Participation in Framework
Programme 7
Octavio Pernas,
UK NCP for Health (Industry)
11th April 2012
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Agenda
1. Facts and figures
2. Participation in FP7
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Agenda
1. Facts and figures
2. Participation in FP7
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Health Call 2012
FP7-HEALTH-2012-Innovation-2 (3 topics, €108 million)
• Opening: 20 Jul. 2011
• stage 1 proposals, deadline: 27 Sep. 2011 – 112 proposals received
• evaluation: => 46 proposals invited to submit full proposal (~ 41%)
• stage 2 proposals, deadline: 13 Dec. 2011
=> 45 proposals submitted
• 19 proposals short-listed for funding (~ 17 %)
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Health Call 2012
FP7-HEALTH-2012-Innovation-1 (34 topics, €546 million)
• Opening: 20 Jul. 2011
• stage 1 proposals, deadline: 4 Oct. 2011 – 1173 proposals received
• evaluation: => 322 proposals invited to submit full proposal (~27 %)
• stage 2 proposals, deadline: 8 Feb. 2012
=> 321 proposals submitted
• final results: expected by end-April.
• ~105 proposals could be funded (~ 9 %)
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UK has highest level of participation
in successful health projects
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UK has highest number of organisations
coordinating successful Health projects
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UK organisations have secured > €456
million of EU funding for Health research
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Agenda
1. Facts and figures
2. Participation in FP7
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Initial Considerations
Are you ready for participation?
– Does it fit your strategy?
– Collaborative projects mean working alongside international
partners.
• Does this suit your way of working?
• Can you pull together or find a consortium?
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Funding is highly competitive, prepare to be disappointed
Do you want to lead a project? (Time/resources)
Is the level of funding appropriate?
Can you wait up to one year for the money?
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Inputs from participants
• Advanced preparation before the call
• Fit with your strategic priorities
• Matching the topic is essential (external opinions)
• Clear and realistic objectives, milestones and deliverables
• Professional help for proposal preparation and/or consortium
management
• Management tools for reporting
• Good working relationship with scientific officer in Brussels
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Inputs from participants: benefits
• Access to potential new markets
• Cooperation with key stakeholders/researchers in a certain
area
• Access to new technologies
• Funding for R&D activities (own strategy)
• Staff training
• Develop an international reputation for the entity
• Risk of not being involved
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Read All Relevant Call Documents
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/cooperation?callIdentifier=FP7HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
• Call Fiche
• Work Programme
• Annexes
• Guide for Applicants
• Financial guide
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Understanding the Topic
Our project scope MUST fit the topic (external opinions)
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Three Evaluation Criteria
• Proposals are evaluated against three criteria
• Must meet the threshold (and more) for all three
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Scientific and Technical Quality
“ Scientific and/or technological excellence (relevant to the
topic addressed by the call)”
Evaluated against:
• Soundness of concept and quality of objectives
• Progress beyond state of the art
• Quality and effectiveness of the S/T methodology and
associated work plan
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Implementation
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Quality and efficiency of the implementation and the
management ”
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Appropriateness of the management structure and procedures
Quality and relevant experience of individual participants
Quality of the consortium as a whole (complementarity, balance)
Appropriateness of the allocation and justification of the resources
to be committed (budget, staff, equipment)
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Impact
“Potential impact through the development, dissemination
and use of project results”
Evaluated against:
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Contribution, at the European and/or international level, to the
expected impacts listed in the work programme
Appropriateness of measures for the dissemination and/or
exploitation of project results, and management of IP
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Summary
• Highly competitive – must be well over the threshold to
succeed
• Remember the European aspect
• Read the call carefully – seek 2nd and 3rd opinions on
topic fit
• Write simply and clearly – don’t assume expert
knowledge
• Make time to do a good job – avoid last minute
submissions
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Support and Further Information
Website https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/fp7uk
E mail [email protected]
Phone 01302 322633
Mobile 07775 584028
Twitter @FP7_Health_NCP
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+44 (0)20 7395 2205
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