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18 andrej gubina horizon 2020.undp.zagreb.12.13.v2.2 18 andrej gubina horizon 2020.undp.zagreb.12.13.v2.2 Presentation Transcript

  • 1 Horizon 2020 Research, Energy and International Cooperation Assoc. Prof. Andrej Gubina Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Contents 2  European policy agenda and research  Horizon 2020  Personal experience • INCO-FP6, VBPC-RES
  • The 5 policy targets for the EU in 2020 3  1. Employment     • 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed 2. R&D • 3% of the EU's GDP to be invested in R&D 3. Climate change and energy sustainability • GHG emissions 20% (or up to 30%) lower than 1990 • 20% of energy from renewables • 20% increase in energy efficiency 4. Education • Reducing the rates of early school leaving below 10% • at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education 5. Fighting poverty and social exclusion • at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion
  • The aims of EU projects 4  Goals • International cooperation, • Understanding of cultural differences • Goodwill creation  Cooperation among institutions that would be rivals • Benchmarking  Getting excellent and breakthrough results • International synergies  Capacity building in all partners
  • Contents 5  European policy agenda and research  Horizon 2020  Personal experience • INCO-FP6, VBPC-RES
  • What is Horizon 2020? 6  Commission proposal for a 78,6 billion euro research and  innovation funding programme (2014-20) A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area: • Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth • Addressing peoples’ concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment. • Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology
  • What’s new 7  A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives • The 7th research Framework Programme (FP7), • innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), • EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)  Coupling research to innovation - from research to retail  Focus on societal challenges facing EU society • health, clean energy and transport  Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond.
  • Basic structure 8  Three key aims: • Excellent science • Industrial leadership • Societal challenges  Supported by: • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Combining research, innovation & training in Knowledge and Innovation Communities • Joint Research Centre (JRC) Providing a robust, evidence base for EU policies • Euratom (supported by JRC)
  • Horizon 2020 – Objectives and structure 9 Europe 2020 priorities European Research Area International cooperation Shared objectives and principles 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 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 Simplified access Common rules, toolkit of funding schemes Dissemination & knowledge tranfer
  • Horizon 2020 Key Common Features 10  Clear set of objectives based on Europe 2020 and     Innovation Union Integrating research and innovation in a seamless programme Focus on overall policy priorities – using a challenge based approach Programme structured by objectives Common toolkit of funding schemes
  • Horizon 2020 budget 11  Adjusted for inflation  Not pre-allocated     per country Calls open to all countries! Gender equality is a cross-cutting issue Simplification of rules Teaming and twinning
  • Simplification: Less red tape! 12  Researchers to focus on the work, not filling out forms!  Reduced burden of financial controls and audits.  A simpler programme architecture;  Single set of rules for   eligibility, accounting, reporting, auditing Electronic signature of grants and amendments Simpler funding rules, • two standard funding rates (max 100% or 70%), • one funding rate per project and • indirect costs covered by a single flat-rate: 25%
  • Simplification 13  Simplified cost-reimbursement approach  Broader acceptance of usual accounting practice, greater    use of lump sums and flat rates Shorter negotiation and selection phases Unique IT portal, common support structures, guidance External management: • learning from experience with executive agencies, public private partnerships, public to public partnerships, financial instruments
  • Horizon 2020 International Cooperation 14  Open for all    • Legal entities established in third countries and • International organisations. Countries with Research Association agreements Restrictions only possible if introduced in work programme. • For reciprocity reasons; • For security reasons. Funding • Third country identified in the Work Programme • Participation deemed by the Commission essential in the action • When provided under a bilateral scientific and technological agreement
  • Next steps 15  Negotiations on EU budget 2014-2020: done!  Commission proposals for Horizon 2020: November 30 • FP7 2013 Work Programmes, to bridge towards Horizon 2020  Legislative decisions on Horizon 2020 by the Council and European Parliament (2012-13)  Horizon 2020 (from 2014)
  • Contents 16  European policy agenda and research  Horizon 2020  Personal experience • INCO-FP6, VBPC-RES
  • VBPC-RES – Virtual Balkan Power Centre for RES 17  Project aim • Knowledge transfer on best available technologies of RES • Identification of barriers to RES penetration and ways for their mitigation • Promotion, education and awareness building of general public on RES use and the related benefits • 17 partners, 11 countries, EU and Western Balkans  FP6, 2005-2007
  • VBPC-RES, 2 18  Lessons learned • Organized : 5 technical workshops, 2 summer schools, 2 conferences, 2 decision makers workshops, 5 local workshops, published 2 brochures in 4 languages, developed RES curricula, researcher exchange… • Very motivated partners, all work done in time • Big impact on local academia, policy making, student mobility  All partners became knowledge leaders in their countries!
  • Summary 19  European policy goals: met through research cooperation  South East Europe is in an excellent position to benefit   from Horizon 2020. • Long program: 2014-2020 • Budget 30% increased over FP7 • Fund the best fundamental and applied research, • Bringing in small and large companies: growth and jobs International cooperation brings synergies Start networking and focus on your field of expertise!
  • 20 Thank you for your attention! Assoc. Prof. Andrej Gubina andrej.gubina@fe.uni-lj.si http://lest.fe.uni-lj.si