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HORIZON 2020 The European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014 – 2020


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EDITORIAL

DEAR READER Education, research and innovation

SMEs – universities of applied sciences

are the key criteria in ensuring com-

and non-profit organisations have

petitiveness, job creation and stability

also successfully received funding

in Switzerland. In order to retain our

from the EU.

position as a highly innovative country, international collaboration is a

We are keen to continue this suc-

priority.

cess story through Horizon 2020. I am confident that researchers, com-

Our partnership with the European

panies and organisations in Swit-

Union is a crucial element of this.

zerland will once again put forward

Our participation in the European

pioneering and attractive projects. The

Framework Programme for Research

Euresearch information network of-

dates back more than 20 years and

fers support and guidance on behalf

has proved hugely successful. Swit-

of the Swiss federal government. Take

zerland, compared with other Euro-

advantage of their expertise and advice.

pean countries, boasts a high level of project participation and has an extremely successful track record in obtaining research funding. I believe it is also a hallmark of Switzerland's recognition, as an important location

Johann N. Schneider-Ammann

for research and innovation, that EU

Federal Councillor

funding is awarded to so many different institutions. The ETH domain

Head of the Federal Department

and universities lead the way. In addi-

of Economic Affairs, Education

tion, companies – in particular, many

and Research


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SWITZERLAND ASSOCIATED TO EUROPEAN RESEARCH

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ADVANTAGES OF PARTICIPATION

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HORIZON 2020 AT A GLANCE

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EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

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FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS

RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

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LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE & WELLBEING

FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY

SECURE, CLEAN & EFFICIENT ENERGY

SMART, GREEN & INTEGRATED TRANSPORT

CLIMATE ACTION, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY & RAW MATERIALS

INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE & REFLECTIVE SOCIETIES

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SECURE SOCIETIES

INNOVATION IN SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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FURTHER PROGRAMMES

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HOW TO GET STARTED

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EURESEARCH SERVICES & CONTACTS

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GLOSSARY


SWITZERLAND ASSOCIATED TO EUROPEAN RESEARCH The Framework Programme for Research has been the EU's

The EU Framework Programme is now the second largest

main instrument in implementation of its common science and

source of public funding in Switzerland, after the Swiss

technology policy since 1984. Horizon 2020 covers almost the

National Science Foundation. The largest beneficiary is the

entire value chain, from basic research and applied research

ETH domain, followed by universities and companies. In

through to technological development and demonstration

addition, a proportion of the funding also benefits non-profit

projects. The programme also typically aims to strengthen

organisations, universities of applied science and public in-

innovation by promoting collaboration between research and

stitutions. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and

industry. Furthermore, more than half the funds set aside for

Innovation publishes annual figures on Swiss participation in

Horizon 2020 will be invested in projects related to sustain-

the programme.

able development. Collaboration with the EU has been progressive, with SwitResearchers from Switzerland have been participating in the

zerland among the top countries regarding success rate,

EU Framework Programme on a project basis since 1987, ini-

number of participants, coordinated projects and funding

tially with their own funding. In 1992 the State Secretariat for

awarded. In addition, European research partnerships led

Education, Research and Innovation began funding participat-

to the creation of some 8 000 jobs and 240 companies in

ing projects, and in 2004 Switzerland signed a bilateral agree-

Switzerland between 2007 and 2012. Participation in Horizon

ment that allowed Swiss researchers to be awarded research

2020 is likely to have a similar impact.

funding directly from the EU Framework Programme, with all the associated rights and obligations. In return, the Swiss federal government makes a contribution to the EU Framework Programme's budget.

SUCCESS RATES OF FP7 PROJECT PROPOSALS BY COUNTRY (RANKING OF TOP 25 MEMBER STATES AND ASSOCIATE COUNTRIES, TOTAL) Source: European Commission, SERI Belgium Netherlands France Switzerland Norway Denmark Montenegro Sweden Germany Iceland United Kingdom Lativa Finland Ireland Estonia Israel Austria Hungary Lithuania Czech Republic Spain Malta Luxembourg Portugal Slovakia Total

26.7% 25.9% 25.5% 25.3% 25.0% 24.3% 24.1% 24.1% 24.0% 23.8% 23.7% 23.0% 22.7% 22.7% 22.0% 22.0% 21.9% 20.8% 20.8% 20.5% 20.3% 20.0% 20.0% 19.6% 19.4% 22.3% 0%

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10%

5% Member States

Associated States

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15%

20%

25%

30% Success rates


ADVANTAGES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME • • • • • •

NETWORKING RESEARCH FUNDING CLOSE-TO-MARKET RESEARCH GAIN NEW CLIENTS SME SUPPORT GAIN NEW EMPLOYEES

BENEFIT FROM EUROPEAN FUNDING The European Union funding for research and innovation

The following overview summarises the various advantages

offers numerous opportunities. Whether for small or medium-

of European Union funding by target groups. Pages 6 & 7

sized enterprises, universities, public or private research

present an overview on the funding programmes offered in

centres, industry, non-governmental organisations or individual

Horizon 2020.

researchers, the European Research Programmes present a multitude of suitable funding opportunities.

