Horizon 2020 and other funding schemes EURAXESS UK Workshop 14 March 2013 Phil Holliday [email protected] http://www.ukro.ac.uk What is Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 Overview • A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives • • • Framework Programme 7 (FP7) Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) • Coupling research to innovation – from research to retail, all forms of innovation • Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g., health, clean energy and transport • Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond Horizon 2020 Overview Excellent Science Base • European Research Council (ERC) • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions • Research Infrastructures Industrial Leadership and Competitive Frameworks • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: ICT; Nanotechnologies; Advanced Materials; Biotechnology; Advanced Manufacturing and Processing; and Space • Access to risk finance • Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Tackling Societal Challenges • Health, demographics changes and well being • Food security, sustainable agriculture marine and maritime research and the bio-economy • Secure, clean and efficient energy • Smart, green and integrated transport • Climate action and resource efficiency including raw materials • Inclusive and innovative and secure societies • Protecting freedom and security in Europe European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Joint Research Centre (JRC) Euratom (2014-2018) Horizon 2020 – Cross-cutting aspects Cross-cutting aspects • Aim to widen participation across whole programme to ensure excellence prevails wherever it exists • Simplification as a crucial element • More bottom-up elements to allow for novel ideas • Package of measures to close innovation divide • Links to Cohesion policy = building regional research & innovation capacity • Boosting support to European Research Area (ERA) priorities – mobility, researcher careers, infrastructures, partnering, knowledge transfer, policy learning • Taking account of gender, ethical issues and open access to results Horizon 2020 – Rules of Participation Horizon 2020 - Rules for Participation • Single set of rules: for everyone (academia & industry) • One Project – One Funding Rate • Maximum of 100% of direct costs for all types of partners (except for actions close to market, where a 70% max) • Indirect eligible costs: a flat rate of 20% of direct eligible costs • No real indirect cost option • Simple Evaluation Criteria: excellence, implementation, impact • New Forms of funding for innovation: including dedicated SME funding instrument • Improved rules on Intellectual Property: including new emphasis on Open Access • Simplification: including no time-sheets for personnel working full time on a grant • Fewer, more targeted controls and audits: audit strategy focused on risk and fraud prevention Horizon 2020 – Cross-cutting aspects International co-operation • Instruments: • • Targeted actions on basis of common interest and mutual benefit Horizontal activities to promote strategy development of international co-operation (‘Inclusive, innovative & secure societies’) • Who is likely to receive funding? • • • Industrialised and emerging economies: x Enlargement and neighbourhood countries: Developing countries: Horizon 2020 – Positions Positions of the Commission, Parliament and Council Commission Position Parliament Position Council Position € 80 billion € 100 billion € 71 billion (tbc) Include “Spreading excellence and widening participation” in Pillar one Six societal challenges Split societal challenge 6 into Split societal challenge 6 “Innovative/Inclusive” part into and “Security” part “Innovative/Inclusive” part and “Security” part 20% indirect costs rate Include real indirect costs option 25% indirect costs rate Bonus capped at €8,000 per person per year All close to market activities funded at 70% Universities in close to market activities funded at 100% Next Steps for Horizon 2020 • Trialogues on Horizon 2020 proposals • Horizon 2020 – Next Steps • First trialogue met on 31 January European Summit on 7-8 February • MFF budget for 2014-2020 was agreed • Horizon 2020 budget set at approx. €71 billion (tbc) • Second trialogue to meet on 5 March • Further trialogues (if required) will meet • Final Horizon 2020 proposals published (by the end of 2013) • Once Horizon 2020 legislation is approved bi-annual ‘Work Programmes’ containing calls will be published • Commission hopes to launch first Horizon 2020 calls in late 2013 Erasmus for All Erasmus for All Erasmus for All - overview • Covers education at all levels, in a lifelong learning perspective, in particular: • Higher Education • Vocational Education and Training • Adult Learning • School education • Youth • Sport • Replaces: • Lifelong Learning Programme • Youth in Action • Erasmus Mundus • ALFA III • TEMPUS EDULINK • bilateral co-operation with industrialised countries • 75 activities in these programmes reduced to 11 under three broad headings • Reduction of duplication and fragmentation of Horizon 2020 Development Erasmus for All Proposed Erasmus for All Structure Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals • • • • Staff mobility Student Mobility Erasmus Master Youth Mobility Key Action 2 – Co-operation for innovation and Good Practices • • • • Strategic Partnerships Knowledge alliances Sector Skills alliances Erasmus Youth Participation (non-formal learning) Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform Jean Monnet Initiative Sport Positions of the Commission, Parliament and Council Commission Position Parliament Position Horizon 2020 – Positions € 19 billion Council Position € 12 billion (tbc) Erasmus for All YES Europe Streamline activities to focus on sectors Continue to use existing brand names (Erasmus, Grundtvig, etc) Separate chapter and budget for youth Minimum budgetary thresholds: 83.4% for education and training; 8% for youth; and 1.8% for sport Minimum allocations for each different education and training sectors Erasmus for All – Next Steps Next Steps • Irish Presidency priority to establish a common text from the Parliament and Council positions • European Summit on 7-8 February • MFF budget for 2014-2020 was agreed • Erasmus for All budget set at approx. €12 billion (tbc) • First informal trialogue between Council, Parliament and Commission held on 19 February • Subsequent trialogues to follow over the next few months What is left in FP7? The Final FP7 Calls FP7-2013-ICT-FI (upcoming call) PPPs: Future Internet • Opens: 16 May 2013 • Deadline: 10 December 2013 • Indicative budget: EUR 130 million • Two topics under ICT Challenge 1: • Expansion of Use Case • Technology Foundation Extension and Usage • One stage evaluation • Negotiations expected to start May 2014 FP7 Co-operation: Transport FP7-ATT-2013-RTD-HIGH SPEED • Opens: 10 July 2012 • Deadline: 29 March 2013 • Budget: EUR 5 million • One project to be funded • • International co-operation on civil high speed air transport research The project will allow the gathering of critical mass and the means to perform flight testing for long term speed aircraft developments and will create durable links between the EU and the international partners • Projects are funded as CP (Collaborative Projects) FP7 People / Marie Curie Actions Individual Fellowships: IEF, IIF, IOF Intra-European International Outgoing International Incoming (IEF) (IOF) (IIF) Researchers based in the EU or Associated Country For EU Member State or Associated Country nationals* Researchers based in third countries 12 – 24 months in an EU Member State or Associated Country 24 – 36 months with 12 – 24 months in third country followed by mandatory reintegration phase in European host institution 12 – 24 months incoming phase in EU Member State/Associated Country Attaining or strengthening professional independence and skills diversification Acquiring new knowledge in Mutually beneficial research the third country – bringing co-operation and it back to the MS/AC knowledge sharing Can be resuming a career in research Mandatory return phase of 1 year Possible 1 year reintegration grant for nationals from ICPCs (€15,000) * PLUS non-nationals in MS/AC for more than five years at deadline FP7 People / Marie Curie Actions Career Integration Grants (CIG) What is an CIG? Funding for those taking up stable post after a period of mobility, to provide them with their own research budget and to support their integration into research career in Europe. Who is eligible? • For experienced researchers only. • Applicant must comply with the mobility rule. • No requirement to have benefited from a Marie Curie project previously. What does a CIG fund? • Supports a research project of 2 – 4 years • €25,000 per year flat rate funding • Contributes to the research costs • • Host commits to employ researcher for at least duration of project. Should enable transfer of knowledge and building of links with country from which researcher has moved Questions?