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					    The 6th European Research Framework Program
            Future & Emerging Technologies

              3rd QIPC call information event:

                     17 February 2004
                         Bratislava


                       Dr. Gustav Kalbe
                     European Commission


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                     Content


        Context

        6th Framework Program

        FET




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                        The RTD context


         Lisbon Council !

         ERA: Pooling of European RTD resources

         FP6: a key tool to help realize ERA

         A new approach and new instruments

         FP6 is not business as usual!



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                                                                                6th Framework Program Structure
                                                                                                        INTEGRATING EUROPEAN RESEARCH
                                            PRIORITY THEMATIC AREAS                                                                                                                                                        ANTICIPATING S&T NEEDS




                                                                                                                                                                             Citizens and governance in the
                                                                                                                                          Sustainable development and
                                                Nanotechnologies, intelligent




                                                                                                           Food safety and health risks
     Genomic and biotechnology




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Frontier research, unexpected

                                                                                Aeronautics and space
                                 TECHNOLOGIES



                                                                                                                                                                                                              Research for policy support
                                  INFORMATION




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            developments
                                                mat., new production
                                     SOCIETY




                                                                                                                                                                             knowledge society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specific SME activities




                                                                                                                                          global change
     for health




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Specific international cooperation activities
                                                processes




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JRC activities


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATIONS
                                                              STRUCTURING THE ERA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OF ERA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Development of
        Research and     Human resources                                                                Research                                                        Science and                                  Coordination of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            research/ innovation
        human innovation & mobility                                                                     infrastructures                                                 society                                      research activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            policies




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                    6th Framework Program:
                            Budget

   Priority Thematic Areas            12.770 M€
     –   Genomics                       2.255 M€
     –   IST                            3.625 M€
     –   Nanotechnologies               1.300 M€
     –   Aeronautics & Space            1.075 M€
     –   Food Quality & Safety            685 M€
     –   Sustainable Development        2.120 M€
     –   Citizens & Governance            225 M€
     –   Anticipating S&T Needs         2.345 M€
   Structuring the ERA                 3.050 M€
   Strengthening ERA Foundations         450 M€

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                        Workprogram in FP6


   Provides further details on …
    the Scientific and technical content of the calls
   Defines the evaluation and selection criteria
     – common set derived from the rules for participation
     – additional criteria depending on objectives
   Defines the terms of the calls for proposals
     – objectives to be called for
     – distribution of budget between old and new instruments
   Updated as appropriate
     – every year for IST



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            The strategic objectives: what
                  do they describe?


=> Topics addressed by Strategic Objectives !

For each objective, the WP:
 Defines the goals to be achieved with RTD in Europe
 Focuses on the parts that need to be addressed with the
  EU effort
 Provides guidance on the types of instruments that need
  to be supported
 Identifies the links with member-states activities
 Identifies links with policies, e.g. eEurope,..



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                     IST in FP6: Objectives

   Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness & technology base
   Building the information and knowledge society for ALL
   Establishing Europe’s leadership in the technologies at the
    heart of the knowledge economy and society

                      IST in FP6: Strategy

   Concentration and focus, building critical mass
   Visionary, forward looking research
   Strong articulation between research and policy objectives
   Flexibility and greater speed in implementation

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         6th Framework Program:
                Instruments


       Integrated Projects (IP)
       Networks of Excellence (NoE)

       Targeted research projects (STREP)
       Co-ordination actions (CA)
       Specific Support Actions (SSA)
       Article 169




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            Purpose of Integrated Projects (IP)


   Designed to generate the knowledge required to implement
    the priority thematic areas of FP6
     – by integrating the critical mass of activities and resources
       needed
     – to achieve ambitious, clearly defined scientific and
       technological objectives

   Essentially an instrument for supporting objective-driven
    research of a European dimension




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                    Meaning of integration in IPs

   Each IP should comprise a coherent set of component parts

   Internal architecture may vary depending on topic, scope and
    managerial approach of each IP

   Forms of integration:
     –   “vertical” - full value chain of stakeholders
     –   “horizontal” - multidisciplinarity
     –   “sectoral” - private/public
     –   “financial” - synergy with other schemes (EIB, Eurêka)



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                           Activities