TARGET GROUPS ACADEMIA, RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS • Enhance scientific networks • Access to research infrastructure, techniques and new methods • Attract excellent researchers

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES • Support for close-to-market research in cooperation with international experts • Funding of research and development projects in collaboration with competent research partners • Establish contacts to potential new clients

LARGE COMPANIES AND INDUSTRY

UNIVERSITIES OF APPLIED SCIENCES

• Enhance strategic investments in key technologies

• Enhance scientific networks

• Targeted research within multi-partner consortia

• Create links to industry (through collaborative projects

• Attract excellent researchers

in societal challenges, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, ISE and ITN)

FUNDING FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT • Funding large high-risk/high-gain projects of individual «Principal Investigators» (ERC Grants) • Funding development of research careers (MC Fellowships) • Support for PhD and postdoc programmes (MC ITN and COFUND)

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HORIZON 2020 AT A GLANCE Horizon 2020, the European research and innovation programme for 2014 – 2020 with a budget of € 79 billion, comprises 3 key priorities. Each priority offers complementary programmes and activities for researchers and research teams from both the public and private sectors. The table below provides an overview of the main funding opportunities.

PRIORITY/KEY OBJECTIVES I) EXCELLENT SCIENCE SUPPORTING EXCELLENT EUROPEAN BASIC RESEARCH MAINLY VIA OPEN TOPIC PROJECTS

II) INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP BUILDING INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP IN EUROPE

PROGRAMMES

AREA OF RESEARCH/PROJECT TYPE

European Research Council (ERC) • Starting Grant • Consolidator Grant • Advanced Grant

All areas of research (any topic) Mainly individual projects

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) • FET Open • FET Proactive • FET Flagships

All areas of research (any topic) Mainly collaborative projects

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) • Individual Fellowships (IF) • Innovative Training Networks (ITN) • Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE) • Co-funding of Fellowship Programmes • Researcher's Night (NIGHT)

All areas of research (any topic) Individual fellowships and networks, allowing transnational and trans-institutional mobility of scientists and knowledge transfer

Research Infrastructures

Development of and access to research infrastructures of pan-European interest

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) • Key Enabling Technologies (KET) • Public Private Partnerships (PPP) • Space

Innovation and close-to-market research Focused implementation, pre-defined research topics Mainly collaborative projects

Access to risk finance

Risk finance, guarantee schemes and other schemes for research and innovation-driven companies (SME)

Innovation in SMEs

Specific support for SMEs throughout the innovation cycle: 1. Concept and feasibility check 2. R&D demonstration 3. Commercialisation

III) SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

The 7 societal challenges are:

SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS ADDRESSING IMPORTANT SOCIETAL CHALLENGES

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy Secure, clean and efficient energy

Smart, green and integrated transport Collaborative projects. Pre-defined research topics Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials

Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

Secure societies

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HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES

1. Science with and for Society

1. Collaborative projects

SEVERAL CROSS-SECTORIAL SCHEMES ACCOMPANY THE 3 MAIN PRIORITIES OF HORIZON 2020

2. Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation

2. Networks and twinning

3. European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

3. Large scale collaborative projects

4. Joint Research Centre (JRC)

4. Projects carried out by the JRC

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TARGET APPLICANTS

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

BUDGET (BILLION €)

FURTHER INFO

Outstanding PIs: promising and established group leaders

Scientific excellence Ground-breaking research Career development

13.09

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Research groups from universities, research organisations, SMEs and industry

Interdisciplinary, ground-breaking, innovative and high-risk research projects

2.70

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Researchers and research groups from universities, research organisations, SMEs and industry

Career development for individual researchers in different stages of their careers

6.16

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Universities, research organisations

Key infrastructures in pre-defined areas

2.49

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Researchers and research groups from SMEs, industry, universities, and research organisations, universities of Applied Sciences

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13.56

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2.84

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Information and Communication Technologies Nanotechnologies Micro & nano-electronics Photonics Advanced materials Biotechnology Advanced manufacturing and processing

Financial Institutions

SMEs

Innovation

Interdisciplinary research projects addressing:

Research groups from universities, research organisations, SMEs and industry, universities of Applied Sciences

Depending on the programme, researchers, research groups, universities, research organisations, NGOs, actors in innovation from Member States etc.

