Implementation of the Strategy Report Research Infrastructures on on the ESFRI roadmap Research Infrastructures Roadmap 2010 John Womersley Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK) Vice-Chair of ESFRI ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures • Set up by the EU Council of Research Ministers in 2002 • Brings together representatives of Ministers of the 27 Member States, 10 Associated States, and of the European Commission • Supports a coherent and strategy-led approach to policy making on Research Infrastructures • Mandate to develop a Roadmap ESFRI – The Roadmap – The ESFRI roadmap identifies new pan-European Research Infrastructures or major up-grades to existing ones, corresponding to the needs of European research communities in the next 10 to 20 years, in all fields of Sciences and Technologies, regardless of possible location – First Roadmap published in 2006 – Followed by two updates in 2008 and 2010: Now contains 48 projects Requiring major financial investment (~20 b€) and long term commitment for operation (~2 b€/year) The ESFRI Process (1) RI proposal by Member State(s) ESFRI Roadmap ESFRI TWG1 TWG2 • Pan-European • Science case • Technical case • Business case • Overall maturity TWG3 Recommended projects and analysis of landscape The ESFRI Process (2) ESFRI Incubator role ESFRI Roadmap EC Member States Funding of Preparatory Phase Funding of Implementation Phase and operation • Finalise concept and design • RI Organisation • Legal framework • Business plan • Finance model Support from EC ESFRI Roadmap 2010 Social Sc. & Hum. (5) Life Sciences ( 13 ) Environmental Sciences (9) Energy (7) Material and Analytical Facilities (6) Physics and Astronomy ( 10 ) SHARE BBMRI ELIXIR ICOS EUROARGO ECCSEL EUROFEL ELI TIARA* European Social Survey ECRIN INFRA FRONTIER LIFEWATCH IAGOS Windscanner EMFL SPIRAL2 CTA CESSDA INSTRUCT EATRIS EMS EPOS EU-SOLARIS European XFEL E-ELT SKA CLARIN EUOPENSCREEN EMBRC SIAEOS EISCAT_3D JHR ESRF Upgrade KM3NeT FAIR DARIAH Euro BioImaging ERINHA BSL4 Lab COPAL IFMIF NEUTRON ESS SLHC-PP* ILCHIGRADE* ISBE MIRRI HiPER ILL20/20 Upgrade ANAEE *Projects from CERN Strategy for Particle Physics MYRRHA e-Infrastructures (1) PRACE Distributed research infrastructures Single sited research infrastructures National Roadmaps for Research Infrastructures Roadmap in place Roadmap under preparation National funding reserved for new/updated RIs ERIC: European Research Infrastructure Consortium – A new legal framework, at EU level, to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of Research Infrastructures of European interest among several countries – Legal personality recognised in all EU Member States – Amendment under way to enable contributions from Associated Countries to be fully taken into account – ERICs established: SHARE (March 2011, hosted by NL) CLARIN (February 2012, hosted by NL) – Current applications: ECRIN, EATRIS, BBMRI, Euro-ARGO, European Social Survey,CERIC (Central European RI Consortium) – In preparation: ICOS (?), LIFEWATCH, CESSDA, EGI (European Grid Initiative), JIVE (Radio astronomy) EMSO, ELI Commitments within Innovation Union – “By 2015 (…) have completed or launched the construction of 60% of the priority European research infrastructures currently identified by ESFRI …” – “… opening of Member State operated research infrastructures to the full European user community…” – “The EU should step up its cooperation on the roll-out of global research infrastructures. By 2012, agreement should be reached with international partners on the development of research infrastructures, including ICT infrastructures, which owing to cost, complexity and/or interoperability requirements can only be developed on a global scale” Implementation of ESFRI RIs • Social Science and Humanities: SHARE (ERIC); CLARIN (ERIC); ESSurvey (ERIC application) • Environmental Sciences: EURO-ARGO (ERIC application) • Biological and Medical Sciences: EATRIS (ERIC application); ECRIN (ERIC application); INSTRUCT (ICA, Ltd); ELIXIR (ICA, EMBL special project) • Energy: JHR (ICA) • Engineering, Physical Sciences, Materials and Analytical Facilities: ESRF upgrade (EIRO, société civile); European XFEL (EIRO, GmbH); ILL 20/20 upgrade (EIRO, société civile); FAIR (GmbH); SPIRAL2 (CNRS/CEA), E-ELT (ESO) • E-Infrastructures: PRACE (AISBL) Implementation of ESFRI projects “A combination of resources from national budgets, Community programmes, EIB instruments and structural funds should lead to the development of excellent research infrastructures throughout Europe” EU Council of Research Ministers March 2009 New mandate to ESFRI for implementation of ESFRI projects Approved during the lunch discussions at the October Competitiveness Council during the CY Presidency of the EU. It will be included in the Conclusions of the December Competitiveness Council Current ESFRI Working Groups • Strategy Working Groups: Energy (Chair: H. Bindslev) Social & Cultural Innovation (Chair: A. Dusa) Environment and Climate change (Chair: G. Pappalardo) Health & Food (Chair: M. Ozgoren) Physics & Engineering – not active at present • Implementation Working Group (Chair: L. Le Duc) • Regional Issues Working Group (Chair: J. Gierlinski) • Innovation Working Group (Chair: J. Moulin) • Ad-hoc Expert Group on indicators (Chair: G. Rossi) ESFRI Implementation Working Group Identify/analyse bottlenecks for implementation and propose solutions Support implementation regarding: Governance Legal issues Access and Data policy Stimulate communication between sciencific communities and funding agencies Summarize lessons learned/provide recommendations 14 ESFRI Implementation Working Group Presentations/discussions with project coordinators Workshop in Amsterdam – Common issues: Governance, Funding, IPR, Statutes, Open Access and Data sets Conclusions: – Projects on ESFRI roadmap are at very different stages of maturity – Governments are not well-enough connected to ESFRI projects – Most projects start preparatory phase without (financial) commitment – Transition from preparatory phase to implementation is often problematic 15 ESFRI Implementation Working Group Preliminary Recommendations: – Roadmap projects should involve all stakeholders (MS, AC, non-EU countries) from an early stage. – MS/ACs should examine how they can better fit ESFRI projects into their national roadmap – Projects and Member States should explore the use of structural funds to finance national nodes of distributed pan-European RIs. – ESFRI should politically support the roadmap projects by raising awareness among the member states. 16 Expert Group on Assessment The EC has set up an Expert Group on Assessment of the ESFRI projects. This group will assess the financial and managerial maturity of the projects of the ESFRI roadmap. The members of the Expert Group are high level managers expert in setting up and managing RIs The Implementation WG will work together with the this Expert Group and the Strategy Working Groups to assist the implementation of he projects. 17 Cohesion policy 2014-2020 & EU 2020 Commission adopted its proposals 6 October 2011: - Cohesion policy (ERDF, CF & ESF) will focus on Europe 2020 objectives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, along with rural development policy (EAFRD) and maritime and fisheries policy (EMFF), - List of thematic objectives developed around the Europe 2020 headline targets and flagship initiatives - Thematic concentration for maximising impact: minimum shares for research and innovation through ERDF - Ex-ante conditionality, e.g. existence of a Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Commission has adopted “Elements for a Common Strategic Framework 2014 to 2020” for cohesion. Linkages have been clarified with Horizon 2020. Thematic Objectives to Deliver EU 2020 - Strengthening research, technological development and innovation - Enhancing access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies - Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and the fisheries and aquaculture sector (for the EMFF) - Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors - Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management - Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency - Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures - Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility (mainly ESF) - Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty (mainly ESF) - Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning (mainly ESF) - Institutional capacity and efficient public administration (mainly ESF) Smart Specialisation Research & Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS³) will lead to an economic transformation based on 4Cs: - (Tough) Choices: select few priorities on the basis of international specialisation integration on international value chains - Competitive (Constructed) Advantage: mobilize talent by matching Research & Innovation with business needs & capacities - Critical Mass: provide arenas for cross-cutting links between sectors which drive specialised technological diversification; address generic technologies, based on cutting edge research, as well as their exploitation and adaptation to specific sectors - Collaborative Leadership: efficient innovation systems as a collective endeavour based on public-private partnership (quadruple helix) and synergies between funding instruments from the EU, national and regional policies Key Messages Implementation of the projects on the ESFRI roadmap is our highest priority – ESFRI is trying to provide help and best practice, but the MS have to be the major source of funding National roadmapping and priority setting Next ESFRI Roadmap update – In 2-3 years time – Will only be credible if a substantial fraction of the existing roadmap is in implementation (or if we are willing to reprioritise) Horizon 2020 – Significant funding for the RI sector but work is required (smart specialisation strategy) 21 Thank you for your attention!!!