Activities integrated by a project may cover the full research
spectrum
 – objective-driven research (long term & risky allowed)
 – technological development and demonstration as appropriate
 – may contain training
 – effective management of knowledge is essential (e.g. dissemination,
   patents, … )
 – take-up measures can be included
 – societal impact studies possible
 – the whole carried out in a coherent management framework




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          Network of Excellence (NoE): Objectives

   Strengthen Europe’s excellence on a particular research
    topic
     – by integrating the critical mass of expertise needed to provide
       European leadership and be a world force
     – around a joint programme of activities


   Tackling the fragmentation of European research
     – where the main deliverable is a durable structuring and shaping of
       how research is carried out in Europe


   Spreading excellence beyond its partners


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           NoE: The joint program of activities (1)

   Integrating activities

     –   coordinated programming of the partners’ activities
     –   sharing of research platforms/tools/facilities
     –   joint management of the knowledge portfolio
     –   staff mobility and exchanges
     –   relocation of staff, teams, equipment
     –   reinforced electronic communication systems




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         NoE: The joint program of activities (2)



   Joint research activities: a programme of joint research to
    support the network’s goals

     – development of new research tools and platforms for common
       use
     – generating new knowledge to fill gaps in or to extend the
       collective knowledge portfolio




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         NoE: The joint program of activities (3)



   Activities to spread excellence

     – training researchers and other key staff
     – dissemination and communication activities
     – networking activities to help transfer knowledge to teams
       external to the network
     – where appropriate, promoting the exploitation of the results
       generated within the network
     – where appropriate, innovation-related activities




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      NoE: The joint program of activities (4)

Network management

  – overall coordination of the joint activities
  – communication with the Commission, reporting
  – activities linked to consortium-level financing and accounting
    management and legal issues
  – coordination of the knowledge management activities, if
    appropriate, other innovation-related activities
  – promotion of gender equality
  – science and society issues
  – supporting the governing board and other network bodies



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              Traditional Instrument: STREP

“Specific Targeted Research Project”

   Targeted, well defined and precisely focused research
    and technological development

   Demonstration component(s) as appropriate

   Project management

equivalent to the projects in FP5

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                Traditional Instrument: CA

“Co-ordination Action”

   Organisation of conferences;
   Performance of studies, analysis;
   Exchanges of personnel;
   Exchange and dissemination of good practice;
   Setting up of common information systems;
   Setting up of expert groups;
   Definition, organisation, management of joint or common
    initiatives.

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               Traditional Instrument: SSA
“Specific Support Action”

   Conferences, seminars, working groups and expert groups;
   Studies, analysis;
   Fact findings and monitoring;
   Trans-national technology transfer and take-up related
    services;
   Development of research or innovation strategies;
   High level scientific awards and competitions;
   Operational support and dissemination, information and
    communication activities.


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                    Future & Emerging Technologies (FET)


        Visionary and exploratory research
        Longer-term or high-risk research
        ‘Nursery’ of novel ideas - trend-setting
        Interdisciplinary
        Helping new IST-related S&T fields and communities to
         emerge
        Complementary to
          – other IST strategic objectives
          – other FP6 ‘Anticipating S&T needs / frontier research’
            (new fields / multidisciplinary work)



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                               Future & Emerging
                                 Technologies
         Open scheme: openness to unforeseeable ideas
           – reflects research trends
           – continuos submission
           – STREP & CA/SSA only
         Proactive initiatives: critical mass where focus is needed
           –   strategic vision, common objective
           –   fixed deadline calls
           –   call topics defined every year
           –   IP & NoE only
           –   e.g. ‘quantum information processing & communications’ (QIPC),
               ‘emerging nanoelectronics’ (NID), ‘global computing’ (GC), ‘bio-
               inspired intelligent information systems’



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                           Where to find more


          European Commission: europa.eu.int
          6th FWP: www.cordis.lu/fp6
          FET: www.cordis.lu/ist/fet/home.htm
          National Contact Points:
           www.cordis.lu/national_service/en/candidate_countries.htm




                                             gustav.kalbe@cec.eu.int



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                               Immediate Action !



        Evaluation / Review Expert for the European Commission:
          – Registre at: http://alpha8.cc.cec.eu.int:7163/emi/index.html


        Call 3 + CORRECTIVE CALL




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