ERA-Can+ Project Overview

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ERA-Can+ Information Session
Overview
• ERA-Can+ Project Overview
• Horizon 2020 Overview
• Opportunities for Canadians in H2020
• Steps to Participation in H2020
• Questions
• Thematic Breakout Sessions
ERA-Can+ Project Overview
AUCC snapshot
• National voice for Canadian universities
• Representing 97 public and private not-for-profit
Canadian universities and university degree-level
colleges, at home and abroad
• Celebrated centennial in 2011
• Not-for-profit organization, funded by membership
fees and revenue from publications, international
projects and scholarship management
• NCP elect for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Canada’s Public Policy Forum
• We are a national, non-partisan organization
dedicated to strengthening public
administration and governance in Canada.
• We build bridges and transfer knowledge
across the public, private, and voluntary
sectors by encouraging constructive dialogue.
• We are mobilizing our network of 180+
member organizations to facilitate Canadian
participation in ERA-Can+.
ERA-Can+: project objectives
• ERA-Can+ promotes cooperation between
Canada and the EU in science, technology and
innovation to support and encourage their
mutual prosperity, address common societal
issues and meet global challenges together
• October 2013 - September 2016
(36 month project)
ERA-Can+: project objectives
ERA-Can II
New elements
ACCESS2CANADA
ERA-Can+ : project partners
Organization
Acronym
Country
Agenzia per la Promozione della
Ricerca Europea
APRE
Italy
Zentrum für Soziale Innovation
ZSI
Austria
Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique
CNRS
France
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und
Raumfahrt e.V.
DLR
Germany
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Canada
DFATD
Canada
Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada
AUCC
Canada
The Public Policy Forum
PPF
Canada
ERA-Can+: project goals
1. Enriching the EU-Canada policy dialogue by identifying
areas of mutual interest, targeted opportunities, and
implementation plans
2. Stimulating transatlantic cooperation in research and
innovation by raising awareness of opportunities
3. Enhancing coordination among Canadian federal and
provincial funding bodies, sector leaders and networks
and their counterparts at the EU level and in European
Members States. Strengthening and supporting the
Canadian NCP network.
ERA-Can+: project activities
• Holding symposia on research infrastructure
and innovation
• Producing reports on science, technology
and innovation collaboration between
Canada and the EU
• Twinning Canadian and EU projects
• Fostering program level cooperation
Opportunities for Canadians
• Guide to European programs for Canadian
researchers
• Webinars on Horizon 2020, intellectual
property rights and legal and financial
considerations
• Roundtables on areas of mutual interest
• European Brokerage Events
ERA-Can+:online presence
Website
www.era-can.net
On line Helpdesk
[email protected]
Twitter
@ERA_Can
#ERACAN
Facebook Group
European Research Area Canada
LinkedIn Group
ERA-Can
Horizon2020 Overview
Horizon 2020
• The new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
• 2014-2020
• Current budget of €79 billion
• A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union and European
Research Area:
− Responding to the economic crisis by investing in future jobs
and growth
− Addressing concerns about livelihoods, safety and the
environment
− Strengthening the EU’s global position in research,
innovation and technology
Canadians in FP7 (2007-2013)
•
•
Canadian participation in European Framework Programmes has
been increasing consistently since 1994
328 Canadians participated in 284 projects under FP7
FP7 proposals that included Canadians had a 24% success rate
Number of Canadians in Framework Programme Projects
350
328
300
Number of Canadians
•
250
200
150
127
100
50
75
37
0
FP4 (1994-98)
FP5 (1998-02)
FP6 (2002-06)
Framework Programmes
FP7 (2007-13)
Canadian Participation in FP7
By Sector
Sector
Number of
Participants
Universities
237
Governments (Public Agencies)
Companies and NGOs
43
48
Percentage
of
Participants
72%
13%
15%
Canadian Participation in FP7
By Province
Canadian Participants in FP7 Projects by Province
40%
37%
35%
33%
30%
25%
20%
15%
12%
10%
9%
5%
2%
2%
1%
2%
MB
NB
NFLD
NS
2%
0%
AB
BC
ON
QC
SK
Canadian Participation in FP7
Program
Applicants
Participants
Capacities
International
For SME
Infrastructure
Science in Society
14
4
14
13
8
0
8
4
Cooperation
Energy
Environment
Food/Ag/Biotech
23
38
90
8
15
29
Health
ICT
Nanotechnology
Security
