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  • 1. Planning your international career Iddo Bante 2 April 2013, COMMIT meeting
  • 2. Required skills trend Generic Low science High science Special application Innovation in ICT Innovation with ICT Enterpreneurship Inter-disciplinary Inter-sectoral International
  • 3. Horizon 2020 Generic Low science High science Special application ERC EIT Enterpreneurship Inter-disciplinary Inter-sectoral International Marie Curi
  • 4. Your international research career BSc MSc PhD Graduate School EIT ICT Labs Joint programs Master School Mobility Entrepreneurship Doctoral School Postdoc Marie Curie ERC Training through research: triple i Nurturing excellence: individual fellowships Fostering new skils Starting grant Advanced grant Proof of concept
  • 5. Thank you for your attention! Find out more: www.ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020 www.ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions erc.europa.eu
  • 6. Background info The changing workforce and technology needs of a global knowledge economy are changing the nature of engineering practice, demanding far broader skills than simply the mastery of scientific and technological disciplines. The growing awareness of the importance of technological innovation to economic competitiveness and societal challenges is demanding for: (1) Strong research or engineering excellence in the study area. (2) Understanding the basics of innovation processes at the individual and organizational levels. (3) Open attitude for activity renewal and adaptation to rapid technology and socio- economic changes in the ICT-sector. (4) Entrepreneurship in adapting one’s own activity or organization to the changing global world. (5) Willingness and skills for intellectual mobility and physical moving between different actors and stakeholders such as industries, business, public sector, venture creators and investors, and decision makers. (6) Engineers working collaboratively in international networks.
  • 7. ERC – European research Council ERC starting grants: - Top researchers with 2-7 years of experience after PhD - Up to 2 mln euro, up to 5 yr ERC advanced grants - Excellent established researchers with track-record identifying them as research leaders - Up to 3.5 mln euro, up to 5 yr ERC consolidator grants: - Top researchers with 7-12 years of experience after their PhD - Up to 2.75 mln euro, up to 5 yr ERC synergy grants: - Pilot scheme for small groups of excellent researchers ERC proof of concept: - For ERC grant holders only - Bridging gap between research and market - Up to 150 keuro
  • 8. MSCA in H2020 1. Fostering new skills through excellent initial training of researchers 2. Nurturing excellence through cross-border and cross-sector mobility 3. Stimulating innovation through cross-fertilisation of knowledge 4. Increasing structural impact by co-funding the activities 5. Specific support and policy action Goal: To ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation MSCA = Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • 9. MSCA in H2020 - Objectives  MSCA encourage new creative types of research training, including doctoral training  MSCA offer internationally competitive research career for best researchers  MSCA provide researchers with skills and competences needed for future challenges  MSCA foster mobility and research cooperation across countries, sectors and disciplines  MSCA have a pronounced structuring effect on ERA
  • 10. MSCA – Excellence in research training Excellent training environment: - Top research groups - Triple “i” dimension Enhanced through: Courses / Workshops / Conferences / Secondments / International Networking / Outreach activities Best employment and working conditions - Professionalization from the early stage of career - Full employment contracts Supervision & follow-up: - Dedicated supervisor - Careers development plan and monitoring Transferable skills: - Entrepreneurship and business skills - IPR and patenting rights - Project management - And others…
  • 11. MSCA - Activities Action 1 Early-stage researchers Action 2 Experienced researchers Action 3 Exchange of staff Action 4 COFUND Doctoral and initial training of researchers proposed by international networks of organisations from public and private sectors Individual fellowships for most promising experienced researchers to develop their skills through international or inter-sector mobility International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staff Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes covering actions 1, 2 and 3
  • 12. Fostering new skills (MSCA Action 1)  Training through research  Transferable skills training modules  Exposure to both public and private sectors  Addressing triple ‘i’ dimensions: International Interdisciplinary Intersectoral  Aiming to develop research competences combining scientific excellence with business innovation  Equip PhD holders with skills matching public and private sector needs  Joint Research Training Programme
  • 13. Nurturing excellence(MSCA Action 2)  Individual Fellowships to promote international and inter-sector mobility  Aiming to support attractive career opportunities and facilitate career moves, also between public and private sectors  Enhance competences and creative potential of best researchers, European and non-European willing to work in the EU  In-built possibility of outgoing phase in TC or in private sector