• Diseases • Therapies • Health promotion

• Diagnostics • Ageing • Health care systems

7.47

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• Agriculture • Food • Biotechnology

• Forestry • Environment • Aquatic living resources

3.85

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• Energy efficiency • Renewable energy • Smart cities and communities

5.93

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• Aviation • Road • Clean vehicles

6.34

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Social, economic and political inclusion and cohesion; social innovation; cultural heritage and European identity

1.31

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Fight against crime and terrorism; disaster resilient societies; border security; digital security

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1. Making scientific careers more attractive, gender equality, science education and the accessibility and use of results

0.46

2. Networking and twinning schemes enhancing the connections between researchers and innovators in all Member States and regions

0.82

3. Combining research, innovation and training in Knowledge and Innovation Communities

2.71

4. Providing scientific advice and technical know-how to support EU policies. Seven scientific institutes located in EU

1.90

• • • • •

• Rail • Waterborne

Fighting and adapting to climate change Sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems Sustainable supply of non-agricultural, non-energy raw materials Green economy through eco-innovation Global observation and information systems

Within and in addition to Horizon 2020, other opportunities for research and innovation funding are offered. This includes networking activities, public-private partnerships and joint programming. Further information can be found on pages 22 and 23.

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EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC)

The European Research Council (ERC)

being eligible. Excellence – of both the

funds frontier research projects of

project and the PI – is the only evalua-

outstanding

tion criterion.

Principal

Investigators

(PIs). It is governed by an independent body of distinguished scientists (Sci-

3 MAIN TYPES OF ERC GRANTS

entific Council) working independent-

• Starting Grant for researchers

ly from the EC. ERC projects are normally of a high-risk/high-gain nature, cross traditional disciplinary boarders and/or apply innovative approaches. Research topics are chosen by the

2 – 7 years after award of PhD • Consolidator Grant for researchers 7 – 12 years after award of PhD • Advanced Grant for established research leaders

applicants (bottom-up approach) with all fields of science and scholarships

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/erc

«It was the funding opportunity that provided the most longterm research horizon, and promised the most freedom and independence.» Dr Michalis Vlachos, IBM Research ERC Starting Grant holder

MININEXACT In the «Exact Mining from In-Exact Data» (MININEXACT) project, Dr Vlachos studies how to design common data transformations, such as compression or anonymisation, so that they do not hinder the data-mining capacity of the modified dataset.

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FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (FET)

The Future and Emerging Technolo-

• FET Flagships are ambitious, large-

gies (FET) scheme supports a unique

scale, science-driven, multidiscipli-

combination of high-risk, long-term,

nary research initiatives with the

multidisciplinary

collaborative

potential of putting Europe in the

research initiatives in ICT. It consists

forefront of science and provide a

of 3 complementary schemes :

basis for future technological inno-

and

vation and economic exploitation. • FET Open is a bottom-up approach ready to receive any new ideas

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/fet

without pre-conceived boundaries or deadlines.

The first two Flagships a started already in 2013:

• FET Proactive is a top-down approach, addressing research and

▶ www.humanbrainproject.eu

technological innovation in selected

▶ www.graphene-flagship.eu

themes defined in consultation with

TARGETED SMES • High-technology SMEs • Start-ups • Science-driven innovation

the research community.

«The project enables us to conduct research for two years that will lead to the development, engineering and marketing of a new product.» Dr Carolina Medrano, Rainbow Photonics AG COSIT Coordinator

COSIT COSIT (Compact High Brilliance Single Frequency THz Source) aims at developing a device that can detect the tiniest flaws in materials used for medical applications, for example, hip implants.

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MARIE SKŁODOWSKACURIE ACTIONS (MSCA)

The aim of the Marie Skłodowska-

THERE ARE 4

Curie Actions is to support researchers

DIFFERENT ACTIONS

at different stages of their career. The

• Individual Fellowships (IF)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are

• Innovative training networks (ITN)

open to all domains of research and

• Research and Innovation

innovation. Geographical mobility is

Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE)

a key requirement for the different

• Cofunding of existing or new

actions. The calls for proposals are

fellowship programmes

open to individual researchers as

(PhD and postdoctoral level)

well as to universities, research institutions, businesses (SMEs and large

PLUS RESEARCHERS' NIGHT

industry) and other socio-economic

• A ‘night of science’ that takes

actors from all countries. The age

place in different European cities.

of the applying researcher is not an eligibility criterion.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/msca

BENEFIT FOR SMES • Mobility among SMEs and academia • Staff exchange • Incoming paid researchers

«The networking effects are extremely valuable to us. We appreciate the good contacts we established with other researchers within and outside Europe.» Prof. Sabine Sczesny, University of Bern ITN-LCG Coordinator

ITN-LCG The Marie Curie Initial Training Network «Language, Cognition, and Gender» (ITN-LCG) investigates the various relationships between language and gender representations.

