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For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21 languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme


FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.

Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: Topic "Innovative heat transfer concepts": we plan to build a technology equipment to serve the working system of this technology in different modes and prove on the one hand the viability of technology and do the modifications if need. Are the building cost of this equipment eligible as "demonstration activity" and get 50% support from the project budget or would only the cost of the procedure to test, measure, analyze of this equipment be eligible as "demonstration activity". Should we then need to find an other source to produce/build/install this equipment (not including the project cost) ?
A: Maximum EC grant is based on an estimation of eligible costs prepared by the partners and negotiated with the Commission, to which the reimbursement rate is applied according to the activity and type of organisation. Costs are eligible if "used for the sole purpose of achieving the objectives of the project and its expected results, in a manner consistent with the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness (Article II.14.1.e) of EC Model Grant Agreement . Thus if the technology equipment is used only for the purpose of the project and necessary to achieve the project objectives the costs of this equipment are eligible. Please also note that under the FP7 Research and Demonstration Programme of the European Union, only cost for innovative equipment and/or systems are eligible under this Programme. Costs incurred for conventional equipment and/or systems might not be considered eligible.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( Energy )


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