How to write good proposals for Horizon2020 within Societal Challenges

Dr. Geir Horn, Head of European ICT Projects at the University of Oslo.

The course gives the necessary background to write good proposals for Horizon 2020 within the areas of Societal Changes and Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies.
No prerequisites are required, but the course becomes more entertaining if one has an idea for a possible project and can frame this based on the information provided.
It would be good if each participant can bring a computer that can be connected to the UiO network (web access).
Sign-up for attendance by - deadline will be published fall 2018

Day 1 - TBD

09:00-09:15     Welcome and practicalities

09:15-10:30     Introduction

  • Why does EU support research?

  • Structure of the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation?

  • How are the themes selected?

  • How to find calls matching your interests?

  • How to read and understand the call?

  • Application outline

  • Project types: RIA & IA

  • How is the proposals evaluated?

  • The Individual Evaluation Report and Evaluation Summary Report

10:30-11:00     Coffee break

11:00-11:30     Evaluator briefing

11:30-13:00     Consensus lunch (in groups of 4-5)

13:00-14:00     Panel meeting

14:00-14:30     Coffee break

14:30-16:00     Impact

  • Expected impact

  • Stakeholders and interest groups

  • Value chains and value nets

  • How to select partners

  • SWOT

  • Porter analyse

  • Osterwalder’s business model canvas

  • Return on investment

  • Net Present Value

  • Dissemination

  • Communication

16:00              End of day 1 and questions

Day 2 - TBD

09:00-09:30     Questions from day 1
09:30-11:00     Excellence and use cases
  • Objectives: Main objective, impact objectives, technical objectives
  • Concept
    • Technology Readiness Levels
    • Project types
    • State of the art?
  • Methodology
    • How will you do it?
    • Experimentation and user testing
    • Gender aspects
    • Responsible Research and Innovation
  • Project positioning
  • Ambition and challenges
11:00-11:30     Coffee break
11:30-12:15     Writing your own objectives
12:15-13:00     Lunch
13:00-15:00     Implementation
  • Work breakdown schedule
  • Project methodology
  • Deliverables
  • Milestones
  • Planning time
  • Planning flow
  • Risk and mitigation
  • The project budget
  • Project management
  • Decisions
  • Conflict resolutions
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Consortium Agreement
  • Tools to build the proposal
15:00              End


More about the lecturer:

Geir Horn is Head of European ICT Research at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He holds a Cand. Scient. degree in cybernetics and a PhD in computer science on mathematical learning in combinatorial optimisation problems, both from the University of Oslo. He started his career at the Centre for Industrial Research in Oslo working on embedded software and fieldbus sensor systems, leading him on to distributed and parallel computing. Geir has previously held positions as senior scientist and research director at SINTEF in Oslo, before spending 4 years in more basic research at the SIMULA Research Laboratory.

He has been working with European research for 25 years and has been coordinating 17 European collaborative projects ranging from coordination and support actions to large integrated projects. Geir is now coordinating the Horizon 2020 project MELODIC (H2020-ICT-731664). Geir has participated in multiple proposal evaluations for IST/ICT in FP5, FP6 and FP7. His current research interests are on how to handle complexity and services choreography for large-scale distributed applications through adaptation, autonomic decisions, self-awareness, and emergence.

Published May 8, 2017 10:03 AM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2018 1:30 PM