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Overview of EU Funding Opportunities. International Seminar 2012 University of Pardubice , 16&17 February 2012 Carolina Fernandes Innovation & Funding Manager GLE Group. EU Funding for R+T+D+I. Background Why Research at EU level EU Support Panorama. Background. Presenter. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Overview of EU Funding OpportunitiesInternational Seminar 2012University of Pardubice , 16&17 February 2012Carolina FernandesInnovation & Funding ManagerGLE GroupEU Funding for R+T+D+IBackgroundWhy Research at EU levelEU Support PanoramaBackgroundPresenterBSc Engineering SciencesMSc Industrial EngineeringPost-grad Business Development & Technology ManagementExtensive experience with FP7R&D Funding Advisor EC FP7 GroupsGLE ConsultingExperts in :Contract management and out-sourcing;Funding solutions;Research and evaluation;Training and organisational development.EEN LondonFP7 ExpertsWhy research at EU levelPooling and leveraging resourcesPooling of resources Critical massInter-disciplinarityRising costs of R&DBig scienceLeverage effect on private investmentExpertise beyond national levelImproved commercial opportunitiesDevelopment of pan-European and world standardsWhy research at EU levelFostering human capacity and excellence in S&TInternational mobility and training of researchersImproved S&T capabilities EU-wide competition for research grants Better integration of European R&DCreate scientific base for pan-European policy challengesCoordination of national programmes and policies Efficient dissemination of research resultsR&D European weaknessesResearch: filling the gap(total expenditure on R&D as % of GDP, 2004)(EU-25 extrapolation based on R&D intensity targets put forward by Member States in their respective National Reform Programmes)Nurturing the knowledge triangleS&T contributes to the Lisbon objectives: economic growth, employment creation, environmental protection, social challenges: fight poverty, improve human health and quality of life (GSM, remote working, safe roads, etc.)EU Funding The EC awards money in the form of grants in order to implement projects or activities in relation to European Union policiesLevel of complexity of EU innovation programmme governance: highPanorama: EU support Support services:European Regional Development Fund mainstream (ERDF)Europe Innova (Cluster Alliance & Cluster Observatory)Enterprise Europe NetworkFinancial tools: JEREMIECIP financial instruments (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme)European Progress Micro-finance facility (GIF & SMEG)Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFFPanorama: EU support Exchange of practices:INTERREGRegions of Knowledge (RoK) (FP7)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network) (FP7)OMC-Net (Open Method of Coordination)RDT demonstration:Research for SMEs (FP7)ICT-FET (Future and emerging technologies) (FP7)Cooperation (FP7)Panorama: EU support RDT demonstration (cont.)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network) (FP7)European Technology Platform (ETP)Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) (FP7)Joint ProgrammingEurostarsCOST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)IDEA European Research Council (ERC) (FP7)KIC European Institute of Technology (EIT)Panorama: EU support Capacity building including infrastructures:European Regional Development Fund mainstream (ERDF)REGPOT (Regional Potential)Research infrastructuresINTERREGIntelligent Energy EuropePro Inno EuropeSupport services: ERDFEuropean Regional Development Fund: reducing economic disparities within and between MS by supporting economic regeneration and safeguarding jobs. Funding is targeted to meet three overarching objectives:ConvergenceRegional CompetitivenessEuropean Territorial Co-operationSupport services: ERDFTarget: Convergencemodernising / diversifying economic structures;creating sustainable jobs;stimulating economic growth;attention to areas with specific characteristics: urban, remote, mountainous, sparsely populated and the outmost regions Support services: ERDFTarget: Regional Competitivenessinnovation and knowledge economy (research & technological development, innovation & entrepreneurship, financial engineering);environment and risk prevention (cleaning up polluted areas, energy efficiency, clean urban public transport, risk prevention plans);access to transport and telecommunications.Support services: ERDFTarget: European Territorial Cooperationcross-border economic and social and environmental activities;transnational cooperation (including bilateral cooperation between maritime regions);interregional cooperation (including networking and exchange of experiences between regional and local authorities)Support services: Europe INNOVAThe European Cluster Alliancefosters cluster cooperation at policy level by bringing together national and regional authorities and innovation agencies active in the field of clusters. It aims to jointly design better cluster policies and to raise the excellence of cluster programmesEuropean Cluster Observatoryprovides statistical analysis and mapping of clusters across Europe and it facilitates the partnering of cluster organisations and cluster firms by acting as a fully-fledged information service.Support services: EEN (CIP)Enterprise Europe Networka focal point network consisting of 600 organizations - where about 4000 professionals are working in over 40 countries worldwide. Enterprise Europe Network Staff assist small business in sourcing new business & technology partners in Europe and advise them on accessing EU Funding.Financial tools: JEREMIEJoint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprisesoffers EU MS, through their national or regional Managing Authorities, the opportunity to use part of their EU Structural Funds to finance SMEs by means of equity, loans or guarantees, through a revolving Holding Fund acting as an umbrella fund.Financial tools: CIPCompetitiveness and Innovation Framework ProgrammeTo improve the competitiveness of European companies facing the challenges of globalization. The programme is mainly aimed at SMEs, which will receive support for innovation activities, better access to finance and business support services.Financial tools: CIPThe programme wants to encourage the usage of: ICTRenewable energies and to promote energy efficiencyConsists of three programmes:Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP)ICT Policy support Programme (ICT PSP)Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)Financial tools: CIPEIP Financial InstrumentsThe high growth and innovative SME (GIF)equity investment for SMEs through funds that have signed an agreement with the EIF (not CZ)Guarantees: The SME guarantee