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1 SEBASTIANO FUMERO H2020 general structure and Budget what s new? Approach? Funding scheme and rate? 1

2 H2020 Structure Health, demographic change and wellbeing Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research & the bioeconomy Secure, clean and efficient energy Smart, green and integrated transport Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Security society European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Science with and for society Joint Research Center (JRC) 2

3 Key Features One single programme (FP7+CIP+EIT) Value chain from research to market Innovation Focus on societal challenges Simplified access for Companies, Academia in all Member States Synergies with Structural Funds Support fo rall forms of Innovation in SMEs: - from R&D; - from other activities, included integrated systems, combination of different technologies; new business models etc.; - pre-commercial applications, e.g. 'social innovation - bottom up approach Type of projects: Close to Markets, R&D 3

4 Budget proposed EU Commission 80 bill EU Parliament 100 bill European Council 70,2 bill 4

5 BUDGET Activity split Excellent Science Industrial Leadership Societal challenges

6 PATRICK DE SMEDT COSME in 3 words? What about the budget and the SMEs related allocation? 6

7 COSME: increasing Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs Strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of the Union s enterprises, particularly SMEs Encouraging an entrepreneurial culture and promoting the creation and growth of SMEs 2,3 billion for (t.b.c.)

8 What are the major problems for small companies? Access to Finance: Between and SMEs are unable to obtain a loan from the formal financial system Between 70% and 88% of businesses regard administrative difficulties in other EU Member States as important in deciding whether or not to engage in cross-border trade Only 25% of SMEsin the EU export directly outside national markets and only 13% export beyond the EU Only 37% of European citizens would like to be selfemployed, as compared to 51% in the United States and 56% in China or 45% in Europe just 3 years ago

9 PATRICK LAMBERT EEN: key features and achievements, targets for future financial framework programme? 9

10 SEBASTIANO FUMERO Industrial & SMEsparticipation in H2020? Opportunities and challenges? 10

11 PATRICK DE SMEDT Which Objectives? (Access To finance, Access to Markets, Entrepreneurship, Improving regulatory framework) 11

12 COSME specific objectives Min 60% ~11,5% ACCESS TO FINANCE FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS ACCESS TO MARKETS ENTREPRENEURSHI P ~21,5% ~2,5%

13 PATRICK LAMBERT What will be the EEN role in H2020 and COSME? 13

14 The role of the Network COSME Network services enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs Network services enhancing the innovation capacity of SMEs Horizon2020 Services enhancing innovation management capacities SME Instrument Network ensures Key Account Management

15 SEBASTIANO FUMERO How will the rules & procedures for participation change in H2020? 15

16 PATRICK DE SMEDT Which key Programmes? 16

17 Improving access to finance Two financial instruments: Equity Facility for Growth (EFG) to invest in SMEs in expansion phase Loan Guarantee Facility (LGF) to provide debt guarantees for SMEs 17

18 Improving access to markets Enterprise Europe Network (600 organiz. in 54 countries) Tools & On-line portals (e.g. "Your Europe Business" portal on access to markets outside EU, China IPR helpdesk) Promoting entrepreneurship Exchanges of best practices (European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs) Trainings (Erasmus for Entrepreneurs exchange programme, trainings for teachers) Promotion of education for entrepreneurship and selfemployment at school and university European SME Week 18

19 Improving framework conditions Statistical analysis, benchmarking, policy monitoring (e.g. Annual EU Competitiveness Report, EU SME Performance Review, SBA country factsheets) Workshops and exchanges of best practices between policy makers (e.g. HLG on reduction of administrative burden, SME Envoys) Stimulate development of new markets Competitive business models Support to Clusters (Internationalization, etc.) Sectorial policies (eg. tourism, KETs, digital-economy, construction) 19

20 PATRICK LAMBERT How will SMEsbenefit from EEN services? 20

21 How do I find a new market abroad? How do I get European funding? I need a business partner in another country How can I sell my innovative ideas and technology? What does this EU law mean for my business?

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