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  1. 1. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  2. 2. Dr Joanne Coyle InvestNI www.investni.com
  3. 3. Fast Track to Innovation Seizing the Opportunity for Northern Ireland business Dr Joanne Coyle Research & Development Invest NI January 20 2015 Slide 3
  4. 4.  Innovation Support Ecosystem  New – Fast Track to Innovation  SME Funding Opportunities  ProAxsis Ltd  Overview of Support available Welcome
  5. 5. Innovation Support Ecosystem EUROPENATIONAL LOCAL Horizon 2020/ Enterprise Europe Network EU Structural Funds Innovate UK; KTP, SBRI, CRD, Catalysts, Catapults Government Departments (DEL / DETI / DHSSPS / DARD / DCAL) Invest NI Local Authorities HE / FE Other Support Orgs* Public Research Institutes BIS * Includes InterTradeIreland, NISP, MATRIX, Private Sector etc R&D Tax Credits Patent Box Research Councils
  6. 6.  Our role is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation  We work with others to develop the R&D infrastructure in N. Ireland and implement national technology strategies in priority areas  Our role is one of partnering with businesses on the R&D journey  With partner and business contributions we have invested about £100m in innovation projects over the last 5 years  We host the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Northern Ireland  We are a National Contact Point (NCP) for SMEs in Horizon 2020 Invest NI: Some Facts
  7. 7. Models for driving forward Business R&D WORKING DIRECTLY WITH BUSINESSES (Grant for R&D) WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHERS (Horizon 2020; Innovate UK; SFI; HMRC) WORKING AT DEVELOPING INFRASTRUCTURE WORKING WITH BUSINESSES & ACADEMIA FOR COMMERCIALISATION The core focus is on creating productive alliances between Industry and Academia in pursuit of excellent research and a route to market
  8. 8. Gain access national and international networks  Increase their capabilities by tapping into external knowledge and skills Produce better products, processes and services  Are more productive and typically grow faster than non-innovators Get access to new markets and customers Increase turnover and profits Increase their reputation and visibility Have greater options for funding new developments SMEs that take part in Collaborative R&D Projects...
  9. 9. www.investni.com Slide 9 INNOVATIONSUPPORT Developing Capacity Project Definition, TDI, Design Driving new knowledge Competence Centres, Proof of Concept Application of knowledge Open Access Facilities, Collaborative R&D, H2020 Implementation Grant for R&D, KTP, SBRI, Intellectual Property Building Innovation awareness Innovation Vouchers, Innovation Advice Grant for R&D Innovate UK & SFI Patent Box R&D Tax credits EU H2020 R&D Solutions
  10. 10. Aims for Today It’s not about writing a good proposal It’s about defining and implementing an excellent project with EU impact... ....convincing the evaluators & Winning the funding! Understand EU R&D Funding Programmes
  11. 11. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  12. 12. Catherine Pouret ExecutiveAgencyforSMEs www.investni.com
  13. 13. Horizon 2020 for SMEs A recipe for success Cathy POURET - Unit A2 - SME Instrument Belfast – 20/01/2015
  14. 14. Agencies & DGs
  15. 15. EASME History • One of the 6 Executive Agencies of the EU (REA / ERCEA / TEN-T EA / EACEA / EAHC) • Established in December 2003 as the Intelligent Energy Executive Agency (IEEA) • 2007-2013: EACI with Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and Marco Polo • 01/01/2014: EACI became EASME
  16. 16. • Part of Horizon 2020 • COSME (Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) • LIFE (environment and climate actions) • EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund) • Legacy of IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) • Legacy of Eco-innovation EASME Programmes 2014-2020
  17. 17. Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) Pilot
  18. 18. • Strong challenge-based approach, allowing industry applicants* to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions • Emphasis on innovation, with continuing support for R&D • Less prescriptive topics, strong emphasis on expected impact • A strategic approach, with two-year work programmes (that take into account industry concerns and changing business needs) • Focus areas bring together different technologies, along entire innovation chain • Dedicated support through various specific instruments: SME (instrument), FTI Pilot, InnovFin… Industry-friendly Features
  19. 19. Three Priorities of Horizon 2020 Excellent Science (ES) Industrial Leadership (IL) Societal Challenges (SC) Fast Track To Innovation (FTI)
  20. 20. The FTI pilot is the only fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities that is open to all types of participants FTI Pilot - What is it?
