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Overview of the FP7 programme, including rules and funding schemes, calls, and proposal writing

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    • 1. Framework Programme 7 Overview Arian Zwegers DG Information Society and Media Software & Service Architectures & Infrastructures FP7 seminar, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, 15 January 2007
    • 2. Questions • Who has ever written a successful proposal? • Who has ever been in a European research project? • Who has ever been involved in a proposal? • Who knows what European research is about? • Who does not know anything about European research programmes?
    • 3. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 4. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 5. R&D Expenditure as % of GDP • Other regions spend more on R&D than Europe • Large differences within Europe Sweden 4.27 Finland 3.51 Japan 3.15 US 2.76 Korea 2.68 Germany 2.50 France 2.19 EU15 1.99 EU25 1.93 UK 1.87 Czech Republic 1.35 China 1.31 Spain 1.11 Hungary 0.97 Cyprus 0.33 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Source: Eurostat http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-NS-05-002/EN/KS-NS-05-002-EN.PDF
    • 6. ICT R&D expenditure by industry • EU’s R&D by businesses • Top 50 spenders in the world Source: Financial Times, 21 March 2005
    • 7. ICT ICT R&D expenditure Comparative spending on ICT R&D in 2000 (Billion Euro) Annual ICT R&D Expenditure (% GDP) 29.2 48.8 Japan United States European Union Finland 93.3 Sweden European Union USA Japan The Netherlands Spain • Europe is spending less than United Kingdom other regions in ICT R&D • Public ICT Spending is Germany Fragmented across Europe France Framework Programmes 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.8% 1.0% 1.2%
    • 8. Budgets of the EU Framework Programmes (1984-2013) € mi l l i o n 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 NB: Budgets in current prices Source: Annual Report 2003, plus FP7 revised proposal
    • 9. What’s new? • Main new elements compared to FP6: – Duration increased from four/five to seven years – Annual budget increased significantly – Basic research (~ €1 billion per year) – New structure: cooperation, ideas, people, capacities – Flexible funding schemes – Joint Technology Initiatives – Simpler procedures – Logistical and administrative tasks external structures
    • 10. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 11. 7th Framework Programme (2007- 2013) Biotechnology 2. Food, Agriculture 9. Security & Space Production Techn. 4. Nano, Materials, Research 8. Socio-economic COOPERATION 6. Environment 7. Transport 5. Energy 1. Health 3. ICT € 32 B € 7.5 B IDEAS European Research Council PEOPLE Marie Curie Actions € 4.7 B Research Research for Regions of Research Science in International CAPACITIES Infrastruc- the benefit of Know- Potential Society Co-operation tures SMEs ledge € 4.2 B http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/
    • 12. FP7 2007-2013 ‘Cooperation’ budget Budget (€ million, I. Cooperation current prices) 1. Health 6 100 2. Food, agriculture and biotechnology 1 935 3. Information and communication technologies 9 050 4. Nanotechnologies, materials and 3 475 production 5. Energy 2 350 6. Environment 1 890 7. Transport 4 160 8. Socio-economic research 623 9. Security and space 2 830 Total 32 413 * * Not including non-nuclear activities of the Joint Research Centre: €1 751 million
    • 13. ICT Cooperation European Technology Platforms What are they www.nessi- www.emobility.eu.org Industry-led public-private europe.com partnerships that bring together industry, research community and public authorities in areas of strategic economic importance for Europe Large Scale EU Partnerships Objective World class performance in research joining the future and innovation in ICT by closing the gap with Europe’s leading competitors Focus on user value and end-to-end solutions, on convergence, innovation, www.isi- www.nem-initiative.org standards, interoperability, spectrum, initiative.eu.org/ IPRs, international cooperation http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms/home_en.html
    • 14. Cooperation Joint Technology Initiatives May take the form of joint undertakings – Article 171 of the Treaty ‘The Community may set up joint undertakings or any other structure necessary for the efficient execution of Community research, technological development and demonstration programmes’ • JTIs aim to: – establish long-term public-private partnerships in research at European level in fields of high industrial and policy relevance – co-ordinate research efforts and respond to industry needs – lead to flagship projects for European competitiveness
