, low-carbon economy and high employment levels.” “Europe 2020 will rely on two pillars: the thematic approach; and country reporting.” Jose Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission 03.03.2010

    13. 2010: EU2020 - The Flagship Initiatives

    14. EU2020 Flagship Initiative “Innovation Union” 1/3 • The aim: to re-focus R&D and innovation policy on the challenges facing our society: - energy security - transport - climate change - resource efficiency - health - ageing - environmentally-friendly production - land management • Every link should be strengthened in the innovation chain, from “blue sky” research to commercialisation

    15. EU2020 Flagship Initiative “Innovation Union” 2/3 Actions at EU level: • To develop a strategic research agenda focused on challenges such as: - energy security - transport - climate change - resource efficiency - health - ageing - environmentally-friendly production - land management • To enhance joint programming with Member States and regions • To improve framework conditions for business to innovate • To launch ‘European Innovation Partnerships’ between the EU and national levels (the first will include: “building the bio-economy by 2020”, “the key enabling technologies to shape Europe’s industrial future”, and “technologies to allow older people to live independently and be active in society”) • To strengthen and further develop the role of EU instruments to support innovation (e.g. structural funds) • To promote knowledge partnerships and strengthen links between education, business, research and innovation, to promote entrepreneurship by supporting Young Innovative Companies

    16. EU2020 Flagship Initiative “Innovation Union” 3/3 Actions at Member State level: • To reform national and regional R&D and innovation systems to foster excellence and smart specialisation • To reinforce cooperation between universities, research and business • To implement joint programming and enhance cross-border cooperation in areas with EU value added and adjust national funding procedures accordingly • To ensure the diffusion of technology across the EU territory • To ensure a sufficient supply of science, maths and engineering graduates and to focus school curricula on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship • To prioritise knowledge expenditure, including by using tax incentives and other financial instruments to promote greater private R&D investments

    17. 2010: EU2020 and ERAB Renaissance Vision Maire Geoghegan-Quinn Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science 2010 - 2014 ERAB Conference, Seville, 6-7 May 2010

    18. Europe has experienced its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. • The only way to replace the jobs lost and to achieve a prosperous, green and fair economy is to improve Europe's performance in innovation: develop new products and services that create wealth and improve quality of life. • More innovation is necessary to tackle our century's defining challenges: climate change, energy and food security, health and the fact that the average age of Europe's population is increasing. • Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn: how we can make Europe into an Innovation Union?

    19. 2010: Project Europe 2030 – Challenges and Opportunities The ”WiseMen” Report to the EU Council of presidents and prime-ministers “Growth through knowledge: Empowering the individual” Felipe Gonzalez Marquez, Chairman VairaVike-Freiberga, Vice Chair JarmoOllila, Vice Chair LykkeFriis RemKoolhaas Richard Lambert Mario Montti Rainer Munz KalypsoNicolaidis Nicole Notat Wolfgang Schuster Lech Walesa

    20. 2010: Project Europe 2030 • Europe is falling behind in the skills race • By 2025 Asia may be at the forefront of scientific and technological developments at the expense of the EU and US • A better use of human talent will be the key strategic instrument for ensuring … progress for European society at large • Creation of an “Innovation Union” • Greater private sector funding • Develop EU centres for pre-competitive applied research (public-private partnerships between states, regions and private industry) • Develop European poles of excellence • Facilitate knowledge transfer

    21. Key features for the research of our time: • Science - Research AND Society – Communication with society • Research driven by societal needs: Grand Challenges – Set research agenda (where the EU money goes) • Innovation (“Innovation Union”) – Close the gap between science and market • Combination of directed top-down (impact driven) and non-directed bottom-up (science driven) research Conclusions

    22. JyUStrategy 2010 – 2017: Excellence and Dynamism Strategic Objective: • The University will be one of Finland’s leading and most successful multidisciplinary research universities • In its core fields, the University will be the leading research university in Finland, with its areas of research strength reaching the highest international level • The University will have a major societal impact • The University will be known for the high level of its basic research The Strategy and Operational Agenda – University of Jyväskylä 2017 https://www.jyu.fi/hallinto/strategia/en

    23. JyUStrategy 2010 – 2017: Excellence and Dynamism • The University will be an institution of open knowledge and competence, characterizes by open interaction with enterprises, policymakers and other players in society. • The knowledge and competence produced at the University is made broadly available in society. • The cornerstones of the University’s social interaction include basic and applied research, in addition to education … • The University will have a significant role in producing, testing, and commercialising innovations The Strategy and Operational Agenda – University of Jyväskylä 2017 https://www.jyu.fi/hallinto/strategia/en

    24. Next briefing on EU science policy Recommendations and Ideas for discussion September 2010

    25. EU Policy BriefingUniversity of Jyväskylä – The Science CouncilJune 2010 Dr. Antoaneta Folea Science Adviser University of Jyvaskyla antoaneta.folea@jyu.fi