Conclusions and Recommendations of the Romanian ICT RTD Survey Traian Rebedea [email_address]   Romanian Expert – ICT Comm...
Introduction <ul><li>ICT RTD survey requested by the EC to all EU12 states </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian deliverables finishe...
Participation in FP7 ICT Calls 1-6 <ul><li>Slowly moving forward </li></ul><ul><li>Romania in FP6 IST 0.27%  </li></ul><ul...
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
Successful ICT Objectives <ul><li>7 Romanian participants in each (10% of total no. of participants): </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
Successful Organizations in FP7 ICT FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011 Organization No. of  projects ...
Centers of Excellence in ICT RTD  <ul><li>12 CoE + 14 potential CoE </li></ul><ul><li>“ Politehnica” University of Buchare...
Competence-Share Matrix <ul><li>To identify the areas where the Romanian research organizations have high competence, but ...
Competence-Share Matrix FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
High Competence – High Share <ul><li>ICT-2009.1.1: The Network of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.1.2: Internet of S...
High Competence – Low Share <ul><li>ICT-2009.1.4: Trustworthy ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.1.6: Future Internet experime...
Reasons for Success <ul><li>Prior experience in European research: FP5, FP6 or older FP7 calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Good res...
Reasons for Failure <ul><li>No experience in other European projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals with many Romanian partn...
Recommendations for Romanian Stakeholders <ul><li>The research organizations should be part of as many proposals as possib...
Recommendations for Romanian Authorities <ul><li>Increasing the visibility of FP7 ICT funding opportunities. </li></ul><ul...
Recommendations for the EC <ul><li>Continue organizing calls that encourage the research organisations in NMS to engage in...
Interviews with Stakeholders <ul><li>40 organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>37% HEI, 29% research institutes, 23% SME, 8% ...
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
Reasons for Low Participation in FP7 <ul><li>Lack of knowledge  about the EU Framework Programmes.  </li></ul><ul><li>Lack...
Reasons for Low Success Rate in FP7 <ul><li>Lack of experience  in preparing project proposals and also in implementing th...
Recommendations for Romanian Stakeholders <ul><li>Creation of a dedicate department , with specialized personnel in promot...
Recommendations for Romanian Authorities <ul><li>Stability and continuity and long term engagements from the government fo...
ICT Delphi Survey <ul><li>Over 150 stakeholders that answered an online questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Only several resul...
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara,  10th September 2011
Overall  Conclusions <ul><li>Too many to put on a single slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread throughout  the entire present...
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Conclusions and Recommendations of the Romanian ICT RTD Survey

  1. 1. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Romanian ICT RTD Survey Traian Rebedea [email_address] Romanian Expert – ICT Committee Politehnica University of Bucharest FP7 ICT Information Day Timi şoara, 10th September 2011
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>ICT RTD survey requested by the EC to all EU12 states </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian deliverables finished this year </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant data for an FP7 ICT Info Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info Days are missing and very much needed in Romania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in FP7 ICT calls 1-6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews with relevant stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delphi survey results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions and recommendations from all these tasks </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  3. 3. Participation in FP7 ICT Calls 1-6 <ul><li>Slowly moving forward </li></ul><ul><li>Romania in FP6 IST 0.27% </li></ul><ul><li>Romania in FP7 ICT 0.40% </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 ICT for Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Average success rate 9% </li></ul><ul><li>No. projects with Romanian partners 61 </li></ul><ul><li>No. Romanian project partners 68 </li></ul><ul><li>No. Romanian distinct organizations 38 </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  4. 4. FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  5. 5. Successful ICT Objectives <ul><li>7 Romanian participants in each (10% of total no. of participants): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9.5: ICT projects seeking partners in the enlarged European Union </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1: Network of the Future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 participants in 7.2: Accessible and Inclusive ICT </li></ul><ul><li>4 participants in 6.3: ICT for the environmental management and energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>3 participants: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 1.5: Networked Media”, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 3.4: Computing systems”, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 3.3: Embedded Systems Design”, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 1.2: Service & SW architectures, infrastructures and engineering” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 5.1: Personal health systems for monitoring and point-of-care” </li></ul></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  6. 6. FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  7. 7. FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  8. 8. Successful Organizations in FP7 ICT FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011 Organization No. of projects No. of proposals Success rate (%) UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI 12 68 18 UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA DIN CLUJ-NAPOCA 9 28 32 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN INFORMATICS 2 16 13 HONEYWELL SRL 2 4 50 SC ATC ROM SRL 2 8 25 UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST DIN TIMISOARA 2 9 22 INCLUSION GEIE 2 9 22 INSTITUTE E-AUSTRIA 2 6 33 SC IPA SA 2 21 10 UNIVERSITY ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA 2 7 29 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MICROTECHNOLOGIES 2 31 6