facility (SMEG)loan guarantees to encourage banks to make more debt finance available to SMEs, including microcredit, by reducing the banks' exposure to risk. Entities signed with EIFFinancial tools: CIPEIP (support to innovation)EENEco-InnovationTo reducing our environmental impact and making better use of resources., through developing products, techniques, services and processes that reduce CO2 emissions, use resources efficiently, promote recycling. Strands: Materials recycling and recycling processes; Sustainable building products; Food and drink sector; Water efficiency, treatment and distribution; Greening business.Financial tools: CIPIntelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) 730 million of funds to help deliver on the ambitious climate change and energy targets that the EU has setExamples of projects funded include:Training on new construction techniques that can lead to 50 percent or more energy savings compared with traditional buildings;Improving the effectiveness of support schemes for electricity generation from renewable energy sources across Europe;Helping Europe's cities to develop more energy-efficient and cleaner transportExchange of practices: INTERREGINTERREGdesigned to stimulate cooperation between member states of the European Union on different levels. main targets:to diminish the influence of national borders in favor of equal economic, social and cultural development of the whole territory of the European UnionExchange of practices: INTERREGINTERREGMade up of 3 Strands:Strand A: cross-border cooperationcooperation between adjacent regionsStrand B: transnational cooperationinvolving national, regional and local authoritiesStrand C: interregional cooperationaims to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and instrumentsExchange of practices: RoK (FP7)Regions of KnowledgeAims to strengthen the research potential of European regions, in particular by encouraging and supporting the development, across Europe, of regional research-driven clusters, associating universities, research centres, enterprises and regional authoritiesPart of FP7Exchange of practices: ERA-Nets (FP7)ERA-Net (European Research Area Network)to develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes through specific actionsPart of FP7- CooperationRDT Demonstrations: R4SMEs (FP7)Research for the benefit of SMEsProgramme to help SMEs outsource research, increase their research efforts, extend their networks, better exploit research results and acquire technological know howPart of FP7-CapacitiesRDT Demonstrations: ICT-FET (FP7)ICT Future & Emerging Technologiesincubator and pathfinder for new ideas and themes for long-term research in the area of ICTs. Its mission is to promote high risk research, offset by potential breakthrough with high technological or societal impact.Part of FP7-Cooperation-ICTRDT Demonstrations: Cooperation (FP7)Cooperation Programmesupports all types of research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas.Health, KBBE, ICT, NMP, Energy, Env, Transport, SSH, Space, SecurityPart of FP7RDT Demonstrations: ETPsEuropean technology platforms (ETPs) were set up as industry-led stakeholder forums with the aim of defining medium to long-term research and technological objectives and developing roadmaps to achieve themIndividual ETPs: Energy, ICT, Bio-based economy, Production and processes and TransportRDT Demonstrations: JTIs (FP7)Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs)arose primarily from the work of ETPsIndustry participation through JTI JU (joint undertakings)supports co-operative research across Europe in fields of key importance for industrial research, where there are clearly identified common technological and economic objectivesRDT Demonstrations: JTIs (FP7)Individual JTIsInnovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)Embedded Computing Systems (ARTEMIS)Aeronautics and Air Transport (Clean Sky)Nanoelectronics Technologies 2020 (ENIAC)Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH)RDT Demonstrations: Eurostars (EUREKA)EurostarsManaged by EUREKA (32 member countries, CZ Purpose: to provide funding for market-oriented research and development specifically with the active participation of R&D-performing SMEsMin 2 member countries, one must be R&D SME RTDs usually participateCalls twice/yearRDT Demonstrations: COSTCOST: intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European levelComplements EU FPs, increases thee mobility of researchers9 key domains: Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences; Food and Agriculture, Forests, their Products and Services; Materials, Physics and Nanosciences; Chemistry and Molecular Sciences and Technologies; Earth System Science and Environmental Management; ICT, Transport and Urban Development; Individuals, Societies, Cultures and HealthRDT Demonstrations: Ideas (FP7)IDEA European Research Council (ERC) (FP7)ERC Grant Schemes: Funding top research leaders for Europe2 bottom-up grants:ERC Starting Grants: to provide support to the independent careers of outstanding researchers. They are either located in or moving to the EU and associated countries, and are at the stage of establishing their first research team or programme, whatever their nationality.ERC Advanced Grants: to support excellent frontier research projects by leading established researchers across the EU member states and associated countries, whatever their nationality.RDT Demonstrations: KIC (EIT)Knowledge and Innovation Communities: KICGrant provided by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)KIK: composed of networks of existing businesses, research institutes and education institutions or universities which work together around innovation projects and assist or fund individual innovators and entrepreneurs, all over Europe.RDT Demonstrations: KIC (EIT)Knowledge and Innovation Communities: KICFirst three KICs (2009):InnoEnergy (Sustainable Energy), ClimateKIC (Climate Change), ICT Labs (Information and Communication Technologies)established in co-location centres (i.e. places where they can physically work together) in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Belgium and Poland.Capacity building including infrastructuresEuropean Regional Development Fund mainstream (ERDF)REGPOT (Regional Potential)Research infrastructuresINTERREGIntelligent Energy EuropePro Inno EuropeCooperation summary*Challenges for European UniversitiesNED*Challenges for European UniversitiesStructure**EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*EIF European Investment Fund*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*KBBE Knowledge Based Bio-Economy SSH - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities*

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