  21. 21. Reduce time from idea to market - - last push Increase participation of industry, first-time applicants, SMEs Stimulate private sector investment in R&I FTI Pilot - What is the idea? research demo TRL6 innovation TRL9 fast track funding range € 1-3 million market launch
  22. 22. • Follows bottom-up logic (within SC and LEITs) • One common call, permanently open, 3 cut-offs per year • Time-to-grant 6 months • Funds innovation actions (70%), grant up to €3 mn FTI Pilot – Key Features
  23. 23. • Allows consortia of min. 3, max. 5 members — mandatory industry involvement • Impact criterion has higher weighting in evaluations • Budget: €200 mn for 2015/2016 (100 + 100) — ca. 100 projects with average EU contribution of €2 mn • Future of pilot (beyond 2016) only decided after full evaluation FTI Pilot – Key Features
  24. 24. Mandatory industry involvement can consist in the following: • … either at least 60% of the overall budget of the proposal must be allocated to consortium partner(s) from industry • … or the minimum number of industry participants must be 2 in a consortium of 3 or 4 partners, and 3 in a consortium of 5 partners Proposals shall include a business plan (market development strategy) SMEs and first-time industry applicants particularly welcome FTI Pilot – Industry Involvement
  25. 25. • Topic = Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (bottom-up!) • Call opening: 6/1/2015 • Planned cut-off dates (or "ranking" dates) > funding decision FTI Pilot – Planning and Implementation
  26. 26. • Remote evaluation • At least 4 evaluators per proposal • Balancing knowledge of industry/technology, market, finance and sectors (topics) • Not more than one evaluator from the applicant's country • No consensus meeting • Short standardised feedback • No negotiation (only duration and starting date) FTI Pilot – Evaluation process
  27. 27. Individual evaluation of proposals upon arrival, with particular attention for the following: • 'Impact' is evaluated first and 4 out of 5 is a must ( ~ fast development & market take-up/ wide deployment no more than 3 years after the beginning of the FTI project, business development, growth and job creation…) • 'Excellence' is evaluated second; FTI proposals pursuing technological innovation are expected to have a readiness level of 6 out of 9 (technology demonstrated in relevant environment) • Overall score not below 12 out of 15 FTI Pilot – Evaluation criteria
  28. 28. • Participant Portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/t opics/9096-ftipilot-1-2015.html • Work Programme: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/main/h20 20-wp1415-fast-track_en.pdf FTI Pilot – Useful Information
  29. 29. QUESTIONS? For more information http://ec.europa.eu/easme/sme/ EASME-FTI-Helpdesk@ec.europa.eu Cathy POURET catherine.pouret@ec.europa.eu
  30. 30. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  31. 31. Dr Jane Watkins InnovateUK www.investni.com
  32. 32. SME Participation in Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Dr Jane Watkins
  33. 33. Horizon 2020 - summary 1. Innovative projects (more support for innovation activities) 2. Projects address priorities identified by the Commission’s Work Programme 3. Projects must respond to a call for Proposals 4. Involving partners from multiple countries 5. Reimbursement up to 100 % of eligible costs 6. Co-financed through a Grant Agreement with the European Commission 7. Simplified access, for all companies, universities, etc • Sounds simple!!
  34. 34. Horizon 2020 - getting involved • Does H2020 meet your business needs? • What are the timescales? • Is there a likely ‘home’ for you project? • - Societal Challenges, SME instrument, Eurostars, other EU programmes? • Are you ready to be the Coordinator? How do you find partners? • What are the participation/funding rules? • How do I write and submit a proposal? • The participant portal is collapsed, where can I get support? • What happens if I’m successful?
