Horizon 2020 - British Council

Horizon 2020 and other funding
14 March 2013
Phil Holliday
[email protected]
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
Boosting support to European Research Area (ERA) priorities – mobility,
researcher careers, infrastructures, partnering, knowledge transfer, policy
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
Horizon 2020 – Cross-cutting aspects
International co-operation
• Instruments:
Targeted actions on basis of common interest and mutual
Horizontal activities to promote strategy development of
international co-operation (‘Inclusive, innovative & secure
• 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
Parliament Position
Council Position
€ 80 billion
€ 100 billion
€ 71 billion (tbc)
Include “Spreading
excellence and widening
participation” in Pillar one
Six societal
Split societal challenge 6 into Split societal challenge 6
“Innovative/Inclusive” part
and “Security” part
part and “Security” part
20% indirect costs
Include real indirect costs
25% indirect costs rate
Bonus capped at €8,000
per person per year
All close to market
activities funded at
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
Higher Education
Vocational Education and Training
Adult Learning
School education
• Lifelong Learning Programme
• Youth in Action
• Erasmus Mundus
• bilateral co-operation with industrialised countries
75 activities in these programmes reduced to 11 under three broad
Reduction of duplication and fragmentation
of Horizon 2020
Erasmus for All
Proposed Erasmus for All
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
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,
Separate chapter and
budget for youth
Minimum budgetary
83.4% for education
and training;
8% for youth; and
1.8% for sport
Minimum allocations for
each different
education and training
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
What is left in FP7?
The Final FP7 Calls
FP7-2013-ICT-FI (upcoming
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
• 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,
International Outgoing
International Incoming
Researchers based in the
EU or Associated Country
For EU Member State or
Associated Country
Researchers based in third
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
* 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

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