FP7 Funding Programme Agenda

FP7 Funding Programme Agenda

A networking reception and dinner (at cost of the participants) will be arranged the evening before the course.

08:00 Registration

08:30 Welcome by Dirk Beernaert, Head of Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission

09:00 Introduction to FP7

  • Policy driven research - use of public funds


  • Relevant themes covered
  • Project types and funding rates
  • Work programme structure
  • Essential documents and sources
  • Call schedule and submission procedures
  • Real life examples

10:15 Testimonial by Aixtron

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Fund selection and proposal planning

  • Decision tree for your project
  • Getting started

Call Analysis Techniques and Pre-proposal

  • Call structure
  • Defining objectives
  • Real life example
  • Pre-proposal overview

Consortium building

  • The ideal consortium
  • Partner types and roles
  • Finding and securing partners
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement and Letters of Intent

Work plan design

  • Work package structure, terminology
  • Interdisciplinary project planning
  • Linking objectives to results
  • Plan versus reality

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Scientific and Technological Quality

  • Progress beyond state of the art
  • Conveying scientific excellence
  • Use of references
  • Compare the funding programmes

Contribution policy / impact

  • Identification of key policies
  • Local, regional and European (+/- global) impacts, European added value, quantification of impacts

Research Project Management

  • Scaling management, Roles and responsibilities
  • Information flows & decision making structures
  • Steering committee / Management Board, Quality assurance

14:45 Testimonial by Vistec, Olaf Fortagne

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Financial planning

  • Direct and indirect cost
  • Person month rates and distribution, National differences
  • Sub-contracting

Dissemination and Exploitation

  • What’s the difference
  • Project identity
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Communication planning

16:15 Questions / Discussion

17:00 Finish

The Trainer

RTD Services is specialised in development and management of European and national Research and Technological Development (RTD) for universities, research organisations and technology companies. After more than 12 years experience, RTD Services offers seminars and interactive workshops which combine theoretical background and best practice experience in research management. The trainers from RTD Services have extensive experience in research project development and management, as well as being either a national expert and/or an evaluator for the European Commission. RTD Services participates in several FP6, FP7 and nationally funded projects covering management, dissemination, legal and IPR issues. RTD Services: Lazarettgasse 3/4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. http://www.rtd-services.com