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  • 1. Theme 4: Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies (NMP) –Work-programme Overview, Evaluation & EI Supports available to you Liam Brown, National Contact Point, NMP
  • 2. Where NMP fits into FP7….
    • Framework 7 began on Jan 1 st ‘07; budget €54B & runs for 7 years
    • FOUR Programmes;
    • Cooperation – Collaborative Research 10 Themes
        • NMP is Theme 4, budget €3.46B (11%). €540M in Call 1
    • People – Marie Curie
    • Ideas – Scientific Excellence
    • Capacities – Infrastructure , SMEs, Science in Society and International cooperation
  • 3. Policy behind NMP
    • to fund research, development, demonstration, and coordination projects that will contribute to i mproving the competitiveness of EU industry and generating knowledge …. moving from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry
      • Produce high added value products, technologies & processes in a sustainable manner
      • Create new companies and contribute to growth
      • Integrate knowledge and new technologies in mature industries
      • Generate new applicable knowledge
      • Strengthen EU leadership in NMP areas
      • Emphasis on the integrating different technologies and disciplines across many sectors
  • 4. NMP Programme covers 4 activity areas
    • Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
    • Materials
    • New production technologies
    • Integration of technologies for industrial applications – all sectors
    • - Area (part of an Activity including a number of research topics)
    • and
    • - Topics (the level at which proposals are called)
  • 5. The Funding Schemes in NMP
    • Small/Medium Scale projects;
      • Max budget €4M
      • 2 stage evaluation with stage 1 closing on MAY 4 th
    • Large Scale Integrating Projects
      • Minimum budget €4M
      • 2 stage evaluation with stage 1 closing on MAY 4 th
    • Science & Technology
      • Progress beyond SOA, intended results & use
    • Expected Impact
      • Economic, social, environmental
    ANNEX 2 3/5 Expected Impact 8/10 TOTAL 4/5 S&T Quality
  • 6. The Funding Schemes in NMP
    • SME targeted projects
      • 35% of the EC contribution to SMEs
      • 2 stage evaluation with stage 1 closing on MAY 4 th
    • Coordination & Support Actions (CSA): coordination and networking, studies, roadmapping studies etc. as well as ERA-NET and specific international cooperation activities
      • Single stage closing on June 5 th
  • 7. The first call…
    • One off and multi-annual topics. Outline of Call 1 topics plus indicative topics for Call 2
    • One funding scheme per topic
    • 43 topics via small/medium, large scale integrating, SME or coordination/support actions. No NoEs in Call 1.
    • All call documents available at
    • EPSS will not be available until March 19 th ‘07
  • 8. On this Cordis webpage:
    • 4 NMP documents
      • FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1, FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1, FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1, FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1 (each is a weblink containing a number of documents)
    • FP7 Factsheet – guide to all of programmes under FP7
    • Call Fiche – call identifier no; budget, eligibility, deadline, list of topics
    • Workprogramme & general introduction
      • Annex 1: List of international cooperation partner countries (ICPC)
      • Annex 2: Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
      • Annex 3: Forms of grant & reimbursement rates
      • Annex 4: CORDIS, ERANets etc
    • Guidelines for Applicants: How to prepare & submit a proposal; completing Parts A&B for both stages, tables, final checklist & tips for a good application
    • Policy documents, partner search facility
  • 9. NMP Small/Medium scale projects
  • 10. NMP Large scale projects
  • 11. NMP SME targeted projects
  • 12. NMP CSA projects
  • 13. Layout of workprogramme text
    • Title of topic plus number (NMP-2007-x.x-x)
    • Brief description of the technical content and scope – focus of research, sectors involved etc
    • Which funding scheme to use – small, large etc
    • Specific Features; maximum duration, involvement of third countries, industrial participation, industrial leadership, consortia could include users. TAKE NOTE.
    • Expected Impact - NB
  • 14.
    • 1. Collaborative projects
      • ("small or medium-scale focused research" projects)
      • ("large-scale integrating" projects)
      • ("Projects may also be targeted to special groups such as SMEs")
    • 2. Networks of Excellence
    • 3. Co-ordination and support actions
      • Support to actions aimed at "coordinating or supporting research activities"
      • ERA-NET & ERA-NET +
    Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Materials and new Production Technologies Funding Schemes LArge SMall ERA-net+ SME
  • 15.
