European FP7 Funding for Collaborative Projects Ritchie Head  Frameworks NW
Role of Frameworks NW <ul><li>Promote the involvement of NW organisations in FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>Assist North West organ...
What is FP7? EC mechanism for funding research & technological development (RTD) Seven Year Programme 2007 – 2013 ~ €50 bi...
How does it work? <ul><li>Collaborative R&D projects  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Min. 3 partners / 3MS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>T...
How much is the grant? Activities Direct Eligible Costs % Grant RTD Up to 50 or  75* * SMEs; HEIs; RTOs DEMO Up to 50% OTH...
Where does Collaboration fit in? Fundamental Research  Applied Research Prototyping & Demonstration Commercial Product/Ser...
Why get Involved? Funding Collaboration Industry IP Shared cost & risk of research Network opportunities Access new ideas ...
FP7 Structure COOPERATION IDEAS  (European Research Council) PEOPLE  (Marie Curie) CAPACITIES COOPERATION Tackling major r...
Funding Schemes <ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developing new knowledge, new technology </li></ul></...
Research for the Benefit of SMEs <ul><li>Outsource research to research performer </li></ul><ul><li>Topics not defined by ...
Process… European Union The Seventh Framework Programme Calls for proposals Evaluation of project Project idea Proposal wr...
Case Study Partnership Company A - Biocide Company B – Coating binder  Company C – Marine Coatings  RTD A  Additives in Co...
How we can help  YOU … Enquiry from client Proposal submission Awareness raising of opportunity Direct contact 1.  Highlig...
“ Don’t touch it with a barge pole”…..The Myths..?! <ul><li>The UK doesn’t get our fair share </li></ul><ul><li>I have to ...
<ul><li>More information </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks NW   - http://www.frameworksnw.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>CORDIS  - htt...
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  1. 1. European FP7 Funding for Collaborative Projects Ritchie Head Frameworks NW
  2. 2. Role of Frameworks NW <ul><li>Promote the involvement of NW organisations in FP7 </li></ul><ul><li>Assist North West organisations to access funds </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is FP7? EC mechanism for funding research & technological development (RTD) Seven Year Programme 2007 – 2013 ~ €50 billion Objectives: Creating ‘new’ knowledge Improve competitiveness Resolve societal issues Developing the European Research Area
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Collaborative R&D projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Min. 3 partners / 3MS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU identified specific field areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Long term (ambitious) </li></ul><ul><li>Grant (no profit) </li></ul>FP7 supports research in selected priority areas with the aim of making (or keeping) the EU as a world leader in those sectors
  5. 5. How much is the grant? Activities Direct Eligible Costs % Grant RTD Up to 50 or 75* * SMEs; HEIs; RTOs DEMO Up to 50% OTHER Up to 100% MAN Up to 100%
  6. 6. Where does Collaboration fit in? Fundamental Research Applied Research Prototyping & Demonstration Commercial Product/Service ‘ Customer’ Universities Research Org. Company R&D Implementation Research Exploitation Investment Clear vision … FP7
  7. 7. Why get Involved? Funding Collaboration Industry IP Shared cost & risk of research Network opportunities Access new ideas Share knowledge Access new markets Profile…
  8. 8. FP7 Structure COOPERATION IDEAS (European Research Council) PEOPLE (Marie Curie) CAPACITIES COOPERATION Tackling major research themes together… IDEAS (European Research Council) Putting bright ideas to work for Europe… PEOPLE (Marie Curie) Want a scientific career in Europe…? CAPACITIES Top facilities for top scientists… COOPERATION Health Food, Agriculture & Biotechnology ICT NMP Energy Environment (inc. Climate change) Transport (inc. Aeronautics) Socio-econ. Science & Humanities Security & Space IDEAS (European Research Council) Starting independent researcher grants Advanced investigator grants PEOPLE (Marie Curie) Initial training of researchers Lifelong learning & career development Industry-academia partnerships International dimension Specific actions CAPACITIES Research infrastructures Science in society Research for the benefit of SMEs Activities of INCO Regions of knowledge Coherent development of policies Research potential
  9. 9. Funding Schemes <ul><li>Collaborative Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>developing new knowledge, new technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size and scope can vary 3+ partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>small or medium projects <€4m; large projects > €4m grant funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coordination and Support Actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support to coordinating or supporting policies/research activities (networking, exchanges, research infrastructures etc..) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networks of Excellence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support to joint integration of activities/research teams </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Research for the Benefit of SMEs <ul><li>Outsource research to research performer </li></ul><ul><li>Topics not defined by EC </li></ul>Research for SMEs 5-10 participants € 0.5 – €1.5 million ~1-2 years duration (Improved products/processes etc..) Research for SME associations 10-15 participants (+ 2-5 SME end-users) € 1.5 – €4.0 million ~2-3 years duration (standards/regulations common to large groups of SMEs)
  11. 11. Process… European Union The Seventh Framework Programme Calls for proposals Evaluation of project Project idea Proposal writing Project start Response Submission Approval Partners Negotiation TIME: 2-3 months preparation 2-3 months writing 3 months evaluation 3 months negotiation Long term … ambitious … collaborative … R&D
  12. 12. Case Study Partnership Company A - Biocide Company B – Coating binder Company C – Marine Coatings RTD A Additives in Coatings RTD B Antifouling Experts “ Critical Mass” New Clean Marine Coating
  13. 13. How we can help YOU … Enquiry from client Proposal submission Awareness raising of opportunity Direct contact 1. Highlight opportunities 3. Consortium building (partners) 5. Proposal clinic 2. Shape ideas into project 4. Writing guidance 6. Pre-submission report
  14. 14. “ Don’t touch it with a barge pole”…..The Myths..?! <ul><li>The UK doesn’t get our fair share </li></ul><ul><li>I have to give away all my IP </li></ul><ul><li>The EC always pay late…if at all </li></ul><ul><li>Consortiums are a nightmare </li></ul><ul><li>Academics take all the money </li></ul><ul><li>It isn’t about helping business </li></ul><ul><li>You have to lobby Brussels to stand a chance </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>More information </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks NW - http://www.frameworksnw.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>CORDIS - http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html </li></ul><ul><li>DTi FP7UK - http://www.fp7uk.dti.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>EEN - Enterprise Europe Network </li></ul>Frameworks NW RTC North, Stanley Grange, Ormskirk Road, Knowsley L34 4AR UK T: +44 (0)151 6328888 Web: www.frameworksnw.co.uk [email_address]

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