  35. 35. Targeted Approach • “We would like to apply for Europe Smart award. I note the deadline is only 45 working days away. Please can you send me full details of how to apply ASAP. • I looked at Eurostars but we cannot apply for it as the company has less than 5 full time researchers • Just to double check, is there anything other than the following 3 calls we could apply for: • H2020 ICT 37 • H2020 ICT16 • UK SMART Programme”
  36. 36. Horizon 2020 is different • A strong challenge-based approach, allowing applicants to have considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions • Emphasis on innovation, with continuing support for R&D • Less prescriptive topics, strong emphasis on expected impact • A strategic approach, with two-year work programmes • Focus areas bring together different technologies, along entire innovation chain
  37. 37. Horizon 2020 Priorities Excellent Science  European Research Council  Future & Emerging Technologies  Marie Curie  Research Infrastructures Industrial Leadership  Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies  Access to risk finance  Research and innovation in SME's (SME Instrument) Societal Challenges  Health, demographic change and wellbeing  Food security, sustainable agriculture and the bio- economy  Secure, clean and efficient energy  Smart, green and integrated transport  Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials  Inclusive, innovative and secure societies
  38. 38. SME Instrument – KEY FEATURES • Targeted at all types of innovative SMEs showing a strong ambition to grow (and to develop and internationalize) • Only for profit SMEs allowed to apply for funding (single company support, but collaboration is certainly advisable) • Competitive, EU dimension - only the best ideas pass • Market-oriented, close-to-market activities: 70% co-funding • Entrance in both Phase 1 and 2 • Embedded in societal challenges and key enabling technologies • Evaluators: market perspective • Time to grant*: 400 days in 2008 - > 150 days in 2014
  39. 39. Target Group • Innovative for-profit SMEs showing a strong ambition to develop, grow and internationalise • Single company support is possible or consortium of for-profit SMEs • Highly competitive, market-oriented, EU dimension • Other partners (research providers like universities and research institutes, large companies etc.) can be involved as third parties (subcontractors) • SMEs need to be established in the EU-member states or associated countries
  40. 40. SME instrument ? IDEA continued support throughout the project MARKET Concept & Feasibility Assessment Demonstration Market Replication R&D Commercialisation Idea to concept, risk assessment, technological & commercial feasibility Demonstration, prototyping, testing , market replication, scaling up, miniaturisation, research Quality label for successful projects, access to risk finance, indirect support SME window EU financial facilities
  41. 41. Phase 1: Concept and feasibility assessment Phase 2: R&D, demonstration, market replication Input: Idea/Concept: "Business Plan 1" (~ 10 pages) Activities: Feasibility of concept Risk assessment IP regime Partner search Design study Pilot application etc. Output: elaborated "Business plan 2" Input: "Business plan 2" plus description of activities under Phase 2 (~ 30 pages) Activities: Development, prototyping, testing, piloting, miniaturisation, scaling-up, market replication, research Output: "investor-ready Business plan 3" Lump sum: 50.000 € ~ 6 months No direct funding Phase 3: Commercialisation 1-3 (5) M€ EC funding ~ 12 to 24 months Promote instrument as quality label for successful projects Facilitate access to risk finance Support via networking , training, information, addressing i.a. IP management, knowledge sharing, dissemination SME window in the EU financial facilities (debt facility and equity facility) Possible connection to PPC (and PPI?)
  42. 42. Specific Calls • BG-12-2015-1: Supporting SMEs efforts for the development - deployment and market replication of innovative solutions for blue growth • BIOTEC-5b-2015-1: SME boosting biotechnology-based industrial processes driving competitiveness and sustainability • DRS-17-2015-1: Critical infrastructure protection topic 7: SME instrument topic: Protection of Urban soft targets and critical infrastructures • ICT-37-2015-1: Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme (implemented through the SME instrument) • INSO-10-2015-1: SME business model innovation • INSO-9-2015-1: Innovative mobile e-government applications by SMEs • IT-1-2015-1: Small business innovation research for Transport • NMP-25-2015-1: Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs • PHC-12-2015-1: Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices • SC5-20-2015-1: Boosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supply of raw materials • SFS-08-2015-1: Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing • SIE-01-2015-1: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for a low carbon energy system • Space-SME-2015-1: SME Instrument