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RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

MAIN FOCUS

of optimal access to existing, prede-

The objective of the Research Infra-

fined, research infrastructures as well

structures programme is to ensure

as the creation of new research infra-

access for European researchers to

structures of pan-European interest.

world-class research infrastructures.

The latter are identified by the «Euro-

The EC considers not only major

pean Strategy Forum for Research

scientific equipment as research in-

Infrastructures» (ESFRI).

frastructure, but also sets of instruments, knowledge-based resources

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/ri

such as archives, databases etc. and

BENEFIT FOR SMES • High performance computing competence centres for SMEs • Innovation potential of research

enabling ICT infrastructures (e-Infra-

infrastructures

structures) such as grids, computing,

• SMEs as users of Research

software and communication infra-

Infrastructures

structure. Support is given in the form

«The EU facilitates the optimization and improvement of our methods a lot – without the funding we would not be half as fast as we are now.» Prof. Markus Grütter, University of Zurich P-CUBE Coordinator

P-CUBE P-CUBE (Infrastructure for Protein Production Platforms) involves three partner institutions, which operate the most advanced infrastructures for producing proteins, analyzing their structure on an atomic level and crystallising proteins so that their structure can be investigated.

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LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (LEIT)

The objective of LEIT is to build global

and

boosting

manufacturing and processing will

leadership that underpins competi-

competitiveness, creating jobs and

transform today's industry towards

tiveness across a range of existing

supporting growth.

more knowledge intensive, sustaina-

will

contribute

to

ble, trans-sectorial manufacturing and

and emerging industries and sectors. ▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/ict

processing technologies, resulting in more innovative products, processes

INFORMATION AND COMMUNI-

and services.

CATION TECHNOLOGIES

NANOTECHNOLOGIES,

ICT enables scientific progress in all

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND

disciplines. The potential and capabil-

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

ities of modern ICT systems are still

Nanotechnologies aim at securing

growing exponentially fuelled by the

Europe's leadership by stimulating in-

progress

vestment and uptake in high added-

in

electronics,

microsys-

competitive

products

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/nanomat

tems, networking, the ability to master

value,

and

increasingly complex cyberphysical

services across a range of sectors.

systems and robots and progress in

Advanced materials shall develop new

data processing and human-machine

functionalities and improved perfor-

interfaces. These new solutions will

mance, for more competitive products

enable a wealth of new business

by minimizing environmental impacts

developments in particular for SMEs,

and resource consumption. Advanced

BENEFIT FOR SMES • New EU RDI partners • New clients • Funding for innovation • Technology transfer • EU wide impact

«We can test new technology and use it before the finished product is on the market.»

David Brémaud, Flisom AG Co-founder Flisom AG

QCOALA QCOALA (Quality Control of Aluminium Laser Welded Assemblies) aims to develop an innovative process for laser welding and the required machine.

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LEADERSHIP IN ENABLING & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES (LEIT) – 2

BIOTECHNOLOGY

• Advances in space technologies

OTHER PPPs IN PREPARATION

Cutting edge biotechnology will serve

• Exploitation of space data

Robotics,

as future innovation drivers in gene-

• Support of international space

Security for Maritime Border Surveil-

5G

internet,

lance

partnerships

rating scientific and technological

Photonics,

know-how and its translation into industrial products and solutions.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/space

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/biotech

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/ppp

(PPPs) SPACE

In

The objective is to foster a competi-

the EU consults the industry via PPPs:

tive and innovative space industry

• Factories of the future (FOF)

and research community to develop

• Energy efficient buildings (Eeb)

and exploit space infrastructure to

• Green Cars (GC)

meet future European Union policy

• Smart City

and societal needs. Activities include:

• Future Internet

• European competitiveness,

• Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE)

non-dependence of the European space sector

several

technological

domains,

• Bio-based Industries for Growth in Europe (BRIDGE)

BENEFIT FOR SMES • Entrepreneurship support • Access to equity • Access to Venture Capital

«The international experience and networking is invaluable.»

Dr Sébastien Marcel, Idiap MOBIO Coordinator

MOBIO MOBIO (Mobile Biometry) aims at developing a technology for mobile phones that recognizes people by their voice, face or the interplay of both.

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HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE & WELLBEING

The objective is to improve the life-

• Advancing active & healthy ageing

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/health

long health and wellbeing of all to

• Integrated, sustainable

▶ IMI – www.imi.europa.eu

ensure high-quality and economically

citizen-centred care

▶ EDCTP – www.edctp.org

sustainable health and care systems.

• Improving health information, data

▶ AAL – www.aal-europe.eu

exploitation and providing an THE FOLLOWING

evidence base for health policies

AREAS ARE COVERED

and regulations

• Understanding health, ageing and disease • Effective health promotion,

Additional funding is available via Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI 2),

disease prevention,

European Developmental Clinical Trials

preparedness & screening

Partnership 2 (EDCTP 2) and Ambient

• Improving diagnosis

Assisted Living (AAL).

