Sixth FP7 monitoring report available

In August, the EC published their Sixth FP7 monitoring report.

Participation figures are impressive: during six years of FP7, 379 concluded calls received more than 113.000 proposals, out of which more than 103.000 – involving more than 485.000 applicant organisations and individuals – were included in the evaluation procedure, and more than 20.000 – involving more than 105.000 participants – were finally retained for negotiations, with a corresponding requested EU funding of € 32,8 billion. Proposals and applicants had an average success rate of 19% and 22% respectively.

More than half of all recorded calls in 2012 were launched under the Specific Programme Cooperation. Higher and secondary education institutes (HES) remain in 2012 the main beneficiaries of FP7, both in terms of numbers of applicants and requested EU funding, with respectively 39% and 29% of the total in retained proposals. It is estimated that during the first six years of FP7 implementation, 17% of all participants in signed grant agreements were SMEs.

Source: European Commission