  43. 43. Submission Dates • Rolling programme so no fixed deadline •17th December 2014 •18th March 2015 •17th June 2015 •17th September 2015 •16th December 2015 • Evaluation begins at submission, not closing date, so submit early to get a less stressed evaluator –80% of submissions to first call were in last 48 hours
  44. 44. Evaluation • Three Criteria –Excellence –Impact (1.5. times weighted for SME Instrument) –Quality and Efficiency of the Implementation • Scores out of 5 • Phase 1 –At least 4 out of 5 for each criteria –Threshold is at least a total of 13 points • Phase 2 –Impact must be at least 4 out of 5 (and is assessed first) –Threshold is at least a total of 12 points
  45. 45. Evaluator’s Perspective • Tell a gripping story –First two pages are critical, difficult to recover from a bad first impression • Demonstrate that you know your user –Why are they going to buy (i.e. pay real cash) your product? –What is going to make them change the way they do things now? • Show you have the business expertise not just technical –It’s not a mechanism to fund a hobby –Include the CVs of sales manager types • How is this going to make money? –This is a business plan not a research proposal, think of it as Dragon’s Den
  46. 46. First Phase 1 Submission June 14 cut off • 2602 eligible applications received, 317 (12%) were evaluated above threshold. • Based on the positively evaluated applications per topic 155 projects could be funded (6%) – 49% of applications above threshold were funded due to budget constraints • 105 out of 155 (68%) of the SMEs reportedly are newcomers to Framework Programmes. • Countries with highest success rate were: – Ireland (20%), Austria (15%), UK (11%), Israel (10%) and Spain (9%)
  47. 47. • The Commission received 1,944 proposals by the second cut-off date of Phase 1. • 237 received an evaluation score above the application threshold and 75% have been selected for funding. • Together with the first selection round earlier this year, Spanish SMEs have been particularly successful in Phase 1 with 71 beneficiaries in total accepted for funding, followed by firms from Italy (58) and the UK (46). SME Instrument Phase 1 September 24th 2014 cut off
  48. 48. SME Instrument Phase 2 October 9th 2014 cut off The Commission received 580 project proposals involving 785 SMEs by the first cut-off date of Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument programme Phase 2 (9 October 2014). Evaluation by independent experts showed that 132 of the proposals met the evaluation standard. 60 (45.45%) have been selected for funding. UK companies (10 participants) on track to receive over €17 million. They are closely followed by France, the Netherlands and Spain, which actually has the biggest number of single beneficiaries (12). The biggest number of proposals came from Italy - 70, followed by Spain – 69 and United Kingdom with 61 proposals. Of the applications received, 78% were submitted by a single company. In total 785 SMEs are participating in this cut-off.
  49. 49. H2020 SME Instrument – Lesson Learned Most of the non-selected proposals were: 1. Too much focused on the project and not enough on the business opportunity; 2. Not convincing when describing the company (you have to explain why your company will succeed and not your competitor); 3. Not providing enough information on competing solutions; 4. Having a too low level of innovation, planning to develop a product that already exists on the market; 5. Proposing just an idea without any concept for its commercialisation; 6. Just trying their luck (the SME Instrument is not a lottery!).
  50. 50. Contact details Dr Jane Watkins UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for SMEs Email:NCP-SME@innovateuk.gov.uk • Tel: +44(0)7500051146 • IF YOU WISH TO BE KEPT INFORMED ABOUT EUROPEAN HORIZON 2020 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST ON www.h2020uk.org
  51. 51. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  52. 52. Dr Lorraine Martin ProAxsisLtd www.investni.com
  53. 53. Horizon 2020: SME Instrument Case Study Dr Lorraine Martin Chief Executive Officer Co-founder Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  54. 54.  Background  Technology & Innovation  Roadmap to commercialisation  Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument  Primary considerations  Proposal preparation & submission  Award & grant agreement preparation  Tangible Benefits ProAxsis: On the fast track Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  55. 55. Technology: Identification of an active problem Cancer Heart Disease Infection Respiratory Disease Diagnostic and prognostic value: Drug targets and Biomarkers of disease activity Active proteases are of biomedical and pharmaceutical importance e.g. No tools available in the clinic or home to monitor predictive spikes of protease activity Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  56. 56. Innovative solutions to an active problem Protease-Tag PROTEASE PROTEASE PROTEASE PROTEASE ProteaseTagsTM Inactivate a specific protease and may be used as tools to detect and quantify the activity of a single protease species within a complex biological sample Protease-TagTM Technology: Novel and rapid method of detecting active protease biomarkers • Potential to be incorporated into a number of technology platforms • Multi-analyte • Product pipeline
