The new programme for Research and
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What is Horizon 2020?
 It is the new European programme for Research and Innovation;
 It has a budget of 79.000M€ and it will be ongoing from 2014 to 2020;
 It is oriented to solve challenges;
 Biannual work programme;
 It foresees a high number of collaborations with SMEs;
 It is organised in 3 pillars:
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Excellent Science
Creating Industrial
Leadership and Competitive
• Frontier research
(European Research
• Leadership in enabling and
industrial technologies
• Future and Emerging
Technologies (FET)
• Access to risk finance
• Innovation in SMEs
• Skills and career
development (Marie
Sklodowska-Curie actions)
• Research infrastructures
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Tackling Societal Challenges
• Health, demographic
change and wellbeing
• Food security and the biobased economy
• Secure, clean and efficient
• Smart, green and
integrated transport
• Supply of raw materials
• Resource efficiency and
climate action
• Inclusive, innovative and
secure societies
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Pillar I
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Excellent science
Calls open in 2014:
 European Research Council (4 calls) 1.662 million €
 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (6 calls) 800 million €
 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) (4 calls) 200 million €
 European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) (4 calls)
277 million €
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European Research Council
 The European Research Council supports research in the knowledge
frontier, as well as innovative ideas in new scientific fields;
 The ERC wants to encourage competitive non-oriented research in all
fields, with the only premise of scientific excellence;
 ERC principles:
1 principal investigator, 1 institution, 1 project & 1 selection criterion:
scientific excellence;
There are no consortia, networks nor co-financing;
Projects from all areas are funded;
Bottom-up approach;
The principal investigator can be of any nationality, age and find
herself in any stage of her scientific career.
Work programme:
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ERC: funding schemes
Starting Grants
For researchers with potential to become
independent leaders in their field.
• 2-7 years of experience since completion of
• Funding up to 1,5 million;
• Duration up to 5 years;
• Call closed (deadline 25/3/2014).
Advanced Grants
For established researchers pursuing high-risk,
ground-breaking projects.
• >12 y. of experience since completion of PhD
and a track-record of significant research
achievements in the last 10 years.
• Funding up to 2,5 million
• Duration up to 5 years;
• Call closed (deadline 21/10/2014).
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Consolidator Grants
For researchers consoliding their scientific
• 7-12 years of experience since completion of
• Funding up to 2 million;
• Duration up to 5 years;
• Call open (deadline 20/5/2014).
Proof of Concept
To establish the innovation potential of ideas
arising from an ERC project.
• For researchers with an ongoing ERC, or
finished less than 12 m. before publ. call;
• Funding up to 150.000 €;
• Duration up to 18 months;
• Call open (deadline 1/4/2014 & 1/10/2014).
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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
 It is the main programme for the professional development of PhDs;
 The MSCA supports the development of the scientific career and the
training of researchers from any discipline, emphasising mobility and the
cooperation between companies and academia;
 It offers funding for PhD students and postdocs in all stages of their
scientific career, promoting transnational mobility, intersectorialWorkshop
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 Bottom-up approach
Remember the mobility requirement: researchers shall not have resided
or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for
more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date
Work programme:
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Innovative Training Networks
 Objectives:
• Increase PhD and Master’s students’ excellence;
• Structure research and predoctoral training
 Scope: PhD students
 Expected impact:
• Increase the potential of the predoctoral researchers providing them
with new career and academic perspectives;
• Achieve cooperation among participant institutions
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Individual Fellowships
 Objective: increase the creativity and innovative potential of experienced
 Scope:
• Individual and transnational actions that are awarded to the best
researchers or those who are the most promising;
• Focused on career development, not on experience;
• Career Restart Panel and Reintegration Panel.
 Expected impact: extracting the full potential from researchers and
achieve a significant leap in their careers, both in the academic and nonacademic sectors.
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Pillar III
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Typology of projects
 Cooperative projects:
Research and Innovation Actions:
 Actions focused on generating new knowledge and/or ascertain the
viability of new or improved technology, product, process, service
or solution;
 They can include basic and applied research, technological
development and integration, test and validation of prototypes.
Innovation Actions
 Support for market-oriented innovation;
 Including the creation of prototypes, tests, demonstrations,
validation of products at large scale and commercial application.
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Social Challenges
 Social Challenge I: Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
 Social Challenge II: Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry,
marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy;
 Social Challenge III: Secure, clean and efficient energy;
 Social Challenge IV: Smart, green and integrated transport;
 Social Challenge V: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and
raw materials;
 Social Challenge VI: Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative
and reflective societies;
 Social Challenge VII: Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of
Europe and its citizens.