  9. 9. Centers of Excellence in ICT RTD <ul><li>12 CoE + 14 potential CoE </li></ul><ul><li>“ Politehnica” University of Bucharest – Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>“ Politehnica” University of Bucharest – Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Technical University of Cluj-Napoca – Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>West University of Timisoara – Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi – Faculty of Informatics and Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Honeywell Romania SRL </li></ul><ul><li>Institute e-Austria Timisoara </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies </li></ul><ul><li>ATC ROM SRL </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian Academy – Research Institute in Artificial Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>SC IPA SA </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  10. 10. Competence-Share Matrix <ul><li>To identify the areas where the Romanian research organizations have high competence, but low share </li></ul><ul><li>CCR (Compound Competence Ratio) = a number of retained proposals/a total number of submitted proposals (by Objective) </li></ul><ul><li>CCS (Current Competence Share) = a percentage of retained proposals per Objective from the total of all retained proposals from all Objectives </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  11. 11. Competence-Share Matrix FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  12. 12. High Competence – High Share <ul><li>ICT-2009.1.1: The Network of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.1.2: Internet of Services, Software and Virtualisation </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.1.5: Networked Media and 3D Internet </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.3.3: Flexible, Organic and Large Area Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.3.4 Embedded Systems Design </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.5.1: Personal Health Systems </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.6.3: ICT for Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.7.2 Accessible and Assistive ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.9.5: Supplements to Strengthen Cooperation in ICT R&D in an Enlarged European Union </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  13. 13. High Competence – Low Share <ul><li>ICT-2009.1.4: Trustworthy ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.1.6: Future Internet experimental facility and experimentally driven research </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.2.2: Language-Based Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.3.6 Computing Systems </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.5.2: ICT for Patient Safety </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.6.2: ICT for Mobility of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.7.1 ICT & Ageing </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.7.3 ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.8.1: FET proactive 1: Concurrent Tera-device Computing </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.8.4: FET proactive 4: Human-Computer Confluence </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.9.2: Supplements to Support International Cooperation between </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Projects </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.9.3 : General Accompanying Measures </li></ul><ul><li>ICT-2009.9.4 : Strengthening Cooperation in ICT R&D in an Enlarged Europe </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  14. 14. Reasons for Success <ul><li>Prior experience in European research: FP5, FP6 or older FP7 calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Good research skills and expertise at the organization level, but more important, at the level of the research team coordinated by the Romanian manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Good networking and contacts in the European research community. </li></ul><ul><li>Good visibility in the research community. </li></ul><ul><li>In the case of companies, it has been shown that Romanian companies that are branches of larger corporations have been more successful. </li></ul><ul><li>Romanian researchers that have returned to work in Romania after working or studying in other European or worldwide research institutes or universities </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  15. 15. Reasons for Failure <ul><li>No experience in other European projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals with many Romanian partners have been shown to be a negative indicator for the success of a proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor networking and contacts in European research organizations that are important actors for a given objective and research area. Therefore, Romanian entities are involved in project proposals that do not have competitive project consortia. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor experience in writing proposals that are judged by the FP7 reviewers. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of expertise in the FP7 themes and objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of experienced personnel and sometimes reduced R&D activities compared to other activities of the organization. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  16. 16. Recommendations for Romanian Stakeholders <ul><li>The research organizations should be part of as many proposals as possible due to the low number of Romanian proposals. </li></ul><ul><li>They should try to increase their visibility in the European research landscape by participating to conferences and other dissemination events. </li></ul><ul><li>They should engage in bilateral research relations with strong European research organizations that have a good prior participation and experience in FP7 projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to engage in project consortia that are led by a successful organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in as many FP7 projects in order to increase their experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Only after participating in several FP7 projects, they should try to write proposals as a coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in networking meetings organized prior to FP7 calls and annually by the EC and other organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop specific departments that are trained in project writing and research management. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  17. 17. Recommendations for Romanian Authorities <ul><li>Increasing the visibility of FP7 ICT funding opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the NCP network and the communication between NCPs and the research organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Info Days for FP7 ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing sponsorships for the participation of Romanian researchers in events organized by the EC for disseminating information on FP7 ICT calls. </li></ul><ul><li>A better representation of the Romanian research organization within the EC, by appointing relevant persons that are working in the interest of the Romanian research community. