TOPIC : Support for enhancing and demonstrating the impact of KET Biotechnology projects
|Publication date:||14 October 2015|
|Types of action:||CSA Coordination and support action|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 20 September 2016||Deadline:||19 January 2017 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
11 January 2017 10:28
Switzerland as associated country
From 1 January 2017 Switzerland is associated to the whole Horizon 2020 programme instead of the previous partial association.
This applies to all the grant agreements signed on 1 January 2017 and afterwards.
For more information please see the relevant Note on the Participant Portal.
Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
Dissemination, exploitation and transfer of project results are crucial activities during project life-time and beyond in order to make sure that projects have the expected impacts. Clustering of project activities, according to objectives and addressed themes, and linking them with corresponding existing technology transfer activities are effective ways to stimulate the uptake of project results and the exploitation of synergies. An adequate monitoring of such activities during the project lifetime and beyond is also needed to ensure an effective implementation at programme level.Scope:
The coordination action should aim in particular to actively cluster existing activities under the KET Biotechnology programme of Horizon 2020 and might also include related prior activities launched under FP7.
Activities may include:
- Reviews of recent technological developments, publications, international R&I programmes within the technological area of the cluster;
- Workshops with top-ranked international experts from various disciplines aiming at the elaboration of future KET Biotechnology priorities within this cluster and identifying research gaps;
- Science Intelligence: Gathering information about business trends and market prospects within and outside the EU, including relevant analytical and information/publication activities;
- Promotion of the activities of the cluster, e.g. organizing international conferences, and national or international road shows highlighting the achievements within the cluster, involving also policy makers and/or the general public.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 700000 and 1000000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
- Speeding up industrial exploitation and uptake of results of KET Biotechnology projects.
- Stimulating network and alliance formation for further RTD and industrial innovation based on KET Biotechnology achievements, including the development and practical application of a clustering model.
- Added value beyond the original scope of the KET Biotechnology projects by exploiting synergies and sharing best practice. Increased public awareness of the activities in this area by targeted communication activities.
- More effective execution of activities of common interest, such as IPR management, standardisation and policy making.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- LIST OF COUNTRIES and APPLICABLE RULES FOR FUNDING
described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong &Macau, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).
- ELIGIBILITY and ADMISSIBILITY CONDITIONS
described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold:
The criteria, scoring and threshold are described in General Annex H of the work programme.
The procedure for setting a priority order for proposals with the same score is given in General Annex H of the work programme. The following exceptions apply:
Under 3 (a)
Proposals are first ranked in separate lists according to the topics against which they were submitted (‘topic ranked lists’). When comparing ex aequo proposals from different topics, proposals having a higher position in their respective 'topic ranked list' will be considered to have a higher priority in the overall ranked list.
Under 3 (b)
For all topics and types of action, the prioritisation will be done first on the basis of the score for Impact, and then on that for Excellence.
3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
- INDICATIVE TIMETABLE for EVALUATION and GRANT AGREEMENT
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
- PROVISIONS, PROPOSAL TEMPLATES and EVALUATION FORMS
for the type of action under this topic
Coordination and Support Action:
Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement
- ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.
- OPEN ACCESS
Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.
Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.
Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.
Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.
- Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.
- Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.
The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
- ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas)
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
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