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					FP7 Energy Information Day
Reykjavík, 14th September 2011

Call Coordinator
Energy Technologies and Research Coordination
Directorate-General for Energy
Iceland situation towards EU research instruments

• Current situation
   – FP7: Associated Country = equal status as an EU Member State
     from the very beginning (amendment to the EEA Agreement on
     15 June 2007, with retroactive start on 1 January 2007)
   – SET-Plan: Observer
   – Other programmes and policies: Iceland not participating

• Future situation: Iceland to join the EU?
   – Application submitted on 16 July 2009
   – Official Candidate Country status 17 June 2010
   – Launch of the talks 27 July 2010

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – how to get in?
Energy and Climate Policy

Policy objectives…
   – Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
   – Increase security of energy supply
   – Promote European competitiveness

                           / Kyoto

    Competitiveness               Security
     / Lisbon                     / Moscow
Energy and Climate Policy

• … Translated into ambitious targets for 2020…
   – Reduction of GHG emissions by 20% [ BINDING ]
   – 20 % share of RES in final energy demand
     (incl. 10 % in transport) [ BINDING ]
   – 20% gains in energy efficiency [ NON LEGALLY BINDING ]
Energy and Climate Policy

• … Which can be reached with various mechanisms:
   – European Trading System for CO2 allowances
   – Completion of internal electricity and gas market
   – Achievement of key infrastructures
   – Regulation on energy efficiency (eco-labels, eco-design…)
   – Development of new technologies

         The SET-Plan is the TECHNOLOGY PILLAR


Competitiveness                    Security

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – how to get in?
       SET-Plan Governance

                       Steering Group

Industry                                          Community
                        the uptake of
                  Low Carbon Technologies
                                            European Energy
                                            Research Alliance
SET-Plan – The European Industrial Initiatives (EIIs)

• Led by industry – Role of the Technology Platforms
• Boost research and innovation & Accelerate development of
• Define & realise clear targets
  (quantified objective, key performance indicators)
    – Technological Roadmaps 2010-2010
    – Implementation Plans 2010-2012

• Deliver progress beyond business-as-usual
• Foster Public Private Partnership
     SET-Plan – EIIs

•   FCH JU
•   Solar Europe
•   European Wind
•   Bio-Energy Europe
•   European CO2 capture,
    transport & storage
•   European electricity grid
•   Smart Cities
•   Sustainable nuclear
    fission (gen-IV)
Launch of the EIIs

•   Launched in June 2010 (Spanish Presidency)
     – Wind
     – Solar
     – Electricity Grids
     – CCS

•   To be launched in November 2010 (Belgian Presidency)
     – Bioenergy
     – Sustainable Nuclear Fission

•   To be launched in 2011 (Hungarian or Polish Presidency)
     – Smart Cities
Other technological challenges

• Marine energy?
• Renewable Heating and Cooling (incl. Geothermal)?
  – Not mature yet; need of common voice from biomass,
    solar thermal and geothermal industrial players
  – Creation in March 2009 of the Renewable Heating and
    Cooling Technology Platform: adoption of a Joint Vision;
    looking for a Strategic Research Agenda
RHC TP - Governance

 Secretariat            RHC-ETP Board                       Support Group
 EUREC, ESTIF,    (3 representatives from each panel,          All members
 AEBIOM, EGEC      incl. President, 3 Vice Presidents)        Annual meeting

                          Research Topics
Solar Thermal      Biomass              Geothermal
 Technology       Technology            Technology
                                                           District Heating
    Panel            Panel                 Panel
                                                           Hybrid systems
                       Market & Policy topics
Market Deployment Working Group
                                            R&D Policy Working Group
    -Capacity building, Training
                                           SET plan, EII, Financing LCTs...
         -Common Vision
The SET-Plan - Financing

Commission Communication of 2009 calls for :
• An increase in investment – public and private – for the
  development of low carbon technologies; with reinforcement of the
  financial instruments
• Support for the Technology Roadmaps as the basis for launching the
  Industrial Initiatives
• Focus of Community programmes on the SET-plan initiatives,
  including through Joint Programming
• Strengthened international cooperation

 Positive reaction from Council and Parliament in March 2010
The SET-Plan - Financing

Commission commits to use current research programme to
  fund the EIIs
• “We, the European Commission, commit to focus the
  existing EU research, technology and innovation
  programmes in the field of energy to support the SET
  Plan initiatives, taking due account of the activities and
  actions identified in the Technology Roadmaps and the
  Implementation Plans” Madrid, 3 June 2010