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  18. 18. Recommendations for the EC <ul><li>Continue organizing calls that encourage the research organisations in NMS to engage in FP7 projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide and encourage Romanian researchers to be more present at events organized for advertising ICT calls and for networking events. </li></ul><ul><li>Including a larger number of Romanian researchers as FP7 experts, researchers asked for consultations when establishing the FP WP, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>A better integration of Romanian citizens in the EC research management structures: people working at DG-INFSO, project officers, etc. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  19. 19. Interviews with Stakeholders <ul><li>40 organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>37% HEI, 29% research institutes, 23% SME, 8% large company, and 3% NGO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>51 personal interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>72% HEI, 14% SME and large companies, 12% research institutes and 2% governmental institutions </li></ul></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  20. 20. FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
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  24. 24. Reasons for Low Participation in FP7 <ul><li>Lack of knowledge about the EU Framework Programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visibility of the ICT Romanian research organizations at the European level. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of international contacts and strong collaborations with foreign institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The thematic priorities of the FP7 Calls don’t fit to the national research fields and expertise , and don’t comply also with the economic and industry priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited commitment in preparing proposals knowing that the acceptance rate is usually low. </li></ul><ul><li>Low human and financial resources available for preparing new proposals. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  25. 25. Reasons for Low Success Rate in FP7 <ul><li>Lack of experience in preparing project proposals and also in implementing them. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of international contacts and strong collaboration with foreign institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of real cooperation between academia and industry and difficulties in finding stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial reasons: difficult to co-finance the FP7 projects. </li></ul><ul><li>No real support from the governmental institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>No dedicated departments for supporting FP7 projects elaboration and implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional bureaucracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources migration and lack of continuality. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low salaries for researchers – hard to create good and stable research teams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few members in the research teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No interest from younger generations in research activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic professional promotion criteria are inadequate ( already changed, not to say that the new ones are perfect, but are more focused on quality ) . </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  26. 26. Recommendations for Romanian Stakeholders <ul><li>Creation of a dedicate department , with specialized personnel in promoting, writing and coordinating activities related to the European Projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The organizations should find way to dispose of the financial co-participation asked in the FP projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease bureaucracy in the public organizations involved in research activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt the research strategy of the department and of the organization to the challenges and objectives of EU research programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the number of potential team leaders with international visibility . </li></ul><ul><li>More RTD focused activities from the part of the University Personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Attract more young peoples in research activities and in projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the cooperation with ICT industry especially with SMEs oriented toward RTD activities. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  27. 27. Recommendations for Romanian Authorities <ul><li>Stability and continuity and long term engagements from the government for the national financing . </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing the GDP% al l ocated for research domain to at least 1%. </li></ul><ul><li>The creation a budget allocation for the required co-financ ing ratio for the EU FPs projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Reanalyzing the national ICT research domain s in accordance wit h the EU challenges and the industry requirements . </li></ul><ul><li>Information days concerning funding opportunities and training on project writing. </li></ul><ul><li>A wider range of possibilities to hire new persons on these projects, on temporary contracts is necessary, in budgetary structures. </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
  28. 28. ICT Delphi Survey <ul><li>Over 150 stakeholders that answered an online questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Only several results are presented in the following slides </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011
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  41. 41. Overall Conclusions <ul><li>Too many to put on a single slide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread throughout the entire presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>For authorities </li></ul><ul><li>For European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>How can you integrate a minority into a very well established (research) population that already has its own rules (of writing, assessment, etc.), networking and collaborations, research history and trust ? </li></ul>FP7 ICT Information Day Timişoara, 10th September 2011

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