European Research and Innovation Strategies
 

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European Research and Innovation Strategies

2017+

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Overview of the Workshop

The aim of this half-day workshop is designed to help research organisations understand the trends in European Research and Innovation and to design appropriate strategies to respond to these trends.

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Who should attend?

This course is relevant to individuals who are responsible for the design of research strategies in Universities, Research Centres, Regional Development Agencies and research intensive companies.

Workshop Presenter: Sean McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

Duration: 9:00 to 12:30

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Contents of Workshop

Module 1: The Profile of the top Organisations in Horizon 2020

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Success Criteria in Horizon 2020

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Research Excellence versus Performance in Horizon 2020

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Where to find the most successful organisations in Horizon 2020

Module 2: European Research and Innovation Strategies

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European Policies, European Programmes and European Projects

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How to identify the most appropriate funding programmes

Module 3: Trends in European Funding 2005-2017+

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Towards a European Research Area (2000)

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Open Innovation (2003)

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Financial Crisis (2008)

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EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) (2010)

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Juncker Plan (2015)

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Mid-Term Review of Horizon 2020 (2017)

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Future Directions (Towards Framework 9)

Module 4: How to Participate in EU Decision Making (Lobbying)

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Different Types of Lobbying in Horizon 2020

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Who's Who in H2020 Lobbying

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How Workprogrammes are Prepared

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How Framework 9 will be Prepared

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How to Monitor/Influence the Development of Framework 9

Module 5: How to Increase Success Rates in Horizon 2020 (Proposal Clinics)

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Success Rates in Horizon 2020 (Official vs Real)

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How to Identify Weak Proposals

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Screening of Proposals using  'Proposal Clinics'

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Proposal Clinics for ERC Proposals

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Proposal Clinics for Pillar II/III Proposals

Module 6: Research Support Services 2017+

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Different Categories of Researchers

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Support Needed by the Different Categories of Researchers

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Support Services from Call to Deadline

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Support Services during Workprogramme Preparation

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Support Services to improve participation in decision making process (Lobbying)

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Support Services for Strategic Planning

 

Programme Designer and Presenter

The programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). Sean has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes. Since 1995 over 65,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 210 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm). More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm