Kamila Partyka – European Commission

Report
Opportunities for the non-academic sector
MSCA Objective
Ensure the optimum development and
dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital
in order to generate new skills, knowledge
and innovation
Budget 2014-2020: over € 6 billion
€745 million in 2015 for all calls together
Key Advantages
Includes all domains of research and
innovation
Strong accent on participation of industry, SMEs
and non-academia overall
A global scope with trans-national mobility
required and often cross-sector mobility as a
key component
Level of involvement is proportional to the
participant's needs
Choose your level of
involvement
Marie Skłodowska-Curie
actions
Who do you want to
host/recruit?
Participant organisations
Academia
Business and nonacademia
Public or private HEI
awarding academic degrees
Public or private non-profit
research organisations
International European
interest organisations
Universities
Non-profit
research
institutes
IEIOs
Broad definition:
Any socio-economic actor
not included in the
academic sector definition
Industry
SMEs
Other
socioeconomic
actors
Research and Innovation
Staff Exchange (RISE)

Strengthen the interaction between academic and non-academic
organisations, and between Europe and third countries, through
research and innovation staff exchanges

International and inter-sector transfer of knowledge and sharing
of ideas and of R&I culture

Common research and innovation project

Highly skilled research and innovation staff move for 1-12 months

Budget: € 80 million in 2015
RISE – Eligibility Conditions
 At least 3 independent participants in 3 different countries
 At least 2 participants from 2 different MS/AC
 If all in MS/AC: at least 1 academic and 1 non-academic
In practice, 2 possible minimum settings:
MS/AC
1
+
MS/AC
2
+
TC
+
MS/AC
3
or
MS/AC
1
Academic
+
MS/AC
2
NonAcademic
RISE – Financial Dimension
Research,
networking,
training costs
1800 €
Management and
indirect costs
700 €
Top-up
allowance
2000 €
Submissions to RISE
call deadline 24 April 2014
203
proposals
Non-academic
organisations
make up around
30% of those
successful
- over 100 of
these
participants are
SMEs
Academic
70%
Academic
1026 → 438
Non-Academic
30%
625
A-List
Success
rate:
(eligible)
42%
Non Academic
437 → 187
14
participations
from IE
submitted
8 were
successful
Success rate
for IE:
57%
Innovative Training
Networks (ITN)

Raise excellence and structure research and doctoral
training

Train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and
innovative early-stage researchers

Trigger cooperation and exchange of best practice among
participants

Enhance researchers' employability and provide them with
new career perspectives

Triple 'i' dimension of mobility and particular focus on
innovation skills
European
Training
Networks
(ETN)
European
Industrial
Doctorates
(EID)
European
Joint
Doctorates
(EJD)
Innovative Training
Networks (ITN)
Country 1
Country 3
Nonacademic
or
Academic
Academic
European
Training
Networks
(ETN)
Minimum 3 partners from 3 MS or AC
Duration of projects: up to 4 years
Flexibility in choice of partners BUT
non-academic exposure required
or
Nonacademic
Academic
Country 2
or
Nonacademic
Innovative Training
Networks (ITN)
Country 1
Nonacademic
European
Industrial
Doctorates
(EID)
Inter-sectoral partnerships for doctoral training
Minimum 2 partners from 2 MS or AC and from differing
sectors
Minimum 50% of research time in non-academic sector
Joint supervision
Academic
Separate selection panel
Country 2
Presentation on EID experience by GSK Spain at
2014 MSCA Italian EU Presidency Conference:
http://www.msca2014.eu/wpcontent/uploads/2014/12/Pomar.pdf
Innovative Training
Networks (ITN)
Country 2
Country 1
Academic
European
Joint
Doctorates
(EJD)
Academic
Collaboration between academic organisations entitled to award
doctoral degrees
Minimum 3 partners from 3 MS or AC
Opportunities for non-academic sector to contribute to
training and research
Joint admission and supervision
Separate selection panel
Academic
Country 3
ITN – Financial Dimension
Research,
networking,
training costs
1800 €
Management and
indirect costs
1200 €
Living allowance* 3110 €
Mobility
allowance
600 €
Family allowance
500 €
To find a PhD or
postdoctoral vacancy

ALL MSCA projects that fund PhD or postdoctoral positions advertise
their vacancies on the European Researcher Mobility Portal
EURAXESS

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/jobs
Submissions to ITN
call deadline 09 April 2014
151 participations from IE
submitted
19 were successful
Success rate:
12.6%
selection
Success rate
(eligible):
10.4%
Success rate (evaluated proposals)
ETN
9,4%
EID
EJD
18,8% 15,4%
Over 40% of
the
beneficiaries
and partners
will be from
the nonacademic
sector,
including over
600
companies
Individual Fellowships (IF)

Enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced
researchers

Provide opportunities to acquire new knowledge, work on
research projects in a European context or outside Europe

Catalyse significant development in their careers in both sectors

Optional 3-6 month secondments anywhere in Europe to
increase fellowship impact, especially on non-academic sector

Budget: €215 million in 2015 (Global Fellowships: €27 million)
Outgoing
Return
IF – Financial Dimension
Research,
networking,
training costs
800 €
Management and
indirect costs
500 €
Living allowance* 4650 €
Mobility
allowance
600 €
Family allowance
500 €
COFUND

Promote international, intersectoral and interdicisplinary
research training, as well as transnational and cross-sector
mobility of researchers at all stages of their career by cofunding
new
or
existing
regional,
national,
and
international programmes

Mono-beneficiary: organisation funding or managing doctoral or
post-doctoral programmes

Leverage funding and combat fragmentation (possible synergies
with ESIF)

Spread MSCA best practices

Budget:
million)
€80 million in 2015 (Doctoral Programmes: €30
Doctoral
Programmes
Fellowship
Programmes
ESR
ER
COFUND – Financial Dimension
Management
costs
325
€
Living allowance
Early-stage
researchers
Living allowance
Experienced
researchers
1855 €
2625 €
MSCA 2015 Calls
ITN
IF
Closed on 13/01/2015
EUR 370 million
12/03/2015 – 10/09/2015
EUR 215 million
RISE
6/01/2015 – 28/04/2015
EUR 80 million
COFUND
14/04/2015 – 1/10/2015
EUR 80 million
Web training session
 The European Commission organised web-streamed
training in early 2014 which is still valid for the 2015 calls

Policy and objectives

Implementation modalities

How to submit a proposal

Questions and answers
 Recorded and viewable via the link:
https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&session
no=e6cc48e3a8db9b618592a86a57960164
https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&session
no=55acf8539596d25624059980986aaa78
The IPR Helpdesk can help you
for IPR-related issues in H2020
https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/
 Aims to provide feedback within a
few days
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 MSCA approach very similar to rest
of H2020 + access rights for
researchers
 IPR aspects of Grant Agreements are
explained in non-legal terms in
Annotated Grant Agreements:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participant
s/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/amga/
h2020-amga_en.pdf
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