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TOPIC : Facilitating knowledge management, networking and coordination in NMP

Topic identifier: NMP-36-2014
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
11 December 2013
Deadline: 06 May 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: The Horizon 2020 programme for the key enabling technologies of nanotechnology, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and processing needs to function as a catalyst within the larger European Research Area. To be effective, the programme needs to be supported by a knowledge management system capturing the key performance indicators in industrial policy. EU Member States and Associated Countries should be aware how their research systems for enabling and industrial technologies relate with each other and with Horizon 2020, and support is needed for this coordination.

Another aspect of the networking and coordination involves the ERA-NETs in the field of NMP.  ERA-NETs have been set-up in FP6 and FP7 on a wide range of scientific subjects and disciplines relevant to the NMP Programme. While focusing on different scientific areas, they all work towards achieving a common goal of the transnational networking and coordination of national research programmes and address a number of horizontal issues, such as the mapping of existing research potential and foresight activities, the launching of joint calls and addressing the challenges of IPR rules.

Scope: The coordination action should bring together the experience in the various networks to address issues of common interest including synergies with other actors, e.g. ETPs, PPPs and European Regional and Investment Funds; foresight activities; education and training needs; opportunities and strategies for international cooperation; communication and societal dialogue; synergies with Social Sciences and Humanities actors; gender issues; and widening participation.

The project should foresee the inclusion of existing and new ERA-NETs in the NMP area, to prepare and facilitate the future of the ERA-NET instrument and act as a venue for identifying emerging needs and sharing of interests between the national funding agencies, which will eventually lead to joint call definitions under the new instrument.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 250 000 and 500 000 would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. No more than one proposal will be funded.

Expected impact:

   Structuring and integration of European Research Area in the field of the key enabling technologies of nanotechnology, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing;

   processing through shared understanding of key performance and coordinated formulation of needs beyond the core Horizon 2020 funding.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Action

Cross-cutting Priorities:

International cooperation
Gender
Socio-economic science and humanities

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.


     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: For single-stage and second-stage evaluations, the threshold for the criteria Excellence and Impact will be 4. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 12.
    In case of equal overall scores in the ranked list, the priority order of proposals will be established in accordance with part H of the General Annexes, except that proposals will be ranked on the basis of individual scores for the Impact criterion before the Excellence criterion.


    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process


     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement


     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    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.

     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. 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.

 

Additional documents

  • Flash call info en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en

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