| Deadline: 31 October 2016

Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Eastern Partnership countries in EU Brokerage Events

This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Members States or Associated Countries. The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the projects, namely 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. Maximum funding per grant is 1,500 EUR.

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TheFP7-funded IncoNet EaP project has developed a grant scheme to financially support the participation of local researchers from Eastern Partnership countries in large-scale brokerage events and other similar activities in EU Member States or Associated Countries, which are related to Horizon2020. Such events provide an excellent arena for researchers to liaise and develop synergies, therefore the participation of researchers from the targeted countries will increase their opportunities to get involved and be taken onboard in consortia set up in EU MS/AC countries. It will also allow the researchers to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.

The thematic priorities of the call are the three Societal Challenges targeted by the project, namely: 'Health', 'Energy' and 'Climate Change'. The events that can be chosen from will be: Networking events, Brokerage events organised by the European Commission, large international events organised by other European networks (e.g Enterprise Europe Network).

Guidelines for Applicants

Eligibility criteria

These criteria have to be met in order to be eligible for participation:

  • Be a member or an employee of a research institution/organisation and/or of a network of organisations and/or of a higher education institution and/or of an SME-enterprise working on research. The aim is that the participation will have a multiplier effect in the country and/or region.
  • Conduct research in one of the partner countries (AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD, UA)
  • Submit a completely filled in application form along with all the required documentation.
  • Have a PhD degree and/or at least three years’ full time experience in research.
  • Carry out research in one of Societal Challenges: Health, Energy or Climate Change.
  • Speak English fluently.
  • Have some international experience (already existing contacts in other countries, participation in previous international conferences and collaborations, etc.).
  • Be committed to participate in a particular Horizon2020 call.

Evaluation criteria

  • Scientific excellence/Research performance (publications, patents, project, etc.) (40% of the score)
  • Previous international cooperation activities (projects and/or structured cooperation with other countries; trainings abroad; participation in international conferences, etc.) (20% of the score)
  • Commitment to participate in a particular Horizon2020 Call, commitment to take full advantage of the participation in the event: expected outcome, concrete plans for cooperation, participation in Horizon2020 calls should be described in more detail (40% of the score)

    Additional evaluation criteria:
  • Gender: Encouragement of female researchers to participate
  • Encouragement of young researchers
  • Additional activities planned during the event (e.g. giving a presentation, taking part in a poster session, submitting a partner search profile, scheduling a bilateral meeting etc.)

Important dates

Deadline for submission: 31 October 2016
Latest date of the selected event: 30 November 2016

Selection Process  

Formality and eligibility check
The Local IncoNet EaP Partner will be responsible for the formality and eligibility check. Applications

Evaluation
The evaluation, based on a specified scoring matrix (see below) will be carried out by the Local Partners, the Task Leader and the Coordinator.

Funding Requirements

The Grants will be paid by the Local Partner as a reimbursement for travel costs (travel, accommodation, event participation fee, visa costs and per diem or actual expenses in accordance to Local Partner rules). The Grant cannot exceed 1,500 euro.

If the cost of participation exceeds this amount, the additional cost must be borne by the Grant recipient.

An advance payment up to 75% of the budget may be paid to the Grant recipients (covering travel, accommodation and visa) while the remaining costs (per diem, actual expenses during stay, according to the Local Partner rules) will be reimbursed upon the return of the researcher and the handing of the participation evidence and related documents (Event Participation Report) to the Local partner.

Recommended Events

 Title   Week of Health and Innovation Matchmaking
 Topic   Health
 Start Date   4 October 2016
 End Date   7 October 2016
 Deadline   1 October 2016
 City   Odense
 Country   Denmark
 Cost   free of charge
 Link   https://www.b2match.eu/whinn2016                                 

 

 Title   Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2016 - MIT4LS2016
 Topic   Health
 Start Date   26 October 2016
 End Date   28 October 2016
 Deadline   10 October 2016
 City   Rome
 Country   Country Italy
 Cost   free of charge
 Link   https://www.b2match.eu/mit4ls2016                                 

 

 Title   Healthcare Brokerage Event MEDICA 2016
 Topic   Health
 Start Date   15 November 2016
 End Date   17 November 2016
 Deadline   2 November 2016
 City   Düsseldorf
 Country   Germany
 Cost   100-200 EUR
 Link   http://www.b2match.eu/medica2016 (under construction)
link for 2015: https://www.b2match.eu/medica2015  

 

 Title   Pollutec 'Green Days' Lyon 2016
 Topic   Energy, Climate Change
 Start Date   29 November 2016
 End Date   2 December 2016
 Deadline   28 November 2016
 City    Lyon
 Country   France
 Cost   free of charge
 Link   Registration and information website under constuction
last edition : www.b2match.eu/greendays2014-pollutec)   

 

Further events: http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/eve/event/listevents

Please note that application for other events (out of the list above) is possible.