SSH
Space
Transport
ERC
Marie-Curie Actions
66
142
32
8
38
39
53
60
656
30
22
14
3
8
5
28
2
138
8
1303
6
328
Ideas
People
EURATOM/JTI
TOTAL
Horizon 2020: Changes from FP7
• A single program bringing together three separate
programs/initiatives*
• Coupling research to innovation from research to retail
• Focus on societal challenges facing EU
• e.g. health, clean energy and transport
• Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in
EU countries and internationally
⃰ The 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to
the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Structure of H2020: Three Pillars
Pillar 1: Excellent Science
Funding (€ million, 2014-2020)
European Research Council (ERC)
Frontier research by the best individual teams
Future and Emerging Technologies
Collaborative research to open new fields of
innovation
13 095
2 696
Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)
Opportunities for training and career development
6 162
Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure)
Ensuring access to world-class facilities
2 488
European Research Council (ERC) Grants
• Open to researchers of any nationality
• Supports independent research teams or programs
• Bottom-up
• 50% of principal investigator’s working time must be spent in
an EU Member State or Associated Country
European Research Council (ERC) Grants
Grant
Purpose
Funding
Starting Grants
Support researchers with 2 to 7
years experience after PhD
Up to €2 over up to 5
years
Consolidator Grants
Support researchers with 7 to
10 years experience after PhD
Up to €2.75 over up
to 5 years
Advanced Grants
Support researchers who are
leaders in their fields
Up to €3.5 over up to
5 years
Proof of Concept Grants
For ERC Grant holders, bridging
gap between research and
market innovation
Up to €150 000 over
18 months
Synergy Grants
Pilot scheme for small groups of
excellent researchers
Up to €15 million
over up to 6 years
ERC Grant Calls
Grant
Call Closes
ERC Starting Grant
ERC Consolidator Grant
ERC Proof of Concept Grant
March 25, 2014
May 20, 2014
October 1, 2014
Information on ERC Grants: http://erc.europa.eu/funding-schemes
ERC Calls:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportuniti
es/h2020/index.html
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
MSCA Under Horizon 2020
• Marie Curie Actions under FP7
• Mobility and career development program
MSCA Opportunities for Canadians
MSCA Calls:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/
h2020/index.html
Pillar 2: Industrial Technologies
Funding (€ million, 2014-2020)
Leadership in enabling and
industrial technologies (LEITs)
(ICT, nanotechnologies, materials,
biotechnology, manufacturing, space)
13 557
Access to risk finance
Leveraging private finance and venture
capital for research and innovation
Innovation in SMEs
Fostering all forms of innovation in all
types of SMEs
2 842
616
+ complemented
by expected 20% of
budget of societal
challenges + LEITs and
'Access to risk finance'
with strong SME focus
Pillar 3: Societal Challenges
Funding (€ million, 2014-2020)
Health, demographic change and wellbeing
7 472
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and
maritime research & the Bioeconomy
3 851
Secure, clean and efficient energy *
5 931
Smart, green and integrated transport
6 339
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
3 081
Inclusive and reflective societies
1 309
Secure societies
1 695
Science with and for society
462
Spreading excellence and widening participation
816
⃰ Additional funding for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty
activities (2014-2018)
Social Sciences and Humanities
• Integrated approach to the social sciences and humanities
• Pillar 3: Societal Challenges
• Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
• Secure societies
• Health, demographic change and well-being
• Bottom-up funding
• European Research Council Grants (ERC)
• Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Opportunities for Canadians
International Cooperation
Horizon 2020 is open to international participation
Automatically funded:
• Member States
• Associated Countries
• Countries listed in H2020 annexe
Third Countries are funded:
• When a provision in made in the call text
• When the Commission deems participation essential
• When an agreement exists between two funding bodies
• A strategy for international cooperation in Horizon 2020 has been adopted
• May result in targeted opportunities for international cooperation
Collaborative Projects
• Canadians can partner with Europeans to respond to calls under all three Pillars
• Canadians do not normally receive funding