    • 15. Cooperation Joint Technology Initiatives • JTIs build on European Technology Platforms (ETPs): – in a small number of cases, scale and scope of Strategic Research Agendas of ETPs require implementation through dedicated legal structure – normal FP instruments not sufficient Hydrogen Aeronautics and Global Monitoring and Fuel Cells for a Air Transport for Environment Sustainable Energy and Security Future Innovative Medicines Towards new for the Citizens Embedded systems Nanoelectronics of Europe Approaches Other possible themes to be identified later…
    • 16. Ideas – Frontier Research • Key driver to innovation and economic performance • European Research Council (ERC) – Autonomous scientific governance (Scientific Council) • Support investigator-driven frontier research over all areas of research – Support projects of individual teams – Excellence as sole criterion • European added-value through competition at European level • Budget ~ €1bn p.a. (2007-2013 ~ €7.46)
    • 17. People – Marie Curie Actions • Initial training of researchers – Marie Curie Networks • Life-long training and career development – Individual Fellowships – Co-financing of regional/national/international programmes • Industry-academia pathways and partnerships – Industry-Academia Knowledge–sharing Scheme* • International dimension – Outgoing & Incoming International Fellowships – International Cooperation Scheme – Reintegration grants; – Support to researcher ‘diasporas’ • Specific actions – Mobility and career enhancement actions – Excellence awards
    • 18. Capacities – Research Capacity • Research infrastructures • Research for the benefit of SMEs • Regions of Knowledge • Research Potential • Science in Society • Coherent development of policies • Activities of International Cooperation
    • 19. 1. Research Infrastructures • Support to existing research infrastructures: – Integrating activities – Research e-infrastructures • Support to new research infrastructures: – Construction of new research infrastructures and major updates of existing ones – Design studies
    • 20. 2. Research for the benefit of SMEs • Research for SMEs • Research for SME associations • Encourage and facilitate SME participation across FP7 • + under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP): – Support services provided by networks to encourage SME participation in FP7 (awareness, identification of needs, assistance)
    • 21. 3. Regions of Knowledge Two objectives for all European regions: Produce research strategies Strengthen their capacity for that contribute investing in RTD and carrying to regional economic out research activities development • Through the development of regional ‘research-driven clusters’
    • 22. 4. Research Potential • Two objectives for EU’s convergence and outermost (RUP) regions Foster an increase Unlock and develop in their participation to their research capacities Community research activities • To fully realise the European Research Area in the enlarged Union • Through: – Transnational two-way secondments and recruitment of staff – Development of research equipment and the material environment – Workshops and conferences for knowledge transfer – ‘Evaluation facilities’
    • 23. 5. Science in Society • Strengthening the European science system (inc. scientific advice) • Broader public engagement on science-related questions • Promoting better science through ethics research and ethical review • Science and technology and their place in society • Gender research, gender dimension, and the role of women in research • Science education – curiosity and the participation of young people • Policy for the role and engagement of universities • Communication between scientists, policy-makers, media and the public
    • 24. 6. Coherent Development of Research Policies • Monitoring and analysis of research related public policies/industrial strategies: – Information and intelligence service (ERAWATCH) – Industrial research investment monitoring – Indicators on research activity and its impact on the economy • Coordination of research policies: – Implementing the Open Method of Coordination – Bottom-up initiatives undertaken by several countries and regions (OMC-NET)
    • 25. 7. Activities of International Cooperation • ‘Horizontal’ support actions and measures not carried out in the Cooperation or People programmes Two interdependent objectives: Address specific problems Support competitiveness that third countries face or through strategic partnerships that have a global character, with third countries in selected on the basis of mutual interest fields and mutual benefit
    • 26. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 27. Proposed Preparation of Work Programmes FP&SP text Orientations (IST Dirs) Marimon Panel Report Consul- Proposed tation ICT Priorities Reports Draft ISTAG Full text Reports for discussion Cons. ISTAG with ISTC TP Reports Roadmaps Full text Report for opinion National 5 year Directors Assess- Meeting Commission ment Decision IPPA WP reports published Call(s) published 01/2006 04/2006 06/2006 07/2006 10/2006 10/2006 11/2006 http://cordis.europa.eu.int/fp7/roadmap.htm
    • 28. ICT ICT Work Programme 2007-2008 i2010 End-to-end systems for Socio-economic goals Flagships Digital ICT for Intelligent ICT for content health car and independent and sustainable living and ETPs knowledge growth inclusion Network and Technology roadblocks service Future and Emerging infrastructures Technologies Cognitive systems, robotics and interaction Components, subsystems and embedded systems
    • 29. ICT Challenge 1 ‘Pervasive & Trusted Network & Service Infrastructures’ € 30 M € 200 M The Network of the Future ICT in support of the Networked Enterprise • Ubiquitous network infrastructures and • Solutions for inter-enterprise architectures interoperability and collaboration • Optimised control, management and • Supporting massively distributed flexibility of the future network networked devices infrastructure • Intra-enterprise collaboration • Technologies and systems architectures for the Future Internet Secure, dependable and € 90 M € 120 M trusted infrastructures Service & Software Architectures, • Security & resilience in network infrastr. Infrastructures and Engineering • Security & trust in dynamic and • Service architectures reconfigurable service architectures • Service/SW engineering approaches • Trusted computing infrastructures • Strategies and technologies enabling • Identity management and privacy mastery of complexity, dependability enhancing tools and behavioural stability € 85 M • Virtualisation tools, system software, Networked Media middleware and network-centric • Interoperable multi-media network & operating systems service infrastructures • End-to-end systems • Roadmapping and conference support
    • 30. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 31. Terminology changes FP6 ⇒ FP7 IST ⇒ ICT Contract ⇒ Grant Agreement Contractor ⇒ Beneficiary Proposer ⇒ Applicant Instrument ⇒ Funding scheme Financial ⇒ Financial Rules Guidelines INCO ⇒ ICPC Certificate on the Audit Certificates ⇒ financial statements
    • 32. What’s new • Increased funding rates • Flexible funding schemes • Rationalisation of Audit Certificates • The Unique Registration Facility (not yet) • The Joint Guarantee Fund • The Risk Sharing Financial Facility • Logistics and administrative tasks external structures • Work Programmes & Call for Proposals adopted at the same time each year • “Frontier research”, JTIs & ERANET+
    • 33. Minimum conditions for participation General: • 3 independent legal entities from 3 different Member States (MS) or Associated countries (Ac) Specificities • Collaborative projects for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (ICPC) identified in WP: minimum 4 participants of which 2 in different MS or Ac and 2 in different ICPC countries unless otherwise specified in work programme • Participation of international organisations and participants from third countries if in addition to minima
    • 34. Consortia • Consortium agreements obligatory unless exempted by call for proposals, Commission to publish guidelines • Coordinator acts as efficient interface between consortium and Commission (verifies accession, monitors compliance, receives and distributes EC contribution, keeps financial records and ensures timely delivery of reports) Specificities • Tacit approval for changes in consortium membership, except if associated with other changes • Written approval for change of coordinator
    • 35. Community financial contribution Eligibility for Funding: • Legal entities from Member States and Associated Countries or created under Community law (and the JRC) Specificities • International European interest organisations • Legal entities established in international cooperation partner countries (ICPC-INCO) and • International organisations • Legal entities established in 3rd countries other than ICPC- INCO, if provided for in Specific Programme or Work Programme or essential for carrying out action; or if provision for funding is provided for in a bilateral agreement between Community and that country
