Horizon 2020 ‘First Results’ Publication

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation within the EC has published a booklet with results of the first 100 Horizon 2020 calls for proposals which closed by 1 December 2014.

Some of the initial findings included in the booklet have already been published by the Commission on its website in early July, however the publication contains a wealth of statistical information on the first calls and covers the participation of Member States/Associated Countries and third countries, their success rates and number of applications submitted. It also includes information about the grants agreements signed and types of organisations participating in the first projects.


Lists of H2020 Expert Evaluators Now Available Online

The EC has published lists of expert evaluators who reviewed Horizon 2020 proposals in 2014.

Lists are available for each part of Horizon 2020, including Excellent Science and Science With and For Society, and contain the experts’ names, gender and nationality, as well as information about their organisations and competences.

The lists can be found in the ‘Reference Documents’ section on the Research Participant Portal (scroll to the bottom).


EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/16 – Call

epsrclogowebThe call is now open for the EPSRC Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/16. The details are as follows:

A budget of £5 million is available to support projects that must progress previous EPSRC funded research towards impact within a healthcare application. Proposals should build upon existing strengths and expertise and demonstrate potential to address an unmet healthcare need and/or offer significant added value over current or alternative healthcare solutions. Applications to this call should bring a creative and multidisciplinary approach to the cross cutting capability identified underpinning at least one of the four grand challenge areas.

This call is open to academics, from eligible UK research organisations, that have been a principal investigator or co-investigator on at least one EPSRC grant that completed on or after 01 April 2010 (inclusive) or is due to finish by April 2016. This grant must be clearly relatable to the cross cutting capabilities of Disruptive Sensing and analysis and/or Medical device design and innovation. Applicants will be required to work in partnership with at least one business partner to progress their previous research outputs towards impact

All proposals should also demonstrate clinical engagement in order to ensure the research will address an unmet clinical need. Proposals will be assessed on the impact generated from their previous EPSRC-funded grant, the suitability of the proposed research team, the engagement of the business partner, the quality of the proposed research and the extent to which further support will progress the previously funded research towards impact in healthcare.

Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their intent to submit by 16:00 on 27th August 2015. Applicants that do not register their intent to submit before the deadline will be ineligible for the call. The final call deadline will be the 24th September 2015.

To find out more and register to submit – Click Here
To view the Healthcare Technologies Strategy Document – Click Here


CDE Security for Internet of Things – Call

photo.jpgThe Ministry of Defence’s Centre for Defence Enterprise, in collaboration with the Security Secret Intelligence Services, will shortly be inviting proposals for its security for the internet of things themed competition. The call opens on 10 September 2015 when the full competition details will be published.

This competition seeks research projects that identify innovative technologies or approaches in order to meet the challenges created by the internet of things, such as multiple connected sensors that are capable of communicating with their environment. Proposals should address the following areas of interest:

• Collating and visualising data on subjects of interest from a diverse, sensor-rich, loosely connected environment that operates across different protocols and standards;
• Identifying how sure a hypothesis is that two events, users or devices are connected, based on the data gathered.

Each project may receive between £60,000 and £90,000 over three months in phase 1, followed by a split of £1m funding available for phase 2 projects, which will be considered on a per-project basis.

The competition will be briefed at the CDE Innovation Network Event on the 1st October 2015, with the closing date for this call being the 29th October 2015 at 5pm.

To find out more – Click Here
To sign up to the CDE Innovation Network Event – Click Here

Innovate UK CyberSec KTP – Call

innovate-uk-logoInnovate UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are jointly investing up to £0.5m to help UK companies establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the area of cyber security. Partnerships between academic institutions and businesses are encouraged to support innovation and help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity.

This will mean a budget of around 80K to encourage businesses to work with a research organisation and newly-qualified graduate. This funding covers part of the cost of a graduate working in your company on a specific innovation project, with the research partner supervising the graduate’s work.

This initiative will support KTP projects to enable SMEs in the cyber security sector to access research-driven knowledge and capability from academia to help them access strategic opportunities, tackle significant challenges they might be facing and support the development of new innovative processes and solutions.

The final deadline for applications is the 11th May 2016 but it is strongly recommended to
apply as soon as possible.

To find out more – Click Here (PDF)
To find out how to apply – Click Here