HORIZON 2020 Writing Successful Collaborative Projects Pillars 2 and 3 Be prepared for H2020 Background. Horizon2020 is taking shape and a final agreement will most likely in November be reached on Establishing Horizon 2020, Rules for Participation and Dissemination; and the Specific Programme H2020. Beside these documents the following important documents are already in draft available: Work Programmes 2014-2015 Template Project Proposal Technology Readiness Levels Despite the increased budget, the competition in H2020 is expected to be even fiercer than in FP7 and this requires a thorough preparation by researchers and support staff. The H2020 Specific Programme supports the Europe 2020 strategy through 3 priorities. The 3 priorities or pillars are complementary to each other and are implemented in a coherent way. Each pillar is driven by a different group of stakeholders and has its own focus: Pillar 1 Excellent Science: agenda is set by the scientific community; Pillar 2 Industrial Leadership, driven by the business agenda, to accelerate the development of new technologies which will underpin future business and economic growth; Pillar 3 Societal Challenges: policy driven and addresses the major societal challenges identified in Europe 2020 policy strategy. These challenges require breakthrough solutions which must have the necessary scale and scope and represent major economic opportunities for innovative companies. The new structure of H2020, through its Strategic Programme, has important cross-cutting actions. Across pillars 2 and 3 focus areas will implement specific actions which aim to generate major technological breakthroughs and which will be implemented through the 2014-2015 work programmes. The new structure of H2020 will generate new challenges in writing a successful project proposal. Furthermore, the introduction and use of Technology Readiness Levels (TRL’s), addressing the whole innovation chain, is a new element within H2020. 2. Outcome Participants will: - Gain a detailed understanding of: the current proposals concerning H2020, the focus areas 2014-2016, scope and nature of the topics in the calls, Technology Readiness Levels and finally how to relate this back to the EU’s sectoral policies; - Be able to address the whole innovation chain within one single project; Gain insight in the practical implications of the above mentioned key elements of H2020. - Based on a YR-model roadmap, be able to determine the strategy of and plan actions of interest to their organization. - Be able to take essential actions to be prepared for the first calls of H2020. 3. Who should attend? The workshop will be of value for research directors, researchers planning to coordinate a H2020 project and support staff. Group size is limited to promote exchange between participants and trainers. 4. Methodology The seminar will be in English. The workshop is highly interactive and periods of discussions are included. Each participant will receive an extensive guide with information on the topics listed in the programme. 5. Trainers Lotte Jaspers, Mette Skraastad PhD, and/or Aya van den Kroonenberg, PhD are partners of Yellow Research. They have extensive experience in running EU workshops and in pre-submission review of EU projects and work or have worked as invited expert for the EC. 6. Programme 9:00 Part I Overview of H2020 Structure H2020: Implementation H2020 through strategic & work programmes Priority setting of calls The new evaluation criteria and their impact Coffee & tea break Bridging last calls FP7 to first calls H2020 From Excellent Science to Strong Impact Changes in project drafting between FP7 and H2020; the new project template Part II Group Task: Inventory of the implications for participation in H2020 12.0012.45 Lunch Break Part III Part IV 15.30 16.00 Group Task: Mapping your research agenda with H2020 (individual/organisational) Positioning research: Where to submit and why Where are you in the innovation chain Influencing the priority setting of calls Implementation The new rules for participation: IPR, financial reimbursement and management Wrap up: Individual questions and answers End of course 7. Date, Location, Contact Date Time Location Booking Contact 28. November 2013 9.00 – 16.00 hrs University of Stavanger, Arne Rettedals hus, AR V-101 Kyrre.email@example.com Kyrre Aas The Workshop addresses the most recent developments of H2020 with specific focus on pillars II and III. Subsequent H2020 workshops will be organized in 2013 and 2014. If you have specific topics that you wish to be addressed, please inform our contact person.