Announcing the call for FET Flagship Pilots in the Commission ICT Work-Programme 2011-2012
In the new Commission ICT Work Programme 2011-2012 there is a new call (with deadline December the 2nd 2010) for Coordination and Support Actions designed to identify FET-Flagship Candidate (if you don't know what a FET-Flagship is a good place to start from is
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Objective ICT-2011.9.5: FET Flagship Initiative Preparatory Actions
FET Flagship Initiatives are science-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiatives oriented towards a unifying goal and nucleated from ICT future and emerging technologies. The goals of such initiatives should be visionary and highly ambitious, requiring cooperation among a range of scientific disciplines and research topics going beyond the ICT programme. FET Flagship Initiatives are envisioned to be long term programmes on a scale much beyond current FET Proactive Initiatives. The overarching nature and magnitude implies that they can only be realised through a federated effort of key stakeholders, building on European excellence. Specific aspects to consider are:
Mission: the unifying goal should be a clearly formulated and broadly accepted long term vision involving major challenges in science and technology, requiring a large federated effort, and justified via comparison with existing activities and state of the art
Impact: a clear leverage effect, substantial progress and major innovation in science and technology; affecting competitiveness of European industry, society, governance and sustainability, considering potential ethical and legal implications
Integration: an operational framework describing how relevant disciplines, stakeholders and resources will be brought together at European or larger scale, and how they can be efficiently coordinated under strong scientific leadership along a cohesive roadmap with reasonable milestones that mark valuable interim results.
a) Complete design and description of a consolidated candidate FET Flagship Initiative, including assessment of feasibility in scientific, technical and financial terms, i.e. with a well-defined goal thoroughly justified in terms of scientific advance and impact, implementation plan, an operational framework, the identification of resources, maturity, capacity, clear evidence of commitment from key stakeholders (in particular scientific communities, Member States and Associated Countries, funding agencies and global partners) with adequate level of integration and identity of the supporting community, and the development of an integrative research agenda to enable the launch of a FET Flagship by 2013. The objective is to support in the order of 5-6 projects, with a maximum duration of 12 months, addressing this target outcome.
b) Provide support to the setup of candidate FET Flagships by coordination of common issues, e.g. establishment of common platforms to tackle frequent tasks or shared interests, promoting networking and structuring of communities, organisation of joint events etc. The objective is to support 1 project, with a funding in the order of EUR 1 million, addressing this target outcome.
A goal-driven, federated effort towards a challenging scientific or technological vision to generate European scientific leadership, and a strong potential for longer term technological innovation and economic exploitation.
Involvement and commitment from key stakeholders.
Launch of FET Flagship Initiatives that deliver through their implementation key benefits for science, technology, economy and society, and which will significantly contribute to the coordination of EU and national research programmes and initiatives.
CSA: The objective is to support in the order of 5-6 projects, with a maximum duration of 12 months, under target outcome a) and 1 project, with a funding in the order of EUR 1 million, under target outcome b).
Indicative Budget Distribution
EUR 10 million
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