    • 36. Forms of grant • Reimbursement of eligible costs Specificities • Flat rates: a percentage for indirect costs or scales of unit costs • Lump sum amounts • Combination of the above • Scholarships or prizes Forms of grants to be used are specified in WP/calls for proposals ICPC participants may opt for lump sum financing
    • 37. Reimbursement of eligible costs • Co-financing, no profit • Cost reporting models eliminated – Participants charge direct and indirect eligible costs • Eligible costs – Actual; – Incurred during the project; – Determined according to usual accounting and management principles/practices; – Used solely to achieve project objectives; – Consistent with principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness; – Recorded in accounts (or the accounts of third parties); – Exclusive of non-eligible costs – Average personnel costs may be used if consistent with above and do not differ significantly from actual
    • 38. Indirect costs All participants: • Actual indirect costs (participants may use a simplified method of calculation) or • Flat-rate of direct eligible costs excluding subcontracts and reimbursement of third parties’ costs – to be established by the Commission, currently 20% Non-profit public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments, research organisations and SMEs unable to identify real indirect costs: • Flat-rate of 60% of total direct eligible costs (until end 2009) • Flat rate of minimum 40%, to be established by the Commission (as of 2010)
    • 39. Maximum funding rates • Research and technological development activities: – 50% of eligible costs, but up to 75% of eligible costs for: – Public bodies (non-profit) – Secondary and higher education establishments – Research organisations (non-profit) – Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) • Demonstration activities: – 50% of eligible costs • Other activities: – 100% including e.g. consortium management • Coordination and support actions: – 100% – Flat rate indirect costs: 7% • Receipts are taken into account to determine the final Community financial contribution • No more 7% limit of funding for management costs as in FP6
    • 40. Guarantee mechanism Replaces financial collective responsibility • Commission establishes and operates a participant guarantee fund • Contribution to guarantee fund of max. 5% of the EC contribution by each participant, to be returned at the end of the project • If interests generated not sufficient to cover sums due to EC, retention of max. 1% of EC contribution • Exemption of retention for public bodies, higher and secondary education establishments, legal entities guaranteed by a Member State / Associated Country • Ex-ante financial viability checks limited to coordinators and participants requesting > EUR 500.000 (unless exceptional circumstances) • Guarantee fund replaces financial guarantees
    • 41. Risk-sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) • The Community may award a grant to the European Investment Bank (EIB) to cover risk of loans [or guarantees] in support of research objectives set out under FP7 • The EIB shall provide these loans [or guarantees] in a fair, transparent, impartial and equal way • The Commission may object to the use of the RSFF for certain loans on terms defined in the grant agreement in accordance with the work programme
    • 42. ICT Funding schemes 3 funding schemes – 5 “instruments” • Collaborative Projects (CP)* – Small or medium scale focused research actions (“STREP”) – Large Scale Integrating Projects (“IP”) • Networks of Excellence (NoE) • Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) – Coordinating or networking actions (“CA”) – Support Actions (“SSA”) ICT Workprogramme – 2007/08: • budget pre-allocation to instruments ! • *SICA – Specific International Co-operation Actions
    • 43. ICT Classification of the instruments Instrument Purpose Primary Scale Funding deliverable IP Objective-driven Knowledge Med-high 50-75-100% research NoE Tackle Structuring Med-high 100% fragmentation STREP Research Knowledge Low-med 50-75-100% CA Coordination Coordination Low-med 100% SA Support Support Low-med 100%
    • 44. ICT Collaborative Projects – Integrating Projects • Research aiming at developing new knowledge, new technology, products, demonstration activities or common resources for research • Activities in an Integrating Project may cover – research and technology development activities – demonstration activities – technology transfer or take-up activities – training activities – dissemination activities – knowledge management and exploitation – consortium management activities – other activities • An Integrating Project comprises – a coherent set of activities – and an appropriate management structure
