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Title: Smart Growth! Towards an Innovation Union EU Research and Innovation Policy


1
Smart Growth!Towards an Innovation Union EU
Research and Innovation Policy
  • Valentina Pinna
  • European Commission
  • DG Research and Innovation
  • Valentina.pinna_at_ec.europa.eu

Eurochamber Women Network Kaunas, 10/06/2011
2
Outline of the presentation1) EU Policy
development on Research and Innovation 2)
Implementation of the Innovation Union3) EU
Research and Innovation System toward a Common
Strategic Framework 4) Focus on SME
support in 7 FP
3
EU policy developmentsfrom Lisbon Strategy to
Innovation Union
4
Lisbon strategy 2000 - 2010
  • European Council (March 2000)
  • New strategic objective (2000-2010)
  • to become the most competitive and dynamic
  • knowledge economy in the world, able to generate
  • sustainable growth, more and better jobs, highr
    level of
  • social protection.
  • Economic-Social and Environmental dimension
  • OMC strategic orientation toward common
    objectives
  • Benchmarking good practices exchange soft
  • encouragement ? guidelines ? Mr Lisbon ? PRN

5
Why the Innovation Union?
  • Ever stronger global competition for investments
    markets
  • US and Japan lead on innovation whilst emerging
    economies are quickly catching up
  • On current trends, China is set to overtake the
    EU by 2014

Evolution of World RD expenditure in real terms,
PPS in Bn at 2000 prices and exchange rates,
1995-2008 China excluding Hong-Kong
The EU must close the innovation gap
gt Europe needs to react now!
6
EU reference framework
6
  • Europe 2020 Strategy (March 2010)
  • Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
  • Smart Growth development of a knowledge
    Innovation based economy
  • Innovation Union Flagship Initiative (October
    2010)
  • European Council Conclusions (4 February 2011)

Green Paper Common Strategic Framework (post
2013) (9 Feb. 2011)
VII RTD Framework Programme (2008- 2013) Work -
programmes 2012
7
The European response
  • EU response
  • a strategic approach structural changes
  • Innovation Union

Evolution of World RD expenditure in real terms,
PPS at 2000 prices and exchange rates, 1995-2008
8
Innovation Union Flagship Initiative
  • A major flagship initiative of Europe 2020
  • Strategic and integrated approach to research and
    innovation and broader policies
  • Putting in place the key framework conditions to
    make Europe attractive for research and
    innovation
  • Addressing major societal challenges and aiming
    at competitiveness and jobs

9
The European approach to Innovation
  • a) Societal challenges focus on innovation to
    face healthy aging, energy challenges, management
    of natural resources, use of raw materials, Smart
    Cities 
  • b) Building on EU Strengths a single market of
    500 million consumers, European standards, Public
    Procurement, advanced manufacturing systems,
    dynamic SMEs, Creative Industries, excellence in
    education and research.
  • c) Cohesion and Inclusion
  • Based on
    Smart Specialisation
  • Social Innovation
  • encouraging innovation within the civil society
  • (including innovation coming from employees)

10
Key elements to keep in mind
  • General principles
  • To focus on the EU 2020 Key Priorities
  • Strong added value, results driven" approach
    (impact)
  • Stimulate investments, use of financial
    instruments
  • Improve framework conditions
  • Focus on Research and Innovation
  • Complete innovation cycle from research to
    market
  • To tackle the Grand Societal Challenges better
    coordination
  • Common Strategic Framework coordination of EU
    instruments
  • Simplification common rules, use of common IT
    platforms
  • Enlarge the basis of European research the role
    of Structural Funds (and maybe more..)

11
Challenges bring opportunities to innovate
  • Climate change
  • Health and ageing
  • Use of natural resources
  • Energy security
  • Clean transport
  • Land use
  • .
  • Powerful drivers of change in economy and society
  • Major global market opportunities
  • Requiring EU-scale approaches
  • From research to market

