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Ref. Ares(2016)2729907 - 13/06/2016
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Proposal Evaluation Form
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Evaluation
Summary Report -
Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme
Research and
innovation
actions/Innovation
actions
Call:
H2020-LCE-2016-ERA
Funding scheme:
RIA
Proposal number:
731287
Proposal acronym:
INSHIP
Duration (months):
48
Proposal title:
Integrating National Research Agendas on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
Activity:
ECRIA
Grant
N.
Proposer name
Country
Total Cost
%
%
Requested
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER
1
DE
557,101
19.49%
557,101
22.30%
ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS,
2
ES
299,546
10.48%
299,546
11.99%
MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT - ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE -
3
AT
204,474
7.15%
204,474
8.18%
INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
4
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
IT
200,000
7.00%
200,000
8.00%
5
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
PT
201,581
7.05%
201,581
8.07%
6
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE LIMITED
CY
204,025
7.14%
204,025
8.17%
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCESAND
7
EL
200,000
7.00%
200,000
8.00%
SAVING FONDATION
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE
8
CH
360,138
12.60%
0
0.00%
ZUERICH
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX
9
FR
200,071
7.00%
200,071
8.01%
ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
10
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
TR
199,988
7.00%
199,988
8.00%
11
EUROPEAN ENERGY RESEARCH ALLIANCE EERA AISBL
BE
61,875
2.16%
61,875
2.48%
12
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
FR
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
13
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
DE
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,
14
IT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
15
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
IT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
16
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
IT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
17
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
IT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
18
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
IT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
19
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
PT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A
20
PT
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
21
FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
22
Fundacion IMDEA Energia
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO AVANZADO DE
23
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
ENERGIAS RENOVABLES DE ANDALUCIA
24
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
25
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
26
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVADE ENERGIAS
27
ES
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION
28
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
UK
10,000
0.35%
10,000
0.40%
 
Total:
 
2,858,799  
2,498,661  
Abstract:
Despite process heat is recognized as the application with highest potential among solar heating and cooling applications, Solar Heat for Industrial
Processes (SHIP) still presents a modest share of about 0.3% of total installed solar thermal capacity. As of today’s technology development stage
– economic competitiveness restricted to low temperature applications; technology implementation requiring interference with existing heat
production systems, heat distribution networks or even heat consuming processes - Solar thermal potential is mainly identified for new industrial
capacity in outside Americas and Europe. In this context, INSHIP aims at the definition of a ECRIA engaging major European research institutes
with recognized activities on SHIP, into an integrated structure that could successfully achieve the coordination objectives of: more effective and
intense cooperation between EU research institutions; alignment of different SHIP related national research and funding programs, avoiding
overlaps and duplications and identifying gaps; acceleration of knowledge transfer to the European industry, to be the reference organization to
promote and coordinate the international cooperation in SHIP research from and to Europe, while developing coordinated R&D TRLs 2-5 activities
with the ambition of progressing SHIP beyond the state-of-the-art through: an easier integration of low and medium temperature technologies
suiting the operation, durability and reliability requirements of industrial end users; expanding the range of SHIP applications to the EI sector
through the development of suitable process embedded solar concentrating technologies, overcoming the present barrier of applications only in
the low and medium temperature ranges; increasing the synergies within industrial parks, through centralized heat distribution networks and
exploiting the potential synergies of these networks with district heating and with the electricity grid.
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Evaluation Summary Report
Evaluation Result
Total score: 11.50 (Threshold: 10)
Form information
SCORING
Scores must be in the range 0-5.
Interpretation of the score:
The proposal fails to address the criterion or cannot be assessed due to missing or incomplete information.
1 Poor. The criterion is inadequately addressed, or there are serious inherent weaknesses.
2 Fair. The proposal broadly addresses the criterion, but there are significant weaknesses.
3 Good. The proposal addresses the criterion well, but a number of shortcomings are present.
4 Very good. The proposal addresses the criterion very well, but a small number of shortcomings are present.
5 Excellent. The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion.Any shortcomings are minor.
Criterion 1 - Excellence
Score:  4.00 (Threshold: 3/5.00 , Weight: -)
The following aspects will be taken into account, to the extent that the proposed work corresponds to the topic description in the
work programme:
Clarity and pertinence of the objectives
Soundness of the concept, and credibility of the proposed methodology
Extent that proposed work is beyond the state of the art, and demonstrates innovation potential (e.g. ground-breaking objectives,
novel concepts and approaches, new products, services or business and organisational models)
Appropriate consideration of interdisciplinary approaches and, where relevant, use of stakeholder knowledge

The proposal identifies an area of significant importance and presents a credible programme for defining a European Common Research and
Innovation Agenda which addresses a key sector with a high potential to contribute to the implementation of the SET Action Plan.

The objectives are clearly identified, relevant, and of very good quality.
The concept is sound, well defined and clearly illustrated. The proposal recognises the complexity and importance of integration in the overall
energy system and addresses solar thermal technologies for different process temperature levels, cross-linkage with other renewable sources,
and complementarity with other heat distribution networks, e.g. district heating.

The KPI-driven methodology is detailed and appropriate for the successful undertaking of the project.
The topic has a very clear interdisciplinary content. The multidisciplinary aspects of the proposal are well demonstrated.
The state of the art is only generally described. The claimed potential advances are not demonstrated in quantitative terms.
Inter-sectoral aspects are only presented in a general way. The means to involve important and relevant stakeholders is not convincingly
presented. Although the joint activities amongst research centres are ambitious and aim to bring added value to innovation and industry-driven
technology, it is not sufficiently clear which barriers are to be overcome to spread Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) technologies to
the various industrial sectors, and how these barriers will be overcome.