• To be funded, Canadians need to:
• Request funding at the proposal stage
• Have the support of all other partners
• Demonstrate that their participation is essential to the project’s success
• To be deemed essential, Canadians must demonstrate that:
(a) the project would not be successful without their contribution and
(b) no one in Europe is able to make the same kind of scientific and innovative
contribution
• Under FP7, the EC funded 75 Canadian researchers
SME Participation
Collaborative Projects
• Canadian companies can partner with European organizations on calls under
the three Pillars
MSCA
• Canadian companies can participate in MSCAs:
• Innovative Training Networks
• Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges
SME Instrument
• Canadian SMEs are not eligible for funding through the SME Instrument
Additional Information:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/sme_participation.html
First Steps to Participation in
Horizon 2020
How to Participate
• H2020 Online Manual
• Reference documents
• Guide for SMEs
Steps to Participation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Find a call
Find partners
Create an account
Register your organization
Submit your proposal
Participant Portal
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html
1. Find a Call
• All H2020 calls are listed under the Funding
Opportunities section of the H2020 Participant
Portal
• Search for calls by:
• H2020 Pillar or Program
• Key words
• Find the following information for each call:
• Call description
• Call documents
• Support services
• Select a relevant topic under the call
2. Find Partners
• Pre-existing partnerships
• H2020 partner search tools
• CORDIS Partner Search
• Ideal-ist Partner Search
• Partner Search of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials
and New Production Technologies
• Fit for Health
• Innovative Medicines Initiative Partnership Service
• Enterprise Europe Network Opportunities Database
Accessible through the Participant Portal H2020 Online Guide:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-fundingguide/grants/applying-for-funding/find-partners_en.htm
3. Create an Account
4. Register Your Organization
To participate in a Horizon 2020 project proposal,
your organizations must be registered.
Check if your organization has been registered or
register your organization:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/de
sktop/en/organisations/register.html
5. Submit a Proposal
How to submit a proposal
• Electronic submission system on Participants Portal through
topic or call page
Who submits the proposal
• Collaborative projects: Contact person at coordinating
organization must create and submit the proposal
• ERC and MSCA Individual Fellowships: Individual researcher
creates and submits the proposal
5. Submit a Proposal
Submission Process
Part 1: Administrative Forms
• basic administrative data
• declarations of partners, organisations and contact persons
Part 2: Technical Annex
• detailed description of the planned research and innovation project
• work packages
• costs
Support Services
Proposal Submission System User Manual:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/support/sep_usermanual.pdf
Canadian NCP Network
National Contact Point (NCP) Coordinators
• Karen Johnstone-Hobbs, S&T Counsellor, Mission of Canada to the EU –
[email protected]
• Debbie Kemp, Deputy Director, Innovation Outreach, DFATD [email protected]
NCP Food, Agriculture, Bio Economy:
• Sara Sarkar, Sr. Analyst, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
([email protected]) - Agriculture
• Karen Davison, Sr. Science Advisor, Fisheries & Oceans Canada
([email protected]) - Marine
NCP Health:
• Jacqueline Jorge, Policy Analyst, International Relations, CIHR
([email protected])
• Jonathan Nagle, Manager, International Relations & Executive Support, CIHR
([email protected])
Canadian NCP Network
NCP Space:
• Jean-Pierre Arseneault, Counsellor (Space), Canadian Space Agency, Paris, FR
([email protected])
NCP ICT & Future and Emerging Technologies:
• Debbie Kemp, Deputy Director, Innovation Outreach, DFATD
([email protected])
NCP Arctic/Polar
• Martin Raillard, Chief Scientist, Canadian High Arctic Research Station
[email protected]
NCP MSCA:
• Kate Geddie, Assistant Director, Research, AUCC ([email protected])
• Gail Bowkett, Director, Research & International Relations, AUCC ([email protected])
Please Note: The contacts listed here are the NCPs elect. We are exploring the expansion of our
NCP network across Canada to take advantage of additional thematic areas in Horizon 2020.
Thank you

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