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This presentation is from the EPA's FP7 Environment National Information Day 2010. For further information, see http://www.fp7ireland.com/

This presentation is from the EPA's FP7 Environment National Information Day 2010. For further information, see http://www.fp7ireland.com/

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  • 1. Update on FP7 – Irish Successes FP7 Environment – National Information Day 6 October 2010 imelda.lambkin@enterprise-ireland.com +353-1-727 2665 http://www.fp7ireland.com
  • 2. FP7 context – the opportunity for Ireland Participation of Ireland's research institutions, SMEs and multinationals in high-calibre research collaborations with European counterparts [budget of €50 billion from 2007 to 2013] Recent national investment in research means Ireland can participate in FP7 from a far stronger position than before [design of FP7 suits the needs of Irish researchers; its adapted to encourage industry participation, the application process has been simplified, industry- specific targets set and higher funding rates agreed] As economic conditions have deteriorated nationally (and internationally), FP7 comes into its own as a non-exchequer funding source [budget stability guaranteed and growing year on year]
  • 3. Ireland’s involvement to date 2965 proposals submitted to date 720 successful - receiving €213 million Irish success rate: 24.28% (European Member State average: 22.28%) Higher education research accounts for 61% of funding Industry at 26% - €55 million (access to €792m worth of R&D); SMEs (69%) Funding to several universities has surpassed FP6 (2.5 years versus 5 years) Funding to industry has also surpassed FP6 A strong performance in keeping with our target of €600m for FP7 **ENV: 99 participations; 27 successes; €5.5 million – with multiple participations and successes across FP7 programmes**
  • 4. Ireland compared to our peers Applicants in Applicants in Population retained Retained Country Adjustment proposals Proposals Factor from country (Pop. Adj.) UK - United Kingdom 5,249 14.55 361 AT - Austria 1,103 1.95 564 FI - Finland 960 1.25 768 DK - Denmark 901 1.31 688 IE - Ireland 546 546 PT - Portugal 730 2.55 287 HU - Hungary 594 2.36 252 RO - Romania 433 5.29 82 CZ - Czech Republic 541 2.43 223 SI - Slovenia 348 0.48 731 BG - Bulgaria 305 1.71 178
  • 5. Some examples 1 Intel - Strategic use of FP7 with 18 successes to date; 15 R&D staff in ICT, Nanotech, eHealth, Manufacturing (energy). Industry partners include Microsoft, SAP, Siemens, BMW, IBM etc. Local partners include TCD, UCD, WIT, Tyndall, Lake Comm. DePuy - A Marie Curie Industry-Academic Partnership advancing the state of the art in medical device casting; based on secondments between DePuy and the University of Birmingham: 12 researchers to DePuy & 9 from DePuy; salaries at 100%. Wavebob - Demonstrating full size wave energy converter – intention that it will be grid-connected; partners: VATTENFALL AB, Generg Novos Desenvolvimentos S.A., GERMANISCHER LLOYD GMBH, HYDAC System GmbH, WEDGE GLOBAL S.L; Total cost: €8.5 million - Commission contribution: €5 million Opsona – Developing an orphan drug for treatment of Delayed Graft Function post solid organ transplantation; Total project funding of €5.95m; Takes the drug through phase I and IIa clinical trials; Significant subcontracting for manufacture and trials
  • 6. Some examples 2 20 new research jobs at the Tyndall National Institute following the award of €8 million in funding; at the cutting-edge of telecommunications, nanoelectronics, medical devices and environmental monitoring Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology leading 5 new research projects - €3.8m funding; improving and shaping the ‘Future Internet’; investigating ICT security; social networking and systems architecture Professor Kevin O’Rourke, TCD – Ireland’s first ERC Advanced Grant to study Trade and the Great Depression in a Long Run Perspective Dr. Chaoying Wan – research fellow coming into Ireland to study assembly of novel bone-mimetic hybrid membranes
  • 7. Some examples 3 UCC, NUIG, TCD, UCD, UL Marine Institute, EPA 20ECO-INNOVERA KnowSeas GHG Europe ZeroWIN Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services Limited, CLAMER ComEnvir MicroPro Multimedia Computer CIR²CLE ClimateCost Systems Ltd., O'Malley Fisheries Ecological Consultancy Services COPHES II ERA-ENVHEALTH Limited, AquaTT UETP Ltd ODEMM BRIDGE Economic and Social Research SEAS ERA SALSEA-Merge Institute, Central Fisheries Board, MarineTT EELIAD Health Services Executive WISER SALSEA-Merge MESMA CoralFISH AND Energy, KBBE, NMP, Marie Curie, HERMIONE MIDTAL Research IFR, Research for the benefit of SMEs…
  • 8. Some observations We’re looking for newcomers Participation is primarily driven by individuals – little evidence of clusters leveraging bigger parts of FP7 projects, having higher aspirations - We’re looking for clusters Average volume of funding per participation: €279,636 The FP7 opportunity is growing by a €billion per year. We need to double annual activity by 2012 to keep up with the growing opportunity…
  • 9. Services available ***Drop over to General FP7 training our STAND Theme-specific information days outside*** Client-specific activities Showcasing Technical Excellence: high level events in Brussels Meeting room facilities in Brussels Financial support: Travel Support for multiple visits Coordination Support Feasibility Study for Companies Proactive ‘Marketing’ of FP7 Ireland locally and internationally See: www.fp7ireland.com for details