Contact

Please get in touch with the Local Partner in your country for any questions regarding the eligibility criteria and the application process:

For general enquiries you can also contact:

Ildiko Dorogi
International Expert
Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development, RCISD
H-1021 Budapest, Hűvösvölgyi út 54. V./1
E-mail: ildiko.dorogi@rcisd.eu


Attachment: Horizon 2020 work programmes

Please find here some indicative calls in the 3 Societal Challenges in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017, which encourage the participation of third countries:

Health - H2020-SC1-2016-2017

  • SC1-PM-01-2016: Multi omics for personalised therapies addressing diseases of the immune system
    Proposals should address relevant ethical implications, take into account sex and gender differences and include a section on research data management. International cooperation is requested. In line with the Union's strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation proposals should create strategic synergies between scientists across disciplines, sectors and around the globe.
  • SC1-PM-04–2016: Networking and optimising the use of population and patient cohorts at EU level
    Synergies with relevant existing European infrastructures and additional collaborations with relevant international initiatives are encouraged. Proposals should also engage with relevant international/national/regional authorities to ensure that findings are implemented and translated into health policy.
  • SC1-PM-21-2016: Implementation research for scaling-up of evidence based innovations and good practice in Europe and low- and middle-income countries
    Proposals should seek to replicate and scale up a comprehensive intervention in the field of health systems that is innovative and well-researched, supported by sufficient documented evidence. This scaling up can take place within Europe as well as outside it, notably in low- and middle-income countries.

Energy - H2020-SC3-2016-2017

  • SCC-1-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects
  • LCE-6-2017: New knowledge and technologies/Wind energy

International cooperation with leading groups outside Europe is encouraged.

Climate Action - H2020-SC5-2016-2017

  • SC5-02-2017: Integrated European regional modelling and climate prediction system
    In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with countries having developed similar systems and with countries wishing to develop capacities.
  • SC5-05-2016: A 1.5 million year look into the past for improving climate predictions
    In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged.
  • SC5-06-2016-2017: Pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy in the timeframe 2030-2050 and beyond
    b) Assessment of the global mitigation efforts in the perspective of the long-term climate goal (2016)
    In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with countries that substantially contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals should include partners from (non-European) high-, middle- and/or low-income countries.
  • SC5-08-2017: Large-scale demonstrators on nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction
    In line with the strategy for EU international cooperation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), cooperation and synergies with similar international demonstration activities on nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction and climate change adaptation, funded under different financial arrangements or programmes, is encouraged to facilitate mutual learning, sharing of experience, networking and follow-up.
  • SC5-11-2016: Supporting international cooperation activities on water
    The challenge is to further enhance the opening of the Water JPI to international cooperation and thus contribute to creating a coherent European Research Area that is open to international cooperation in the area of water – a global research and innovation challenge par excellence.
  • SC5-13-2016-2017: New solutions for sustainable production of raw materials
    In line with the EU's strategy for international co-operation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497) international co-operation is encouraged.
    Proposals shall address only one of the following issues:
    a) Sustainable selective low impact mining (2016):
    b) New technologies for the enhanced recovery of by-products (2016)
    c) New sensitive exploration technologies (2017)
  • SC5-14-2016-2017: Raw materials Innovation actions
    In line with the EU's strategy for international co-operation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497) international cooperation is encouraged.
    Proposals shall address only one of the following issues:
    a) Intelligent mining on land (2016)
    b) Processing of lower grade and/or complex primary and/or secondary raw materials in the most sustainable ways (2017)
    c) Sustainable metallurgical processes (2017)
  • SC5-16-2016-2017: Raw materials international co-operation
    b) Advancing the idea of a World Forum on Raw Materials (2016)
    In line with the strategy for EU international co-operation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international co-operation is required, in particular with G20 Member countries as well as the other third countries active in the mining and other raw materials sectors, and international organisations.
    c) International network of raw materials training centres (2017)
    In line with the EU's strategy for international co-operation in research and innovation (COM(2012)497), international collaboration is required.
 
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