The European Union’s 7th Research
Framework Programme:
EU-China Relations in S&T
Opportunities for further collaboration
Philippe Vialatte, EU Delegation to China
Event on Opportunities with Europe,
At EC2, 30 August 2011
[email protected]
EU Policy context
 Europe 2020:
 smart, sustainable, inclusive growth
 7 flagship initiatives: innovation (Innovation Union), education, digital society,
climate-energy-mobility, competitiveness, employment-skills, fighting poverty
 Innovation Union Flagship strategy
 A strategic and integrated approach to research and innovation
 Putting in place the key conditions to make Europe attractive for research and
innovation
 Focus on major challenges and aiming at competitiveness and jobs
 Horizon 2020 under preparation: to implement Innovation Union
 Current trends for EU-China S&T:
Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement
 More strategic cooperation: Benefit of EU / win-win
 Equal partnership, Co-funding
 Project / programme-level cooperation
 task-forces (e.g. FAB) to discuss common priorities for Research
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EU research: the story so far
1952: ECSC treaty; first projects started March 1955
1957: Euratom treaty; Joint Research Centre set up
1983: ESPRIT programme (ICT)
1984: First Research Framework Programme (1984-1987)
1987: Second Research Framework Programme (1987-1991)
1990: Third Research Framework Programme (1990-1994)
1994: Fourth Research Framework Programme (1994-1998)
1998: Fifth Research Framework Programme (1998-2002)
2002: Sixth Research Framework Programme (2002-2006)
2007: Seventh Research Framework Programme (2007-2013)
2014: Horizon 2020 (2014-2020)
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7th Framework Programme (2007 – 2013)
EURO 53 billion
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Cooperation Programme – Collaborative Research
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Health
Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies
Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and
new Production Technologies
Energy
Environment (including Climate Change)
Transport (including Aeronautics)
Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities
Space
Security
6050 M€
1935 M€
9110 M€
3500 M€
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1900 M€
4180 M€
610 M€
1430 M€
1350 M€
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7th EU Research FP basic principles
 Transnational cooperation
 Public calls, peer review evaluation,
competitive selection
 Scientific Excellence, innovation
 Cost-sharing
 Participants own the results
 Fully open to international participation
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EU-China:2 main types of S&T cooperation using FP7
 “Bottom up”: openness of the EU 7th Research FP
 All calls open for participation by researchers from all countries.
 For certain partner countries – including China – participation in
FP7 projects can be partly funded by the EU.
 “Top down”: EU-China strategic S&T Cooperation: joint /
parallel Calls for Proposals based on shared priority and coinvestment of resources
 Targeted opening, Twining, Coordinated calls
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Chinese Participation in FP7
 MARIE CURIE ACTIONS
 >200 Chinese researchers have been funded in FP7 MCA
 IRSES proposals involving 48 Chinese partners
 COOPERATION (as of 18 May 2011)
 In all proposals submitted
1326 Chinese partners involved in submitted proposals
 In the main list
243 Chinese partners involved in main-listed proposals (19% success rate)
27 M€ EC contribution to Chinese partners
CHINA IS THE 3RD LARGEST PARTICIPANT
COUNTRY IN FP7 OUTSIDE OF EUROPE
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REFERENCE DATE: Calls 07+08+09+10+11 - 18 May 2011
COOPERATION / ALL THEMATIC AREAS
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How to get started?
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7
Find
a call
Find
partners
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Who can participate?
 All Cooperation thematic areas open
 minimum legal consortium requirement: 3 independent partners from 3 different
EU Member States (27) or associated states (13) + any additional partner
(Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, United Kingdom; Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey)
 WP2012: specific topics targeting China
Call number
Thematic
area
Title of the call
Form of
coop.
Countries
targeted
FAB
EU – China Partnering Initiative on
fibre crops
Twinning
China
ENERGY.2012.5.2.2
Energy
Impact of the quality of CO2 on
transport and storage
Targeted
opening
US,
Canada,
China
ENERGY.2012.2.5.1
Energy
Research, development and testing of
solar dish systems
Twinning
China
SST.2012.2.5-2.
