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HBP FET Flagship core project

Specific grants awarded for Research and Innovation Action under the Framework Partnership Agreement HBP – 650003.

The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.

Within the Human Brain Project (HBP) Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) awarded under topic FETFLAG 1 - 2014 of the call FET Flagships, the selected consortium will be invited to submit a proposal for a second specific Grant Agreement (SGA) that will implement the next two years (indicative) of the action plan defined in the FPA.

The proposal should adhere to the programme of activities as envisioned in the FPA. It should describe how the activities carried out during the first SGA will be built upon, maintaining a multi-disciplinarily approach and involving the relevant scientific communities in neuroscience, medicine and computing. It should take into account, whenever relevant, progress made by other large brain research initiatives.

The proposal should explain how the project will involve the related scientific and medical communities, including a large number of end-users, in the development and validation of the HBP ICT platforms and ensure their wide adoption and use. It should also explain how the HBP partners will trigger concrete innovation activities by liaising with industry and other relevant stakeholders.

The proposal should describe how the coordination and management of the overall Flagship initiative as described in the FPA is implemented. The coordinating role must include in particular the concrete actions needed to ensure the overall continuity and coherence in the management of the Flagship initiative, such as (i) the governance of the Flagship initiative as a whole, (ii) updating the research roadmap and its innovation branches, and (iii) the collaboration with other research initiatives or programmes at regional, national, European or international level.

The proposal should detail activities in areas such as human capital, education and training, dissemination, ethics and societal aspects.

This action allows for the provision of financial support to third parties in line with the conditions set out in Part K of the General Annexes.

Expected impact: Contributions to the targeted impacts defined in the action plan of the FPA.