New needs ? New ideas ? New markets
12
European Innovation Partnerships (I)
  • Tackle major societal challenges whilst creating
    business opportunities
  • Join up all key players and work together to
    transform ideas and research into successful
    innovative products or services
  • A pilot partnership to prolong EU citizens
    active and healthy life years by two years in
    2020 has been launched (AHA)
  • Welfare gains associated with improvements in
    life expectancy increased gross domestic product
    (GDP) at least 2938 over the last 40 years

gt Making a success of European Innovation
Partnerships
13
European Innovation Partnerships (II)
  • 2010
  • Council, Parliament to discuss the concept
  • Member States and stakeholders invited to join
  • Preparation pilot on active and healthy ageing
  • 2011
  • Others EIPs to follow pending discussions and
    building on experience with pilot
  • Topics considered water, raw materials,
    agriculture, smart cities, mobility,

gt The first steps have been taken
14
Shared responsibility / Governance
  • EU
  • overall steering and policy orientations
  • progress report, benchmark
  • peer reviews of national policies
  • technical assistance
  • Member States
  • specialise smartly
  • apply and learn from benchmarks
  • Regional and local authorities
  • specialise and develop potential

gt All actors are to be involved authorities,
research community, business and citizens
15
Building the European Innovation Policy
Innovation Policy Components European Level
Fostering innovation in companies Training for innovation management (CIP) Business support services for innovation (CIP, EIB) Support to innovative SME (EIB, EIF)
Developing knowledge production 7th Framework Programme for RTD Community Programme for Lifelong Learning EIB actions for human capital
Developing networking for innovation Supporting clusters, poles of innovation and partnerships for innovation ( CIP) Supporting international transfer of knowledge and the international cooperation between companies (CIP)
Improving the framework conditions for innovation Reform of State Aids Public incentives for Innovation Venture capital schemes (EIF) Community patent Innovation in social dialogue
Using demand as a leverage for innovation European competition policy European trade policy Setting standards by Single European Market directives
Improving governance for innovation Council of Ministers for Competitiveness
16
So, its building up
16
INNOVATION  BUILDING 
Knowledge Transfer
Standardisation
Pilot EIP
Future EIPs
Exploitation
Impact
Dissemination
Validation, testing
DEMO
SMEs
17
but a lot has still to be done
17
Regulatory aspects
Societal challenges
Pre-commercial procurement
Non-technological innovation
Social innovation
18
Key framework conditions standards /1
EU MS to work on key Framework Conditions (I)
  • Standards
  • (Standardisation package next Spring, EU
    financial support for a multi-annual programme to
    anticipate new standardisation needs)
  • Public Procurements
  • Creation of EU innovative procurement
    markets (17 EU GDP) - From 2011, Member
    States/regions to set aside dedicated budgets for
    innovative procurement markets
  • Target 2020 10 billion/year across the EU
    ( US) - EU wide calls for proposals restricted
    to public procurers
  • First call this year Support for pooling
    demand, developing common specifications,
    aligning procurement

19
Key framework conditions standards /1
EU MS to work on key Framework Conditions (II)
  • Access to Capital
  • Objective is to create a single market for
    VC in Europe to overcome fragmentation - 2012
    Commission legislative proposal for an
    operational framework for Venture Capital funds
  • Conditions to transform ideas into job
    opportunities
  • European Research Area by 2014, Single Market
    for Services, A Digital Single Market, a European
    Market for knowledge and patents

20
Implementation of the Innovation Union
21
Implementation of the Innovation Union in practice
  • 34 areas of action
  • Fiches for the implementation with leaders
    identified in different DGs
  • (RTD, ENTR, REGIO, EMPL, INFSO, ECFIN, MARKT,
    ESTAT)
  • Progress Monitoring toward objectives

22
Implementation of the Innovation Union (I)
  • 34 areas of intervention (based on the Innovation
    Union COM)
  • 1 - Researcher Training and Careers
  • 2 - University rating - Innovation skills/
    knowledge alliances
  • 3 - E-skills
  • 4 - European Research Area framework - Quality of
    doctoral training Career
  • framework 4 Researchers - Simplicity and
    mutual coherence of funding rules
  • 5 - European Research Infrastructures
  • 6 - Future EU research and innovation programmes
  • 7- SME participation in Framework programme
  • 8 - Evidence/ forward look for policy making -
    role of Joint Research Center
  • 9 - European Institute of Tecnologies (EIT)
  • 10 -Financial instruments RSFF follow up CIP
    follow up