• Innovative treatments

TOPICS FOR SMES • Biomarkers & diagnostics • Clinical studies • Bioinformatics

& technologies

«Fortunately, the Euresearch Regional Office in Zurich and the National Contact Point (NCP) Health persuaded us to set up a consortium and adapt the project idea to fit the topic.» Dr Beatrice Pilger, Pike Pharma GmbH FLUINHIBIT Coordinator

FLUINHIBIT FLUINHIBIT's major objective is the discovery of molecule inhibitors of influenza polymerase subunit interactions as novel antiviral drug candidates, which will help to protect the public against future flu pandemics.

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FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY

FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE

THE BROAD LINES OF

AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY,

ACTIVITIES PLANNED ARE

MARINE AND MARITIME AND

• Sustainable and competitive

INLAND WATER RESEARCH AND

agriculture, livestock farming

THE BIOECONOMY

and forestry

The specific objective is to secure

• Sustainable and competitive

sufficient supplies of safe and high

agri-food sector for a safe,

quality food and other bio-based

affordable and healthy diet

products, by developing productive

• Unlocking the potential

and resource-efficient primary pro-

of aquatic living resources

duction systems, fostering related

fisheries, aquaculture and marine

ecosystem services, alongside com-

biotechnologies

petitive and low carbon supply chains. This will accelerate the transition to a

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/foodsecurity

• Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries

sustainable European bio-economy.

TOPICS FOR SMES • Farming • Forestry • Biomass

«The European Union is trying to involve small enterprises and promoting research not only for research's sake, but for the development of concrete applications.» Dr Stéphane Follonier, CSEM RADAR Coordinator

RADAR RADAR aims at developing an instrument to test solid or liquid material for toxins and pollutants. To achieve this, the researchers take receptor molecules from aquatic organisms that bind classes of toxins and alter them that they achieve a certain sensitivity and a broad specificity.

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SECURE, CLEAN & EFFICIENT ENERGY

MAIN FOCUS

non-technological solutions such as

LCE CALL TOPICS ARE

Reducing energy consumption and

new advisory, financing and demand

MAINLY IN THE AREAS OF

carbon footprint through smart and

management services.

• renewable electricity and heating/

The research and innovation oppor-

• the single European electricity grid

The energy sources and consum-

tunities under energy are organised

• energy storage technologies

ption patterns of Europe's industries,

around 3 calls in energy efficiency

• biofuels and alternative fuels

transport, buildings, towns and cities

(EE), competitive low-carbon energy

• sustainable use of fossil fuels

are largely unsustainable, leading to

(LCE) and Smart Cities and Communi-

significant environmental and climate

ties (SCC).

cooling

sustainable usage.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/energy

change impacts. The development of near-zero-emission buildings, highly

EE CALL TOPICS

efficient industries and mass take-

ARE IN THE AREAS OF

up

• buildings and consumers

of

energy-efficient

approaches

by companies, individuals, commu-

• heating and cooling

nities and cities will require not only

• industry and products

technological

• finance for sustainable energy

advances,

but

also

TOPICS FOR SMES • Renewable energy • Energy efficiency • Smart cities

«If we work only with Swiss partners, we may develop a system that sells only in Switzerland.»

Dr Michel Yves Haller, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil MacSheep Coordinator

MacSheep Heat pump and solar thermal panel systems that heat water or space need a certain input of electricity. MacSheep aims to develop a system that needs 25 % percent less electrical input than current systems.

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SMART, GREEN & INTEGRATED TRANSPORT

MAIN FOCUS

The transport research and innovation

Resource-efficient transport that re-

opportunities are organised around

spects the environment.

four calls in Mobility for Growth

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/transport

(MFG), Green Vehicles (GV), Small Research and innovation will substan-

Business and Fast Track Innovation for

tially contribute to the development

Transport (IT) and other actions.

and take up of the necessary solutions for all transport modes, which will

MFG IS ORGANISED AS FOLLOWS

drastically reduce transport emissions

• mode-specific challenges

that are harmful to the environment

(aviation, rail, road, waterborne)

(such as CO2, NOx, and SOx), lower

• transport integration specific

dependence on fossil fuels, and hence

challenges (urban mobility,

reduce transport impact on biodiver-

logistics, intelligent transport

sity and preserve natural resources.

systems, infrastructure)

To this end Europe has set a number

• cross-cutting issues

of targets for 2030 and 2050.

