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Yellow Research provides training and consultancy in the field of EU Framework Programmes, University-Industry Interaction and Managing Technology Transfer Offices. We have in-depth knowledge of pre-reviewing proposals, in particular ERC and Marie Curie proposals, co-writing Cooperation proposals, business development and translating project proposals into consortium agreements and R&D contracts. We aim to share our experience with the broad-based creative research community to expand the boundaries of University-Industry Interaction and create new and stimulating ways of innovation. To you, we pledge solid service, advice and above all training!

H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN Grants – call 2014

The first call for Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowships in H2020 involve the Innovative Training Networks (ITN), including European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) and European Joint Doctorates (EJD), with expected deadlines on April 8th 2014.

Even though the budget of the Marie Curie actions is increased in H2020, the competition is expected to be fierce with expected success rates comparable to the last call of FP7. Based on our experiences with FP7 Marie Curie proposals as well as with other collaborative grants like FP7 COOP, this workshop provides you with valuable information and input for writing a competitive H2020 Marie Curie ITN proposal.

We provide you with solid background information about the objectives, the policy context and the basic principles of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks of H2020. We will focus on the evaluation procedure and the 3 new (consolidated) evaluation criteria: Excellence, Impact and Implementation. In addition, based on our long-term and extensive experience with Marie Curie ITN proposals we are able to provide you with information on success factors and fail factors for your MSC ITN proposal.

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Horizon 2020 – Writing Successful Collaborative Projects

Horizon 2020 is taking shape and a final agreement on Establishing Horizon 2020, Rules for Participation and Dissemination and the Specific Programme H2020, will most likely be reached in November.

The H2020 Specific Programme supports the Europe 2020 strategy through 3 priorities. Each pillar is driven by a different group of stakeholders and has its own focus:

  • Pillar I: Excellent Science: agenda is set by the scientific community. The pillar supports the European Research Council grants, Research Infrastructures, Future and Emerging Technologies and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions.
  • Pillar II: Industrial Leadership, driven by the business agenda. Research under this pillar will accelerate the development of new technologies which will underpin future business and economic growth.
  • Pillar III: Societal Challenges: policy driven and addressing the major societal challenges identified in Europe 2020 policy strategy.

The new structure of H2020 will generate new challenges in writing a successful project proposal. However, despite the increased budget of € 70,2 billion, the competition in H2020 is expected to be even fiercer than in FP7 and this requires a thorough preparation by researchers and support staff.

The Yellow Research H2020 Workshop “Writing Successful Collaborative Projects” addresses the most recent developments of H2020 with specific focus on pillars II and III.

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Upcoming H2020 workshop: ERC Starting & Consolidator Grants

The existing ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants will continue under H2020 as part of pillar I “Excellent Science”.

The ERC is expected to receive 17% of the total H2020 budget, the greater part of which will be allocated to the support of the young researchers under the Starting and Consolidator Grants. However, anticipating on a strong increase of applications, researchers shall be allowed to apply for an ERC grant every second year only. The first deadlines are expected in March/April 2014.

Yellow Research is planning ERC integrated Starting & Consolidator training in February 2014, to help you preparing for H2020 ERC and producing a competitive ERC proposal.

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Horizon 2020 – Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships

Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSC) Individual Fellowships in H2020 involve European and Reintegration Fellowships (held in Member States or associated countries) as well as Global Fellowships (based on a secondment to a third country).

Even though the budget of the MSC actions is increased in H2020, the competition is expected to be fierce with expected success rates comparable to FP7 (average of about 20%). Based on the experiences in MSC as well as with other individual grants like ERC, this workshop provides you with valuable information and input for writing a competitive H2020 Marie Curie IF proposal.

We will provide you with solid background information about the objectives, the policy context and the basic principles of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships of H2020 with specific attention to the changes compared to FP7. The workshop will focus on the evaluation procedure and the 3 new (consolidated) evaluation criteria: Excellence, Impact and Implementation.  The aim is to increase your understanding the overall evaluation process.

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