     FP7 as an instrument of the SET-Plan
      FP7 Cooperation – Breakdown of the Energy Theme

                                      CO2 capture and storage
JTI      Hydrogen and fuel cells       technologies for zero
                                     emission power generation
                                            Clean coal

               Renewable                   Smart energy
             fuel production                networks

               Renewables                Energy savings
         for heating and cooling       and energy efficiency

                  Knowledge for energy policy making

                     Horizontal Programme Actions
FP7 as an instrument for SET-Plan implementation

• FP7 is an important source of financement
  (EUR 2,300 million for the period 2007-2013)

• Annual WP, calls and topics with impact

• Projects selected would fit within the EIIs: gearing
  programmes to objectives and generate industry
FP7 as an instrument for SET-Plan implementation

             Framework Programme DG TREN part

       % TOTAL
       FUNDING   60%                                    51%
                 50%                                                 47%
                 40%                                                        27%
                 30%                                                         31%

                 20%                                10%
                                             15%                           25%
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FP7 as an instrument for SET-Plan implementation


          Framework Programme DG TREN part         >100.000
  % TOTAL                                          <100.000

        100%       4%
                   51%           58%
            60%                         82%

            30%                  33%
                          19%           12%
            10%                  9%      6%
                  2006   2007   2008   2009
 FP7 as an instrument for SET-Plan implementation

                   SME Participation (% of EU contribution)






       Call 2007            Call 2008          Call 2009      Call 2010
General Approach for the WP2011

• Accelerate market uptake for 2020 targets and 2050

• Relevant industrial participation is a must, specific
  guidelines for predominant demonstration component

• Alignment with SET-Plan priorities – EII flag means:
   – The topic contributes to realising the Implementation Plans
     (2010-2012) and the Technology Roadmaps (2010-2020)
   – Selected projects are expected to participate to specific
     monitoring and knowledge sharing mechanisms which will be
 Calls 2011
 Date of publication: 20 July 2010

SET–Plan Initiatives
FP7-ENERGY-2011-1: focus on research with a long-term horizon
• Deadline: 16 November 2010
• Two-stage evaluation procedure
• Indicative budget: EUR 74 M

FP7-ENERGY-2011-2: focus on research with a short-term horizon and
on demonstration
• Deadline: 07 April 2011
• Single-stage submission and evaluation procedure
• Indicative budget: EUR 137 M
Calls 2011
Date of publication: 20 July 2010
Cross-thematic calls
 FP7-OCEAN-2011: joint call on ocean research - two energy topics:
 • Multi-use offshore platforms
 • Knowledge-base and tools for an integrated management of the
    Mediterranean and the Black Sea marine and maritime activities

 FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB: call on energy-efficient
 buildings – one energy topic:
 • Demonstration of very low energy new buildings

 FP7-NMP-ENERGY-2011 – one topic:
 • Development and up scaling of innovative photovoltaic cell processes and
    architectures to pilot-linescale for industrial application
  Calls 2011
  Date of publication: 20 July 2010

International Cooperation
FP7-ENERGY-2011-JAPAN: coordinated call on photovoltaics
• Parallel Japanese proposal submitted to NEDO.

FP7-ENERGY-2011-EXCHANGE: call for International Research
Staff Exchange in the field of energy research (USA and Japan)
• Partners from either the US or Japan.


FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD: joint call of all FP7 themes
• ERA-NETs in the field of Geothermal and Ocean Energy

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – how to get in?
Key Features of the Call on long-term (Call 1)

• 11 topics
   – 9 Collaborative Projects (CP)
   – 1 Support Action (SA)
   – 1 Specific International Cooperation Action (SICA)

• Indicative budget: EUR 74 million

• Deadline 16th November 2010, 17:00:00
  (two stages procedure)
Indicative Budget Breakdown (Call 1)

                                                  17 M€
   20 M€

 CCS / Clean                                          15 M€
   Coal;                          Heating and
   16 M€                           cooling;
                                     6 M€
Activity 2. Renewable Electricity Generation

•   Wind

     – 2011.2.3-2 Development of design tools for off-shore wind farms clusters

           • Demonstrate the capability of designing virtual wind power plants composed of wind
             farms and wind farm clusters
           • Minimize the negative spatial interactions
           • Improve overall power quality output through confidence in energy yield predictions
           • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
•   CSP

     – 2011.2.5-1 Thermal energy storage for CSP plants

           • The identified storage concept shall have promising prospects for up-scaling to
             commercial scale
           • Improve energy dispatchability for CSP commercial deployment