TOPICS FOR SMES • Mobility for growth • Clean vehicles • Smart cities and communities

«Partnering events are effective because I know who is there, what they are offering or looking for, and I can prepare myself accordingly.» Joachim Esser, Ecolistec AG CEO Ecolistec AG

ECOLISTEC Ecolistec AG offers 3 kinds of products for production sites: lifting systems, transportation systems and systems to clean, transport and test the quality of waste water. It focuses on high-quality products with a special concern for economical, ecological and sociopolitical sustainability.

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CLIMATE ACTION, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY & RAW MATERIALS

• Developing comprehensive and

The specific objective is to achieve a

THE BROAD LINES OF

resource-efficient and climate change

ACTIVITIES PLANNED ARE

sustained global environmental

resilient economy and a sustainable

• Fighting and adapting

observation and information

supply of raw materials, in order to meet the needs of a growing global population within the sustainable limits of the planet's natural resources. Activities will contribute to increasing European competitiveness and improving wellbeing, whilst assuring

to climate change

systems

• Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/climate

• Ensuring the sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials • Enabling the transition towards

environmental integrity and sustaina-

a green economy through

bility, keeping average global warming

eco-innovation

below 2°C and enabling ecosystems

TOPICS FOR SMES • Social innovation • Lifestyle change • Civil society

and society to adapt to climate change.

«Being the coordinator of this project is very interesting, stimulating and exciting. EnviroGRIDS has also given us more visibility.» Prof. Anthony Lehmann, University of Geneva EnviroGRIDS Coordinator

EnviroGRIDS EnviroGRIDS collects information about the state of water resources in the catchment area of the Black Sea. It aims at providing an infrastructure to enter, store and process this information and share it in adequate forms.

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INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE & REFLECTIVE SOCIETIES

The aim of this societal challenge is

THE FOCUS OF

to contribute to an understanding of

ACTIVITIES IS

Europe's intellectual basis, its history

• enhance social, economic and political inclusion in Europe

and the many European and non-European influences, as an inspiration for

• research into European heritage, memory, identity, etc. to explain

our lives today.

contemporary European diversity Europe is characterised by a variety

• research Europe's role in the world,

of different peoples, traditions and

it ties between global regions, and

national identities as well as by diffe-

a view of European cultures from

rent levels of economic and societal

outside

development. Migration and mobility, the media, industry and transport

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/ssh

contribute to the diversity of views

TOPICS FOR SMES • Social innovation • Cultural heritage

and lifestyles. This diversity and its

• Policy advice

opportunities should be recognised.

«We were the ones who had the idea for the project, so we also wanted to be the ones to manage it.»

Prof. Gianni d'Amato, University of Neuchatel SOM Coordinator

SOM SOM (Support and Opposition to Migration) aims to determine why and when potential conflicts over migration become politicised. The project focuses on 4 types of actors: the state, political parties, movements and the media.

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SECURE SOCIETIES

The specific objective of this societal

man-made disasters, cyber attacks,

challenge is to foster secure European

etc.), it is necessary to develop and

societies in a context of unprece-

apply innovative solutions as well as

dented transformations and growing

to improve the competitiveness of

global interdependencies and threats.

the related European industries, while

There is a widespread perception of

ensuring European citizens' individual

insecurity. This affects citizens directly

rights and freedom.

and has a wider impact on notions of trust, care and communication and is

As security policies should interact

linked to the level of preparation and

with different social policies, enhanc-

organisation of society.

ing the societal dimension of security research will be an important aspect

MAIN FOCUS

of this challenge.

In order to anticipate, prevent and manage the threats Europe is facing

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/security

(crime, violence, terrorism, natural/

TOPICS FOR SMES • CBRNE protection • Communication and interoperability • Data protection, privacy and ethics

«We can now involve our clients in such projects and act as advisors, which is excellent for customer loyalty.» Maximilian Wietek, Versuchsstollen Hagerbach AG Swiss Partner BRIDGE

BRIDGE When an earthquake destroys a densely populated area governments have to have, collect and share relevant data on the crisis. They have to be able to access the data in a comprehensible form when and where they need them. Bridge develops technical and organizational means to help meet these requirements.

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INNOVATION IN SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES)

Horizon 2020 offers a wide range of

funding and single company appli-

ENTERPRISE EUROPE

opportunities to enhance the growth

cations are possible. SMEs have easy

NETWORK (EEN)

and internationalisation of SMEs.

access to a 3 step support comple-

Personalised support to SMEs is given

mented by a personalised coaching:

by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

• Indirect support for SMEs is provided

1. Concept Stage: Funding of feasi-

partners at the regional level but in an

via the activities in «Access to Risk

bility or risk assessment, or a pilot

international context. Initiated and ani-

Finance» and «Innovation in SMEs».

application based on an idea/concept

mated by the European Commission,

Funding is given to SME support

(Business Plan I).