23
Implementation of the Innovation Union (II)
  • 11 - Venture Capital initiative
  • 12 - SME Finance State Aid review
  • 13 - EU Patent
  • 14 - Regulatory screening Standards
  • 15 - Public procurement support mechanism
  • 16 - Legal framework for Joint Procurement
  • 17 - Eco-innovation
  • 18 - Design Leadership Board
  • 19 - Creative Industries
  • 20 - Open access to research/ research
    information systems
  • 21 - Collaborative research and knowledge
    transfer agreements
  • 22 - Knowledge Markets
  • 23 - Competition Policy

24
Implementation of the Innovation Union (III)
  • 24 25 - Structural Funds their Future
  • 26 - Social Innovation
  • 27 - Research programme on social and public
    innovation
  • European Public Sector Innovation
    Scoreboard
  • 28 - Social partner consultation - Strategy for
    caring sector
  • 29 - European Innovation Partnerships
  • 30 - Attracting international talent
  • 31 - Scientific Cooperation
  • 32 - Global research infrastructures
  • 33 - Self assessment of RI systems
  • 34 - Innovation indicator Scoreboard

25
Implementation of IU in practice role of
countries regions
  • Develop and implement National Reform Programs
  • Use the Self Assessment Tool (annex to IU COM)
  • Define a Smart Specialisation Strategy
    (contribution to EU 2020)
  • Identify Areas of intervention in which different
    governance level (National, Regional, Local) have
    competences and put in place actions at local
    level.
  • Support European Innovation Partnerships play a
    role at territorial level (national, regional)

26
A TOOL BOX FOR THE MAIN STAKEHOLDERS
  • Better use of incentives to leverage private RD
  • Innovation support services, in particular for
    dissemination and technology transfer
  • Innovation poles, networks and incubators
    bringing together universities, research
    institution and enterprises
  • Public procurement of innovative products and
    services
  • Access to domestic and international finance
  • New technological initiatives based on
    public-private partnerships
  • Networks of regional or local clusters across the
    EU with greater involvement of SMEs
  • Energy efficiency and co-generation, and the
    rapid spread of environmentally friendly and
    eco-efficient technologies
  • Speed up the transposition of Internal Market
    directives
  • Eliminate remaining obstacles to cross-border
    activity
  • Apply EU public procurement rules effectively
  • Promote a fully operational internal market of
    services, while preserving the European social
    model

27
A TOOL BOX FOR THE MAIN STAKEHOLDERS
  • Implementation and enforcement of the Financial
    Services Action Plan
  • Removal of regulatory, trade and other barriers
    that unduly hinder competition
  • Redeployment of state aids in favour of support
    for certain horizontal objectives such as
    research, innovation and the optimisation of
    human capital
  • Reduce the administrative burden that bears upon
    enterprises, particularly on SMEs and start-ups
  • Improve the quality of existing and new
    regulations
  • Encourage enterprises in developing their
    corporate social responsibility
  • Strengthen economic incentives, including by
    simplifying tax systems and reducing non-wage
    labour costs
  • Creation of one-stop contact points and the
    stimulation of national support networks for
    enterprises
  • Reinforce entrepreneurship education and training
    for SMEs
  • Facilitate the transfer of ownership, modernise
    where necessary their bankruptcy laws, and
    improve their rescue and restructuring
    proceedings
  • Promotion and dissemination of innovative and
    adaptable forms of work organisation

28
What is Smart specialisation?
evidence-based all assets no top-down
decision, but stakeholder discovery process
global perspective on potential competitive
advantage potential for cooperation
source in knowledge, technologies etc. rather
than re-inventing the wheel
priority setting in times of scarce
resources (not "coffee for all") getting
better / excel with something specific
accumulation of critical mass not necessarily
focus on a single sector, but
cross-fertilisations
  • ? best way to exploit territorial potential
    through innovation
  • ? foster interregional comparative advantage

29
EU Research and Innovation post 2013 toward a
Common Strategic Framework
30
The European Research and Innovation system
?
Wind Energy 6B Solar Energy 16B Bioenergy 9
B Carbon Capture Storage 13B Electricity Grid
2 B Sustainable Nuclear Energy 7 B Smart Cities
Ageing (More Years Better Lives) Climate
Knowledge (Clik-EU) Seas and Oceans Antimicrobial
resistance Urban Europe Water challenges
  • Alzheimer
  • Agriculture, Food Security Climate change
  • Health and Diet
  • Cultural Heritage

