HORIZON 2020 The New EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020 Dinos Alevizopoulos ACCA Patras 08 May 2014
Content • The way to H2020: From FP7 to the final decision; • The H2020 in a nutshell; • Key challenges of the H2020; • Participation; • The participant portal.
The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020: • Key challenge: stabilise the financial and economic system while taking measures to create economic opportunities Smart & inclusive growth (€451 billion) Sustainable growth, natural resources (€373 billion) Security and citizenship (€16 billion) Global Europe (€58 billion) Administration (€61.6 billion) HORIZON 2020 Competitive Business SMEs Education, Youth, Sport Connecting Europe Cohesion TOTAL €960 billion
Horizon 2020 is the largest funding programme for research and innovation worldwide with a budget of €79,4 billion; Horizon 2020 will finance all types of organisations – Industry, Research Organisations, SMEs and Universities - and will cover the whole research & innovation cycle from basic research to demonstration projects until the entry of a product or service on the market; Horizon 2020 is not only the largest, but also the most ambitious R&D funding programme the EU has ever seen. H2020 main features
What is Horizon 2020 • A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area: • Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth; • Addressing people’s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment; • Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology.
Investment in R&D is part of the solutionto exit from the economic crises
Three priorities • Excellent science • Industrial leadership • Societal challenges
Priority 1. Excellent science • Why: • World class science is the foundation of tomorrow’s technologies, jobs and wellbeing • Europe needs to develop, attract and retain research talent • Researchers need access to the best infrastructures
Priority 2. Industrial leadership • Why: • Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation • Europe needs more innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create growth and jobs
Priority 3. Societal challenges • Why: • Concerns of citizens and society/EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport, etc) cannot be achieved without innovation
Innovation, • Simplification • and Coherence • Rules for participation: Three main objectives Innovation RfP Horizon 2020 Simplification Coherence
A single set of rules Covering all H2020 research and innovation actions EU FinancialRegulation Specific rules for participation EU FinancialRegulation Specific rules for participation Keeping flexibility where needed. etc.
Time to grant: speeding up the process • A maximum TTG of 8 months 3 monthsfor signature of GA • Some exceptions apply
Simplification on the Funding rate One project = One rate for research actions • For all beneficiaries and activities in the grant. • Defined in the Work Programme: • Up to 100 % of the eligible costs for research actions; • Up to 70 % for innovation actions (exception for non-profit organisations – up to 100%). Disclaimer: Information not legally binding
Simplification on Indirect Cost 20% ? 60% ? Real ? Simplified? Simplifying project management and removing recurrent errors. Single model: 25 % Flat Rate Disclaimer: Information not legally binding
Simplification: summary • Single set of rules; • New balance between trust and control; • Single funding rate; • Single flat rate for indirect cost; • Successful applicants to get working more quickly.
Horizon 2020 calls (2014-2020) FP7 & CIP calls (2007-2013) Other calls not directlymanagedthrough the Participant Portal
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ADDITIONAL INFO: Participant Portal At: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html Horizon 2020 Documents http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html Horizon 2020 On-line Manual http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/guide.html# Questions? Research Enquiry Service http://ec.europa.eu/research/enquiries
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