EURESEARCH NEWS 10/2011
The European Commission has released the proposal for Horizon 2020
In this edition, you will find a new column entitled "Brussels view on Horizon 2020". This column, which will continue next year, will provide you with the latest information on Horizon 2020 direct from Brussels.
This edition also contains information on upcoming events in transport, Clean Sky and Marie Curie Actions together with much more information on FP7.
If you are interested in initiating cross-border cooperation, you may be interested in the partnering events to be organised in 2012 in the various thematic areas within the EEN.
There will be no Euresearch News in January but we will back on February 2012.
On behalf of Euresearch, we would like to wish all the best for the festive season.
Brussels view on Horizon 2020
Do you want to know more about the future of European Union (EU) research funding? As the European Advisor for Research at SwissCore in Brussels, I shall be providing information every month on developments relating to Horizon 2020, the brand new proposal for future EU research funding.
FP7, the current funding programme ends on 31 December 2013. From January 2014, EU funding for researchers and their projects will come from a new programme called ‘Horizon 2020’. On 30 November 2011, the European Commission (EC), the body responsible for putting forward new EU programmes released its proposal for Horizon 2020. The EC is proposing a budget of €80 billion for funding projects with a strong focus on societal challenges, innovation and industry participation. Researchers with experience in FP7 will find that many of the familiar funding instruments of FP7 are retained in Horizon 2020 but are often structured in different ways. Actions that have been a success, e.g. Marie Curie Actions (MCA), the European Research Council (ERC) Grants and the thematic collaborative projects within the ‘Cooperation’ programme, will still be available. There are some innovations, e.g. the new financial instruments for industry and SMEs, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) have been integrated into Horizon 2020. The proposals will now be the subject of negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council of the EU prior to adoption. This will involve tough negotiations and possibly many changes to the current proposals. From now on, I will be reporting monthly in this column on the preparations for Horizon 2020. This will help you understand how a Framework Programme comes into being and so pave the way for the success of your future projects in Horizon 2020.
European Advisor for Research
Swiss Contact Office for Research, Innovation and Education
Introduction to EU Research Funding for Newcomers
This workshop provides an ideal introduction to European Research and Innovation Funding. It is targeted at newcomers with no or very limited experience in European Programmes and Initiatives. The workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory.
Date: 25 January 2012
Time: 14.15 - 17.30 hrs
Location: Euresearch Head Office, Effingerstrasse 19, Bern
Organiser: Head Office, Bern
Successful R&D in Europe: 4th European Networking Event
on 8 - 9 March 2012 in Dusseldorf (Germany)
Present your expertise or your idea for European Research projects and meet potential partners to discuss and initiate FP7 R&D projects in parallel sessions (see topics below).
For its 4th event, the Conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and the partner regions of Switzerland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia to find European R&D partners for FP7 projects. The networking event will be structured as parallel partnering sessions with 10-minute presentations on scientific and technological expertise and project ideas. If you wish to present your expertise or project idea, please submit your proposal for a presentation by 17 February 2012.
Small and medium-sized enterprises and universities
Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe
The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe was founded in 2010 by four leading European Associations to act as a key stakeholder for biomedical research in Europe.
The aim of Biomedeurope is to coordinate and unify European medical societies by advocating increased resources for biomedical research at both the national and EU-level. The Association also aims to speak as the common voice for members by seeking to:
• facilitate and improve biomedical research in Europe, increase EU
funding for biomedical research in the Horizon 2020 programme.
• develop a framework for better training and mobility of young
researchers in Europe
• improve public understanding of medical science in Europe
• promote excellence in European biomedical research and
• thereby improve the health and wellbeing of all citizens of Europe.
IMI publishes revised Scientific Research Agenda
The Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI has released the 1st revision of the original Scientific Research Agenda including the additional research priorities that have been identified.
This document defines the key research priorities and so lays the foundation for the content of future calls. In general, “think big” projects will be promoted and the original 10 key research priorities have been complemented by 8 new ones. The 18 key research priorities are listed on the Euresearch website.
