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
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
- 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
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
Lunch Break
Part III
Part IV
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
 The new rules for participation: IPR, financial
reimbursement and management
Wrap up: Individual questions and answers
End of course
7. Date, Location, Contact
28. November 2013
9.00 – 16.00 hrs
University of Stavanger, Arne Rettedals hus,
AR V-101
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.