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Social Challenge I
 Biannual work programme: 2014 – 2015
 Understanding health, ageing and disease:
PHC 2- 2015: Systems medicine
PHC 3- 2015: Understanding common mechanisms of diseases and their
relevance in co-morbidities
 Effective health promotion, disease prevention, preparedness and
PHC 4- 2015: Health promotion and disease prevention: improved intersector co-operation for environment and health based interventions
PHC 9- 2015: Vaccine development for poverty-related and neglected
infectious diseases: HIV/AIDS (1 stage)
 Improving diagnosis:
PHC 11- 2015: Development of new diagnostic tools and technologies: in
vivo medical imaging technologies
PHC 12- 2014 & 2015: Clinical validation of biomarkers &/or diagnostic
medical devices
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 Innovative treatments and technologies:
PHC 14- 2015: New therapies for rare diseases
PHC 15- 2014/15: Clinical research on regenerative medicine (1 stage)
PHC 16- 2015: Tools and technologies for advanced therapies
PHC 18- 2015: Establishing effectiveness of health care interventions in
the paediatric population
 Advancing active and healthy ageing:
PHC 21- 2015: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: early risk
detection and intervention (1 stage)
PHC 22- 2015: Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing population
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 Integrated, sustainable, citizen-centred care
PHC 24- 2015: Piloting personalised medicine in health and care systems
PHC 25-2015: Advanced ICT systems and services for Integrated Care (1
PHC 27- 2015: Self-management of health and disease and patient
empowerment supported by ICT (1 stage)
PHC 28- 2015: Self-management of health and disease and decision
support systems based on predictive computer modelling used by the
patient him/herself (1 stage)
PHC 29- 2015: Public procurement of Innovative eHealth services (1
 Improving health information, data exploitation and providing an
evidence base for health policies and regulation
PHC 30- 2015: Digital representation of health data to improve disease
diagnosis and treatment (1 stage)
PHC 33- 2015: New approaches to improve predictive human safety
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 1 stage: 21/4/15
 2 stages: 14/10/14 & 25/2/15
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Social Challenge VI
 Biannual work programme: 2014 – 2015
 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance
structures for Europe:
• EURO-5-2015: ERA-NET on Smart Urban Futures (07/01/2015)
• EURO-6-2015: Meeting new societal needs by using emerging
technologies in the public sector (21/04/2015)
 The young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable
• YOUNG-4-2015: The young as a driver of social change (07/01/2015)
• YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for
growth and inclusion in Europe (07/01/2015)
 New forms of innovation.
• INSO-1-2015: ICT-enabled open government (21/04/2015)
• INSO-4-2015: Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2.0
• INSO-5-2015: Social innovation Community (31/03/2015)
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Social Challenge VI
 Reflective societies: cultural heritage and European identities:
• REFLECTIVE-2-2015: Emergence and transmission of European
cultural heritage and Europeanisation (07/01/2015)
• REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies
and the perceptions of Europe (07/01/2015)
• REFLECTIVE-4-2015: Cultural opposition in the former socialist
countries (07/01/2015)
• REFLECTIVE-5-2015: The cultural heritage of war in contemporary
Europe (07/01/2015)
• REFLECTIVE-6-2015: Innovation ecosystems of digital cultural assets
• REFLECTIVE-7-2014: Advanced 3D modelling for accessing and
understanding European cultural assets (30/09/2014)
• REFLECTIVE-8-2015: Communication and dissemination platform
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 Europe as a global actor:
INT-01-2015: Enhancing and focusing research and innovation cooperation with
Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Ukraine
INT-02-2015: Encouraging the research and innovation cooperation between EU and
Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood, Eastern Partnership
INT-03-2015: Europe's contribution to a value-based global order and its contestants
INT-04-2015: The EU’s contribution to global development: in search of policy
INT-05-2015: Rethinking the EU crisis response mechanism in light of recent conflicts
INT-06-2015: Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the
INT-07-2015: Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean
INT-08-2015: The European Union and the Eastern Partnership
INT-09-2015: The EU, Turkey and its wider neighbourhood
INT-10-2015: The EU and integration challenges in the Balkans
INT-11-2015: European cultural and science diplomacy: exploiting the potential of
culture and science in the EU’s external relations
INT-12-2015: The cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-LAC relations
DEADLINE: 07/01/2015
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The importance of Networking
 What are your colleagues up to? Can you collaborate with them?
 If this is your first European project consider being a partner;
There are no small roles;
• Once you have started, it will be
easier to participate in more projects;
 Sell your expertise;
 Either as a partner or as a coordinator,
the Research Service will help you.
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Conditions for the participation
 Oriented research;
 Formation of a consortium with at least 3 independent institutions
established in different EU member or associated countries;
Possibility of including 3rd countries only if they provide indispensable
added value. If their participation is essential they will receive funding;
if it is not, they will not receive any funding.
 Bear in mind that each call might have specific requirements:
Indispensable (mandatory participation) countries;
Number of participants;
Participation of certain entities (trade unions, NGOs, hospitals...).
 Present the full proposal within the deadline.
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information on
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 By independent experts;
 Possibility of 2-stage evaluations.
 Self evaluation forms can guide your writing;
 Check with colleagues;
 Check with the Research Service.
You can become
an evaluator and
get first hand
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 Three criteria:
Scientific excellence: objectives and approach;
of European
 Communication of the project;
 Exploitation of results;
 Integration of new knowledge.
 Work plan;
 Experience of participants;
 Management structures.
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