European RD FP7 Funding Opportunities for Future and RD FP7 Funding Opportunities for Future and ... •Socio-economic sciences and humanities ... organization and self-annihilation

  • Published on

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)


  • European R&D FP7 Funding

    Opportunities for Future and

    Emerging Technologies (FET)

    focus on ICT

    Dr John L Collins, BIC Innovation Ltd.

    13th June 2012

  • FP7 ICT ~ 3.4bn over 2012 & 2013

  • FP7 in General

    FP7 is the short name for the Seventh

    Framework Programme for Research and

    Technological Development.

    This is the EU's main instrument for

    funding research in Europe and it runs

    from 2007 to 2013.

    The EC budget for the seven years is

    50.5 billion.

    FP7 supports research in selected

    priority areas - the aim being to make, or

    keep, the EU as a world leader in those


  • Funding Fundamentals

    Innovative Projects

    50% support more for an SME, academic, etc

    The EC give their fraction of what is spent Involving Partners from Multiple

    Countries - at least 3

    In Topics identified by the ECs Workprogramme

    In response to specific calls for Proposals (or Open)

    By means of a Grant Agreement with EC

  • Business Development Drivers

    Funding activities must be seen as a Business Development Tool.

    Engagement in activities that are value added strategically and operationally if possible.

    Assistance in helping to develop

    IP, products and people.

    Partnering with strategic

    customers and end-users

    Forming Supply Chain alliances

    Funding is competitive - applying needs to be value added!

  • Examples of Collaborative Projects

    Small or medium-scale focused research projects

  • Examples of Collaborative Projects

    Large scale integrating collaborative projects

    >4m funding (typically 6-8m, ~12-20 organisations)

    Still pre-competitive research, but tying closer into end

    markets and applications

    Higher dissemination & training element

  • Examples of Collaborative Projects

    SME collaborative projects

    Aimed at making SMEs research and knowledge-driven

    >35% SME participation (no prescribed no. of participants)

    SME driven (not necessarily by the coordinator)

  • Opportunities identified by the Cooperation strand of the

    FP7 programme

    10 Themes: Health Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology Information & communication technologies Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies Energy Environment (including climate change) Transport (including aeronautics) Socio-economic sciences and humanities Space Security

    FP7 Themes

    Malta Council for Science and Technology

    Brief Introduction to FP714th September 2007

    Anthea Frendo

    National Contact Point for FP7

  • Core Technology or End Market

    Collaborative FP7 R&D Themes







    Space Security




    Large Projects Small Projects Networks of Excellence Support Actions

    Socio & Humanities

  • Opportunities identified by the FP7 Cooperation Agreement

    This document addresses eight ICT challenges:

    Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

    Cognitive Systems and Robotics

    Alternative Paths to Components and Systems

    Technologies for Digital Content and Languages

    ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance

    ICT for a low carbon economy

    ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing

    ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources

    FP7 ICT Themes

    ICT ~ 3.4bn over 2012 & 2013

  • FP7 help is at hand - National Contact Points

    Driven by FP7UK

    Enterprise Europe Networks

    UK Knowledge Transfer Networks

    NCPs from all other EC countries

    European Technology Platforms

    Its complicated use the help!

  • Advice and Assistance in the UK

    FP7UK National Contact Points:

    0300 321 4357 (Generic)

    0870 191 0112 (ICT Specific)

    The Technology Strategy Board FP7 NCP site:

    The EC FP7 site, Cordis:

    Its complicated use the help!

  • Advice and Assistance in the UK

    Enterprise Europe Network NE Contacts:

    01642 384068

    Its complicated use the help!

  • Fu


    & E






    ies (



    1. Network and



    ICT for socio-economic challenges B



    T t



    s &





    ~10% ~9%


    International cooperation, Cooperation in an enlarged Europe, Pre-commercial Procurement

    3. Component



    4. Digital

    Content and


    2. Cognitive

    Systems and


    5. ICT for



    Inclusion &







    6. ICT for




    7. ICT for

    Manufac. &


    8. ICT for

    Learning &



    ~6% ~4%

    Whats the money spent on?

    FP7 ICT ~ 3.4bn over 2012 & 2013

  • Future and Emerging Technologies


  • FP7 Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)


    FET Flagships are ambitious large-

    scale, science-driven, research


    that aim to achieve a visionary goal.

    The scientific advance should provide a

    strong and broad basis for future

    technological innovation and economic


    in a variety of areas, as well as novel

    benefits for society.

  • FP7 Future & Emerging Technologies - ICT

    FET ICT is the ICT incubator and

    pathfinder for new ideas and themes

    for long-term research in the area of

    information and communication


    Its mission is to promote high risk

    research, offset by potential

    breakthrough with high technological

    or societal impact.

  • Intelligence

    FET: multidisciplinary transformative research

    Biology &










    Core ICTs IT, Communications,


    Core ICTs IT, Communications,


    Bringing new science into technology!

