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Horizon 20/20 Sean Tonkin Research Development Manager Re. DS
What is Horizon 20/20? • Replacement to Framework research funding programmes, running from 2014/2020 • Budget of 80 Billion Euros • “Research and innovation as part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe”. • Strategic and coherent approach to international cooperation will be ensured across Horizon 2020 with a long term aim to achieve an increase in spending on R & D to 3% of GDP by 2020.
Core Elements: • Responding to economic crisis • Addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, environment and safety and • Strengthening the EUs global position in research, innovation and technology. • Three ‘priority areas’ for funding
The Funding Priorities • Priority One – Excellent Science • Science will have a dedicated budget of approx 20 Billion Euros for: • Marie Curie actions will provide excellent and innovative research training • European Research Council (ERC) will provide attractive and flexible funding to enable talented and creative individual researchers and their teams to pursue the most promising avenues at the frontier of science; • Future and Emerging Technologies will support collaborative research in order to extend Europe‘s capacity for advanced and paradigm-changing innovation. • Research Infrastructures will develop European research infrastructure for 2020 and beyond,
The Funding Priorities • Priority Two – Industrial Leadership (Approx 18 Billion) • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies which will provide dedicated support for research, development and demonstration on ICT, nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and processing and space. • Access to risk finance in order to overcome deficits in the availability of debt and equity finance for innovative companies and projects at all stages of development • Innovation in SMEs which will stimulate all forms of innovation in SMEs, targeting those with the potential to grow and internationalise
The Funding Priorities • Priority Three - Societal Challenges (approx 30 Billion) • Health, demographic change and well-being; • Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy; • Secure, clean and efficient energy; • Smart, green and integrated transport; • Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials; • Inclusive, innovative and secure societies.
Changes from FP 7 • Simplification of programme architecture, a single set of rules, less paperwork in preparing proposals, fewer controls and audits, with the overall aim to reduce the average time to grant by 100 days. • Inclusive approach open to new participants, including those with ideas outside of the mainstream, ensuring that excellent researchers and innovators from across Europe and beyond can and do participate; • A strong focus on creating business opportunities out of our response to the major concerns common to people in Europe and beyond, i. e. ‘societal challenges’; • More support for innovation and activities close to the market, leading to a direct economic stimulus
What can UEL / Re. DS do? - Be in the first round of bids ! - Maximises chances of success throughout the funding period 2014 -2020 - Themes for first calls not yet fully announced but NB: ‘Wellbeing’, ‘Security’ and ‘IT futures’ ‘Economics and Society – Post Recession’. ‘Space Science’ - Role of ascension countries in H 2020
Our EU funding stats: 2011/12 & 2012/13: 40 Applications, 7 awards: PI School EU Fund or Title Amount (£) Nira Yuval-Davies LSS FP 7 Borderscapes 261, 000 Andrew Ravenscroft CASS EU LLP Radioactive 300, 000 Hassan Abdalla ACE FP 7 PEDCA 1, 450, 0000 Rachel Mulvey PSY EU Doctoral Programme 31, 000 Rachel Mulvey PSY CEDEFOP 21, 000 Paolo Falcarin ACE ASPIRE 400, 000 Giorgia Dona LSS COST tba
H/20/20 Timeline • From November 2011: Parliament and Council negotiations on the basis of the Commission proposals • Ongoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on EU budget 2014 -20 (including overall budget for Horizon 2020) • Mid 2012: Final calls under 7 th Framework Programme for Research to bridge gap towards Horizon 2020 • By end 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by Parliament and Council on Horizon 2020 • From November 2013: first calls • January 2014: Horizon 2020 starts; launch of first calls for 2014/15 workprogrammes • Oct – Dec 2014 Consultation on 2016/17 work programmes
Further reading and info… • • • www. ukro. ac. uk www. ecpma. eu http: //cordis. europa. eu/home_en. html www. londonhigher. ac. uk http: //horizons. mruni. eu