H2020 and Societal Challenges A. Hamid El-Zoheiry, Heliopolis University Cairo, Egypt

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> H2020 and Societal Challenges A. Hamid El-Zoheiry, Heliopolis University Cairo, Egypt </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Objective Take stock of Societal Challenges in H2020 in terms of Priorities and Opportunities for MPCs </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> H2020: What's new? A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives* Coupling research to innovation from research to retail, all forms of innovation Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health, clean energy and transport Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes in all EU countries and beyond The 7 th Research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Three priorities Excellent science Excellent science Industrial leadership Industrial leadership Societal challenges Societal challenges </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Priority 1. Excellent science World class science is the foundation of tomorrows technologies, jobs and wellbeing European Research Council Frontier research by the best individual teams Future and Emerging Technologies Collaborative research to open new fields of innovation Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions Opportunities for training and career development Research infrastructures (including e-infrastructure) Ensuring access to world-class facilities </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Priority 2. Industrial leadership Strategic investments in key technologies (e.g. advanced manufacturing, micro-electronics) underpin innovation across existing and emerging sectors Need for more innovative SMEs to create growth and jobs Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (ICT, nanotechnologies, materials, biotechnology, manufacturing, space) Access to risk finance Leveraging private finance and venture capital for research and innovation Innovation in SMEs Fostering all forms of innovation in all types of SMEs </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Priority 3. Societal challenges Breakthrough solutions come from multi- disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences &amp; humanities Health, demographic change and wellbeing Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research &amp; the bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy* Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and secure societies </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> International Cooperation International cooperation is crucial to address many Horizon 2020 objectives Principle of general openness: the programme will remain to be the most open funding programme in the world Horizon 2020 shall be open to the association of: acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates and selected international partner countries that fulfil the relevant criteria (capacity, track record, close economic and geographical links to the Union, etc.) Targeted actions to be implemented taking a strategic approach to international cooperation (dedicated measures in the 'Inclusive, innovative and secure societies' challenge) </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> INCO in H2020 vs FP7 No ad-hoc INCO Work Programme No Specific Actions having the inclusion of MPCs as eligibility criteria but open topics Open topics Instruments: research &amp; innovation actions or support actions (horizontal issues, policy, cooperation and dialogue) International cooperation hidden accross pillars and challenges </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Renewed Euro-Med Partnership A new response to a changing Neighbourhood Development of Common Knowledge and Innovation Space (CKIS) New approach to cooperation: mutual benefit, mutual accountability and differentiation Mutual Interest &amp; shared Benefit based on the principles of co-ownership and co-management with co-funding of activities New impetus given by the Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Research and Innovation held in Barcelona (2-3/04/2012) Thematic areas addressed: water, energy, health, transport and marine sciences. Key cross-cutting issues addressed: Innovation, changing society, coordination of programmes, infrastructure, mobility </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> EU South Mediterranean R&amp;I cooperation Specific activities to promote the EU South Mediterranean cooperation Support to bilateral activities (Bilats) Support to regional platforms INCO-Nets (MIRA/MedSPRING) Building competence in research labs (ERA-WIDEs) ERANET MED Bridging the gap between research and innovation (R2I) </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> EU South Mediterranean R&amp;I cooperation Bilateral policy dialogues 5 S&amp;T agreements: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia 2 association agreements in FP7: Israel, Turkey Bi-regional policy dialogue The Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD (MoCo) -17 meetings since 1995 </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> EU South Mediterranean R&amp;I cooperation in FP7 (2007-2013) 296 FP7 funded projects Success rate 13% 704 million EUR EU contribution to the projects 62 million EUR EU contribution to the South Mediterranean partners 586 participations of public and private South Mediterranean institutions Main thematic areas of cooperation KBBE, Environment, ICT. </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Synergy with the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI) The ENPI supports research capacity building through the implementation of Research Development and Innovation Programme (RDI): Egypt (11 M + 20 M), Algeria (21 M), Jordan (5+5 M), Morocco (1.35 M), Tunisia (12 M) </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> MPCs Participation in FP7 364 participants in 193 projects Specific ProgrammeParticipationsNumber of projects SP1 - Cooperation238120 SP2 - Ideas11 SP3 - People11 SP4 - Capacities11461 </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Thematic distribution ENERGYENVHEALTHICTKBBENMPSECSPASSHTPT Grand Total Projects8 28 1612 33 62663120 Particip.1954342772827105238 </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> MPC Priority Setting Excercises MIRA Thematic workshops (2009-2011) Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation, Barcelona (April, 2012) Common Research &amp; Innovation Agenda CRIA, 2012 (Food, Water, Energy) MED-SPRING EMEG 17 </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Calls topics addressed to Mediterranean A total number of 47 different call topics (KBBE, ENERGY and ENV) for the period 2007-2013. 18 </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Correspondance MIRA - FP7 calls KBBE (Food/ Agriculture): water scarcity management in agriculture, post harvest losses, agro-food products and global market. ENERGY: Concentrating Solar Power ENV: Coastal zone, Freshwater ecosystems and Natural Hazards Others: Health, Nanotechnologies 19 </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> MedSpring Project and Horizon 2020 Resource efficiency High Quality Affordable Food Energy CLIMATE ACTION, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND RAW MATERIALS SECURE, CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, MARINE AND MARITIME RESEARCH AND THE BIO-ECONOMY 20 </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> H2020- 1 st WP 2014-2015 Analysis of relevant topics to MPCs </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Methodology Analysis of WPs 2014-2015 of H2020 identifying topics having geographic focus or being of potential thematic interest for the Mediterranean Partner Countries Grouping topics into four cathegories: 1) Direct geographic relevance (Mediterranean) 2) Indirect geographic relevance (ENP, Africa, S&amp;T agreemets) 3) International cooperation connotation (no geographic focus) 4)Thematic relevance (potential thematic interest for MPCs) </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Focus on Societal Challenges The majority (82 out of 127) of the topics identified in the four categories belong to Pillar III Societal Challenges. Food appears to be the most recurring in the four categories. Considering direct or indirect geographic relevance, the most recurring SC are Climate and Societies, followed by Food and Transport. </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (1/3) The 3 topics with direct geographic relevance are all included in Pillar III, and related to SC Food (1 topic) and SC Societies (2 topics) The 11 topics with indirect geographic relevance are included in Pillar I (2 topics) and Pillar III (9 topics). The SC addressed by these topics are: Food, Transport, Climate and Societies. </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Mediterranean dimension of H2020 (2/3) List of Topics with direct geographic relevance 1) Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through enhanced governance and social innovation (ISIB 3 2015) 2) Re-invigorating the partnership between the two shores of the Mediterranean (INT 6 2015) 3) Towards a new geopolitical order in the South and East Mediterranean (INT 7 -2015) </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Conclusions All H2020 SCs represent potential priority areas for the MPCs. However, opportunities/capacities of partnership with the EU have to be further explored and determined. H2020s 1 st WP has limited focus on the Mediterranean (3 topics, all in SC Pillar). H2020 is not the ultimate or only programme for Euro-Med cooperation and is still not appropriate for several actions (CB or infrastructure..) Food &amp; Environment (incl. Water) seem to be the two areas with strongest participation of MPCs in FP7 </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Thank you for your attention! </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License www.medspring.eu </li> </ul>