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Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 5
Can we improve our performance?
Have Your Say…
Dr. Brian Donlon,
EPA Research Manager
...
Talk Content
1. Results to Date (FP7 & H2020)
2. EPA Activities & Support Role
3. Concluding Remarks
Interactive Session
1. Results to Date (FP7)
 Under FP7 Approx €18m under Theme 6.
 6 projects led by Irish Partners, Involved in 55 project...
1. SC5 Results to mid 2016
EU Countries
Nr of
participants
EU grant
(EUR)
Total cost
(EUR)
Austria 70 20,424,345 24,586,07...
3. EPA Activities
 Members of SC5 Programme Committee
 Chair of Advisory Group
 Horizon2020 SC5 Working Group
 EPA act...
3. Support Activities (ctd.)
 Catalogue of Irish Expertise in Environmental Research (>195,000
views)
 Droplet.ie – EPA ...
Online Catalogue of Expertise
Based on 2007/2008 results
Since the launch of the H2020
Catalogue of Environmental
Expertis...
Who is Viewing the Online
Catalogue of Expertise?
Based on 2007/2008 results
Mapping Research Excellence
Mapping studies reports:
H2020 SC5 08-2017 - Innovative nature-based solutions
for hydro-meteo...
Financial Support (EI & EPA)
 Coordination support for academics (€12,500)
 Travel grants for academic researchers
 ERC...
3. Concluding Remarks
 Building on areas where we have excellent research capacity
(Top 10 Worldwide) such as in Material...
3. Concluding Remarks (ctd.)
 H2020 – challenging target set Nationally (€1.25bn)
 60% of H2020 aimed at Sus Dev, 35% to...
SC5 Support Team
HAVE YOUR SAY
How can we improve our performance?
 Further Support Needed?
 How can we increase our participation rate ?...
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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 5 Can we improve our performance? Have Your Say - Dr. Brian Donlon, EPA Research Manager

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EPA H2020 SC5 Info Day: Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 5 Can we improve our performance? Have Your Say - Dr. Brian Donlon, EPA Research Manager

  1. 1. Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 5 Can we improve our performance? Have Your Say… Dr. Brian Donlon, EPA Research Manager 7th October 2016 Croke Park, Dublin
  2. 2. Talk Content 1. Results to Date (FP7 & H2020) 2. EPA Activities & Support Role 3. Concluding Remarks Interactive Session
  3. 3. 1. Results to Date (FP7)  Under FP7 Approx €18m under Theme 6.  6 projects led by Irish Partners, Involved in 55 projects  Key Areas Marine, Environmental Technologies, Natural Resources Mgt  Also success in Climate and Env & Health  Across FP7 – Approx €50m drawn down by Environmental Researchers  Big successes in Agriculture, Marie Curie, SME, ERC, Energy and ICT
  4. 4. 1. SC5 Results to mid 2016 EU Countries Nr of participants EU grant (EUR) Total cost (EUR) Austria 70 20,424,345 24,586,072 Belgium 159 46,375,369 53,502,588 Bulgaria 11 693,686 1,158,766 Croatia 11 1,061,708 1,062,333 Cyprus 17 4,103,876 5,472,781 Czech Republic 20 5,577,055 8,468,130 Denmark 73 24,293,010 30,227,008 Estonia 10 2,520,971 4,304,300 Finland 69 25,139,624 35,670,725 France 205 71,748,849 95,332,439 Germany 290 124,351,939 170,687,347 Greece 83 26,824,396 30,620,751 Hungary 28 6,468,328 7,672,274 Ireland 31 9,653,840 13,352,201 Italy 226 75,705,983 97,170,732 Latvia 4 642,632 934,656 Lithuania 4 1,321,569 1,709,776 Luxembourg 4 986,800 986,800 Malta 6 1,293,375 1,293,375 Netherlands 184 72,868,737 82,190,663 Poland 49 10,472,481 12,790,350 Portugal 102 27,618,415 32,030,324 Romania 41 6,060,517 9,852,217 Slovakia 14 1,738,749 2,086,803 Slovenia 32 8,752,213 12,199,856 Spain 293 106,621,995 136,026,033 Sweden 79 30,933,729 45,590,599 United Kingdom 272 119,728,247 136,144,096 EU 2,387 833,982,437 1,053,123,993 5 Countries > 200 successes. Irish Success >€9m Av IE Award = €311k
  5. 5. 3. EPA Activities  Members of SC5 Programme Committee  Chair of Advisory Group  Horizon2020 SC5 Working Group  EPA active in Climate and Water JPIs (Huge interest in the Joint Calls)  EPA members of Task Forces on Water & Raw Materials  Annual Information Days  Annual Roadshows  Joint Call with SFI Investigators Programme to catalyse participation in H2020
  6. 6. 3. Support Activities (ctd.)  Catalogue of Irish Expertise in Environmental Research (>195,000 views)  Droplet.ie – EPA H2020 Catalogue of Irish researchers in national/EU water projects  Dissemination (Newsletter, Website)  Close linkages with other societal challenges as well as ERC , Marie Curie,  Mapping activities of research areas under Horizon2020 SC5  Queries, Review of proposals, One-to-one meetings  Partner Search requests  Funding (EPA & EI)
  7. 7. Online Catalogue of Expertise Based on 2007/2008 results Since the launch of the H2020 Catalogue of Environmental Expertise, there have been > 195,000 Hits/Views 280 Profiles http://erc.epa.ie/h2020catalogue
  8. 8. Who is Viewing the Online Catalogue of Expertise? Based on 2007/2008 results
  9. 9. Mapping Research Excellence Mapping studies reports: H2020 SC5 08-2017 - Innovative nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction H2020 SC5-SCC2-2016 - Innovative nature-based solutions for climate and water resilience in cities H2020 CIRC-02-2017/17 - Potential of efficient nutrient recovery from water H2020 CIRC-02-2017 - Towards the next generation of water systems and services H2020 SC5-01-2017 - Exploiting the added value of climate services H2020 SC5-03-2017 - Integrated European regional modelling and climate prediction services H2020 SC5-14-2017 - Raw materials and Innovation actions H2020 SC5-18-2017 - Novel in-situ observation systems EU Water Research & Capability
  10. 10. Financial Support (EI & EPA)  Coordination support for academics (€12,500)  Travel grants for academic researchers  ERC grant applications (€8,000) www.horizon2020.ie  Event Support (€3,000)  EPA/ESAI Grassroots workshop scheme (€600) www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/epafunding/eventsupport/
  11. 11. 3. Concluding Remarks  Building on areas where we have excellent research capacity (Top 10 Worldwide) such as in Materials science, Nanotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science & Microbiology  Climate Change and Water – EPA aligned and JPI linkages  SME successes in FP7 & Competitiveness Innovation Programme (CIP)  10 to date in H2020
  12. 12. 3. Concluding Remarks (ctd.)  H2020 – challenging target set Nationally (€1.25bn)  60% of H2020 aimed at Sus Dev, 35% to climate change (2018- 2020 targets)  Opportunities in Raw Materials, climate/water, SME eco- innovation  Potential deficit in researcher capacity in SC5 (SFI joint call may assist)  Liaise with & support from others (Specialisation Strategy, Materials, Prioritise National investments incl Innovation 2020)
  13. 13. SC5 Support Team
  14. 14. HAVE YOUR SAY How can we improve our performance?  Further Support Needed?  How can we increase our participation rate ?  How can we increase Success rate  Irish Research Roadshow in Brussels? Paris? Complete Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016EPAH2020SC5Survey

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