  57. 57. Roadmap to commercialisation Proof of Concept Awards; £100K x2 Confidence in Concept £100K Commercial Development Award £118K 2008 2012 2013 2009 Spin-out Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  59. 59. Horizon 2020 – Identify a call  Call ID PHC 12 -2014/15: Clinical validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices  Developing a test for use at point of care for a chronic disease of significant burden across Europe and globally  Phase 1: ENABLE: Establishment of a Neutrophil elastase Activity home test for the Better management and treatment of Lung Exacerbations  Phase 2: MONITOR: Measurement Of Neutrophil elastase In the management and Treatment Of chronic Respiratory disease
  60. 60.  Evaluate preparation time/effort vs tangible benefits  Direct benefits:  Phase 1: €50K (70% funding), lump sum for “deliverable” to progress a work package  Indirect benefits:  PR, exposure, heightened profile  “Deliverable” pump primes Phase 2 application: £M (100% funding)  Get some feedback Invest NI Primary considerations H2020 Advisors Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  61. 61. Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015 Start the process – Registration  Never too early to register with the Participants Portal  Personal info, company info, financials ******** ********
  62. 62. Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015  However, some things can be left . . .  E.g. LEAR validation  If in doubt - ask  Acquire PIC number ****** * Start the process – PIC Number
  63. 63. Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015 Proposal preparation  Follow the instructions!  Proposal submission document (electronic)  Proposal in 2 parts – sections 1-3 & 4-5 (separate documents)  Read the questions and address each point  Be careful with jargon and clearly note abbreviations  Consider impact - think outside the box  European application – use Euro’s for markets and compile as much cross-Europe data as possible  Think carefully about task list – follow guidance  Get feedback
  64. 64. Submission Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  65. 65. Receipt of Award – Award Letter Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  66. 66. Receipt of Award - Evaluation Summary Report Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015  Total score (out of 15.00; threshold 13.00)  Criterion 1  Impact (threshold 4.00/5.00)  Criterion 2  Excellence (threshold 4.00/5.00)  Criterion 3  Quality & efficiency of implementation (threshold 4.00/5.00)  Final assessment:  Proposal content corresponds, wholly or in part to the topic description against which it is submitted, in the relevant work programme part?  Status – YES/NO
  67. 67.  All validations need to be completed  Financial identification form  Legal entity  Confirmation of private company, VAT, current appointments etc  LEAR (Legal entity appointed representative)  Declaration of honour  Part B: merging of sections 1-3 and 4-5 to a single document exc task list (inputted separately) Grant Agreement preparation stage Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  68. 68. Summary of Process CALL ID Registration Proposal Preparation Submission Grant Agreement Preparation Validations Signing off Transfer of % funds Receipt of award letter Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  69. 69. Tangible benefits & PR  Horizon 2020 SME Instrument  €50K lump sum to support the building of resources for the preparation of Phase 2; no detailed financial accounting  Familiarity with the portal and process, prior to submission of larger phase 2  PR and company exposure  Press releases  Twitter Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  70. 70. • British Influence @britinfluence Sep 18 @ProAxsis Congratulations on securing an EU SME Instrument grant! http://bit.ly/1o5aEiM http://bit.ly/UuYHtQ • Stratified Medicine retweeted a Tweet you were mentioned in Sep 22: @EU_Commission announce @ProAxsis secured an EU SME Instrument #grant! Sending our congrats! http://bit.ly/1o5aEiM http://bit.ly/UuYHtQ • Sep 23: Congratulations to Dr Lorraine Martin @QUBPharmacy on being among the first to receive a EU SME Instrument grant. • H2020 SME Instrument @H2020SME Oct 16 #H2020 #SMEinstrument project: ENABLE Neutrophil elastase activity home test for better treatment of lung exacerbations by @ProAxsis, UK • MRC Impact @MRCeVal Nov 14 New @MRCcomms spin outs inc @ProAxsis from @QueensUBelfast voted one of NI promising tech companies http://bit.ly/1xWRZLI #researchfish • H2020 SME Instrument @H2020SME Dec 4 #H2020 #SMEinstrument project: ENABLE Neutrophil elastase activity home test for better treatment of lung exacerbations by @ProAxsis UK