    • Objective:
    • Increase and support the take-up of knowledge generated in this revolutionary field for all industrial sectors;
    • Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18. 1.2-3 Analysis of the ethical, regulatory, social and economic environment of nanomedicine - SSA 1.2-4 Coordination in nano-metrology – CA 1.2-5 Examining capacity building in nanobiotechnology - SSA 1.2-1 Pilot lines to study and develop and up-scale nanotechnology-based processes from laboratory - LA 1.2-2 Equipment and methods for nanotechnology - LA for SMEs 1.1-3 Support to ICPC researchers in Nanotecnhology and creation of a free and open European electronic archive of nanosciences and nanotechnologies scientific and technical publications - SSA 1.1-4 Development of methodology, collection and elaboration of scientific-technical and socio-economic data and studies on nanosciences and nanotechnologies, including risk assessment, and establishment of an observatory – SSA 1.1-5 Support to Member States’ research programmes in nanosciences – ERAnet+ 1.1-1 Nano-scale mechanisms of bio/non-bio interactions - SM 1.1-2 Self assembling and self organisation - SM Activity 4.1 Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies 4.1.1 Nanosciences and converging sciences (5 topics) 4.1.2 Nanotechnologies and converging technologies (5 topics) LArge SMall Other Year 1 1.3-3 Scientific review on the data and studies on the potential impact of engineered nanoparticles on health, safety and the environment – SSA 1.3-4 Creation of a critical and commented database on the health, safety and the environmental impact of nanoparticles – SSA 1.3-5 Coordination in studying the environmental and health impact of nanoparticles and nanotechnology based materials and products - CA 1.3-1 Specific, easy-to-use portable devices for measurement and analysis - LA 1.3-2 EU/USA coordinated call “impact of nanoparticles on health and environment” - SM 4.1.3 Health, Safety and Environmental Impacts (5 topics) SME 3
  • 19.
    • Objective:
      • Generate new knowledge to enable new industrial products and processes to be achieved, exploiting the potential of interdisciplinary approaches in materials research .
    2. Materials
  • 20.  
  • 21. 2.1-3 Characterisation of nano-structured materials - CA Activity 4.2 Materials 4.2.1 Mastering nano-scale complexity in materials (3 topics) 4.2.2 Knowledge-based smart materials with tailored properties (3 topics) Year 1 2.1-1 Nano-structured polymer-matrix composites - LA 2.2-1 Organic materials for electronics and photonics - LA 2.2-2 Nano-structured materials with tailored magnetic properties - SM 2.2-3 Advanced material architectures for energy conversion - SM 4.2.3 Novel biomaterials and bio-inspired materials (1 topic) 2.3-1 Highly porous bioactive scaffolds favouring angiogenesis for tissue engineering - LA 4.2.4 Advances in chemical technologies and materials processing (3 topics) 2.4-1 Flexible efficient processing for polymers - LA for SMEs 2.4-2 Nano-structured catalysts with tailor-made functional surfaces – SM 2.4-3 Renewable materials for functional packaging applications - SM 2.5-1 Novel materials tailored for extreme conditions and environments - LA 2.5-2 Modelling of microstructural evolution under work conditions and in materials processing - SM SME 4.2.5 Using engineering to develop high performance knowledge-base materials (2 topics) 2.1.2 Nanostructured coatings and thin films - SM LArge SMall Other
  • 22.
