This introductory course focuses on Horizon 2020, the European programme supporting Research, Development and Innovation activities and projects, and it provides an overview of its structure, of tis main sections and contents, and of two specific instruments: the SME Instrument and the Fast Track to Innovation Pilot.
The Horizon 2020 programme is the successor of Framework Programme 7 and its financial allocation, equalling 70 Billion Euros over a period of seven years (2014-2020) it the largest one ever allocated to a single programme.
It also shows how to navigate across the two main WEB sites of the programme thus facilitating the access to the extremely large amount of information they contain.
Raniero Chelli received his University degree in Physics in 1979 and has over 25 years of experience in international projects with specific reference to EU funded programmes in RTD and international cooperation. Project Management, Communication (personal and institutional) deep knowledge of both public and private sector deriving from experiences as a civil servant (including with the European Commission), as an entrepreneur and a free lance Consultant and as a professional trainer in the area of designing European Projects. Under this respect he has been responsible for the Research and Development module of the Master course on “Eurodesign" organised by Polytechnic of Turin in 2000-2001. He is currently President at Sophia Research and Innovation, and Italian not for profit association specializing in Eu projects especially focussing on Advanced Training and Education, IT applications and healthcare. He is also a partner and member of the Board of Directors of Sophia srl, a private company active inter alia in the area of IT consultancy and SW development.
FP7, LLP, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ are the programmes on which he has the most extensive experience but he can cover any kind of Direct funds programme.
He has an extensive experience in both project management, dissemination and quality control procedures as he has been responsible for the quality control in two TEMPUS projects in the last three years.
In teaching on line courses he shares the knowledge he acquired since 1985 in Eu projects with the students, in a structured way