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Preparation of a European Research Strategy

  Dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion Ltd, Ireland

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Overview of the Programme

Success in Horizon Europe will be based on winning individual competitive proposals.

The aim of this training programme is to develop the skills of researchers and support staff so they can participate professionally in Horizon Europe.

Success in previous Framework programmes has been based on a small number of researchers who have mastered the complexities of the European Research Programmes. The aim of this training programme is to move away from this ad-hoc approach and to develop a more systematic approach to European Research. It will involve developing the ‘professional soft skills’ of the researchers and redesigning the support services to provide a more proactive service.

Who should participate?

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The training programme is designed for researchers who want to operate at European level.

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The programme is also relevant to Support Staff who will work on Horizon Europe proposals.

Programme Designer : Dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion Ltd. www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

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Workshop with Vice-President for Research

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Relevance of Horizon Europe to the University's Strategy

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Programme Priorities (ERC, Marie Curie, Pillar II, EIC ??)

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Targets for Horizon Europe (indicators to measures success)

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Priorities of participation (Coordinator, Partners, Subcontractor)

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The Fundamentals of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

These half-day workshops will be taken by all researchers and support staff participating in the training programme.

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Getting Ready for Horizon Europe (Link)

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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 (Link)

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How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal (Pillar II/III) (Link)

These courses can be used to introduce newcomers to Horizon 2020. If the researchers have already attended these Hyperion courses this step can be skipped

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Workshops for Research Support Staff

YEAR Network

All research support staff will participate in these workshops

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How to increase participation in Horizon Europe

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How to support Coordinators of Collaborative projects (Proposal Clinics, Topic Intelligence...)

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How to encourage researchers to participate in the Horizon Europe decision making process.

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How to support newcomers and beginners in Horizon Europe

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Workshops for 'Potential Winners'

(Researchers who have the excellent scientific ideas and plan to participate as partner or coordinator in Horizon Europe)

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Who took our money? (Projects already funded in Horizon 2020)

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Identifying relevant programmes (and topics)

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Who wrote the Topic? (Background to the topic)

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Strategic Partners (Expert Groups, European Research Networks and Associations, European Conferences...)

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Proposal Clinics (how to 'sell' a proposal idea to potential partners and evaluators)

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How to Participate in the Horizon Europe Decision Making process (workshop by existing researchers)

 

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Workshop for Newcomers to Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

These workshops are designed for PhD Students and Post Doctoral Fellows

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How to get started with Horizon 2002 and Horizon Europe

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What is your Strategy for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe?

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Analyzing research projects already funded (Types of projects, programmes, coordinators, partners...)

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Support Services for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (Local, National and European Level)

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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 (Link)

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Getting Ready for Horizon Europe (Link)

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How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal (Pillar II/III) (Link)

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Who Wrote the Topic? (Identify potential partners/competitors)

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Sources of ideas for successful proposals

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Where to find Strategic Partners

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How to present a proposal idea (From Telling to Selling)

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Networking at European level (Increasing visibility in European Associations, Conferences, Expert Groups...)

  

 (c) Hyperion Ltd, February 2019

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Workshop Designer and Presenter

The programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). In 2017 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Since 1995 over 80,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm).

Sean has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes.  More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm