EU-FP7 NCP-Taiwanwww.ncp-taiwan.ntust.edu.tw CEO Professor Yong-Chie Heng
Agenda • NCP-Taiwan’s objectives Introduction of FP7 & NCP Project Execution Plan NCP-Taiwan team members Conclusion
NCP-Taiwan’s objectives • To carry out National Science Council’s mission of reaching out to the global R/D communities, in this case, the European Union’s Framework Program (EU-FP). • To build then strengthen the relationship with the EU-FP7. • To inform and assist academic and industrial communities in Taiwan about EU-FP7 programs and furthermore to take part in many of the EU-FP7 projects in Europe. • To help to build further NCPs in Taiwan when needed and train qualified staffs for them when required. • Above all, the EU-FP7 NCP-Taiwan office is a service oriented organization.
FP7 Introduction • Framework Program started from 1984, and FP7 is the 7th program. It lasts for seven years from 2007 until 2013. • The program has a total budget of over € 50 billion. • The program aims to strengthen the innovation ability of EU, and provides funding and collaborative services for the researchers in Member States. • FP7’s short-term objective is to establish the “European Research Area (ERA)”, and become the "most dynamic competitive knowledge-based economy in the world as its long-term objective.
From FP5 to FP7 7 years 50 182 M€ COOPERATION Recherche collaborative Project: consortium Network of excellence Joint technologies initiatives ERA-NET Plus 4 years 17 500 M€ 4 years 13 700 M€ Integrating Network of excellence Integrated project ERA-NET Mobility & infrastructures IDEAS European Research Council Project Consortium Structuring Infrastructures, Mobilité Innovation, INCO ~+ 9,8% per year ~+ 40 % per year PEOPLE Marie Curie Actions Accompanying Measures Innovation, INCO StrengtheningERA CAPACITIES Infrastructures, SMEs International Cooperation OTHERS Euratom, JRC (EC)
What is a NCP (National Contact Point)? • The main tasks of NCP is to inform and assist potential participants and contractors in ongoing EU-FP projects. • NCPs have been set up in all Member States and Associated Countries worldwide. • 1262 NCPs in EU Member States and associated states, and 233 NCPs in third countries. • The existing NCP systems in Member States and Associated Countries show a wide variety of organizational structures.
The organization of NCPs in U.K., France and Germany Lower Flexibility Higher Flexibility Centralized Decentralized • NCP in U.K. is a decentralised network, ministries join the programs separately based on their own assessments. Higher flexibility but a bit difficult to integrate resources. • NCPs in Germany are generally ruled by the government to involve in FP projects. Well structured, but lesser flexibility. • France seems to take the middle approach. • The number of NCPs: in UK:37; France: 67; Germany: 79.
NCP-Taiwan Information Participation Coordinators EU NCP networks NSC-International Cooperation Coordinate and integrate research project in Taiwan NCP provides inf. of EU research at National level NCP-Taiwan EU’s specific research themes NCP Taiwan Website scientific and technological experts from industrial, official, academic, and research communities
NCP-Taiwan Project Execution Plan(1/2) • Establish offices in Northern, Middle and Southern Taiwan. Northern Taiwan office serves as the HQ office. • Hold NCP council meeting: invite NSC, MoEA, MoE and PIs of National Research Programs. • Set up the portal for NCP-Taiwan. • Inform, raise awareness, advise, assist and train: • Domestic conferences for introduce EU-FP programme. • Planning and implementing activities on training information experts of EU-FP program. • Conferences on FP7 Competition and Cooperation Strategy research
NCP-Taiwan Project Execution Plan(2/2) • Find EU partners • Visiting EU’s research institutes for collaboration opportunities. • Holding conferences on Taiwan-EU scientific and technological collaboration • Attending EU’s INFO-DAY • Holding meetings for National Research Programs and focused universities on FP’s information. • Help to realize actual FP7 project participation.
Promoting Taiwan’s National Research Programs to join FP7 Budget of National Research Programs is NTD 15 billion per year, with a total budget of around NTD 105 billion during 7 years period, which is about 4% of the total budget of FP7. 12
Team Introduction • PI：Jeng-Ywan Jeng • Dean of R&D Office at NTUST • Professor of Mech Engineering Department at NTUST • Dr. of Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University • CEO： Yong-Chie HENG • CEO, Taiwan Building Technology Center at NTUST • Former Vice President of Motorola Inc. U.S.A. • Dr. of Wireless Communications at University of Wales, U.K. • CO-PI： Wei-Chung Wang Professor • Dean of International Affairs at NTHU • Dr. of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Iowa State University • CO-PI：Hua-Mei Liu Professor • Vice professor of Management Institute at NTUST • Dr. of Law at Munich University • CO-PI：Yon-hua Tzeng • Dean of R&D Office at NCTU • Professor of Microelectronics Department at NCTU • Dr. of Mechanical Engineering at TEXAS TECH University
Top capacity Best team Excellent partners Full support Conclusion
The best service platform Bring Taiwan research energy into the European R&D framework platform, initiate the best achievements of the international cooperation.