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An introduction to Horizon 2020 with some further descriptive notes and a rough breakdown of the draft work programmes from a Art, Design and Social Sciences perspective

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  • 1. BASIC STRUCTURE 3 MAIN PILLARS Excellence ERC Marie Curie Actions Research Infrastructures Future and Emerging TechnologiesIndustrial LeadershipSocietal ChallengesKey enabling technologies Information and Communication Technologies Nanotechnologies Advanced Materials Biotechnology Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Space Support for cross cutting actions o Access to risk finance o Support to SMEs with high growth potential Health, demographic change and well-being Food security, sustainable agricultures, marine and maritime research and the bio-based economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Secure societies

2. Pillar 1: Excellent Science 3. 4 main schemes: Starting Grants: Call opens on 11th December 2013, deadline for applications 25th March 2014. For researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (or equivalent degree) and scientific track record showing great promise Approx 1.5m per project. Consolidator Grants: Call opens on 11th December 2013, deadline for applications 20th May 2014. For researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD (or equivalent degree) Approx 2m per project. Advanced Grants: Call opens on 17th June 2014, deadline for applications 21st October 2014. Researchers: any nationality, any age. Applicants must be scientifically independent and have a recent research track-record and profile which identifies them as leaders in their respective field(s) of research Approx 2.5m per project. Synergy Grants No call foreseen during 2014 , negotiations ongoing. Proof of Concept: two deadlines during the course of 2014 . Up to 150k. Previously 12 months, will now be 2 years 4. Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions under Horizon 2020 Commission Proposed Budget (2014-2020): 5.75 billion (21% increase) Main objective Ensure the optimum development and dynamic use of Europes intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation Rationale - Encourage new, creative types of training - Identify excellent talents in research and innovation in international competition -Help the best researchers in Europe and the world work together across countries, sectors and disciplines -Create a whole new mind-set in Europe, crucial for entrepreneurship and innovation 5. 9 actions under FP7, now condensed to 4: 6. Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) FET in Horizon 2020 will support frontier research; alternative ideas, concepts, or paradigms of risky or non-conventional nature. Under Horizon 2020, FET activities will be funded under three separate strands: FET Open: fostering novel ideas Supports novel research carried out by young researchers and/or high-tech research intensive SMEs. FET Pro-Active: nurturing emerging themes and communities Aims to build and structure research communities around emerging and novel research areas that are not yet ready for inclusion in industry or research road maps. FET Flagships: tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges Expected to tackle grand science and technology challenges requiring co-operation among a range of disciplines, communities and programmes. 7. Pillar 2: Industrial Leadership 8. Industrial Leadership- rationale The purpose of the Industrial Leadership pillar is to strengthen industrial leadership through Key Enabling Technologies to drive competitiveness and boosting Europes position in research, technological development, demonstration and innovation. Collaboration with a commercial partner will be a pre-requisite of any participation. -Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) -Underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors -Europe needs to attract more private investment in research and innovation -Europe needs more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs The Industrial Leadership pillar will furthermore enhance access to risk finance for investment in research and innovation, and increase innovation in SMEs. 9. Pillar 3: Societal Challenges 10. Focus on 7 main themes reflecting the major challenges to the world and the concerns of EU Citizens: -Health, Demographic Change and Well-being, -Food Security, Sustainable Agricultures, Marine and Maritime Research and the Bio-based Economy -Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy -Smart, Green and Integrated Transport -Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials -Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies -Secure Societies Top-down approach- prescriptive calls under each theme will pose a question or problem that needs to be addressed. Collaboration with at least 2 other research partners across Europe will a feature of the projects. Draft 2-year programmes for each theme are available on the Northumbria University intranet: NU NetResearch ResourcesBid SupportEuropeanFundingH2020Tackling Societal Challenges (link below, and a copy the draft work programme for Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies will be added to the blog post following this event.) https://intranet.northumbria.ac.uk/facultiesandservices/rbs/sa/newbid_support/eurofundsimplified/horiz on2020/societalchanges/?view=Standard Also see our RBS blog for further info, this is regularly updated with funding and training opportunites: www.research.northumbria.ac.uk 11. Contacts if interested in taking forward a HORIZON 2020 project: Arts, Design and Social Sciences Karen Ross- EU Working Group Member Scott McGee- Research and Funding Policy Manager Elizabeth Jones- Pre-award Research Support Officer Business and Law Ian Fitzgerald, Carole McCartney- EU Working Group Member Alona Welby- Research and Funding Policy Manager Engineering and Environment Maureen Fordham, Maya Angelova- EU Working Group Member David Young- Research and Funding Policy Manager Health and Life Sciences Lynne Coventry- EU Working Group Member Sam King- Research and Funding Policy Manager