Transport
Europe to Asia: rail research
collaboration
Targeted
opening
Russia,
China
KBBE.2012.3.1-03:
Amount
earmarked
on EU side
1.000.000
3.500.000
4.000.000
5.000.000
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Submitting a Proposal
A proposal is submitted electronically by the Coordinator
(who must be based in Europe)
 You have to provide some administrative details of your
institution
 Provide inputs on your part of the proposed scientific work to the
Coordinator, who will submit the proposal to the EC
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Evaluation Criteria
 Scientific and Technological Quality
 Concepts, objectives, work plan, relevance to Call for proposals
 Implementation
 Quality of participants and consortium, distribution of resources,
management
 Impact
 Contribution to work programme expected impacts, dissemination and
exploitation of results
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Key success factors for applicants
 Competition is tough: only the best proposals get funded –about
15-25% of proposals get funded, variation in areas
 Proposals must be within the scope of the Call for Proposals
 The Consortium of partners must be excellent in their field and
appropriate to the task to be performed – select the right partners
 The proposal must address all the evaluation criteria – scientific and
technological quality, implementation, impact
 Respect the basic rules – deadlines, number of participants, ceilings,
length, ethics, …
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Examples of S&T topics in the
call for proposals
2012 launched on 20 July 2011
(with deadlines by the end of the year)
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Health
Examples of topics covered in the next call:
 Activity 1: Biotechnology, generic tools and medical
technologies for human health
 Technologies for personalised medicine
 Research on Transplantation and on therapeutic DNA/RNA delivery
 Activity 2: Translating research for human health
 Rare diseases research
 Research on Ageing, Diabetes and Systems Medicine
 Infectious diseases: HIV/TB/Malaria/HCV
 Activity 3: Optimising the delivery of healthcare
 Health service delivery and Health Technology Assessment
 Health systems and services in low and middle income countries
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/health/a-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology
 Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land,
forest and aquatic environments
 Food (including seafood), health and well being
 Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food
products and processes
 International cooperation mandatory in “Conversion of bio-waste in
developing countries” and “Novel protein sources”
 Fibre crops topic with China
 Budget for call 2011 about 310M EURO
 Deadline: November 15
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/kbbe/b-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Information and Communication Technologies
Challenges
Objectives
Pervasive and Trusted Network
and Service infrastructures
Future Networks - Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and
Advanced Software Engineering Trustworthy ICT
Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE)
Alternative Paths to
Components and systems
Very Advanced Nanoelectronic Components - Smart Components and
Smart Systems Integration - Core and Disruptive Photonic
Technologies
Technologies for Digital
Content and languages
Intelligent Information Management
ICT for a Low Carbon Economy
Smart Energy Grids - ICT for Efficient water Resources Management
Cooperative Systems for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Mobility
ICT for Learning and Access to
Cultural Resources
Technology-Enhanced Learning
Future and Emerging
Technologies
Unconventional Computation (UCOMP) - Dynamics of Multi-Level
Complex Systems - Minimising Energy Consumption of Computing to
the Limit - Coordinating Communities, Identifying New Research
Topics for FET Proactive Initiatives… Science of Global Systems
Horizontal Actions
Pre-Commercial Procurement Actions
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/ict/c-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Nano-sciences, nanotechnologies,
materials & new production technologies
 Topics span from enabling research, to applications and
demonstration activities
 Challenges also addressed in Energy and Energy Efficiency;
Environment and Sustainable Development; Health and Safety
 Enhanced Innovation Elements, e.g. up-scaling and
demonstration activities
 47 topics in nanotechnology, advanced materials, production;
and “factory of the future”, “energy-efficient buildings” and