    • Objective:
      • Create continuously innovating production capabilities to achieve leadership in industrial products & processes in the global marketplace
    3. New Production
  • 23. Holistic approach to Knowledge Based Factories Development and validation of new industrial models and strategies is about… improving the operations efficiency of a factory through new production models and systems integration Adaptive production systems is about… enhancing the production system performance within a factory through holistic manufacturing engineering concepts Networked production is about… enabling customer-oriented and cost-efficient manufacturing operations within dynamic networks of companies
    • Rapid transfer and integration of new technologies into the design and operation of manufacturing processes is about…
      • development of knowledge based engineering capacities drawing on in-depth understanding of the behaviour of machines, processes and systems
    • Exploitation of the convergence of technologies is about…
      • stimulating the creation of new industries through application of basic research results in converging technologies
  • 24. Activity 4.3 New Production 4.3.1 Development and validation of new industrial models and strategies (3 topics) 4.3.2 Adaptive production systems (2 topics) Year 1 3.1-1 Beyond Lean Manufacturing – New industrial models for product and process life cycle - LA 3.1-2 New added-value user-centered products and product services – LA for SMEs 3.1-3 Integrated risk management in industrial systems - LA 3.2-1 Rapidly configurable machines and production systems - SM 3.2-2 Process intensification in chemicals production - SM 4.3.3 Networked production (1 topic) 3.3-1 Innovative custom-driven product-service design in a global environment - SM 3.4-1 Rapid manufacturing concepts for small series industrial production – LA for SMEs 3.5-1 Processes and equipment for high quality industrial production of 3-dimensional nano-surfaces – LA 3.5-2 Production technologies and equipment for micro-manufacturing - LA 3.4-2 Innovative pathways in Synthesis – improving efficiency by smart synthesis, design and reduction of the number of reaction steps - SM 4.3.4 Rapid transfer and integration of new technologies into the design and operation of manufacturing processes (2 topics) SME 4.3.5 Exploitation of the convergence of technologies (2 topics) SME LArge SMall Other
  • 25. Objectives :
      • Transforming traditional industry , which faces the challenge of low-cost competition. It should increase its productivity through new processes, high-added value products and new business models;
      • Fostering scale-intensive and specialized suppliers industry through the adoption and integration of new advanced technologies thus enabling the improvement of its leadership in the global market;
      • Promoting Science-based Industry which will play a key role in establishing a high-value European industry.
      • Towards a sustainable supply industry is another key objective in supporting product & productivity innovation, especially for sectors with a large environmental footprint.
    Several cross-cutting dimensions could be considered while handling the vast array of sectors and applications and could further inspire the emergence of topics: Activity 4.4 Integration of technologies for industrial applications
  • 26. Activity 4.4 Integration of technologies for industrial applications Year 1 4.0-1 Advanced wood-based composites and their production - LA 4.0-2 Application of new materials including bio-based fibres in high added-value textile products – LA for SMEs 4.0-3 Multifunctional materials for future vehicles – LA 4.0-4 Substantial innovation in the European medical industry: Development of nanotechnology-based systems for in-vivo diagnosis and therapy – LA 4.0-5 Resource efficient and clean buildings – LA 4.0-6 Innovative added-value construction product-services – LA for SMEs 4.0-7 ERA-Net on Construction – ERA-net SME SME
  • 27. Completing Part A for Stage 1 Application (Guidelines Annex 3)
    • Three sections
      • A1 Snapshot of proposal
      • A2 Partner Details incl. coordinator
      • A3 Budget
    • Sections A1 and A3: Coordinator
    • Section A2: Participants identified at the time of proposal submission
    • Section A3: Give total budget with budget needed for future participants built into the coordinators budget
  • 28. Completing Part A for Stage 1 Application (Guidelines Annex 3)
    • A1 Details: Proposal acronym, call identifier, title, duration, topic codes (pull down menu), free keywords, similar proposals and Abstract
      • A strong abstract sells a proposal in the first minute
    • A2 Details: Contact & legal details of each participant incl. coordinator e.g. research institute, SME, contact personnel in the organisation
      • SME employs < 250 people, annual turnover < €50M and/or annual balance sheet total < €43M.