National and Regional Funds
?
?
Joint Programming
?
Eureka!
?
?
?
ELSA
?
EERP NER300
?
EUROSTARS
ENV ENE TRS
eHealth eIdentity ICT for TT Energy efficiency
FP7
HEALTH
?
CIP
NMP
SPA SEC CSH
?
KBBE
?
ICT
PPP Energy Efficient Buildings Future of
Factories Green cars Future Internet
?
EC Funds
?
?
?
ERC
SMEs and SME Associations
?
eHealth Smart grid TT, mobility
logistics Content Large Scale Demos trials
?
INFRASTRUCTURES
?
PEOPLE
Deployment
Fundamental
Applied
Innovation
Development
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A reform is needed of current programmes
  • Recommendations of FP7 interim evaluation
  • (and other evaluations)
  • Unclear objectives (e.g. regarding innovation)
  • Need for simplification reduce administrative
    burdens, time to grant
  • Complexity Too many different instruments and
    funding mechanisms
  • Need for broader participation further boost
    participation of SMEs, new Member States, female
    researchers innovators
  • Increase impacts from EU support

32
Towards a Common Strategic Framework
  • Bringing together the instruments
  • Framework Programme (FP7),
  • Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP),
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology
    (EIT)
  • To focus on challenges requiring an EU response
  • Tackling major societal challenges
  • Increasing competitiveness
  • Raising excellence in the research base
  • Simplification of the Framework
  • Rationalised toolkit of instruments
  • More standardised rules, remove needless
    variations
  • Common entry points, IT platforms etc.
  • Clearer complementarities with MS funding with
    EU Cohesion Policy funds

33
Tackling societal challenges
  • How to focus on societal challenges, which
    priorities (climate change, energy sec., ageing,
    resource effic.)
  • Role for European Innovation Partnerships
    (learning from experience with pilot Partnership)
  • Role for Joint Programming Initiatives
    (increasing efficiency of public programmes)
  • Better support for policy making and more citizen
    involvement

34
Strengthening competitiveness
  • Supporting the full innovation cycle (from
    research to market uptake)
  • Strengthen participation of industry (role for
    public private partnerships)
  • Support for SMEs (better targeting, more adapted
    schemes)
  • Broader support (non-technological innovation)
  • New financial instruments (building on RSFF)
  • New types of support (incentives for public
    procurement, use of prizes)

35
A broad debate based on the Commission Green
Paper
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Next generation of Research and Innovation funding
  • To be launched in 2014.
  • Steps
  • 9 Feb. 2011 Green Book and Public
    Consultation on the Common Strategic Framework
    for Research and Innovation funding at EU level
  • Feb - May 2011 Consultation with all the
    stakeholder
  • Deadline for
    contributions by 20 May 2011
  • --- gt 10 June 2011 Major event to conclude
    consultation
  • End June 2011 Commission proposal for the next
    (MFF)
  • Multiannual
    Financial Framework
  • End 2011 Commission proposal on CSF funding
    for the future financial cycle

37
Timeframe
  • Follow up
  • Commission Analysis of stakeholders contributions
  • An event to conclude the consultation (10 June
    2011)
  • Inputs to the Commission proposal
  • Commission proposal
  • EU Budget post 2013 (June 2011)
  • Common Strategic Framework (end 2011)
  • Legislative decision on the Common Strategic
    Framework by the Council and the European
    Parliament (2012-13)
  • gt Common Strategic Framework (from 2014)

38
Thank you for the attention
To participate in the debate http//www.ec.europa
.eu/research/csfri/
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Focus on AHA Pilot EIP
40
  • Focus on European Innovation Partnership
  • Active Healthy Ageing

41
Innovation Union European Council, 4 Feb 2011
  • Innovation contributes to tackling the most
    critical societal challenges we are facing.
    ensure that innovations with a societal benefit
    get to the market quicker. pilot Innovation
    Partnership on active and healthy ageing is an
    important step...

