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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Paul

Contact Surname: Phelan

Contact Address:

Cloonderavon, Moyard, County Galway

Telephone Contact Number: 0876291659

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: pauljaphelan@gmail.com

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Other

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Paul Phelan Consultants

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/paulphelan/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Extensive experience with Horizon 2020 (particularly IST, NMP, Energy programmes), FP7 and FP6. Also REA (SME), ERC (Proof of Concept), and EUREKA Secretariat (Eurostars). Substantial experience of R&D proposal evaluation (including extensive experience as recorder/rapporteur) and project review 2004 – ongoing. Successfully assisting clients to win substantial Horizon 2020 (and other EU) funding: Coordinated the successful Horizon 2020 Innovation Action bid "RealValue" that scored 13 (out of 15) and is being funded with €12m (€7.2m to Ireland) for Glen Dimplex (plus Intel, ESB Networks, EirGrid, SSE) including proposal planning, consortium development, coaching, proposal writing, submission; Reviewed, edited and re-wrote the successful €32m Connecting Europe Facility ENERGY Smart Grid proposal “North Atlantic Green Zone” for ESB Networks; Experience directly relevant to the H2020 Environment programme: • Worked extensively for the EPA on Water-related R&D Project Monitoring (Deploy; 2008–201) and Programme Management (Water Quality Sensors; 2004-2009); o and other relevant Government agencies including:  Enterprise Ireland - FP7 Mentoring and Commercialisation 2010-2012;  The Marine Institute - Water Quality Sensors and Advanced Marine Technology 2004-2013  Geological Survey of Ireland – Strategic research partnership on digital content 2007; • Interim Programme Manager of the €3.8m SmartBay research infrastructure investment by the Higher Education Authority 2011 • Proven ability to expand into new Programmes (e.g. recently into Energy, Security - see experience with H2020/FP7 proposals above and CV available on request).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Horizon 2020 Water Energy ICT


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Personalising health and care

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Digital security

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

Experience with H2020 and FP7: • EC (Horizon 2020 IST, NMP also FP7, FP6), REA (SME), ERC (Proof of Concept), and EUREKA Secretariat (Eurostars): R&D proposal evaluation (including extensive experience as recorder/rapporteur) and project review 2004 – ongoing; • NUI Galway: Pre-evaluation reviewing/editing/writing of EU Horizon 2020 Security proposal; • TCD, UCD, DCU, WIT and DIT: Pre-evaluation reviewing/editing/writing of various EU Horizon 2020 (including Energy, Security) and FP7 proposals (ICT, FET); Horizon 2020 Energy proposal preparation; • Enterprise Ireland: Mentoring third-level researchers preparing FP7 proposals 2011 - 2012; FP7 Commercialisation 2010; ERA-SPOT FP6 Photonics Evaluation 2009; • ESB Networks: Pre-evaluation reviewing/editing/writing of Connecting Europe Facility ENERGY 2014 proposal; • Glen Dimplex (plus Intel, ESB Networks, EirGrid, SSE): €12m Horizon 2020 Energy Innovation Action Bid Coordination 2014 (consortium included UCD, DIW Berlin, E.ON, VTT, RTU, University of Oxford), including proposal planning, consortium development, coaching, proposal writing, submission.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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