    Components Systems

    Co-evolution of societal and

    technological change

  • Two complementary funding schemes

    FET Proactive

    Top-down approach

    Set of novel pre-defined


    FET Open

    Bottom-up approach

    Open to any research idea

    FET funding schemes

  • FP7 Future & Emerging Technologies - ICT

    Budget of around 50m per year

    FETProactive is a 'top-down'

    approach fostering novel non-

    conventional approaches and

    foundational research in selected

    themes in response to emerging societal

    and industrial needs.

    It acts as a pathfinder for the ICT programme by

    fostering novel non-conventional approaches,

    foundational research and supporting initial

    developments on long-term collaborative research and

    technological innovation in selected themes.

  • FP7 Future & Emerging Technologies - ICT

    Budget of around 50m per year

    FET - Open is a 'roots-up' approach for

    exploring promising visionary ideas that

    can contribute to challenges of long

    term importance for Europe.

    It is a light, topic-agnostic and deadline free research

    funding scheme specifically designed to be open and

    continuously responsive to novel and fragile ideas that

    challenge current thinking, whenever they arise and

    wherever they come from.

    It targets foundational breakthroughs that can open

    radically new directions for information and

    communication technologies in the future.

  • FET Open examples

  • FET Open Projects

    ~ 270 projects in all

    ~ 20% completed

    Mapped onto domains

    Network communications

    Human-Computer interactions


    Emerging Device Technology

    AI Cognitive Systems

    Computer Architectures

    Computer Science


    Complex Systems

    Information Management

  • FET Open examples

  • DYNANETS - Computing Real-World Phenomena with Dynamically Changing Complex Networks

    Coordinated by Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

    7th Framework programme


    2009 - 2012

    EU contribution of 2.7M

    Recent advances in experimental techniques such as detectors, sensors, and scanners have opened up

    new windows into physical and biological processes on many levels of detail. The complete cascade from

    the individual components to the fully integrated multi-science systems crosses many orders of magnitude

    in temporal and spatial scales. The challenge is to study not only the fundamental processes on all these

    separate scales, but also their mutual coupling through the scales in the overall system, and the resulting

    emergent properties. These complex systems display endless signatures of order, disorder, self-

    organization and self-annihilation. Understanding, quantifying and handling this information complexity is

    one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time. Amazingly nature seems to be able to process

    information on many spatial scales simultaneously. DynaNets will study and develop a new paradigm of

    computing through Dynamically Changing Complex Networks reproducing the way nature processes

    information. It will develop theory and methods of dynamical networks providing us with new insights into

    the underlying processes of nature, economy, and society. As a pilot study we will investigate the

    dynamics of the HIV and influenza epidemics from the molecule all the way up to the population.

    FET Open examples

  • FOC II - Forecasting Financial Crises

    Coordinated by Conciglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Italy

    7th Framework programme


    2009 - 2013

    EU contribution of 1.8M

    In this project we set up an interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, physicists, economists and

    policy makers to deal with the problem of understanding and forecasting systemic risk and global financial

    instabilities. By leveraging on expertise in the various disciplines, we want to provide a novel integrated and

    network-oriented approach to the issue. On one hand, we will offer a theoretical framework to measure

    systemic risk in global financial market and financial networks. On the other hand, we will deliver an ICT

    collaborative platform for monitoring systemic fragility and the propagation of financial distress across

    institutions and markets around the world. Experts will be able to evaluate algorithms and models to forecast

    financial crises as well as visualise interactively possible future scenarios.

    FET Open examples

  • Contact Enterprise Europe Network NE:

    01642 384068

    Its complicated use the help!

    How to participate

  • How to participate


    Read all the guides

    Ask the

    National Contact Point

    for help

  • Identifier: FP7-ICT-2011-C

    Publication Date: 20 July 2010

    Budget: 93 000 000

    Final Deadline: 12 March 2013 at 17:00:00 (Brussels

    local time)

    OJ Reference: OJ C196 of 20 July 2010

    Intermediate Deadline(s):

    25 September 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

    Specific Programme(s): COOPERATION

    Theme(s): Information and Communication Technologies

    How to participate

    Find a (the) call

  • How to participate


    Contact Enterprise Europe Network NE

    Create a project

    Advanced Word


    neural network



  • How to participate


    Find a partner or partners

    using the online finder

  • How to participate


    Jump through hoops

    Become a circus performer

    Wait for months

  • How to participate

    FP7UK National Contact Points:

    0300 321 4357 (Generic)

    0870 191 0112 (ICT Specific)

    The Technology Strategy Board FP7 NCP site:

    The EC FP7 site, Cordis:

    Its complicated use the help!

  • Contact Enterprise Europe Network NE:

    01642 384068

    Its complicated use the help!

    How to participate

  • Its complicated use the help!

  • Questions?

  • Dr John L Collins

    Emerging Technologies Associate

    BIC Innovation Ltd.

    London NW2 4RG

    M:07876 750 624




View more >