42
The role of ICT and of the Digital Agenda
  • ICT unlocks and catalyses active healthy ageing
    solutions integrated care, personalised
    medicines, smart health monitoring, social
    communication, active healthy living 2.0,
  • Digital Agenda for Europe research innovation
    priority actions on e-health interoperability,
    m-health, ambient assisted living, digital
    literacy, accessibility,

43
Objectives and headline target
  • A triple win for Europe
  • Enabling EU citizens to lead healthy, active and
    independent lives until old age
  • Improving the sustainability and efficiency of
    social and health care systems
  • Developing and deploying innovative solutions,
    thus fostering competitiveness and market growth
  • Overarching goal by 2020
  • Increasing the number of healthy life years
    (HLYs) by 2 in the EU on average

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elderly
family/ informal care
health/social care professionals
hospitals care institutions
care insurers
industry
researchers
basic research applied research validation
piloting take-up
46
What the EIP can do
JOINING UP
BRIDGING GAPS
FACILITATING SCALING UP
BETTER FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS
  • What the EIP IS NOT
  • a new funding instrument
  • a new RD programme

47
EIP AHA in relation to programmes
Joining up / Bridging gaps / Scaling up /
Framework conditions

Public Health Programme

FP7
Food
FP7

Health
JPIs


eHealth action plan
FP7
Natio
Policy Areas
Struct



CIP eHealth
eHealth
nal
ural
Funds EIB ESF
funds
Ageing well action plan
CIP ICT
FP7 ICT


AAL

Ageing well
Ageing well
Time to market
48
EIP AHA possible areas of work
Integrated Care
Prevention and Personalised Medicine
Active and Independent Living
49
EIP in practice example of fall prevention
  • 1/3rd of elderly fall at least once per year,
    many lose independence
  • We have devices for balance monitoring,
    physical/cognitive training, personal medication
    advice,
  • But not enough fall prevention innovation
    reaches the elderly
  • The EIP could
  • Join up actors for a common strategy starting
    from todays practice
  • Bring together public and private insurance
    providers and financiers to bridge gap between
    investment and returns
  • Aggregate evidence to guide procurement
  • Partner standardisers, industry and users on
    interoperability
  • Connect researchers to citizens, carers and
    procurers to define world-class
    multi-disciplinary fall prevention

50
EIP in practice example of multiple chronic
diseases
  • Multiple chronic conditions (heart failure,
    diabetes, depression, hypertension) affect 80 of
    people over 65
  • Tele-monitoring technologies enable
  • Hospital re-admissions to be reduced 20
  • Heart failure mortality to be reduced by 30
  • Care efficiency to be increased by 30
  • Need to overcome barriers
  • Common guidelines for procurers in social and
    healthcare
  • Partnering to scale up successful regional pilots

51
EIP Steering Group
  • Light and efficient structure
  • High level representatives of key stakeholders
  • Member States, European Parliament
  • Key initiatives (JPIs, AAL JP)
  • Demand side (elderly, patients, regions, NGOs)
  • Supply Side (industry, SMEs, service providers,
    research)
  • Framework for voluntary coordination
  • Delivers Strategic Implementation Plan
  • Identify key areas of action for innovation in
    active healthy ageing
  • Identify barriers and actions

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Milestones
  • 26 Nov 2010 - Competitiveness Council Conclusions
  • 26 Nov 2010 to 28 Jan 2011 - online public
    consultation
  • 4 Feb 2011 European Council Conclusions
  • May 2011 start of Steering Group
  • Summer 2011 Light assessment of the governance
  • Autumn 2011 Strategic Implementation Plan to
    Council
  • End 2011 taking stock of pilot

53
EIP and Regions
  • Regions key players in Active and Healthy Ageing
    in EIP
  • Large scale innovation initiatives
  • Key investors
  • EIP essential for dissemination of evidence and
    best practice to regions
  • Structural funds a key possible funding source
    for regions to invest in innovation
  • Triple win strategy for smart specialisation in
    ageing well innovation

54
Further informationhttp//ec.europa.eu/active-
healthy-ageing
55
Focus on SME support programs
56
SME according EU definition
How to check if you are a Micro, a Small or a
Medium size enterprise

Categories of SMEs Staff AWU (Annual Work Unit) Annual Turnover Annual Balance Sheet
Medium lt 250 50 million 43 million
Small lt 50 10 million 10 million
Micro lt 10 2 million 2 million
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3. SME population in research and innovation
Basic SMEs 70
Technology adopting enterprises 20
Leading Technology users lt10

Technology pioneers 1
Adapting existing technologies low innovative
SMEs
None or few RD activities
Developing or combining existing technologies on
an innovative level
High Level research activities
Source EURABs report on SMEs and ERA
58
FP7 - Opportunities for SMEs
RD Outsourcing SME
RD-performing SME
Capacities Research for the benefit of SMEs
Cooperation
FP7
Participation in Joint Programmes of Member States
59
7 FP Structure Capacities Programme
Cooperation Collaborative research
Ideas Frontier Research
People Marie Curie Actions
Capacities Research Capacity