  71. 71. Tangible benefits & PR  Horizon 2020 SME Instrument  €50K lump sum to support the building of resources for the preparation of Phase 2; no detailed financial accounting  Familiarity with the portal and process, prior to submission of larger phase 2  PR and company exposure  Press releases  Twitter  Linkedin contacts  Potential opportunities for collaboration Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  72. 72. On the Horizon  Horizon 2020 SME Instrument  Completion of Phase 1 deliverable  Clinical validation & regulatory approval of PoC test  Phase 2 preparation & submission Fast Track to Innovation Seminar – 20 Jan 2015
  73. 73. CONTACT Dr Lorraine Martin ProAxsis Ltd 63 University Road Belfast BT7 1NF Phone: +44 (0)2890 975711 Email: lorraine.martin@proaxsis.com www.proaxsis.com Follow on Twitter @proaxsis
  74. 74. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  75. 75. Graham Mobbs InnovateUK www.investni.com
  76. 76. EUREKA Eurostars Graham M Mobbs European Operations Manager InnovateUK
  77. 77. The Eurostars Programme is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to R&D performing SMEs. Short lead-time (14 WEEKS from cut-off date to funding decision) Projects funded by the respective partners national funding bodies UK – Innovate UK EUREKA Eurostars
  78. 78. Eurostars countries © EUREKA Secretariat 2014
  79. 79. • Consortium leader is an R&D-performing SME • At least 2 partners from 2 different Eurostars participating countries • Project duration is no more than 36 months • Market introduction is foreseen within 2 years after project ends. • Research-performing SMEs undertake minimum 50% of total R&D cost • No single country or project partner is responsible for more than 75% of the project costs • No restriction on thematic area [except military] and project managed from the bottom up • Partners in a Consortium must be separate legal and non-linked entities EUREKA Eurostars Project Eligibility Criteria
  80. 80. EUREKA Eurostars UK Partner Eligibility In the UK R & D Intensive SME’s are eligible for funding. Large companies, RTOs and Universities can participate in Eurostars projects, but must source alternative funding. • Trading for at least 12 months. • VAT registered - Maintain up to date “books” or management accounts sufficient to generate a Profit and Loss account. • Revenue generation from commercial operations and/or investment to cover non- grant funding – at the time of application. • Sub-contract must not exceed 20% of UK Participant Project costs. • Projects must be managed by (R)SME, not subcontracted. Single entities cannot lead a project. • Funding level 60% of eligible costs – up to €360K • Maximum grant €360K per UK partner
  81. 81. Application: links to additional information © EUREKA Secretariat 2014
  82. 82. Next Closing Dates March 5th 2015 September 17th 2015 Websites EUREKA Eurostars www.eurostars-eureka.eu UK Information www.h2020uk.org
  83. 83. InnovateUK - Other EU Programmes Active and Assistive Living – Annual Call ECSEL – Annual Call Eranets - 2015 Era-IB Bio-Eranet Marine Eranet Solar Eranet
  84. 84. Graham M Mobbs - Eurostars NPC Innovate UK Switch: +44 (0)1793 442700 Mobile: +44 (0)7824 599585 Email: graham.mobbs@innovateuk.gov.uk
  85. 85. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  86. 86. Dr Suzanne Miller-Delaney IrishUniversitiesAssociation www.investni.com
  87. 87. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Dr Suzanne Miller-Delaney Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme Officer
  88. 88. Horizon 2020 © European Union, 2013
  89. 89. • All areas of research are covered including STEM subjects & the social sciences, humanities & economic sciences. • International, Intersectoral & Interdisciplinary mobility. • Strong focus on career development of the researcher. • €6.2 billion budget in Horizon 2020. Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions
  90. 90. Develop R&I base Access to expertise & facilities Access to funding Access to people Reasons for companies to get involved No % co-financing required
  91. 91. 1. European Training Networks (ETN) 2. European Industrial Doctorates (EID) 3. Research & Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 4. Individual Fellowships (IF)
  92. 92. 1. European Training Networks Be part of a pan-European inter-sectoral consortium of organisations implementing a research training programme for Masters’ and/or PhD students.