     – 2011.2.5-2 Advanced heat transfer fluids fors CSP technology
           • increase operation temperature to use more efficiently the power blocks and reduce
             the storage cost, and significantly reduce electricity cost
           • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
Activity 3. Biofuels

    – 2011.3.7-1 Development of new or improved sustainable bio-
      energy carriers
         • To contribute to develop the bio-energy market in Europe though
           significantly improved logistics and reduced costs.
         • Bioenergy carriers can be in the production of other bio-products,
           such as bio-chemicals and bio-plastics.
         • To show their capacity to respond to the need for supplying high
           quality bioenergy carriers in an economically, socially, and
           environmentally sustainable manner.
         • Indicatively 3 projects to be funded
         • « SME friendly » topic
Activity 4. Renewables for Heating & Cooling

• Low/Medium temperature solar thermal energy

    – 2011.4.1-1 Revisiting solar thermal systems for using
      breakthroughs in scientific and technological fields

        • Better understanding and improved production technologies, to lead to high
          efficiency solar thermal systems
        • Novel materials, coatings or glazing to allow innovative collector designs,
          enhanced functionality and attractive design, with limited heat loss during
          stagnation periods
        • « SME friendly » topic
Activity 5. CCS

•   CO2 capture

     – 2011.5.1-1 High efficiency post combustion solvent based capture processes

          • Progress in this area should result in a significant reduction of the energy intensity of
            the capture process for power plants or other energy-intensive industries, and in a
            substantial decrease of the environmental impact and the cost of capture

•   CO2 storage

     – 2011.5.2-1 Understanding the long-term fate of geologically stored CO2

          • To provide the necessary insights to support the characterisation and assessment of
            potential storage sites and their surrounding areas as required in the Directive on
            geological storage, thus facilitating the large scale deployment of CCS.

          • To validate the results of the project, the consortium should aim to establish
            cooperation with the research carried out in a number of the large-scale CCS
            demonstration projects including those supported by the European Energy Programme
            for Recovery (EEPR) and the NER300 of the Emissions Trading Scheme
Activity 6. Clean Coal Technologies

• Zero emission power generation

   – 2011.6.1-1 Optimisation of IGCC technologies for use with high
     ash content coal

       • SICA = in partnership with India. At least four legal entities must
         participate, two from EU Member States or Associated Countries,
         and two from India.
       • Developments in this area should facilitate in the wider adoption of
         the more efficient and cleaner IGCC technology in countries that
         use high ash content domestic coals for electricity generation.
Activity 7. Smart Energy Networks

•   Pan-European Electricity Networks

      – 2011.7.2-1 Innovative tools for the future coordinated and stable operation of
        the pan-European electricity transmission system
            • To support the development of pan-European network stability and security strategies
              allowing robust system operation under narrower stability/security margins
            • To determine the type and amount of data that needs to be shared among individual
              transmission systems in order to implement the above approaches
            • To propose defence actions and a set of principles and methods to achieve the
              European-level coordination of defence plans and black start.

      – 2011.7.2-2 Innovative strategies and tools for the reliability assessment of the
        pan-European electricity transmission network
            • The work should result in a number of new options to replace or complement the (n-1)
              security criterion for design and operation of the pan-European electricity transmission
            • It should provide a cost-benefit analysis of the various options and determine the
              requirements to implement each of the options
            • It will contribute to maintaining a high level of short-term security of supply within the
              pan-european electricity transmission network at a reasonable cost
Activity 7. Smart Energy Networks

• Cross-cutting issues

    – 2011.7.3-1 Network of projects developing the future European
      electricity networks

         • Support Action
         • To maximise the effectiveness of the EEGI
         • To increase the visibility, co-operation and impact of the projects
           funded at EU and local level
         • To provide the necessary identity and visibility for the EEGI
         • Only one project to be funded
Contact in DG RTD

• Mr Philippe Schild, Call Coordinator

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – how to get in?
Key Features of the Call on short-term and demo (Call 2)

• 12 topics
    – 10 Collaborative Projects
    – 1 Support Action
    – 1 Coordination Action

• Indicative budget: EUR 137 million

• Deadline 7th April 2011, 17:00:00
  (single stage procedure)
    Indicative Budget Breakdown (Call 2)

                        Energy efficiency;
                             15 M€
 Smart Energy
                                                                 52 M€
Networks; 30 M€