Technical innovation with respect to solar thermal low and medium temperature processes is not sufficiently detailed and is over estimated.
Low temperature solar thermal process heat applications are already established at a high level of system performance.

Criterion 2 - Impact
Score:  3.50 (Threshold: 3/5.00 , Weight: -)
The following aspects will be taken into account:
The extent to which the outputs of the project would contribute to each of the expected impacts mentioned in the work
programme under the relevant topic
Any substantial impacts not mentioned in the work programme, that would enhance innovation capacity, create new market
opportunities, strengthen competitiveness and growth of companies, address issues related to climate change or the
environment, or bring other important benefits for society
Quality of the proposed measures to:
- exploit and disseminate the project results (including management of IPR), and to manage research data where relevant
- communicate the project activities to different target audiences

The project aims to bridge existing gaps within national programmes and activities by taking into consideration the complexity of SHIP
integration into the energy system.

The project can establish lasting collaboration of the participating European organisations, and create a competitive research platform for the
SHIP sector which may promote the translation of advances into accepted industrial practices. Short term impacts (replacement of fossil fuels
and reduction of CO2 in industry through low/medium temperature large scale solar thermal process heat) can be expected from the
implementation of promising results from supporting long-term national and international research projects.

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The project can generate new market opportunities for solar heat at the industrial level.
The dissemination strategy and actions for the exploitation of the project results are very well detailed and include a number of important
measures. They are sound and of good quality.

The expected impact is summarised but contains too many generalities for almost all topics. For example, it is not sufficiently clear how and
what impact is expected on stakeholders' activities which may enhance the use of solar heat at various industrial levels.

Although there is a strong commitment to make an effective contribution to promote the use of solar thermal energy systems in order to lower
energy intensity in industrial processes, it is unclear which sectors are to be targeted and at which size.

The means to overcome the high costs of concentrating solar thermal systems and encourage industry acceptance are not addressed.
Criterion 3 - Quality and efficiency of the implementation
Score:  4.00 (Threshold: 3/5.00 , Weight: -)
The following aspects will be taken into account:
Quality and effectiveness of the work plan, including extent to which the resources assigned to work packages are in line with
their objectives and deliverables
Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management
Complementarity of the participants and extent to which the consortium as a whole brings together the necessary expertise
Appropriateness of the allocation of tasks, ensuring that all participants have a valid role and adequate resources in the project
to fulfil that role

The work plan combines coordination and support actions with coordinated projects on parallel joint research activities. The work plan has a
coherent structure and is consistent with the objectives and the proposed methodological approach.

The work packages, especially the technical tasks and actions, are very well detailed and organised in a logical sequence. The deliverables
are appropriate, properly listed and are sufficiently clear.

The management structure and associated procedures are suitable for the effective running of the project. The project coordinator has
extensive relevant experience.

The consortium is very well balanced and complementary, and the expertise of the organisations and individuals involved is very convincingly
presented. The participation of additional partners brings significant further benefits to the whole project. The roles and responsibilities of all
partners are well defined.

The infrastructure facilities and available equipment at the different institutions are very well suited to supporting the project.
The overall budget is well balanced and the allocation of resources between partners and work packages is appropriate and in line with the
objectives and deliverables.

Management of relevant intellectual property is properly foreseen.
Although the management of risk is addressed, the risks identified for medium temperature (WP3) and high temperature (WP4) solar thermal
industrial processes are underestimated.

The role of the Stakeholder Group is very important for a project with strong industrial potential; however its membership and its participation
in the project are not convincingly addressed.

The proposal does not clearly differentiate work that will be undertaken as part of ongoing and future national efforts in order to identify a
limited number of research topics for the purpose of creating a European Common Research and Innovation Agenda.

Scope of the proposal
Status:  Yes
Comments (in case the proposal is out of scope)
Not provided
Operational Capacity
Status:  Operational Capacity: Yes
If No, please list the concerned partner(s), the reasons for the rejection, and the requested amount.
Not provided
Exceptional funding of third country participants/international organisations
A third country participant/international organisation not listed in General Annex A to the Main Work Programme may
exceptionally receive funding if their participation is essential for carrying out the project (for instance due to outstanding
expertise, access to unique know-how, access to research infrastructure, access to particular geographical environments,
possibility to involve key partners in emerging markets, access to data, etc.). ( For more information, see the Online Manual )
Based on the information provided in the proposal, we consider that the following participant(s)/international organisation(s) that
requested funding should exceptionally be funded:
(Please list the Name and acronym of the applicant, Reasons for exceptional funding and the Requested grant amount.)

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Based on the information provided in the proposal, we consider that the following participant(s)/international organisation(s) that
requested funding should NOT be funded:
(Please list the Name and acronym of the applicant, Reasons for exceptional funding and the Requested grant amount.)

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Use of human embryonic stem cells (hESC)
Status:  No
If yes, please state whether the use of hESC is, or is not, in your opinion, necessary to achieve the scientific objectives of the
proposal and the reasons why. Alternatively, please also state if it cannot be assessed whether the use of hESC is necessary or
not because of a lack of information.

Not provided
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