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1 r&d&i future prospects

1 r&d&i future prospects



In his presentation entitled: “R&D&I - Future Prospects”, Mr. Bernard Barani from EC presented the Commission’s proposals for the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. He discussed the need ...

In his presentation entitled: “R&D&I - Future Prospects”, Mr. Bernard Barani from EC presented the Commission’s proposals for the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. He discussed the need for a Common Strategic Framework to increase impact and achieve simplification, while he outlined the objectives and structure of Horizon 2020.



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  • NB: Future Internet = Pathfinder theme Following coupling r&D and std, DG ENTR WP
  • Summary of problems identified Problem 1a: High-speed internet is a key infra-structure for the 21st century, but Europe falls far short of the necessary investments, leaving potential for growth and societal benefits untapped. Problem 1b: There is little competitive pressure on incumbents to invest in modern broadband networks. Even where projects could be financially viable, alternative public and private investors (including local administrations and public utilities) are held back by high capital costs (interest rates) and the lack of long-term funding. Problem 1c: There is currently no adequate strategy to publicly support the rollout of broadband networks in areas where there is no business case. Current levels of European support are sub-critical and are hampered a lack of planning and absorption capacity at the regional level. Problem 2a: The private sector will not replace public investment in the digital services central elements (platforms, generic services etc) essential to ensure trans-European connectivity, access and interoperability. Problem 2b: Despite efforts on technical interoperability, on-line public services may stop at the border.

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  • Bernard Barani Information Society and Media DG European Commission R&D&I Future Prospects FINES Workshop, 12 October 2011, Brussels
  • The Commission’s proposals for the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework 1.05% of EU GNI in commitments = € 1025 billion over 7 years (2011 prices) ICT Opportunities
  • Common Strategic Framework? - Increasing IMPACT -
    • FROM different priorities in each programme and initiative
      • TO common strategic priorities, focusing on societal challenges, competitiveness and research excellence
    • FROM gaps between the stages (R&D, demonstration, piloting, market uptake …)
      • TO coherent support for projects and organisations across the innovation cycle
  • Common Strategic Framework? - Achieving SIMPLIFICATION -
    • FROM a large variety of funding schemes within and between programmes
      • TO a rationalised toolkit of funding schemes across the CSF
    • FROM different rules in each programme and initiative
      • TO more standardised rules across all initiatives – which meet the different needs and with flexibility where needed
    • FROM multiple websites, guidance documents, applications
      • TO common entry point , one stop shop, common IT platform
    • Horizon 2020 – Objectives and structure
    • Creating Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks
    • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
      • ICT
      • Nanotech., Materials, Manuf. and Processing
      • Biotechnology
      • Space
    • Access to risk finance
    • Innovation in SMEs
    • Excellence in the Science Base
    • Frontier research (ERC)
    • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
    • Skills and career development (Marie Curie)
    • Research infrastructures
    Shared objectives and principles Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes Europe 2020 priorities European Research Area Simplified access International cooperation Dissemination & knowledge tranfer
    • Tackling Societal Challenges
      • Health, demographic change and wellbeing
      • Food security and the bio-based economy
      • Secure, clean and efficient energy
      • Smart, green and integrated transport
      • Supply of raw materials
      • Resource efficiency and climate action
      • Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
  • Timeline
    • EU budget review
    • Financial Regulation revision
    • Green Paper: Common
    • Strategic Framework (CSF) for EU Research & Innovation
    • FP7 interim evaluation
    • 29/6 Multi-annual Financial
    • Framework (MFF) proposal
    • 30/11 CSF proposal
    2010 2011 2012
    • FP simplification communication
    • EU2020 Strategy
    • A Digital Agenda for Europe
    • Innovation Union
    • Other Europe 2020 Flagship Initiatives
    • CSF decision
    • MFF decision
    • WP 2013 Preparation
  • CEF: Announcement in MFF
    • Connecting Europe Facility to promote the completion of
      • "transport core network"
      • "energy priority corridors"
      • and key digital infrastructure
    • It will combine market based instruments and EU direct support in order to optimise the impact of financing
  • Envisaged budget the MFF proposal 2014-2020
    • Energy EUR 9,1 billion
    • Transport EUR 21,7 billion euro (+ EUR 10 billion)
    • ICT EUR 9,2 billion
    • Total budget envelope for CEF:
    • EUR 50 billion
  • Investing in digital infrastructure Case for EU investment 1. Current level of investment is not sufficient to ensure growth 2. No agreement on investment between incumbents and competitors, high cost of capital and high perceived risks 4. Core layers of digital services will not be financed by MS or private operators 5. Interoperability, standards and cross-border problems for digital services 3. No business case in rural and (in most) suburban areas Broadband networks Digital Services
  • Thank you for your attention!