EEN gathers 600 partner organisations

organisations to share experiences,

2. Applied R&D Implementation:

in over 50 countries in Europe and

and to develop European best prac-

Funding for development, prototyp-

beyond, offering professional support

tices and for risk financing to better

ing, scaling-up or market replication

services for internationalisation and

support SMEs in innovation.

based on the outcome of the concept

innovation, bridging the gap between

stage.

research and the market and to facili-

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/

3. Commercialisation Support: No

tate transnational business-business

innovation-sme

funding but indirect support via

and

training and connecting activities to

partnerships. EEN helps SMEs to find

• Collaborative projects offer funding

access funding, e.g. via financial facil-

international business and innovation

to SMEs for R&D projects in multi-

ities supported under Horizon 2020.

partners, source new technologies,

disciplinary consortia within the

4. Personalised business coaching is

access EU funding or find a business

topic-driven programmes of Societal

offered to SMEs with funded pro-

application for a technology.

Challenges, Industrial Leadership and

jects to enhance commercial impact.

Public-Private Partnerships. This

Enterprise Europe Network partners

covers the most important Horizon

act as facilitator during and after the

2020 budget share for SMEs.

project.

• The new SME instrument is the key

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/

action empowering SMEs to bring

sme-instrument

ideas to market in a business-oriented approach. Only SMEs are eligible for

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business-academia

▶ www.swisseen.ch

innovation


FURTHER HORIZON 2020 & COMPLEMENTARY PROGRAMMES EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN

COPERNICUS

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COST)

The

programme

ERA-NETs are a funding mechanism

In this intergovernmental framework,

Copernicus (former GMES) was created

of the European Commission (EC) for

nationally funded basic research is

by the European Space Agency (ESA)

national and regional funding bodies

coordinated on a European level to

and is carried out in partnership by the

and programme managers to support

reduce the fragmentation in European

European Commission (EC) and the ESA

the coordination of national research

research investments and to foster

Member States in order to prepare the

activities.

cooperation. COST thus focuses on the

operational phase of the satellite services

launch calls for proposals, each with its

support of networking activities.

developed within GMES.

own specific rules.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/cost

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/copernicus

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/era-net

CLIMATE KIC

EUROPEAN AND DEVELOPING

INNOVATIVE MEDICINES

The aim of this Knowledge and Innova-

COUNTRIES CLINICAL TRIALS

INITIATIVE 2 (IMI 2)

tion Community (KIC) of the European

PARTNERSHIP 2 (EDCTP 2)

IMI is a cooperation between the Euro-

Institute of Innovation and Technology

EDCTP aims to accelerate the develop-

pean Commission (EC) and the European

(EIT) is for Europe to be at the forefront

ment

drugs,

Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries

of the «green revolution», providing the

vaccines and microbicides against HIV/

and Associations (EFPIA) aiming at the

innovation, entrepreneurship, education

AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, with a

improvement of the drug development

and expert guidance needed to shape

focus on phase II and III clinical trials in

processes (not to develop new drugs).

Europe's climate change agenda.

sub-Saharan Africa.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/climate-kic

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/edctp

AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL)

EUROPEAN METROLOGY

MORE YEARS, BETTER LIVES

AAL is a Joint Programme run by the AAL

PROGRAMME FOR INNOVATION

The Joint Programming Initiative More

Partner States and the European Com-

AND RESEARCH (EMPIR)

Years, Better Lives follows a transnational,

mission (EC) aimed at enhancing the

EURAMET 's EMPIR activities comprise

multi-disciplinary

quality of life of the elderly through the

leading-edge research associated with

together

use of Information and Communication

international measurement units and

researchers from various disciplines in

Technologies

programme

research that addresses the so-called

order to provide solutions for upcom-

demand-

grand challenges in areas of energy,

ing challenges and to make use of the

environment and health.

potential of societal change in Europe.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/empir

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/

supports

(ICT).

The

close-to-market,

driven research and development (R&D) projects selected from regularly published calls for proposals. ▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/aal

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Earth

of

ERA-NETS

observation

new

or

improved

The

established

ERA-Nets

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/imi

research

jp-demographic

approach

bringing

programmes

and


CLEAN SKY

EUREKA

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Clean Sky supports development and

The aim of this programme is to encour-

& SYSTEMS INITIATIVE (ECSEL)

demonstration projects on Green Air

age companies, research institutes and

ECSEL is the merger of the former

Transport in order to speed up techno-

universities to work together on applied

ARTEMIS and ENIAC initiatives with the

logical breakthrough developments and

and market-oriented R&D within trans-

aim of boosting Europe's electronics

to shorten the time to market for new

national projects in order to bring inno-

design and manufacturing capabilities.

solutions tested on Full Scale Demon-

vative products, processes and services

strators.

to the market.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/cleansky

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/eureka

FUEL CELLS

A HEALTHY DIET FOR

The former Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

A HEALTHY LIFE (JPI HDHL)

Joint Undertaking supports research

The

A

The Joint Programming Initiative on Neu-

projects to speed up the development

Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life provides a

rodegenerative Diseases aims to tackle

of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies

roadmap for harmonised and structured

the challenge of neurodegenerative dis-

in Europe and to enable their commer-

research efforts in the area of food,

eases, in particular Alzheimer's disease.

cialisation.

nutrition, health and physical activity.

