Horizontal Research Activities involving SMEs

					                       Horizontal Research
                  Activities involving SMEs



General Introduction to Call 1 of

n   Co-operative Research

n   Collective Research



                    Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                      Horizontal Research
                 Activities involving SMEs



n   The Information Package
n   Support Documents
n   Proposal Preparation
n   Evaluation and Negotiation
n   Support for Proposers


                   Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                 Horizontal Research
                            Activities involving SMEs

           The Information Package
n   Guide for Proposers – Call specific
n   The FP6 in Brief
    Ø Guide on activities, funds, thematic areas, type of
      instruments
n   Workprogramme
    Ø Description of content of objectives open for
      proposals
    Ø Indicative timetable for the implementation of
      activities
n   Call for proposals
                              Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                              Horizontal Research
                         Activities involving SMEs


      Additional Support Documents
                (available from January 2003)

n   Evaluation Manual
    Ø General principles and procedures used
n   Guideline for Evaluators
n   Model contract and its annexes
n   Background document on Co-operative
    and Collective Research

                           Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                   Horizontal Research
                              Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
n   Eligible Partners
    n   EU Member States
    n   Associated States
    n   International Organisations of European interest and
        Joint Research Centre

    Ø Co-operation with INCO target countries welcomed (10
      million Euro available)
    Check minimum requirements to make up
              your consortium ! Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                               Horizontal Research
                          Activities involving SMEs


General Issues on Proposal Preparation
n   Submission scheme
    ØCo-operative Research: one stage submission
    ØCollective Research: two stage submission

n   Consortium composition
    ØDetails on the minimum of participants set out in
     the specific calls


                             Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                 Horizontal Research
                            Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
                            cont’d

n   Proposal structure
    Ø Part A: forms for administrative information
    Ø Part B: nature of work, role of participants

n   Proposal language
    Ø Any official language of EU possible; but English is
      recommended
    Ø If not in English, the proposal’s abstract in Part B
      must be in English
                               Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                 Horizontal Research
                            Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
                            cont’d

n   Electronic proposal submission scheme
    Ø Online
    Ø Downloadable

n   Deadline for proposal reception
    Ø To be received before or on the deadline at the
      address specific to the call


                              Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                 Horizontal Research
                            Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
                            cont’d

n   Proposal Pre-registration
    Ø To assist the Commission in its evaluation and
      planning

n   Pre-proposal check
    Ø No facility is provided




                                Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                     Horizontal Research
                                Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
                                cont’d
n   Ethical rules for FP6 projects
    § Ethical and safety issues of proposed research to be
      clearly indicated or how they will be dealt
    § Where necessary ethical checks during the evaluation will
      be carried out
    Ø Ethical check based on
       n   National legislation
       n   EC legislation
       n   International conventions and declarations
       n   Protection of animals
                                   Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                             Horizontal Research
                        Activities involving SMEs

General Issues on Proposal Preparation
                        cont’d

n   Integrating the gender dimension in FP6
    projects
    ÜPromoting equal opportunities between women
     and men in research




                          Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                                       Horizontal Research
                                  Activities involving SMEs

                Evaluation & Negotiation
n   Evaluation by independent experts
n   Contract negotiation
    n   Applies to two levels:
         Ø Scientific & technological
         Ø Administrative & financial
    n   Legal & financial information viability checks
         Ø Requested    from private non-profit and private
          enterprises
    n   Consortium agreement is a must
         Ø To   be signed before contract offer by Commission
                                     Joachim Ball, European Commission, DG RTD B3
                               Horizontal Research
                          Activities involving SMEs


            Support for Proposers
n   SME-Helpdesk
n   Partner Search on CORDIS
n   National Contact Points
n   Information Days
n   The IPR Helpdesk
n   EIB & EIF (loans, venture capital, guarantees)


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