    • 45. ICT Collaborative Projects – Integrating Projects Experience of IPs in FP6 • Purpose: Ambitious objective driven research with a ‘programme approach’ • Target audience: Industry (incl. SMEs), research institutions, universities, and end-users • Typical duration: 36-60 months • Optimum consortium: 10-20 participants • Total EU contribution: €4-25m (average €10m) • Flexibility in implementation: – Update of workplan – Possibility for competitive calls for enlargement of consortium
    • 46. ICT Collaborative Projects – Focused projects • Targeting a specific objective in a clearly defined project approach • Fixed overall work plan with stable deliverables that do not change over the life-time of the project • Two types of activity or combination of the two: – A research and technological development activity designed to generate new knowledge to improve competitiveness and/or address major societal needs /or – A demonstration activity designed to prove the viability of new technologies offering potential economic advantages but which can not be commercialised directly (e.g. testing of prototypes) as well as – Project management activities (including innovation related activities like protection of knowledge dissemination and exploitation
    • 47. ICT Collaborative Projects – Focused projects Experience of STREPs in FP6 • Purpose: Objective driven research more limited in scope than an IP • Target audience: Industry incl. SMEs, research institutes, universities • Typical duration: 18-36 months • Optimum consortium: 6-15 participants • Total EU contribution: €0.8 - 3 m (average €1.9m) • Fixed workplan and fixed partnership for duration
    • 48. Networks of excellence • NoEs are an instrument to overcome the fragmentation of the European research landscape in a given area and remove the barriers to integration • Their purpose is to reach a durable restructuring and integration of efforts and institutions or parts of institutions • The success of an NoE is not measured in terms of scientific results – …but by the extent to which the social fabric for researchers and research institutions in a field has changed due to the project, – …and the extent to which the existing capacities become more competitive as a result of this change • Activities: – Integrating activities – Activities to support the network’s goals – Activities to spread excellence – Management activities
    • 49. Networks of excellence Experience of NoEs in FP6 • Purpose: Durable integration of participants’ research activities • Target audience: research institutions, universities, mainly indirectly: industry – trough governing boards etc • Typical duration: 48-60 months (but indefinite integration!) • Optimum consortium: 6-12 participants • Total EU contribution: €4-15m (average around €7m) • Flexibility in implementation: – Update of workplan – Possibility to add participants through competitive calls
    • 50. Coordination or Networking actions • Designed to promote and support the ad hoc networking and co-ordination of research and innovation activities at national, regional and European level over a fixed period for a specific purpose • May combine the following types of activities – Organisation of events (conferences, meetings); – Performance of studies, analysis; – Exchanges of personnel; – Exchange and dissemination of good practice; – Setting up of common information systems – Setting up of expert groups; – Definition, organisation, management of joint or common initiatives – Management of the action
    • 51. Coordination or Networking actions Experience of CAs in FP6 • Purpose: Co-ordination of several research activities • Target Audience: Research institutions, universities, industry incl. SMEs • Typical duration: 18-36 months • Optimum consortium: 13-26 participants • Total EU contribution: €0.5-1.8m (average €1m) • Fixed overall workplan and partnership for the duration
    • 52. Support actions • Designed to – underpin the implementation of the programme – complement the other FP7 funding schemes, – help in preparations for future Community research and technological development policy activities and – stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil society organisations, small research teams, newly developed and remote research centres, as well as setting up research clusters across Europe – Cover one-off events or single purpose activities • May combine the following two types of activities – Organisation of conferences, seminars, working groups and expert groups; – Performance of studies, analysis; – Fact findings and monitoring; – Carrying out preparatory technical work, including feasibility studies – Development of research or innovation strategies; – Organising high level scientific awards and competitions; – Operational support, data access and dissemination, information and communication activities