    • A3 Details: Total anticipated costs per activity plus the requested EC contribution – RTD, Demonstration, Management
      • Don’t need to calculate subcontracting, other costs, indirect costs at Stage 1
    • Don’t leave any blanks…add N/A
  • 29. Reimbursement rates CSA costs reimbursed at 100% & indirect at 7% Indirect costs: Flat rate 60% or full cost model. 100% 100% Management 50% 50% Demonstration 75% 50% Research & Technological Development HES, RES, SMEs, non-profit public bodies Large industry, Other Organisation Type/ Type of Activity
  • 30. Completing Part B for Stage 1 Application (Guidelines Annex 4)
    • Cover page for Part B presented in the Guidelines for Applicants
    • Stick to max. text length where given
    • Otherwise be concise
    • Follow check list at the end to ensure that everything is addressed
  • 31. Stage 1 Part B for Small, Large & SME projects
    • 1. S&T Quality relevant to the topic
      • 1.1: Explain the project concept, Why are you proposing this project, what are the S&T objectives, how do they relate to the topic
      • 1.2: Give a comprehensive but concise account of the state-of-the-art, where possible give outline of patent search, how does your proposal move the S&T beyond the SOA?. The SOA must be FULLY UP TO DATE AND ACCURATE.
      • 1.3: An overview of the workplan
      • What’s the urgency of the proposal? Why this consortium & project?
      • Within this topic what’s your strongest area and who should you work with?
      • Are there Irish companies who can come on board to undertake research, validate or demonstrate the results? Talk to EI (IDA, IBEC)
      • What will come out of the project and who will use it?
      • Use facts and figures
  • 32. Stage 1 Part B for Small, Large & SME projects
    • 2. Impact
      • the expected impact (economic, social, environmental, technology, basic science etc)
      • Explain the your proposal will contribute to the expected impacts listed in the WP, what steps will be needed to ensure these impacts, why did you need to use a European vs a national approach, how will you link into other research activities in this space, the bigger picture…….
      • Who is searching for this technology, who is the next end user and how will the project results impact on this user?
      • Are you addressing a problem, building on existing policy?
      • What will the visible impact be…papers, standards, patent, prototype?
      • Competitiveness of EU industry
  • 33. Stage 2 Application Details
  • 34. Part B for CSA (Single stage only)
    • 1. S&T Quality (max length: 20 pages + tables)
      • What’s the concept behind the project, what are the S&T objectives, the value of a coordination activity, detailed breakdown of workplan
    • 2. Implementation (max length: 20 pages + tables)
      • Management structure & decision making mechanisms (5 pages)
      • 1-page description of each participant
      • Suitability of consortium
      • Resources (2 pages)
    • 3. Impact (max length: 10 pages)
      • Explain the your proposal will contribute to the expected impacts listed in the WP, what steps will be needed to ensure these impacts, why use a European vs a national approach, how will you link into other research activities in this space
    • 4. Ethical Issues
  • 35. Financial Supports for FP7 Participation Enterprise Ireland Supports
  • 36. Financial Supports for Academic Researchers I
    • Travel Support
      • Covers visits by Irish researchers abroad or attendance at EU Information Days/Workshops;
      • C overs ALL areas in FP7 (inc. social sciences & humanities)
      • Grants up to a maximum of €1,000
  • 37. Financial Supports for Academic Researchers II
    • Coordination Support
      • Covers proposal preparation for COORDINATORS of FP7 projects
        • Coordinator (or internal approved staff) least-cost travel expenses and institutional subsistence rates, costs of hosting meetings, costs of communicating with consortium members, employment of a researcher for short-term analysis, professional services in the preparation of an application, strategy development and planning. Replacement teaching expenses may be eligible where a sufficiently strong case is made
      • C overs ALL areas in FP7 (inc. social sciences etc)
      • Grants up to a maximum of €25,000
  • 38. Financial Supports for Companies
    • Feasibility Study
      • Covers company negotiations with research partners and/or preparation of joint R&D proposals for FP7
      • C overs ALL areas in FP7 (inc. social sciences etc)
      • Grants to SMEs and HPSUs up to a maximum of €7,500 (with equal investment by the company)
    Under review – aim to increase funding maximum and to expand to include all companies
  • 39. Who to contact in NMP
    • Liam Brown – National Contact Point
      • EI Limerick, 061-213355
      • [email_address]
    • Jenny Melia – National Delegate/NCP
      • EI Glasnevin, 01-8082485 or 087-9136629
      • [email_address]
    • National Support Unit :
    • FP7 Cordis:
    • NMP Industrial Research Magazine http:// europa . eu . int / comm /research/industrial_technologies/lists/magazine_en.html