          CCS / Clean Coal;
                                              Heating and
                20 M€
                                             cooling; 20 M€
Activity 2. Renewable Electricity Generation (indicative budget 52 M€)

• Photovoltaics

    – 2011.2.1-3 Productivity and cost-optimization issues for the
      manufacturing of photovoltaic systems based on concentration

         • Promising technology, but one barrier is cost
         • Large-scale production of CPV systems in an integrated way, addressing the
           manufacturing process as a whole (cells, optics, modules)
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded

    – 2011.2.1-4 Development and demonstration of standardized building

         • The aim is to propose new solutions to architects and builders  leading
           role of the building industry is expected, together with involvement of
           architects and testing laboratories
         • Dissemination is paramount
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
Activity 2. Renewable Electricity Generation (indicative budget 52 M€)

• Wind

    – 2011.2.3-1 Demonstration of innovative off-shore wind
      electricity generation structure

         • Deep water environments (> 60m)
         • Focus on floating structures, with multi MW converters
         • Comprehensive project: installation, safety, operation and
           maintenance, environmental impacts, cost analysis
         • Connectivity to the grid
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
Activity 4. Renewables for Heating & Cooling (indicative budget 20 M€)

• Cross-cutting issues

    – 2011.4.1-3 Materials for thermal energy storage systems

         • Basic and applied research
         • Range of medium temperature (20 to 100°C)
         • Replacement of conventional water media (energy density performance
           above 70 kWh/m3 in order to reduce volume by 3 to 6 times)
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded

    – 2011.4.1-4 Advanced compact storage systems

         •   Applied research and demo
         •   Range of medium temperature (20 to 100°C)
         •   Use of the materials in a comprehensive system
         •   Holistic approach (supply, control and monitoring, components…)
         •   Indicatively 3 projects to be funded
Activity 4. Renewables for Heating & Cooling (indicative budget 20 M€)

• Solar thermal for the industry

    – 2011.4.1-2 Low/Medium temperature solar thermal systems for
      industrial process heat

         • Large scale integration of collectors (80 to 120°C and/or 80 to
         • Heat demand > 1 MWth
         • Demonstration of solar systems totally integrated in the whole heat
           management processes
         • Target sectors: food, beverage, steel or textile industry
         • Indicatively 3 projects to be funded
Activity 5&6. Clean Coal Technologies and CCS (indicative budget 20 M€)

•   CO2 capture

     – 2011.5&6.2-1 Optimising the integration of CO2 capture into power plants

          • Coal and lignite fired plants are targeted
          • Focus on the integration to increase the efficiency in a holistic approach, i.e. power
            plant, capture unit, compression unit
          • Technology neutral
          • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded

     – 2011.5&6.2-2 Improving efficiencies and reducing GHG emissions through CO2
       capture in industrial applications other then power generation

          • Target sectors: intensive coal users such as coke, iron and steel making, cement,
          • Technology neutral
          • Indicatively 1 project to be funded
Activity 5&6. Clean Coal Technologies and CCS (indicative budget 20 M€)

• Support action

    – 2011.5&6.2-3 Support to the European CCS Demonstration
      Projects Network

         • Support action (secretariat, coordination, communication, visibility,
         • Adding value to knowledge sharing through data analysis
         • Duration of 4 years
         • Maximum 1 project to be funded
Activity 7. Smart Energy Networks (indicative budget 30 M€)

• Electricity storage

    – 2011.7.3-2 Storage and balancing variable electricity supply and

         • Bridge the electricity source (with flexible generation from
           renewables) and demand
         • Large-scale storage system (in the range of GWh)
         • Large centralised systems or smaller systems coupled with
           distributed supply
         • Technology neutral
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
Activity 8. Energy Efficiency and Savings (indicative budget 15 M€)

• Manufacturing Industry

    – 2011.8.1-2 Energy efficiency demonstration in manufacturing industry
         • Innovative industrial processes or sub-processes
         • Possible demo in existing plants, or new plants
         • Monitoring and accounting for energy and CO2 savings on the whole life
           cycle, and Key Performance Indicators are expected
         • Target: cement, steel, aluminium, petrochemical, pulp and paper…
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded

    – 2011.8.1-3 Energy efficiency in low-carbon industrial parks
         • Concerted action for site optimisation clustering several processes (such as
           industrial complexes, infrastructures nodes, ports, airports…)
         • Innovative energy management systems to reduce overall footprint
         • Benchmark of existing initiatives and dissemination of best practices
         • Target: cement, steel, aluminium, petrochemical, pulp and paper…
         • Indicatively 2 projects to be funded
Scientific Officers in charge in DG ENER (demo)

• Photovoltaic          Mr Pietro Menna

• Wind                  Mr Roberto Gambi

• Heating & Cooling     Mr Jose Riesgo Villanueva

• Clean Coal / CCS      Ms Constantina Filiou

• Energy efficiency     Mr Santiago Gonzalez Herraiz

• Smart Grids           Mr Jean-Marie Bemtgen
What is demonstration?