Registration now open for Future Match @Cebit
on 6 - 10 March 2012 in Hannover (Germany)
Future Match 2012 at the Information and Communication Technology Fair CeBIT in Hannover is the 14th international brokerage event organised by the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in Europe.
• obtain the latest information on ICT trends and innovations
• promote your products, technologies and know-how
• find commercial and technology partners
• discuss new project ideas
How to participate?
Register for € 110 (+VAT) and provide a profile describing your offer or request. The profiles of all participants will be published on the website. Browse the online catalogue and book meetings with participants in which you are interested.
Conference on Implementation of the RFID Privacy Impact Assessment on 8 February 2012 in Brussels (Belgium)
This conference - part of the 'Towards a coherent European Approach' - will discuss the implementation of the RFID Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Framework developed by industry, endorsed by the EU Data Protection authorities and signed by all key stakeholders.
Participants at the conference (about 120-150 people from the administrations of EU Member States, industry associations and networks and EU/national regulatory agencies) will have the opportunity to comment on the outcomes of the consultations, including the workshops and seminars organised to date in various EU Member States by industry on the adoption of a common European approach to the PIA Framework implementation.
meet@nano International Brokerage Event for Call 2013
on 24 May 2012 in Lausanne
Save the date for your next "scientific speed dating" session for NMP 2013 and the PPPs. The event includes presentations from the Commission on the next call and an insight into Horizon 2020 in NMP and the PPPs.
There will be up to 8 face-to-face meetings at which you can find potential partners for R&D cooperation based on the individual profiles of participants.
Industrial Technologies Conference
on 19 - 21 June 2012 in Aarhus (Denmark)
Save the date for the second conference supported by the European Commission - an opportunity to meet more than 1000 participants!
The event covers nanotechnologies, materials and industrial processes and will show how innovation can boost competiveness and growth by 2020.
Timeline after the Deadline for Environment Calls 2012
The schedules for the one-stage and two-stage proposals are as follows:
Coordinators will receive an invitation to submit a full proposal in December. Evaluation Summary Reports (ESR)are not provided and the deadline for stage two is 15th February.
Evaluation should be finished by the end of December. Successful coordinators will receive notification with an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) from early February. Grant Agreements may be signed from June 2012 onwards.
Save the date
Clean Sky Info Day on 20 January 2012 in Brussels (Belgium)
Prepare for "take off"! Find out how to improve your Clean Sky proposals. An Info Day will take place on 20 January 2012 in Brussels and is open to all potential candidates.
Some of the topics in the Clean Sky Calls can be complex and deserve upfront awareness, presentation and discussion. The programme and registration form will be available shortly on the Clean Sky website. Save the date and check the Clean Sky events page.
Want to get an overview of Clean Sky?
Clean Sky at a Glance brochure (p.16)
Register Now! International Advanced Mobility Forum
on 7 - 8 March 2012 during Geneva Motorshow
Join Euresearch at the Geneva Motorshow where we are the co-organisers of the International Advanced Mobility Forum. The 5th International Advanced Mobility Forum will be held in 2012 alongside the Geneva International Motor Show. This scientific and public forum brings together scientists and key players from the motor industry to discuss individual mobility today and tomorrow.
The main areas under discussion will be:
• Design of new drive train systems and vehicle technologies
• On-board energy storage solutions (battery, compressed gas and
• Adoption of new technologies and their implications for safety
• Human behaviour and adaptability to new systems and solutions
ESA roadmap meeting on non-dependence
on 15 December 2011 at ESTEC (Netherlands)
The European Space Agency (ESA) invites you to a discussion on critical space technologies. The invitation from ESA, the European Commission (EC) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) is directed at national delegations and the space industry.
The draft for comments on the ESA roadmap will help you prepare for this meeting.
Save the date: Future FP7 Space projects
on 28 - 29 February 2012 in Brussels (Belgium)
COSMOS, the network of National Contact Points (NCP) is organising an event on future Space opportunities. It will be held at the Diamant Conference Centre (near Brussels airport).
The event will provide information on the 2013 call and an insight into Horizon2020, including matchmaking sessions. It is particularly oriented towards SMEs and international cooperation with representatives from the relevant nations.
Further Information & Preliminary Agenda
Save the date
Applicant Workshop for Industry-Academia-Partnerships and Pathways 2012 on 22 February 2012 in Bern
If you are planning to submit a proposal for the Call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP as a (future) coordinator based in Switzerland, we should like to invite you to this workshop.
At the workshop, we will work with a specimen proposal, tackle the financial issues and learn the Do's and Don'ts for IAPP coordinators.
Follow-up: The Auditor Always Rings Twice
on 8 November 2011 in Vienna (Austria)
The presence of 250 participants guaranteed lively discussions at the international FP7 Audit Event. If you missed it, you can now download the presentations from the Euresearch website.
Speakers from KPMG (responsible for carrying out most FP7 second-level audits throughout Europe), the EC's External Audit Unit, the European Court of Auditors and a 'competent public officer' carrying out first-level audits at a German university shared their insights and tips for a successful audit.
Partnering at the Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar 2012
on 8 February 2012 in Zurich
Find and meet business partners at the Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar, the partnering and investor conference for Swiss and Nordic biotech and pharmaceutical companies as well as investors.
The Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar brings together biotech and pharmaceutical companies along with investors from Scandinavia and Switzerland for partnering meetings and presentations at plenary sessions. Decision-makers, scientists and developers from the healthcare sector will meet in pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings based on individual needs. Research organisations, investors, start-ups and small to large enterprises can explore transnational technology collaboration, joint innovation projects, commercial partnerships and licensing, patenting, financing and strategic alliances.
For maximum visibility, register your profile as early as possible (deadline is 22 January 2012).
Register now for a Brokerage Event at Mobile World Congress
on 27 - 29 February 2012 in Barcelona (ES)
Find your future cooperation partners at the Mobile World Congress brokerage event, the world's largest mobile technology fair.
How to participate
• Register online and submit your technology profile for the online
• Participants select interesting profiles from the catalogue and request
• If accepted, 30-minute meetings are scheduled in accordance with company availability
• Brokerage event dates: 27, 28, 29 February 2012
• Submission of profiles: 20 January 2012
• Request for meetings: 1 February 2012
Vitagora Matchmaking 2012
on 20 - 21 March 2012 in Dijon (France)
Find and meet business partners at the matchmaking event during Vitagora, the congress where food and health professionals meet.
The matchmaking event will take place at Vitagora, the congress for food and health professionals. In particular, international experts from the sectors nutrition, health and sensory sciences will meet in pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings based on individual needs. Research organisations, start-ups and small to large enterprises can explore transnational technology collaboration, commercial partnerships and licensing, patenting, financing and strategic alliances. In addition, visits to companies in Burgundy will be offered on 22 March to allow further direct contacts.
Further Information (Stanislas Veuthey)
Pre-announcement: IFAT – Technology Dating
on 7 - 11 May 2012 in Munich (Germany)
Find your future business partner at IFAT Technology Dating, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technology.
Technology Dating at IFAT is the perfect venue for discussions on the latest trends and themes in the environmental sector. This unique platform enables small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, large companies and research institutes to share innovative technologies efficiently, initiate cross-border cooperation and find new business partners. Participants can request pre-arranged, face-to-face meetings in line with personal schedules and interests allowing them to make the best possible use of their time at the exhibition. Further information will be announced shortly on www.swisseen.ch/events.
Technology Request of the Month
Precision extrusion of high-performance polymers for heat exchange applications
A Dutch techno-startup, active in the development, assembly and supply of plastic heat exchangers is looking for a manufacturing partner for the internal parts of the exchanger. The internal parts consist of thin walled profiles of high-performance polymers that are extruded to a high specification. Depending on the application of the heat exchanger, different polymers will be selected and dedicated production engineering will be necessary. The aim is to enter into a manufacturing agreement.
Effingerstrasse 19, CH-3008 Bern
Tel: +41 (0)31 380 60 23
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