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Opportunities in Horizon 2020 for ICT
Dr Robert Bunn
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Invest Northern Ireland – Encourages Collaboration
Knowled...
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HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)
• €70.20 billion research and inn...
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HORIZON 2020 – What’s new?
• Single set of rules for parti...
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Horizon 2020: Three priorities

1. Excellent Science
2. Co...
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Horizon 2020: Excellent Science (€Bn)
European Research Co...
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Horizon 2020: Competitive Industries (€Bn)
Leadership in e...
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Horizon 2020: Better Society (€Bn)
Health, demographic cha...
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SMEs, Entrepreneurs, Innovation
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EU2020 stra...
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Invest NI = NICP for Industry/SMEs – offers links to
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SMEs that participate in EU Projects:
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Strategic Positioning of SME Programmes
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SME Instrument
Phase 1: Concept
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UK/Ireland Funding Programmes

EU R&D Funding Programmes

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Eurostars 2
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International collaborative resear...
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What can you do right now ? ......
• Evaluator http://ec.e...
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Invest NI can help
• Identify the most appropriate funding...
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Invest NI: Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher
• Opening Decem...
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Invest NI Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative
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Invest NI EU R&D Liaison Service in Brussels
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Team Contact Details – NICP’s for SMEs
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What Next?
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Opportunities in Horizon 2020 for ICT, Dr Robert Bunn, Invest NI

  1. 1. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Opportunities in Horizon 2020 for ICT Dr Robert Bunn
  2. 2. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest Northern Ireland – Encourages Collaboration Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Collaborative Networks Competence Centres Collaboration Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Vouchers Collaborative R&D Support
  3. 3. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020) • €70.20 billion research and innovation funding programme • New framework programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives (FP, EIT, CIP) • Continuation of investment in frontier research • More support for innovation activities – focus on business opportunities • Simplification (e.g. reduction of average time to grant by 100 days)
  4. 4. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› HORIZON 2020 – What’s new? • Single set of rules for participation, coherent with other new EU Programmes • One project – one funding rate - Eligible costs: direct + indirect (flat rate, 25% of direct costs) - 100% rate for research projects; - 70% rate for activities closer to market; • Simple evaluation criteria: Excellence, Impact, Implementation • New funding schemes: pre-commercial procurement, prizes, loan and equity instruments
  5. 5. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Horizon 2020: Three priorities 1. Excellent Science 2. Competitive Industries 3. Better Society
  6. 6. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Horizon 2020: Excellent Science (€Bn) European Research Council (ERC) Supporting world leading scientist in blue sky research 11.93 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation 2.46 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) Opportunities for training and career development 5.62 Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities 2.27
  7. 7. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Horizon 2020: Competitive Industries (€Bn) Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEIT) 12.35 ICT (45 %), nanotechnologies (22 %), biotechnology (3 %), etc Access to risk finance 2.59 Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs 0.6 complemented by c. 20% of societal challenges and industrial leadership ‘access to risk finance’ with strong SME focus
  8. 8. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Horizon 2020: Better Society (€Bn) Health, demographic change & wellbeing 6.81 Food security, sustainable agriculture & the bioeconomy 3.51 Secure, clean and efficient energy 5.40 Smart, green & integrated transport 5.78 Climate action, resource efficiency & raw materials 2.81 Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative & reflective societies 1.20 Secure societies – protecting freedom & security of Europe and its citizen 1.50
  9. 9. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› SMEs, Entrepreneurs, Innovation at the core of EU2020 strategy
  10. 10. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest NI = NICP for Industry/SMEs – offers links to  EEN NI  ONIEB (Brussels)  NICPs  UK NCPs  RoI NCPs  InterTradeIreland  Innovation Vouchers  G4RD-PD funding
  11. 11. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› SMEs that participate in EU Projects: • Increase their R&D and innovation capability by tapping into the best knowledge in the union • Get access to international networks • Get access to new markets and customers • Have access to qualified staff • Increase their reputation and visibility on an EU level
  12. 12. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Strategic Positioning of SME Programmes Transnational Cooperation Horizon 2020 Collaborative Research Target: R&D topics R&D driven projects Eurostars Target: R&D intensive SME Horizon 2020 SME instrument Target: Business innovation motivated SMEs National & regional programs Cooperation at regional or national level Market opportunity driven projects
  13. 13. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› SME Instrument Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1" (~ 10 pages) 10% budget Activities: Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study Pilot application etc. Output: elaborated "Business plan 2" 10-15% success Phase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replication Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages) 90% budget Activities: Development, prototyping, testing, piloting, miniaturisation, scaling-up, market replication, research Output: "investor-ready Business plan 3" Phase 3: Commercialisation Promote instrument as quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to private finance Support via networking , training, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Possible connection to PPC (and PPI?) 40-50% success Lump sum: 50.000 € 1-3 (5) M € EC funding ~ 6 months ~ 12 to 24 months No direct funding
  14. 14. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› UK/Ireland Funding Programmes EU R&D Funding Programmes Invest NI Collaborative R&D Support Service
  15. 15. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Eurostars 2 • • • • • International collaborative research and innovation project lead by a research performing SME Development of an innovative new product, process or service Two application deadlines per year (Next deadline 13th March 2014 TBC) Evaluation by Independent Experts Maximum Grant of €300,000 at 50% of eligible project costs.
  16. 16. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› What can you do right now ? ...... • Evaluator http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/experts;efp7_SESSION_ID=khP1SJXfVS 6bMB3HcYvdyDpLnNG9Gf01PVFWL3vN4nJ13xKpD5M0!1893387052 • Role on Advisory bodies ? • Study Work Programmes (final drafts available now !) • Interrogate available supports ( NICP / EEN / ITI ) – NOW ! • Develop a 1-page capability summary (dynamic/flexible)
  17. 17. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest NI can help • Identify the most appropriate funding scheme for your project idea and research needs • Provide advice on UK and EU funding rules, regulations and eligibility criteria • Assist you to find the right partners through the Enterprise Europe Network and ERRIN • Signpost you to further specialist events and advice (NICP, NCP) • Invest NI financial support for proposal preparation
  18. 18. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest NI: Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher • Opening December 2013 • Helping SMEs to work with a knowledge provider in their field to engage in Horizon 2020 • SME applies directly to Invest NI • £4000 (€5000) voucher to support SMEs to: • Understand structures • Build consortia • Prepare their contribution to proposals
  19. 19. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest NI Financial Support for Preparing Collaborative R&D applications – for Companies & Academics Eligible Costs • Labour • Consultancy Fees • Legal Advice • Travel and Subsistence Costs
  20. 20. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Invest NI EU R&D Liaison Service in Brussels • EU Funding and Policy Information services  Early Intelligence on EU calls (EU Funding Briefs)  EU R&D and Innovation Policy Monitoring (Brussels Bulletin) • Project Development Support  Partner searches  Organisation of meetings with the EC, potential partners • EU Networking activities & profiling the Region  Relations with EC officials  Build strategic links with other regions, networks  Organise Events to showcase Northern Ireland expertise
  21. 21. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› Team Contact Details – NICP’s for SMEs Team Leader – Horizon 2020 UK NCP SMEs Joanne Coyle Email: joanne.coyle@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8807 R&D Collaboration and EEN Executives – Northern Ireland Lisa O’Reilly Email: lisa.oreilly@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8594 Robert Bunn Email: robert.bunn@investni.com Tel. 028 9069 8602 R&D Liaison Executive – Brussels Farha Brahmi Email: farha.brahmi@investni.com Tel. 00 32 2 290 1345
  22. 22. Title of the presentation | Date| |‹#› IRT Teams | Sept 08 ‹#› What Next? • Talk to us about your research needs – we are free! • Think strategically, look medium to long term • Successful participation is often the culmination of a process, so be prepared - join networks, be open to collaboration, come to information sessions • Register as an evaluator - learn the process from the inside. • Start early
  23. 23. www.enterpriseeuropeni.com

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