Update on FP7 - Irish Successes - Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland


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This presentation is from the EPA's FP7 Environment National Information Day 2010. For further information, see http://www.fp7ireland.com/

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Update on FP7 - Irish Successes - Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland

  1. 1. Update on FP7 – Irish Successes FP7 Environment – National Information Day 6 October 2010 imelda.lambkin@enterprise-ireland.com +353-1-727 2665 http://www.fp7ireland.com
  2. 2. FP7 context – the opportunity for Ireland Participation of Ireland's research institutions, SMEs and multinationals in high-calibre research collaborations with European counterparts [budget of €50 billion from 2007 to 2013] Recent national investment in research means Ireland can participate in FP7 from a far stronger position than before [design of FP7 suits the needs of Irish researchers; its adapted to encourage industry participation, the application process has been simplified, industry- specific targets set and higher funding rates agreed] As economic conditions have deteriorated nationally (and internationally), FP7 comes into its own as a non-exchequer funding source [budget stability guaranteed and growing year on year]
  3. 3. Ireland’s involvement to date 2965 proposals submitted to date 720 successful - receiving €213 million Irish success rate: 24.28% (European Member State average: 22.28%) Higher education research accounts for 61% of funding Industry at 26% - €55 million (access to €792m worth of R&D); SMEs (69%) Funding to several universities has surpassed FP6 (2.5 years versus 5 years) Funding to industry has also surpassed FP6 A strong performance in keeping with our target of €600m for FP7 **ENV: 99 participations; 27 successes; €5.5 million – with multiple participations and successes across FP7 programmes**
  4. 4. Ireland compared to our peers Applicants in Applicants in Population retained Retained Country Adjustment proposals Proposals Factor from country (Pop. Adj.) UK - United Kingdom 5,249 14.55 361 AT - Austria 1,103 1.95 564 FI - Finland 960 1.25 768 DK - Denmark 901 1.31 688 IE - Ireland 546 546 PT - Portugal 730 2.55 287 HU - Hungary 594 2.36 252 RO - Romania 433 5.29 82 CZ - Czech Republic 541 2.43 223 SI - Slovenia 348 0.48 731 BG - Bulgaria 305 1.71 178
  5. 5. Some examples 1 Intel - Strategic use of FP7 with 18 successes to date; 15 R&D staff in ICT, Nanotech, eHealth, Manufacturing (energy). Industry partners include Microsoft, SAP, Siemens, BMW, IBM etc. Local partners include TCD, UCD, WIT, Tyndall, Lake Comm. DePuy - A Marie Curie Industry-Academic Partnership advancing the state of the art in medical device casting; based on secondments between DePuy and the University of Birmingham: 12 researchers to DePuy & 9 from DePuy; salaries at 100%. Wavebob - Demonstrating full size wave energy converter – intention that it will be grid-connected; partners: VATTENFALL AB, Generg Novos Desenvolvimentos S.A., GERMANISCHER LLOYD GMBH, HYDAC System GmbH, WEDGE GLOBAL S.L; Total cost: €8.5 million - Commission contribution: €5 million Opsona – Developing an orphan drug for treatment of Delayed Graft Function post solid organ transplantation; Total project funding of €5.95m; Takes the drug through phase I and IIa clinical trials; Significant subcontracting for manufacture and trials
  6. 6. Some examples 2 20 new research jobs at the Tyndall National Institute following the award of €8 million in funding; at the cutting-edge of telecommunications, nanoelectronics, medical devices and environmental monitoring Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology leading 5 new research projects - €3.8m funding; improving and shaping the ‘Future Internet’; investigating ICT security; social networking and systems architecture Professor Kevin O’Rourke, TCD – Ireland’s first ERC Advanced Grant to study Trade and the Great Depression in a Long Run Perspective Dr. Chaoying Wan – research fellow coming into Ireland to study assembly of novel bone-mimetic hybrid membranes
  7. 7. Some examples 3 UCC, NUIG, TCD, UCD, UL Marine Institute, EPA 20ECO-INNOVERA KnowSeas GHG Europe ZeroWIN Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services Limited, CLAMER ComEnvir MicroPro Multimedia Computer CIR²CLE ClimateCost Systems Ltd., O'Malley Fisheries Ecological Consultancy Services COPHES II ERA-ENVHEALTH Limited, AquaTT UETP Ltd ODEMM BRIDGE Economic and Social Research SEAS ERA SALSEA-Merge Institute, Central Fisheries Board, MarineTT EELIAD Health Services Executive WISER SALSEA-Merge MESMA CoralFISH AND Energy, KBBE, NMP, Marie Curie, HERMIONE MIDTAL Research IFR, Research for the benefit of SMEs…
  8. 8. Some observations We’re looking for newcomers Participation is primarily driven by individuals – little evidence of clusters leveraging bigger parts of FP7 projects, having higher aspirations - We’re looking for clusters Average volume of funding per participation: €279,636 The FP7 opportunity is growing by a €billion per year. We need to double annual activity by 2012 to keep up with the growing opportunity…
  9. 9. Services available ***Drop over to General FP7 training our STAND Theme-specific information days outside*** Client-specific activities Showcasing Technical Excellence: high level events in Brussels Meeting room facilities in Brussels Financial support: Travel Support for multiple visits Coordination Support Feasibility Study for Companies Proactive ‘Marketing’ of FP7 Ireland locally and internationally See: www.fp7ireland.com for details