• Aim = promote large scale replication of a demonstrated
  technology to contribute to the 2020 targets

• Guidelines to be considered by the experts during the
  evaluation under the usual criteria

• They do not replace the Rules for Participation which
  fully apply, nor constitute additional eligibility criteria

• Part of the Guide for Applicants
Industrial leadership

• Real industrial commitment: ideally coordinator,
  but at least leading role in the management and
  decision structure

• Credible share of professsional time
   –   Ideally at least one full time per partner
   –   Well defined and meaningful role in the consortium
   –   Long-term experience and competence
   –   CVs showing experience and competence of the staff
Replication Potential

• Projects should lead to deployable results of the
  demonstrated technology, concept or system

• Replication plan should include the expected
  contribution of the proposal in terms of:
   – Increase of renewables market share
   – CO2 reductions
   – Energy efficiency gains

• However, deployment costs are not eligible
  under FP7 – the proposal should remain in pre-
  competitive research
Risk Management

• Identification of the risks and mitigation
  measures should be included
   –   Administrative risks
   –   Technical risks
   –   Financial risks
   –   IPR related risks

• Description of the whole financing plan, with all
  complementary sources mentioned and secured
Repartition of eligible costs

• Research activities to be closely linked to the
  demonstrated technology

• Demo activities should represent a substantial
  part of overall eligible costs (compared to
  « RTD », « management » and « other activities »

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – How to get in?
    The ERA-NET Scheme

•    Objective:
     Develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional
     research programmes through two specific actions:
      – ERA-NET actions
      – ERA-NET + actions (no energy related ERA-NET + in 2011)

•    Funding Scheme:
     Coordination Action (CSA-CA)
      – Minimum 3 public legal entities from different MS/AC, owners or
        delegated managers of research programmes
    The ERA-NET Scheme

•    ERA-NET actions link research programmes carried out at national or
     regional level which are:
      – strategically planned
      – financed or managed directly by national or regional bodies or by
        structures (e.g. agencies) closely related to, or mandated by, public
•    The EU contribution to ERA-NETs covers cooperation and coordination
     activities, but not research activities as such! (difference to ERA-NET +)
•    The cooperation should be sustainable beyond the duration of the ERA-
     NET action itself.
    The ERA-NET Scheme

•     Four levels of cooperation and coordination:
      –    Information exchange
      –    Definition and preparation of joint activities
      –    Implementation of joint activities: e.g.
                    » clustering of national projects
                    » multinational evaluation procedures
                    » joint training activities, personnel exchange,
                    » mutual opening of facilities or laboratories

•     Funding of joint joint strategy, work programme, evaluation,
      dissemination plan
 Geothermal ERA-NET

    Supporting the coordination of national research activities of Member States
    and Associated States in the field of GEOTHERMAL energy.
    –    networking of research on geothermal energy and geological programmes
    –    development and implementation of joint programming and opening of joint
    –    to create an EU geothermal database for geothermal resource assessments
    –    co-ordination of national activities and databases in geology, geochemistry and

    The ERANET has to go beyond the current level of cooperation and
    integration (e.g. by broadening partnerships and complementing ongoing
    EERA activities).
Geothermal ERA-NET

    Call FP7-ERANET-2011-RTD:
•   publication date: 20 July 2010
•   deadline: 22 February 2011, 17h00, Brussels local time
•   indicative budget per energy related ERANET:
    2 Mio €
•   pre-proposal check possible till 25th January
•   Contact Point: Mr Martin Huemer

Policy Overview

The SET-Plan

Work Programme 2011 – First call on long-term research

Work Programme 2011 – Second call on short-term research and demo

Work Programme 2011 – Geothermal ERA-NET

Rules of Participation – how to get in?
Who is eligible under FP7?

            Any undertaking, university or research centre or other legal
            entity, whether established in a:
                  - Member State (MS)
       - Associated country (AC) *
       - Candidate country

       International organisations and participants from third countries
       (see list in WP Annex 1) can participate only if in addition to the

       * Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, FYROM,
        Switzerland, Israel, Albania and Montenegro
Who is eligible under FP7?