  93. 93. European Training Network (ETN) min. of 3 beneficiaries in 3 MS/AC non-academic sector participation essential Secondments to other beneficiaries / partners up to 30% of researcher recruitment max. 15 PhDs €317 million Cut off scores for funding typically 93 marks out of 100 mobility: not >12 months in the previous 3 years in country of recruiting host Options: 1. Coordinate Application & Host Researcher(s) 2. Host researcher(s) 3. Partner 9.4% EU Success Rate
  94. 94. Funded ETN 2014 Project: REMEDIATE – “Improved decision-making in contaminated land site investigation and risk assessment €3.9 million 14 Partner Organisations (1 each from US and CA) QUB (UK/NI) DCU (IE) Cranfield University (UK) Univ. Duisburg- Essen (DE) Tech. Univ. Dortmund (DE) Copenhagen Univ. (DK) Univ. of Torino (IT) Supren GMBH IWW Zentrum Wasser T.E. Laboratories
  95. 95. 2. European Industrial Doctorates Partner with at least one academic organisation in another EU country to deliver a research training programme for PhD students where the students spend at least 18 months working within your organisation, earning a PhD from the academic organisation.
  96. 96. European Industrial Doctorate (EID) min. of 2 beneficiaries in 2 MS/AC ≥ 50% of researcher time at non-academic sector 2 beneficiaries: 5 PhDs 3+ beneficiaries: 15 PhDs mobility: not >12 months in the previous 3 years in country of recruiting host €25 million Options: 1. Coordinate Application & Host Researcher(s) 2. Host researchers 3. Partner Cut off scores for funding typically 93 marks out of 100 18.8% EU Success Rate
  97. 97. Funded EID 2014 Project: MET-A-FOR – “Metabolomic analysis for the forensic detection of drugs of abuse in performance and food producing animals ” €820k No Partner Organisations QUB (UK/NI) Irish Laboratory Diagnostics Services Ltd. (IE)
  98. 98. • Researcher: fully funded salary €39,000 salary €44,000 with family allowance • Institutions / organisations: *Research, training & networking costs €1,800 per mth *Management & indirect costs €1,200 per mth *These costs are usually apportioned to the consortium members appropriately by the coordinator of the program. WHAT IS FUNDED?
  99. 99. 3. Research & Innovation Staff Exchange Exchange researchers & support staff with organisations within & outside Europe, & participate in consortium networking events. Objective: Promoting transfer of knowledge between countries & sectors • Research programme executed by exchange of “staff” around the consortium • Networking activities
  100. 100. <4 yrs experience Managerial Staff 2014 EU Success rate: 43% Staff Secondments for a period of 1-12 months RISE Actively in or linked to research/innovation activities for at least 6 mths prior to secondment PhD or >4 yrs experience Technical Staff Administrative Staff Max project duration of 4 yrs / 540 person months Research & Innovation Staff Exchange
  101. 101. RISE University of Ulster (UK) INSA Lyon (FR)WIT (IE) Southern Health & Social Care Trust (UK) Intelesens Ltd. (UK) SD Informatics Ltd. (HR) ++ + + Example European Consortium Highest Ranked Application in 2014 ‘WASTCArD’ - Wrist & arm sensing technologies for cardiac arrhythmias detection… AcademicNon-academic
  102. 102. • Researcher: no salary funded • €2,000 allowance per month • Institutions / organisations: *Research, training & networking costs €1,800 per mth *Management & indirect costs €700 per mth *These costs are usually apportioned to the consortium members appropriately by the coordinator of the program. WHAT IS FUNDED?