JRC non nuclear research
Euratom direct actions JRC nuclear research
Euratom indirect actions nuclear fusion and
fission
60
7PQ COOPERATION Budget 2007/2013
Budget
Cooperation 10 themes
(million )



32 413
Total Budget

1. Health



6
100
2. KBBE Food, Agriculture, Biotech


1
935
3. ICT



9
050


4. Nanosciences, nanotechnology, new materials
and Industrial technologies
3
475

2
350


5. Energy

1

890

6. Environment and Climate Change


4
160


7. Transport and Aeronautics
623


8. Social Economic Sciences and Humanities
1
430
9. Space

400
1
10. Security


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What about SMEs?
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  • WPs 2011 46 SME-friendly activities, expecting
    to lead to 15.7 to SMEs.
  • WPs 2012 91 research SME-dedicated topics,
    expected to lead to 18.5 to SMEs.

The overall cumulative budget share of SMEs in
FP7 should rise
15.4 (end of 2012)
14.3 (1st January 2011)
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CAPACITIES Research for the benefit of SMEs
Objectives
  • Strengthen the innovation capacities of SMEs to
    develop new products and markets by outsourcing
    of research
  • Increase their research effort
  • Acquire technological know-how
  • Extend their networks (internationalisation)
  • Improve exploitation of research results

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Capacities Research for the benefit of SMEs
  • Research for SMEs
  • Low to medium technology SMEs with little or no
    research capability
  • Research intensive SMEs that need to outsource
    research to complement their core research
    capability
  • Research for SME associations
  • SME associations representing their members and
    their common technical problems
  • ? bottom-up approach, no thematic focus

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Important Economic benefit for SMEs!
  • Research for SMEs
  • Clear exploitation potential and economic
    benefits for the SMEs involved (investment in
    research, innovation, market opportunities )
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the SMEs
  • Research for SME associations
  • Clear exploitation potential and economic
    benefits for the SMEs members of the associations
    involved
  • Improve industrial competitiveness

65
Research for the benefit of SMEs
Investing in Research
SMEsSME Associations
RTD-Performers
Results IPR
Other enterprises, End users
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Research for the benefit of SMEs
  • SMEs invest in RD
  • Customer-seller relationship between SMEs/ SME
    associations and RTD-performers.
  • SMEs/ SME associations invest in the RTD project
    and outsource part of the research activities to
    "RTD performers.
  • RTD performers invoice their services to SMEs/
    SME associations.
  • EC contributes substantially, but not all
    (cofinancement)!

67
FP7 opportunities for SMEs
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Number of partnersMinimum requirements,
coordination
  • Research for SMEs
  • At least three (3) independent SME participants,
    established in three different Member States (3
    MS) or Associated countries.
  • At least two (2) RTD performers.
  • Other enterprises and end-users optional.
  • Research for SME associations
  • At least three(3) independent SME
    association/groupings, established in three
    different Member States (3 MS) or Associated
    countries, or one (1) European SME
    association/grouping.
  • At least two (2) RTD performers.
  • Other enterprises and end-users with at least 2
    SMEs.
  • SMEs or SME associations may entrust
    coordination to a partner in the consortium
    specialised in professional project management.

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Research for the benefit of SMEs
Research for SMEs Research for SME associations
Duration 1-2 years 2-3 years
Number of partners 5-10 10-15
Total budget 0.5 1.5 Million 1.5 4 Million
Activities RD, demonstration, management, other activities RD, demonstration, management, other activities
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Funding rates
  • RD maximum of 50 of the total eligible costs
  • Exception SMEs, non-profit public bodies,
    secondary and higher education establishments and
    research organisations maximum of 75
  • ? Associations may meet the criteria for SMEs
  • Demonstration activities maximum of 50
  • Management activities maximum of 100
  • Other activities maximum of 100 (e.g.
    training, coordination, networking,
    dissemination)

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Further Information
Research for the benefit of SMEs http//cordis.eu
ropa.eu/fp7/capacities/research-sme_en.html
CORDIS http//cordis.europa.eu/fp7 SME
TechWeb http//ec.europa.eu/research/sme-techweb/
index_en.cfm National Contact Points
http//cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp.htm
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