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issue: Supporting Suggestion: Back to basics different types of - Implement an ordinary funding scheme to be communicated as the general research activities in funding instrument of Horizon 2020 a simple manner without overcomplicating - The ordinary funding scheme should entail a x+n model in which research the rules for participation projects are evaluated after a period of up to four years and successful projects holding market potential are funded for an additional 2-3 yearswith a focus on commercialisation - Keep the number of supporting funding schemes to a minimum with few but clear ground rules for participation - Existing funding mechanisms should be evaluated independently in terms of their success and failure rates - Minimise the use of standard criteria to be met for eligibility - Make no introduction of multiple new schemes; use mainly already known names and instruments issue: Attracting and Suggestion: Structured openness motivating - Use broad topic descriptions based on well-defined multi-annual roadmaps excellent researchers to come forward with - Allow small consortia and few researchers in the general funding scheme proposals and to get - Allow for some extended projects with duration of up to seven years involved in strategic - CRF supports the European Commission’s intention to widen the scope for research participation of excellent researchers from outside the Horizon 2020 as sociated countries; third-party researchers can provide excellent added value to European research activities assuming they bring expertise unavailable elsewhere in Horizon 2020 associated countries issue: Encouraging Suggestion: Define, identify and support and promoting cross- - CRF II believes that definitions of cross-disciplinarity should be based on the notion disciplinary research of convergence of expertise from different disciplines in order to address a approaches when specific societal challenge appropriate - Identify issues within challenges requiring interaction between disciplines and earmark resources for these issues to be carried out through cross-disciplinary cooperation - Support strong project leadership by encouraging recruitment of part time or full time dedicated administrative coordinators in all large collaborative projects. - Special effort should be devoted to development of excellent cross-disciplinary programmes and projects; this will require a two-stage competitive process that involves 1) finding the best problem formulation and angle of attack and 2) funding the best projects issue: Inclusion of the Suggestion: Less criteria equals more inclusion end-user perspective - Consortium forming should be left open as much as possible to industry and and encouragement of academia; additional criteria for participating companies (e.g. size, geographical private companies to position) should only be imposed when these criteria are needed to deliver the participate widely in expected impact of the project challenge-oriented research to secure - Make plans for further elaboration of synergistic activities between European impact universities together with other public research institutions and European public- private partnership initiatives - Include topics aimed at commercialisation and encourage SME involvement through increments in the dissemination score - Allow for formal participation of stakeholders with low or non-financial contribution e.g. end-users - An elaborated plan for dissemination of research results should be included as an integral part of any project proposal; the dissemination plan should have well-defined end goals and parameters so the project’s effect on civil society and other stakeholders can be monitored 9


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