    • 53. Support actions Experience of SSAs in FP6 • Purpose: Support to programme implementation, preparation of future actions, dissemination of results • Target audience: Research organisations, universities, industry incl. SMEs • Typical duration: 9-30 months • Optimum consortium: 1-15 participants • Total EU contribution: €0.03-1m (average €0.5m) • Fixed overall workplan and partnership for the duration
    • 54. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 55. Proposals - Call • Publication in Official Journal (OJ) • Cordis • Information days • National Contact Points http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm
    • 56. ICT Budget • In each objective, the budget is pre- allocated per funding scheme • For example – Objective 1.1 The Network of the Future – Collaborative projects €180m • of which a minimum of €84m for IP and €42m for STREPs – Networks of Excellence €14m – Cooperation and support actions €6m http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm
    • 57. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 58. Proposals submission and selection Overview • Information for proposers Submission • Writing your proposal • Getting help Eligible? • Submission of proposal • Eligibility check Evaluation • Evaluation • Selection Selection • Experts
    • 59. Information for applicants • Workprogramme 2007-2008 • Guide for Applicants • Evaluation forms with notes • EPSS manual • Model grant agreement • Rules on submission of proposals, and the related evaluation, selection and award procedures
    • 60. When writing your proposal….1 • Divide your effort over the evaluation criteria – Many proposers concentrate on the scientific element, but loose marks on project implementation or impact description • Think of the finishing touches which signal quality work – clear language – well-organised contents, following the Part B structure – useful and understandable diagrams – no typos, no inconsistencies, no obvious paste-ins, no numbers which don’t add up, no missing pages…
    • 61. When writing your proposal….2 • Make it easy for the evaluators to give you high marks. Don’t make it hard for them! • Don’t write too little; cover what is requested • Don’t write too much • Don’t leave them to figure out why it’s good, tell them why it’s good • Leave nothing to the imagination
    • 62. ICT When writing your proposal….3 Available background documents • Example ICT, Software Technologies – Strategies and Policies for Global Leadership – The Effect of Allowing Patents on Computer Implemented Inventions – The Effect of Public Administrations Publishing Open Source Software – Impact Assessment http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/st/studies.htm
    • 63. ICT When writing your proposal….4 Available background documents • Example ICT, Software Technologies – The Software and Services Challenge – Service-Oriented Computing Research Roadmap – NESSI Strategic Research Agenda – The Networked Future Folder – The service engineering area (V2) – Enterprise Interoperability Research Roadmap – Future for European Grids: GRIDs and Service Oriented Knowledge Utilities – Various workshop reports and other reports http://cordis.europa.eu/ist/st/reports.htm
    • 64. ICT Getting help with your proposal The ICT theme supports • An Information Desk at many events • Proposers’ days and briefings in Brussels and elsewhere • ICT Proposers day in Cologne, 1 February 2007 • Various specific information days in Brussels, e.g. Challenge 1 Info Day, 26 February 2007 (tentative) • Partner search facilities • A Helpdesk for proposers’ questions, reachable by email or phone (and a Helpdesk for electronic proposal submission) • Cordis: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ • And a network of National Contact Points in Europe and beyond: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp.htm
    • 65. ICT Submission • Fixed deadline calls* – 17h00 Tuesdays • One stage submission* • Electronic submission only • (*Special rules for FET Open scheme) See Work Programme at http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm
    • 66. Electronic Submission • EPSS - Electronic Proposal Submission System • Online preparation only! • Improved validation checks before submission is accepted • FP6 Failure rate = ± 1% • Main reason for failure – waiting till the last minute • Submit early, submit often!
    • 67. Proposal Part A (online) • A1 – Title, acronym, objective etc. – free keywords – 2000 character proposal abstract – previous/current submission (in FP7) • A2 – Legal address/administrator address/R&D address – Clear identification as SME/Public body/Research centre/ Educational establishment – Proposer identification code PIC (later calls) • A3 – More cost details (direct/indirect costs distinguished)
    • 68. Proposal Part B (pdf format only) • Part B format directly linked to evaluation criteria – Summary – S&T quality (bullet points = sections) • CP: Concept and objectives • CP: Progress beyond the state-of-the-art • CP: S/T methodology and associated work plan – Implementation (idem) • CP: Management structure and procedures • CP: Individual participants • CP: Consortium as a whole • CP: Resources to be committed – Impact (idem) • CP: Expected impacts listed in the work programme • CP: Dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property – Ethics • Section lengths recommended
    • 69. Overview Framework Programme, Work “Rules and Specific Programmes Programme Funding Schemes” Calls Proposal Writing Evaluation of proposals Context
    • 70. Proposal Selection Procedure CALL FOR PROPOSALS Eligibility Check: Commission •Official Journal EVALUATION: Peer review principles/ •CORDIS independent experts •NCPs INFORMATION Programme Committee MARKING AND PRIORITY ORDER NEGOTIATION OF PROPOSALS Panel (optional) FUNDING SCENARIO(s) SIGNATURE OF CONTRACT Commission
    • 71. ICT Evaluation criteria scoring • Scale of 1-5 (and 0) • No weighting – except FET Open • Criterion threshold 3/5 • Overall threshold 10/15 • (Post-evaluation review for any selected proposals which have ethical issues)
    • 72. ICT Evaluation criteria 1. Scientific and technical quality – Soundness of concept, and quality of objectives (ALL) – Progress beyond the state-of-the-art (CP) – Contribution to long term integration of high quality S/T research (NoE) – Contribution to the coordination of high quality research (CSA) – Quality and effectiveness of the S & T methodology and associated workplan (CP) – Quality and effectiveness of the joint programme of activities and associated workplan (NoE) – Quality and effectiveness of the coordination/support action mechanisms and associated workplan (CSA)
    • 73. ICT Evaluation criteria 2. Implementation – Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures (ALL) – Quality and relevant experience of the individual participants (ALL) – Quality of the consortium as a whole • (including complementarity, balance) (CP) • (including ability to tackle fragmentation of the research field and commitment towards a deep and durable institutional integration) (NoE) – Appropriate allocation and justification of the resources to be committed (budget, staff, equipment) (CP and CSA) – Adequacy of resources for successfully carrying out the joint programme of activities (NoE)
    • 74. ICT Evaluation criteria 3. Impact – Contribution at the European or international level to the expected impacts listed in the workprogramme under the relevant activity (ALL) – Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or exploitation of project results, and management of intellectual property (CP) – Appropriateness of measures for spreading excellence, exploiting results and disseminating knowledge through engagement with stakeholders and the public at large (NoE and CSA)
    • 75. Experts • New calls for experts for FP7 – to individuals – to organisations • Current FP6 experts will be invited to transfer to FP7* – with a request to update their information (*if your email address is up-to-date!)
    • 76. To conclude …
    • 77. Other Programmes CIP • Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) – Downstream parts of research and innovation • Technology transfer • Implementation and market take-up of existing new technologies – Budget: roughly 0.5 billion Euro per year – Priorities ICT Policy Support Programme for 2007: eGov, eInclusion, eHealth CIP: http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/enterprise_policy/cip/index_en.htm
    • 78. How FP7 and CIP complement each other • Complementary and mutually reinforcing actions • Competitiveness and dissemination remain key elements of FP7 • Designed to operate side by side in support of Lisbon objectives • Close coordination FP7: Dissemination of CIP: Innovation support knowledge and innovation- networks and take-up of related activities (within proven technologies projects)
    • 79. Other Programmes • Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund – Objectives: • to reduce disparities in development and promote economic and social cohesion in the European Union • to improve the effectiveness of the Community’s structural assistance by concentrating the assistance, • to promote economic and social cohesion and solidarity between Member States – Budget: roughly 28 and 2.5 billion Euro per year • Eureka Structural Funds: http://europa.eu/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l60014.htm Cohesion Fund: http://europa.eu/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l60018.htm
    • 80. Project Officers Before, during, and after the project • Before a project – Dissemination of Strategic Objective, Work Programme – Advice/feedback to proposers • During a project – “Counselling” projects – Responsibility for tax payers’ money • After a project – Closure – Impact assessment
    • 81. Information • EU research: http://ec.europa.eu/research • FP7: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7 • Information on research programmes and projects: http://cordis.europa.eu/ • RTD info magazine: http://ec.europa.eu/research/rtdinfo/ • Information requests: http://ec.europa.eu/research/enquiries/ • Email: <first name>.<last name>@ec.europa.eu

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