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/fuelcells

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/hdhl

EIT ICT LABS (KIC)

JPI AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY

THE MICROBIAL CHALLENGE – AN

The Knowledge and Innovation Commu-

AND CLIMATE CHANGE (FACCE JPI)

EMERGING THREAT TO HUMAN

nity EIT ICT Labs of the European Insti-

The FACCE Joint Programming Initiative

HEALTH (JPIAMR)

tute of Innovation and Technology focus

addresses the interconnected challenges

The Joint Programming Initiative on

on the future Information and Commu-

of sustainable agriculture, food security

antimicrobial

nication Society.

and impact of climate change.

increasing health threat of drug-resistant

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/eit-ict-labs

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/facce

Joint

Programming

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/ecsel

NEURODEGENERATIVE Initiative

DISEASE RESEARCH (JPND)

▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/jpnd

resistance

tackles

microbes. ▶ www.euresearch.ch/en/jpiamr

KIC INNOENERGY The aim of the Knowledge and Innovation Community KIC InnoEnergy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is to contribute to a sustainable, safe and low carbon energy supply for Europe. ▶ www.euresearch.ch/kic-innoenergy

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HOW TO GET STARTED The preparation of a project for Horizon 2020 needs careful planning in order to be successful. Euresearch offers support during all phases of the complex process from proposal preparation to project implementation. The following table outlines the phases for collaborative projects up to proposal submission (i.e. mainly applicable to the pillars Societal Challenges, Industrial Leadership and FET). The application process of the Excellence Science pillar follows different, in general less complex procedures. PROJECT IDEA It is crucial to scrutinise your project idea very carefully in order to ensure it be supported by Horizon 2020. Your project needs to match the expectations of the European Commission and in addition consortia must consist of appropriate partners. PHASES • Find an appropriate Horizon 2020 funding programme

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PHASES • Register on the Participant Portal

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EVALUATION AND NEGOTIATION After submission of your application, proposals are evaluated by means of peer review. Coordinators of successful proposals are invited to enter into negotiations of the Grant Agreement (contract). Once the Grant Agreement is signed, the project can start. For most collaborative projects, the additional conclusion of a Consortium Agreement specifying legal arrangements within the Consortium is mandatory. HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE? • Most calls indicate an upper limit of budget • Budget what you need up to this limit • Reimbursement: research activities: 100 %; activities close to the market: 70 % • + indirect costs of 25 % (flat rate)

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EURESEARCH

Euresearch, Swiss Guide to European Research and Innovation Euresearch is the Swiss network mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation to provide targeted information, hands-on advice and transnational partnering related to European research and innovation programmes. WE INFORM • Overview of the European Research and Innovation programmes • Upcoming calls and opportunities • Participation and funding rules

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▶ Subscribe to our E-Alert service: www.euresearch.ch/en/ealerts

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ACRONYM

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DEFINITION

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 – The European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

AAL

Ambient Assisted Living

BRIDGE

Bio-based and Renewable Industries for Development and Growth in Europe

COST

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

EC

European Commission

EDCTP 2

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership 2

ECSEL

Electronic Components & Systems Initiative

EeB

Energy Efficient Buildings

EEN

Enterprise Europe Network

EIT

European Institute of Innovation & Technology

EMPIR

European Metrology Research and Innovation Programme

ERC

European Research Council

EU

European Union

FET

Future and Emerging Technologies

FoF

Factories of the Future

GA

Grant Agreement

GC

Green Cars

HO

Euresearch Head Office

ICT

Information and Communication Technologies

IF

Individual Fellowships

IMI 2

Innovative Medicines Initiative 2

ITN

Innovative Training Networks

JPI

Joint Programming Initiative

JPIAMR

Joint Programming Initiative Antimicrobial Resistance

JPND

Neurodegenerative Disease Research

JRC

Joint Research Centre

KIC

Knowledge and Innovation Community

LEIT

Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies

MSCA

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

NCP

National Contact Point

NGOs

Non Governmental Organisations

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PPPS

Public-Private Partnerships

PPSS

Participant Portal Submission System

RDI

Research, Development & Innovation

RISE

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme

RO

Euresearch Regional Office

SBIR

Small Business Innovation and Research Programme

SERI

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises

SPIRE

Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency

UAS

Universities of Applied Sciences

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