Oproep voor deelname aan: "Europese prijs voor innovatie in fusieonderzoek"

zondag, 12 januari, 2014

De eerste call for proposals onder the Horizon 2020 Programme, "European Prize for Innovation in fusion research",  is nu gepubliceerd. De prijs is een nieuw instrument om excellent innovatief onderzoek in de fusiewereld te ondersteunen om de kwaliteit van de onderzoekers en industrie te onderstrepen, zie hieronder alle details.

Misschien toch nog een kleine waarschuwing (met dank aan Eric Boom): Een korte scan van de documenten maakt duidelijk dat het hier om een vrij selecte prijsvraag gaat die kan leiden tot het winnen van een bedrag van 5, 10 of 15 k€ als je aantoonbaar deelneemt aan een Euratom programma en een innovatieve applicatie (waarvoor je gebruik van het IP hebt geregeld) naar de markt wil brengen. De indruk is dat het alleen loont als je (binnen bovenstaande beperkingen) een innovatieve applicatie/spin-off van research op de plank hebt liggen en dit “prijzengeld” als extraatje wilt proberen binnen te halen. Ook zijn de procedures van de EC vrij omslachtig, dus enige oefening hierin vooraf is eveneens gewenst.

We are very pleased to announce that our first call for proposals under the Horizon 2020 Programme, "European Prize for Innovation in fusion research",  has now been published. The prize is a new funding instrument introduced by the Horizon 2020 Programme designed to showcase and reward excellence in innovation, as well as highlight the quality of the researchers and industries involved. You can see full description of the call here:  http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020-prize-innovation-soft-2014.html

Call summary

Eligibility criteria:
- The contestant must be a researcher, research team or industrial participant benefitting from Euratom financial support, and be resident in an EU Member State or a Euratom Associated Country. Example of proof: details of a specific contract associated to the Euratom fusion research programme; copy of any official document of identification (passport, driving licence etc.). If you are not an EU citizen, you must present a document proving your residency in the EU or an Associated Country (e.g. a copy of your visa or work permit).
- The researcher, research team or industrial participant has acquired permission from the owner of the intellectual property rights to submit an application. The owner of the IPR should comment on the state of the IPR: free or contractually embedded, and name of eventual contractor/s.
- The contestant's submission will consist of a complete application for the 'European Prize for Innovation in fusion research' including:
• a technical description of the innovation;
• a state of the art assessment of the innovation (using publically available patent data base such as the EPO Espacenet);
• an account, in general terms, of the market potential for the exploitation of the innovation;
• the contribution that the prize could provide for the exploitation of the innovation.

Award criteria:
- The originality and replicability: the idea is innovative and the result of lateral thinking and proves to be original and first-of-a-kind used in the industry or in the domain of application.
- Technical analysis applied: the application will need to include patent information on the state of the art in the associated technology field (using publically available patent data base such as the EPO Espacenet).
- Clarity: the concept must be clear, logical and well-illustrated.
- The planned use of the prize money: the application should present an awareness of all relevant innovation aspects and include identification of the market needs and business opportunities and where this prize could contribute to the successful exploitation and further development of the innovation.

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