Imelda Lambkin - Fp7 At Future Internet 091

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Imelda Lambkin - Fp7 At Future Internet 091

  1. 1. Growing Irish Future Internet research - European perspectives Irish Future Internet Forum, 3 Dec 2009 [email_address] +353-1-727 2665 http://www.fp7ireland.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Framework Programme for RTD </li></ul><ul><li>At €50 billion - it’s the largest research fund in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The first €billion Call for funding was in ICT </li></ul>Talking European… <ul><li>1,800 applicants; 418 projects; €107 million; 23% success rate </li></ul><ul><li>ICT, Health, Nanotech and People account for 63% of the funding </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 1000 evaluators on the European Commission database </li></ul>So how European are we?
  3. 3. Routes Into FP7 Over 90% of evaluators rate the FP evaluation system similar or better than national systems
  4. 4. <ul><li>A limited set of Challenges that respond to well-identified industry and technology needs and/or target specific socio-economic goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures ; Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics; Components, systems, engineering; Digital Libraries and Content; ICT for Health; ICT for mobility, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency; ICT for Independent Living, Inclusion and Governance; Future and Emerging Technologies </li></ul></ul>The ICT Programme
  5. 5. <ul><li>For example: WIT, Tyndall/UCC, NUIG, UL, DCU, TCD, UCD, NUIM, RCSI, CIT, Intel, Lake, Ericsson, IBM, Google, Cyntelix, Datel, Incoras, Risaris, Symantec, Synopsys, MAC, Red Hat, Eblana, Firecomms, Biosensia </li></ul><ul><li>… overall funding of ~ €32m of which ~€12m to industry </li></ul>Ireland in the ICT Programme: 91 projects * Call 3 was a direct repeat of call 1 – hence very large number of proposals and poor success rate Call 1 Call 2 Call 3 * Call 4 Overall Global 17.3% 16.4% 8.5% 20.2% 15% Ireland 20.4% 20.6% 6.8% 23.4% 19%
  6. 7. Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures <ul><li>ICT Call 1 - €525 million budget for Challenge 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global: 641 proposals – 127 funded projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: 83 proposals – 22 funded projects: ~€10m [Cyntelix, Datel, DCU, IBM, Incoras, Intel, Lake, Ericsson, Risaris, Symantec, TCD, UCD, NUIG, WIT] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT Call 2 - €40 million budget for Challenge 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global: 84 proposals – 14 funded projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: 13 proposals – 4 funded projects: ~€2m [WIT, TCD, Intel] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joint Call with Security - €20 million budget for Challenge 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global: 56 proposals – 9 funded projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: 4 proposals – 2 funded projects: ~€275k [WIT] </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures <ul><li>ICT Call 4 - €190 million budget for Challenge 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global: 284 proposals – 46 funded projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: 29 proposals – 4 funded projects: ~€1.4m [Intune, DCU, TCD, Google] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT Call 5 - €367 million budget for Challenge 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global: 574 proposals – ??? funded projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: large volume of activity in this Call!!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take a look at Ireland’s participation in the 2007-2008 ICT Work Programme at http://www.fp7ireland.com/Page.aspx?SP=96 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Take home messages <ul><ul><li>Challenge 1 is a strong area for Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32 out of 93 funded projects, €13.6 million out of ~ €32 million funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But only 3 of the projects have >1 Irish participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 3 co-ordinators from Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the full programme: fund PIs through the ERC, train mobile researchers (success rates 20-70%), build European infrastructure, act as a research provider to lower tech SMEs; fund your outreach programme </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Remember: the FP7 opportunity is growing by €1 billion a year to you need to think big
  10. 11. National Support Network for FP7 <ul><li>Resourced by 12 organisations </li></ul><ul><li>For ICT talk to Stephen O’Reilly and Gerard Kennedy [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.fp7ireland.com </li></ul>
  11. 12. Which of these statements is true? <ul><li>Mopping up local funding has displaced FP activity </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 is very bureaucratic </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 success rates are very low </li></ul><ul><li>Irish companies don’t know how to do it </li></ul><ul><li>FP7 is for researchers outside the PRTLI/SFI fold </li></ul> … none of the above Talk to any member of the National Support Network for FP7 for further details

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