Public body → legal entity established as such by national law and
international organisations
Research organisation → legal entity established as a non-profit organisation
which carries out research or technological development as one of its main
          International organisations and participants from third countries can
          participate only if in addition to the minima

            Higher and secondary education establishments → Term used by
            Financial Regulation / Implementing Rules, includes universities,
            schools for applied sciences and similar

            SMEs → micro, small and medium-sized enterprises within the
            meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC in the
            version of 6 May 2003 *

            Private Companies

 * enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not
exceeding EUR 50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million
What can be funded?

         According to the type of beneficiary:

    50% of eligible costs except for:
    → Public bodies
    → Secondary and higher education establishments
    → Research organisations (non-profit)                     up to 75%
    → SMEs

According to the type of activity:

 Demonstration activities: up to 50%
 Coordination and support actions: up to 100%
 Other activities: up to 100% including e.g. management
 (except from scientific coordination and project meetings)
How will you be evaluated?
 By whom will you be evaluated?


                   Moderators         Other Staff
               Chair the consensus Providing support
              meetings and ensure
            consistence and coherence

       Evaluators            Rapporteurs        Attesting the fairness of
Evaluating the proposals       Drafting         the process and giving
  in full independence     consensus reports     recommendations to
                                                    the Commission
               What is the process?

                         Stage 1        Stage 2                Stage 3
                        Individual                             Panel
 Submission                            Consensus                               Finalisation
                          reading                             Review

                                                  Activity   Area    Topic
                                                                               - Ranking list,
                                                   level     level    level    reserve list,
 Full Proposal                                                                 rejection list
                                                                               - Negotiation
 Proposal                                                                      - Approval by the
 forms                                                                         Programme
                                                                               - Award Decision
                                                                               - Grant
 Eligibility                                                                   Agreement

COMMISSION                    COMMISSION + EVALUATORS                         COMMISSION
Evaluation criteria

 1. Scientific and Technological excellence

         - Addressing the topic priorities
     - Degree of innovation, going beyond state of the
     - Demonstration component
     - Soundness of the concept
     - Methodology and Work Plan
Evaluation criteria

Frequent weaknesses:
 Scientific and technical quality (weak)
 Limited innovation, if any
 No clear view of deployment strategy
 Topic priorities not clearly addressed
 Insufficient demonstration part
 Insufficient quality of concept and work plan
Evaluation criteria

 2. Implementation

     - Complementarity of consortium partners and
     size of the consortium
     - Justified presence of all partners (no « cosmetic
     participants »)
     - Management structure and procedures
     - Risk management
     - Resource allocation (staff, equipment…)
Evaluation criteria

Frequent weaknesses:

   Fuzy implementation
   Unclear complementarity of consortium partners
   Unclear experience of some partners
   Shadow partners
   Inappropriate management structure
   Too large consortia
   Inappropriate resources allocation / justification
Evaluation criteria

 3. Impact

     - Monitoring and dissemination plans,
     exploitation of the results, IPRs
     - Contribution to the expected impact on the
     - Replication potential
     - EU added value
Evaluation criteria

Frequent weaknesses:

 Limited monitoring and dissemination
 No significant impact / lack of description
 No significant replication potential
 No significant European added value
 Lack of involvement of industrial partners
Scale of scoring

 0 The proposal fails to address the criterion under examination or
 cannot be judged due to missing or incomplete information

 1 Poor - The criterion is addressed in an inadequate manner, or there
 are serious inherent weaknesses

 2 Fair - While the proposal broadly addresses the criterion, there are
 significant weaknesses.

 3 Good - The proposal addresses the criterion well, needed

 4 Very Good - The proposal addresses the criterion very well, although
 certain improvements are still possible.

 5 Excellent - The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects
 of the criterion in question. Any shortcomings are minor.
Submission of your proposal – Check list

Electronic submission of proposals in EPSS (Part A + Part B)

- Does your planned work address the topic(s) open in the call?

- Is your proposal eligible?

- Is your proposal complete?

- Are you applying for the right funding scheme?

- Does your proposal follow the required structure?

- Do you have the agreement of all the members of the consortium to
  submit it on their behalf?

- Don’t wait for the last minute !
Closing recommendations: Read the Bibles

 Reference documents:
 - Work Programme
 - Guide(s) for Applicants
 - Rules of Submission, Evaluation and Award Procedures

 Available on CORDIS:

 How to apply: Participant Portal
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