Horizon 2020. Presentation - Raising Finance

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Published on April 4, 2014

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A brief introduction of Horizon 2020 and focus on SCoRE Cymru which provides grants in order to stimulate participation by Wales-based organisations in European collaborative research and innovation and in particular the European Union Research programmes within Horizon 202

Horizon 2020 Vanessa Davies, Horizon 2020 Unit Welsh European Funding Office

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future What is Horizon 2020? • EU Research & Innovation programme worth nearly €80 billion • 7 year programme (2014-2020) • A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union & European Research Area

Structure of Horizon 2020 Excellent Science Health, demographic change and well-being Food security, sustainable agriculture, forestry, marine, maritime, inland water and bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, environment, Resource efficiency, Raw materials Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies ERC Marie Sklodowska- Curie Infrastructures Industrial Leadership Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies Access to Risk Finance Financial instruments EIB, EIF Innovation in SMEs FET Secure Societies: Protecting the Freedom and Security of Europe and its citizens Joint Research Centre Societal Challenges Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Science with and for Society European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Excellent Science - €22 billion • European Research Council – Frontier Research by the best individual teams • Future and Emerging Technologies – Collaborative Research to open new fields of innovation • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (including COFUND) – Opportunities for training and career development • Research Infrastructures (including e-infrastructures) – Ensuring access to world-class facilities

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Industrial Leadership - €15 billion • Leadership in Industrial and Enabling Technologies – ICT, nanotechnologies, biotechnology, photonics, manufacturing, space • Access to risk finance – Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research • Innovation in SMEs – Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Societal Challenges - €26 billion 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing 2. Food, agriculture, marine research and the bioeconomy 3. Secure, clean and efficient energy 4. Smart, green and integrated transport 5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 6. Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies 7. Protecting freedom and security in Europe

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Implementation • Run by the European Commission • 3 year strategic programme • 2 year work programmes • Competitive calls (historic 20% success rate) • 3 partners in 3 countries (in most cases) • 8 month time to grant (Commission ambition) • Criteria: excellence, impact, implementation • Reimbursement: 100% direct costs (70% close to market) + 25% indirect costs

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Something to build on? (FP7 – Nov 2013) • 393 participations (2.5% of UK) • €125.6m approved (2.0% of UK) • Relative success in Health and Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotech • Sectors (approx):70% HE, 24% Industry

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Existing funded activity supporting the ‘stairway to excellence’ • Existing ‘centres of excellence’ • A4B: technology transfer collaborations • Innovation Vouchers/SMART Cymru grants • IP advice (PATLIB) • Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) • Business support

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Horizon 2020: new opportunities? • More innovation – more opportunities for applied science and industrial strengths? • Focus on societal challenges – does Wales have multi-disciplinary strengths? • Widening participation – can we open the ‘closed shops’? • Greater SME involvement – greater opportunity for synergies with Structural Funds?

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Example of an open call Dedicated SME Instrument: (Used to fund projects by high-growth companies under the industrial leadership and societal challenges pillars. Approx. €9.3bn will be spent over the seven-year period; in 2014 and 2015 largest pockets of money can be found in health, energy and transport. There is an open call system with cut off dates for evaluation throughout the year. More information is available via the Commission’s website. Open now within Health: •PHC-12-2014-1: Clinical research for the validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic medical devices •Deadline date: 17 December 2014

Specific SME initiatives Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future SME Instrument: three phases 1.Feasibility study (upto €50,000). To fund a 6-month feasibility study. Application is short (10 pages) but requires firms to set out a clear business plan, and to have a new product development as part of that agenda. 2.Innovation activities, e.g. testing, scaling-up, market replication (70/100% funding). Successful companies will be granted between €500,000 and €2.5 million for demonstration and piloting the product. Whilst the money will be available solely for SMEs, research and technology organisations may also be able to benefit from contracts under the projects. 3.Facilitating access to risk capital – mentoring (no direct funds) Mentoring and coaching in all 3 stages

Access to Risk Finance Under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar, this section will help companies and other types of organisation engaged in research and innovation (R&I) to gain easier access, via financial instruments, to loans, guarantees, counter- guarantees and equity finance. In brief: •Debt facility – focus on R&I SMEs •Equity facility – focus on early-stage SMEs •Administered through the European Investment Bank (EIB) /European Investment Fund (EIF) and Financial Intermediaries Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Horizon 2020 Unit

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future WEFO’s Horizon 2020 Unit • Established in January 2013 • A central contact point (one-stop-shop) for integrated, consistent and targeted advice and support for Welsh organisations on accessing the most appropriate research and innovation funding from the EU • Teams in North and South Wales

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Role of Unit • Proactively engaging and targeting existing Welsh, UK and EU resources and expertise for the benefit of Welsh organisations • Working with stakeholders to identify gaps in advice/support and how best to address them • Where appropriate enhancing the support available through additional investment, with Structural Funds likely to play a role

Bid writing Technical advice Capacity building Financial support Specific networks National Contact Points Horizon 2020 Unit Others Chief Scientific Advisor ES&T Sector Teams Welsh Higher Education UKRO Enterprises European CommissionUK Depts Technology Strategy Board Welsh Government Depts. HEFCW Welsh Higher Education Brussels Welsh Government Office Brussels Enterprise Europe Network Wales (EEN) Sector forums Overview of WEFO’s added value approach to delivering Horizon 2020 support

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Examples of Unit’s activity • Targeted awareness raising • Working with stakeholders to build new links between existing support structures • Working with stakeholders to identify and target ‘competitive funding ready’ researchers and businesses • Focussing investments on building capacity or addressing barriers that will ensure improved access to competitive research funding

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future SCoRE Cymru • Supporting Collaborative Research and innovation in Europe • Grants to support Welsh-based organisations with the costs of accessing EU programmes such as Horizon 2020

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future SCoRE Cymru: Currently supports… • The travel and accommodation costs involved in: – identifying and building consortia, – negotiation of contracts • The cost of subcontracted expertise for: – writing funding proposals, – negotiation and conclusion of consortium agreements and/or contracts

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future SCoRE Cymru: Grant available Travel – up to £1,000 – Up to 100% of the costs for SMEs – Up to 75% of the costs for HE – Up to 50% of the costs for other organisations travelling with a Welsh SME/HE partner Expertise - up to £10,000 – Up to 100% of the costs for all organisations

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future SCoRE Cymru: Features • Quick turnover time for travel applications • Supports early consortium building • Travel outside the EU and to UK destinations allowed under certain circumstances • Assessment criteria focus on quality of proposal and added value

Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich Dyfodol Europe and Wales: Investing in your future Ewrop & Chymru: Buddsoddi yn eich dyfodol Europe & Wales: Investing in your future Useful contacts • WEFO Horizon 2020 Unit email: Horizon2020@wales.gsi.gov.uk – WEFO Helpline 0845 010 3355 – WEFO website http://wefo.wales.gov.uk/programmes/horizon2020/?lang=en • UK Horizon 2020 website https://www.h2020uk.org/ • European Commission Horizon 2020 site http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en • Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html • Fit for Health: http://www.fitforhealth.eu/ Developed by the Fit for Health network in close cooperation with the Health-NCPs. The quality checked database contains expertise profiles of researchers and SMEs acting in the Health / Life sciences sector. The service includes partner search activities advice on all aspects related to a research project. • EEN http://www.enterpriseeuropewales.org.uk

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