The Issue at Hand - Research Management Centre (RMC)

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2014: Securing External/International Research Grants Lee Chew Tin UTM International [email protected] Inspiring Creative & Innovative Minds 1

2014: The Challenge

• • • • • • • • Reduced RUG allocation Where does the budget gone to? Likely to MOE External grants: ERGS, PRGS, KTP, … Requirement for External Grant: must involve external stakeholders Eg. Science Fund (MOSTI): must involve RIs Eg. KTP-Industry: must involve SMEs/industry Eg. KTP-Community: must involve community/Gov Agency/NGOs Many International Grants also engage SMEs, industry..

Engaging External Stakeholders • • •

Relevance Contribution to Nation economy generation Impact to society

TPU KFA-Securing International Grant :

The Issue at Hand: Small International Grant (RM300-400K+ per annum 2008-2011) Lack of networking with Donors Lack of sharing platform in UTM to put forward Winning Proposal IN TIME - Delayed Information for Proposal Calls - Mismatch of Research focus (not follow specific thematic areas) - Lack of contact to National Contact Points - Lack of Know-How & Awareness - Deter by Tedious Application & Low rate of success

Project Objective:

Creation of one stop Online Portal to facilitate all International Grants application process Propose Short- & Long-term Strategy Plans to increase International Funding Providing Supports to increase productivity of RAs and CoEs -Workshop for Grant Application -Seminar & Info Sharing Setting KAIs for the Balance Score Cards

Balance Score Card & KAI (overall project):

SO: Internal Process Perspective P4: Outstanding Leadership and Contribution in R&I KAIs P4.2 Quantity and Quality Research ( RU marks - Section C: Total amount of international fundings ) P6:Strong National & International Linkages P6.1 No. active national/international MoU/MoA/Lol/LoA and with industry P6.2 No. of International PG students enrolled through external sponsorships SO: Resource Perspective R2: Diversified Income Base KAIs R2.1 Income generated from training courses-mil.

R2.2 Income generated from consultancy (excluding contract research)-mil.

R2.3 Gifts ( money, equipment, research materials, etc. ) (worth> 3,000.00) R2.4 Endowment

THE NEEDS Strengthening UTM Capacity Building for Raising External & International Funds

World Ranking THE, WUR

UTM Capacity Building • • •

Following TNCPI KFA Taskforce Project: Securing International Grant Each RA to nominate 1-2 committee members Priority: Staff with PhD graduated from EU countries (Germany/France/..)


EU Fund 2014-2020

Horizon 2020 Erasmus+ HO T

HORIZON 2020 (previously as Framework Program, FP) Total Fund:€960Bil Research Fund: €70Bil 3 Priorities: 1.Excellent Sciences 2.Industrial Leadership 3.Societal Challenges Deadline: based on project To start: join via Linkedin – Horizon2020 group n2020/pdf/press/horizon2020 presentation.pdf

ERASMUS+ Mobility scholarships:€15Bil Education, Training, Youth, Sport Deadline: early March To start: join via Twitter, Facebook

• Strategy #1. Find Connections and Proposal Call via


for Horizon2020

Example of post obtained from Linkedin: LOOKING FOR PARTNERS AND CONSORTIUMS FOR WASTE-2-2014 callJakub JohnCEO & Chairman of the management board of VIA ALTA a.s.We are looking for partners and/or consortiums to join in the WASTE-2-2014 call. We are Czech SME specialized of biowaste and food waste treatment and technology. Please contact through LinkedIn or on [email protected]

Start yourself

• Join Linkedin – many groups available for Erasmus + and Horizon2020 (1) For horizon2020, Click the link below: 731775&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v (2) Then, click the yellow "JOIN GROUP" button • Deadlines 

More Proposal calls…

LOOKING FOR PARTNERS FOR A H2020 FUNDING CALL (WASTE-3-2014) ON RECYCLING OF RAW MATERIALS FROM PRODUCTS AND BUILDINGS OR (NMP-18-2014) ON MATERIALS SOLUTIONS FOR USE IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY SECTORMihalis Iraklis PanagiotidisProfessor of Nutrition & Toxicology and Department Head of Human Health, Heriot Watt University, School of Life SciencesTop ContributorWe are a multidisciplinary team of academics based at Heriot Watt University aiming to develop a proposal in the area of “Sustainable eco-innovation towards zero waste economy in the built environment”. In general, the construction and demolition (C&D) sector is the largest contributor of waste globally and, in the UK alone, as it is responsible for generating 120 million tonnes of waste every year. In addition, given the global resource constraints, recovery and re-use of raw C&D waste materials (minerals, metals and organic materials) are increasingly emerging as factors of utmost importance in providing the best overall environmental, economic and societal outcomes. The vision of this project will be to foster economically and environmentally sustainable solutions for the re-use of raw materials in the built environment. The strategies we will bring to fore underpin cost-effectiveness and eco-friendliness by minimising the need for bulk waste/material shipment and promoting near-zero waste in the C&D sector. This is achieved by delivering eco-innovation for the on-site closed loop re-processing of C&D waste into new building materials. For these reasons, a range of R&D and international co operation activities pertaining to the theme of re-using mineral resources from C&D waste in the built environment will be planned and structured around a case study involving earth construction. Thus, we would like to bring together a cross-disciplinary consortium that will address the proposed eco-technology in its entirety, including: (1) resolving engineering challenges, (2) ensuring public and on-site health and safety issues, (3) investigating societal, psychological and marketing aspects and (4) delivering viable construction management, business and regulatory models. Ultimately, our proposal will aim to (i) assimilate best practices and disseminate latest advances in C&D waste re-use to academic industrial and governmental/regulatory bodies, (ii) act as a point of reference in promoting the establishment of standards and legislation for the re-use of recycled C&D waste into new building materials and processes and (iii) establish an international pool of cross-trained pioneers with the necessary interdisciplinary expertise and global perspective required to lead the adoption of sustainable eco-innovation in the built environment globally. If such opportunity is of interest to you, I would greatly appreciate letting me know as to how would your group and/or Company be able to contributing in this project. You can contact me directly at [email protected]


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Securing International Grants Taskforce

More are welcomed for Capacity Building Preferbly every RA/CoE send 1-2 representative Contact: [email protected]

Thank you