“green cars”
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/nmp/d-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Energy
Budget 325 M€
 Solar energy: cost reductions of PV systems, multifunctional PV modules; Research and
demonstration on CSP;
 Wind energy: very large off-shore wind turbines and improvement of current turbines
 Ocean energy: demonstration of ocean energy farms
 Biofuels: biofuels from algae; aviation jet fuels; demonstration of lignocellulosic ethanol; biomassrelated logistics
 Heating and cooling: medium temperature solar collectors
 Clean Coal Technologies: Plant integration of CO2 capture; new combustion technologies
 Smart Energy Networks: Grid integration of renewable energy sources; pan-European energy
networks; smart metering; battery safety
 Energy efficiency: Smart Cities
 Future Emerging Technologies
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/energy/e-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Energy: China specific activities
Targeted opening:
Twinning:
Contacts:
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/energy/e-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Environment (including climate change)
• Two calls - 20 July - €255 million
• Focus on five challenges for resource efficiency and
climate resilience:
– Coping with climate change
– Sustainable use and management of land and seas
– Improving resource efficiency
– Protecting citizens from environmental hazards
– Mobilising environmental knowledge for policy, industry and
society
• Most topic areas are evaluated through a two-stage
process
• Emphasis on innovation
• All topics open to international participation
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Environment (including climate change)
• All topics open for Chinese participation
• Topics with international collaboration encouraged:
– Development of advanced techno-economic modelling tools for assessing costs
and impacts of mitigation policies [Topic: ENV.2012.6.1-2]
– Strategies, costs and impacts of adaptation to climate change [Topic:
ENV.2012.6.1-3]
– Exploration of the operational potential of the concepts of ecosystem services and
natural capital to systematically inform sustainable land, water and urban
management [Topic: ENV.2012.6.2-1]
– Long-term monitoring experiment in geologically active regions of Europe prone to
natural hazards: the Supersite concept [Topic: ENV.2012.6.4-2]
– Integrating environmental and health data to advance knowledge of the role of
environment in human health and well-being [Topic: ENV.2012.6.4-3]
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Transport (including Aeronautics)
Focus on 3 major societal challenges
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Eco-Innovation
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Safe and seamless mobility
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Competitiveness trough Innovation
3 sub-themes - All topics open to partners from China (313M€)
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Aeronautics and Air Transport - 150M€: Level 2 (>5M€) & Level 1 (<5M€)
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Sustainable Surface Transport - 150M€
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Open call for long term Innovation (5M€)
5 topics for IP Level 2 (65M€): propulsion (2), safety (2), aero-structure
41 topics for CP Level 1 and CSA (71M€): flight physics, aero-structure, propulsion, systems, avionics, production,
maintenance & repair, airports, human factors, noise
Biofuels for aviation (5M€) and Co-funded cooperation with Japan (4M€)
Group N° 1: Increasing railway capacity (24M€)
Group N° 2: Ensuring safe, green & competitive waterborne transport (28M€)
Group N° 3: European Green Car Initiative (63M€)
Group N° 4: Cross-cutting - urban mobility, ITS, safety & security (30M€)
Joint programming in marine and maritime research (2M€)
ERA-NET Transport (all surface transport modes, 3M€)
Socio-economic research and cross-cutting issues – 7 topics, 13M€
See: http://ec.europa.eu/research/transport/index_en.cfm
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Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities
 A SICA with CHINA was launched in 2011, implemented with the
project URBA-CHINA (Megatrends to 2050)
 EU-Delegation engagement in an EU-China Urbanisation Partnership, draft of joint activities
 Chinese institutions participate in ongoing projects and are
welcome to join European partners to address any topic they
consider important: this is especially the case for the research
area on ‘Europe in the World ’
 Topics of interest include EU internal and external relations, and
Integration processes in South East Asia.
