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Horizon 2020 Panel


Filipa Duarte
Portuguese Framework Programme Promotion Office (GPPQ)
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Portugal
 
Filipa Duarte received her PhD in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in December 2008. After, she was a researcher at the Ultra Low Power DSP group at the Holst Centre/IMEC, The Netherlands. She returned to Portugal in 2010 and was a research manager at FCT/UNL. Now, she is the Nacional Contact Point for ICT Theme for Horizon 2020.

Carlos Salema
Instituto de Telecomunicações – Lisboa
Portugal
 
Carlos Salema is currently Professor Emeritus at IST and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Instituto de Telecomunicações, the largest R&D centre in Telecommunications in Portugal. Full member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, and of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. Authored several books and hundreds of scientific articles, he is the Portuguese delegate for the ICT Theme of all the Framework Programmes until now.

Tanya Nikolova
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium
 
Tanya Nikolova is currently working in the Photonics Unit at the European Commission. Her portfolio covers variety of projects in the field of photonics: biophotonics, communications, plasmonics, LED, ect. She is also responsible for Research, Education and Training (WG7 of Photonics21), External & Internal communication strategy and support, Outreach activities, Web Editor of the unit, organization and coordination of events as ICT 2012, 2013 events, Made in Europe event in Oct 2012 in the European Parliament, Lighting Berlaymont activity as well as supporting the policy in the field of photonics. She has studied Quantum Electronics, Economics and European Integration.



This session will present the main characteristics of the new framework programme – Horizon 2020 – starting in January 2014 running until 2020. We will emphasize the programme trends and innovative aspects; present the relevant topics and deadlines, particularly in optics, photonics and lasers areas. We will also have time for a debate that will identify possible strategies and a set of good practices and alerts in order to increase the success rate of the Portuguese institu-tions in submission to the Horizon 2020.

The participation of Portuguese institutions in FP7 Cooperation programme for the ICT Theme [1] has gathered a total of 103,17 M€1, which corresponds around 1.35% of the total EU financing for this Theme. The statistical analysis of the Portuguese participation indicate that the majority of institutions that participate in the FP7 ICT programme have been Research Institutions, although the participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is high compared with other themes. Still, we can identify a decrease in the financial contribution gathered by the Portuguese institutions in the last 2 years of the ICT calls. In the beginning of 2014, a new financial instrument will start, the Horizon 2020 [2]. Running from 2014 to 2020 with approximately €70 billion budget, the EU's new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 (H2020) will implement the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. H2020 will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area by 2014. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation. This session will present the main characteristics of H2020. We will emphasize the programme trends and innovative aspects; present the relevant topics and deadlines, particularly in optics, photonics and lasers areas. We will also benefit from the experience of speakers experience that will be able to present a set of good practices and alerts related to the way projects should be written and executed. Moreover, we will identify possible strategies to increase the success rate of the Portuguese institutions in submission to the Horizon 2020.

1 There are calls open for ICT Theme until 10th December 2013. 103,17 M€ is the funding gathered at 1st August 2013.

References
[1] http://www.gppq.fct.pt/_7pq/participacao_pt.php?tema=XVZuVbcPMs9kWSvU0ovrXCKFA8g0d4eNWNk7Spl6B9g
[2] http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm
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