  103. 103. 4. Individual Fellowships Bring a researcher from abroad into your organisation by applying with them for a Fellowship (1-2 years’ duration). Alternatively, partner with an Irish higher education institution on an application – the researcher would spend 3 to 6 months of their fellowship with you. Options: 1. Attract a researcher to your organisation 2. Send a researcher outside Europe & host them at your organisation on their return 3. Host a researcher for secondment periods during their fellowship
  104. 104. Individual Fellowships Objective: Promoting transfer of knowledge between countries & sectors • Personal fellowships • Post-PhD level / > 4 yrs FT research experience • Fully-funded • Academic or non-academic host • Minimum duration 1 year • Success rates 10-15%
  105. 105. Individual Fellowships European Fellowships Global Fellowships 1 – 2 years cannot apply in a country where you have lived for >12 months in the 3 years before the Call deadline 2 – 3 years (incl. 12 months back in Europe) + Reintegration Panel + Career Restart Panel
  106. 106. WHAT IS FUNDED? • Researcher: fully funded salary €55,000 p.a. €60,000 p.a. with family allowance • Institutions / organisations: Research, training & networking costs €800 per mth Management & indirect costs €650 per mth
  107. 107. CALL FUNDS: CLOSING DATE Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Postgraduate Training Programs 1. European Industrial Doctorate 2. European Training Networks 3. European Joint Doctorate Jan-2016 Research & Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Intersectoral / international secondments across a network pursuing joint research project. 28-Apr-2015 Individual Fellowships (IF) Post PhD level 1. European Fellowships 2. Global Fellowships 10-Sep-2015
  108. 108. http://www.iua.ie/irish-marie-curie-office Email: mariecurie@iua.ie Phone:(01) 6764948
  109. 109. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com
  110. 110. Paul Matthews InvestNI www.investni.com
  111. 111. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Horizon 2020 Support Paul Matthews (Invest NI)
  112. 112. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› • Talk to us about your research needs. • Think strategically, look medium to long term. • Successful participation is often a process so be prepared - join networks, be open to collaboration, come to information sessions. • Start early – read the calls here: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/h2020-sections • Register as an evaluator. What Next?
  113. 113. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Invest NI H2020 Innovation Voucher • Helping SMEs to work with a knowledge provider in their field to engage in Horizon 2020 • SME applies directly to Invest NI • £4000 (€5000) voucher to support SMEs to, e.g., • Understand structures • Build consortia • Prepare their contribution to proposals • http://www.investni.com/innovation-vouchers.html
  114. 114. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› Eligible Costs (circa 50%) • Labour • Consultancy Fees • Legal Advice Project Definition • Travel Invest NI Support for H2020 R&D Applications
  115. 115. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› H2020 travel scheme • North /South collaborators •£500 for travel/accommodation within Ireland. •£350 for travel/ accommodation in Europe http://www.intertradeireland.com/horizon2020/funding_supports/ Contact: Carrie Small - carrie.small@intertradeireland.com InterTrade Ireland
  116. 116. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› • Invest NI can help to identify most appropriate funding scheme. • Advice on UK / EU funding rules/eligibility. • Help to find the right partners through Enterprise Europe Network www.enterpriseeuropeni.com and Brussels office. • Expert guidance from NI Contact Point (NICP) network for Horizon 2020. http://www.detini.gov.uk/nicp_guide.pdf Non-Financial support
  117. 117. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› • EU Funding and Policy Information services  Early Intelligence on EU calls (EU Funding Briefs)  EU R&D and Innovation Policy Monitoring (Brussels Bulletin) • Project Development Support  Partner searches  Organisation of meetings with the EC, potential partners • EU Networking activities & profiling the Region  Relations with EC officials  Build strategic links with other regions, networks  Organise Events to showcase Northern Ireland expertise Invest NI EU R&D Liaison Service in Brussels Farha Brahmi
  118. 118. IRT Teams | Sept 08 | ‹#›Title of the presentation | Date |‹#› NICP network Ciaran Prunty - Engineering - c.prunty@qub.ac.uk Dominic McLarnon - Energy - D.Mclarnon@ulster.ac.uk Dr Shirley Davey - Connected Health - s.davey@ulster.ac.uk Patricia McCrory - Health - p.mccrory@qub.ac.uk Dr Inmaculada Higueras - Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences- i.higueras@qub.ac.uk Dr Dajana Dzanovic – ICT - d.dzanovic@qub.ac.uk Dr Stefano Pozzi Mucelli - ICT - s.mucelli@qub.ac.uk Dr David McCleery - Agri-Food - David.McCleery@afbini.gov.uk Dr Joanne Coyle – UK (NCP) for SMEs - joanne.coyle@investni.com Paul Matthews – SMEs - paul.matthews@investni.com Caroline Barry - Environment - caroline.barry@doeni.gov.uk Farha Brahmi – Brussels R&D Exec – tpfarha.brahmi@investni.com
  119. 119. Horizon 2020 & Fast Track to Innovation www.investni.com