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/ssh/h-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Space
Earth observation
 Archiving and exchange of climate change data
 Emergency response support (risk and vulnerability mapping, geoinformation tools to support emergency recovery)
Space science and technology
 Support the exploitation of space science and mission data
 Advanced observation technologies and instrumentation
 Key technologies for space transportation and in-space activities
(power generation and storage, re-entry technologies, thermal
shielding, next generation of habitation modules)
See: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/space/index_en.htm
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/space/j-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Areas covered by WP2012 - 220M€
Security
FP 7
Security Research
Security
Missions
Mission
Areas
1. Security of the
Citizens
2. Security of
infrastructures
and utilities
Organised
Crime
Designing
Buildings and
Urban Areas
Terrorism
Energy/
Transport/
Communication
Grids
Explosives
Surveillance
Sub
Areas
Ordinary
crime and
forensics
CBRN
Protection
Supply chains
Cross-cutting
Missions
4. Restoring
security and
safety in case of
crisis
5. Security systems
integration,
interconnectivity and
interoperability
6. Security and
society
7. Security
Research
coordination and
structuring
Sea
Border
Preparedness
Information
management
Citizens, media
and security
ERA-NET
Land Border
Response
Secure
communications
Organisational
requirements for
interoperability of
public users
Air
Border
Recovery
3. Intelligent
surveillance and
border security
Border
checks
Studies
Interoperability
CBRN
Response
Standardisation
Cyber
Security
SME’s
Intelligent
Border
surveillance
Foresight
and scenarios
Security
Economics
NCP &
Others
End-users
Ethics and justice
Information
Gathering
Training
Home page :http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/security/index_en.htm
FP7 Security Research projects http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/security/projects_en.html
See: ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/wp/cooperation/security/k-wp-201201_en.pdf
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Ideas Programme – Frontier Research
 The European Research Council – first pan-European funding organization for basic
research
 Investigator-driven research /bottom-up approach. No thematic priorities
 Grants for young and senior individual researchers, of any nationality, and their
teams, up to five-years. No consortia, no networks.
 Grant packages:
 Starting grant: up to €2m
 Advanced grant: up to €3.5m
 Promotes high-quality research through competition for funds at European level, also
open to researchers from outside Europe
 Scientific excellence is the only criterion for success
 ERC visit to China in June 2011 to promote ERC and encourage China applications
 International cooperation strategy and webpage under preparation
European Research Council website: www.erc.europa.eu
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Current ERC calls for proposals
Starting Independent Researcher Grants Call for Proposals
 Competition targeted at early-career research leaders, of any age, with 2-12
years of experience after their PhD.
 Applicants can be of any nationality as long as they are working, or moving to
work, mainly, in Europe. Team members can also be located and work in
Countries outside Europe.
 Open to proposals in any field of research (from Social Sciences and
Humanities to Life Sciences and Physical Sciences).
 Call budget : 729.97 Mio Euro
 Individual grant : up to 2 Mio euros
 Deadlines : October 2011 (for Physical Sciences/Engineering) and November
2011 (for Life Sciences/Social Sciences and Humanities)
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Marie Curie Actions - Fellowships programme
Life long training and career
development:
Initial training
Intra European Fellowships
Networks for Early stage researchers
Co-funding of national programmes
European Reintegration Grants
Industry dimension
International dimension
Outgoing fellowships
Industry-academia partnership and
pathways
Incoming fellowships
International reintegration grants
International Staff Exchange Programmes
Specific actions
Such as: ‘Researchers’ Night’; Marie Curie Awards, ERA-More; networking of NCPs
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Marie Curie Actions – opportunities
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions
5623 opportunities advertised, including 243 Marie Curie vacancies (18 May 2011)
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Capacities – Research Capacity
This part of the FP will enhance research and innovation capacities
throughout Europe and ensure its optimal use through:
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Development of research infrastructures
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Research for the benefit of SMEs
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Supporting development of regional research-driven clusters
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Unlocking research potential in the EU region
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Bringing science and society closer
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Activities of targeted international cooperation to support
international participation across the whole of FP7
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Capacities – Activities of international Cooperation
Recently published call includes:
 Bi-regional coordination of S&T cooperation including
priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies
(INCO-NET, closing date: 15 Nov 2011): target regions:
 Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Mediterranean Region,
South-East Asian Region)
 Bilateral coordination for the enhancement and
development of S&T Partnerships (BILAT, closing date:
15 Nov 2011): target countries:
 Australia, Brazil, China, India, New Zealand, Russia,
 South Africa, South-Korea, United States of America
 Argentina, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Ukraine
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Information Sources
 Participation in FP7: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm
 General information on European research:
ec.europa.eu/research/index_en.cfm
 List and description of projects in FP7 and 6:
cordis.europa.eu/fp7/projects_en.html
cordis.europa.eu/fp6
 EU-China S&T Relations:
http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/eu_china/science_tech_environmement/index_en.htm
 Any questions? ec.europa.eu/research/enquiries/
 Or [email protected]
 EU Research & Innovation Newsletters:
 To keep up to date on EU research, subscribe to newsletters:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=mailing
and via the Delegation website above
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